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  • Roscoe Village Burger Fest 2013

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Roscoe Village, Entertainment & Nightlife in Roscoe Village, Parks & Recreation in Roscoe Village  |  June 29, 2013 12:11 PM  |  1,454 views  |  No comments

    Saturday, July 13  & Sunday, July 14, 2013

    Belmont and Damen (2000 W. Belmont)

    Chicago, IL 606187

    11am-10pm; FREE Admission, $7 gate donation



                                          

    Burgers an American tradition both tantalizing and mouth-watering burgers from some of Chicago's finest restaurants PLUS a fantastic music lineup are just a few of the highlights of the sixth annual Roscoe Village Burger Fest on Belmont at Damen.

    From veggie, turkey and the finest ground beef to BBQ, steak burgers and every imaginable topping under the sun, patty lovers will be in taste heaven with the awesome selection of traditional and gourmet burgers -- often at a cost that's less than from the menus at the individual restaurants!

     Musical Line Up

    Main Stage @ Leavitt


    Saturday

    12:00pm - Aktar Aktar
    1:45pm - Rebecca Rego
    3:15pm - The Ivorys
    4:45pm - Super Happy Fun Club
    6:35pm - Dot Dot Dot
    8:30pm - Sister Hazel
     

    Leavitt

    Sunday

    12:15pm - TBD
    2:00pm - Hen House Prowlers
    4:20pm - Vintage Blue
    6:00pm - Rob Blaine's Big Otis Blues
    8:00pm - Cowboy Mouth

     

    Damen Stage


    Saturday

    12:30pm - A Thousand Julys
    3:45pm - The Partyhardigans
    6:15pm - This Must Be the Band
    8:00pm - Trippin Billies

    Damen Stage

    Sunday

    12:15pm - School of Rock
    1:45pm - 97Nine
    3:45pm - Hot Sauce Committee
    5:45pm - Kashmir
    7:45pm - Wedding Banned

     

  • Taste of Lakeview 2013

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Lakeview, Entertainment & Nightlife in Lakeview, Parks & Recreation in Lakeview  |  June 29, 2013 11:58 AM  |  1,454 views  |  No comments

    Saturday, July 6 - Sunday, July 7, 2013

    3200-3400 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60657

    Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation

    Taste of Lakeview is located at one of the most highly visible intersections in Chicago at 3200 N. Lincoln Avenue at Belmont. The Chicago neighborhood of Lakeview is one of the most popular areas in the Midwest largely due to its great dining, shopping, nightlife and legendary history.

    Join 40,000 plus people and experience one of Chicago’s ultimate music and culinary street fairs’. If you like to enjoy delicious food and listen to music, then this event is a must see! Artisans and crafts vendors, a wide variety of great food, and an array of street performers add to this fun filled weekend. Make sure you taste Lakeview July 6th & 7th, 2013 at 3200 – 3400 N. Lincoln at Belmont.

    “Lakeview’s diverse dining, shopping and entertainment options offer a broad appeal to visitors and residents of all ages. This sprawling North Side community, one of Chicago’s largest, is characterized by a vast culinary verity of cuisines and cultures, and equally plentiful shops and boutiques stores.” – Source: Explore Chicago

    Proceeds benefit the West Lakeview Neighbors.

    Musical Line Up..

    North Stage

    Saturday

    8:00PM      Too White Crew

    5:00PM      Hello Nuvo

    2:00PM      Underwater People

    1:00PM      Gus Giordano Dance

    Noon          Live Wire

    Sunday

    7:00PM      Mike & Joe

    4:00PM      Hey Jimmy

    2:00PM      The Personnel

    Noon          Curbside

     

    South Stage

    Saturday

    8:00PM      16 Candles

    7:00PM      DJ Adam

    2:00PM      Platinum

    Noon          Opal Staples

    Sunday

    7:00PM      Haribangers Ball

    4:00PM      Trippin’ Billies

    2:00PM      28 Days

    Noon          Radio Rock

  • 5th Windy City Ribfest in Uptown

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Uptown, Entertainment & Nightlife in Uptown, Parks & Recreation in Uptown  |  June 27, 2013 1:25 PM  |  875 views  |  2 comments

    Friday, July 5 - Saturday, July 7, 2013

    4700 N. Broadway

    Chicago, IL 60640

    Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sundy: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $6 gate donation










    Finger lickin' delicious slabs from some of the best local and national ribbers will be in the spotlight at this popular summer Food/Street Fest that is celebrating its fifth year in 2013. Better yet… A rockin' 3-day music stage lineup featuring some of the hottest local and national rock/pop and classic indie acts as well as local tribute bands!













