Monday, February 3, 2020

FEST ALERT: 7th Annual ChillFest Pop-up Music Festival Returns Saturday, February 8 from 2-6 p.m.

Chi, IL Live Shows on our radar
7th annual ChillFest pop-up music festival 
returns to Wicker Park and Bucktown 
with free performances on
Saturday, February 8 from 2-6 p.m.

30+ musicians include Celia Rose, Jeff Wichmann, Meghan and Timothy Pratt, Neil Dixon Smith, Robinlee Garber, Ryan Burns, and Sammy Canillo

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the artists and venues for its 7th annual ChillFest pop-up music festival on Saturday, February 8 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 30+ local musicians to perform live acoustic in 15 neighborhood storefronts.

Participating musicians for ChillFest 2020 include: Indie-folk-pop singer-songwriter Celia Rose, licensed Japanese koto performer and composer Jeff Wichmann, father-and-daughter duo Meghan and Timothy Pratt, classical guitarist Neil Dixon Smith, singer-songwriter and creative arts therapist Robinlee Garber, genre-bending folk artist Ryan Burns, and indie singer-songwriter Sammy Canillo.

Attendees can stroll from venue to venue, taking in the live music sets while shopping, getting a hair treatment, picking up a book, or experiencing local art. Each business hosts 2 bands/artists in a dedicated portion of its space, with musicians playing 1-hour sets, paired closely 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 Musicians and Bands:
Acoustic Raccoon, Bill Ryan, ButterBean, Celia Rose, Corridor Brass Quintet, Edson Avalos, Frankii Dex, Heidi Serwer, Ian Leith, Jeff Wichmann, Marshall, Meghan and Timothy Pratt, Morning Commute, Nathan Clemente, Neil Dixon Smith, Quinn Guillermo, Robinlee Garber, Ryan Burns, Ryan Herrick, Sammy Cannillo, Sweet Kay, and Syahi.

Participating ChillFest Venues:
828 Chi, Alexandra Marks Jewelry, Crossroads Trading Co., Dynamic Salon, Epoch Studio Salon, Futurgarb, Gemini, Jackson Junge Gallery, Matty and Lou, Sprout San Francisco, The Den Café, TOMS, Transit Tees, Volumes Bookcafe, and YETI.

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a volunteer Commission of SSA taxpayers who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit

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