Riot Fest is dedicated to bringing fans of music and fun of all ages together to celebrate rock, excellent food and the joy-bringing aspects of a carnival. Gourmet food trucks, quality brews and five music stages are interspersed with rides, skee-ball, circus performers and more. The brainchild of promoters Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough, Riot Fest launched in 2005 and grew rapidly. Known for re-uniting their musical heroes in influential underground bands, Petryshyn and McKeough created an experience that is a destination for music fans from around the world. 2014 Fests in Chicago, Denver and Toronto featured the first shows by the reunited Replacements, along with Iggy Pop, Blondie, Rocket from the Crypt, Pixies, Public Enemy, X and a slew of other killer bands.