As Street Fests Multiply, Organizers Ask: “Are There Too Many?”

By Paul Wilson | Monday, November 12, 2012

Hairbangers Ball crowd on Lincoln Ave. during Summerfest last August. Credit: Jason Kreke

When Rock Around the Block struggled in its rebirth in West Lakeview last June, one of its organizers acknowledged a reality of the current climate for Chicago street fests.

“These aren’t cash cows anymore,” John Barry, Star Events chief executive, told a group of concerned business owners shortly after the festival.

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