wpfest.jpgAs I’ve mentioned before, the country is laden some incredible street festivals and neighborhood parties. Of all the wonderful cities in the U S of A, may hold the belt for and number of its neighborhood parties. Perhaps the best of these is the annual Wicker Park Fest, which this year features some very nice electronic acts and a number of good indie bands.

The takes place over two days (July 26-27) on the border between the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. These stylish and growing neighborhoods at the of ’s art scene — or, at least, once were the — will play good hosts to the numerous bands and people who flock to the . The best part about the fest is that a five-dollar “recommended” donation — that’s polite for mandatory — is the only cost, unless you plan on taking in the food and drink of these two Chicago locales. Follow the jump for the entire


The is nicely between electronic and indie, as are the stages. the South Stage featuring the untz on Saturday and a bit of a mix on Sunday, the North Stage is the with the focus on indie acts both days. Highlights of the are Prefuse 73, Future Rock, Daedelus, and Dark Party (feat. & Leo 123) on Saturday and Apollo Sunshine, Charlie Hunter Trio and Maps & Atlases on Sunday.

A number of Chicago’s finest groups are featured at the festival, which is really great for the local scene. One of which, Rock, will be holding an afterparty of sorts at the Double Door on Saturday night. Along with the , Rock will perform only their second PA set; this under a not to miss. As an added bonus that night, if you find me and mention this article, I’ll buy you a .

SATURDAY, JULY 26th

SOUTH STAGE
presented by SILVER WRAPPER and The Smoke Daddy

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(Silver Wrapper Presents a TICKETED WICKER PARK FEST event at DOUBLE DOOR:
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| $16 | Doors 10pm | 21+ |

NORTH STAGE
presented by HOUSE CALL ENTERTAINMENT and Subterranean

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SUNDAY, JULY 27th

SOUTH STAGE
presented by SILVER WRAPPER and The Smoke Daddy

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NORTH STAGE
presented by HOUSE CALL ENTERTAINMENT and Subterranean

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