The Family Music Stage


Music for kids and music with kids will be happening throughout Saturday at our Family stage in Dwyer Park.  



Events kickoff at 10:30.  The morning opens with the talented performers of the Children's Theater of Winnetka bringing a taste of Broadway to the Village.  

The Accidentals then bring their exciting originality to the kids with an acoustic performance at 11:00.  Following their Friday night opening performance they'll provide an up close and personal engagement with their music. 

At 12:00 we have the creativity of Jess Godwin on the stage.  Jess blends music, theater and storytelling into a jazz/pop sound that is fun, whimsical and unique.  






At 2:00 we bring you CREW.   Talk about an emerging band!  These kids combine energy and talent beyond their years.  Stop on by to hear and dance to their great rock sound.



We close out the stage at 4:00 with an amazing unique experience.  This special engagement brings  American Idol Finalist, Manny Torres and Voice contestant (on Team Adam), Ethan Butler to the Family stage.  These charismatic performers will not only showcase their immense talent, but will also engage with the audience in discussing their experiences and their skyrocketing careers.  If you ever want proof that dreams will come true you won't want to miss this experience.

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Throughout the day children will have an opportunity to make their own music at the Petting Zoo, supported by the Music Institute of Chicago, where they'll have a chance to try different instruments and participate with the artists.



Bring your kids and enjoy the fun, exciting and engaging tunes at our Family Stage.


Street Musicians

As you walk from stage to stage you'll find yourself captivated by street musicians .  These surprisingly talented musicians will surprise you around every corner. 


craft Beer and Wine and Food Trucks


Enjoy three great craft beers from Deschutes family owned brewery.  We'll be serving Deschutes' Mirror Pond Ale, Pacific Wonderland and their Fresh Squeezed IPA.   We'll also have a great selection of wines that you can enjoy as you listen to your new favorite artists or stroll the streets of Winnetka listening to street musicians.  Those of you 21 and older will want to be sure to try all the great selections provided by the folks at Breakthru Beverage (and don't forget to bring your ID).



To keep you from getting hungry we not only have many fine restaurants in festival area but there also will be a variety of food trucks with selections from gourmet grilled cheese to wings, wraps and pizza.  



The North Shore Art League, the 93 year old arts organization located in Winnetka, IL, will be hosting its national juried show, Art in the Village, to Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods Park.  This outstanding event will be happening on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. The park, just north of the music festival, will be bustling with artists from across the country exhibiting their works to enthusiastic art buyers. The park a beautiful setting for a summer art fair, right in the middle of the Village’s Hubbard Woods Design District. Conveniently located along Green Bay Road, there is plenty of free parking.

The League is locally well-known with close ties to the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College and many art galleries, schools and organizations throughout the area. This 4th Annual Art in the Village show is always well-received by the Village and surrounding communities that appreciate fine art. 

At the time it was founded, the League was one of the original arts organizations in the country. League members organized the popular Old Orchard Art Fair in Skokie in the 50’s (which ran for over 45 years under NSAL leadership) and the New Horizons Art Shows held in Chicago during the 60’s and 70’s. Our nine-year old local fine arts exhibition, Art on the Plaza, was relocated and revamped to become Art in the Village. Bringing the fair to Hubbard Woods Park is like a homecoming of sorts as one of our very first outdoor shows was held in that same park.  We hope to see you there this summer!