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Kelsey Phillips writesThe Green Music Fest Is This Weekend, and CHIRP Will Be There!

Craft beer. Eco-friendly vendors. Free bike parking. Craft beer (yes I said it twice). Live music. The quintessential Chicago summer festival. This weekend (June 22nd/23rd), Wicker Park will once again fence itself off from traffic and open it's gates for some great live music and environmentally-sustainable shopping.

The Green Music Fest, on Damen Ave. between North and Schiller, reflects the environmentally-conscious community it is located in, throwing local retailers, crafters, food vendors, and of course, beer brewers alongside some great live music. The festival's Green Initiative includes a mission to connect eco-conscious Chicagoans with these environmentally sustainable products and services, all the while giving the city the kind of weekend festival it has come to know and love. You'll find everything from biodiesel generators, compostable food service disposable items, and free bike parking.

The bands are nothing to scoff at either; with two stages and plenty of local acts, you can see anyone from Manchester Orchestra on Saturday to Talking Heads tribute band This Must Be The Band on Sunday (check the website for a full lineup). There's a $5 suggested donation, and festivities start both days at noon and end at 10 pm. Hop on your bike and head over!

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