JD MCPHERSON, LUCERO AND JULY TALK TO HEADLINE
CHICAGO’S AWARD-WINNING GREEN MUSIC FEST
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 GreenMusicFestChicago.com.
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.
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.