Chicago World Music Festival 2014

World Music Festival Chicago 2014

WHEN: World Music Festival will be held Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 21, 2014

 

Dr. L. Subramaniam Christine Salem (photo credit - Evangeline Kim) Kardemimmit

The 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 21, 2014 and is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.

 

Information and Resources

Various Locations, including the: Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
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  • Free Admission; No Tickets
  • Various Hours

________________________  Public Transportation

For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com

 

ParkingMillennium Garages

Parking details: Park near the music! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $30 all-day parking /Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600

Website Link: www.millenniumgarages.com

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September 11 – 21, 2014 • City-wide • Various Locations • FREE Admission

 

Photo Gallery (Plena Libre pictured)

Photo Gallery

View photos of the 2013 World Music
Festival performers.

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Chicago Summer Festivals in September 2014

There are plenty of 2014 September Summer Festivals in Chicago to keep you busy:

 

Street Food Artistry

Street Food Artistry

 

Taste of Polonia Festival

Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2014

Copernicus Center (Jefferson Park)

5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630

Friday, Aug. 29: 5-11 pm; Saturday, Aug. 30: 12 Noon-11 pm; Sunday, Aug. 31: 12 Noon-11 pm; Monday, Sept. 1: 12 Noon-10 pm

Admission: $7; $5 for seniors (65 & over); kids under 12 are FREE

The Taste of Polonia is the annual major fundraiser for the Copernicus Center… sponsored by the Copernicus Foundation. It enables continued support of community and performing arts events and other non-profit causes sponsored by Copernicus on an annual basis.

In addition to Polish and non-Polish food, the festival sees over 35,000 annually. Between 30 to 40 bands and musical performances entertain all music tastes; from Rock, to Classical, Jazz or Polka.

For more information, Visit copernicuscenter.org.

 Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar

 

Tray of OystersGuinness Oyster Fest

Saturday, September 6, 2014

2000 W. Roscoe (at Damen)

Chicago, IL 60618

11 am-10 pm

FREE Admission; $7 donation benefits Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

Street Food Kettle Corn

Street Food Kettle Corn

Bring out the oysters. And beer. And great music. Chicago’s popular post-Labor Day happening returns for its 16th “shell-icious” year! In addition to food and music there’s arts & crafts and activities for kids and families.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

Chicago  Oyster Fest in Roscoe Village

Chicago Oyster Fest in Roscoe Village

 

9th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival9th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014

79th Street (between Racine and Loomis)

Chicago, IL 60620

10 am-7 pm

FREE Admission; Donations accepted

The 79th Street Renaissance Festival is a free community festival. Treat your family to a wonderful, culturally diverse events this summer by attending the “79th St Ren Fest.” Enjoy local acts on the main stage, a kids corner with a Feris Wheel and petting zoo, and free lunch for seniors 55+ in a special pavilion in the Seniors Corner. Shop Local and buy jewelry and other items at very reasonable prices. Welcome to Auburn Gresham – one of Chicago’s official 77 neighborhoods and definitely one of its best kept secrets!

Visit www.gagdc.org or call 773.483.3696 for more information.

 

Band performing at Festival de La VillitaFestival de La Villita (Little Village Festival)

Friday, September 12 – Sunday, September 14, 2014

26th Street & Kostner

Chicago, IL 60623

Friday, September 12: 6-11 pm; Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14: 12 Noon-11 pm

FREE Admission

Chicago’s Hispanic community will again celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain as well as South-of-the Border culture at the 25th annual Festival de La Villita (Little Village Festival). Attracting tens of thousands, Festival de La Villita is the Midwest’s premier outdoor gala of Mexican heritage. Features food, non-stop music, arts/crafts and carnival rides. And on Sunday, the festival is the end location of the 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade, one of Chicago’s largest parades.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

 

City Made Fest

Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21, 2014

5000 N. Clark Street (from Argyle to Carmen)

Chicago, IL 60640

12 Noon-9 pm

FREE Admission; $5 suggested gate donation

The Andersonville Development Corporation (ADC) presents the 2nd Annual Andersonville City Made Fest, the only all-local street festival that highlights Chicago-made beer, music and products in the historic Andersonville neighborhood. Fans will enjoy the best that Chicago has to offer: local craft brews, cuisine and music. So, if it isn’t from Chicago, it won’t be found at City Made.

