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13 Bands Take Over Edgewater On Friday With Acoustic Sets Outside Local Businesses

The Winchesters are Among 13 Bands Performing

Music is in the air this Friday as 13 local artists perform acoustic sets outside some of Edgewater’s most popular businesses during the first ever Bands On Broadway.

The event, which is put on by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, July 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  A diverse selection of bands will play outside area businesses from Chicago Grind (5256 N. Broadway) to the south to Green Element Resale (6241 N. Broadway) to the north. Uncommon Ground at 1401 W. Devon will be the only location off of Broadway. Two of the locations will also include food trucks.

“Last year at our family Night Out we booked a band on the patio at Mas Alla Del Sol and it was an extremely popular night for us,” said Executive Director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Katrina Balog. “So we decided to build on that idea by booking bands all throughout the neighborhood. It will be a really fun night and people can come for free and sit on participant’s patios where they can also order food and drink of course.”

Balog added that another purpose of the event is to help support local businesses in the community. As a part of the Chamber’s shop local campaign you can earn a free beer if you spend $30 or more at a local business in Edgewater. Bring your receipt to the chamber tent at EdgeFest this year for your beer token (one beer token per customer).

“There really hasn’t been an event in the neighborhood before where so many musical acts have been booked for one evening,” mentioned Balog. “You can pick your favorite place and hang out there for the full two hours or you can move around the neighborhood and experience Edgewater.”

Here is the map of participating businesses and bands:


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