Shocktop Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

Dates: September 9, 2017
Location: Roscoe and Damen, Roscoe Village, Chicago
Hours: Saturday 12N-11PM
Attendance: 30,000
Demographics: A21-54


Fresh oysters, beer and live music are in the mix at this popular post-Labor Day event which, to many, heralds the unofficial start of fall.

Oyster Festival MusicTaking place in Chicago's hip and happening Roscoe Village neighborhood, this unique, two-day festival celebrates the forthcoming change of seasons with decorative bails of hay in the main stage area along with tents housing fresh seafood, brown bread and other culinary delights along with pints of beer.

Continuous live music on the main stage featuring top name music acts and sets the tone for this all-day party as Chicagoans dine on delicacies, watch professional oyster shuckers compete for a Guinness world speed record, and shop the wide variety of artisan booths offering unique high quality goods.

Shocktop Oyster Fest, celebrates its 17th year in 2017.

Among the cutting-edge bands that have played Oyster Fest in the past are: Cake, Violent Femmes, Dave Navarro, Ben Folds, Sister Hazel, Young Dubliners, Tossers, Doves, Connells, Alien Ant Farm, Umphrey's McGee, Ike Reilly, Janah, The Human League, Men Without Hats, Sugarcult, Neon Trees and New Politics and Kill Hannah.