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Third Annual Edgewater GRalley Festival Turns

North Side’s “Alleys” Into Music Destination

Festival Serves as Official World Music Festival 2010 Venue;

Kings Go Forth to Headline

Chicago, IL (August 24, 2010) – On Saturday, Sept. 25 from Noon to 10 p.m., the “alleys” of Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood will come alive with the region’s hottest music acts at the Third Annual Edgewater GRalley, an official World Music Festival 2010 venue.

The Edgewater GRalley, presented in partnership with St. Gertrude Parish and Uncommon Ground, features two stages of live music, food from the finest area restaurants, talented artisans and vendors with an emphasis on green living, a family corner, silent auction, and much more.

The GRalley is the city’s most unique festival as it is the only one that takes advantage of Chicago’s alley ways and wide sidewalks. The festival surrounds St. Gertrude Parish on the corner of Granville and Glenwood.

Jammin’ in the Alleys

With two stages of live music all day, the GRalley features some of the region and world’s best artists in jazz, modern, rockabilly and blues music. The GRalley also serves as an official World Music Festival 2010 venue. Headlining the festival and performing at 8:30 p.m. is Kings Go Forth (Luaka Bop Records), a ten piece soul and funk group from Milwaukee that is quickly gaining international recognition. Other World Music Festival 2010 acts include DJA-Rara, a group dedicated to preserving the music and culture of Haiti and AfriCaribe, a Chicago-based band that has a mission of celebrating the African musical influence on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

The GRalley’s eclectic musical lineup also includes Joel Paterson and the Modern Sounds, a Chicago-based band that performs traditional American music including rockabilly, classic blues and hot jazz; Rock and Roll band The Del Moroccos performing at 4:30 p.m., the raw sounds of blues musician Mississippi Gabe Carter at 3 p.m., and foot-stomping cowboy sounds of the Golden Horse Ranch Band on stage at 2 p.m.

Grub, Beer Gardens and the Sports Corner

A festival isn’t complete without food and Edgewater has some of the best in Chicago! A wide

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