Do-Division kicks off street fairs

The 2008 Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale is May 31 and June 1. The event features a street festival on Division Street between Damen and Leavitt, with a sidewalk sale extending east to Ashland.

The street fest includes a chess tournament, food from Division Street restaurants, activities for children, a disc-jockey tent and rock bands booked by the Empty Bottle nightclub, including Lucero on May 31 and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on June 1 (schedule at left).

The West Town Chamber of Commerce, the event’s sponsor, is estimating a turnout of 30,000.

Donation is $5. The complete lineup is at


Saturday May 31
8:30pm Lucero
Springsteen-inspired guitar.
7:00pm Mucca Pazza
Circus punk marching band.
5:30pm Tally Hall
Beatlesque harmony.
4:00pm Occidental Brothers Dance Band International
African percussion, guitar.
2:30pm De Novo Dahl
Nashville pop rockers.
1:00pm Muldoons
Detroit family punk band.

Sunday, June 1
8:30pm Ted Leo
and the Pharmacists
Punk, rock, pop and funk.
7:00pm Gil Mantera's Party Dream
Synthpop stage show.
5:30pm The 1900s
Mellow pop harmonies.
4:00pm Frightened Rabbit
Bright pop.
2:30pm Bear Hands
Indie rock .
1:00pm Tully Monster
Teen rock.

· Wicker Park Fest, July 26-27, Damen Avenue from North to Schiller.
· Renegade Craft Fair, Sept. 13-14, Division from Damen to Wood.
· West Fest, Aug. 9-10 on Chicago Avenue from Damen to Wood.
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