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Wicker Park Fest 2015

July 26-27 from 12pm - 10pm
Milwaukee Avenue Between North Avenue and Paulina Street
$5

 

WICKER PARK FEST

Dates: July 26 - 27  2014

Location: Milwaukee Ave b/w North and Paulina

Cost: $5 Donation

Hours: noon to 10 pm both days

 

Wicker Park Fest returns for an 11th consecutive year to the Milwaukee Avenue July 26 - 27. 

 

Wicker Park Fest annually draws over 70,000 people.   This year's colossal street party presents three stages of continuous live music, a dedicated children's fun area, an arts section with installation and performance acts, dozens of local vendors and restaurants, and environmentally-friendly production efforts.  To top it off, the $5 suggested donation for admittance makes Wicker Park Fest once again the steal of the summer concert season.    

  

Wicker Park Fest KidsWicker Park is an epicenter for young families.  So it's no surprise that the neighborhood event of the year, Wicker Park Fest, is home to one of the summer's top 'kids fests within a fest.'   Wicker Park Fest Kids offers a wide variety of children's programming from noon to 6 pm both days (no additional entrance fee required).  Wicker Park Fest Kids benefits Jonathan Burr Elementary and is sponsored by Chicago Digital, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, and WPB SSA #33.


2014 Kids Activities include:
  • Kids Fest Stage (see below)
  • Face Painting
  • Chess Wizards
  • Lego Robotics
  • Bounce House
  • Arts & Crafts Stations
  • Hair Streaking
  • Nail Painting
  • Mary Macaroni
  • Origami

Wicker Park Fest Kids Stage Lineup

 

Saturday, July 26

3:15 - Cowboy Jesus & The Sugar Bums                    

2:15 - Mary Macaroni 

1:15 - The Dreamtree Shakers

12:15 - Sarah Jayne Lane

                       

Sunday, July 27

3:15 - Istvan & His Imaginary Band 12:00 - Super Stolie       

2:45 - Mad Science

2:00 - MaZi Dance Cardio-Along

1:00 - The Young Stracke All-Stars    

 



2014 Full Band Line-Up


Above all, Wicker Park Fest features live music of the highest quality.  "Wicker Park Fest" boasts a line-up of acts that puts other street fests to shame," said Selena Fragassi in Chicago magazine 2013.  With three stages of live action programmed by Wicker Park's own Subterranean, this year's lineup measures up to predecessors, highlighted by headliners like Reverend Horton Heat, RJD2, JEFF The Brotherhood, Owls, Lydia Loveless, ODESZA and Woods.  The full music lineup is as follows:

 

Saturday, July 26

 

North Stage

8:30 - Reverend Horton Heat

7:15 - Lydia Loveless

6:00 - Laura Stevenson

4:45 - Hop Along

3:30 - Foxing

2:15 - Trails & Ways

1:00 - Mutts

 

Center Stage

8:45 - Owls

7:30 - Pet Symmetry

6:15 - The Felix Culpa

5:15 - Dr. Manhattan

4:15 - Space Blood

 

South Stage

9:00 - RJD2

7:45 - Nick Waterhouse

6:30 - Jarell Perry

5:15 - Miner

4:00 - Bonzie

 

Sunday, July 27

 

North Stage

9:00 - JEFF The Brotherhood

7:45 - Diarrhea Planet

6:30 - July Talk

5:15 - Gavin Turek
2:45 - Sidewalk Chalk

1:30 - Girl Group Chicago

 

Center Stage

8:45 - Woods

7:30 - Santah

6:15 - Milo & Otis

5:15 - The Hudson Branch

4:15 - Oshwa

 

South Stage

8:30 - ODESZA

7:15 - El Ten Eleven

6:00 - Kodak To Graph

4:45 - Young Widows

3:30 - Maritime

2:15 - Honeyblood

1:00 - Exit Verse

                       

Wicker Park Fest Arts: Wicker Park Fest Arts is a dedicated section within the festival that showcases unique and inspired work from some of the best local artists and arts organizations.  

 

This year, Wicker Park Fest Arts will have two features:

1) An interactive installation by John Bannon called "Eye Candy," which resembles a giant piece of wrapped candy.  It's an 8' x 15' x 8' flashing neon and steel structure wrapped with layers of holographic Radiant Light Film.    The film both transmits and reflects light producing a multitude of colors that change with the day's light and as people move around the piece.  Additionally, the flashing neon will be programmed to react to the movement of the crowd.

 

2) Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery is bringing back their popular Air Pocket Project, which was first presented at Wicker Park Fest Arts in 2012.  This year's performance art exhibition will feature artists whose practice includes inflatable objects in an immersive performance installation environment.  Sparking the child within, inflatable objects are immediately accessible by a large demographic and are, by nature, entertaining and engaging.  Often interactive, the free standing performance installation is flexible and adaptable to various environments and weather conditions.

 

 

Wicker Park Fest Green Efforts: Wicker Park 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 Wicker Park 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.  This greening program at Wicker Park Fest is sponsored exclusively by the WPB SSA #33.

 

 

Fine Print:

Wicker Park Fest is held on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Paulina, easily accessible by the Blue Line and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Event hours are 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m. on July 26 and 27 and the gate donation is $5 (donation).  Proceeds benefit: Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Jonathan Burr Elementary.  Free bike parking will be available at both the North and Paulina gates.  Well-behaved dogs on leash are permitted. 

Wicker Park Fest 2014 is sponsored in part by: Miller Coors, PNC Bank, Hailo, Chicago Digital, WXRT, Chicago Tribune, Red Eye, Metromix, Do312, Same Day Signs, Red Bull, Harrington College of Design, Transit Tees, and WPB SSA #33.


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Posted on 27-May-2012 09:09 PM5 out of 5 stars
Do we need to buy tickets separately to see the bands such as Kill Hannah at the fest ??? :)
Posted on 27-May-2012 09:18 PM5 out of 5 stars
No. You sure don't. Your $5 donation gets you in to see everyone. Best deal in town. We'll see ya there.
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