This weekend’s summer festival pick is Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest.
Green Music Fest, Saturday and Sunday
The festival in Wicker Park (North and Damen) aims to feature “environmentally-friendly vendors, services and cutting edge music”. They definitely follow through on their pledge to be green, with food vendors being asked to use compostable materials in lieu of plastic bottles/cups and styrofoam, and are using biodiesel generators to provide power at the site. The music line-up is strong, too. On Saturday, check out Secret Colours (3 pm), The Life and Times (5:45 pm) and Yo La Tengo (8:30 pm) at the South Stage. On Sunday, check out Soft Speaker (4:15 pm) and The Thermals (7 pm) at the South Stage, and Musikanto (3 pm) and Les Savy Fav (8:30 pm) at the North Stage. Admission is $5.