BenFest Announces Music Lineup, Aims to Please Rockers of All Ages

By Patty Wetli | Thursday, May 24, 2012

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic for ’90s-era hip-hop or are too young to know what nostalgia means, BenFest is sure to have booked a musical act to suit your tastes.

The just-released list of headliners for the two-day fest, set for July 13 – 14, includes the Chicago-based pop-rock band The Bad Examples; Too White Crew, the self-described “old skool hip hop party band”; and Justin Roberts, who’s basically catnip for five-year-olds. Perennial favorites, the Trinity Irish Dancers, are also scheduled to appear.

Proceeds benefit St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd., and the parish’s schools. The church continues to raise funds for the $1.3 million restoration of its bell tower; work was completed in 2011 but St. Ben’s has only collected 45 percent of that total, according to BenFest marketing chairperson, Holly Tajak-Edlund.

Organizers are still finalizing food and beverage vendors and continue to add to the entertainment lineup.

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