With the cold, snowy, and rainy winter that always seems to comeback like, "did you miss me?," most people living in the Go and beyond can't wait for summer. Although the weather may not be cooperating in April of 2109, at some point Summertime CHI will make it's presence known and it's only right that we prepare for it. Below is a list of events that will hopefully remind us of a groove slightly transformed to give us little bit of break from the norm. Let's make Summer 2019 one to remember as we celebrate peacefully, prosperously, and with a purpose.
Hyde Park Brew Fest - June 1st & June 2nd
Let’s kick off summer together at the 6th Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest in the heart of downtown Hyde Park. This festival is unlike any festival you've been to. Part beer fest, street fest and food fest, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce brings you the best in great food, beers, ciders, hip hop and House music DJ's in the country.
Raheem DeVaughn - Decade of a Love King Tour - June 7th at City Winery
"I Don't Care" is one of my favorite joints. Might have to check this out.
I Love My College - A Day with the White Sox - June 13th
The Blac Alum Group, The Firm Group LLC, & Sib's Breakfast Club Present iLoveMySchool: A Day with the Chicago White Sox powered by Soul 106.3 This is a day for you to come and rep your college and or fraternity/sorority. Attendees of ALL colleges and/or universities are welcomed.
Jon B - June 14th at City Winery
You can't front on "They Don't Know" or "Don't Talk."
Craft Beers at Lincoln Park Zoo - June 14th & June15th
Savor a selection of more than 150 craft beers at the fifth annual beer festival, Craft Brews at the Zoo, hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events!
Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest - June 15th
Who doesn't love tacos and tequila? As you first enter the gates, your first margarita is on the house, included with your ticket. The festival will feature Chicago's best tacos and curate a summer cocktail vibe in its can’t-beat location at the south end of scenic Lincoln Park.
CHI-SOUL Fest - June 21st & June 22nd at Navy Pier
SOOTHE YOUR SOUL! The second-annual Chi-Soul Fest, a FREE soul music festival, returns to Navy Pier. Join us for a two-day inter-generational musical conversation of Chicago soul music
Chicago Food Truck Festival - June 22nd & June 23rd
Here we go again foodies! One of America's top food truck festivals, Chicago Food Truck Festival is scheduled for it's 6th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival. As you are aware last year we drew a crowd of foodies. So, let's do it again for 2019.
Chicago Jerk Festival - June 23rd
Is it me or is there a Jerk spot almost on every corner of the south and west side? I'm sure they will all be the Jerk Festival in Washington Park.
Angie Stone - July 5th at City Winery
Gotta love how much Angie loves the brothers.
Taste of Chicago - July 10th - 14th
You already know how The Chi gets down with the food but the Taste also offers a few dope shows.
Free concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell
Taste of Chicago will also present a diverse mix of national and international artists at nightly concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell along with a daily schedule of local artists at the Goose Island Stage. Check out the star-studded lineup:
Wednesday, July 10: Sunflower Bean, Courtney Barnett
Thursday, July 11: Cultura Profética, Bomba Estéreo
Friday, July 12: Taylor Bennett, De La Soul
Saturday, July 13: Joywave, lovelytheband, The Strumbellas
Sunday, July 14: Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, India.Arie
V103 Summer Block Party Featuring Jill Scott - July 13th
Chicago....it's time for the 5th Annual V103 Summer Block Party....featuring the AMAZING Jill Scott along with Anthony Hamilton, Mase and Carl Thomas!
July 13th at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island...
Ptichfork Music Festival - July 19th - 21st
The internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival returns for its 14th year presenting 40+ bands and will take place July 19-21, 2019 in Chicago’s Union Park. The Pitchfork Music Festival highlights the best in new and emerging music
The Silver Room Block Party - July 20th
Hands down one of best parties of the summer. Thank me later.
Chicago Whiskey & Wine Festival - July 20th at Belmont Harbor
Nothing screams summer like boats, sunshine and a day of Whiskey & Wine tasting with all of your best friends! Treat yourself to samples of whiskeys, wines & spirits & DJ spinning your favorite summer hits while enjoying the beautiful Belmont Harbor in Lincoln Park.
South Loop Beer & Cider Fest - July 27th
The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest returns for its 4th year to Chicago's Near South Side neighborhood! Offering an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food from local food trucks and enjoy live music and other craft beer-centric activities.
Sangria Festival Chicago - August 17th & August 18th
Chicago's 4th year festival bringing together the art of Sangriapaired with a variety of Chicago's Favorite Eats.
Chicago Oyster Fest - September 7th
What y'all know about them Blue Point Oysters's tho? 3rd Chicago Oyster Fest 9/7 @ Frontier Chicago 3 hours of Unlimited Oysters & Beer (Heineken) and music from 1-4pm.