WICKER PARK — Guided By Voices, Doomtree and other acts will entertain some 70,000 revelers expected to flock to the annual Wicker Park Fest this weekend— a massive street party featuring dozens of bands, a kids fest, arts fest, food, retail vendors and more.
Set for noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the fest will take over the 1300-1500 blocks of North Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Paulina Street.
Bike parking will be available at the North Avenue gate. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are permitted.
There is a suggested $10 fee to enter the fest, with proceeds benefiting the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. All profits from the Kids Fest activities (bounce house, face painting, hair streaking, etc.) will go to Jonathan Burr Elementary.
The Music Lineup:
8:30 - 10 p.m. Guided By Voices
7:15 - 8 p.m. SALES
6 - 6:45 p.m. Ovlov
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. pronoun
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Mother Nature
2:15 - 3 p.m. Ratboys
1 - 1:45 p.m. Campdogzz
8:30 - 10 p.m, Piebald
7:15 - 8 p.m. JEFF The Brotherhood
6 - 6:45 p.m. The Coathangers
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Brick + Mortar
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Bonzie
2:15 - 3 p.m. Lifted Bells
1 - 1:45 p.m. No Men
9 - 10 p.m. Doomtree
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. The Mattson 2
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Air Credits
5:15 - 6 p.m. Harts
4 - 4:45 p.m. Step Rockets
3 - 3:30 p.m. The Claudettes
1 - 2:30 p.m. School of Rock Oak Park
9 - 10 p.m. Pokey LaFarge
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. Charly Bliss
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Malcolm London
5:15 - 6 p.m. Chicago Funk Mafia
4 - 4:45 p.m. Bassel & The Supernaturals
3 - 3:30 p.m. Bleach Party
1 - 2:30 p.m. School of Rock Chicago
8:45 - 10 p.m. Turquoise Jeep
7:30 - 8:15 p.m. GGOOLLDD
6:15 - 7 p.m. DJ no DJ
5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Mazi Dancers
8:45 - 10 p.m. Slim Cessna's Auto Club
7:30 - 8:15 p.m. The Blind Staggers
6:15 - 7 p.m. Post Child
Acts performing in an arts fest area include a sculpture installation called, "Life's A Balance" by Christina Murphy that will be unveiled at 1 p.m. Saturday. Also, an interactive game PLAY BIG, for kids of all ages thanks to Miracle Works, offers "oversized versions of Battleship, Pool and more," producers say.
Kids Fest at Wicker Park Fest, in the Walgreens parking lot at Milwaukee Avenue and Wood Street, offers a wide variety of children’s programming from noon- 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Activities include Chess Wizards, Mad Science, The Kids Table, 606 Karate lessons, Children's Learning Place (balloons, giveaways), balloon animals (only on Saturday), cookie decorating, face painting, inflatables, carnival games, hair dying and more.
Kids Fest Performance Stage Lineup:
1 p.m.: Mary Macaroni
2 p.m.: Mad Science show
3 p.m.: John Kilmer and the Burr Backers (cover band)
4 p.m.: 606 Karate demonstration
2 p.m.: Ben the Bubble Guy
4 p.m.: 606 Karate
Kids Fest at Wicker Park Fest benefits Jonathan Burr Elementary (proceeds from tickets for the activities will specifically go to improve the technology and programming).