Take a look at the performance lineup for just about any festival in the Chicago area, and you’ll see a selection of artists and musicians from all over the world. While that experience is a fun way to spend a weekend, music fans can also support musicians who call the Chicago area home. And that’s where the 2015 Homegrown Arts and Music Festival comes in. Held July 25 in Lisle, the one-day festival keeps it local and boasts a total of about 20 bands who call the Chicago area home.
Festival-goers can hear a wide selection of musical genres, including ska, blues, rock, alternative and so much more, with performances scheduled on two stages. This year’s diverse and eclectic performance lineup includes performances by indie rock and pop group Aaron Williams Band; rock, alternative and country band Fletcher Rockwell; folk, blues and jazz quintet Honey & the 45s; ska, reggae and dub band On Your Marx; and blues and rock band Ryan Mumby and the Hundred Year Rain are among the performers on the schedule. Other musical acts on the schedule include acoustic rock band 3 In Counting; rock quintet North of Eight; and funk and rock group Tonic Freight Train. The full lineup for Homegrown Arts and Music Festival, as well as set times for performances, are available on the festival’s official Facebook page.
In addition to music, art from local artisans will be available for purchase. Photographic Services International, Cheeker’s Crafts and Candles, and Lolo are among the artists who will be at the festival this year. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
Homegrown Arts and Music Festival will be held July 25 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Mullen’s Bar and Grill (3080 Warrenville Rd., Lisle). The bar is located near the intersection of Warrenville and Naperville Roads, and is a quick drive north of Interstate 88. Tickets can be purchased in advance; for additional information, check out the fest’s official Facebook page.
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