Spring Awakening Music Festival is an electronic music festival that takes place in Chicago, Illinois. The festival took place in Soldier Field 2012-2015. The festival had announced it was being held at Jefferson Park (2016).
However, Jefferson Park has fallen through since the announcement and a new location is TBA. As the Midwest increases its tastes of the sub-genres in electronic dance music (EDM), Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is the place to be for a festival season kick off.
Spring Awakening was originally founded as a concert series in 2008. The event eventually outgrew the theater, and in 2012 SAMF was turned into a two-day outdoor festival at Soldier Field by the Chicago-based promoting agency React Presents. In 2013,Spring Awakening Music Festival expanded to three days with over 90,000 people in attendance.
SAMF has been held either the second or third weekend of June Over the years, the Festival has become increasingly popular due to the large fan base of electronic dance music near the Chicago-land area. As people now come from across the globe just to attend the Festival, there are discussed rumors that the Festival could be extending onwards towards many other states.