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Craft Beer Food Festival Lincoln Square

Square Roots, a craft beer and music festival, returns to Lincoln Square July 12 -14, boasting more than 70 acts on four stages, and more than 50 regional craft brews paired with Lincoln Square restaurants and local artisans. Presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM) and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC), the three-day festival will feature music, food and dance parties. 2019 marks the 8th Annual Square Roots Festival in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.

The Music

Festivalgoers can expect four music stages, both inside the Old Town School and outside on Lincoln Avenue, programmed with a mix of performers from local indie rockers to Old Town School teaching artists and students.

Musical performances will include Son Volt, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker, The Wild Reeds, 47 Soul, Ivan Barrios, and a special 25th Anniversary Celebration of Bloodshot Records featuring Murder By Death, Mekons with surprise guests. 

The Beer In addition to music, the festival features the local and regional craft breweries with a wide variety of styles. With special tappings throughout the festival and in the designated brew lounge.  

Offering a total of over 50 unique craft brews, 20 Midwest breweries will have a presence at Square Roots including Half Acre Beer Company, Begyle Brewing Company, Dovetail Brewery, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Ravinia Brewing Company, Sketchbook Brewing Company, Spiteful Brewing, Ten Ninety Brewing Company, Temperance Beer Company, and Metropolitan Brewing.

The Food

Nearly twenty top restaurants from in and around Lincoln Square will be in the spotlight this year as well. New restaurants added to this year’s lineup offering eats include Green Leaf Thai Cuisine, Luella’s Gospel Bird and Sweet Pepper Venezuelan Food Bar. They round out the collection of festival mainstays that include Amy’s Candy Bar, Artango Bar & Steakhouse, Bistro Campagne, Bo’s Concessions, Byron’s Hot Dogs, Dinky Delights, Essence of India, Gather, Groundswell Coffee Roasters, Isla Pilipina, Jerry’s, Lee’s Concessions, Luella’s Southern Kitchen, Miku Sushi, Taco in a Bag, and The Budlong Hot Chicken. 


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