At three years old, Mamby on the Beach is just baby of a musical festival. One thing is clear though, this
baby is growing fast. The edm and alternative pop festival is located on Oakwood Beach on the south
side of Chicago, boasting a beautiful view of the Chicago skyline behind the main stage. Feel free to go
completely barefoot for most of your time here, as the two main stages are right on the sandy beach.
What started out as a small festival has grown in to a popular destination for electronic music fans
across the Midwest and beyond. With headliners MGMT, Walk the Moon, and acts like Local Natives,
Marian Hill, and Saba; Mamby was able to draw a huge crowd. With Lollapalooza just a month away,
MoB serves as the perfect appetizer for Chicago.
If Mamby goers needed a break from the music, they had the chance to participate in a water balloon
fight, join a group yoga session, along with many other fun activities. A growing demand of electronic
fueled music has seen has forced Mamby to expand its borders, as it draws bigger crowds each year. By
the looks of the attendance this year, they’ll need to keep expanding. My advice would be to get in on
Mamby while it still has some of its small festival charm. The $60 Uber my group paid from Oakwood
Beach to downtown Chicago after the show will probably be $80 next year.