The Chicago Westside Music Festival

The Chicago Westside Music Festival

Check out these hot events for this weekend. My featured event is the Chicago Westside Music Festival on Saturday. Make sure to grab your chair and your red cup and hit the streets. #SummerTimeChi!

Friday, August 15th: 

Saturday, August 16th:

Sunday, August 17th:

All Weekend:

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Saturday, August 16th 

On Saturday, the Westside will be the Best Side in Chicago thanks to the 3rd Annual Chicago Westside Music Festival (WSMF) which seeks to create a series of musical concerts that are FREE to the community and that establish the Westside as a destination for music and summer festival fun. The Chicago Westside Music Festival was created to fill the void of cultural programming and outlets on the Westside of Chicago and draw audiences from both local and citywide communities.

In the inaugural year, the WSMF formed a partnership with the Chicago Park District, Parkways Foundation received a grant from The Chicago Community Trust to support the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of the Chicago Westside Music Festival.This event gets bigger and better ever year.

Here's what you need to know:

-There will be a fabulous showcase of some of Chicago's best talent including DJ David Shields, La Obra, Aniba Hotep and the Sol Collective (a Red Cup Adventure favorite), Aryk Chowder, Charles Buddy Love, Em Jai, Norris EF, Tina Jenkins Crawley, and Terisa Griffin.

-Headline artists are Brownstone backed by Chicago's own house band Zzaje, and Double Platinum R&B Group 112. (Insert a medley of "Only You", "Cupid", and "Peaches & Cream." #TakeThat #BadBoys #iHeartThe90s

-Bring your chair. Pack a picnic basket or purchase food on-site. No grills or fire will be allowed in the general audience area. Designated area for tents only so get there early to get a spot.-There will be a MillerCoors beer garden for adult libations.

-Enter Garfield Park at Jackson Blvd. & Central Park Ave. Free street parking or take public transportation: Jackson #126, Madison #20, Green Line (Central Park stop)


This will be a full day of amazing Chicago talent, great R&B music, food and family fun. You don't want to miss the 3rd Annual Westside Music Festival. Get your Red Cups and meet me there!


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