Sun, July 31, 2022
AT A GLANCE:
|Date(s)||Fri, July 29, 2022 thru
Sun, July 31, 2022
|Location||Jefferson Memorial Park|
|4822 N Long Ave
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Party hard! Or, at the very least, get down to great tunes, tasty foods, family fun and more at the 21st 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.”
Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance.
$6 in advance
$7 at the door
Kids 12 and under are free with adult.
Don't miss the music and artists at the Jefferson Park Forward Community Stage sponsored by Gale Street Inn! 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 jeffersonparkforward.org
6:30pm - Poppa-Da-Poppa-Da-Pop
7:45pm - Invisible Cartoons
9:00pm - Fury
5:00pm - Belleisle
6:30pm - Sheep Numbers
7:45pm - Rum Velvet
9:00pm - The Love of Ppl
Performances from The Chicago Ballet Center, Jefferson Park Songwriters Group and The Chicago Music & Acting Academy
Poppa-Da-Poppa-Da-Pop: A five-piece rock band influenced by R&B and classic rock, featuring the Senator of Strum Rob Martwick, State Senator for Illinois’ 10th District, along with a cast of veteran musicians connected to the Chicago and Champaign-Urbana music scenes.
Invisible Cartoons: A high energy rock band that loves blending catchy melodies, bounce-inducing beats, spine-tingling keytar riffs and lots of dancing to make audiences smile.
Fury: A Chicago based rapper whose moniker stands for Finally Understanding the Real You. Fury has taken her ability to mix powerful lyricism with socially conscious themes to become a force in her community. Her recent work has focused on the revitalization of Chicago’s West Side. Her latest project FURY REVOLUTION will document how her community activism and music are coming together to make an inviting creative scene for Black and Brown people in underserved communities.
Belleisle: With resonant vocals, acoustic guitars, and haunting strings, Belleisle’s wistful original compositions evoke the dusty barrooms and outlaw heroes of the Old West.
Sheep Numbers: Channeling British Invasion bands of the '60s, lo-fi rock of the '80s and '90s, and the 2000s indie rock that was popular during the formative years of the band's members, Chicago-based Sheep Numbers came to life when songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Martello took a job dog sitting for three weeks and challenged himself to record an album using what was on hand: an acoustic guitar, a microkorg, and an empty Christmas tree box for percussion. The resulting album was full of fun, ramshackle pop/rock nuggets, and from this seed, Sheep Numbers was born.
Rum Velvet: A brass band inspired by early American jazz and musical traditions from West Africa, Eastern Europe, India, and other far off lands. They put their own spin on the classic jazz format, with a unique mix of covers and original songs that have entranced audiences and critics for years. Added to this are some outlandish tales (which may or may not be true) which all add up to some fun, style, and great cocktail jazz.
The Love of Ppl: Combining the voices of three distinctly different musical talents, TheLoveofPpl. are contemporary neo-soul at its finest. Made up of vocalists Blake Davis, Anai Akuei, and producer Blank Face Villain, TheLoveofPpl. are as forward-thinking as they are retro-reminiscent, a daring combo of old and new that is sure to find a sweet spot in the heart of any R&B-heads. Amid the chaos, disappointment and uncertainty of 2020, the trio found solace in their shared affinity for clean production, poignant vocals, and moments of true collaboration
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 www.transitchicago.com.
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!
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