August 10 & 11
11am – 8pm


Live Music

We’ll have a great selection of music bands. Following are some of the bands that will be performing.

Click here to get detailed schedule of all bands.

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

  • Zach – 11:00AM – Noon
  • Rico  – Noon – 2:30 PM
  • Brother John – 3:30 PM – 5:30PM
  • Gizzae 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 

  • Zach – 11:00 AM – Noon
  • Afinca’o – Noon – 2:30 PM
  • Gizzae – 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • V. Holmes’ “A Tribute to the Motown Greats” – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


This high energy Latin band specializes in Salsa, Cha-Cha, Latin Jazz, and Merengue. After listening to just a few notes, you will want to put on your dancing shoes—or kick them off! The band has played major festivals throughout Chicago, and they are looking forward to bringing their great rhythm and groove to the Veggie Fest stage.

Brother John

Chicago is famous for the Blues, and singer/guitarist/ pianist, Brother John Kattke, has been a soulful fixture on the Chicago Blues scene for decades. He has performed with legends, including Eric Clapton and Steve Miller. For Veggie Fest, Brother John is bringing his fantastic 7 piece band to play Blues, Soul, Rock, and Jazz for your listening and dancing pleasure.


Gizzae is an award-winning reggae band. Their members come from the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica, the Ancient and Holy Lands of Ethiopia, and the South Side of Chicago. A Chicago and Veggie Fest favorite, Gizzae brings people together to dance and celebrate.

Rico Band

Rico Band combines the rich sounds of many cultures. Influenced tremendously by the band Santana, they also put their energetic, funky, and joyous spin on tunes by Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and others. Their Latin beat is a perfect accompaniment to the festival’s sunny vibe.

V. Holmes' "A Tribute to the Motown Greats"

V. Holmes’ "A Tribute to the Motown Greats" has become an anticipated treat at Veggie Fest. Vanessa Holmes and her outstanding singers perform Motown hits with unrivaled musicality that continue to draw audiences from all over the city and suburbs. Sing and dance along to Vanessa Holmes’s award-winning band.


Zach is a nationally touring vegan singer-songwriter and has been performing his uplifting pop-folk music from house concerts to theatres to festivals for over a decade. He recently released a new record, Luminosity, and he is also the creator of Akron Peace Project, working to cultivate nonviolence in the self, the home, and the community.

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