Celebrate Clark Street Festival kicks off this weekend (July 16 & 17) in the Rogers Park neighborhood, featuring plenty of family-friendly, all ages, activities and live performances by artists from across the country (and the world) like Krar Collective, Palenke Soultribe, El Freaky, Hector Guerra, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and Gaby Moreno, among others. In addition, there are plenty of local sounds from bands like Akasha, ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat, Trio Mokili, the Future Rootz Son Sistema collective, and so many more. Details below!
We’ve put together a preview playlist of some of the sounds you’ll encounter at Celebrate Clark Street.
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About Celebrate Clark Street
“Acclaimed by the Chicago Reader for its eclectic lineup of world music, curated by Sound Culture Center for Global Arts, Celebrate Clark Street Festival has grown from a community celebration into one of Chicago’s most renowned street festivals, attracting over 30,000 people annually. The festival presents world music and dance acts from around the globe, as well as cutting edge local bands on two stages.
This festival is one of the last independent street festivals in Chicago that is locally managed and organized by a community organization – Rogers Park Business Alliance. The festival reflects the unique diversity in Rogers Park by presenting music from all four corners of the world encouraging audiences to dance and experience local, national and touring bands. The festival provides two live music stages, food from local restaurants, beer, wine and micheladas from local bars, interactive entertainment throughout the festival area, an Art Lot, kids’ activities and especially a meeting space for the community.
Celebrate Clark Street will be located on Clark Street between Morse Ave. and Estes Ave. in Rogers Park and a $5 per person ($10 per family) donation is requested. Proceeds help fund programs such as the beautification of commercial corridors and the Glenwood Sunday Market in Rogers Park.
Two stages of live World Music curated by Sound Culture Center for Global Arts
Delicious food from Senegal, Greece, many regions of Latin America and other mouth watering food from around the globe
A diverse art, craft market
Art Lot with live painting, installations and activities”
For more information visit: www.CelebrateClarkStreet.com