Wicker Park Fest
Wicker Park Fest offers a wide variety of delights. Given the neighborhood, this festival attracts who it attracts, but the music booking sets the fest apart from most summer fests. The talent ranges from local indie mainstays (Joan of Arc, Smoking Popes, Local H) to national touring acts (The Night Marchers, William Elliott Whitmore) to those old mainstream bands we thought had gone away but we still recall hearing from high school (SR-71, Polvo). And who better to gather acts than House Call Entertainment, the agency that books Subterranean, which is right around the corner. Local businesses open their sidewalks and welcome you in. It’s like visiting a familiar place for the very first time.
Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Wood
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