The Boulevard Festival – Friday Preview

It’s Boulevard week in Logan Square. This fun filled weekend of indie music is always a highlight of August in Chicago. Listen and watch our playlists and be sure to catch the PlaylistHQ picks below!

Our band picks:

1. Greensky Bluegrass at 830pm – “Having the word bluegrass in your name can limit expectations about a band, particularly when that band is Michigan-based Greensky Bluegrass, one of the most open-minded string outfits to ever deftly weave rock, folk, blues, country and yes, bluegrass into their own resonant creation. This pleasingly empathetic quintet moves with organic grace, finishing one another’s sentences and rolling in a most conversational way, a true group effort that resonates with listeners in subtle, tangible ways.” – Dennis Cook, Dirty Impound

2. Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra at 8pm – 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee and 4th Annual Independent Music Awards 2005 Winner. What else do you need to know?

3. Judah & the Lion at 7pm – They are an americana-folk band with their roots planted in Nashville, TN. Their music comes from many influences that cumulates in a blend of folk instruments, played with fresh musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies. They got their start in December of 2011 and exist to create honest and relatable music. The lead singer, Judah Akers, banjo player, Nate Zuercher, and mandolinist, Brian Macdonald, lead the group and are honored to play with a band of talented musicians. They love music, love life, and love people.

Stay tuned for the Saturday and Sunday picks!


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