Street festivals are one of the best reasons to live in the city and not in the countryside or inside a steel shipping container at the bottom of the ocean. Celebrate urban living with this GrouponLive deal to the Green Music Fest on Damen Avenue in Wicker Park on Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, from noon to 10 p.m. both days. For $11, you get a festival package (a $22 total value) that includes the following:
- A festival pass for both days (a $10 value)
- Two beer tickets (a $12 value)
Chicagoans converge on Wicker Park to celebrate fine tunes and raise eco-awareness during the two-day Green Music Fest. Two stages bookend the festival, giving 14 bands grounds to stomp throughout the day and '90s alt-rockers Dinosaur Jr. means to headline Saturday night. The band's distorted, effects-laden guitars spill from the north stage, anchored near the Blue Line tracks, following the last notes of Newfoundland folk rockers Hey Rosetta! as they drift from the south stage, near Wicker Park. This six-piece outfit's frontman wears the caps of cellist, violinist, and poet, making him a musical force to reckon with and a hatter's best friend.
On Sunday, Danish duo The Raveonettes show why fellow musicians have crowned them the "modern king and queen of melody and mood" with tracks such as "War in Heaven." Passafire also takes stage to slay rock fans with its Georgia-bred riffs first honed when the band members were students of art and design.
Between acts, guests sip frothy libations from craft brewer New Belgium and wines from The Naked Grape or check out the eco-friendly vendor village that demonstrates and sells goods such as solar-powered techie devices. Organizers encourage guests to take eco-friendly transportation to the fest by utilizing the onsite free bike parking or piggyback-riding passing runners.
Damon Ave. and North Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647