Dates: July 6-8, 2018
Location: Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street
Hours: Friday: 5PM-10PM; Saturday & Sunday 12N-10PM
Demographics: Young, educated, sophisticated urban professionals; artists and musicians.
Theme: Summer party!
- National music headliners on Mainstage produced by Empty Bottle Productions
- DJ Stage produced by BassByThePound featuring some the country's top DJ's.
- More than 100 food and merchandise vendors
West Fest- local's the thing!
If there is a street festival in Chicago that accurately reflects its surrounding community- West Fest would be it. 'Urban sophistication' is the watch phrase to describe this colorful, eclectic and lively event. West Fest is a two-day party that offers continuous high quality entertainment for young sophisticated urbanites- artists and musicians- and hipsters and even their pets. And just like the community it celebrates, there is nothing cookie-cutter about West Fest. Each element of the festival contains a local, home-grown element.
For starters- the music is produced by Empty Bottle Productions, a fact that guarantees a musical line-up that will thoroughly satisfy even the most cutting-edge of musical tastes –and one that will rival any festival in the city for sheer quality and imagination. In addition to the Empty Bottle Mainstage- there is a DJ Stage- produced by BassByThePound- possibly the world's finest drum n' bass DJ crew. Both stages are packed from the moment the festival opens until the last notes are played. Word about West Fest's high quality music program has quickly spread-drawing attendees from all over the region and puts this festival on track to achieve legendary status.
The festival's emphasis on 'local' and 'unique' is underscored by the variety of more than 80 neighborhood artists, restaurants and shops that set up booths to offer the best of West Town food and merchandise. Attendees from outside the area get a real sampling of all the treasures that this neighborhood has to offer.
Chicago's West Town
The tightly knit, fast growing, eclectic West Town is a near perfect example of how a 21st century urban neighborhood can be a truly great place to put down roots. The neighborhood is teeming with an eclectic assortment of unique furniture, art, clothing, home design and garden shops augmented by home-grown coffee shops, pubs and boutique restaurants. The word 'eclectic' barely does this neighborhood justice.