The 4th Annual Ruido Fest celebrates youth-oriented Latin music and culture with internationally headlining acts from all over the Spanish-speaking world. We anxiously await our return to Addams/Medill Park on June 22-24, 2018.
Just steps from many of the institutions of the Pilsen Historic District, the neighborhood around Addams/Medill Park has been a destination for Mexican immigrants since the 1950’s. The predominantly Latin section of Chicago’s Lower West Side area is also home to a burgeoning arts and music scene that makes it one of the more culturally diverse locales in the nation. The event draws an urban audience with 2016 ticket sales in 40 states and 12 countries.
The Chicago Park District established the much-needed park in 1946, part of a ten-year plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served neighborhoods after World War II. The park’s name honors Jane Addams (1860-1935), the world-renowned social reformer who devoted her life to serving the economic and social needs of the Near West Side’s disadvantaged immigrant community. Addams’ base of operations was her Hull House on nearby Halsted Street, one of North America’s first settlement houses. In addition to her work in Chicago, Addams actively promoted national legal reforms, including tenement-house regulation, factory inspection, and workers’ compensation. Addams was awarded the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts.
GETTING TO THE PARK
The Main Entrance to the fest will be at the corner of 15th & Loomis St. Addams/Medill Park is within a short walk of the CTA Pink Line trains at the 18th Street and Polk Street stops, as well as the Blue Line trains at the Racine stop. It is also accessible from the Ashland, Roosevelt and 18th St CTA buses. For more info on getting to the fest, visit transitchicago.com
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