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Summer Solstice festival brings live music back to downtown Yorkville

The sounds of live music returned to downtown Yorkville Friday evening as the annual Summer Solstice Indie Music Festival opened for a two-day run.

The popular festival features up-and-coming musicians and craft beers. Event sponsors are The Law Office, Rogue Barrister Productions and The United City of Yorkville.

Due to rains earlier in the day Friday, event organizers picked up the tents near the Fox River and moved Summer Solstice to the alley space behind The Law Office. Artists performed both inside the Van Emmon Street venue, and on a second-story outdoor balcony.

Artists for the 2021 festival include Olivia Ports, John Till, John Condron, David Quinn, Alex Williams, the Vandoliers, Screeching Halts, Yard Eagle, Tim Gleason, Nikki Morgan, Jake Stringer, the Craig Brown Band, Okey Dokey, Desert Noises and Airpark. A Spotify playlist has been created to give listeners a glimpse of this year’s acts.

Organizers have partnered with Yorkville’s Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shop to curate a list of craft beer releases for this year’s Solstice, including Toppling Goliath, More, Riverlands, Buckle Down, Goose Island, Hop Butcher, Pollyanna, Oswego Brewing Company and Maplewood. Releases will be dropped at various times throughout the two-day fest.

Yorkville residents brought their own seating and visited area restaurants to hear the music coming from The Law Office during the first night of the annual Summer Solstice music festival June 25.The Old Gang Orchestra filled The Law Office with noise during Summer Solstice's opening night June 25.Outdoor seating and an elevated band provided for a unique Summer Solstice in downtown Yorkville, June 25.Summer Solstice moved up the street from Riverfront Park to The Law Office, following inclement weather early June 25. Bands performed inside the Van Emmon bar, and on a rooftop platform.Olivia Ports and her band filled downtown Yorkville with sound during Summer Solstice, June 25, from the outdoor balcony of The Law Office.The Kiwanis Club of Yorkville helped patrons receive drinks from a roster of participating breweries curated by the Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shop for the annual Summer Solstice music festival June 25.John Condron and The Old Gang Orchestra entertained June 25 inside of the Law Office during the annual Summer Solstice indie music festival in downtown Yorkville.Stools and parking filled downtown Yorkville and the alley space behind The Law Office after Summer Solstice moved closer to the venue following inclement weather early June 25.
Source: The Daily Chronicle

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