If your summer has been lacking in ironic Keyboard Cat t-shirts and Instagram opps, there’s still time left to purchase day passes for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival. Saturday is sold out now, but tickets for Friday and Sunday are up for sale online at $45 per day.
Performances throughout the weekend range from Vampire Weekend to A$AP Rocky, from huge names to lesser known up-and-comers. But even the midst of the sometimes overwhelming amount of music to see, there are plenty of other options to take a break from the sun and the crowd. Food from local restaurants like the vegan/vegetarian Chicago Diner is available throughout the day. CHIRP will return with its annual record fair, and hundreds of posters and neat craftsy items will be on sale as well.
This year, the festival is also adding the Book Fort (!!), which is going to have a ton of awesome literary events like Poetry Foundation readings. It’ll also have plenty of publishers–like Chicago’s very own, very cool Featherproof Books–on site with items to sell.
For musical itinerary (and other) suggestions, check out this Chicago Reader guide to the festival.