Thursday, June 5, 2008

Holy Smokes, Even More to do in Chicago this weekend

Up northwest in Jefferson Park - Jeff Fest

When it comes to musical diversity, the 8th annual Jeff Fest (Jefferson Park Community Festival) on Chicago's northwest side pretty much has something for every taste!

Among the performers at the three-day event (Friday-Sunday, June 6-8) will be legendary British blues-rockers Foghat& Chicago party band Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang& good-time Southern rockers Heartsfield& the funk of TimePeace& the Latin stylings of Rico& and '60s music cover band The New Invaders.

In addition to music, Jeff Fest will feature food booths from the neighborhood's eclectic mix of restaurants as well as arts & craft vendors and activities for kids.

Not quite so northwest in Lincoln Square - Ribfest

Lincoln / Damen / Irving Park Intersection.Two exciting days of food and fun! Two stages of live music with 20 bands! It doesn't get any better than this.

Kick off the summer at Ribfest Chicago! What started in 1999 as a community block party has exploded into Chicago’s most anticipated street festival. This hot summer event offers something for everyone -- rib aficionados can vote for the restaurant with the “Best Ribs,” not to mention, fest goers can also honor restaurants with a “Fest Fave” award (favorite food item at the festival) and “Hot Off the Grill” award (best overall griller). Love to dance in the streets? In true Ribfest tradition, we’re bringing you some of the best music you’ll hear all summer -- and won’t hear at other festivals! Bring the kids! Our famous Kids Square provides hours of entertainment for kids of all ages … allowing children to slide, climb, run, complete, jump, ride, sing and dance all weekend long. Ribfest Chicago promises to provide a memorable weekend of lively music, family fun and satisfied appetites as we celebrate ten years of unforgettable barbecue.