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Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest

The Unofficial Start to Summer Festival Season Begins at the

Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest – May 24-26


Featuring national tribute bands and local entertainers


CHICAGO (May 2024)—Celebrate the beginning of summer in the city at the 39th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest, on Sheffield between Roscoe and Belmont, May 24-26. Now expanded for three days of fun! Hours are Friday 5-10 p.m.; Sat/Sun 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest kicks off Chicago’s iconic summer festival season with a weekend packed full of local and national talent. Steps away from the red line “EL” train’s Belmont stop, the festival takes over the heart of the popular Lakeview East neighborhood. Don’t miss top Midwest tribute bands on the main stage (near Roscoe), great eats, libations (beer and wine), and artisans. Vendors include Cafe TOLA (empanadas), Barangaroos Aussie Pies, Culture Studio (design your own trucker hat on-site), Caricatures – Tom Ryan Illustrations, Mixtape Your Life (handcrafted jewelry and art), and more!


Also, expect eclectic entertainment near Belmont filled with fun neighborhood music acts, deejays and other performers. Headliners include Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press, Sixteen Candles, Trippin Billies

A suggested $10 donation upon entry benefits the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. “We are so excited to be hosting this iconic fest to celebrate the start of summer,” said Maureen Martino, Executive Director of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. “Thanks to all fest attendees, the suggested gate donation helps to keep these annual fests going strong for all to enjoy. As a community-based 501c6 non-profit organization, funds are used to enhance the beautification and safety of the Lakeview neighborhood.”

Entertainment Schedule


Nutrl Main Stage


6:00 p.m.– Stache
8:00 p.m. – Sixteen Candles


12:15 p.m. – School of Rock
2:15 p.m. – Fletcher Rockwell
4:15 p.m. – Four Star Brass Band
6:15 p.m. – Starlight City
8:00 p.m. – Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press

12:15 p.m. – 77 Solution
2:15 p.m. – Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band
4:15 p.m. – Renegade Wildflower
6:00 p.m. – UltraBeat
8:00 p.m. – Trippin Billies


Belmont Stage

7:00 p.m. – Karaoke with Trader Todd’s
8:00 p.m. – Greg Haus-TRIBUTE TO BERLIN


12:30 p.m. – Mark “MuleMan” Massey
2:00 p.m. – Classical Blast
3:30 p.m. – TiMELeSS
5:00 p.m. – Full Volume
6:30 p.m. – Amanda Coppotelli
8:15 p.m. – La Obra

12:30 p.m. – Fiddlerock!
2:00 p.m. – Stevie McVie
3:30 p.m. – Band Calderisi
5:00 p.m. – Goose Corp
6:30 p.m. – Nelson Street Revival
8:15 p.m. – DJ TZME


The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is a broad community based organization designed to represent and help merchants and other business people in the community. It is a policy of the organization to promote goodwill and a pleasant business environment for merchants, consumers, and area residents.

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