Top Family Music Picks for The Weekend of The 4th

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 11am. The Details: The 2nd Annual Great Midwest Ukefest Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant 3471 N. ElstonChicago, IL $10.00 Chicago Ukulele Cabaret Presents: The 2nd Annual Great Midwest Ukefest! From Traditional to Extreme and everything in-between 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 rock interpretations.

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

Proceeds willbenefit 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 ages.

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