StarEvents - 2011 Festivals

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Summary

StarEvents is a Chicago event company that specializes in producing world-class community celebrations and street festivals. StarEvents is looking to book solo artists and bands to perform live at one of their many Chicago based festivals.

Compensation for artists is negotiable, at time of booking. All music must be family friendly, as each festival is an all-ages event. Artists are asked to submit to the specific festival at which they would like to play. Each community celebration features over 100 local, regional and national performers in genres including everything from alternative, country, R&B and reggae to blues, zydeco, rock, pop, Latin and more./n/nStarEvents is a Chicago event company that specializes in producing world-class community celebrations and street festivals. Founded in 1996, it has spent the past 15 years dedicated to raising money and awareness for community groups and local, non-profit organizations. Its Chicago festivals are specifically designed to enhance the vitality of the communities in which they are held. They produce an incredible amount of positive economic impact for the surrounding areas and generate an enormous amount of visibility for enhancing local businesses and artists.



StarEvents is looking to book solo artists and bands to perform live at one of their many Chicago based festivals. Each community celebration features over 100 local, regional and national performers in genres including everything from alternative, country, R&B and reggae to blues, zydeco, rock n' roll, pop, Latin and more.



Compensation for artists is negotiable, at time of booking. All music must be family friendly, as each festival is an all-ages event. Artists are asked to submit to the specific festival at which they would like to play.


StarEvents' Festivals (please click on links for more information about each festival):

Mayfest - May 20 - 22, 2011


    Mayfest is a 3-day celebration that features Chicago's Hometown Heroes event and Kid’s Day Celebration on Saturday. On Sunday, it features Chicago’s Pet Parade and Dog Expo. Mayfest is located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood and draws about 15,000 people annually.

June-Jams - June 4 - 5, 2011


    This two-day summer festival is located in the heart of Roscoe Village and features live entertainment, artisans, kids activities, and great food and drink. The 4th Annual June Jam is an end-of-the-school year celebration in Roscoe Village and partially on the grounds of Audubon School. The event will feature kid-friendly entertainment, food, games, local vendors, contests and other fun activities.

Midsommarfest - June 11 - 12, 2011


    Now in its 45th year, each year approximately 50,000 people gather on Clark Street to enjoy great international food, stellar family activities, lively entertainment on four stages, and over 100 quality artisans showcasing their wares. Old-world Swedish traditions, including a festive dance around the Maypole, are incorporated into an unrivaled array of entertainment for families and adults. The other three stages are filled all day with spirited music, including nationally renowned acts, guaranteed to get the crowd dancing.

Taste of Randolph - June 17 - 19, 2011


    Taste of Randolph Street takes place in Chicago's Randolph Street corridor in the heart of the West Loop. This upscale area features several of Chicago's trendiest galleries and restaurants. This three-day event highlights food from the finest neighborhood restaurants and features artisan and other vendors along with incredible live entertainment on 2 unique stages. Taste of Randolph Street will showcase some of the city's most renowned restaurants, all from the top-rated locations from the West Loop.

Chicago Summerfest - June 25 - 26, 2011


    Chicago Summerfest brings together 25,000 movers and shakers in Lincoln Park each year. Attendees love this event and it is in one of Chicago Park District’s prime locations. This two-day summer festival features live music, great food and drink and a fantastic family area with activities for kids of all ages. Local artisans will have an array of booths offering mixed media and jewelry.

Rockin' Ribfest - July 7 - 10, 2011


    Ribfest is four full days of unbelievably tasty, mouth-watering barbecue, and unstoppable entertainment on the lovely grounds of Sunset Park. This family-oriented event will spotlight nationally renowned professional ribbers and rockin’ family entertainment. It also showcases some of the most rockin’ sounds from some of the best bands from the Chicagoland area. The Rockin’ Ribfest is a fund-raising event for the Lake in the Hills rotary club.

Boulevard Bash - July 8 - 10, 2011


    Boulevard Bash will be an incredible 3-day festival that features live music, artisans, and great food and drink. As one of the most striking intersections in the city, the square itself is a circular green space located at the center of a traffic circle formed by the junction of Kedzie and Logan Boulevards and Milwaukee Avenue. There are well over 100 restaurants, cafes, bakeries and bistros, packed into this comparatively small area, serving just about every kind of cuisine one could want.

Rock Around the Block - July 9 - 10, 2011


    Rock features about thirty of the windy city’s best bands continuously performing on three unique stages and four full blocks of interactive fun and located at one of the most highly visible intersections in Chicago on Lincoln Avenue at Belmont. 40,000 people jam onto the four city blocks to experience Chicago’s ultimate music and culinary fare.

Summer on Southport - July 30 - 31, 2011


    Summer on Southport is a unique event taking place this summer in Chicago and includes the 8th Annual Children’s Festival. Southport gives attendees a delicious, eclectic mixture of the culinary, visual, and performing arts. Summer on Southport has always featured Chicago’s favorite entertainers, including Ralph Covert, Edwin McCain, Justin Roberts and many more. This festival always offers an exciting array of live music on the main stages and lots of other interactive activities and entertainment opportunities.

Retro on Roscoe - August 6 - 7, 2011


    Retro features Chicago’s top talent and entertainment on 3 main stages. Artisans, antique vendors, and cool merchants will provide a shopping experience that is second to none. Local restaurants fill the venue with summertime samplings and tasty treats.


Wrigleyville Summerfest - August 13 - 14, 2011



    Wrigleyville may be most recognized for Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs, but it’s also known for the Wrigleyville Summerfest. It is a grand slam of a festival featuring only the most sought after bands, food, and fun. A unique and historic location in its ow