3rd Annual Blues and Jazz Fest Comes to La Grange Park on Friday

La Grange Park will be red, hot and blue on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6-11 p.m.

The Community Park District of La Grange Park brings cool jazz and funky blues to the village on the evening of Friday, Sept. 14. returns to from 6-11 p.m. with music, food and cool cars. Best of all, it's free!

The Music:

Local act, the John Chadwick Trio, kicks off the evening from 6-7 p.m. The Rockin' Johnny Burgin Band takes the stage next from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Closing out the night will be Funbrella (formerly known as Thick Stix and comprised of Lyons Township High School Alumni) will take the stage starting at 9 p.m.

Click on the band's name to take a tour of their website and listen to some tunes.

The Food:

There's no need to eat before this event. On hand will be numerous vendors including: karmel korn/cotton candy tent, Chase Events will be manning the grill and selling brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and shaved ice, the Ready Teddy Preschool will be hosting a candy store for those with a sweet tooth, and a beer tent sponsored by the La Grange Park Little League. You'll need to bring proper ID in order to purchase alcohol at the event, of course.

The Cars:

No, not the band—there's plenty of music already. Car enthusiasts will once again be showing off their stuff at a "Cruise In" throughout the event. The Cruise In is open to anyone that would like to participate, although, a cool car is pretty much required. As a bonus for showing up and displaying your sweet ride, the first 50 car exhibitors will get two free drink tickets.

Note: although it really is a car event, we hear that last year some people showed up on some sweet vintage bikes and proudly showed those off too.

Sponsors of this year's Jazz and Blues Fest include platinum sponsor Dr. James Discipio, D.D.S., silver sponsors Call One and , and additional sponsor .


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