Thursday, June 12, 2014

Old Town's Wells Street Art Festival: This Weekend

This weekend, join us in Old Town for the 40th Annual Wells Street Art Festival both June 14th & 15th. There will be over 225 artists, food, music and fun things for the kids.

FOOD: Among the fest's nearly 15 food vendors will be several lauded neighborhood mainstays including The Fireplace Inn, Bistrot Margot, Kamehachi, Dinotto Ristorante, Orso's, Adobo Grill, O'Briens and Woodie's Flat.

MUSIC: The music stage lineup includes acclaimed Chicago singer/songwriter Andrew Belle, Beatles tribute band American English, and the Windy City's own favorite Dave Matthews tribute act, the Trippin Billies.

KIDS: Chicago's acclaimed Emerald City Theatre will present the "Dr. Suess' Cat in the Hat" kids' area each day from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the intersection of Evergreen and Wells. Craft activities, hop scotch, a Suess photo booth, a 'Crazy' hat making station, and storytelling by the Cat And, on Sunday at Noon, families can enjoy the kids' musical revue that is The Happiness Club

Wells Street Art Festival hours are 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.. Gate donation is $7. Festival proceeds benefiting the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association. For more information, call OTMRA between North Avenue and Division in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood.

The stage schedule is:

Saturday, June 14
12:30 p.m. Elenna Sindler (eclectic singer/songwriter)
2:00 p.m. Jesse White Tumblers
3:00 p.m. The Hat Guys (performing two pop/rock sets)
6:00 p.m. Andrew Belle (pop/rock singer/songwriter)
8:00 p.m Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews tribute band)

Sunday, June 15
12:00 p.m. The Happiness Club (kids' musical revue)
12:40 p.m The Flat Cats (swing jazz)
2:00 p.m. Jesse White Tumblers
3:30 p.m. Generation ('60s/'70s pop/rock)
5:00 p.m. Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band)
7:30 p.m. American English (Beatles tribute band)

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