Winnetka Music Festival

Dates: Friday-Saturday June 19-20
Location: Winnetka, IL
Demographics: Upscale, high education levels, broad age range.
Theme: Showcase for emerging high-quality new music.


The Winnetka Music Festival is a unique event that is laser-focused on bringing the hottest emerging bands to Chicago’s tony North Shore. This 4th annual music festival in a quiet upscale suburb of Chicago has now become the national holy grail for emerging A List bands.

The event’s watchwords are discovery and quality. All of the music is curated by Val Haller, the creator and owner of, the original music site specifically created to help busy adults keep up with new music. The event’s purpose is to bring musical discovery and expansion, to broaden the horizons of this very appreciative audience.

Although the event offers a kid’s area, a huge variety of food from local restaurants and food trucks, beer, wine and cocktails- the main focus is the music. As many as 30 emerging A List touring bands are presented on four music stages overall.

As it rapidly gains national recognition, and as word spreads about this unique musical experience the Winnetka Music Festival retains an unpretentious ambiance.  After all- it’s all about the music.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of the Winnetka Music Festival provides a rare opportunity to directly target this demographic of high-income families in a relaxed, friendly, environment.

Sponsor impact includes naming rights, category exclusivity, direct live exposure, logo placement in Social Media, print media and collateral materials, event produced signage including jumbo screen, sales, sampling, couponing and bounce-back opportunities and customized promotions.

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