The Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is taking place this year on September 9th and 10th! Come for the art, stay for the music. We have a stellar lineup of bands you don’t want to miss.

Main Stage Saturday

Garden Stage Saturday

Main Stage Sunday

Garden Stage Sunday

Meet the Musicians

Stevie Mcvie

Stevie McVie is a high-energy  Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band from Chicago!

Firebreathing horns, thunderous drums, serpentine melodies, and crooked rhythms issue forth from this skeleton crew of a brass band. Black Bear Combo channels the common energy between street music of the Balkans and elsewhere with various strains of rock and jazz. Since 2002 they’ve brought their sound to bars, basements, festivals, weddings, funerals, parties and street corners across the country.

Outronaut plays instrumental prog-surf rock

Full Volume is the ultimate high-powered, high-energy rock and blues cover band that delivers an electrifying musical experience from start to finish. With a lineup of five multi-talented musicians, this band brings an incredible array of classic hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s to life. From CCR to Rolling Stones, Doors to Beatles, Bad Company to Tom Petty, and Rod Stewart, they flawlessly cover everything from soulful ballads to powerhouse rock anthems. There’s something for everyone in their captivating repertoire!

Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute is the ultimate tribute to the music of ABBA – sure to capture the hearts of fans and audiences of all ages! This live show is full of musical prowess, fabulous flair and fashion, and promises a mesmerizing ABBA experience for every Chiquitita, Super Trouper, Fernando, and Dancing Queen around!

José Valdes and The Mambo All-Stars Orchestra perform at various public venues such as WRIGLEY FIELD, THE United Center, Taste of Chicago, US Cellular Field, and Navy Pier. José Valdes & the Mambo All-Stars perform high energy music OF Latin America. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Cha-Cha, and of course, Mambo and Latin Jazz. Much More Than Just a Salsa Band, they are an International Orchestra Featuring THE music of Celia Cruz, Selena, TITO PUENTE, Santana, Eddie Palmieri, TITO NIEVES AND MORE.

Dan’s voice harkens a listener’s memory back to a time when Blue Eyed Soul ruled the radio. Full and powerful, Dan’s voice can go from edgy and rough to soft and delicate in an instant. His incredible range and perfect pitch are complimented by his expert technique and his soft touch. In constant demand as a singer, songwriter, performer and radio broadcaster, Dan is no longer Chicago’s best-kept secret. As a fan of CCR, he started listening to every album and bootleg he could get his hands on. His interpretation and delivery of the songs are right on the mark and he consistently wows audiences with his live performances.

Cutest Nuisance is an alternative rock band from Chicago, IL. Inspired by alternative legends of the late 80s and 90s, such as Pixies, Modest Mouse, and Nirvana, their sound is rooted in moody and somber melodies coupled with explosive guitars and vocals. Tethering
to a more grounded, straight forward sound, the band set out to write an EP that would eventually become their first release, “As Good As You Remember” (2022).

Nathan Graham is a musician born and raised in Chicago. His music bridges the gap between South Side Soul and Nashville Americana, creating a new inclusive vision of singer-songwriter. He built his career over the last ten years as a guitar-for-hire, touring internationally with major label and indie acts, all while focused on songwriting and honing his skills as a solo performer.

Akasha is one of the premiere reggae bands on the Chicago musical landscape, sounding like they stepped out of a 1972 session at Studio One, but also embroidering on the Jamaican canon with diverse modern influences. Powerfully authentic but also accessible to the contemporary ear, Akasha’s approach to reggae is both a refreshing and earnest tribute.

Starlight City is Chicago’s premier new live music experience that brings a dazzling mix of pop and dance music combined with the powerful energy of a modern rock show to stages around the Midwest! Whether it’s the latest and greatest from today’s Top 40 and Spotify’s Most Listened/Most Streamed or nostalgic classics from the 90s, 2000s, and teens, you’re bound to hear a mix of tunes that provides the perfect party playlist or the ideal soundtrack to your night out!

Nelson Street Revival is a new Chicago Roots, Blues and Soul jamband supergroup with an insane pedigree. Expect a high energy, booty shaking, earth rattling, soul moving experience as these music veterans interpret standards, re-imagine classic rock and modern pop songs, draw from their deep well of original songs as solo artists, and go off on some sick jams.

Bringing fans the music of The Dave Matthews Band for close to twenty years, Trippin’ Billies has become the gold standard for tribute bands. Based out of Chicago, the Billies have toured extensively throughout the U.S. performing at many of the same theaters Dave himself once graced. One need not be a diehard DMB fan to enjoy a show. The high-energy performance and caliber of musicianship will have you singing along by the second chorus.

Steve Hashimoto / Pat Fleming Duo

Pat and Steve are two close friends who play music together! They play an array of music, like jazz standards, bebop, bossa nova and pop tunes.

The Band Calderisi is an original Chicagoland Pop Rock group led by songwriter Anthony Calderisi. The group includes members of the Chicago based cover band, Diver. Chris Costello, Andrew Fraker and Mike Galassini round out the 4 piece outfit. Their set of music consists of classic to contemporary rock music (Van Morrison, The Beatles, U2, Tom Petty all the way to Kings of Leon, Ok Go, Mumford and Sons and Killers). Follow the band at or on Facebook or Instagram @thebandcalderisi.

Spare Parts is an instrumental trio that pushes well beyond the jazz funk spectrum in which it thrives. Driven by vintage keyboards (Kevin Kozol), electric bass (Colin Scott) and drums (Mike Bruno), Spare Parts recalls the aesthetics of the analog era through a fresh and modern approach. Known for their hard hitting grooves, dynamic improvisation and collaborations with Chicago’s finest musicians, Spare Parts has won a loyal following over the years.

Since 1997, The Polkaholics have been playing a high-speed collision of polka and rock, creating a sound that is simultaneously new and old. As noted by Mary Houlihan of Chicago Sun-Times, “The Polkaholics stun and amaze while wreaking havoc to both traditional polka and rock genres!” Using a rock-trio format of guitar/bass/drums to power their polka, The Polkaholics shake some action with a heavy polka beat, creating a sound that fuses the beergarden with the mosh pit. In other words, something for everyone! Some love the rocking sound of the band, while others appreciate their mission to keep polka alive and vital in today’s music scene.

Step into the vibrant atmosphere of a local venue and prepare to be captivated by the harmonious melodies and infectious energy of The Beaus, Chicago’s favorite MAN-band. With three talented vocalists and two skilled pianists, The Beaus create an extraordinary musical experience that transcends the ordinary. Their tight harmonies resonate through the room, enveloping every listener in a symphony of rich, resonant tones; with selections of the gambit of pop, broadway, standards, and parody songs. But it’s not just their musical prowess that sets The Beaus apart; it’s their ability to engage the audience and create an inclusive, welcoming environment that truly makes the evening unforgettable.