Music on the Esplanade

Bitter Jester Music Festival- Satellite Series

Classic Rock & Pop

Mondays: June 3  & 10
6 – 7:30 p.m.  

The Bitter Jester Music Festival in downtown Highland Park is more than a competition, it’s a destination event, complete with music, food, and beverages. 40 musical acts from across the Midwest showcase their virtuosity each season, competing for the ultimate title of Grand Champion. Many BJMF alumni have gone on to perform on Late Night with Seth Myers, Saturday Night Live, and American Jukebox, as well as at Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, South by Southwest, and Ravinia Festival. Discover your next favorite band at the 18th Annual Bitter Jester Music Fest and be able to say "I saw them when..." -- Satellite performances featuring BJMF alumni will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden on June 3 and June 10 as part of the Music on the Esplanade series. 


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