Hey, blogspot readers, did you know that Chicago has the largest Polish population outside of Poland? Yes, it's true ...and what better way to celebrate this rich heritage, music and food by attending the annual Taste of Polonia!
One of SouthSide's ethnic festivals rockin' Chicago during the summer, this four-day fest (occurring around Labor Day weekend) on Friday August 29 to Monday Sept 1 will feature nonstop live music, food, fun and more for the entire family. It boosts 4 stage with over 30 live bands performing a wide variety of musical acts besides polka. There will be jazz, rock, pop, dance, world and much more from such local acts like Tributosaurus as CSNY (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), American English, Rick Saucedo as Elvis, Wedding Banned, Ear Candy Band ...just to name a few, blogspot readers.
And what's a fest without food?! Sample the many varieties of polish food and beer in between the inside casino and bingo or arcade games. She hasn't forgotten about the kids - there's a kids stage and zone to keep them busy too. Plus there will be many interesting vendors and exhibits.
Admission is $7 (kids 12 and under - FREE) and ALL proceeds benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation does, blogspot readers.
For more information about Taste of Polonia or the Copernicus Center, visit http://www.CopernicusCenter.org.
SouthSide would like to acknowledge the pictures used for this article are from Taste of Polonia 2013 courtesy of Copernicus Center website.
Until next time, support your local scene,