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Soldier Field Parkland, October 11-12, 2008

The Chicago Country Music Festival moves to the Soldier Field Parkland and will kick off a weekend full of music and activities beginning Saturday, October 11 through Sunday, October 12, 2008. FREE admission.

“This year the Chicago Country Music Festival has its own weekend and a new location at Soldier Field. As a fan of country, I feel that Chicago has one of the best country music gatherings outside of Nashville,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley.

The Chicago Country Music Festival, once a part of the Taste of Chicago, celebrates its 18th year with concerts and a new festival area that promises to draw some of the biggest names in country music including Gretchen Wilson and Taylor Swift. There are three performance stages, a Kids’ Corral tent and a dance tent.

Join us for two FREE Country Fest Preview Events: Friday, October 3 at Joe’s on Weed Street (940 W. Weed Street in Chicago). Doors open at 5pm and Concert, starring Janesville, begins at 6pm. Then Devin & The Straights headline at Daley Plaza noon, on Wednesday, October 8.

Soldier Field Parkland is located at 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive. Daily Festival hours Saturday, Oct. 11 are 11am to 9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 12, 11am to 8:30 pm. Discounted parking is available. Avoid Sunday marathon traffic by connecting to I-55 (Stevenson) from all major expressways and/or take Lake Shore Drive; exit at 18th Street.


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