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Dave Matthews three-day Caravan festival coming to Chicago's lakefront July 8-10

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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 and (800) 594-TIXX.

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This is the old US Steel site... you know when we take Lake Shore Drive to Church? on the curve around Thorpe school?

Who is this concert attracting? It does not reflect te neighborhood or is this the wave of the future?

So this area is called "Lakeside"? Or is that what its going to be marketed as? Growing up a few blocks south of it and now residing a bit further on the southeast side, Ive just known it as where the mills used to be. Is this a precursor towards the "revitalization" developers want to bring to the 7th and 10th wards? Interesting location for a concert of this type.

The neighborhood has many neighborhood activity. This is great for the area's economy.

FINALLY!! Something is happening in South Chicago!

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