Pier and Soldier Field.
From 1978 to
Written and Compiled By Victor Modlinski
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Photo By Victor Modlinski
ChicagoFest was the biggest and greatest music festival
ever held in the City of Chicago. From its run at Navy
Pier from 1978 to 1982 to its final demise at Soldier
Field in 1983, ChicagoFest offered hundreds of major
music acts and a wide variety of entertainment choices
and genres of music, along with the best in local
I was truly fortunate to
experience ChicagoFest first hand and through the lens
of my camera.
I fine tuned my photographic skills
at ChicagoFest, as I was challenged to compensate for
all of the crazy
situations I encountered. Differences in lighting
conditions, difficult locations, unbearable heat,
intoxicated individuals and battling with the maddening
crowds were just part of what I dealt with to bring
these images here today.
It was a long
time ago, but I still remember like it happened
yesterday. It was a labor of love for me all those
years and I hope everyone enjoys what I
captured at this awesome festival.
Unfortunately, like all good things in life, they come
to an end. ChicagoFest was ended in 1983 by Mayor Harold
Washington and was replaced by the Taste of Chicago in
This site is dedicated to the memory
Gregory F. Braun.