    This "saucy" happening also features arts & crafts, a daytime play area for kids, plus beer and wine. Plus Windy City RibFest in Uptown takes place just steps away from three of Chicago's hippest music venues: the Riviera Theatre, the Green Mill, and the iconic Aragon Ballroom.

    A $6 suggested donation benefits the Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown.

    Main Stage Entertainment 
    Friday
    5:30pm - Liquid Soul
    7:00pm - Liquid Soul
    8:30pm - Trippin Billies
     
    Saturday
    12:15pm - Velvet Jimis
    2:00pm - Velvet Jimis
    3:30pm - Fletcher
    5:00pm - Paul & Fred from Little Feat
    6:15pm - The New Orleans Suspects
    8:30pm - Cracker

    Sunday
    12:15pm - Mike Musikanto
    2:00pm - The Right Now
    3:30pm - Chicago Afrobeat
    5:00pm - Dot Dot Dot
    7:00pm - Wedding Banned






  • 19th African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL)

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Chicago, Entertainment & Nightlife in Chicago, Parks & Recreation in Chicago  |  June 27, 2013 12:55 PM  |  770 views  |  No comments

    African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL)

    Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, 2013

    Union Park

    1501 W. Randolph @ West Lake St. and N. Ashland Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60607

    12 Noon-10pm; Advance $15/$20





















    Photos: Max Herman

    The Festival of Life Health Awareness (FOLHA) is combined with the International Festival of Life (IFOL), July 4th- 7th, 2013 Independence weekend in Union park, Chicago. Its objective is for the mobilization of victims of Cancer, Diabetes, HIV/AIDs and other diseases in a united force for the  eradication of all diseases that affecting the human bodies.


    This is truly one of Chicago most unique street festivals that not only celebrates African/Caribbean Life but recognizes the need for the world to unite as one for the betterment of all.  Everyone is welcome to this truly life changing festival that allows cultural, educational and spiritual exchange through innovative programming and a marketplace format that highlights the global spectrum of entertainment, food, fine arts, crafts, small business and corporate communities. Two themes have been adapted to the International Festival of Life: “Bringing Nations Together” and “Living Together as One”.

    For more information click-here
  • Summer Pride on Southport 2013

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Chicago, Entertainment & Nightlife in Chicago, Parks & Recreation in Chicago  |  June 24, 2013 2:28 PM  |  752 views  |  No comments

    Summer Pride on Southport

    Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30, 2013

    3700-3900 N. Southport Ave.         

    Chicago, IL 60657

    Saturday & Sunday: 11am-10pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation






  • Chicago Country Fest 2013

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Lincoln Park, Entertainment & Nightlife in Lincoln Park, Parks & Recreation in Lincoln Park  |  June 24, 2013 2:15 PM  |  615 views  |  No comments

    Chicago Country Fest

    Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30, 2013

    2020 N. Lincoln Park West

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 11-9pm; FREE Admission, $5 gate donation
























    Come out to one of Chicago’s premiere neighborhoods to experience the only Country Fest around! Join us in welcoming the Chicago Country Fest to Lincoln Park! Experience the charm of Lincoln Park and the passion of a music festival that includes 20 hours of live country music.

    Do you love country music? How about barbecue from the top restaurants around? This event will feature the best of country, with music, food, line dancing and more… and don’t forget the mechanical bull!

    Festival-goers can visit local artisan booths, featuring a wide array of mixed media and jewelry. Then stop by the food court to taste the best barbecue around.  Done shopping? This venue is ready for you to spend all day and night in the grass, as the adjacent park is used as a “Ravinia” style oasis. Throw down a blanket and grab a cold beer while enjoying everything this event has to offer.

    Attractions like the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lincoln Park Conservatory draw crowds year-round, while other hidden treasures, like the spectacular Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, are around the corner. Magnificent mansions, swank boutiques and renowned restaurants complete the rich tapestry that is Lincoln Park.

    This neighborhood festival benefits the Mid-North Association. Mid-North Association (MNA) is a non-profit volunteer organization, established by residents in 1950 to protect and preserve the historical character and charm of our architecturally-rich community. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

  • Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival 2013

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Lincoln Park, Entertainment & Nightlife in Lincoln Park, Parks & Recreation in Lincoln Park  |  June 24, 2013 2:01 PM  |  558 views  |  No comments

    Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival

    Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Racine Ave. and Fullerton Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Saturday: 12 Noon-10pm, Sunday: 12 Noon-9pm; FREE Admission, $7 gate donation













    In 2009 the LPCC launched the inaugural Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival complete with unique artisans, diverse Lincoln Park restaurants, live music and exciting entertainment for kids of all ages. Help us celebrate the event's 5th anniversary with local food, great drinks, exciting music and over 80 artisans across a number of mediums! 

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