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Bitter Jester Music Fest

BJMF 20212021 Bitter Jester Music Festival Information 
The Bitter Jester Music Festival, featuring up-and-coming musical groups from 40+ Chicagoland communities, returns this summer! The Battle of the Bands concerts begin July 23 and continue on Fridays through August 13, 7 PM - 10 PM at Port Clinton Square. The Grand Finale Concert will be held on Sunday, September 5 at Wolters Field before the Labor Day fireworks display.

Applications are now open for bands that would like to participate. Please note that at least half of the participants must be 22 years of age or younger in order to compete. Learn more at

About the Bitter Jester Music Festival
Bitter Jester - Photo by Richard Shay
This summer-long music festival is produced by the Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts, NFP, a not-for-profit charitable organization in Highland Park. 

Visit the Bitter Jester Music Festival page for more information or to apply.