When: September 17-18, 2016, Sat. 11 am-10 pm Sun. 11 am-9 pm
Where: Lakeview, Southport and Addison (3400-3500 N. Southport)
FREE Admission; $7 gate donation benefits the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce
Main Stage @ Addison
2:00pm – Well Known Strangers
3:15pm – Nortenos Ecuadron FA
4:00pm – Don’t Speak
5:30pm – Fletcher Rockwell
8:00pm – 97 Nine
2:30pm – Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Chicago
4:00pm – Stache
6:00pm – Cowboy Jukebox
8:15pm – Get Up with the Get Downs
Second Stage @ Roscoe
2:00pm – Angeles de Puebla “Mariachis”
3:30pm – Who’s Who
5:30pm – One Night Band
8:00pm – Catfight
1:00pm – Angeles de Puebla “Mariachis”
2:30pm – Littlebirds
4:10pm – Girl Power Band
6:00pm – Boy Band Review
8:00pm – Wedding Banned
Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling
Daily at 5:00pm at Cornelia & Southport
Lucha libre, is a term used in Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking countries, for a form of professional wrestling that has developed within those countries. Although the term nowadays refers exclusively to professional wrestling, it was originally used in the same style as the English term “freestyle wrestling”, referring to an amateur wrestling style without the restrictions of Greco-Roman wrestling.
Mexican wrestling is characterized by colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds and maneuvers, as well as “high-flying” maneuvers, some of which have been adopted in the United States. The wearing of masks has developed special significance, and matches are sometimes contested in which the loser must permanently remove his mask, which is a wager with a high degree of weight attached. Tag team wrestling is especially prevalent in lucha libre, particularly matches with three-member teams, called trios.
Lucha libre wrestlers are known as luchadores (singular luchador) (“wrestler(s)”). They usually come from extended wrestling families who form their own stables. One such line integrated to the United States professional wrestling scene is Los Guerreros.
2016 Participating Vendors Serving Tacos!
NEW! Bar Mas
800 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago
Since opening its doors in Chicago’s West Loop in 2014, this innovative Mexican restaurant (also known simply as ‘Mas’) has captivated both food critics and the public with its truly creative menu offerings that takes Latin cuisine to new levels.
2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Although they’re best known for their wildly eclectic nightly music bookings, this Belmont Avenue entertainment emporium also has outstanding food and beer offerings. (Chicken, fish and steak tacos.)
NEW! Brownstone Tavern & Grill
3937 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
This spacious sports bar with upscale pub food located on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood cooks up a tight but tasty menu of burgers, mac ‘n cheese bowls and, yes, mouth-watering tacos. (Cajun steak, lemon pepper shrimp and BBQ tacos.)
Café El Tapatio 2015 ‘BEST TACO’ TEXT-TO-VOTE SECOND PLACE!
3400 N Ashland Ave, Chicago
Amazing and delicious are just a few ways customers of this West Lakeview eatery describe El Tapatio which has been a neighborhood fave for more than two decades. Their extensive menu includes at least a dozen taco choices including steak, chorizo, chicken and pork. Long before tacos became fashionable, Café El Tapatio wrote the book on authentic Mexican cuisine. (Pulled short rib and Portobello tacos.)
Café Tola 2015 ‘BEST TACO’ TEXT-TO-VOTE FIRST PLACE!
3612 N. Southport, Chicago
It may be shoebox in size, but this wildly popular Southport Corridor eatery is well-known to neighborhood residents for its empanadas, baked goods, coffees and other tasty offerings. (BBQ goat, black bean and meat tacos.)
3455 N Southport Ave, Chicago
Casual and comfortable, this popular Southport Corridor restaurant excels with its salads, sandwiches, fish and rotisserie offerings. It’s a family-friendly eatery where there’s always a crowd for their lunches, dinners and celebrated weekend brunches. (Chicken and pork tacos.)
3445 North Halsted, Chicago
Located on Halsted Street in Lakeview, Dive Bar is a seafood restaurant and specialty rum bar. Market fresh crab, oysters, clams, shrimp and fish are among the items on their thoughtful menu. But cocktails and craft beers, including a choice of more than 200 rums (!), make Dive Bar a ship worthy of any first-class ocean excursion.
D.S. Tequila Company
3352 N Halsted St, Chicago
This popular Halsted establishment in Lakeview proudly touts its burgers, tacos and tequila. And they’re serious. Name another place that has an “all the tacos you can eat” night. And who else has a selection that includes crispy fried chicken, grilled fish, pulled pork and tequila shrimp tacos, to name just a few.
725 S Dearborn St., Chicago
With locations in the South Loop and near Water Tower Place, Flaco’s specializes in simple Mexican foods. They’re modest to a fault, but their eclectic menu offering is totally ambitious: every imaginable Mexican dish is on their menu, and affordably priced as well. (Grilled chicken and grilled steak tacos.)
NEW! Garifuna Flava
2518 W. 63rd St., Chicago
This popular Caribbean restaurant on the city’s southwest side is as authentic as it gets. From seafood dishes and soups to Belizean stew chicken and their tacos, the words “heavenly,” “unpretentious” and “amazing” are just a few of the ways Garifuna is described by their avid and loyal customers. (Chicken and beef tacos.)
New England Seafood Company Fish Market
3341 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
From everyday dining to indulging with someone special, New England Seafood on Lincoln Avenue near Roscoe has built a reputation for their fresh fish and outstanding service. With its owners having more than four decades of experience in seafood retail, wholesale and specialty food events, their menu offers an amazing array of fish options for brunch, lunch or dinner. (Fish and lobster tacos.)
1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
The Pony’s neighborhood charm and laid back approach provides an ideal backdrop for any type of crowd. Whether drinks with friends, or grabbing a bite from the mouthwatering Southwestern-inspired menu, this cozy West Lakeview inn is sure to delight with their wrapped tortillas. (Duck, smoked pork and smoked beef tacos.)
158 W Ontario St., Chicago \ 1969 N Halsted St., Chicago
Expect top-notch tortilla-stuffed faves from this authentic Mexican comfort food eatery with locations in Lincoln Park and River North. The menu includes daily tacos specials seven days a week. And their extensive menu includes four tortas and 10 taco options ranging from chicken and beef to shrimp, stewed mushrooms, and beer-battered tilapia fillet with cabbage. (BBQ chicken, beef and pork tacos.)
Tacos Nietos 2015 ‘BEST TACO’ TEXT-TO-VOTE THIRD PLACE!
2863 E 95th St, Chicago
With two locations on Chicago’s far southeast side, this ma-and-pa Mexican eatery may be small in size but, when it comes to tacos, wins rave reviews from both neighborhood residents and visitors for their fantastic food. Trust us: Nietos is as authentic Mexico-meets-Chicago as it gets. (Beef, chicken and steak tacos.)