The Dave Matthews Band will headline a three-day, multi-act, multi-stage festival July 8-10 on Chicago’s South Side lakefront, promoters announced Thursday.The Dave Matthews Band Caravan will include performances by the headliner each night, plus David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, O.A.R., The Flaming Lips (performing Pink Floyd’s classic album “Dark Side of the Moon”), Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Amos Lee, Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds, G. Love & Special Sauce, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Gomez, Drive-By Truckers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Jayhawks, Soja, Soulive, The Wailers, Blind Pilot, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, TR3, Vieux Farka Toure, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, Bobby Long, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Jeff Coffin’s Mu’tet and Gary Clark Jr.
In addition, Dave Matthews Band members Carter Beauford and Stefan Lessard will perform, and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will play an acoustic set. A Summer Camp Saturday Stage will feature artists who performed at the Summer Camp Music Festival May 27-29 in Chillicothe, Ill.
The festival would be held at Lakeside, the site of the former U.S. Steel Southworks, between 79th and 87th Streets along Lake Michigan. Chicago Lakeside Development LLC is seeking to convert the property into a residential and retail hub. Currently the site is little more than dirt and rubble, one of the largest vacant parcels of land in the city.