Posts in category "Chicago"

Chase Rice performs at Lakeshake Festival – Chicago IL 2017

Chase Rice performs at Lakeshake Festival – Chicago IL 2017
I think my favorite aspect of festivals such as Lakeshake, Windy City Smokeout and Fair St. Louis, is hearing music from artists I wasn’t familiar with prior to the event. Sure, you are going to hear great music from favorites like Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett, but I get more excited about the... Read more »

Miranda Lambert puts on an amazing show at Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 -- Chicago, IL

Miranda Lambert puts on an amazing show at Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 -- Chicago, IL
I’ve written about her before, and this won’t be the last time. There’s a reason. She kicks ass. Seriously. She put an amazing show on at the third annual Country Lakeshake Festival at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly island in Chicago Illinois. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to Lakeshake this year.... Read more »

Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 in Black & White -- Chicago, IL

Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 in Black & White -- Chicago, IL
This year’s Country Lakeshake did not disappoint.  For their 3rd year, they even had a few upgrades including free trolley’s to and from major train hubs around Chicago and tiered ticket levels making the event more accessible. Another addition to the event? Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The event had between 12,500 and 16,500 attendees each day, and... Read more »
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Women's March on Chicago: Why I Marched (Part I)

Women's March on Chicago: Why I Marched (Part I)
I originally was going to just share pictures, however, on one of my fellow blogger’s Instagram account, a woman stated that she didn’t understand what the walk today was all about.  I understood where she was coming from to be honest.  There were so many messages.  So many different view points.  So many different causes.... Read more »

The Best of the Best Barbecue and Craft Beers at Chicago's 2016 Windy City Smokeout

The Best of the Best Barbecue and Craft Beers at Chicago's 2016 Windy City Smokeout
The music was great at Chicago’s 2016 Windy City Smokeout, but what really stood out to most was the food and craft beers. I mean, barbecue from 16 different vendors around the states as well as over 20 breweries offering over 40 different beers. Those 36 vendors don’t even include the other small stands like... Read more »

Windy City Smokeout 2016: Barbecue, Music, Beer and More

Windy City Smokeout 2016: Barbecue, Music, Beer and More
One of my favorite sounds in the world is the first glimpse of music when walking up to a festival.  This weekend was no different.  Thanks to my success using Spothero for the first time, I found a spot close to the grounds that didn’t break the bank, parked, stopped at an ATM and continued... Read more »
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Free Admissions and Activities in Chicago – July 2016

Looking for something to do this July that is easy on the wallet?  Try the free activities and admissions below! Times, dates and pricing could change at any time so always check before you go! Looking for something else?  Try this list here! Saturday, July 02, 2016 Yoga at Lincoln Park Zoo Navy Pier Fireworks,... Read more »

Festivals, Concerts, Movies and More: What to do in Chicago every day in July

This is obviously not an all-inclusive list of the going on’s in Chicago, in fact, it’s more a list for a beer, music, yoga, festival loving, sox fan like myself, but if you are looking for something to do look no further! Here are some ideas. Free items will havItalicized items are my top recommendations!... Read more »

Saturday the Chicago River is going Green for St. Patrick’s Day. Am I Crazy for Wanting to Go?

Saturday the Chicago River is going Green for St. Patrick’s Day.  Am I Crazy for Wanting to Go?
Once you’ve seen the river go green once, there’s really no reason to see it again.  I guess there’s tradition, but beyond that you have to deal with throngs of people on the CTA, walking around the streets, crowding bars, and generally being way too drunk, way too early.  But I want to go.  I’m... Read more »
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Spirit Airlines – A Great Airline... If You Are Prepared for It

Spirit Airlines – A Great Airline... If You Are Prepared for It
I’m sure you’ve heard of them.  If not, they are the bright yellow planes that fly in and out of O’Hare that to put it simply offer you little more than a good price.  They say it best, they are the bare fare airline.  I recently flew round trip to Costa Rica for $250 dollars. ... Read more »