Jeff Fest


Fri, July 12, 2024 | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sat, July 13, 2024 | 2:00pm-10:00pm
Sun, July 14, 2024 | 2:00pm-9:00pm
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Party hard! Or, at the very least, get down to great tunes, tasty foods, family fun and more at the 23rd annual summer happening that is Jeff Fest (aka Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival).

Held in idyllic (and popular) Jefferson Memorial Park just west of the intersection of Milwaukee and Lawrence Avenues, Jeff Fest is a proud tradition in one of Chicago’s most friendly communities.

Beyond music and food, the Kids’ Zone area on the north side of the park features a ton of cool activities for families. It’s also where one will find the fest’s groovin’ “Community Stage.”

6:00pm – Run Forrest Run
8:00pm – Rearview – A Tribute to Pearl Jam

2:00pm – One Night Band
3:30pm – Whatever, Nevermind: A Nirvana Tribute
5:00pm – Into the Heart: U2 Tribute Band
6:30pm – Stache!
8:30pm – The Brothers Gibb

2:00pm – School of Rock
3:30pm – Beyond the Blonde
5:30pm – Simply Elton
7:30pm – Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Don’t miss the music and artists at the Jefferson Park Forward Community Stage! Located at the northwest corner of the park near the Higgins St entrance. Jefferson Park Forward is an active, all volunteer neighborhood organization dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive community by driving positive change. For more information go to

6:00 – Side Hug
7:15 – Salisman
8:45 – Bloodhype

2:30 – Buzz Hunter
4:30 – Jessica Risker
6:30 – Blue Stevenson
8:30 – Thomas Comerford

2:30 – Chicago Music and Acting Academy
5:00 – Citywide Symphony Orchestra Ensembles
7:00 – Jefferson Park Songwriters

Parking may be available on surrounding streets. Public transportation is recommended – the Blue Line “L” stops in Jefferson Park. For routes, directions & connections, call 773.836.7000 or visit

Founded in 1939, the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the business, civic, and social interests of its members and to enhance the welfare of the entire Jefferson Park community.  Click Here to learn more!

The Jefferson Memorial Park Advisory Council (JMPAC) is a 501(c)3 in partnership with the Friends of the Park: Neighborhood Parks Program. Our mission is to enhance, develop, assist in sponsoring, and build partnerships in support of innovative programming, community activities and the historic preservation of Jefferson Memorial Park in the interest of strengthening the community.

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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Vending Applications

For questions or Member Applications please reach out to [email protected]

We do not provide guaranteed exclusivity to any participant/exhibitor or category. We work on a first come first serve basis when approving vendors. We would highly recommend everyone apply as early as possible. Do not wait until the last minute as sometimes the event will be completely booked and applications will close earlier than the deadline.


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