Visit www.andersonville.org/events/andersonville-city-made-fest/ or call 773.728.2995 for more information.

Design Harvest  in Chicago on Grand at Damen

Design Harvest in Chicago on Grand at Damen

 

Design HarvestDesign Harvest

Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21, 2014

Grand Ave. btwn. Damen & Wood

Chicago, IL 60622

11 am-6 pm

FREE Admission; $5 suggested gate donation

Contemporary and sustainable design thrives in Grand Avenue’s Design District, where on one weekend the best local makers and collectors of design objects pop-up shop in an aesthetic marketplace. At its core, the annual Design Harvest is a creative celebration of design – a showcase of the wide spectrum of home & garden disciplines. It’s here where vintage and antique objects find their afterlife amongst environmentally-friendly and modern goods handcrafted by top Chicago designers.

Visit design-harvest.com or call 312.850.9390 for more information.

Smoked Meat Appetizer @ One Sixty Blue in CHicago

Food

Street Food in Chicago

Festival Street Food in Chicago

 

Man eating a taco at the Lakeview Taco FestLakeview Taco Fest

Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21, 2014

Southport and Addison

Chicago, IL 60657

Saturday, September 20: 11 am-10 pm; Sunday, September 21: 11 am-9 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation benefits the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce

The glorious taco will again be celebrated (along with fall brews from Sam Adams) at this crowd-pleasing second annual fest in the heart of the Southport Corridor. Also features beer and taco pairings, music, Mexican wrestlers, a kids’ activity area and arts/crafts.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

Art in Chicago

Art in Chicago

 

Festival-goers looking at artwork at the Edgewater Fall Art Fair2nd Annual Edgewater Fall Art Fair

Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, September 28, 2014

Granville Ave. btwn. Broadway and Kenmore

Chicago, IL 60660

11 am-6 pm

$5 suggested donation; kid-friendly, pet-friendly

The 2nd Annual Edgewater Fall Art Fair brings together a multi-cultural and multi-generational lineup of 100+ artists and performers from all over Chicago, showcasing original works in visual arts, music, performing arts, and fashion to weave a stimulating creative tapestry through two street blocks.

Organized by Edgewater Artists in Motion, the Fair is a labor of love by artists, art lovers, and Edgewater residents for all those who appreciate the arts, enjoy community life, and like to discover the hidden treasures Chicago can offer.

Visit www.edgewaterartists.com for more information.

Orbert Davis at the Chcago Jazz Festival

Orbert Davis at the Chcago Jazz Festival

Jazz in Chicago

Jazz in Chicago

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago Jazz Festival

 

Hyde Park Jazz FestivalHyde Park Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, September 28, 2014

1130 Midway Plaisance

Chicago, IL 60615

12 Noon-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation requested

Chicago’s vibrant jazz scene will be prominently featured for two days during the 7th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. From September 27-28, 2014, festival goers will get the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the legendary Chicago neighborhood while enjoying the music that made the city famous. The Hyde Park Jazz Festival will feature a lineup of some of Chicago’s most critically acclaimed artists as well as nationally and internationally recognized jazz talents.

Visit www.StarEvents.com/hyde-park-jazz-festival or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Edison Park Fest 2014

 

Edison Park Fest 2014: August 15th, 16th, & 17th

WHERE: Oshkosh and Olmsted

Food

Edison Park Fest, our neighborhood fundraiser, will be held August 15th (5pm-10pm), Saturday, August 16th (12pm-10pm), and Sunday, August 17th (12pm-10pm).

