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Main Street Music Fest July 26th & 27th

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Merchant Street MusicFest is a two-day music and arts festival at the historic downtown train depot, recently named the Harold and Jean Miner Festival Square, located at 199 South East Avenue in Kankakee, IL. This year’s festival will be held on July 26 and 27, 2019. The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, art vendors, and great food and drink.

Kankakee is located 60 miles south of Chicago and is a multi-cultural blend. Its convenience to Chicago and Champaign makes it an ideal location, attracting folks of all ages and backgrounds.


The festival is $5/day, CASH ONLY, gate admission. Children ages five and under are free. Three gates will be open around the festival grounds.

There will be two ATMs available at the festival.


Parking will be limited. MSMF encourages green transportation. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool, use public transportation, bike, skateboard, scooter, or walk to the grounds. A bike corral will be available near the Merchant Street entrance (Gate 1).

We want you to be safe while enjoying the festival. The Merchant Street MusicFest Info Booth is located in front of the Historic Train Depot. In case of overheating, first aid needs, or any other emergency, please immediately go to the Info Booth or seek out an MSMF staff member or police officer. There is a Mobile Safety Unit, provided by the Kankakee Police Department and an ambulance for the entirety of the festival. If you have any concerns whatsoever, please inform an MSMF staff member or police officer at the festival.

Alcoholic beverages will be served only to those with a government-issued ID. You must show your ID to a staff member at the ticket locations to receive your 21+ wristband.

The festival will take place regardless of weather conditions. In the case of lightning, bands will not perform until given an all clear. Festivalgoers are encouraged to take precautions to avoid overheating (i.e., wear light, loose-fitting clothes; drink plenty of water; seek shade when possible).

Coolers, alcoholic beverages (not purchased at festival), glass containers, unauthorized solicitations, or anything illegal.


199 South East Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901


July 26
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Kankakee Depot
199 S East Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States
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