Harmonica Dunn books great shows around Chicago all year long. So it’s nice that the man behind the whole thing, Donnie Biggins, can throw himself a victory party every February and celebrate some of the artists that inspire him to keep doing what he does. This year all the shows will take place in one venue, rather than spread them out across the city. That … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Moves 2018 Shows To Fitzgerald’s Nightclub
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the last installment of Chicago’s finest multi-venue music festival, Dunn Dunn Fest. The yearly smorgasbord of great music is provided by Harmonica Dunn founder Donnie Biggins. Every year he finds amazing known talent and acts flying under the radar and puts them all together for a crazy three days of discovery and enjoyment. Last year I … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Returns Next Week!
To close out my festival coverage this year I wanted something spectacular. Looking at the lineups from all three days, every night had something special for me. Saturday night had one thing all the others didn’t, though. It had frontier ruckus, and band I have loved for a while now but hadn’t seen live. Plus, two of Chicago’s finest bands Mooner and Martin Van … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Night 3: Schubas Tavern
Here’s a little Dunn Dunn Fest riddle for you: what do you get when you cross amazing bands, a great crowd, and a first-class music venue? If you guessed “night 2 of Dunn Dunn Fest, specifically the show at Lincoln Hall featuring Nasty Snacks, Alanna Royale, and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, congratulations! Go reward yourself with a cookie. I’ll wait. How was … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Night 2: Lincoln Hall
What a magical night to kick off Dunn Dunn Fest 2016! With great shows lined up all over town, I went with my gut and picked the Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes show at Beat Kitchen. Once again I was made to look like a genius-the Nashvillains blew the roof off the house just as I expected. The opening acts, Chicagoan Jared Rabin and Kansas … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Night 1: Beat Kitchen