The Veltway is gearing up to bring Berwyn a weekend chock full of music, merriment great food & drink in celebration of the International Make MusicDay a worldwide celebration of the gift of music. The festivities kick off at Euclid and Roosevelt on Friday, June 21st in tandem with the Summer Solstice, continues at Outtaspace on Saturday and conclude at Autre Monde on Sunday Night. Below are all the fun details of each event.
Friday June 21st- 5th Annual Make Music Day Celebration
This is a free event and open for the public to come to Veltway Square (Euclid Avenue south from Roosevelt Road) for free musical performances from 11AM – 4PM. There will also be live music and entertainment all along the Veltway at the music venues including Fitzgerald’s, Friendly Tap and Wire. The event kicks off with a welcome ceremony at 11 AM with an afternoon of music to follow in the square including The Veltway All Stars, Cheryl Tomblin, The Erf beats and CPR. Music will continue into the even inside the venues. For a full schedule visit The Veltway
Make Music Day- Friday on street stage (Euclid Ave south from Roosevelt Rd.)……Until 4:00p
- 11am Welcome session (DJ session by Erfbeats)
- 12pm Cheryl Tomblin
- 1pm Ian Leith
- 2pm Veltway Jam Session
- 3pm Tommy Nichols
- 330pm CPR
NIGHT TIME – Packastanleys and Fusion Friday @ Friendly Tap
- 7p… Kettlestrings performing in Party Room
- 9pm Packastanleys
- 10pm People Say
- 11pm Jazz Robots
- 12am- 2am Special guest jam session
Saturday, June 22nd
On Saturday the Veltway takes the show on the road to South Berwyn’s Favorite Art & Music Venue Outtaspace. From 9-12PM there will by Live Music including The Veltway All Stars, the Frank Guinness Band and a surprise guest.
Outtaspace on Saturday
9pm-12am Veltway Allstars
Sunday, June 23rd
On Sunday evening the weekend concludes by bringing things home to The Veltway for an evening of soul food, cocktails and music. The Autre Monde patio will host a Sunday Summer “Soulstice” featuring Soul Food specials from Chefs Beth Partridge & Dan Pancake, soul inspired cocktails and of course Soul music being spun all evening by local DJ Sean Cassin. This is a night not to be missed, rain or shine, reservations recommended but walk ins are welcome as space permits.
Sunday Summer SOULSTICE – Autre Monde
Vinyl soul set by Erfbeats paired with soul food and cocktail specials 5pm to 9pm
About The Veltway Corporation
Located on the border of Berwyn & Oak Park The Veltway is a hybrid of two communities sharing the border of Roosevelt Road, Berwyn & Oak Park. The Veltway Corporation’s mission is to firmly establish an entertainment corridor that rivals the notoriety of Beale Street in Memphis or Frenchman Street in New Orleans, and to establish a community wide arts & music festival designed to attract artists and patrons from across the country. To facilitate the growth and public cognizance of this corridor, The Veltway Corporation, a Not for Profit was formed in 2014 with objectives to support the artists and businesses along the corridor, and help to produce and present new events such as The Green Mile Pub Crawl, Make Music on the Veltway, The Veltway Music Spectacular Instrument Drive , and the Concert Across Chicago to End Gun Violence. The Veltway Corporation works closely with The Berwyn Development Corporation, Why Berwyn, Berwyn Arts & Music and the Oak Park School of Rock. Our initiatives are attained by volunteer efforts, sponsorships and donations.
About Autre Monde
Located on the border of Berwyn & Oak Park in the heart Roosevelt Roads “Veltway” entertainment corridor at 6727 W. Roosevelt Road, Autre Monde Café & is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Dinner). Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (708) 775-8122 or online. Street parking is available. Stay up to date with Autre Monde by visiting the restaurant’s website, blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Instagram page.