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The West Town Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2023 Lineup And Programming For West Fest Chicago

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The West Town Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to unveil the highly anticipated lineup for West Fest Chicago 2023

A West Fest Chicago festival-goer favorite: Pet Fest

Enjoy DJ sets and live bands programmed by BassByThePound and Empty Bottle Presents

West Fest Chicago will offer three days of live music, food, and community for all ages

Returning for its 19th year, West Fest Chicago promises an unforgettable weekend filled with sensational music performances, local vendors, and festival goer favorites: Kid Fest and Pet Fest.” - -West Town Chamber of CommerceCHICAGO , ILLINOIS, UNITED SSSTATES , June 1, 2023/ / -- The west town chamber of commerce is thrilled to unveil the highly anticipated lineup for west fest chicago 's summer 2023 season! Returning for its 19th year from Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9, 2023, West Fest Chicago promises an unforgettable weekend filled with sensational music performances, local vendors, and festival goer favorites: Kid Fest and Pet Fest. West Fest Chicago will also feature an array of food vendors, and drink options from festival sponsors Goose Island, White Claw, Ritual Zero Proof and Deep Eddy Vodka, and benefit "Friends of" Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy and Jose De Diego Community Academy.

Recognized as one of the most outstanding music festivals in Chicago, the three day annual event has continuously raised the bar with its stellar lineup of emerging artists and renowned DJs. This legacy continues in 2023 with the BassByThePound Stage hosting an exceptional array of talent throughout the weekend. Highlights include a back-to-back set by Nikki Nair and Anna Morgan on Friday, and a Saturday house set by the incomparable Mark Farina. House music legend Derrick Carter will take the stage on Sunday, celebrating his 15th year at West Fest Chicago. Highlights on the Empty Bottle Presents Stage include Nitzer Ebb, a reunited band from the 80s, hometown headliner, Grapetooth, and Liv.e performing tracks from their new album on the way, co-produced by Mndsgn and John Carrol Kirby. See below for the full list line-up of musical acts, as well a rundown of additional festival programming for the entire family–including the dog!


5:00pm: Glyde
5:30pm: Intel
6:15pm: Easyjack
7:00pm: Phantom 45
7:45pm: Anna Morgan B2B Nikki Nair

Open til 1:30pm: DJ Striz
1:30pm-2:30pm: Ilana Ariella
2:30pm -3:30pm: Flying Almaria Bros
3:30pm-4:30pm: DJ Jes
4:30pm-5:30pm: Sorrbet
5:30pm-6:30pm: Hyperactive
6:30pm-7:30pm: Diz
7:30pm-9:30pm: Mark Farina

1:00pm-2:00pm: Justin Reed
2:00pm-3:00pm: Tommaso
3:00pm-4:00pm: Duke Shin
4:00pm-5:00pm: Lori Branch
5:00pm-6:00pm: Andrew Phelan
6:00pm-7:00pm: DJ Heather
7:00-8:00pm: James Curd
8:00-9:30pm: Derrick Carter


5:30pm: Godly The Ruler
7:00pm: Magi Merlin
8:45pm: Grapetooth

1:30pm: Uniflora
2:45pm: Pussy Gillette
4:00pm: The Serfs
5:30pm: French Police
7:00pm: FACS
8:30pm: Nitzer Ebb

1:30pm: The Namby Pamby
2:45pm: Tenci
4:00pm: Cafe Racer
5:30pm: The Hecks
7:00pm: liv.e
8:30pm: Nick Hakim

Train rides, bounce houses, pony rides, and more: Kid Fest is the ultimate fest-within-a-fest! Complete with its own vendors and a live entertainment stage with no additional admittance fee, the event will offer blocks of family-friendly activities, games and food. Kid Fest is anchored by The Kid Fest Stage, which will host a lineup of Chicago's top children entertainers, and 100% of the proceeds raised by the event will directly benefit Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. Kid Fest takes place at West Fest Chicago on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 from 12pm until 7pm on Wolcott between Chicago Ave and Rice St.

Organized and sponsored by Canine Crews, Pet Fest features a dog obstacle course, paw painting, pet retail and services booths, plus various pet related demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 from 12pm until 6pm. This annual event is a fan favorite and this year raises funds for Whiskers & Tails, MCP Rescue, and Live Like Roo. All well behaved dogs are welcome at Pet Fest and West Fest Chicago!

The official after party for West Fest Chicago will be held at Damen Tavern at 701 N Damen Ave, where festival goers can enjoy $4 Goose Island drafts throughout the entire weekend, and after each festival day until 2am on Friday, July 7, 3am on Saturday, July 8, and 2am on Sunday, July 9, 2023.

West Fests Chicago takes place on Chicago Avenue between Wood and Damen (1800-2000 W Chicago Ave) on Friday, July 7 from 5-10PM, Saturday, July 8 from 12-10PM, and Sunday, July 9 from 12-10PM. Festival attendees can pre-reserve entry by clicking here, and a $10 donation is requested at the gate. For more information on the West Town Chamber of Commerce's upcoming summer festival season, please visit .

click here for the official West Fest Chicago event lineup flyers/graphics.

West Fest Chicago reflects the eclectic West Town community, and is also renowned for cutting edge live music programmed by Empty Bottle Presents, plus the ever popular West Fest Chicago House DJ stage programmed by Bass by the Pound. West Fest Chicago is unique due to its presentation of neighborhood retailers and restaurants, local fine artists and makers, as well as Kid Fest and Pet Fest. To learn more about West Fest Chicago, follow them on Facebook at @westfestchicago, Instagram at @westfestchicago, and online at . #WestFestChicago

The West Town Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization with hundreds of small business members. The Chamber's mission is to foster community and economic development by empowering businesses with information and technical resources, creating connections, and providing neighborhood-wide marketing and other valuable programming. For more info:

Ryan Beshel
SIX4 Creative


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