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Belmont Sheffield Kicks Off Chicago Music Fests

House of Winehouse Photo

House of Winehouse performed for the festival crowds.

Audio Slideshow: Hank Zemola talks about organizing the 26th annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival

By Laura Fitzgerald and Kelly Stotmeister

Memorial Day weekend in Chicago begins the kickoff to summer events that bring different neighborhoods in the city together to enjoy food, beer, crafts and oftentimes free live musical performances.

The 2010 Belmont Sheffield Music Festival in Lakeview in late May was one of the first music festivals this summer season, showcasing 10 musical performances and various vendors.

Sponsored mainly by the Central Lakeview Merchants Association, the 26th annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival offered free entertainment at a suggested $5 donation that went toward the Lakeview community and grants.

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