Saturday, April 9, 2011

Initial music lineups announced for four Chicago fests

Posted by Frank Krolicki

The weather is finally starting to not be obnoxious here in Chicago, and every year the return of warmth signals that our city's many excellent music festivals are imminent. Over the past few days, initial music lineups have been revealed for a handful of fests, including Wicker Park Fest, Taste of River North, Green Music Fest and Do-Division Street Fest. Per usual Wicker Park Fest's roster is looking particularly impressive, with multiple well-loved, notable bands included so far. Check out the partial lineups for each of the four fests below, and keep an eye out for additional announcements.

Do-Division Street Fest 
June 4-5 on Division St. from Ashland to Leavitt

Acts announced so far: Bonobo (DJ set), Big Freedia, Omar Souleyman, Led Zeppelin 2, This Must Be The Band (Talking Heads tribute) 

Green Music Fest
June 25-26 in Wicker Park on Damen between North and Schiller

Acts announced so far: Yo La Tengo, Les Savy Fav, The Thermals

Taste of River North
July 15-17 in Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury

Acts announced so far: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Bumpus, Sixteen Candles, Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press

Wicker Park Fest
July 23-24 on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Wood Street

Acts announced so far: Wild Flag, Wavves, Ana Sia, El Ten Eleven, Blitzen Trapper, Joe Pug, Flosstradamus, Digital Tape Machine, California Wives

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