An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people came through this past weekend’s Green Music Festival in Wicker Park, according to event co-producer Robert Gomez, who chatted with The Pipeline yesterday about the fest, which has its sights on being the greenest street festival in the City. (Photo at right by Philin Phlash).
“It went as smooth as it could possibly be. We are already talking about using some of what we’ve learned to influence the waste stream at Wicker Park Fest,” Gomez, who produced the fest with Big Creek Productions, said.
Gomez added, “In time, I believe we will influence all of the festivals throughout the City of Chicago and give them cause to look at the waste they create and how to better manage it.”
For further details about the Green Music Fest’s greening efforts, check out this Crain’s Chicago piece by Judith Nemes.
Bright Beat’s founder, Stephanie Katsaros, will be present at the July 11th SSA #33 meeting to share her firm’s findings SSA #33 commission meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month in the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen.
In an email sent to local press, city officials, community volunteers, 1st Ward Ald. Moreno and fest organizers, Wood thanked the volunteers and praised the added security which patrolled the park during the fest.
Philin Phlash’s photo-dispatch from Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest can be read in its entirety on his blog, philinphlash.blogspot.com
Other Green Music Fest photos snapped by Alisa are posted to the pipeline’s Facebook album. If you see yourself, tag yourself!