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The Buckinghams, 16 Candles Headlining Jeff Fest This Weekend

By Alex Nitkin | July 14, 2017 5:48am | Updated on August 4, 2017 5:27am
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CHICAGO — The 70s-era "sunshine pop" band The Buckinghams and '80s cover band 16 Candles will headline the 17th annual Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival — better known as "Jeff Fest" — in Jefferson Park on Friday and Sunday, organizers announced.

This year, the festival at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., will feature two different stages and about 25 distinct vendors, including at least four food stands, organizers said.

Plus, a $20 pass gets visitors in on a wine tasting set to be hosted from 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tasting will include up to 15 samples.

Sponsored by the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Fest will run from 6-10 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults but free for kids 12 and under and $2 for seniors 65 or older.

Organizers announced the following lineup:


6 p.m.: Covergurl (party rock)

8 p.m.: Too White Crew (hip-hop tribute)


Main Stage

2 p.m.: The Music Dudes (pop/rock)

3:30 p.m.: Generation (classic pop/rock/R&B)

5:45 p.m.: The Buckinghams ('70s pop/rock classic)

7:30 p.m.: 16 Candles (pop/rock)

Community Stage

2:30 p.m.: Chicago Ballet Center

3:45 p.m.: Academy of Polynesian Arts (dancers)

4:45 p.m.: To be announced

5:45 p.m.: Dan & Lisa Band

7:30 p.m.: Batteries Not Included (power pop)


Main Stage

2p.m.: School of Rock (kids)

3:15 p.m.: Little Egypt (acoustic rock)

4:45 p.m.: Stache (pop/rock)

6:30 p.m.: 97 Nine (rock tribute)

Community Stage

2:30 p.m.: Dan & Lisa Band

4p.m.: Taft High School Orchesis Dance Team   

5:15 p.m.: Funk Du Jour

6:30 p.m.: Cloggers (dancers)