TASTE OF POLONIA!
That is all.
Just kidding. There’s a bunch more to do this Labor Day Weekend. But clearly, that one is my favorite.
CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL
August 28, 2014 – August 31, 2014
Join hundreds of thousands in celebrating Chicago’s rich jazz history in this free event, the first of which began as a tribute to Duke Ellington in 1974. Currently the largest, free festival of its kind in the world, the Chicago Jazz Festival regularly draws top names in the genre.
Friday: five-time Grammy® Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, joined by Blue Note artists saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and West African guitarist Lionel Loueke
Saturday: British-born bassist Dave Holland leads his quartet Prism, starring guitarist Kevin Eubanks
Sunday: current and former members of the Sun Ra Arkestra will join together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the visionary composer and self-proclaimed visitor from Saturn
Thursday – Sunday: 12 – 9:30 p.m.
Art Fair (Friday – Sunday): 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.choosechicago.com/chicago-jazz-festival/
NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 29, 2014 – August 31, 2014
See the best in electronic, hip hop, jam band, indie rock and more at the North Coast Music Festival over Labor Day weekend in Union Park. The eclectic mix brings together music fans of all kinds of genres, celebrating their love for music.
Friday: Bassnectar, Alesso
Saturday: Kid Cudi, Nicky Romero, STS9
Sunday: Dada Life, Snoop Dogg, Zeds Dead
Friday: 3 – 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 – 10 p.m.
3 Day Pass – GA
3 Day Pass – VIP
Single Day Ticket
1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.northcoastfestival.com/
TASTE OF POLONIA
August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014
The 34th Taste of Polonia over Labor Day weekend in Jefferson Park packs in four stages of live music, delicious Polish food favorites, items from local merchants and more!
Dine on authentic Polish food like polska kielbasa, pierogi, potato pancakes and more!
Four stages and over 30 live bands: rock, pop, jazz, dance, polka, world, and more
Inside Casino and full bar
Many interesting vendors
Friday: 5 – 11 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 – 11 p.m.
Monday: 12 – 10 p.m.
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
Children under 12
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://topchicago.org/
June 27, 2014 – September 14, 2014
Show your best moves on Chicago’s urban dance space! Enjoy two hours of live music and dancing on a 4,900 square-foot, open-air dance floor made of 100% recycled materials. Need a refresher? Each dance session is preceded by an introductory one-hour dance lesson by professional instructors.
August 29: Funkadesi (Bollywood, Bhangra, Reggae and Funk)
Bollywood Groove (Bollywood, Bhangra)
August 30: The Hoyle Brothers (Honky-Tonk Country)
May I Have This Dance (Country Two-Step)
August 31: Steve Anthony Orchestra (Ballroom)
Chicago Dance (Bolero, Tango)
Friday & Saturday: 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4 – 7 p.m.
Grant Park – Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html
ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL
August 31, 2014
Funny or Die presents the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival August 31 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre! Featuring Sarah Silverman, Brody Stevens, Chris Hardwick, Michael Che, Chris D’Elia, Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, and Jim Jefferies.
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
19100 Ridgeland Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Start at $20
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.livenation.com/events/376430-aug-31-2014-oddball-comedy-fest-amy-schumer-bill-burr-sarah-silverman-and-more
Thanks to Choose Chicago for the events! These are just some of my personal picks.