Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival’s mission is to provide Chicago’s northwest neighborhood with an event that captures the spirit of this historic community and showcase the best music and art around.
Where: Jefferson Memorial Park at 4822 N. Long Avenue. (Lawrence/Long/Higgins intersection). Take the Blus Line to Jefferson Park.
When: July 29-31, 2016, Friday 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 2pm – 10pm
Sunday 2pm – 9:30pm
Admission is $5 per person. Seniors 65 and over and kids 12 and younger are FREE. Also if your name is Jeff show your ID at the gate and get in free.
Fest highlights include both a music and community entertainment stages, food, art & craft vendors, and a Kids’ Zone area (with art activities and inflatables) from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
NEW in 2016: “Wine Tasting in the Park” on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 3:00-6:00 p.m. With the purchase of a $20 daily wine tasting pass, ticket holders will be able to sample up to 15 varietals in a special area in the park.CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets.
There will also be a display of the top 50 images from the Chicago Creative Coalition’s 4th annual “PhotoArt” fine art photography contest. Juried winners will be announced on Saturday. A ‘People’s Choice’ winner (voted on by visitors) will be announced on Sunday.
Also on display will be recent winners in the Student Division. That division showcases student photographers from kindergarten through 8th grade.
Among the music stage performers are popsters 16 Candles, the ambient/acoustic sounds of Little Egypt, and tribute bands paying homage to (among others) Led Zeppelin, Journey, The Who and Pearl Jam.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out to claim your “spot”. All bags will be inspected upon entry and open liquids will not be permitted. Guests may enter with 1 sealed bottle of water. Sorry, no pets will be permitted on fest grounds.
2016 Jeff Fest Entertainment Schedule
Friday, July 29 (Main Stage)
6:15pm – 7:15pm: 97Nine
7:30pm – 8:30pm: 97Nine
9pm – 10pm: 16 CANDLES
Saturday, July 30 (Main Stage)
2:15pm – 3:45pm: The Gingers
4:15pm – 6pm: The Who’s Who
6:30pm – 8pm: Pearl Jam Chicago Tribute
8:30pm – 10pm: 70s Classic Rock Show
Sunday, July 31 (Main Stage)
2pm – 3pm: Little Egypt Band
3:30pm – 5:15pm: Fletcher Rockwell
5:45pm – 7:15pm: Kashmir
7:45pm – 9:15pm: Journey Unauthorized
Community Stage Entertainment
2:30pm – Dance Troupe
3:45pm – Charlie Hustle Band
5:45pm – Buy the Stars
7:30pm – The Ferns
2:30pm – Dance Troupe
3:45pm – Simply Sound
5:45pm – The etc. Choir
7:30pm – Butterfly in Traffic