• Three 6 Mafia

Americans often take for granted the variety of music available to them, especially in a big city like Chicago. As we gear up to celebrate our liberty by accidentally setting one another’s houses on fire, we’ve got a couple of big music festivals to choose from that illustrate that range. Saturday and Sunday brings us the first Wavefront Music Festival on Montrose Beach—a massive array of electronic dance music on four stages, with headliners that include Sasha, Erick Morillo, and Boys Noize—while out in Berwyn, FitzGerald’s kicks off its 32nd annual American Music Festival on Friday, which carries on through Tuesday, July 3 (taking Monday off). The club presents a wide variety of American roots music on three stages, with sets from the likes of C.J. Chenier, Dave Alvin, Marcia Ball, Jon Dee Graham, and Garland Jeffreys. And if neither fest appeals, we’ve got plenty of other options for you on this week’s Soundboard: