ChillFest in Wicker Park and Bucktown kicks off holiday shopping with a local beat


ChillFest's live music will help kickoff the 2017 holiday shopping season during Small Business Saturday in Wicker Park and Bucktown from 2 to 6 p.m., Nov. 25. 

More than 100 local musicians will perform live in dozens of businesses during 20 to 60 minute sets.

Whether selecting clothes, the perfect book, a household must or simply having a great meal, shoppers' buying experiences will be made all the sweeter during these musical encounters. 

In its fifth year of this annual community event, Wicker Park Bucktown (WPB) Chamber of Commerce was named Shop Small Neighborhood Champion by American Express. “We’re thrilled to receive the American Express recognition and support for one of our favorite events of the year,” says WPB Chamber Executive Director Pamela Maass. 

“ChillFest makes a real impact in our community, with some small businesses reporting double the sales of a normal Saturday when they host  festival musicians. In addition to encouraging residents to ‘shop local,’ we’re giving our local artists a chance to shine.”



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