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Summer Solstice indie music fest set to return to downtown Yorkville Friday, Saturday

The popular indie music festival Summer Solstice will make its 2021 return in downtown Yorkville this Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26.

Featuring more than a dozen up-and-coming musicians and groups, the festival will take place along the Fox River, with music beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

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 also 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, Polyanna, Oswego Brewing Company, and Maplewood. Releases will be dropped at various times throughout the two-day fest.

Summer Solstice is free to the public. Wristbands are required for patrons over the age of 21 to purchase alcohol at $5 each. Blankets, sheets, towels, hand-held umbrellas, baby strollers, recording equipment, cameras, and folding chairs for seating in designated areas are allowed at Summer Solstice.

Prohibited items include: Weapons of any kind, fireworks, explosives, illegal or illicit substances, large backpacks (framed, hiking), glass containers, metal aerosol cans including sunscreen in aerosol cans, outside food and drinks – except two factory-sealed water bottles up to one liter each, bicycles inside festival grounds, skateboards, scooters, personal motorized vehicles, tents, coolers, pets – except for service dogs, unauthorized/unlicensed vendors, unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, or give-aways.

On-street parking is allowed in Yorkville, and parking is available at Yorkville schools within walking distance of Summer Solstice.

More information can be found on the Summer Solstice website, and on the official Facebook page.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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