Calendar of Events
Welcome to Families in the Loop’s Community Calendar, where it’s now super easy to share, view, and experience all of Chicago's amazing parent- and family-centric happenings. Browse through to find hip and exciting events just for parents or for the whole family. Got an activity you’d like to share? Fab! Add it by clicking on the submission form below. It’s all here and all for you, courtesy of the hottest hub for Chicago parents, Families in the Loop!
June 10, 2012
2012 Dates | Friday, June 8 | Saturday, June 9 | Sunday, June 10
Thank you to all of the bands who have submitted their band information for Ribfest Chicago 2012! Submissions were closed on 2/1/12. At this time, all information has been submitted to our entertainment committee for review. If they are interested, we will follow up with you regarding your band.
Ribfest 2012 Forms
Please download, complete and submit to Big Buzz Idea Group at 3332 W. Foster Ave., #121, Chicago, IL 60625
Ribfest Promotional Sheet
Food Vendor Application
City of Chicago Food Vendor Permit Application
Market Vendor Application
Kids Square Application
Equipment Rental Form
Printers Row Live with Chad Harbach
Chad Harbach will join Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor for a discussion of his book, “The Art of Fielding,” on May 7. On the best-seller list since it was published, Harbach’s book is the first selection for the Printers Row Book of the Month. The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. at The Latin School of Chicago, 59 W. North Blvd.; $15.
Lit Fest sponsors
Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, now entering its 47th year. Each year, nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passers-by, while ethnic dance troupes and cutting-edge bands keep the party going.
We are very excited to announce that this year’s 47th annual Midsommarfest street festival will kick off on Friday evening, June 8th with a special performance by 16 Candles! This opening night celebration will take place on Clark Street between Balmoral and Catalpa Avenues beginning at 5:00 pm, and will also feature food from some of your favorite local restaurants and of course cold beer and sangria.
Besides being a first for our beloved neighborhood festival, this Friday night event will also benefit the Andersonville Development Corporation and their work to create a more sustainable business district – socially, economically and environmentally. Through their community focused mission, ADC manages business attraction and retention, small business technical assistance, market research and eco-Andersonville events and activities.
We look forward to kicking off the summer in Andersonville a day early this year, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate our great neighborhood with you!
Chicago Blues Festival
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.
FESTIVAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Friday & Saturday
- 11 am - 9:30 pm
- 11 am – 9 pm
All talent bookings are complete. Look for information on how to submit for next year’s festival in late September.
Sponsors of the 2012 Chicago Blues Festival.
Find information about obtaining media credentials for Blues Festival.
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FREE Admission • Grant Park • June 8, 9 & 10, 2012
Blues Season will take place in several venues around Chicago including Daley Plaza (above) on Monday, June 4th.
Saturday’s headliners include Billy Branch
and the Sons and Blues, Rev. K M Williams, Paul Kaye, Steady Rollin Bob Margolin and Floyd Taylor (above)
Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Blues Festival.
The 2012 Chicago Blues Festival kicks-off on Friday, June 8th with performances by Joe Louis Walker, Eddie C. Campbell and Texas Johnny Brown (above).
Mavis Staples (above) closes out the Chicago Blues Festival with a performance at the Petrillo Music Shell.
Helpful information on the Chicago Blues Festival.