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Lawndale Residents Can Sign Up Sunday For Free Tickets To Riot Fest

The music festival is also hosting a job fair so it can hire nearby residents for temporary positions.

A band plays at Riot Fest 2014.
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NORTH LAWNDALE — On Sunday, Riot Fest organizers will give residents free tickets to the three-day punk rock and alternative music festival.

Anyone who lives within four blocks of Douglass Park, where the festival is hosted, is eligible to get a free ticket. The boundaries are Arthington Street to the north, Spaulding Avenue to the west, Cermak Road to the south and Rockwell Street to the east.

Residents can register for free tickets 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Riot Fest tent at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Sacramento Drive in Douglass Park. Neighbors should bring a driver’s license, state ID or passport, as well as two pieces of mail that show proof of residency.

Alongside the registration event, Riot Fest organizers are hosting a job fair to hire Lawndale residents for temporary positions at the festival. Job-seekers can visit the fair to apply and learn about the positions, which include ground maintenance, ID checkers, general staff and gate attendants.

The wage for festival positions is $16 per hour. Residents can also apply online for the temporary jobs.

A future registration day and job fair will be held at the park 2-7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the same location.

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