The Hood Internet, Netherfriends, the Eternals, and more great local music at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival | Music Sidebar | Chicago Reader

The Hood Internet, Netherfriends, the Eternals, and more great local music at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival 



The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival returns to Logan Square this weekend (Fri-Sun 7/29-7/31), presenting a dazzling variety of art and music to showcase the neighborhood's diversity. The fest's three music stages feature lots of local heavy hitters: performers on the main stage, located at the Illinois Centennial Monument (2595 N. Milwaukee), include JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Los Vicios de Papa on Friday; White Mystery, the Arrivals, Hollows, and This Is Cinema on Saturday; and the Hood Internet, Sidewalk Chalk, Papo Santiago, and Beaba do Samba on Sunday. The south stage (Milwaukee and Belden), presented by Cole's Bar and Cafe Mustache, likewise hosts an impressive roster of locals, among them Rabble Rabble, Outer Minds, the Eternals, Netherfriends, Tyler Jon Tyler, Black Math, and Ornery Little Darlings. At the Logan Square Arts Center (2810 N. Milwaukee) Elastic Arts has programmed a lineup that includes music by Rita J, Tomorrow Kings, and the Luna Blues Machine. Along the stretch of Milwaukee between California and Kimball, festgoers will find more than 30 pop-up galleries populating empty storefronts and other spaces, as well as interactive arts activities, performing arts, an open-air market, and an outdoor sculpture garden. The Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee) will host a screening of Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story on Sat 7/30 at 6 PM; producer Jeff Broadway will be present for a Q&A. Revolution Brewing will sling beer throughout, and several food trucks (among them Gaztro-Wagon and Taquero Fusion) will be camped out along Milwaukee. The fest runs from 4 to 11 PM on Friday and from noon to 11 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Admission each day is a $5 suggested donation; three-day passes are available for $10, and include discounts to neighborhood spots like Logan Theatre, Longman & Eagle, and Rewster's.

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