SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2015

Downtown Hyde Park Fest


11AM-5PM | Nichols Park at 55th

The Children's Book Fair began 29 years ago as a back-to-school celebration. The Fair has grown every year since its inception, and now hosts dozens of local booksellers and community organizations. This year, join us on Sunday, September 20th for hands-on family fun including:

1.  The Character Parade
2.  Main stage music and dance performances by:

  • Hyde Park School of Ballet
  • Mayfair Academy of Dance
  • South Shore Swing Orchestra
  • Kenwood Academy Jazz Band
  • Electric Blue Entertainment
  • Hyde Park Youth Symphony
  • Marsha's Music Together

3.  Book signings by:

  • 12pm-1:30pm Jenny Meyerhoff will be signing the first book in her new chapter book series "The Friendship Garden.”
  • 2pm-3pm  Cynthea Liu will be signing her new picture book, "Bike On, Bear!”

4.  Storytelling by:

  • Chris Fascione, storyteller
  • Youth from Ase Black Storytellers
  • Oba William King, storyteller

Featuring Billy Flynn (Blues)

4PM-6PM | Nichols Park at 53rd

Billy Flynn is a legendary blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is an icon of the Chicago blues scene, and an example of what persistence, dedication, and selflessness can achieve. A multi-instrumentalist best known for his guitar playing, Flynn has played and recorded with a who’s who of the blues world. Some of these artists include Snooky Pryor, Big Bill Morganfield, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Dawkins, Sunnyland Slim, The Legendary Blues Band, and The Mississippi Heat.


SUNDAY - september 20, 2015

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