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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Festival Of Life Returns To Washington Park This Weekend

One of the South Side's most anticipated events is back.

Philadelphia R&B group The Delfonics will perform at the Festival of Life in Washington Park this weekend.
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BRONZEVILLE — The Delfonics will headline the 28th Annual Festival of Life when it returns to Washington Park Saturday.

The legendary R&B trio are among several performers set to appear at the 28th annual festival, 5500 S. Cottage Grove Ave., which was canceled last year over COVID-19 concerns. The event — which runs Saturday and Sunday — is being held in conjunction with the fifth Annual Jerk, Seafood, and Vegan Festival, with vendors from across the country sharing the take on Caribbean-inspired cuisine.

DJ Terry Hunter, The Chicago Mass Choir and Serial Da Boss are also scheduled to perform at the festival, which will also celebrate the renaming of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive earlier this summer.

According to event organizers, the Illinois Department of Public Health will have a vaccination station on site both days of the festival.

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

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