CHICAGO — Marist Excessive College will remodel the soccer area right into a stage and music competition full of fine vibrations this Saturday.
The pack’s chief for what is known as ‘Southside Summerfest’ is Father Tom Hurley.
“We received a ravishing piece of property. We’ve received this nice stadium, so let’s fill it full of individuals and let’s have a superb time over the summer time,” Hurley mentioned.
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The previous pastor at Outdated St. Pat’s is now again at his alma mater as vp of Development and Ministry.
“It’s not an actual exhausting playbook. You get some bands; you get some grownup drinks; you get some good individuals collectively and have a superb time and let’s benefit from the summer time,” Hurley mentioned.
For twenty-four years, Father Tom helped placed on Outdated St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Occasion till it resulted in 2019.
“The World’s Largest Block Occasion was an incredible success, however we additionally knew by 2019 it was coming to an finish as a result of there was an excessive amount of competitors with so many different festivals and stuff downtown, however out right here, I believed let’s strive it out right here. So it’s a shut cousin if you’ll,” Hurley mentioned.
The World’s Largest Block Occasion gained a repute as a time and place for singles who met there occurring to be married. Now, Hurley is taking that very same ardour and making use of it to Marist Excessive College.
On the occasion, 4 bands, together with 670 the Rating’s Matt Spiegel and native legends Tributasaurus, will remodel into Mick Jagger in The Rolling Stones and U2.
“When this concept got here up, it was like, ‘why not?’” mentioned faculty president Larry Tucker. “Individuals don’t need to go downtown as a lot nowadays. Right here, you may keep in the neighborhood and have an incredible evening.”
In gentle of the current occasions regarding CPD Officer Danny Golden, now paralyzed from the waist up after attempting to interrupt up a battle exterior a close-by Western Avenue bar, all proceeds from t-shirt gross sales and ideas will go towards his restoration.
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“This isn’t only a Marist factor, that is for everyone on the Southside,” Hurley mentioned.
Tickets are $25 upfront and $30 on the door. Click on right here for extra info.
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