The Best Festival in Someone Else's Backyard
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The Best Festival in Someone Else's Backyard

The 6th Annual DZ Fest is here!

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The Best Festival in Someone Else's Backyard
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DZ Fest is an amazing DIY festival held annually in Hickory Hills, a southwest suburb of Chicago. The two-day long music and arts festival features prominent bands from Chicago and the greater Midwest. The Fest is unlike any other, catering to local talent with 2 stages and 40 bands playing a backyard show in the wooded suburbs.

DZ Fest is the product of artist, musician, and audio engineer Ben Arguelles who runs the recording studio DZ Records out of his home. In addition to being a recording studio, DZ Records also functions as a music venue and home base for the podcast Friends with Music (a podcast featuring live music and interviews with local and international bands). Ben is assisted by a team of volunteers, from audio engineers to musicians, photographers, and videographers who passionately believe in promoting music and building a community.

DZ Fest is a musical event you do not want to miss! In addition to the live music, DZ Fest features an extensive merchandise tent where each band will have music for sale in addition to special, limited edition DZ merch. DZ also promotes the visual arts. Artists from all over will have their artwork available at DZ Fest and all profits will go directly to the selling artists. DZ Fest draws a crowd, so you can expect a visitation by Henry's Tacos available by food truck on the street. They have you covered for all-day comfort, free water bottles will be provided for everyone and porta-potties will be available for attendees to use.

This year is special in that the DZ film crew will be filming/photographing for the DZ Fest 2017 documentary.

(Please note by entering DZ Fest, you are allowing yourself to be filmed/photographed by the crew).




DZ FEST 2017 LINEUP:

DAY ONE: Saturday, July 8th



Doors open: 11:30 am.



Stage Z - 12:00 pm - Afterglows



Stage D - 12:30 pm - Nimrod



Stage Z - 1:00 pm - Orange Dilemma



Stage D - 1:30 pm - Sonny Falls



Stage Z - 2:00 pm - Terroir



Stage D - 2:30 pm - Diagonal



Stage Z - 3:00 pm - Rathammer



Stage D - 3:30 pm - Baby Money



Stage Z - 4:00 pm - Boss Fight



Stage D - 4:30 pm - BlackGlass



Stage Z - 5:00 pm - Bubbles Brown



Stage D - 5:30 pm - Fox and the Acres



Stage Z - 6:00 pm - Lung



Stage D - 6:30 pm - Safespace



Stage Z - 7:00 pm - Bigjoy



Stage D - 7:30 pm - Post Child



Stage Z - 8:00 pm - Them Dead Poets



Stage D - 8:30 pm - The Roalde Dahls



Stage Z - 9:00 pm - Bad Bad Meow



Stage D - 9:45 pm - The Peekaboos



Last band ends at 10:30 pm


Ends at 11:00 pm



DAY TWO: Sunday, July 9th



Doors open: 11:30 am.



Stage Z - 12:00 pm - Fauvely



Stage D - 12:30 pm - Other Suns



Stage Z - 1:00 pm - Impulsive Hearts



Stage D - 1:30 pm - Harvey Fox



Stage Z - 2:00 pm - Bev Rage and the Drinks



Stage D - 2:30 pm - Lettucehead



Stage Z - 3:00 pm - Lever



Stage D - 3:30 pm - Romancoke



Stage Z - 4:00 pm - John Till



Stage D - 4:30 pm - Beastii



Stage Z - 5:00 pm - mtvghosts



Stage D - 5:30 pm - Kodakrome



Stage Z - 6:00 pm - Grandkids



Stage D - 6:30 pm - Bora Bora



Stage Z - 7:00 pm - Candy Ambulance



Stage D - 7:30 pm - Matthew McNeal



Stage Z - 8:00 pm - Black Bear Rodeo



Stage D - 8:30 pm - The Cell Phones



Stage Z - 9:00 pm - Tara Terra



Stage D - 9:45 pm - Está Vivo



Last band ends at 10:30 pm



Ends at 11:00 pm





If you do come out to DZ Fest 2017, please follow a few ground rules:

- No outside bags allowed. (Purses are fine.)
- No dogs allowed.

- Please be respectful of the bands and crew, the property, the neighborhood and DZ Fest.

DZ FEST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN PROPERTY.

The music festival is held at:

8548 S 85th Ct.

Hickory Hills, Illinois, 60457


Hope to see you there!


Stay tuned for a follow-up article on the events of this weekend! I will be doing a profile on Ben Arguelles later in the month.

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