What's Happening In Chicago This Weekend

Chicago Blues Festival
June 11th-13th

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals.  During three days on five stages, more than 640,000 blues fans show that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World."  Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. Kin, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, and the late Koko Taylor.  Come to Grant Park and enjoy the music for free but food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. 

Ribfest Chicago

June 11th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
June 12th & 13th: 12:00pm-10:00pm

The 12th Annual North Center neighborhook bash features live music on two stages, local food vendors and kids activities.  The event starts at 6:00pm Friday with Rib-Mania, which prides itself as the Midwest's only all-pro-rib-eating competition.  Eaters will compete for $2,100 in cash and prizes.  Scheduled competitors include Chicago's Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Browm, respectively ranked No.4 and No.10 in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.  Only a $5 suggested donation that goes to the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce charitable activities to enjoy a day full of rib fun.  Located at Lincoln Ave & Irving Park Road, be sure you bring extra napkins! 

Party at St. Mike's

June 11th 5:00pm-10:00pm
June 12th: 3:00pm-10:00pm
June 13th: 3:00pm-9:0pm

The 26th Annual outdoor fest on the grounds of St. Michael's church in Old Town includes live music and food, wine and sangria from local restaurants.  Also, play bags for cash and prizes from 3:00pm-6:00pm on Saturday & Sunday. 

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