Fans of React’s celebrated Body Languageseries will have the opportunity to experience its simmering house stylings and diverse assortment of talented DJs this year as the program returns for a second time following its 2016 Spring Awakening debut. Hosting a custom branded stage, Body Language’s roster will be headlined by Thomas Jack, the Hawaiian shirt-wearing, saxophone-playing champion of tropical house. Known for his uplifting, sunny creations and wide range of natural instruments within his tracks, Thomas Jack is primed to perfectly represent the spring season vibes with his bright and joyful set.
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.
As the countdown to this year’s 5th anniversary Spring Awakening Music Festival comes to an end, I thought I’d share with you my TOP 5 memories from the past 4 years of the festival. Continue reading →