Star of hit TV show ‘Nashville’ to bring his rock band to JEFF FEST 2015
Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Announces Three-Day Musical Lineup
Featuring Jonathan Jackson + Enation, July 24-26, 2015
Presented by the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Memorial Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District, along with media partner 104.3 K-HITS Chicago.
The Festival’s proceeds support local student scholarships and help build relationships with local businesses and the community.
Chicago, Illinois – May 5, 2015 – How do you celebrate summer in Chicago? With Jeff Fest, the premier neighborhood event on Chicago’s Northwest side. This year’s headlining music act is Jonathan Jackson + Enation, an anthemic Alt/Rock/Pop three piece from Nashville, TN. The band recently released their fourth studio album, Radio Cinematic, through Loud & Proud Records. Rolling Stone says Radio Cinematic is “Filled with electric guitars, chest-beating vocals and swirling synths” while Billboard Magazine calls Jonathan Jackson + Enation a “rock band on the rise”. Their Emmy-Award winning frontman is also a well-known actor. Jonathan’s acting credits include "Tuck Everlasting", "General Hospital", "Insomnia", & “Nashville”, in addition to many other TV and films.
Chicago neighborhood Jefferson Park plays host to this popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, 2015. The festival takes place on the grounds of Jefferson Memorial Park with two stages, a designated Kid’s Zone, art to purchase, a juried photo art competition, and beer from sponsors Lake Shore Beverage (Bud Light and Goose Island) and Lagunitas Brewing. In addition there is a family-picnic area to enjoy neighborhood food favorites from Gale Street Inn, Fischman’s, Smilin Dawgs, Leadbelly Burgers and much more. Online ticket sales for the Festival begin May 11, 2015.
“We’re proud of the musical line-up at this year’s Jeff Fest,” says Amie Zander, Executive Director of the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce. “We put effort into getting top name musical talent such as Jonathan Jackson + Enation, and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, plus we are bringing back some of the attendees’ favorite entertainment such as the John Yost Drum Circle.”
The weekend is packed with music in addition to Saturday’s headline act of Jonathan Jackson + Enation. Friday kicks off with some “heavy metal” sound from Eliminator and Blackened, and Sunday features JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound (JCBUS). JCBUS call Chicago its home, and has toured North America and Europe, including playing at Lollapalooza.
2015 Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Music Line-Up:
Friday, July 24, 2015
Eliminator (7:00 – 8:00 pm)
Blackened (8:30 – 10:30 pm)
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Leonum (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
The Empty Pockets (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Jonathan Jackson + Enation (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Pirates over 40 (3:00 – 4:00 pm)
Shagadelics (4:30 – 5:30 pm)
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Online ticket sales start May 11, 2015
Jefferson Memorial Park is located at 4822 N. Long Avenue, just west of Milwaukee Avenue. Fest-goers are encouraged to take public transportation, as the Jefferson Park Metra and CTA Blue Line transportation hub is just a block from the festival grounds. Plenty of bike racks also will be available.
Road closures: Linder Avenue will be blocked off between Higgins and Lawrence Avenue for the three-day festivities.
The fee for admission is $5 per person. It is free for children ages 12 and under, and adults older than 65. Coolers and liquor are not permitted. Festival hours are Friday, July 24th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m, Saturday, July 25th from Noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 26th from Noon to 10 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome.
For more information, go to JeffFest.org. Be sure you are the first to hear of announcements and plans for Jeff Fest and follow @JeffFestChicago on Twitter and Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival on Facebook.