Two of Chicago Live Music’s favorites and one new band from the Chicago Local Music scene are three of the more than 40 bands heading to an up and coming arts and entertainment area, Edison Park, for its inaugural North by Northwest Hwy Music Fest beginning Friday, May 1 and lasting through Sunday, May 3.
Stoop Goodnoise leads the way in the new Chicago rock scene. Chicago has always been a city of collided cultures coming together to form something amazing and Stoop Goodnoise encapsulates just that. With a history of shows at House of Blues, Bottom Lounge and Beat Kitchen, to name a few; as well as opening for Chicago’s leading indie act, Local H; Stoop Goodnoise will bring a sound to Edison Park that people will identify with. You can catch Stoop Goodnoise at Edison Park Inn at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3.
Chicago Loud 9 has been a favorite of Chicago Live Music since fall of last year. Comprised of veteran funk rockers, indie-reggae horn players, and MC Don D, Chicago Loud 9 creates a unique blend of music that bridges the culture gap. There’s nothing they love more than creating good music that truly puts us all up on cLOUD9. Chicago Loud 9 is also playing at Edison Park Inn but on Saturday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.
A newcomer brought to the attention of Chicago Live Music is the Ed Burns Rhythm and Blues Revue. Ed Burns is a traditional, old soul, blues musician specializing in the sound of Chicago Blues. They came together in June of 2012 and have played at The Original Mother’s, Livewire Lounge and most recently at Grace Street Tap. Ed Burns Rhythm and Blues Revue open the fest at noon on Sunday, May 3 at Edison Park Inn.
The North by Northwest Hwy Music Fest offers a musical taste of for everyone’s palate. Sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing Company, the festival will take place in the neighborhood’s current musical venues: Firewater Saloon, Moretti’s Edison Park, The Emerald Isle and Edison Park Inn.
The bands kick off on Friday, May 1 at 6pm and will crank back up Saturday and into Sunday, May 3 ending at 11pm. 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. Wristband sales begin April 1 and will be available through Eventbrite.
A complete listing of all the bands is available at nxnwhwy.com along with the schedule of events and locations for the weekend.