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Albany Park World Fest

Albany Park World Fest

Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21
Time: Saturday: Noon to 10pm | Sunday: Noon to 9pm
Location: Lawrence & Kimball (Brown Line terminus), Chicago
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Beneficiary: Albany Park Neighbors

Globe-spanning music. Eclectic cuisine. Cool artisans. Carnival rides... and more! Albany Park, the eclectic Chicago neighborhood on the city's northwest side, will again celebrate its ethnic diversity at the second annual Albany Park World Fest this August at Lawrence and Kimball (3400 W, the terminus of the CTA's Brown Line).

With more than 70 languages spoken in the community and its mix of restaurants, food markets and retailers, the two-day fest will mirror the neighborhood's melting pot culture. This includes nationalities hailing from Latin and Central America, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, to name just a few.

The music itself will make Albany Park World Fest worth checking out. From Brazilian beats and salsa to calypso, West African folkloric and Asian drums, the tunes will have a truly unique world flavor.

12:30pm - Tsukasa Taiko (Asian drummers)
2:00pm - Black Bear Combo (Balkan brass ensemble)
4:00pm - Andreas Kapsalis (Greek guitarist)
6:00pm - Ecos del Pacifico (Colombian global dance)
8:00pm - Occidental Brothers (African international dance band)

Noon - Mass (Misa), Albany Park's New Life Community Church
2:00pm - Royale Polynesian Revue (Polynesian dance)
4:00pm - Lamajamal (Middle East/Balkan party music)
6:00pm - Ode (rhythmic Gypsy rock)
8:00pm - Carpacho y su Supercombo (salsa, cumbia and merengue)

Note: Future Rootz deejays will play World Beat music between acts

About Our Beneficiary: Albany Park Neighbors
Albany Park Neighbors is a grassroots community group that brings together residents, officials and other organizations to tackle issues affecting those who live in immediate neighborhood. Its service area boundaries are roughly Foster (5200 N), Montrose (4400 N), Pulaski (4000 W) and the Chicago River (at 2700 W). For more: www.AlbanyParkNeighbors.com

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Vendor/Exhibitor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact the Rosy Robinson or at 773-584-6633.

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