Chicago Prinefest

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The first Chicago Prinefest will be held at the Irish American Heritage Center with national and local singer/songwriters performing in the tradition of John Prine.

Arlo McKinley, a stand out on Prine’s own Oh Boy Records will headline. He will interpret some of Prine’s tunes, as well as showcasing his own originals that draw from the roadmap Prine’s writing started. Starting out in the Mayfair Theatre will be locals The Lawrence Peters Outfit, country/Americana slingers, well known local musicians rooted in the Chicago scene for decades.

Hosting the evening will be Los Angeles based former Chicagoan, Rick Wood. Rick’s adoration for all things Prine knows no bounds. A full time writer/producer for MTV, Rick also travels the country as a stand-up comedian, and is a musician in his own right – writing and performing as Lone Jogger.

The celebration ends in the Fifth Province bar with a gang-busters sing-a-long of John’s well known tunes and plenty of buried treasures, backed by The Barb and Barrett Show. The band will be led by a who’s who of the Chicago songwriting community.

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