Edison Park Hosts Second Music Festival under New Name and Musical Lineup

CHICAGO (April 15, 2016) – This spring, Edison Park is hosting its second annual, three-day musical event called, Off the Trax Music Fest. This new installment to Edison Park’s music festival repertoire is taking place May 5-7, 2016 and features more than 30 amazing bands at four of Edison Park’s most recognizable venues. 

Last year dubbed, “North by Northwest Highway Music Fest”, this year’s festival shares the same goal as last year: to attract more cultural and musical awareness to the community, while promoting the greater Edison Park neighborhood. Off the Trax Music Fest promises a taste of something for everyone. Sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing Company, the festival will take place across the neighborhood’s most historic venues, including Emerald Isle, Firewater Saloon, Edison Park Inn and Moretti’s Edison Park. Edison Park Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Melissa McIntyre says the annual event will be bringing in many of the bands from last year, plus new ones for this season. The bands kick off on Thursday, May 5 at 6pm and will continue through Friday, May 6 and into Saturday, May 7 until 10pm.

Over the three days, music fans have the opportunity to see more than 30 local and regional rock, country, blues and cover bands. Thanks to the close proximity of the venues, guests can easily walk between shows depending on what they want to see. Entry in to each show is a $3 cover fee. Guests also have the option of purchasing a $10 all-day pass for both Saturday and Sunday or a $25 all-inclusive pass that allows for unlimited music all three days. Sales begin Monday, April 18 and will be available through Eventbrite or mail order. A complete listing of all the bands is available at OfftheTraxMusicFest.com along with the schedule of events and locations for the weekend. 

“Last year’s music festival was a huge success, with more than 5,000 local community members catching performances throughout the weekend,” said McIntyre. “Everyone loves great music, delicious food and great events that bring us together as a community, so we’re hoping to have an even greater turnout this year.”

Headliners and other highlights for this year’s event include Karin Elizabeth & the Remedy Band on Friday night at Firewater Saloon, Without U2, a U2 tribute band, on Friday night at Moretti's and Don’t Speak, a No-Doubt tribute band on Saturday night at Emerald Isle. Please visit OfftheTraxMusicFest.com for additional details and the individual show’s age restrictions. 

About the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce
As the leading advocate of business in the Edison Park community, the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses, our citizens and the community at large. The Chamber provides its members an active voice with City of Chicago departments to protect business interests and investments. The Chamber provides business referrals, business card display, demographic information, display window decals and much more.