Pitchfork Music Festival Parking, Tickets & Tips

Pitchfork Music Festival Parking

If you plan to attend Chicago’s summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media, this is the guide for you. Our blog post will provide the nitty-gritty of finding tickets, parking, and public transport near Union Park. So, you don’t have to go through numerous sites to gather the essential info—we have it all right here.

When & Where Is the 2022 Festival?

Pitchfork Music Festival is scheduled for July 15, 16, and 17. It’ll take place at Union Park, at 1501 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60606. The main gates will open at 12 PM every day, and visitors must present a digital ticket and ID to enter.

Pitchfork Music Festival Tickets

While children younger than 11 may attend the event for free, adults should purchase tickets online for the following prices.

General Admission Ticket



$99.00 + $20.04 fees


$200.00 + $33.83 fees

While GA tickets are available, PLUS tickets are sold out. In these situations, the festival’s website suggests using their ticketing exchange partner Lyte.

Parking for Pitchfork Festival 2022

While there’s no official Pitchfork Music Festival parking lot, music fans can use nearby garages. However, finding an inexpensive one is a challenge. Hotel parking services cost approximately $50 per day, while most public garages charge at least $30. So, our team did a little digging.

The closest affordable facility is the Block Y Garage at 1301 W. Madison St. available for only $10. Most other options are sold out for the weekend, so hurry up to book your spot.

According to SpotAngels, free street parking is available in the neighborhood, but note that it’s going to be extremely hard to snatch a spot when you get there. If you’re lucky enough to find one, read the signs carefully to avoid Chicago parking tickets.

Bike Parking

Although no car parking is available, there’s a safe lot for bicycles at 325 N. Ashland. It’s just north of the main entrance and provides ample spots for cyclists. This is also a great alternative to driving.

Public Transit Is the Best Alternative

The CTA Green Line and Pink Line serve the Ashland stop on Lake Street, at the northwest corner of Chicago’s Union Park. The Ashland #9 bus and Madison #20 bus also stop around the event site. The ‘L’ train fare is $2.50, while the bus fare is $2.25.

2022 Lineup

Some of the leading performers are Japanese Breakfast, Toro y Moi, Earl Sweatshirt, etc. See below for the full lineup for all three days.

Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup

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