Portland Oregon's Food Carts

Portland Oregon’s Food Carts

 

Friday, August 15th Live Entertainment Beer Garden Children’s Area Food Vendors

Saturday, August 16th Live Entertainment Beer Garden Children’s Area Food Vendors Jim DelMedico Fest Parade @11am. Step-off at Ebinger Elementary Bingo Craft Fair Business Expo Family Stage Performances

Sunday, August 17th Live Entertainment Beer Garden Children’s Area Food Vendors Bingo Craft Fair Business Expo Dog Show Bags Tournament Family Stage Performances

Portland Oregon's Food Carts

Street Food

 

PLEASE NOTE THE BEER GARDEN IS 21 AND OVER AFTER 7:30PM!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Albany Park World Fest 2014 in Chicago

 

Albany Park World FestAlbany Park World Fest

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lawrence & Kimball

Chicago, IL 60625

Saturday, August 16: 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, August 17: 12 Noon-9 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation benefits Albany Park Neighbors

The eclectic northwest side neighborhood will celebrate its melting pot diversity at this all-new festival. Features food, eclectic music, arts & crafts and activities for kids and families.

Visit www.chicagoevents.com or call 773.868.3010 for more information.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest 2014 in Chicago in Rogers Park

 

Glenwood Avenue Arts FestGlenwood Avenue Arts Fest

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Glenwood and Morse Avenues

Chicago, IL 60626

11-9 pm

Art in Chicago

Art in Chicago

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation benefits Albany Park Neighbors

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) is a free, weekend-long arts festival that features 100+ artists, open studios, and live entertainment on three outdoor stages. Experience art of all disciplines, music, theater, food and drink on the cobblestone streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.

Visit www.glenwoodave.org or call 773.761.4477 for more information.

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Clark After Dark 2014 in Chicago in River North

 

Clark After DarkClark After Dark

Thursday, August 21, 2014

100 W. Hubbard

Chicago, IL 60604

4-10 pm

FREE Admission; $5 gate donation requested

Come out to Clark After Dark on August 21st to enjoy some great food and entertainment in the heart of River North! Support Illinois troops and their families with live music, drinks, live auction and a raffle.

Visit www.StarEvents.com/clark-dark or call 773.665.4682 for more information.

 

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36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule 2014

English: Jazz guitarist George Freeman perform...

English: Jazz guitarist George Freeman performing at the 2008 Chicago Jazz Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love the Chicago Jazz Festival!

WHEN: August 28 – 31, 2014

WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission

Thursday, August 28 Schedule (Paulinho Garcia pictured)

Thursday, August 28

The Chicago Jazz Festival kicks-off on Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center, Roosevelt University and Millennium Park.

 

Saturday, August 30 Schedule (Dave Holland pictured, Photo by: Mark Higashino)

Saturday, August 30

Saturday’s performances include the Ari Brown Quintet, Gary Burton, Dave Holland (pictured), Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn and Eric Harland.

 

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.

 

 


Friday, August 29 Schedule (Blanchard Terence, Photo by: Jenny Bagert)

Friday, August 29

Terence Blanchard (pictured) with Ravi Coltrane & Lionel headline the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

 

Sunday August 31 Schedule (Cécile McLorin Salvant pictured)

Sunday, August 31

The festival comes to a close on Sunday, August 31st with performances by Cécile McLorin Salvant (pictured) and Sun Ra Arkestra.

 

About The Show

About the Festival

Find out more information on the Chicago Jazz Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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English: 2007 Chicago Jazz Festival at Petrillo Music Shell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Jazz Festival Map

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79th Annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival 2014

Attend the 79th Annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival 2014. It is the the oldest state
chartered harvest festival in Louisiana.

The Festival honors the working men and women of both the seafood and petroleum
industries; which are the economic lifeblood industries of this area.

Blessing of the Fleet event logo

Blessing of the Fleet event logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shrimp fishermen, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Shrimp fishermen, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a Blessing of the Fleet and water parade with
shrimp boats, pleasure craft and the biggest “muscle boats” of the
oilpatch.  There is also a toast between the King’s Vessel and the
Queen’s Vessel with a “bow-to-bow kiss” for the traditional champagne
toast.

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat (Photo credit: IllinoisHorseSoldier)

shrimp-heads-dau-tom

shrimp-heads-dau-tom (Photo credit: Phú Thịnh Co)

The Cajun Culinary Classic features home-style Cajun cooking with jambalaya, fried alligator and plenty of shrimp. The festival will feature music of different genres and a regional crafts show and  “Children’s Village.”

