Chicagoland Festival Forecast: City and Suburban Summer Festival Highlights - Friday, 6/29/12 - Sunday, 7/1/12

Chicagoland Festival Forecast:  City and Suburban Summer Festival Highlights - Friday, 6/29/12 - Sunday, 7/1/12

This is your guide to catching great live music, under the sun at the best outdoor summer festivals throughout the city and suburbs... This weekend, electronic dance music takes over Montrose Beach, Ben Folds Five serenade singles at the World's Largest Block Party, Joe Pug, the Waco Brothers, Marcia Ball and more head to Berwyn for the American Music Festival, plus Joe Walsh, Steve Miller Band and ZZ Top celebrate ribs in Naperville... All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Wavefront Beachside Music Festival (Saturday and Sunday at Montrose Beach, All Ages.  $59.99 per day, 2 day passes are $109.99  VIP Passes are also available.  VIP areas are 21+.  Friday VIP Viewing Party, $40) - Electronic dance music festival headlined by Boys Noize, MSTRKRFT and Erick Morillo on Saturday and by Duck Sauce and Sasha on Sunday.  Shuttle service, lockers and more are available.  Get all the details HERE...

World's Largest Block Party (Friday and Saturday at Old St. Pat's Church - Madison and Des Plaines. $40 per day, 2 day pass is $75.  Each admission includes four beverages. 21+) - Spazmatics, Joe Pug and Ben Folds Five perform on Friday.  Mike & Joe, Vintage Blue, Brett Dennen and Lifehouse perform Saturday.  Get all details HERE...

Craft Beer Festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Mike's in Old Town - North Ave. and Cleveland Ave. $5 admission each day does not include craft beer tastings) - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk headlines on Friday.  Empires and Shiny Toy Guns perform Saturday.  Matthew Santos and Pat McGee Band perform Sunday.  75 craft beers from brewers like Lagunitas, Ommegang, New Belgium and more.  Get all the details on tasting prices and more HERE...

In The Suburbs...

32nd Annual American Music Festival (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn.  Closed on Monday, July 2nd.  $30 per day, no advance tickets sold.  Four day passes are available for $100.  All Ages.  Children 12 and under are $5 and can stay until 9PM) - Cajun and Italian cuisine available.  Music takes places on 3 stages.  Performers include Anna Fermin Band, Garland Jeffreys, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones and Robbie Fulks (as the Everly Brothers) on Friday.  Joe Pug, Randall Bramblett Band, Webb Wilder, the Ike Reilly Assassination, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Brave Combo and more perform on Saturday.  Otis Taylor (featuring Anne Harris), Marcia Ball, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band and more perform on Sunday.  And Chuck Prophet, Tributosaurus (as Creedence Clearwater Revival) and the Waco Brothers (with Paul Burch) perform Tuesday.  Get all the details HERE...

Naperville Ribfest (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at Knoch Park in Naperville.  Children 11 and under are free with a paying adult) - Steve Miller Band headlines on Friday ($25).  Joe Walsh headlines on Saturday ($15).  ZZ Top headlines on Sunday ($20).  Thompson Square and Joe Nichols headline Sunday ($10).  And Leftover Salmon and moe. headline on Monday ($10).  Get more details HERE...

Taste of Joliet (Friday, Saturday and Sunday in ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium in Joliet.  Admission is $10-30 each day.  Kids under the age of 12 accompanied by a paying adult are free all weekend) - REO Speedwagon performs on Friday.  Josh Turner performs on Saturday.  Shane Harper and Little Big Town perform on Sunday.  Get all details HERE...

Eyes to the Skies Fest (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lisle Community Park in Lisle.  $5 admission each day.  Children 5 and under are free) - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels perform on Friday.  Daryl Stuermer of Genesis performs on Saturday.  Think Floyd USA performs Sunday.  Get the details HERE...

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