Mamby on the Beach felt like three different festivals going on at once this weekend. The rap/R&B beach stage, EDM tent, and jam band park side stage had three distinct types of festival goers at each. Below we listed our favorites from Chicago and memorable artists we heard for the first time.
The best from the hometown:
Joseph Chilliams performing his new project, The Plastics, and bringing out all of Pivot.
Towkio bringing out fellow Save Money artist Joey Purp.
The entire Common performance was the story of his life. He went from playing “Retrospect for Life” to telling the crowd if he wants to change the world, he will do it through his daughter, who was also present.
Jamila Woods sharing the stage with her sisters for her whole performance.
The silent tent with Stitch Gawd on Saturday, and Evan Brown on Sunday.
Best set from an artist I haven’t heard of:
Jack Harlow killed it.
I only caught the end of Bugus, but he was defiantly going in.
Mamby on the Beach has the potential to be the best summer music festival in Chicago. It has everything going for it: A good location that is easy to get to on the train or even by bike, three stages that aren’t too far apart, picturesque views every direction, good vendors, and oh yeah the beach.