It’s back and ready to take over mid-July! Expect to have a blast at this popular 36th annual street happening on Sheffield Avenue in the heart of the Lakeview neighborhood (and just steps from the Belmont El station).
Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest is one of the first of scores of Windy City warm weather fests. This popular party takes place on Sheffield Avenue in the bustling Lakeview neighborhood just steps from the Belmont El station.
Top local tribute bands on the main stage (near Roscoe), great eats, libations (beer and wine), artisans and a groovin’ second stage featuring local artists and entertainment are on tap for this iconic 36th annual happening.
The fest’s second (aka ‘community’) stage, located on Sheffield at Belmont, will showcase an eclectic entertainment mix that includes deejay sets, cover bands, and other nifty local acts and performances.
Skip the ceremony and start the party! Hailing from Chicago, via Gas City Indiana, Wedding Banned has become “the greatest wedding band on Earth.” Wedding Banned plays 80’s and 90’s music, throwing in some other guilty pleasures, that will take you back to great times and moments. Their unique performance combines music, audience interaction, and comedy.
Expect a high energy, booty shaking, earth rattling, soul moving experience as these music veterans interpret standards, reinvent classic rock and modern pop songs, draw from their deep well of original songs as solo artists, and go off on some sick jams.
The world’s premier “old school hip hop tribute band”. Established in 2002, they’ve done it all. More than a party band, more than a tribute band, Too Hype Crew is a full-blown rump-shakin’, rhyme-makin’ old school hip hop experience like nothing else you’ve ever seen! A tasteful tribute to the fun hip hop and party anthems of the 80’s, 90’s, and early 00’s, featuring an all-live six piece band, MC’s, and “Fly Girl” dancers.
DJ, remixer, & multimedia artist from Chicago who has a popular, long-running Friday night music, video & art dance party residency at Berlin Nightclub. Dance the night away with unique beats & special guest Lucy Stoole
Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band from Chicago, entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008. There unique song repertoire include hits ranging from The Beatles to Madonna, Queen to Miley Cyrus, and Wilson Phillips to Dave Matthews Band! Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press combine excellent musicianship, bone-crushing 3-part vocal harmonies, and a contagious stage energy that will keep you dancing!
Caryn Robinson, or KayKay for short, maintains a dual DJ & Design practice which are both influenced by the cultural aesthetic of her hometown, Chicago. She matches beats with seamless transition and produces sets that are as sonically varied as her city’s streets. Designer by trade and DJ by craft, KayKay produces experiences that seduce the audience and lures them into her meticulously cultivated audiovisual realm.
Parking and Tow Notices
July 16 – 18 On Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe
The City of Chicago will begin towing cars from the festival location 12:01 AM on Friday, July 16th through 5:00 AM Monday, July 19th on the following streets:
N. Sheffield Avenue from 3200 to 3400
W. School from 900 to 1038
Alley West of Sheffield to Clark
Parking & Transit:
By Train: The Belmont Station servicing the Red, Brown, and Purple lines is just steps away from the festivities.
By Bus: The 77 Bus – Belmont & Sheffield stop will drop you right outside our community stage
Driving: Parking is difficult in this area so public transit is highly recommended – please click here for a list of all of our parking facilities