Mamby on the Beach is held over two days, but the organizers are looking to leave a lasting impact on the community with the announcement of a new, grassroots-driven Community Center and Community Stage added to the Chicago lakefront festival held June 23 and 24, 2018.

“In Bronzeville and Hyde Park, Mamby has been welcomed by two of our city’s most culturally diverse communities and rich with music, spoken word, and performing arts,” the festival organizers announced in a release. “They also happen to be home to numerous socially conscious non-profits that are dedicated to affecting positive social change in our hometown and beyond.”


The Community Center is a chance to recognize and elevate these causes, bring festival attendees into the surrounding community, and inspire people to get involved on a local level in their own neighborhoods.

On both Saturday and Sunday, the Community Stage will feature the best and brightest upcoming talent from Chicago, including performances from the likes of Young Chicago Authors, The Common Ground Foundation, Final Alert Dance Team, Haven Studios, The Happiness Club, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Dyett High School, Pachanga, and more.


The announcement was preceded by an announcement of several sterling afterparties featuring Duke Dumont, Dixon, Moon Boots and more, and followed by the release of the full set times schedule for the (now) five stages:

Mamby on the Beach is held at Chicago’s Oakwood Beach on June 23 and June 24, 2018. Tickets, maps and more info at