Music Lineup


Saturday, June 10th


North Stage (Lagunitas)  
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm JD McPherson
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm Erika Wennerstrom
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Nap Eyes
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Bonelang
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Jennifer Hall
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ESSO
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Nashon Holloway Band
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Mazi Dancers
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm School of Rock Highwood


South Stage  
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm NOTHING
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm The Appleseed Cast
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Forth Wanderers
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Shannen Moser
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Belonger
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sedgewick
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Little Kids Rock


Sunday, June 11th


North Stage (Lagunitas)  
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Lucero
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm July Talk
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Jay Som
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Two Cow Garage
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm CAAMP
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Henry Jamison
2:30 pm - 3:00 Church Booty
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm School of Rock Highwood



South Stage Dark Matter Coffee & MATA Present 
Chicago DJ All-City Assembly
All Genres. All Vinyl.
9pm Phil & Manny (TEKLIFE CREW)
8pm Nic the Graduate & King Tony (SIMMER DOWN SOUND)
7pm Charly & Eddy (SONOROMA)
6pm Tone B Nimble (ALL NATURAL)
5:30pm Jesse De La Pena (VOCALO RADIO)
4:30pm Tess Kissner (formerly of SLO MO)
4pm Shon Dervis (REDE)
3pm Tim Zawada (STAR CREATURE)
2:30pm Fess Grandiose (ETC RECORDS)
2pm Jocylin Brown (SUNSHINE STATES)
1:30pm Jill Hopkins (VOCALO RADIO)
1pm Daniel Villareal (DOS SANTOS)
12:30pm Scottie Mcniece (INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM)
12pm Esteban La Groue (CHICAGOS BEST DJ)


JUNE 10 & 11, 2017

Nothing, Jay Som, The Appleseed Cast, Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom, Nap Eyes and more join headliners JD McPherson, Lucero and July Talk


Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce the second wave of artists to join Green Music Fest’s 2017 lineup: Nothing, Jay Som, The Appleseed Cast, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), Nap Eyes, Forth Wanderers, CAAMP, Two Cow Garage, Henry Jamison, Shannen Moser, Jennifer Hall, Bonelang, ESSO, Church Booty, Nashon Halloway Band and Belonger. Previously announced headliners for Chicago’s award-winning Green Music Fest are R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and Canadian alternative rock band July Talk. Green Music Fest takes place in Wicker Park on June 10 and 11, 2017.



June 10, South Stage

An American rock band that formed in 2010, Nothing self-released several EPs before signing to Relapse Records, and released their debut album, “Guilty of Everything” in March 2014. The follow-up album, “Tired of Tomorrow”, was released on May 13, 2016. Known for their high energy and high-volume tracks, Nothing’s sound is molded by the band’s own experiences, from family troubles and personal tragedy to a string of bad luck that Murphy’s Law would balk at.


Jay Som

June 11, North Stage

22-year-old Melina Duterte is known as Jay Som and solidifies her reputation as a self-made force of sonic splendor and emotional might. Duterte is as DIY as ever—writing, recording, playing, and producing every sound beyond a few backing vocals. With a range of sound stretching from wedding lo-fi rock to hi-fi home orchestration, Som weaves evocative autobiographical poetry into energetic punk, electrified folk and dreamy alt-funk.


The Appleseed Cast

June 10, South Stage

Formed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1997, The Appleseed Cast released the first album in 1998 and have since released seven albums, including their newest “Illumination Ritual in April”. The American rock band was founded in the early days of emo by singer-guitarist Christopher Crisci and guitarist Aaron Pillar, and quickly grew to fame. The Appleseed Cast has steadily evolved over the release of eight full-length albums with Crisci at the songwriting helm, changing lineups but never breaking up, continuing to hone the TAC sound. TAC’s predominantly guitar-based music has morphed from an early "emo" sound with an ethereal, yet punk sensibility to an indie rock sound hinging on intricate drumming and crowd-loving vocals.


Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards)

June 10, North Stage

Erika Wennerstrom is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Heartless Bastards. After spending the past decade touring with her band and pushing their unique brand of rock n’ roll into new shapes over five acclaimed albums, Wennerstrom is taking some time off to explore new directions and work on her upcoming solo album.


Nap Eyes

June 10, North Stage

Hailing from Nova Scotia, Nap Eyes makes crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament. Following the July 2015 reissue of their 2014 debut “Whine of the Mystic,” Nap Eyes released an album of all-new material entitled “Thought Rock Fish Scale” in early 2016. The critically acclaimed album, described by Pitchfork as "brimming with passion and protest," was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.


