Jun 13, 2012
Where To Be In Chicago
A-Trak & Dillon Francis - Money Makin' (Original Mix) [Fool's Gold]
Afrojack - Fatality (Original Mix) [Wall]
Ferry Corsten feat Aruna - Live Forever (Original Mix) [Flashover]

Spring Awakening won’t be confined to the walls of the Soldier Field Football Stadium this weekend as the abundance of afterparties take over Chicago’s premier nightclubs and legendary music venues. With more than ten official events, including a luxury boat party, even those who can’t make it to the festival will have a hard time deciding which DJs to see. Below are a few of our recommendations for can’t-miss shows; for the full event list, click here.

Saturday, June 16th

Ferry Corsten @ Vision Nightclub
When/Age: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM / 21+
Artists: Ferry Corsten, Mario Florek, Paul Universe
Why We’re Going: Ferry’s brand of trance at this three story nightclub is the best way to start off a weekend full of innovative DJs.
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Claude VonStroke @ SpyBar
When/Age: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM / 21+
Artists: Claude VonStroke
Why We’re Going: To discover more of the intelligently unique sounds of dirtybird.
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A-Trak, Dillon Francis & Kill The Noise @ Congress Theater
When/Age: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM / 17+
Artists: A-Trak, Dillon Francis, Kill The Noise
Why We’re Going: This lineup will surely fill up this legendary theater with fist pumps and hard-hitting electro house.
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Gabriel & Dresden Boat Party
When/Age: 12:00 AM – 3:00 AM / 21+
Artists: Gabriel & Dresden
Why We’re Going: Tickets include three hours of open bar and a casino featuring the Hooters Calendar Girls.
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Sunday, June 17

Carl Cox & Derrick Carter @ Soundbar
When/Age: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM / 21+
Artists: Carl Cox, Derrick Carter
Why We’re Going: These techno and house music legends will be throwing it down b2b for the first time!
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Afrojack & Nathan Scott @ The Mid
When/Age: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM / 21+
Artists: Afrojack, Nathan Scott
Why We’re Going: Experience a true night of mayhem at The Mid with Chicago’s own Nathan Scott opening for the one and only Afrojack.
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Laidback Luke & Diplo @ House of Blues
When/Age: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM / 17+
Artists: Laidback Luke, Diplo
Why We’re Going: The dancefloor at Chicago’s House of Blues will be rattling until the wee hours of the morning with these enthusiastic DJs.
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