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Wicker Park Fest announces complete music lineup, will take place July 22-24
-- From a press release

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CHICAGO—Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the complete lineup, schedule, additional programming, and festival perks for Wicker Park Fest, one of Chicago's most anticipated summer events. Returning on July 22-24 for its 18th season on Milwaukee Avenue from North Avenue to Paulina Street, the festival has added Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÀI as a headliner, in addition to 8 previously announced national acts such as Cherry Glazerr, queer feminist Caroline Rose, The Happy Fits, MICHELLE, Y La Bamba, The Spits, Armand Hammer and Tom the Mail Man. Other highlights from the music lineup include Laura Stevenson, Arin Ray and Cheekface. The free festival with $10 suggested donation benefits the nonprofit Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. The presenting sponsor for Wicker Park Fest 2022 is Goose Island Beer Company.

The complete lineup and schedule are as follows:

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 5-10 P.M.


08:30 - 10:00 Special Guest TBA

07:00 - 08:00 The Spits

06:00 - 06:30 Bev Rage & The Drinks


09:00 - 10:00 Y La Bamba

07:45 - 08:30 ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat

06:30 - 07:15 Cheekface

05:15 - 06:00 TBA


09:00 - 10:00 Reggae Gold

07:30 - 09:00 Tukkiman

07:00 - 07:30 DJ Illest

06:00 - 07:00 Ifficial Reggae Movement

05:00 - 06:00 Lady Sol & Friends

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 12-10 P.M.


08:45 - 10:00 The Happy Fits

07:30 - 08:15 Laura Stevenson

06:15 - 07:00 Quasi

05:00 - 05:45 Marina City

03:45 - 04:30 Caracara

02:00 - 02:45 Phoneboy

01:00 - 01:30 Lightleak

12:00 - 12:30 Young Ritual


09:00 - 10:00 Armand Hammer

07:45 - 08:30 Arin Ray

06:30 - 07:15 Gramps The Vamp

05:30 - 06:00 Tom the Mail Man

04:30 - 05:00 Matt Muse


08:45 - 10:00 Future Rootz feat. Daniel Crane

08:00 - 08:45 Mo Mami

07:00 - 07:45 La Reina Cumbia

06:00 - 06:45 Lester Rey

05:00 - 05:45 Bumbac Joe & his Mamakinas

03:00 - 05:00 The Gr8Cypher w/ TheGr8Thinkaz

12:00 - 02:00 School Of Rock Chicago West

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 12-10 P.M.


08:30 - 10:00 Cherry Glazerr

07:00 - 08:00 Caroline Rose

05:45 - 06:30 MICHELLE

04:30 - 05:15 Dante Elephante

03:15 - 04:00 TheGr8Thinkaz

02:15 - 02:45 Emmett Mulrooney

12:00 - 01:45 School Of Rock Chicago


09:00 - 10:00 NNAMDÀI

07:45 - 08:30 Oux

06:30 - 07:15 Mo Lowda & The Humble

05:30 - 06:00 The Brevet

04:30 - 05:00 Stay Outside


07:00 - 10:00 The Hustle

05:00 - 07:00 Duane Powell

03:00 - 05:00 Tommaso Conforti

Other entertainment and special offers at the festival include:

Arts Area

The Arts Area is presented by Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33 with provoking sculpture installations and interactive art, showcasing unique works from local artists. This year, 3 artworks will be shown: Rainbow Pyramid by John Bannon and Ed Wesly, A Quivering Life (Snared) by Samuel Schwindt, and Studio W.I.P. by Native 312. For more information on the Arts Area and the artists, visit .

Pin Perks

A $10 donation at the gate benefits the nonprofit Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, and comes with festival pin perks of receiving more than 20 discounts from festival vendors and businesses in the area. Participating businesses and deals include but are not limited to: Steely Boutique (30% off one item), Transit Tees (free pin or button with any in-store purchase), Kadampa Meditation (50% off one regular drop-in class), Spynergy (3 classes for $60), Liquor Park (10% off entire purchase), One Strange Bird (15% off entire purchase), Burton (20% off full price items), Eco Conscious Technologies (20% off online purchases of Air/Surface Pro/Pro+), Earth Rider Cycling (free pair of bike sock with any purchase), Barry's (free first class), and Ouro Hermetica (free OuroHermetica tea light candle). For more information on the pin perks, visit .

Additionally, A Community Culture Stage will feature dance and other cultural performances. The Kids Fest, hosted by Burr Elementary and taking place at Wolcott and Milwaukee Avenues, will offer an exclusive area of family programming. Showcasing the iconic restaurant and bar scene in Wicker Park, the festival will offer dozens of vendors serving food and drinks from local restaurants, in addition to over 100 retail vendors. The festival will offer volunteer opportunities, with applications available at Sign Up Genius. After Parties will be hosted by several local businesses, with more information on . For further updates on the music lineup, family activities, vendors list, and pin perks, visit .

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a volunteer Commission of SSA taxpayers who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit .

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