6 Corners BBQ Fest entertainment announced
Expands to 3 Days in 2015!
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21 (Father’s Day weekend)
6 Corners BBQ Fest
MOUTH-WATERING! Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork
ECLECTIC TUNES (TWO STAGES)!
Performers include Rico, Funkadesi,
Hurricane Gumbo, Too White Crew and many more
PLUS: EXPANDED Kids’ Activity Area and
Wrestling Shows (on Saturday night)
CHICAGO—May 26, 2015—Six Corners, the bustling commercial hub of the northwest side’s Portage Park neighborhood, will again throw a huge party over Father’s Day weekend when it hosts its fifth annual "6 Corners BBQ Fest" on the 4000-4100 blocks of N. Milwaukee Avenue. (For those not familiar, Six Corners in the intersections of Milwaukee, Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue.)
NEW: The fest will be expanding from two to three days in 2015: It will now open on Friday, June 19, and run through Sunday, June 21. It will also expand its physical footprint another block north
(to Berteau Ave.).
As its name implies, one highlight will be plenty of barbeque including ribs, chicken and pulled pork from vendors that include Blackhawk BBQ & Seafood, Texas Lightening, Chicago BBQ Company, BBQ King Smokehouse, Porkchop, Robinson’s Ribs and D.S. Tequila Company.
There will also be two stages of music and entertainment, arts & crafts, the return of crowd-pleasing wrestling shows (on Saturday night), plus an expanded kids’ area on Belle Plaine Ave. between Milwaukee and Cicero. Kids’ highlights include art activities, inflatables, camel rides, kiddie carnival rides and performances by local dance groups.
Among this year’s music stage performers are funk-soulsters Rico, party band Hurricane Gumbo, the multi-cultural world music ensemble that is Funkadesi, and hip-hop tribute band Too White Crew.
Fest hours are 5:00-11:00 p.m. on Friday; 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. on Saturday; and 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. on Sunday. A gate donation of $5 benefits neighborhood arts organizations. For more on the fest please visit www.ChicagoEvents.com; 773.868.3010.
The music/entertainment lineup is:
Friday, June 19
6:00 p.m. Goodbye Hero (pop/rock)
8:30 p.m. Too White Crew (hip-hop tribute)
6:00 p.m. Whiskey & Harmony (country music tribute band)
7:20 p.m. Matt Hires (pop/rock)
8:50 p.m. Guitarra Azul (world music & Latin groove)
Saturday, June 20
Noon Howard & the White Boys (blues/funk/rock)
2:00 p.m. Caliente (Latin groove)
4:00 p.m. Who’s Who (Who tribute band)
6:15 p.m. Hurricane Gumbo (eclectic Louisiana party music)
8:30 p.m. Funkadesi (eclectic world music)
1:20 p.m. Belpedio Dancers
4:00 p.m. Donya Dance Ensemble
6:00/7:20 p.m. Girlband (all-girl rock; two sets)
8:50 p.m. Homegrown Trio (pop/rock)
Sunday, June 21
Noon Steamin’ Barracudas (New Orleans boogie)
2:00 p.m. Zydeco Voodoo (Mardi Gras party band)
4:00 p.m. 97 Nine (pop/rock)
6:00 p.m. Rico (funk/soul)
3:30 p.m. Vic & Gab (pop/rock)
5:30 p.m. Veilside (rock)