Nine local musicians to see at Chicago summer festivals
Fest season is in full effect, and On The Town has a fest guide coming soon. Meanwhile, here's a hot local-performer planning guide to get you through the summer. -- Jessica Hopper
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Willis Earl Beal at Pitchfork Festival( June 1, 2012 )
The South Sider's soulful solo act has won him worldwide praise and recognition, owing to blog buzz and an intense live performance on British TV this spring. Because of a rigorous touring schedule, Beal has barely been home -- Pitchfork will be his chance to witness Chicago's pride for its new hometown star.
July 13 at Union Park, Ashland Boulevard and Ogden Avenue. $45 and $110; pitchfork.com/festivals/chicago/2012/