One of the best things about Chicago in the summertime, other than thunderstorms, tornado warnings, oppressive humidity, and clueless tourists taking up sidewalk space is all of the live music in our parks and streets that you can take in for the low, low price of nothing! OK, sometimes the street fests ask for a $5 or $10 “donation,” but when they give you multiple stages over two or three days full of bands that don’t suck, the least you can do is chip in a few bucks. Do Division was this past weekend, Taste of Randolph St. is coming up, West Fest looks amazing, and Wicker Park Fest was a huge success last year and should be again this year. If you need something to do this weekend, please go on and I’ll point you in the right direction…
The Chicago Blues Festival begins on Friday in our front yard, Grant Park. It’s free. Just show up and take it all in. The schedule can be seen here, here, and here. And if you’d like to be a part of our Bluesfest Live Broadcast with Tom Marker on Thursday, that’s free too!
There are about 47 public transportation options when visiting downtown Chicago. Choose one if at all possible. Paying massive amounts for parking and parking tickets sucks.