Guster coming to city as biggest act however for Winnetka Audio Pageant. Presale commences Wednesday, March 2

The Winnetka Music Festival is again in a huge way. 

Just after a yr off (2020) and a calendar year with a distinctive identify and place (2021), the regional music bash is making a grand return to downtown Winnetka with its most celebrated artist to date: Guster

The popular Boston-based rock band will emphasize a a single-night time, four-phase live performance on June 18, the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend, that will also feature The Report Corporation, a band that celebration organizer Val Haller stated she’s been seeking to get for 5 decades.

“We have two more substantial functions in the lineup than we ever said,” reported Haller, the founder and CEO of Valslist Songs, the business driving the six-year-previous Winnetka Songs Festival. 

Guster | Picture by Nat Girsberger

Tickets to the songs fest go on sale to the general public Friday, March 4. Before then, Haller and her crew are web hosting a specific presale on Wednesday-Thursday, March 2-3, for everybody who has a unique presale code. The code will be sent to all those who are signed up to obtain e-mails from

With minimal potential in downtown Winnetka of about 4,000, Haller is encouraging those people intrigued to safe tickets early. 

To celebrate the announcement, a kickoff concert showcasing the band The Major Hours is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Winnetka Chapel, 630 Lincoln Ave. Doorways open at 6:30 p.m. for the 1-hour clearly show, and walk-ins are welcome, Haller said.

The inaugural Winnetka New music Competition was held in 2017 and has developed in recognition with a aim on neighborhood talent and community delight.  

With that in head, Haller felt it was vital to bring the fest back to its roots immediately after two several years of COVID-19 disruption.

“We are bringing everything back again to the streets as we at first did in the 1st four yrs,” she stated. 

In the past, the competition has also distribute throughout two days. Haller has plans to return to a two-working day exhibit next 12 months, but with the big acts, one day was the right option for this calendar year. 

“We’re also just being genuinely fiscally accountable at the end of COVID,” she claimed. “… A single day is sufficient with these acts. We produced our talent funds bigger for one working day alternatively than unfold it out. it out. 

“And we’re back again in the streets. Though individuals cherished the (Skokie Playfields) final yr, I consider our local community nonetheless loves the streets a very small little bit much better to make it a lot more of a local community street fest.”

Guster, The File Enterprise and at minimum 1 extra band will engage in the BMO Harris key stage commencing at 7 p.m. Other nonetheless-to-be-declared acts will participate in the Area Automobile Team phase by the Winnetka Chapel. The chapel stage is section of a partnership between the Winnetka Music Competition and Room Evanston, a accomplishing arts location.

The pageant will also have a stage dedicated to neighborhood acts from 3-6:30 p.m. and a little ones and relatives stage from 1-3 p.m.

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