The third annual Englewood Music Festival returns Sept. 16. Credit: Englewood Music Festival/Instagram

ENGLEWOOD — A music festival piloted by a South Side official is back for its third year, bringing live performances to a bustling Englewood corridor. 

Free passes for the Englewood Music Festival, a daylong celebration of music, the arts and community, are available now. The festival kicks off noon Sept. 16 at 63rd and Halsted.

Now in its third year, the Englewood festival promises live music performances, a gaming pavilion, art activations, food from local restaurants, access to community resources and more. 

Last year’s event featured performances from “Slow Motion” and Tiny Desk Concert superstar Juvenile and R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul. 

A line-up for the third annual celebration has yet to be announced. 

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Ald. Stephanie Coleman (16th), whose office is co-sponsoring the event, helped launch the first festival in 2021 to bring another family-fun event to the community

The loud music and laughs at local events she attended, like the Westside Music Festival and the Silver Room Block Party, inspired Coleman to bring a festival to Englewood, she previously said.

Late last month, Chicagoans gathered at Oakwood Beach to commemorate the last Silver Room Block Party after nearly two decades. 

The Englewood festival’s theme this year will celebrate “Englewood Excellence — its past, present and future,” according to the event description. 

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Atavia Reed is a reporter for Block Club Chicago, covering the Englewood, Auburn Gresham and Chatham neighborhoods. Twitter @ataviawrotethis