Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Wicker Park's Green Music Fest This Weekend

Thyra DeCicco - Friday, June 21, 2013

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GREEN MUSIC FEST 2013: Saturday June 22nd and June 23rd 12 Noon - 10pm

$5 Donation


The annual Green Music Fest heads to Wicker Park for a fifth consecutive year. The signature Chicago street festival sets itself apart from other music fests by mixing great bands with environmentally-sustainable production, eco-minded vendors and services, demonstrations, arts & crafts and family activities. 


The Live Music:

Above anything else, Green Music Fest is at the core, a music fest. 

The weekend features everything from cutting-edge local bands to national touring acts.  The full line up includes:


Saturday June 22nd

North Stage:

Manchester Orchestra - 8:45

Into. It. Over It. (Full Band) - 6:30pm

Joie De Vivre - 5:15pm

The Island Of Misfit Toys- 4:15

The Hamburglars - 3:15


South Stage:

Everest -7:30pm

Brighton MA-5:45pm

Molehill  -4:45pm

Audiences - 3:45pm

Gooey - 2:45pm


Sunday June 23rd

North Stage:

This Must Be The Band- 8:45pm


Future Monarchs - 4:30pm 

Carbon Tigers - 3:30pm


South Stage:

Joe Pug - 7:30pm

Ha Ha Tonka - 5:15pm

Great Divide- 4:00pm

The Western - 3:00pm


The Green Production Measures Taken:

Green Music Fest goes above and beyond the City requirements to provide collection of recycling and composting on festival grounds. The City of Chicago recycling requirements ask for a plan but do not require a demonstration of results.  The producers of Green Music Fest contract a "green" consultant to ensure that recyclable or compostable materials are properly handled, not contaminated with non-recyclables, and that the materials are actually recycled and don't end up in a landfill. "Eco-Ambassadors" will be available at each waste disposal station to guide people on proper disposal of compostables, recyclables and garbage.  New features to Green Music Fest 2013 include a cell phone recycling station and expanded environmental education.


Also, the City of Chicago's new green initiatives will be on prominent display, including:

  • Divvy, Chicago's bike sharing system, is introducing its program for easy, fun, and affordable transportation, with 400 stations and 4,000 bikes across the city, placed in close proximity to public transit stations.  Green Music Fest attendees can win free daily passes!

  • As Chicago's Blue Cart Recycling Program continues its citywide roll-out, Green Music Fest Eco Educators will be having fun and helping residents distinguish recyclables from trash, with a chance to win prizes such as handy reusable recycling bags, and free downloads from local musicians like Scott Lucas & the Married Men!

The Green Family Fun Fest:

Presented by the Wicker Park Parents' Association, the Green Family Fun Fest at Green Music Fest provides plenty of fun-filled and educational children's activities throughout the weekend including: recycled arts & crafts, DIY musical instruments, organic cooking demos/classes, clowning, face-painting, puppetry, drumming and dance demos, student performances, live children's music and local pest experts on hand to teach kids about good bugs and how to help keep gardens green.  


The Green Family Fun Fest Stage includes:

Saturday June 22nd

Mary Macaroni - 12pm

Mr. Singer Trio - 1pm

Bill Brickey -2pm


Sunday June 23rd

"Super Stolie & The Rockstars" - 12pm

Maria McCoullough & Mexican Song Ensemble - 1pm

Deep Fried Pickle Project -2pm


The Fine Print:

There is a $5 suggested donation for admission to Green Music Fest.  Location: Damen between North and Schiller. Green Family Fun Fest hours are 12pm -5pm both days.The event is dog-friendly (nice dogs with leashes). Green Music Fest 2013 is sponsored by: GoGo Squeez, Digital Hub, New Belgium Brewery, Power Home Remodeling Group, Reader, Green Choice Bank, XRT, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Center for Green Technology, West Town Chamber of Commerce, Subterranean, House Call Entertainment, Chicago Roots Hydroponics & Organics, The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition, Bare Minerals, Fiat, Feast and Big Creek Productions.Green Music Fest is also sponsored in part by the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33, WOB SSA #33 is administered by the WPB Chamber of Commerce.

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