• Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest
  • Apple Fest Entertainment

  • Apple Fest kicks off fall in Chicago with a weekend chock full of fun!  From local bands jamming out at the Bailey's Music Stage, to an array of activities for children at the Mark Mackey State Farm Kids Zone, there is sure to be something for everyone.  And don't forget to bring your four-legged friends for the Pooch Costume Contest, hosted by Urban Pooch at the start of the weekend. 

    Full details on all of the Apple Fest entertainment is below!



  • Apple Fest - Steakhouse Mints
  • Saturday Music Schedule Saturday Music Schedule

    Tunes throughout the day at Lincoln & Wilson Avenues

    Saturday, October 1st 2022

    12:00pm - 2:30pm - the StingRays50s, 60s, 70s Rock & Roll
    The StingRays play the greatest Rock & Roll ever written -- authentically and passionately. The StingRays have a highly interactive show -- children through seniors always dance, win at trivia, or join in a Conga or Twist contest. The band's costuming and moves reflect the era. 

    3:30pm - 6:00pm - Tijuana HerculesSwampy Blues
    Tijuana Hercules is a Chicago based hip shakin', swamp blues combo that surveys the landscape with woe eyes on the past and three eyes on the future.  The band has found musical inspiration in boogie, north Mississippi hill country blues, and hard bop.  Tijuana Hercules has released a handful of critically praised recordings.

    Featured Old Town School of Folk Music teaching artists.

    Saturday, October 1st 2022

    12:15pm - 1:00pm - The Dreamtree Shakers, Multi-Instrumental Rhythm & Song

    1:15pm - 2:00pm Brandi Berry Benson, Classical/Folk

    2:15pm - 3:00pm Steve Rosen, Old-Time Banjo & Song

    3:15pm - 4:00pm Paul Kaye, Rags, Blues & Assorted Hokum!

    4:15pm - 5:00pm Shelley Miller, Pop/Rock/Folk

    *times subject to change


  • Apple Fest Pooch Costume Contest
  • Saturday Activity Details Saturday Activity Details

    Lincoln & Wilson Avenues

    Saturday, October 1st 2022

    10:00am - 11:15am - 11th Annual Pooch Costume Contest, by Urban Pooch Canine Life Center
    An amazingly fun opportunity to parade your special pooch in front of our special panel of judges in hope of winning great prizes and parading around Lincoln Square. (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)


    Kids Activities at Lincoln & Leland Avenues

    Hosted by Liz Klassen

    Saturday, October 1st 2022

    10:00am - 10:20am
    Old-Time/Folkwith Rachael Claire

    10:30am - 10:50am
    Indian Bollywood + Folk Dancewith Chitrahar Cultural Academy

    11:00am - 11:45am
    African Drumming, with Victoria Djembe & Friends

    12:00pm - 12:20pm
    Wigglewormswith Dr. Waffle

    12:30pm - 12:50pm
    Youth Musicians from Old Town School of Folk Musicwith teaching artist Jessica Martino

    1:00pm - 1:50pm
    Echo Me! - Global Music for Kidswith Maryanne Johnson & Lenny Marsh

    2:00pm - 2:20pm
    Bilingual Dance Party!with Renée Nanzer

    2:30pm - 2:50pm
    Americana for Kidswith Alison Gross

    3:00pm - 3:50pm
    Folk Pop for Kidswith Laura Doherty

  • Apple Fest - Jonas Friddle
  • Sunday Music Schedule Sunday Music Schedule


    Tunes throughout the day at Lincoln & Lawrence Avenues

    Sunday, October 2nd 2022

    10:00am - 12:00pm - The Friends Band, Variety of Genres
    The Friends Band has something for everyone!  From top 40 current hits to popular jazz classics, you'll come to enjoy this band as one of Chicago's most delightful group of musicians!

    1:00pm - 3:00pm - The NoizeClassic Rock to Today's Hits
    The Noize is a Chicago band that plays it all: Rock, Pop, Funk, Country, Soul, and Motown. They entertain audiences with a wide spectrum of popular, crowd pleasing songs that you know and love, incorporating their own unique style and flavor within a high energy presentation that connects with all audiences. The fusion of each band member's diverse musical backgrounds culminates in a sound that's entirely their own.

    4:00pm - 6:00pm - Los Perros CubanosMusic of Cuba's Golden Age
    Los Perros Cubanos features the music of Cuba's Golden Age of the 1940s and 1950s. The band's music combines the traditional Cuban music styles of Son Cubano, Salsa, Cha Cha, and Charanga with modern instrumental prowess for a captivating sound that moves your feet.

    Featured Old Town School of Folk Music teaching artists.

    Sunday, October 2nd 2022

    12:15pm - 1:00pm Mike Austin & Jim Conway, Irish Traditional

    1:15pm - 2:00pm Jim Conway & Mike Austin, Honky Tonk & Roots

    2:15pm - 3:00pm Shoji Naito, Instrumental Blues/Jazz

    3:15pm - 4:00pm Jonas Friddle, Old-Time Banjo

    4:15pm - 5:00pm Till the Earth, Acoustic Crowd Pleasers

    *times subject to change


  • Apple Fest Kids Zone Stage
  • Sunday Activity Details Sunday Activity Details


    Kids Activities at Lincoln & Leland Avenues

    Hosted by Jeremy Drazner

    Sunday, October 2nd 2022

    10:00am - 10:45am
    Drag Queen Story Time, dancing & singing!, with Ginger Forest

    11:00am - 11:45am
    Windy City Wondertainment "Supercharge", with Edge of Orion

    12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Kids Experimental Music, with The Lucky Trikes

    1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Traditional & Modern Irish Music, with Donnybrooks

    2:00pm - 2:45pm
    A Combination of Sketch, Physical Comedy & Dance!, with Comedy Dance Chicago

    3:00pm - 3:45pm
    Dance Moves for All Ages & Abilities, with The Headspin Guy


    The 11th Annual Pooch Costume Contest, sponsored by Urban Pooch, takes place at the start of Apple Fest on Saturday, October 1st at 10am.  Join us for a super fun opportunity to showcase your talented pooch in front of our special panel of judges in hope of winning fun and yummy prizes! 

    Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Scariest, Most Adorable, Most Creative, Best Dog/Parent Combo, and Best Costume Grand Prize.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  On-site check in will begin at 9:00 am. Parade follows contest. 





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