MAMBY ON THE BEACH, Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival, is thrilled to release the 2017 Set Times and premiere an exclusive Green Velvet Documentary in honor of Relief Records’ 25th Anniversary. Check out the set times HERE. Download the app for iPhone and Android to create your schedule and receive real time alerts and festival updates!
As the countdown to Mamby ticks down, GREEN VELVET visits the beachside festival grounds to reminisce on his career and his excitement about performing in the city for the 25th Anniversary of Relief Records. In anticipation of his takeover at the Mixmag Tent, we caught up with the acclaimed house legend to hear about his musical beginnings, Windy City history, why he started Relief Records, and the meaning behind his upcoming celebration at Mamby. Watch the documentary below.
Once again, Mamby’s More Than Music Series will offer a variety of free activities for attendees, which is one of the things that makes the festival a truly unique experience. This year attendees will enjoy even more activities from wellness workshops, Nadi yoga sessions and beach-friendly games, to other inclusive forms of expression including live painting, fire performances, tarot card and palm readings, along with meticulous art installations created by Chicago’s Bam Creates collective. For those looking to get pampered or up their festival fashion, the Braid Bar, Henna and Body Art Domes and the Red7 Salon “Beach Beauty Oasis” are a must.
Returning to Oakwood Beach will be a one of a kind Burning Man favorite, the Solarbeatz Art Car. Standing as the “ultimate exhibition of clean energy,” the Solarbeatz Art Car is a mobile soundstage and performance venue fueled by an array of electronics to create an outrageous audio-visual experience all powered by the sun! Over the course of the weekend, the Art Car will host a wide assortment of activities including silent disco yoga along with wellness workshops. A full event schedule will be released soon.
As the “More Than Music” experience continues to grow, Mamby also partnered with Young Chicago Authors (YCA) for curated live poetry and open mic performances. On Sunday June 25, YCA will host engaging live pieces and activities including madlibs, wordplay games and more starting at 2PM, headlined by The Bomb Squad live poetry performances and a curated open mic sessions at 4PM.
“A two-night stand where summer beach vibes ruled onstage and off.” – Chicago Tribune
“A beachfront festival where people can live out their romanticized
‘weekend in Ibiza’ fantasies.” – Chicagoist
“This boutique festival [provides] the perfect laidback setting to cater to true music fanatics.” – Mixmag
“Mamby takes the lead of other dance-focused city fests by mixing DJs with synth-loving bands,
and DJ sets from people who play in synth-loving bands.” – THUMP/ Vice