Riot Fest 2021

Riot Fest 2021 Photos: Patti Smith, Morrissey, Alkaline Trio Rock Day 1

Riot Fest returns to Chicago after last year's festival was canceled for rising cases during the coronavirus pandemic.

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After taking a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic, Riot Fest 2021 kicked off Thursday in Chicago's Douglass Park with Day 1 headliners Patti Smith, Morrissey, Alkaline Trio, WDRL and more. Photos of top performances, fans and highlights below.

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Casey Mitchell, NBCChicago.com
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Casey Mitchell, NBCChicago.com
Casey Mitchell, NBCChicago.com
Casey Mitchell, NBCChicago.com
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