FEST: Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival 2020

Posted by:  Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival  | When:  –  | Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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The Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival is a free, outdoor street fest located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. This is a long-running fest well attended by locals. The fest does not charge tickets/door fees from attendees and is fully funded by the community.

We're looking to book approx. 20 artists for the 2020 festival, happening Aug 14-16. 

The Opportunity

We have booked many genres and have hosted bands in the past such as HenHouse Prowlers, Twin Peaks, Dehd, Sweet Spirit, Radkey, White Mystery, Funkadesi and blues greats Liz Mandevill, Fred Dixon, Mojo Morganfield, Lurie Bell and the Nu Blu Band.

Bands play to a very appreciative crowd in what has become a treasured tradition in Rogers Park. Over 50,000 people attend the event annually.

The Band

  • Family friendly music required
  • All genres accepted
  • Please submit EPK and also clearly include availability for the fest, indicating any blackout dates

The Gig

  • We book approximately 20 acts to play Friday night, Saturday/night, Sunday/evening
  • 2020 will include 2 main stages of approximately 16 X 24 each with full-feature professional sound (Avid SC48 Digital, or equivalent, with stage monitors and approximately 20 cabinets and subs on stage and mounted on sound wings) and a dedicated FOH sound engineer and stage tech for each stage.
  • Basic lighting package is also included, with 12 par 64 lights, dimmer rack and Lepricon consoles.
  • We will have 20-30 mics/stands available per stage for voice and instrumentation.
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Compensation is available to some and based on the act and timeslot
  • Hospitality offered but depends on act and slot
  • Artists may keep 100% of their merchandise sales
  • Selected acts will be included in all promotional mediums implemented by the festival


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking

Apply by May 31, 2020

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