Veggie Fest Chicago is one of the largest vegetarian food and lifestyle festivals in North America, and it happening in the Chicago suburbs! The two-day festival, which drew record- breaking crowds from around the world last year, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on August 12 and 13, 2017 at Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532.
With a huge international food court; health professionals speaking on diet, lifestyle, and environmental issues; engaging food demos by restaurant owners, chefs, and authors; an incredible children’s tent with face painting, clowns, and crafts; live music from some of Chicago’s best bands; over 100 vendor booths to explore; and free admission and free parking, Veggie Fest has become a highly anticipated summer event in the Chicagoland area.
This year’s line up of fantastic live music includes the following Chicago bands:
Holmes’ “A Tribute to the Motown Greats”: Dedicated to the cultural, educational, and spiritual upliftment of people of all nationalities through music that was the “Sound of Young America” in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, this band is always a crowd pleaser. They’ll be closing out Veggie Fest on Saturday, August 12.
Gizzae: This award-winning reggae band hails from the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica, the Ancient Lands of Ethiopia, and the South Side of Chicago. They’ll be closing out Veggie Fest on Sunday, August 13.
The Giving Tree Band: For Todd and Eric Fink of there is no distinction between playing music and just plain living. Their bodies and instruments become a singularity that is just trying to get in tune, stay in tune, and add a little harmony to the grand symphony of life.
Rico Band: With the rich sound of diversified cultures, and influenced tremendously by the band Santana, they also put their energetic, funky, and joyous spin on tunes by Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and others
Zach: This nationally touring vegan singer songwriter has been performing his uplifting and upbeat pop-folk music from house concerts to theatres to festivals for over a decade. He is also the creator of The Akron Peace Project, working to cultivate nonviolence in the self, the home, and the community.
Click for the full Live Music Schedule at Veggie Fest 2017 to learn when these great bands will be performing.
Admission and parking are both FREE at Veggie Fest, and you’ll find tons of fun for the whole family. Can’t wait to see you there! For more information about Veggie Fest Chicago 2017, visit us online: www.veggiefestchicago.org.