Held at the busy Lakeview intersection over Memorial Day weekend the Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest unofficially kicks off Chicago’s outdoor street fest season. It also features some of the region’s top tribute bands, artisans, food, and plenty of libations. There’s also a second stage with community entertainment.
One of the first of many Windy City outdoor festivals, this iconic street party in the Lakeview neighborhood takes place just steps from the Belmont El stop.
Music highlights of this Memorial Day weekend happening include main stage performances by several of the region’s favorite tribute bands. Then there are deejays, karaoke shows, and the fun acts that entertain visitors on a second stage.
Beyond music, there’s plenty of food, beer, wine, and the handiwork of city and regional artists.
The Fest takes place Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. There’s a $5 suggested donation at the gate.