WHEN: August 30th-September 3rd

WHERE: The Morgan City Louisiana Downtown Historic District

For more information visit www.shrimp-petrofest.org

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Little Italy Fest-West 2014 in Addison Illinois

James Darren

Cover of James Darren

Make plans to see the Bronx Wanderers at the Little Italy Fest-West in Addison. In previous years, I have seen James Darren,  Louis Prima Jr. and The Bronx Wanderers at Little Italy Fest-West.

 

Bronx Wanderers in Addison Illinois

Bronx Wanderers in Addison Illinois

Louis Prima Jr. in Addison Illinois

Louis Prima Jr. in Addison Illinois

James Darren in Addison Illinois

James Darren in Addison Illinois

WHEN: August 07-10, 2014

WHERE: Centennial Park at Rt. 53 Rowling Road at Lake Street in Addison Illinois.

Bronx Wanderers Band

Bronx Wanderers Band

Bronx Wanderers in Addison Illinois

Bronx Wanderers in Addison Illinois

 

For the full entertainment schedule visit  www.oshows.com or the Little Italy Fest West FB page for complete fest details.

Moon Doggie in Addison

Moon Doggie in Addison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Darren in Addison Illinois

James Darren in Addison Illinois

James Darren in Addison

James Darren in Addison

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From left: Trudi Ames as Libby Bennet, Cindy Carol as Frances Lawrence aka Gidget, Peter Brooks as Clay Anderson, James Darren as Jeffrey Mathews aka Moondoggie, and Noreen Corcoran as Lucy McDougall; in a promo clip from a tv broadasting of the film (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Darren, William Shatner, and Heather Loc...

James Darren, William Shatner, and Heather Locklear, in a fifth season publicity shot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This One's from the Heart

This One’s from the Heart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Italy Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Hotel Ca’ Sagredo – Grand Canal – Rialto – Venice Italy Venezia – Creative Commons by gnuckx (Photo credit: gnuckx)

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Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival 2014

English: Wrigley Building clock tower and Trib...

English: Wrigley Building clock tower and Tribune Tower from Sixteen at Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Need to update your wardrobe? Want to score some deals at a designer trunk show in Chicago this weekend? Head over to the The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival.

Saturday, August 23, 1:00 PM

To kick off our weekend of “Pop-Up Shopping”, Southwest Airlines presents Andy Grammer, live in concert at the John Hancock Plaza (875 N. Michigan Avenue)! Following the concert, enjoy a meet-and-greet with the star (location TBD).

Music on The Magnificent Mile
Starting August 4th, Southwest Airlines will host a sweepstakes on southwest.com/magmile. Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to Chicago to see Andy Grammer perform at The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival Presented by MasterCard, including roundtrip airfare, two-night hotel accommodations at the Talbott Hotel (20 E. Delaware Hotel), a $500 shopping certificate to Bloomingdale’s (900 N. Michigan Avenue) and a meet-and-greet with Andy Grammer.  Sweepstakes registrants will have the opportunity to download Andy Grammer’s new single, “Back Home,” after signing up for the sweepstakes.

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For the first time ever, North Michigan Avenue turns inside out as fashion takes to the streets! Join us for a weekend of unique “pop-up” displays that will line the sidewalks and fill John Hancock Plaza (835 N. Michigan Avenue). Popular brands and major attractions confirmed to participate include Macy’s, American Girl Place, 900 North Michigan Shops, GAP, H2O+, AT&T, Sunglass Hut and Art Institute of Chicago.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SPECIAL SHOPPING OFFERS,
HOTEL PACKAGES AND MORE!

For a full list of events, hotel packages and to purchase tickets for applicable events, visit themagnificentmile.com.

Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Wrig...

Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Wrigley Building, left; Tribune Tower, right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Enjoy exclusive offers, shopping perks, designer meet-and-greets, celebrity appearances and special culinary events with live music entertainment and runway shows.

 

WHERE: The Magnificent Mile in Chicago on Michigan Avenue

Water Tower Place Michigan Ave Chicago, IL

Water Tower Place Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Water Tower Place
Water Tower Place (Photo credit: Bernt Rostad)
Westfield North Bridge

Westfield North Bridge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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