A previous edition of West Fest. Credit: West Fest Chicago/Provided

WEST TOWN — West Fest Chicago kicks off this weekend and is bringing more than 30 musical acts to Chicago Avenue.

The 15 bands and nearly 20 house DJs will perform on two different stages Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Main Stage is presented by the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., while the House DJ Stage is presented by the festival itself.

The 15th annual fest will run from 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 5 and 12-10 p.m. Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 on Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street.

There’s something for everyone: Kid Fest will run 12-7 p.m. Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 and a Pet Fest will run 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A $5 suggested donation will benefit the West Town Chamber of Commerce, Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy and Roberto Clemente Community Academy.

For more information, call 312-850-9390 or visit West Fest Chicago’s official website

For the latest band and DJ information, follow West Fest Chicago on Facebook and on Instagram.

Here’s the full lineup:

Main Stage (presented by Empty Bottle)


6:15 p.m. Fee Lion

7:30 Boy Harsher

8:45 John Maus


1:30 p.m. Girl K

2:45 p.m. SoloSam

4 p.m. Pixel Grip

5:30 p.m. Nnamdi Ogbannaya

7 p.m. Oozing Wound

8:30 p.m. Los Campesinos!


1:30 p.m. School of Rock Chicago West

2:45 p.m.  Absolutely Not

4 p.m. Dos Santos

5:30 p.m. Combo Chimbita

7 p.m. Foxwarren

8:30 p.m. Ex Hex

House Stage (presented by the festival)


5 p.m. Andrew Emil

6 p.m. Dj Heather

7 p.m. Iz


12 p.m. DJ Striz

1:30 p.m. Dj Hiroki

2:30 p.m. Phantom 45

3:30 p.m. T Mixwell

4:30 p.m. Dj Jes

5:30 p.m. Jevon Jackson

6:30 p.m. Dj Lady D

7:30 p.m. Mark Farina


1:00 p.m. Justin Reed

2:00 p.m. Dj Intel

3:00 p.m. Karl & Mark Almaria “Flying Almaria Bros”

4:00 p.m. Miguel Martin “EchoDroides – Dj Set”

5:00 p.m. The Sound Republic

6:00 p.m. John Simmons

7:00 p.m. Alinka

8:00 p.m. Derrick Carter

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