Dates: May 25-26, 2013
Location: On Sheffield at Belmont
Demographics: Primary: Educated, upwardly mobile, active, urban, A21-34
One of Chicago's most eclectic intersections will launch the unofficial start of summer's outdoor festival season on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26 at the 29th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival. Presented by the Central Lakeview Merchants this event is considered to be one of the city's premier (and cutting-edge) music fests.
The festival reflects the lifestyle of this area, featuring some of the best musical entertainment in Chicago, it attracts young "Millennials," "Generation M's" and weekend hipsters from all over Chicagoland. In addition to music, it also features an exciting mix of fine arts, crafts, fashions and a variety of food and drink.
Belmont and Sheffield Streets – in the heart of the Lakeview neighborhood – is a top destination for all that's "happening" in Chicago among Adults 21-44. Many of the city's most popular nightclubs including The Vic, Metro, Cubby Bear, Berlin and Sheffield's set the tone and ambiance that contributes to the area's reputation for hip nightlife. This intersection also a few blocks from legendary Wrigley Field.
Bands that have played the festival in the last few years include: New Found Glory, Interpol, OK GO, English Beat, Pat McGee, Radiators, Liquid Soul, Smile Empty Soul, Von Bondies, Umphrey's McGee, Seven Mary Three, American Hi-Fi, Local H, Ben Kweller and Oleander.