Written by Mitchell Tillman and Katie Pasternak
Corona Electric Beach (CEB) is a concert tour that travels across cities in the United States to curate their own events while also partnering with a number of renowned festivals. Throughout the years, CEB has established itself as an influential organization in the music industry, especially by setting up specially curated stages at festivals like EDC Las Vegas & EDC Orlando, HARD Summer, Nocturnal Wonderland, Spring Awakening, and Escape. In addition, CEB has consistently featured top-tier talent on their rosters, with previous artists including 12th Planet, Keys N Krates, A-TRAK, Illenium, Matoma, Autograf, Ghastly, Ookay, Jax Jones, Shiba San, Anna Lunoe, Grandtheft, Win + Woo, and many more.
Last weekend, on July 14, Lake Michigan’s beautiful waterfront was home to an eclectic event: Volleywood. Corona Electric Beach visited Chicago yet again to put on a one-day festival featuring tropical house and bass music artists at the city’s North Avenue Beach. Music from headliners such as Matoma, Thomas Jack, and Jack Novak created an unparalleled vibe across the beach– it was obvious that attendees appreciated the music and the opportunity to enjoy hearing performances right from the shoreline outside the venue.
Inside the venue, there was no shortage of activities to do while listening and dancing to the music. It was centered around two sand volleyball courts and also featured a giant yard beer pong game. In keeping with the beach theme, there was a huge Adirondack chair to help immortalize the event with trendy photo ops.
Since the festival set up one stage on the beach, the area was comfortable and not overly packed. Food vendors supplying items like tacos kept everyone’s hunger satisfied, while Red Bull and Corona flowed freely from their TiKi-style tents.
There was a bit of rain during the beginning portion of the event, but factors like Corona’s free swag umbrellas, beach balls bouncing around in the audience, and good music kept everyone engaged so the party could continue with no end in sight. This amazing, all-day beach event was a great way to savor some time by the waterfront and relish in the unmatched dance music scene in our magnificent city of Chicago.
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Photography provided by Corona Electric Beach.