Wicker Park Bucktown’s annual ChillFest Pop Music Festival
  • The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the artists and venues for its annual ChillFest pop music festival—Chicago’s only free music festival on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 from 2-6 p.m. This free one-day-only event celebrates the creative and entrepreneurial roots of the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods by curating 60+ local musicians to perform in more than 20 neighborhood storefronts at the start of the holiday shopping season.

    Participating artists for ChillFest 2018 include: ‘90s inspired hip-hop group Hugh Lee and the Pariahs, Chicago’s only burlesque rock and roll band The Fox & The Hounds, self-taught and self-produced multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Fin, plus returning favorites jazz-pop singer Elle Cassaza and singer/comedian Matt Griffo.

    Attendees can stroll from venue to venue, taking in the live music sets while shopping, having a drink or experiencing local art. Each business hosts 3-4 artists in a dedicated portion of its space, with musicians playing 20- to 60-minute sets, paired as closely as possible to the venue’s ambiance.

    For the most up-to-date schedule of where and when each artist will be playing, along with a festival map, visit

    Participating Artists:
    Adjacent Cruise; Akosuen, Alysha Monique; Baby Cuts; Bill Ryan; Bob and Ivan; Bud Summers; ButterBean; Celia Rose; Chris Stevens; Dogs at Large; Doug Hoyer; Elle Casazza; Emma Grace; Glen Murschel Duo; Heels On Fire; Heidi Serwer; Henry Geraghty; Hugh Lee and the Pariahs; Jack Butlers Jones & the Cut Kings; Jakob Heinemann, Jay Schraub; Jonathan Fin; Kielbasa & Kimchi; Mark Sotira Unplugged; Marshall; Matt Griffo; mestozi; Mike Felten; Mississippi Stranglers; Morning Commute; Mute Duo, Nathan Clemente; Neil Dixon Smith; Nora Barton, Octavia Reese; Paolo Apuli, Paul Harris; Paul Moody and the Revelators; Quinn Guillermo; Robinlee Garber; Ryan Burns; Ryan Herrick; Sammy Cannillo; Scott Niekelski of Go Time!; SM6; Somersault Factory; Sound Voyage presents: FRANKIE; The Bannermen; The Fox & The Hounds; Timothy Pratt; Tony Maguire of Farkus and Zion Rodman.

    Participating ChillFest venues with special Small Business Saturday offers:

    Angry Pig Tavern (2039 W. North Ave.): $2 off select cocktails

    Crossroads Trading (1519 N. Milwaukee Ave.): Gift card raffle and light refreshments

    Dynamic Salon (1501 W. Chicago Ave.): Complimentary refreshments

    Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.): $6 mimosas and Brunch Punch

    Havlan & West (1870 N. Damen Ave.): Free Bucktown tee or tote with purchase of $150+

    iD Chicago (2130 N. Damen Ave.): 15% off purchase (exclusions apply)

    Interurban Boathouse (1438 W Cortland St.): Mention ChillFest and receive 10% off

    Jackson Junge Gallery (1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.): 20% off all prints and custom framing, 40% off all ready-made frames

    Level Vape (1747 W. North Ave.): 15% off purchase (exclusions apply)

    Little Broken Things (2137 N. Western Ave.): $10 off for new customers

    The Frame Shop Wicker Park (2214 W. North Ave.): 40% all music-related framing

    The Royal Grocer & Co. (2118 N. Damen Ave.): Drink specials including $6 wine and
    $8 Old Fashioned cocktails

    Transit Tees (1371 N. Milwaukee Ave.): 15% off entire store

    Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. (1276 N, Milwaukee Ave.): Free tote bag with purchase of $40+

    Adventure Stage $10 ticket offer for neighbors in the 60642 and 60622 zips

Wicker Park Bucktown’s annual ChillFest Pop Music Festival
  • Location: Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
  • Address: 1414 N. Ashland Ave.
  • November 24, 2018
  • Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce