EdgeFest 2018

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

The crowd, and one very excited individual, having fun during a performance at EdgeFest 2018, in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Guitarist from Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press (left) and the Chicago Spirit Brigade (right).

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Meet-n-greet before the pet parade!

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Even superheroes need to take a break when it’s too hot out.

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

How adorable are these two?

This summer I had a lot of fun capturing EdgeFest 2018 for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Chamber, and a resident of the neighborhood, it was great to meet some of my fellow business owners and neighbors while I worked.

This was the first time I’ve photographed a street festival in its entirety. I’ve photographed a number of festivals for vendors and sponsors, but never the entire festival. What I love the most about festivals is the combination of my performing arts and event photography background, and being able to interact and work in a variety of ways.

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Concentrating during the Livewire performance.

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

ABBA Salute — the “most accurate tribute band on the planet.”

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Samir Alomar performing during EdgeFest 2018.

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

The Hair Band Night.

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Family fun, and fun for everyone.

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Mark Towns of Edgewater Candles.

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Ade OrĂ­ Closet — with more styles on Instagram

EdgeFest 2018 by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Matthew Runfola, of Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, demonstrates metalworking techniques at EdgeFest 2018.

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Second City Outlaws wrap up one of their performances during EdgeFest 2018.