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WICKER PARK’S GREEN MUSIC FEST RETURNS
THIS WEEKEND, JUNE 10 & 11, 2017
Dozens of eco-friendly vendors include Beat Kitchen, Smoke Daddy, Greenheart Shop, Rebuilding Exchange and Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors
Craft beer from presenting sponsor Lagunitas Brewing Company
JD McPherson, Lucero and July Talk headline weekend music stages
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce the final lineup of vendors and sponsors for Chicago’s award-winning Green Music Fest. Vendors include local restaurants Beat Kitchen and Smoke Daddy in addition to eco-friendly retailers such as Greenheart Shop and Green Diaper Babies. Previously announced headliners for Chicago’s award-winning Green Music Fest are R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and Canadian alternative rock band July Talk.
Green Music Fest takes place June 10 and 11, 2017, from 12-10 p.m. daily in the heart of Wicker Park on Damen Ave. between Schiller St. and North Ave. A $10 donation at admission awards attendees the “Refill Don’t Landfill” reusable stainless-steel cup to enjoy at the festival. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on foot or bicycle to minimize their environmental impact. For more information and programming updates, visit GreenMusicFestchicago.com.
Now in its ninth consecutive year, Green Music Fest embraces environmentally-conscious and green technologies like its pedal-powered stage, where attendees pedal stationary bicycles to power amps, guitars, spotlights and more. Bright Beat returns to lead the festival’s eco education and sustainability programming. Bartlett Tree Experts will present a live release of 100,000 ladybugs into the local ecosphere, and again sponsor the festival’s adopt-a-tree program for attendees.
In addition to live music stages and a variety of Lagunitas brews, Green Music Fest showcases innovative green vendors and products, along with the return of Pet Fest & Kids Fest areas where kids with and without paws can enjoy demonstrations, crafts, games and more. This year’s vendors include: 360 Active Recovery, Alive Rescue and Redstone Meadery, Anokhi Green, Artenimai, Atomic Ion Bands, Awareness Coalition, Baizaar, Bart's Bees, Beat Kitchen, Bodhi Tree Mehndi, Canine Crews, Carhartt, Cevapcici, Chicago 350, Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors, Chicago Public Library, Chicatolia, Christi Ahee Ceramics, ChiroOne, Dark Matter Coffee, Doggy Style, Drawn With Fire, Earth Creations, Factory Farming, Firecakes Donuts, Galaxy Pink LLC, Getaround, Green Diaper Babies, Greenheart Shop, Integrative Pet Care/Premier Veterinary Group, Jamie Handbags, Joanna G Jewelry, Kevita, Liberation Press, Lincoln Apparel, Lymelite Studio, Maria's Sweaters, Mediterranean Express, Mistura Timepieces, Neglected Renderings, North & Hudson, OurMusicMyBody, Physician's Immediate Care, Powers Handcrafted Jewelry, Rebuilding Exchange, Rip It Energy (Nation Beverage Corp), Smile For Humanity, Smoke Daddy, SolidVirtuality LLC, Sorry, Steaz, Tom's Shoes, TW Wholesale, Zero Motorcycles of Countryside.
2017 sponsors include: 360 Active Recovery, Absolut Vodka, Alive Rescue, Altos Tequila, Backpack Wine, Carhartt, ChiroOne, GetAround, Green Sheep, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kevita, Launitas Brewing Company, RedStone Meade, RipIt Energy Drink, Staez Iced Tea, Tom’s Shoes. Organizations supporting with in-kind sponsorships include: Bartlett Tree Experts, Chainlinks, Dark Matter Coffee, WXRT.
About the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a Commission of SSA stakeholders who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit www.wickerparkbucktown.com.
The iconic Wicker Park live music venue, Subterranean, brings the very best of local and national talent. Focusing on the direct message of serving up a diverse catalogue of genres, this three-story venue has aided the masses from Chicago to the surrounding areas in the very same location throughout two decades. Subterranean has been curating festivals, bringing the music to the streets of Wicker Park, for over a decade. For more information and an events calendar visit www.subt.net.
About Bright Beat
Bright Beat is a project management and sustainability consultancy that provides leadership in the development and management of environmental and social sustainability programs. From assessment and strategy to implementation and promotion, Bright Beat partners (and the planet) reap the benefits of improved efficiency and conservation, while educating and engaging the public. Since 2010, Bright Beat programs have led to the donation, repurposing, recycling and composting of over 1,500 tons of material that would’ve otherwise been destined for the landfill. Since 2012, Bright Beat has spearheaded Green Music Fest’s sustainability programming. Learn more at www.brightbeat.com.