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Bash on Wabash 


Bash on Wabash

Sponsored by the Greater South Loop Association, the fifth annual Bash on Wabash runs this Saturday and Sunday on Wabash between 13th and 14th. The festival hosts two days of rock, soul, alt-country, and blues music, and in addition to the usual arts-and-crafts booths and local food vendors there will be a kids' area with games, rides, and a climbing wall. The $5 requested gate donation will benefit the Guild for the Blind, Columbia College, and the GSLA. For more info call 773-868-3010 or visit


Main Stage

Noon Columbia R&B Band

1:10 The Artist Formally Known as Vince

2:00 Margaret Murphy

2:50 Sleepers

3:40 Wabash Cannonballs

4:30 Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band

6:00 Steepwater Band

7:30 Waco Brothers

9:00 Mucca Pazza


Main Stage

Noon Columbia Rock Band

1:10 Paul Green School of Rock show team

2:00 Cooler by the Lake

2:50 Stacks

3:40 Indignant

4:30 Todd Hembrook & the Hemispheres

6:00 North of Memphis featuring Michael McDermott, Vanessa Davis, and Howard Levy

7:30 William Elliott Whitmore

9:00 Murder by Death

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