Another Summer in the books… Chicago, 2016

Hard to believe that another summer is coming to a close. So many highlights!

Discovering Cymande at Bonnaroo… singing along with mom and Brian Wilson (and Sufjan Stevens) at Pitchfork… rockin’ out with our friends + Thom Yorke at Lollapalooza… but nothing beat the Bright Beat CHICAGO festival fun.

GREEN MUSIC FEST saw record-breaking 90% resource recovery rates and awe-inspiring performances. Nasty Snacks whipped the daytime crowd into a frenzy, riding the funk/jazz revival wave right into our hearts, and King Khan, the Hooten Hallers, and Black Joe Lewis rocked our souls. It was a groovy green GMF16.

TOUR DE FAT brought us another day of goofiness and pure joy, with our friends from New Belgium Brewery. Everyone and their mother, child and dog (seriously!) who were in attendance let loose on a beautiful July afternoon and enjoyed the musical stylings of Mucca Pazza and Dr. Dog – their imitable lyrics were rolling, and the specialty brews were flowing.