Edge Fest

Saturday 12-10pm & Sunday 11am – 9pm

August 6-7, 2016

Thorndale to Ardmore on Broadway St. | Chicago

Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood will become a celebration of all things North Side as flavorful cuisine, award-winning entertainment, and family fun take center stage during Edge Fest. Now in its fifth year, this annual event focus on all things Edgewater, with local musicians and vendors showcasing all that the exciting neighborhood has to offer. With an outdoor café setting, Edge Fest will be a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other on the city’s North Side.

The Schedule


Band Lineup

North Stage

8:00PM Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press
6:00PM Suburban Cowboys
Ear Candy
D.O.V.E Muzik
Chicago Spirit Brigade
The Magnifiers

South Stage

8:00PM Trippin Billies
6:00PM Kashmir
7th Heavan
Chicago Spirit Brigade
The Country Doctors
1:00PM Joel Hall Youth Dance
School of Rock

Band Lineup

North Stage

7:00PM 16 Candles
5:00PM Stache
4:30PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:00PM Dr. Zylo and the Braniacs
1:00PM The Blind Staggers

South Stage

7:00PM Too White Crew
5:00PM CTA
3:00PM Soul Vistas
2:30PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:30PM Hot Downstairs
12:00PM Syd Smith


The Live Music

2 days of live bands & musicians

Event Sponsors

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Getting to Edgefest| Chicago


Thorndale to Ardmore on Broadway St.

From CTA Trains

Edgefest is located at the intersection of Broadway  and Thorndale. If you’re planning on taking the CTA train, the red line will drop you off a block west of the fest at its Thorndale stop.

From CTA Bus

CTA Bus # 36 conveniently drops you off near the event at bus stop Broadway/Elmdale.

Closest Express Way

If you’re planning on driving to the event from the south, Lake Shore Drive is your best bet. Take LSD all the way down to its Hollywood Avenue exit. Continue west on Hollywood until you hit Broadway St. Turning north onto Broadway will lead you to the event location.


Sponsors, Vendors, Artists, Food, Merchants, Non-profits

Be a Vendor


An artisan is a skilled manual worker who hand crafts items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, clothing, jewelry, household items, and tools.

Be a Vendor


Restaurants, grocery stores and institutional food providers selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Be a Vendor


A merchant is an entity who trades in commodities that he didn’t produce himself, in order to earn profit.

Be a Vendor

Non Profit

Charitable organizations that re building awareness. Please provide proof of non profit certificate with your materials.

IMPORTANT INFO: If you are applying as an ARTISAN or MERCHANT vendor, please submit at least 2 pictures of your artwork and/ or goods. Applications without will be rejected.