Forth Wanderers

June 10, South Stage

Forth Wanderers are five friends from Montclair, New Jersey. Together they make some of the most powerfully intimate and emotive indie-rock music you’re likely to hear. Comprised of singer Ava Trilling, guitarists Ben Guterl and Duke Greene, bassist Noah Schifrin and drummer Zach Lorelli, despite all being under the age of 21, the group have been prolifically forging musical creations from the bedrooms of their Garden State township since 2013. Forth Wanderers have been building a loyal fan base plucked from disparate scenes, drawing comparisons from everyone from Built To Spill and Pavement to Mac Demarco and Weezer.



June 11, North Stage

Evan plays the banjo, Taylor plays the guitar and together they slam stages as the power duo, CAAMP. The childhood friends have been writing songs since 2012 and began performing as CAAMP in 2015. In March of 2016, the duo released their self-titled, debut record that has since put them on the map. Their original song "Ohio" charted at #4 on the US Spotify Viral Chart and the album currently has over 2.5 million streams. CAAMP is known for their heartfelt sound, and authentic live shows that leave their loyal crowds with hearts pounding.


Now in its ninth consecutive year, Green Music Fest embraces environmentally conscious and green technologies like its pedal-powered stage, where attendees pedal stationary bicycles to power amps, guitars, spotlights and more. Bright Beat returns to lead the festival’s eco education and sustainability programming. In addition to live music stages and a variety of Lagunitas brews, the festival showcases innovative green vendors and products, along with the return of Pet Fest & Kids Fest areas where kids with and without paws can enjoy demonstrations, crafts, games and more. The community tables will be boosted this year to include even more green-minded folks sharing their passion for zero-waste lifestyles, organic benefits and sustainable ways to improve the home. Plus, just like last year, attendees can adopt a tree at the festival to take home with them!


Green Music Fest returns June 10 and 11, 2017, from 12-10 p.m. daily in the heart of Wicker Park on Damen Ave. between Schiller St. and North Ave. A $10 donation at admission awards attendees the “Refill Don’t Landfill” reusable stainless steel cup to enjoy at the festival. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on foot or bicycle to minimize their environmental impact. For more information and programming updates, visit


About the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a Commission of SSA stakeholders who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit


About Subterranean

The iconic Wicker Park live music venue, Subterranean, brings the very best of local and national talent. Focusing on the direct message of serving up a diverse catalogue of genres, this three-story venue has aided the masses from Chicago to the surrounding areas in the very same location throughout two decades. Subterranean has been curating festivals, bringing the music to the streets of Wicker Park, for over a decade. For more information and an events calendar visit


About Bright Beat

Bright Beat is a project management and sustainability consultancy that provides leadership in the development and management of environmental and social sustainability programs. From assessment and strategy to implementation and promotion- Bright Beat partners (and the planet) reap the benefits of improved efficiency and conservation, while educating and engaging the public. Since 2010 Bright Beat programs have led to the donation, repurposing, recycling and composting of over 1,500 tons of material that would’ve otherwise been destined for the landfill. Since 2012 Bright Beat has spearheaded Green Music Fest’s sustainability programming. Learn more at



Headliners announced



JUNE 10 & 11, 2017


CHICAGO (April 18, 2017)—Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and alternative rock band July Talk as headlining artists for Chicago’s award-winning Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, June 10 and 11, 2017. Additional artists will be announced leading up to the festival. For more information and programming updates, visit

JD McPherson

Saturday, June 10 at 9 p.m. (North Stage)

Oklahoma native JD McPherson seamlessly meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, with music that satisfies traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting his rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures. With an unaffected take on vital American music and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown, McPherson presents traditional rhythm & blues and rock n’ roll with fresh, exciting songwriting.

July Talk

Sunday, June 11 at 7:45 p.m. (North Stage)
Canadian alternative rock band July Talk’s self-titled, independently released debut album earned the band a Gold record in Canada and a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, leading to worldwide deals with Island, Polydor and Universal. The fundamental quality of July Talk’s performances has remained unchanged: the jugular-seizing power of their confrontational, sensuous rock ‘n’ roll. From the dingiest basement dive to the biggest festival field, a July Talk show makes audiences feel like they’re part of a secret-society congregation.


Sunday, June 11 at 9 p.m. (North Stage)

Memphis alt-country rock group Lucero formed in 1998 and retains most of its original lineup, including Roy Berry (drums), Ben Nichols (vocals, guitar), John C. Stubblefield (bass), Brian Venable (guitar) and Rick Steff (piano, organ, accordion). Lucero’s most recent record All A Man Should Do, recorded at the famous Ardent Studios, showcases Nichols’ growth as a songwriter and includes the band’s first recorded cover song: a full band version of Big Star’s “I Fell in Love with a Girl” featuring Big Star’s Jody Stephens on back-up vocals.