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To Usher in the Fall, Brews, Brats & Brass Gets a New Name and a New Vibe - Introducing the Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park September 14-16

Chicago, Ill - Eat, Drink, Be Events is revamping and renaming its Brews, Brats & Brass Oktoberfest to the Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park taking place from September 14-16. Attendees will enjoy even more top-notch food ranging from salty to sweet, live music, and full bars.

The Fall Forward Festival includes autumn beer and ciders along with amazing Jack Daniels cocktails all wrapped around an intimate whiskey tasting, amazing food, live music and great drinks.

It’s the same level of fun with a new name just in time to pay homage to the end of summer and the transition into fall. This year’s musical acts include  Lee Farmer, Gemini Jones, MYS Michelle ,DJ Shon Dervis and Ernie Adams and more, with food featurings from Krave Chicago, Surf's Up and Prime Catering plus much more.

“Serving as the official festival representing the “last hurrah” of the summer,  the weekend is intended to bring our community together while celebrating how it has and will continue to ignite our future, especially right here in Hyde Park” said Wallace E. Goode, Jr., Executive Director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.

The event is presented by Eat Drink and Be Events, The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Jack Daniels.

The festival takes place on 53rd and Lake Park West (behind Hyde Park Bank-across from Promontory).

Schedule is Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-10pm, Whiskey Sampling is from 3pm-6pm,

Sunday 2pm-8pm with Whiskey Sampling running from 3pm-6pm.

Admission is $15 which includes one beer or wine ticket. $30 for a three day pass and $25 for the Whiskey Tasting Pavilion to experience a fantastic variety of balanced and flavorful whiskey options to try including the very popular Jack Daniels.

ABOUT EAT, DRINK & BE EVENTS
Eat, Drink & Be Events is a socially conscious Chicago-based special event company that focuses on bringing high quality food and beverage events to emerging communities.

ABOUT HYDE PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The mission of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce is to assist local member businesses in conducting their business in our community. As a resource for member businesses, the HPCC provides information regarding the programs and services offered by various City of Chicago agencies, acts as an advocate for its members’ interests within the community and to the City of Chicago, offers a forum for members to meet with other local business leaders to discuss their business interests and community matters. HPCC’s work for its members and with other community organizations has resulted in a healthy and strong business community in Hyde Park.

ABOUT JACK DANIELS

Jack Daniel's is a brand of Tennessee whiskey and the top-selling American whiskey in the world. It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956. Jack Daniel's is distilled in a process that gives it the title of a Tennessee whiskey, a term recognized by the federal government in 1941, almost 80 years after Daniel started distilling the stuff. The process is different from other American whiskeys in that the spirit is filtered through layers of sugar-maple charcoal. At the distillery, visitors might see huge piles of maple wood being burned on “ricks.” The wood falls into itself as it is burned, making charcoal. The whiskey is then filtered through it over a period of four days, then through white wool to remove any of the charcoal.

Follow the festival on facebook, instagram and twitter. Tickets are on eventbrite

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Back to Bud: New Parade Leadership Gets Back to Basics

One of the most anticipated days of the summer is approaching. The second Saturday in August has become known in Chicago as the day when neighbors sit out in lawn chairs along King Drive, barbecue pits are fired up on the South Side, kids run freely behind the barricades awaiting the South Shore Drill Team, the Jesse White tumblers, and ...

Parkland students, Chance the Rapper,  to join St Sabina rally for peace
Parkland students, Chance the Rapper,  to join St Sabina rally for peace
One Summer Chicago Youth Jobs Apply Online Until May 21st

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle are proud to announce One Summer Chicago -- a collaborative effort between the City, County, civic and business communities to provide summer programming for youths.

Help CPS Chief Thank a Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

Teachers educate, inspire, and transform their students’ lives each and every day. Let's say, “Thank You!”

Dr. Rose Jackson, Passes

Dr. Rosemary Robinson Jackson, Chicago educator, business woman and community leader, unexpectedly died Wednesday at the age of 71, succumbing to cancer.

Sensing the City

The City of Chicago is about to become the front-runner in the latest “smart cities” trend with its latest innovation: Array of Things. 

Aldi looking to fill over 100 positions in Chicago-area

CHICAGO — Aldi is hosting hiring events at 63 stores in the Chicago-area Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Skills for Chicagoland's Future Announces New Youth Unemployment Initiative "Beyond Diploma"

After about two years of research and planning, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future announced today an initiative to connect unemployed youth with jobs, provide them with higher education opportunities, and give them the social supports to stay employed and succeed. It’s called “Beyond the Diploma.”

Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

 In the words of Andrea V. Watson, an Extroidinary Journalist, "I first posted about how I felt when I was laid off.  (Check it out here.)

Liz Dozier and Chance the Rapper Announce Chicago Beyond’s Second Innovation Challenge Ends 7/7!

Chicago Beyond Managing Director Liz Dozier and Chance the Rapper Chicago Beyond’s second annual Go Innovate Challenge application submittal ends 7/7. The challenge is designed to find and invest in innovative programs, ideas or approaches that disrupt chronic challenges facing young Chicagoans. See story for sbumittal details!

Auburn Gresham Native Helping to Shape A More Sustainable and Prosperous Greater Chicago Region

Spotlight on Auburn Gresham native, Alden Loury, who joined the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), in May 2016 as the director of research and evaluation. Alden and the MPC staff are working with government, community and business leaders to assist communities, demonstrate best practices and change public policy. MPC is a diverse group of individuals with various backgrounds and skills who work together toward the common goal of a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region.

Asadah Kirkland Presents Inaugural "Soulful Chicago Book Fair" July 16!

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair promises to be a gathering of the griots. The fair, founded by Asadah Kirkland, will present a counter-narrative to Chicago’s violent reputation that’s perpetuated by the media, and it’ll do so in Woodlawn, a neighborhood known for high crime. is on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on 61st Street, between Cottage Grove and King Drive.

The 77 Beats (Music, Food, and Chicago's Neighborhood Culture)

Chicago is famously a "city of neighborhoods," each of which has its own character. In 2016 Old Town School of Folk Music intends to celebrate the unique culture of each of these neighborhoods through The 77 Beats - a year-long exploration of Chicago's music and food. See details...

MacCormac College to Host Fourth Annual Comedy Fundraiser

Learn 2 Laugh will star acclaimed comedian James Stephens III and Marc “Skippy” Price.

ComEd Shares the Light by Supporting Community Holiday Lighting Events

The holidays are here and ComEd wants to help families and friends share the light. This year is offerning Buy One, Get One Free Vouchers to LED-Lit Lighting Celebrations this Holiday Season. 

Southside's largest 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament #79thStreetRenFest

Join the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and SWISH DREAMS for the Southside's largest 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, at the 10th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, September 12th, from 10am-5:00pm. FREE, Must register at www.swishdreams.org, Ages 8-16, Boys and Girls!

Registration Open for City Colleges of Chicago Summer and Fall 2015 Terms

Chicagoans who want a quality, affordable education to prepare for further college or career can register now for the Summer and Fall 2015 semesters at City Colleges of Chicago. Student can register for courses today. Summer classes begin June 3, 2015.

The Avenue Academy of Beauty and Culture

The Avenue Academy of Beauty and Culture staff has been in the beauty industry for 20 years plus and actively monitors current hair styling trends in order to remain current and up to date.

HACIA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OPENS ENROLLMENT FOR FREE CONTRACTOR TRAINING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS IN CONTRACT AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES.

The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Institute for Workforce Education at St. Augustine College announced at a Press Conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 the beginning of a 6-month free Contractor Training Program. The Program aims to instruct 200 small business contractors throughout the Chicagoland area and provide career advancement to minority individuals working in the construction and contracting industries.

Chicago! Memorial Day Isn't Just A Break From Work

Celebrate the holiday by remembering our fallen soldiers, remembering residents who lost their lives for our peace and by acting to make America better. Celebrate by making our neighborhoods better. Little known fact, 80% of us are exhibiting Peace in our Auburn Gresham streets. As you celebrate the fallen, focus on this fact, celebrate the fallen and Peace, Monday, May 26, 2014, and every day.

Volutneer to Help Veterans

Putting it all “On the Table”

The concept is pretty simple – 10,000 Chicagoans eating, talking and discussing great ideas about how to make the region a better place to live.

Auburn Gresham Surpasses a Key BTOP Goal with LATEST 2 Businesses to Earn Free Desktop Computer!

2 Auburn Gresham businesses earn free desktops for participating the the BTOP program!

RCN Franchise Approved by Chicago City Council

On April 24, 2012, the Chicago City Council approved a precedent-setting franchise agreement for cable company RCN that provides stable funding and technical parity for the public’s channels in Chicago.

Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago perform at World Summit of Nobel Laureates

World renowned and internationally traveled local youth choir based in Englewood , Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago, will perform for global dignitaries and honored guests during annual summit on human rights, peace and individual activism

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