Audiences enjoy a low-footprint performance at the 2016 Green Music Fest (photo courtesy of Green Music Fest).
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Wicker Park venue Subterranean have announced some of the artists that will be joining Green Music Fest’s 2017 lineup. On tap for the green festivities this year are:Nothing, Jay Som, The Appleseed Cast, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards),Nap Eyes, Forth Wanderers, CAAMP, Two Cow Garage, Henry Jamison and Belonger. Previously announced headliners for Chicago’s award-winning Green Music Fest include R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and Canadian alternative rock band July Talk.
Now in its ninth consecutive year, Green Music Fest embraces environmentally conscious and green technologies like its pedal-powered stage, where attendees pedal stationary bicycles to power amps, guitars, spotlights and more. Project management and sustainability consultancy Bright Beat will make its return to the fest to lead its eco education and sustainability programming. In addition to live music stages and a variety of Lagunitas brews, the festival showcases innovative green vendors and products, along with the return of Pet Fest & Kids Fest areas, where kids with and without paws can enjoy demonstrations, crafts, games and more. The community tables will be boosted this year to include even more green-minded folks sharing their passion for zero-waste lifestyles, organic benefits and sustainable ways to improve the home. Plus, just like last year, attendees can adopt a tree at the festival to take home with them.
Green Music Fest returns to Wicker Park June 10 and 11, 2017, from 12-10 p.m. daily in the heart of Wicker Park on Damen Ave. between Schiller St. and North Ave. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on foot or bicycle to minimize their environmental impact. For more information and programming updates, visit greenmusicfestchicago.com.
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts