LOGAN SQUARE — A one-day fest with live music, circus arts classes and more is taking over Logan Square’s boulevards this weekend,.
Logan and Kedzie boulevards between the square and Palmer Square Park will shut down to car traffic 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday for the fest, the first stop on the city’s “Open Boulevards” tour.
Mucca Pazza, The Chicago Cellar Boys, Sammy Trap and the Chicago Chorus Girl Project are all scheduled to perform at the day-long event, city officials said Friday. Jazz acts Tim Seisser Trio and Birdsong are also slated to take the stage at Palmer Square Park for “Live On Logan,” a concert series launched by a local resident.
In addition to live music, the event will include a DIY record fair from Comfort Station, yoga classes from Corepower Yoga, circus arts classes from Aloft Circus Arts, a Park District-run garden workshop and an expanded Logan Square Farmers Market with more than 70 vendors.
The market, held on Logan Boulevard around the same time, will be more spread out, allowing vendors who have been on the waiting list “for quite some time” to participate, market organizer and Logan Square Chamber of Commerce executive director Nilda Esparza said.
The city’s Department of Public Health will run a COVID-19 vaccination tent at the market from 9 a.m.-noon.
The Logan Square fest is the first of three “Open Boulevards” events planned for the coming weeks. The city plans to put on similar day-long events on the South and West Sides in October, one on Independence and Douglas Boulevards and the other on Drexel Boulevard. Details for those events are still being finalized, officials said.
With the “Open Boulevards” series, the city is aiming to “provide unique recreation and programming opportunities for residents alike to enjoy,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.
The program ties into the “Open Chicago” initiative, which launched during the pandemic to safely reopen the city through programming and pop-up events.
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