The festival takes place Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall

If you are one of the following:

  • Beginning/Elementary Bassist
  • High School Bassist
  • Middle School Bassist
  • College-Age Bassist
  • Professional Bassist
  • Bass Teacher
  • Amateur Bassist
  • Music Educator
  • General Bass Enthusiast

...then the Chicago Bass Festival is perfect for you!

The Chicago Bass Festival is an annual, day-long festival for bassists of all ages and experience levels to meet and learn from professional bassists through masterclasses, performances, and special topics classes.

At the Chicago Bass Festival, participants can:

  • Sign-up to perform in master classes
  • Participate in classes on a variety of topics related to the bass
  • Watch performances of bass repertoire presented by leading professional bassists
  • Browse and try instruments and accessories with bass vendors
  • Perform in a large bass ensemble
  • Meet bassists of all ages and experience levels from the Chicagoland area

The Chicago Bass Festival takes place at Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall in Highland Park, Illinois, 30 minutes north of Chicago!