Alt-country, folk and Americana music take the spotlight at Square Roots, a street festival that takes over the main drag of Lincoln Square. This year, alt-country stalwarts Son Volt headline the event (perhaps frontman Jay Farrar will patch up his differences with former Uncle Tupelo bandmate Jeff Tweedy onstage?), joined by rootsy rock outfits Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. The weekend will also host a 25th anniversary celebration for local label Bloodshot Records, with performances from Mekons, Murder by Death and some yet-to-be-announced guests. When you're not parked in front of a stage, you'll find open jam sessions, dance parties and family-friendly activities that make this fest feel like a gigantic neighborhood block party.
|Venue name:||Lincoln Square|
4700 N Lincoln Ave at Leland Ave
|Transport:||El stop: Brown to Western. Bus: 11, 49, 81.|
|Price:||$10 suggested donation|