JEFFERSON PARK — The lineup for the 16th annual Jeff Fest — set for July 29-31 — promises a trip back to the 1970s and 1980s, organizers announced Thursday.
The fest's two stages will take over Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., from 5-9 p.m. July 29 and from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 30 and July 31. There will also be a Kids Zone, art for sale and a juried photo art competition, organizers said.
Sixteen Candles, which pays tribute to the songs of the 1980s, will headline the fest's main stage July 29, while 70's Classic Rock Show will headline July 30 and Journey Unauthorized, a tribute band, will close out the fest July 31.
There will also be food trucks, arts and crafts and an appearance by the John Yost Drum Circle as well as a juried photography competition, organizers said.
The lineup for the community stage has not yet been finalized, said Tricia Lombardo, the chamber's executive director.
Lombardo volunteered to lead the chamber after a tumultuous year that saw the organization go through three presidents in three months.
Lombardo, who has experience in real estate, replaced former executive director Amie Zander, who resigned in December after allegations of fraud torpedoed a plan to raise taxes in the Jefferson Park Business District designed to fund improvement efforts and fill long-empty storefronts.
The summer festival typically draws about 4,000 people to Jefferson Memorial Park.
For more information, go to jeffersonpark.net.
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