Spring Awakening Music Festival Turns 5 [Recap]


Having attended all 5 Spring Awakening Music Festivals, I can honestly say it has been exciting to see the festival grow from its infancy, to what is now THE EDM festival to attend in Chicago. React Presents’ other festivals may have been around longer, or shorter, but none offer more in terms of EDM than Spring Awakening. A quick search of the hashtag #SAMF16 on Instagram solidifies this claim, as people from all parts of the US attended this year’s festival.

It seems that most large EDM style festivals in Chicago have to deal with politics and neighborhood drama. Spring Awakening was no different, with its several location changes. Instead of focusing on this year’s challenges let me roll right into why this year’s festival was bigger, better and more organized.

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Spring Awakening Music Festival After Parties Announced!

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June 3, 2016 – Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is thrilled to release to announce the official after parties happening at the finest clubs and venues in Chicago!

Official SAMF 2016 After Parties:


  • SAMF Official Pre-Party: Gold Gone Wild Tour feat. Tommy Trash, Kittens, Rome Fortune & Shash’U – the MID – Tickets available at Clubtix.com


  • Jamie XX – the MID – Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • DIM MAK 20th Anniversary Edition feat. Steve Aoki + Special Guests TBA – Concord Music Hall – Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • Flux Pavilion with Bear Grillz – House of Blues – Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • Carnage – the MID – Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • Zeds Dead – Concord Music Hall Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • Hippie Sabotage – Evil Olive Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • RL Grime with Rezz & Andrew Luce – Concord Music Hall – Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • Moon Boots – Smart Bar – Tickets available at Clubtix.com
  • Ghastly with Porn and Chicken – Evil Olive – Tickets available at Clubtix.com

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2012 [Video Recap]


With the 5 year anniversary of Spring Awakening Music Festival around the corner, I thought it would be cool to show you some of the clips I took at the festival over the years. Here’s my first installed back from 2012. I apologize in advance for the vertical videos and the video quality, iPhone cameras were as good back then.

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