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2006 Winter Music Festival

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 9, 2006 8:10PM

We recommend live music every night of the week, but to keep the hangover at bay after the great time sure to be had by all at Chicagoist's Ctrl-Alt-Rock concert, we suggest the 2006 HAWK Winter Music Festival. It's a celebration of Chicago's music scene and who doesn't love that? We sure have it going on here in the Windy City and The League of Chicago Music Venues is presenting 3 days of music, February 17-20th, to showcase our fair city's great live music venues.

Eleven venues are hosting this event from Buddy Guy's to the HotHouse and Park West. There are over 60 musicians and groups performing at these locations. Artists include: BB King, Mucca Pazza, the Katie Todd Band (we just noticed while at KTB's website that they are also giving away tickets to their Metro show), and Whippoorwill. Check out the festival's website for a chance to win tickets to these shows, for information regarding the $20 Sunday pass, and the whole schedule. There's something for everyone to appreciate from blues to children's shows and to meet everyone's budget (shows at Uncommon Ground are free).