The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
Very near the Belmont El Stop Sunday May 2018
Heading to Chicago from Memorial Day to Labor Day? I’d suggest checking out one or more of the vast Street Fests in and around town. Some of the Bigger events include the Taste of Chicago, Lallapalooza, Mole De Mayo, The Great American Lobster Fest, Chicago House Music Festival, Many Greek Fests, The Chicago Blues Fest, Ribfest Chicago, The Grant Park Music Fest and the various neighborhood Street parties.
Streetzblog checked out the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival on Sunday May 26, 2018 From 7:30-9:45pm. It’s located just below the Belmont Street El Station. You get off the train walk across the street and there’s the fest. Super easy, very safe, extremely accessible and costs just $5 to get in.
The Street Party had a vast array of ethnically diverse things to eat and drink. Lobster, Lumpia, Lamb Burgers, Potato pancakes, Cheese curds, Fried Twinkies, Vegan delights, Sausages, Loaded Fries, Beer and even Pina Colada’s.
When I was there, one stage had a DJ and a colorful skit, while the other stage played spot on-in tune cover music.
In between the 2 stages were food booths along with many mini pop ups of T-Shirts, Jewelry, Sunglasses, various art projects along with some sponsors passing out pretty cool free gear and gadgets. I scored a free pair of Sunnys along with a couple flashlights. And Bought a few pairs. Who can pass up, Buy ONE for $20, get TWO FREE? Haha, yep got me good. But I gotta say I do look pretty fly in the Prado’s.
Some notable shirts included Psychologist with the ologist letters crossed out, the Brightly colored Lincoln shirts, Some nice Chicago shirts for $10, and a shirt with: I’m as Happy as a Duck with Bread boldly written across the front.
Did I mention Lemonade! OMG it was so tasty!! Lemonade has to be one of my favorite Summertime drinks and this was pretty amazing.
It was a very friendly group of fest attendees, not rowdy, very chill, with a nice mid western happy party vibe. Music was great, Journey & J Giles covers were heard from the bands. And the DJ played some Daft Punk, Chicago House along with some classic Dance tracks. The DJ music was sponsored by club Berlin, so it was pretty high calibre spinning.
The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival happens Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It rates 5 out of 5 stars. And Pro tip: There’s a Liquor store next door and across the street is a CVS with lots of ice cold water and more cheap drinks. Lots of easy ways to pre party prior to going in our picking up something cold for the trip home on the El Train.
Here’s one of my favorite pictures that sums the party up in one image. I call it Happiness.
See you on the Streetz…of Chicago!