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One of the best outdoor venues, the Lawn is busy with three nights of concerts. Friday, Judah & the Lion stop in on the Pep Talks worldwide tour. Saturday’s show brings rockers Skillet and Sevendust together on the Victorious War tour with support from Pop Evil and Devour the Day. Sunday features co-headliners JJ Grey & Mofro and Jonny Lang. Tickets start at $24.
This year’s fair is coming to an end Sunday, but you still have plenty of time to catch those special fair foods, the animals and crafts on display, the big top circus, a demolition derby, talent contests, tractor pulls, and live shows from Melissa Etheridge, Everclear, the Guess Who, and Gospel Music Festival. Tickets are $12. See what you’re missing here.
Through August 25, this annual raucous, rollicking celebration presents every imaginable genre of live theatre: comedy, drama, dance, cabaret, magic, music, musicals, storytelling, and multimedia. All venues are within a short walk of each other and you can kick back with a brew and live performances between shows at the beer tent. Tickets are $12.
SausageFest celebrates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this year with sausage, hugs, and rock ’n roll. Friday-Saturday, come to the free, family-friendly festival to eat meats from Kincaid’s, pizza from Byrne’s, sides from Illinois Street Food Emporium, drink Sun King beer, and enjoy live music from local favorites. Kids have games and bounce houses, also a teen zone with DJ E.
This annual end-of-summer fundraiser starts in the galleries and spills out into the park for a one-of-a-kind art experience. This year’s theme, Chroma, highlights the intensity of color, so dress to impress in vibrant hues and striking patterns. Eat, drink, preview exhibitions, dance to tunes from Endless Summer Band, and bid on auctions for unique items. Entry is $75 and up.