Chicago Folk & Roots Festival 2011 Announces Main Stage Lineup

Chicago Folk & Roots Festival 2011 will take place Saturday & Sunday, July 9th & 10th, Noon – 10pm. Saturday’s Main Stage highlights include Texas blues rocker Delbert McClinton, Louisiana’s Cajun sons Lost Bayou Ramblers, Austin’s rockabilly queen Rosie Flores, and New Orleans brass band sensation Glen David Andrews.

Sunday night includes Tuareg guitar sensation Bombino, grooving to Congolese rumba-meets-hip hop-soul with Baloji, and finishing the Fest, the sounds of salsa and Latin jazz with Maraca.

Lincoln Avenue will also be lined with a diverse sampling of Chicago’s finest food vendors offering a vast array of tasty multi-cultural delights.


9th Annual Midwest Invitational Fiddle Contest – 12:30pm
The Schticklers – 1:40pm
Aloha Lives – 2:10pm
Los Condenados Huastecos – 2:40pm
Mountain Heart – 3:15pm
Glen David Andrews – 4:30pm
Lost Bayou Ramblers – 5:45pm
Rosie Flores & Friends – 7:00pm
Delbert McClinton – 8:30pm

Wiggleworms – 12:00pm
Special Music By Special People – 12:45pm
Megitza Quartet – 1:20pm
Grupo Rebolú – 2:05pm
Bombino – 3:05pm
The Abyssinians – 4:05pm
BélO – 5:05pm
Soul Sonic Sirkus – 6:10pm
Baloji – 7:15pm
Maraca – 8:30pm

Noon to 10:00pm in WELLES PARK – 4400 North Lincoln Avenue
between Montrose and Sunnyside in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood

Admission: $10 suggested donation for adults / $5 suggested donation for seniors and children

Chicago Folk & Roots Festival is sponsored by WXRT. A full sponsor list is at the end of this e-mail.

For more information, contact the Old Town School of Folk Music:

Line-up subject to change – Rain or Shine – All Ages Welcome

Author: World Music Central News Department

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