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Bitter Jester Music Festival – NIGHT ONE – Battle of the Bands

June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

- Free

Celebrating its 12th year, the Bitter Jester Music Festival kicks off its 2017 summer season with the first preliminary round of the annual Battle of the Bands. The competition features some of the best up-and-coming bands from across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin!

Battles take place the first four Fridays of June at Port Clinton Square in beautiful Downtown Highland Park. Professional judges select one winning band each Friday to advance to the Semi-Finals on the 4th of July. Nearly $30,000 in combined cash and prizes will be given away to Battle victors and lucky audience members!

This week’s six bands (in alhabetical order) are:

8:33” from Homewood, Flossmoor, Matteson, and Chicago, IL;
Eminence.” from Appleton, Menasha, and Oshkosh, WI;
Haising Band (“Haising”) from Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Elk Grove, and Chicago (Logan Square), IL;
We Are Livewire (“LiveWire”) from Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora, South Elgin, and St. Charles, IL;
The Rand Band” from Lake Zurich, IL;
Stellar West” from Naperville, Plainfield, and Romeoville, IL.

Come for the music and you might win some awesome raffle prizes provided by some of Downtown Highland park’s many shopping and dining establishments. Proceeds benefit the Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts. Plus… FREE GELATO SAMPLES from Frost Gelato for concert goers!!

Select top bands will play a “Best Of” concert at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier / Navy Pier on 09/03/17.

More info and www.BitterJesterFoundation.org



June 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Port Clinton Square
Highland Park, 60035


Bitter Jester