The Windy City LakeShake, Taste of Randolph, multiple Pride Festivals and 101 WKQX PIQNIQ.
Ray Stagich’s Forecast:
Friday – Sunny skies. High 82F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday – A few clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
Sunday – Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.
PIQNIQ presented by 101 WKQX
Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Two stages, 10 bands, and hours of live music brought to you by WLS-AM 890 sister station, 101 WKQX.
For the full schedule, tickets and more information visit http://www.101wkqx.com/piqniq/.
Date: Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
An amazingly entertaining weekend with performers such as Jordin Sparks, Danity Kane members Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex, and Daya. Then, the Pride Pet & Family Parade struts at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The festival in Northalsted is not the only event, so head to this link to find more celebrations.
Traffic Alert: Halsted closed north of Belmont, up to Broadway
The Chicago Pride Parade is the following Sunday, June 26 at noon.
Taste of Randolph Street
Date: Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m.
Location: West Loop, Chicago
A food-centric festival boasting some of the best cuisine in the city, along with world-class live entertainment and handcrafted merchant goods!
Traffic Alert: Randolph closed between Halsted and Racine from Friday through Sunday night.
Windy City LakeShake Festival
Date: Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19
Time: All Day
Location: Northerly Island, Chicago
From Time Out Chicago:
After a successful first year, the Windy City LakeShake Festival returns to Northerly Island for three days of country music. This year, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn headline a Nashville-rich bill. The lakefront hoedown also features Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride, Travis Tritt and Thomas Rhett—dust off your cowboy hat and polish those boots. (Note: There are no single-day tickets available for this festival)
Manteno Golf Cart Parade
Date: Friday, June 17
Time: 6:45 p.m.
From the Kankakee Daily Journal:Fleets of golf carts will cruise from Heritage Park at 6:45 p.m. to the Leo Hassett Center for Music in Manteno, where Time Is Everything will perform until 10 p.m. The village recommends riders decorate their carts for the parade.
Traffic and Travel
Portage Park: Six Corners Barbecue Fest – Milwaukee Ave at Irving Park Rd & Cicero Ave closed through Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Wicker Park: Green Music Fest – Damen Ave closed down between North Avenue and Schiller until Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
Jane Byrne Interchange work from IDOT: Starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy (southbound I-90/94) to the inbound Eisenhower (eastbound I-290) will be closed between Jackson and Halsted streets until 5 a.m. Thursday, June 23.
A posted detour will direct traffic to continue on the outbound Dan Ryan (southbound I-90/94) to reenter the inbound expressway via the 18th Street interchange. After exiting at Roosevelt Road, motorists will turn left at Jefferson Street, right on Harrison Street and left on Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.
From travelmidwest.com: Thursday, June 16, one westbound lane on Illinois Route 390 between Park Boulevard and I-290 is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. to prepare for a traffic shift on the ramp connecting westbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290. At 1 a.m. on Friday, June 17, a full ramp closure is scheduled and traffic will be detoured via the Meacham Road loop ramp to eastbound Illinois Route 390 and back to the I-290 Interchange where traffic will be able to exit to westbound I-290. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, June 17, ahead of rush hour traffic.
On the Reagan Tollway in Downers Grove: On Thursday, June 16, the center lane on the ramp will close at 9 a.m. and reopen later that day, before closing again at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 17, with the closure continuing for the majority of the weekend. The lane is scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. on Monday, June 20.
Weekend CTA Travel Alerts
Trains Rerouted Downtown: Lake and Wabash Closed – Orange, Green, Pink and Brown Lines will be rerouted this weekend from 10:00 p.m. Friday through 4:00 a.m. Monday.
Orange & Brown Line Trains will operate as one route, between Kimball and Midway.
Green Line Trains will operate between Harlem and 63rd.
Pink Line Trains will run between 54th/Cermak & Downtown
The Addison Street on the CTA Blue Line will be closed this weekend beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Friday to 4:00 a.m. Monday.
A bus shuttle will operate between the Addison and Belmont stations.
#DumpThePumpDay: On Thursday, ditch the car and take the CTA, Metra or Pace. Take a picture and share on social with hashtags: #DTPChi or #DumpThePumpSweeps, to be automatically entered into a drawing to win great prizes.
Riders can enter multiple ‘dump the pump’ photos however rules allow only one raffle entry per rider no matter how many photos are entered. This is sponsored by the Regional Transportation Authority.