Chicago's ChillFest Pop Music Festival Announces Lineup
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the artists and venues for its annual ChillFest pop music festival-Chicago's only free music festival on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 from 2-6 p.m. This free one-day-only event celebrates the creative and entrepreneurial roots of the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods by curating 60+ local musicians to perform in more than 20 neighborhood storefronts at the start of the holiday shopping season.
Participating artists for ChillFest 2018 include: '90s inspired hip-hop group Hugh Lee and the Pariahs, Chicago's only burlesque rock and roll band The Fox & The Hounds, self-taught and self-produced multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Fin, plus returning favorites jazz-pop singer Elle Cassaza and singer/comedian Matt Griffo.
Attendees can stroll from venue to venue, taking in the live music sets while shopping, having a drink or experiencing local art. Each business hosts 3-4 artists in a dedicated portion of its space, with musicians playing 20- to 60-minute sets, paired as closely as possible to the venue's ambiance.
For the most up-to-date schedule of where and when each artist will be playing, along with a festival map, visit chillfestchicago.com.
Adjacent Cruise; Akosuen, Alysha Monique; Baby Cuts; Bill Ryan; Bob and Ivan; Bud Summers; ButterBean; Celia Rose; Chris Stevens; Dogs at Large; Doug Hoyer; Elle Casazza; Emma Grace; Glen Murschel Duo; Heels On Fire; Heidi Serwer; Henry Geraghty; Hugh Lee and the Pariahs; Jack Butlers Jones & the Cut Kings; Jakob Heinemann, Jay Schraub; Jonathan Fin; Kielbasa & Kimchi; Mark Sotira Unplugged; Marshall; Matt Griffo; mestozi; Mike Felten; Mississippi Stranglers; Morning Commute; Mute Duo, Nathan Clemente; Neil Dixon Smith; Nora Barton, Octavia Reese; Paolo Apuli, Paul Harris; Paul Moody and the Revelators; Quinn Guillermo; Robinlee Garber; Ryan Burns; Ryan Herrick; Sammy Cannillo; Scott Niekelski of Go Time!; SM6; Somersault Factory; Sound Voyage presents: FRANKIE; The Bannermen; The Fox & The Hounds; Timothy Pratt; Tony Maguire of Farkus and Zion Rodman.
Participating ChillFest venues with special Small Business Saturday offers:
Angry Pig Tavern (2039 W. North Ave.): $2 off select cocktails
Crossroads Trading (1519 N. Milwaukee Ave.): Gift card raffle and light refreshments
Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.): $6 mimosas and Brunch Punch
Havlan & West (1870 N. Damen Ave.): Free Bucktown tee or tote with purchase of $150+
Interurban Boathouse (1438 W Cortland St.): Mention ChillFest and receive 10% off
Jackson Junge Gallery (1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.): 20% off all prints and custom framing, 40% off all ready-made frames
Level Vape (1747 W. North Ave.): 15% off purchase (exclusions apply)
Little Broken Things (2137 N. Western Ave.): $10 off for new customers
The Royal Grocer & Co. (2118 N. Damen Ave.): Drink specials including $6 wine and
$8 Old Fashioned cocktails
Transit Tees (1371 N. Milwaukee Ave.): 15% off entire store
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. (1276 N, Milwaukee Ave.): Free tote bag with purchase of $40+
Adventure Stage $10 ticket offer for neighbors in the 60642 and 60622 zips
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a Commission of SSA taxpayers who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit www.wickerparkbucktown.com.