Division Street between Wood Street & Asland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

When the sweet scent of summer fills the air in Chi Town, the neighborhood festival season has arrived. Kicking things off with a bang is the annual Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale, Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st. Spanning a whopping 10 city blocks, this year’s street party features an all new Family Fun Fest area in addition to the best of local offerings: the food, the vendors, the music, and even the featured beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, is selected based on its popularity in the surrounding ‘hood. Given the status of West Division Street as one of the hippest neighborhoods in Chicago, the event’s 40,000+ expected attendees wouldn’t want it any other way but local.

The Music
Programmed by Empty Bottle Presents, a 15-year West Town mainstay, the talent lineup this year features original music of the highest quality, including live bands on the main stage at Division and Damen, DJs at the Wicker Wash car wash, and a backstage VIP tent sponsored and live-streamed by Time Out Chicago. Top-billing on Saturday goes to Chicago dynamo Flosstradamus; while indie rock gods Menomena close things out on Sunday!

Rocking the main stage all weekend:

Saturday, May 30th
1:00 Lamajamal
2:30 Dark Meat
4:00 JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
5:30 Viva Voce
7:00 Handsome Furs
8:30 Flosstradamus

Sunday, May 31st
1:00 Bad Veins
2:30 Jai Alai Savant
4:00 Mt St Helens Vietnam Memorial Band
5:30 Hollywood Holt
7:00 White Rabbits
8:30 Menomena

“Rock meets House” all weekend at the Second Annual Bass, Bubbles, and Beats DJ Party:

Saturday, May 30th
2:00 Julius Oliver
3:00 Uncle Milty
4:00 Korviel/Chesa
5:00 Todd/ G
7:00 Nathan Scott
8:00 Dj Inphiniti
9:00 Ben Castanadal

Sun. May 31st
2:00 Sebastian R.
3:00 On The Front
4:00 Facing Forward
5:00 The Ability
6:00 Rookie of the Year
7:00 Lee Michaels
8:00 Dino G
9:00 Victor R

For talent photos or bios, link below:

The Family Fun Fest
For the first time ever, Do-Division will have a dedicated family area! The Family Fun Fest features non-stop family entertainment sponsored by Adventure Stage Chicago, Whole Foods and Building Blocks toy store. Included in the fun will be: live performances both afternoons on the Adventure Stage Chicago family stage, a bounce house, face painting, crafts, pony rides and more! All proceeds from Family Fun Fest activities will support local public elementary schools Pritzker and LaSalle.

The Vendors
Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt is packed with trendy salons, spas, cafes, bakeries and boutiques in addition to droves of restaurants that can satisfy any craving. Many of these merchants will participate in an elaborate sidewalk sale that spans the full length of the fest – offering unprecedented deals on everything from designer duds to freshly-cooked dishes to ice-cold PBR.

There will be a $5 donation requested for admittance to offset the costs of the event and to benefit local non-profit services for the immediate area, and three local public elementary schools: A.N. Pritzker, LaSalle II Magnet and Anderson. Hours of operation both days are noon to 10 pm (and the Family Fun Fest is open from noon to 6 pm both days). For more info, call 312-850-9390 or visit www.do-divisionstreetfest.com.

Official Website: http://www.do-divisionstreet.com

Added by jodybgrimaldi on May 2, 2009