Reaction NYE is taking over Chicago and bringing in the new year in style. We’ll be there alongside you, dancing and sweating away the cold winter air, and we want you to have as good of a time as possible. So here’s our guide to Reaction, including top artists to catch, how to get there, and a map and schedule of the event. Check it out below and get ready to make 2017 your year.


The music is the main reason we’re all going, and Reaction has treated us with a impressive and diverse lineup. While nearly everyone is worth seeing, we’ve collected a few of our favorites that you’re definitely not going to want to miss.

Mr. Carmack (Friday 6:55, The Warehouse)

Dillon Francis (Friday 9:10, The Warehouse)

Tchami (Saturday 9:30, The Warehouse)

Milk N Cooks (Saturday 10:50, Arcade Stage)


Getting There:

If you’re staying in Chicago, the trek out to Donald E Stephens Convention Center might seem like a daunting task, but it can actually be a lot of fun and pretty cheap if you do it right. Take the Blue Line train out to the Rosemont stop and you’re mere blocks away from the venue. It may seem silly to get all dolled up and then hop on a smelly train, but it’s New Year’s Eve. Everyone on that train is going to be drunk and dressed up just like you. Plus, the 25+ minute train ride out to the burbs gives you extra time to pregame. Pour that champagne into a water bottle or coffee cup, and turn the train into a mini pre-party. We’re sorry in advance, public transit employees.


Map & Schedule:

There’s one less stage this year, which means less performances, but also an incredibly easy to navigate venue. Peep the map and schedule below, and download the Reaction NYE App so that you have it at your fingertips during the entire event.


Reaction NYE takes place at Donald E. Stephen Convention Center in Rosemont Dec 30th and 31st. Limited tickets are still available here so grab them while you still can!