The annual North Coast Music Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend in Union Park, in Chicago, Il. This year’s festival takes place from 8/31 to 9/2 and features dozens of bands over 3 days including daily headliners Miguel, DJ Snake, and Jamiroquai.
You can expect a large police presence whenever there is such a large crowd of music fans gathered for multiple days. In years past, people get crazy, and police will be out making arrests and writing criminal and civil citations. Both Chicago police on scene and State police other local police will be looking for concert travelers with out of town plates or musical signage on their cars.
Police are absolutely known to stop out of state cars or vehicles with North Coast Music Festival or other band stickers indicating they are traveling to the show. They will pull you over and attempt to justify a search for drugs or other contraband.