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Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, July 30-31, 2011

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Date:  Sat/Sun, July 30-31, 2011
Time:  Noon to 10 p.m. both days
Location:  N. Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton & Wrightwood | Chicago
Beneficiary:  Wrightwood Neighbors Association

Taste of Lincoln Avenue, one of Chicago's largest and most popular summer street fest, returns for its 28th year on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Highlights include more than 40 music acts on five stages, a kids' carnival and plenty of food vendors.

In addition to a bevy of local/regional pop, rock and blues acts and popular local cover bands, among the headliners on the music stages will be Minnesota alt-rockers Soul Asylum, Chicago roots rockers The Freddy Jones Band, soul/R&B legend Otis Clay, and acclaimed Australian harmonica/didgeridoo whiz Harper.

Other Taste of Lincoln Avenue highlights include ...
  • The ever-popular free kids' carnival from Noon-6:00 p.m. each day on Altgeld between Lincoln and Halsted (entrance on Halsted) that features stage entertainment, inflatables, a petting zoo and pony rides.
  • A wine garden at Lill Street and Lincoln.
Proceeds benefit the Wrightwood Neighbors Association which, in turn, makes grants to charitable and educational organizations serving the local community.

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