Chicago live musicCHICAGO, Ill. /New York Netwire/ — Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival is pleased to announce its three-day musical lineup and headliners including Dot Dot Dot, Magic Box and the Michael McDermott Band. Jefferson Memorial Park’s lush green lawn and ball fields transform into a giant backyard for all to enjoy over the course of the three-day festival from July 26 – 28, 2013. Located in Jefferson Park on Chicago’s Northwest side, Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival has become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated neighborhood music festivals of the summer.

The Festival is presented by 45th Ward Alderman Arena, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District along with media partner 93.1 WXRT Chicago.

“This year’s Jeff Fest Arts & Musical Festival there will be something for everyone and it’s worth grabbing your lawn chair, relaxing at the park, and listening to some great local and national bands,” said 45th Ward Alderman, John Arena. “This festival is meant for the whole community to enjoy. It’s designed for families and friends to gather. It’s simply a great way to spend an afternoon.”

Thanks to media partner, 93.1 WXRT Chicago, the three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival offers music ranging from soul, alternative rock, folk rock to techno pop. The festivals headlining band for Friday includes Dot Dot Dot. The Chicago-based “energized pop-rock” quintet, Dot Dot Dot, is a rare breed. This band is building a fan base across the country and making a mark on the music industry on its own terms. By performing both cover songs and original music, the group explores every aspect of two distinct scenes. The cover show consists of fun hits from the ’80s through today, and the original show hosts catchy songs from the group’s own growing catalog. Setting no boundaries-and a fearless desire to play music full-time-keeps this band moving forward.

Saturday’s headliner includes Magic Box. Ed Anderson and Scott Tipping have been making music and mayhem together since the late ’90s. Ed moved on to found roots rock trio Backyard Tire Fire in 2001. Scott went on to become a mainstay of the Chicago music scene, playing and touring with bands like Backyard Tire Fire, The Mighty Blue Kings, Peter Himmelman, and Cornmeal. Today, Magic Box, along Chicago musical heavy-weights Steve Gillis (Filter), Scott Stevenson (Robbie Fulks, Dick Smith), and Matt Thompson (The Mighty Blue Kings, Frisbie), stay true to their rock-and-roll tradition while transitioning into a more dynamic, harmony-oriented sound. Most of their new EP has been featured on WXRT’s Local Anesthetic.

Sunday’s headliner includes Rock Ridge Music Recording Artist, Michael McDermott. McDermott is a singer and songwriter, performer and storyteller to the depths of his soul. He has an uncanny ability to communicate and connect with fans by way of universal truths through his own personal experiences. His 2012 release, Hit Me Back, represents a new chapter in his career as McDermott is a father, a philanthropic entrepreneur, and has experienced the loss of an adored parent. All are major life changes which have found achingly honest expression in his songs.

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Main Stage Band Schedule:

Friday, July 26, 2013 (6 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
The Locals
Hank & Cupcake
Dot Dot Dot

Saturday, July 27, 2013 (1:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
The Wishing Well
Luna Blu
The Root Cause
Pat Smillie Band
Voodoo Kings
Magic Box

Sunday, July 27, 2013 (12:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Chicago Tribute Anthology
Dirty Dan & The Cool Rockin Daddies
Michael McDermott Band


Jefferson Memorial Park is located at 4822 N. Long Avenue, just west of Milwaukee Avenue. Fest-goers are encouraged to take public transportation, as the Jefferson Park Metra and CTA Blue Line are just a block from the festival grounds. Plenty of bike racks also will be available. Free parking will be marked and available in area parking lots.

Road closures: Linder Avenue will be blocked off between Higgins and Lawrence Avenue for the three-day festivities.

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival fee for admission is $7 per person, or $5 before 5 o’clock. Children ages 12 and under are Free. Coolers and liquor are not permitted. Festival hours are Friday, July 26th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 27th from Noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 28th from Noon to 10 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome.

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