Author: Cara Carriveau

  • Randolph Street Market Festival Is Back

    It’s a sure sign of summer – the Randolph Street Market Festival opens this weekend. Fodor’s and USA Today has listed it in their Top 10 U.S. Antique Flea Markets and the reason’s are blaringly obvious. Looking for a refurbished couch? An antique cuff link? An accordian? Etch-a-sketch? Cowhide rug? Repurposed kitchen table? OK, you get the…

  • Get Your Green Groove On At ONE EARTH ROCKS

    Enjoy the perfect combination of great music, scrumptious food and sustainable spirits at WIRE in Berwyn Friday, November 6.  ONE EARTH ROCKS is a fundraiser for The One Earth Film Festival (the midwest’s premier environmental film festival March 4-6, 2016 focusing on the understanding of climate change, sustainability and the power we have to help our environment).  …

  • Farm Aid 30 Recap

    By any measure Farm Aid 30 was a huge success in Chicago.  It was a day filled with great music and growing awareness of the plight of family farmers.  Over the last 30 years Farm Aid concerts have have raised more than $48 million to help fund a variety of programs, including an advocacy network…

  • Another Riot Fest Is In The Books

    Not surprisingly, rain caused mud and the mud caused about $100,000 worth of damage to Douglas Park over the course of three days of Riot Fest.  But the good news is it’s completely repairable and will be paid for entirely by Riot Fest organizers.  Most importantly, music fans were treated to amazing performances and amazing…

  • Preview Farm Aid 30 At Daley Plaza And Win Free Tickets To Saturday's Concert

    Catch a preview of Saturday’s Farm Aid concert (celebrating 30 years of family farmers) this Thursday, Sept. 17 in front of the Richard J. Daley center.  Between 11a-2p (coinciding with the weekly farmers market at Daley Plaza) you can meet the farmers in the HOMEGROWN Village and sample HOMEGROWN Concessions® menu items, including vegetarian nachos, giant soft…

  • Farm Rock Labor Day Weekend Is Hair Band Heaven

    The decision not to travel anywhere Labor Day weekend has never been wiser if you are a fan of 80’s glam metal.  Catch 25 artists/bands jam over 3 days in Wauconda at Farm Rock Chicagoland.  The line-up is jaw dropping!  Load up on the aquanet and grab your tickets HERE.   The pre-party acoustic kickoff is…

  • Chicago Celebrates 30 Years Of Farm Aid

    For the past 30 years Farm Aid has been celebrating farmers, eaters and music coming together for change.  Farm Aid works all year to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities.  But the concert is definitely the highlight of the year, particularly for music lovers.…

  • Kidzapalooza Rocks For Parents And Children At Lollapalooza

    The countdown is on until Lollapalooza July 31-August 2 in Grant Park.  This has been an unusually cool summer, let’s hope that trend continues during that particular weekend.  Even if it’s hot, there’s one stage that will always keep you cool: Kidzapalooza.  It’s by far my favorite stage on the Lolla grounds.  Tons of trees…

  • Naughty Little Cabaret Is A Bachelorette Party Dream

    When a close friend is getting married and you’ve been the one chosen to arrange the bachelorette party, it’s quite a responsibility.  When the brides mother is the matron of honor and will be part of the festivities, that adds an additional layer of stress.  What can we do that is crazy fun yet won’t…

  • Watch The Stanley Cup Final At The United Center

    The run for the beloved Stanley Cup is on once again for the The Chicago Blackhawks!  The team makes Chicago hockey fans very proud, and within two weeks could bring home the cup for the third time in six seasons.  If you’d like to be at the United Center for what will certainly be the…

  • AC/DC To Rock Wrigley Field

    Wrigley Field is set to have it’s most celebrated summer yet, and it has nothing to do with baseball.  This summer’s concerts at Wrigley Field already include sold out performances by Foo Fighters, Billy Joel and Taylor Swift…and soon, AC/DC.  The legendary rock band from Australia will rock Wrigley Field on Tuesday, September 15th with…

  • Misfits At City Winery Support Chicago Rock-n-Roll Photographer John Nunu Zomot

    If you happen to click on John “Nunu” Zomot‘s facebook profile you will come across several pictures of him with famous celebrites…Emmylou Harris, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, etc.  Yeah, he gets to rub shoulders with big names because he manages to capture their images in the most impressive way and they know it.…