Wicker Park, Bucktown to host first Chillfest

The acoustic music event is set for Nov. 16

(Chicago Tribune )
August 27, 2013|By Courtney Griffin | RedEye

Who says fest season is over when summer ends?

Wicker Park and Bucktown will host the first-ever Chillfest, a free music event, on Nov. 16. Chillfest will feature more than 100 musicians playing live acoustic sets in storefronts throughout both neighborhoods.

The performances will take place at a variety of venues in both neighborhoods and will be done in a simultaneous “pop-up” gig fashion, as several stores will play host to the musicians at once. The venues, including restaurants, boutiques, bakeries and bars, will stage four artists inside their businesses from noon to 6 p.m. the day of the fest.

Featured artists include singer-songwriters Heather Moran, Kimberly Gordon and Johnny Poppas, Chicago Acoustic Underground artist Jeff Brown, Maximus Riske of The Root Cause, Mike Hayes of The Truss, and Willard Wilcox of The Dead Hands. Each artist will play a 45-minute set.

The event is intended to celebrate the history and creativity of the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.

Admission to all performances is free. For information, visit wickerparkbucktown.com.

The Venues

Alliance Bakery, 1736 W. Division

Avenue N Guitars, 1823 W. North

Bar Bar Black Sheep, 1415 N. Milwaukee

Caffe Streets, 1750 W. Division

Circle Salon, 2135 W. Division

Doggy Style, 2023 W. Division

Elevenzees, 1901 W. Division

Feast Restaurant, 1616 N. Damen

Futurgarb, 1369 N. Milwaukee

g boutique, 2131 N. Damen

Hair and Nails at Tiffany's, 1722 N. Western

Jerry's, 1938 W. Division

Lomography, 1422 N. Milwaukee

MGO Fashion Salon, 1754 W. Division

Penelope's, 1913 W. Division

Pinch Spice Market, 1913 N. Milwaukee

Radiance Fine Jewelry, 2139 N. Damen

ReMarked Salon, 2143 N. Damen

Silver Room, 1442 N. Milwaukee

Small Bar, 2049 W. Division

Spex, 1407 N. Milwaukee

Subterranean, 2011 W. North

Sugar Fly, 2409 W North


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