Wicker Park Fest 2019

@ Wicker Park Fest

Friday, July 26 ~~ 4PM

As one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and dubbed "Chicago's Best Street Festival of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune, Wicker Park Fest is one of Chicago’s top-drawing festivals, attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up.

Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants. Building on the area’s unique character, the weekend celebrates the neighborhood with eclectic music (over 50 bands on four stages), great local food, arts and crafts, a kids’ area, and retail vendors.

FRIDAY
9:00 - 10:00 Screaming Females
7:45 - 8:30 Bad Cop / Bad Cop
6:30 - 7:15

SATURDAY
8:30 - 10:00
7:15 - 8:00

6:00 - 6:45
4:45 - 5:30
3:30 - 4:15
2:15 - 3:00
12:00 - 1:45

SUNDAY
8:45 - 10:00
7:15 - 8:15
6:00 - 6:45
4:45 - 5:30
3:30 - 4:15
2:15 - 3:00
1:00 - 1:45

South Stage

FRIDAY
8:45 - 10:00
7:15 - 8:15
6:00 - 6:45
5:00 - 5:30

SATURDAY
9:00 - 10:00
7:45 - 8:30
6:30 - 7:15
5:15 - 6:00
4:00 - 4:45
3:00 - 3:30
1:00 - 2:30

SUNDAY
8:30 - 10:00
7:00 - 8:00
5:45 - 6:30
4:30 - 5:15
3:15 - 4:00
1:00 - 2:45

Center Stage

FRIDAY
8:30 - 10:00 Reggae Gold
7:00 - 8:30 TBA (in subsequent release)
6:00 - 6:45 TBA (in subsequent release)
5:30 - 6:00 TBA (in subsequent release)
5:00 - 5:30 TBA (in subsequent release)

SATURDAY
8:45 - 10:00
8:00 - 8:45
7:00 - 8:00
6:00 - 7:00
5:00 - 6:00

SUNDAY
8:00 - 10:00 Emo Nite LA
6:45 - 7:30
5:30 - 6:15

The Silent Party:
New this year is the Silent Party at Wicker Park Fest beginning at 6 pm each evening of the fest on the Walgreen Lot Stage. Attendees are encouraged to grab a pair of headphones and dance to live DJs spinning Old School Hip Hop, EMD/Dance & Top 40 / Live Requests. Silent discos have been taking the youth of the nation by storm! Each paid rental of $10/ea or $15 for two includes a switch to toggle between three separate channels (GREEN, RED & BLUE), featuring a different DJ battling for attendee’s attention. It's a unique experience; all the clubbing with no amplified sound. Remove the headphones to talk to a friend. Throw them back on and dance the night away.

DJ 1 (Green toggle): Old School Hip Hop
DJ 2 (Red toggle): EDM/Dance
DJ 3 (Blue toggle): Top 40 / Requests

Live Printing Demo & Free Giveaway:
Also new this year is Transit Tees live printing demo & free giveaway. Transit Tees, a Chicago inspired gift shop, will be doing a live demonstration on how to hand screen print tee shirts. With generous support from SSA#33 and the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Transit Tees has designed three different shirt graphics commemorating Wicker Park Fest 2019. Fest-goers can pick their favorite combination of design, tee shirt color, and ink color. Then, they watch as their own unique shirt combination is printed right in front of their eyes. This event is free to participate in for all fest attendees that have paid their gate entry donation and received a Wicker Park Fest pin. Complimentary tee shirts will be provided while supplies last (up to 500 per day).

Arts Area at Wicker Park Fest:
Over the years, the Arts Area at Wicker Park Fest has included some of the summer’s most thought provoking sculpture installations and visually stimulating performances and exhibitions. This showcase of unique and inspired works from some of the most talented local artists is always a “can’t miss” cultural event. This season, contemporary artists and local organizations will continue to curate interactive, unexpected encounters with the public. Featured 2019 artists include: Interactive, spherical inflatables designed by artist Claire Ashley, ‘Out Of Site Chicago’ curating five interactive performances by local, national and international performance artists, Kandero & O’Neill's ‘Audioreolae’ – an interactive sculpture/stage/loopstation that allows the participant to create real-time audio loops; and Rosenberg/Balestrieri’s ‘Water Dancer’ – an interactive family/hipster-friendly water-based ‘pop up’ sculpture garden. There will also be local Bollywood and Hawaiian dance troupes featured on the cultural stage.

Arts Area at Wicker Park Fest is presented by WPB Special Service Area #33, which is administered by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce.

Kids Fest at Wicker Park Fest:
Wicker Park Fest is home to one of the summer’s most beloved kid’s events. Kids Fest at Wicker Park Fest is a fest-within-a-fest. The action takes place off the beaten path at Wolcott and Milwaukee and there is no separate entrance fee. Kids Fest offers an exclusive area of family programming with a wide variety of offerings happening on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm. Activities this year include: bounce houses, cookie decorating, carnival games, Pilates with Club Pilates Wicker Park, science experiments with Mad Science, cooking activities with the Kids Table, balloon animals by Mary Macaroni, chess with Chess Wizards, face painting, hair streaking, nail painting and more in addition to a dedicated family entertainment stage. This year’s Family Stage at Kids Fest lineup is as follows:

SATURDAY
12:00
1:00 Experiments with
2:00 Performance by
3:30
4:00
5:00

SUNDAY
12:00
1:00 Singing Summer Beats with Amy Lowe
2:00 Mary Macroni
3:00 Bill Crosby Music
5:00 he Little G Band

Kids Fest at Wicker Park Fest benefits Jonathan Burr Elementary School (specifically to improve the technology and programming) and is sponsored by the WPB SSA# 33. Burr Elementary receives 100% of ticket sales from activities in the Kids Fest area.