Friday, June 18, 2010

Takin' It to the Streets

I went to this festival when it was first presented several years ago in Marquette Park by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network.  They had graffiti painting, breakdancing, and a small crowd. Headlining acts that day included Jurassic 5 and Brother Ali.  This year, the free festival has expanded to four music stages and they're expecting 20,000 people.  Brother Ali from Minneapolis is performing again, along with Mos Def, and many folk and international groups.  There should be a lot of great music.  There's an article in this week's Chicago Reader here with more info as well as a full roster of artists and activities posted at the festival's site.

Talkin' It to the Streets
Marquette Park at 67th st and Kedzie
Entrances are on Marquette at Kedzie, Sacramento, and California Ave.
Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 19, 2010
9am to 9pm

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