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‘Bands On Broadway’ Taking Over Edgewater This Weekend With Musical Acts, Circus Performances

Four performances will take place in parking lots off Broadway this weekend, with local restaurants participating as well.

Courtesy Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
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EDGEWATER — Musical acts and circus performers will take to the streets of Edgewater this weekend for an expanded versions of the Bands on Broadway event.

This year’s festival is larger than previous versions and is being called “Bands on Broadway and Beyond,” with concerts staged at multiple locations in Edgewater. Four performances will take place Friday-Sunday, offering a variety of music performances and kid-friendly acts.

Food vendors will not be at the shows in an effort to get neighbors to patronize nearby restaurants. Beard and Belly and Cellars Bar & Grill, have partnered with the fest and are offering delivery to some of the shows, with a hosted delivery area at the performances. Other restaurants are offering special take-out deals for the event.

Each concert will have an opening act by Low Ceiling Circus, which brings circus art to places other than the three-ringed big tent.

The concerts are free to the public but require prior registration. A limited number of chairs are available to those who arrive early but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

To register for a show, click here. Check out the schedule below and find more information about musical acts and participating restaurants at the event’s web page.

  • Friday: 2 Brown Sisters Edutainment, 7-9 p.m. at St. Ita Church lot, 1220 W. Catalpa Ave. Live art by Mario Mena. Low Ceiling Circus performs at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Children’s Show by Fifth House Ensemble, 1-3 p.m. at Guidepost Montessori, 6001 N. Clark St. Low Ceiling Circus performs at noon.
  • Saturday: Katherine Davis & Friends, 7-9 p.m. at Raven Theatre Lot, 6157 N. Clark St. Live art by Melina Scotte. Low Ceiling Circus performs at 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames, 5-7 p.m. at Fixer Lot, 5840 N. Broadway Ave. Low Ceiling Circus performs at 4 p.m.

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