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Summer on Southport Kicks Off With Live Music, Local Food and More

By Kelly Bauer | June 27, 2013 12:41pm
 Summer on Southport, an annual summer festival in Lakeview, will kick off June 29.
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CHICAGO — Southport Avenue will close down from Waveland to Byron for Summer on Southport, the neighborhood's annual summer festival.

Bands like 16 Candles, School of Rock and Too White Crew will take the stage during the two-day annual festival, which starts at 11 a.m. June 29. Admission will be a $5 suggested donation, with proceeds going to the Southport Neighbors Association to aid "with neighborhood beautification and other local matters," said event spokesman Derek Serafin.

"Summer on Southport is truly a celebration of the Southport community, with local vendors selling their wares as well as local restaurants on hand serving up great cuisine all weekend long," Serafin said in an email.

The festival will feature food and drinks from The Coast, The Wurst Haus, Puffs of Doom and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. There are games and activities like face painting for kids during the day.

The fest will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 29 and 30.



June 29

South Stage
11 a.m.: Mad Science
Noon: School of Rock
1 p.m.: Gus Girodano Dance
2 p.m.: The Hat Guys
5 p.m.: Simply Elton
8 p.m.: 16 Candles

North Stage
11 a.m.: Alderman Tunney's Bike Parade
Noon: Sparklemonkeys
2 p.m.: Northside
4 p.m.: Abba Salute
6 p.m.: Breakfast Club
8 p.m.: Hairbangers Ball

June 30

South Stage
11 a.m.: Gospel Brunch with Deliverance Singers
1 p.m.: StudioStudi BE: Youth Revolution
2 p.m.: Libido Funk Circus
4 p.m.: Too White Crew
7 p.m.: Mike & Joe

North Stage
11 a.m.: Radio Disney
Noon: Mad Science
1 p.m.: Gus Giordano Dance
2 p.m.: A Thousand Julys
4 p.m.: Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Presses
7 p.m.: Wedding Banned