MAYOR DALEY ATTENDING FESTIVAL J.O.E. PRESS CONFERENCE AND LAUNCH

CHICAGO – A joint press conference with THE CITY OF CHICAGO, THE CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT, THE METRO, REDMOON and ARCHITECTS OF AIR will be held THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd at 4PM, South Belmont Harbor Park.

Mayor Daley will be speaking at the press conference that officially launches this new annual Labor Day Weekend Festival called “A Joyous Outdoor Event”.

Led by Artistic Director Frank Maugeri, speakers at the Press Conference include Chicago Park District’s General Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. Mitchell, Redmoon Core Artist Jim Lasko, Metro Founder Joe Shanahan, and the UK’s Architects of Air visiting artist Jayne Willox.

WHAT: 1st annual Joyous Outdoor Event, “a spectacular festival of performance, live music and art celebrating ordinary Joes and average Janes of all ages!”

WHERE: South Belmont Harbor Park– Lakeview Neighborhood, Belmont Ave and Lake Shore Dr, Chicago at 300 West Belmont. Visit: www.joyousoutdoorevent.org

WHEN:
Thursday, September 2 at 6 – 10pm
Friday, September 3 at 6 – 10pm
Saturday, September 4 at 1 – 10pm
Sunday, September 5 at 1 – 10pm
Monday, September 6 at 1 – 6pm

THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS
6 – 10pm: Experience The Luminarium, Festival Grounds
6 – 7pm: Artistic Programming including Dennis Watkins, Award Winning Magician, Big Stage; The Fashionistas, Small Stage
7 – 8pm: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Big Stage
8:30 – 9:30pm: World Premiere of Last of My Species II: The Perilous Songs of Bibi Merhdad, Big Stage
ALL PROGRAMMING UPDATED DAILY: http://www.joyousoutdoorevent.org/

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