Friday, May 3, 2013

The Midsommarfest 2013 Stage Line Up Is Here!

It is hard to believe, but in just five short weeks we will be kicking off the neighborhood's favorite weekend of the year, our 48th annual Andersonville Midsommarfest!  

Midsommarfest is the time of year when Andersonville comes together to celebrate our vibrant, friendly and diverse neighborhood.  It is also the main fundraiser for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and the Andersonville Development Corporation, who work with our renowned locally-owned business community. Much of what you see throughout the year, from our Farmer's Market and Neighborhood Guide to the streetscape recycling bins and the new bike corrals, have originated from our office.  Most of these initiatives have been started in the past 10 years, and almost none of it would have happened without the incredible growth of Midsommarfest and the support of people like you.

But as always, there is more work to be done, and we need your help to ensure a strong Andersonville.  This year, we are asking for a $10 donation at the entrance gates.  We hope you will consider donating, and view it as a small investment in a great neighborhood!

This year we are thrilled to feature entertainment on all five stages for the entire weekend!  We have Swedish entertainment (including, for the first time, the premier ABBA cover band ABBA Salute on Saturday night!), kids entertainment, up-and-coming local acts, long time festival favorites, Chicago singer-songwriters, a few DJs, crowd favorites the Chicago Spirit Brigade and the Windy City Cowboys - the list goes on and on.  And speaking the list, the full line up of the 2013 Andersonville Midsommarfest stage schedule is after the jump!