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Bitter Jester Music Festival

July 30 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Bitter Jester Music Festival (BJMF) is the Midwest’s largest professional music competition & concert series for emerging musicians (bands & solo artists alike). 101.9 The Mix is the very proud FM Radio Media Sponsor of the 15th Annual installment of this incredible festival. Described as “perfectly walking the line between hyper competitive battling and a laid back hippie music fest,” BJMF supports, promotes, and showcases new musical talent from across the Midwest. This family-friendly weeks-long festival will feature 35 acts from 5 different states. Craft beer and wine from Ravinia Brewing Co, as well as pizza and gelato are available. Each Friday (July 23 & 30 and Aug 6 & 13) eight musical acts will perform at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave. in downtown Highland Park, IL starting at 6:45pm.

Winners are selected from each week by panels of industry professionals. Four additional “Wild Card Bands” are selected by festival Producers in August and all eight acts advance to a Grand Finale showdown concert on Sun, Sept. 5 (Labor Day Weekend) at Wolters Field, 1080 Park Ave. West, also in Highland Park. The Grand Finale Concert begins at 3pm and ends with FIREWORKS! 101.9 will be on hand to celebrate – we hope to see you, your families, and your friends there! Come out and say hello.


July 30
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Port Clinton Square
600 Central Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States
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