Past Event

Fifth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest

Discover the artists and art venues of Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Rogers Park. Arts and crafts fill the street and studios open their doors. Outdoor music and theater stages, street performers and food booths sponsored by local restaurants add to this unique and lively event. KidFest area provides entertainment for the whole family and hands-on arts activities for kids.


Festival Kick-Off Events (Duke’s Bar, 6922 N Glenwood Ave), Friday, August 25, 2006:

7 – 9 PM: Git Gone Boys (rockabilly), Dancing in the Streets – 6900 block of North Glenwood Avenue

9 PM – midnight: Super Mini Trio (the electric offshoot of the Mudflaps, rockin’ roots and country), indoors at Duke’s Bar, 6922 N. Glenwood Avenue.

KidFest Stage & Activities: KidFest, at the south end of the festival, is sponsored by Lifeline Theatre ( and the Illinois Humanities Council. KidFest features hands-on arts activities and an outdoor stage for children and families. Performances for kids of all ages include Yoyo Bob, David Kovac’s Random Acts of Magic, Ameba Acrobatic & Aerial Dance, Jason Collum (juggling), Bollywood Chicago and excerpts from Lifeline’s KidSeries performances.

Open Studios: Glenwood Avenue Arts District studios and galleries will be open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 8 PM. A full-color map suitable for self-guided walking tours will be available at the street fest, or in advance at any participating studio, Morseland (1218 W. Morse), Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood), and the Heartland Cafe (7000 N. Glenwood).

Music Stage: At the north end of the festival, new local favorite Morseland

( and Rogers Park landmark the Heartland Café ( will sponsor a music stage with two days of live music hosted by DJ Teebot, featuring performances by Malcolm Palmer, Hector Silveria, The Drastics, Treologic, and others (details below). The Morseland and the Heartland will be selling food and beverages in nearby booths.

Festival Stages:

  • Morseland and Heartland Café Music Stage (North Stage) – Glenwood Ave. at Lunt Ave.

    Saturday, August 26:

    12:00 p.m. DJ Teebot

    1:00 p.m. The Honeybees (rockabilly)

    2:00 p.m. Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls (rebeljazz)

    3:00 p.m. High Hawk (world)

    4:00 p.m. Mr. G and The Mystery Band (blues)

    5:30 p.m. James Nu Tall & Co. (soul/funk)

    7:00 p.m. Malcolm Palmer (hiphop folk)

    Sunday, August 27:

    12:00 p.m. The ShuffleKings (blues)

    1:00 p.m. Mad Hornet After Hour (alt. rock)

    2:00 p.m. Roundeye (punk)

    3:00 p.m. Flatfoot 56 (punk/Irish folk)

    4:00 p.m. Treologic (hiphop)

    5:00 p.m. The Drastics (dub reggae)

    6:00 p.m. Hector Silveria (Latin)
  • Lifeline Theatre Kidfest Stage (South Stage) – Glenwood Ave. at Farwell Ave.

    Saturday, August 26:

    12:00 p.m. Dr. Gesundheit Clown Therapy Show

    1:00 p.m. Yoyo Bob (yoyo tricks)

    2:00 p.m. T. Daniel Productions (mime)

    3:00 p.m. Lifeline Theatre KidSeries

    4:00 p.m. David Kovac, Random Acts of Magic

    5:00 p.m. West Indian Folk Dance Company

    6:00 pm R&D Choreography (stage combat)

    7:00 p.m. Bollywood Chicago (dance)

    Sunday, August 27:

    12:00 p.m. Kokyo Taiko (drums)

    1:00 p.m. Jason Collum (juggling)

    2:00 p.m. Yoyo Bob (yoyo tricks)

    3:00 p.m. Ameba Acrobatic and Aerial Dance

    4:00 p.m. Lifeline Theatre KidSeries

    5:00 p.m. Adam Zeisler (juggling/magic)

    6:00 p.m. CircEsteem (Chicago Youth Circus

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