This Saturday from 11am-11pm, come on out for a kid
friendly, rockin' good time, for all ages.
Little Miss Ann gets things off to a sweet start at
The 2nd Annual Great Midwest Ukefest
Pub and Restaurant
Chicago Ukulele Cabaret Presents:
The 2nd Annual Great Midwest Ukefest!
From Traditional to Extreme and everything
The Chicago Ukulele Cabaret will kick off-July 4th weekend
with a 4-stringed bang at its 2nd Annual Festival. Part
curated showcase and part open-mic, this all day fest expands the
cabaret show, allowing everyone to participate while showcasing
several of our regular acts in full sets.
As always, the show will offer something for everyone, from
traditional players, to classical virtuosos, to full band and indie
Building on the success of last year's outing, organizers this year
are adding a morning show for kids featuring Little Miss
Ann while doubling the open mic session in the afternoon.
The curated evening portion will feature full sets from perennial
cabaret favorites such as Lanialoha Lee, Heavy Boxes, Bone
and Bell, Jeffrey Weisfeld Combo, and many more! In
addition to 11 hours of live music the
indoor/outdoor event will offer BBQ, Raffles, and much more!
All are welcome to perform during our four hour open mic segment
from 1:00-5:00 PM. Interested acts for the open-mic
should RSVP to [email protected]
Proceeds will benefit
The Intonation Music Workshop-a pretty rockin'
awesome local non-profit organization, providing band-based music
education to children in Chicago's under-served neighborhoods.
Check 'em out on FB, Twitter and their web site for
videos, upcoming events and more.
Click it for your tickets right HERE
or get them at the door. Chief O'Neil's has
an awesome outdoor space and tasty food, and uke can't beat the
music! You'll have a great time and support a great cause at
the same time.
Monday-the actual 4th of July, we'll be checkin out our
favorite circus punk marching band,
Mucca Pazza, and Cave at 6:30 in Millennium Park.
Both events are highly recommended and fun for all
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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