As expected, the second Dave Matthews Caravan festival will be in Chicago this summer, July 8-10 at Lakeside, a former industrial site on the South Side that's now a dormant residential development near 85th Street and the lakefront.
So much for Matthews and his band taking the year off. They previously announced a Caravan three-day fest for June 24-26 in Atlantic City, N.J. August and September dates are expected in two other cities to come.
The DMB will headline the event, of course (plus a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds acoustic set), and the rest of the Chicago Caravan lineup includes David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, O.A.R., Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips (performing "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, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, 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, Gary Clark Jr., plus "artists who will also be appearing at this year's Summer Camp Music Festival (May 27-29 in Chillicothe, Ill., which features moe., Umphrey's McGee, Widespread Panic, STS9, Girl Talk, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby & Tthe Noisemakers, Wiz Khalifa and more).
Only three-day passes are available, $195 -- no single-day tickets. Requests for passes are available online now through the DMB fan club, and a general-public sale begins at 10 a.m. April 15 at www.DMBCaravan.com and (800) 594-TIXX.