The first ever Occupy Festival will take place May 12-13 at Union Park, at Ashland Avenue and Lake Street, according to a press release.
The focus of the event is to highlight the struggle of social and economic inequality through artistic performance.
SolidClarity, in conjunction with Occupy Chicago, is presenting this green event, which the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District are permitting. Special Events Management is producing it.
The festival features two stages where organizers expect more than 25 top international, national and local musicians to perform. It will also feature a third area set aside for special musical guests and visual performing artists who stop by to show their support and share their passion for the cause.
Fest hours are 2-10 p.m. both days. Admission is $35 for one day, and $55 for both. VIP packages will also be available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.occupyfestival.com . Tickets can also be purchased on-site. General inquiries will be handled at 773-800-1070.