With Lollapalooza only a couple days away, it’s important to remember that there’s still a ton of summer left. That means a bunch of local music fests are still coming up, including this one taking place August 16th and 17th that combines great music with the tastiest crustacean known to man. Held on Navy Pier, The Great American Lobstet Fest isn’t just about great food and music-it’s also about raising money for a volunteer organization whose main focus is animal welfare (but not lobsters I guess).
Promoters are recommending you pre-order your lobster meal if you plan to attend, as the clawed ones are being flown in daily from a Boston Harbor. Your choices of a full steamed lobster, lobster roll, lobster tacos, or the incredible lobster mac and cheese all sound good to me. There will also be non-lobster food items available, but you’re not going to “The Great American Not Lobster Festival” so order ahead.
The live music on both days features pretty great lineups full of local Chicago groups: Santah, Ghosthouse, Local H, Netherfriends, White Mystery, Hemmingbirds, and Jackpot Donnie among many others.