|Photo by Kevin Byrne of the|
2010 Windy City Ribfest
from UU's Flickr Photo Page
So we're doing it all again, in just a month (July 15-17), and your help is needed. Want a bigger, better and even more amazing Ribfest? Help out. Donate a couple hours. Do what you can to make Uptown a destination spot for the whole city on that weekend.
"After so many kudos from last year and so many promises of participation for the coming year, apathy has set in. The locals have disappointed me. We are short so many volunteer workers, but most importantly, local vendors are looking scarce. Cupcake Gallery will be there again and that looks like that's about it. We will have some local block clubs and not-for-profits, plus both aldermen will be sharing a booth. The time has passed for cooked food vendors and there are about two minutes left to apply for a booth in the pre-made food section. In other words... if anyone is planning on selling food at the fest, this is the time to speak up. Info can be had from the Chamber at 773/878-1184."If you're a vendor, particularly a local one, get on the phone and make arrangements to strut your stuff in front of one of the biggest audiences you'll have all summer.
If you're a resident who's always saying we need to have better events in Uptown, check out the volunteer slots here and email email@example.com or call 773-878-1184 with the date, time, and location you would like to volunteer.
2011 is a year of change! We can all have an effect on how Uptown reshapes and reinvents itself. Here's a way to help our community be known for hosting a great festival.
Update: There will be 12 different performers, including Cowboy Mouth and Rusted Root. Check the line-up out here.