Festival Fashion: The Best Looks Spotted at Winnetka Music Festival

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For its second year, the Winnetka Music Festival returned to Chicago’s North Shore on Father’s Day weekend, with more than 40 musicians performing over the two-day festival weekend. Amongst the artists were 28 touring bands and 15 street buskers, all handpicked by music curator Val Haller. The free boutique music festival included three main stages, sponsored by the Chicago Cubs, BMO Harris Bank, and Fields Auto Group. Festival attendees enjoyed local fare and visiting food trucks dispersed throughout the Village of Winnetka.

Performers included ZZ WardCobiA Thousand HorsesCastlecomerThe Farmer & AdeleJames LanmanJake AllenMoonrise NationThe Blue StonesAlex GuthrieThe North 41Walker CountyAsheBusty and the BassSeratonesAndrew BelleBilly StringsWin and WooLow Cut ConnieThe Last RevelmotoponyHadley Kennary & BandBrontë FallChildren’s Theatre of Winnetkaand more!

As we jump into the summer festival season, here’s a look at the best dressed folks spotted at this year’s Winnetka Music Festival:

festival outfits: Castlecomer
Hailing all the way from Sydney, the indie-rock band Castlecomer has a cool rocker style. The band is comprised of four cousins (including two brothers) and a childhood best friend.
festival outfits: North41
“It’s a conglomeration of beach, good vibes, cool water, and class,” AP says of the band’s style. (L to R): AP, keys, and Donnie, bass, of The North 41.
festival outfits: Hannah Hughes, Duncan Hughes, and Apollo Mbuki
Festival attendees Hannah Hughes, Libertyville; Duncan Hughes, Libertyville; and Apollo Mbuki, Nairobi, Kenya.
festival outfits: Seratones with Val Haller
Louisiana rock band Seratones with Val Haller of valslist.
festival outfits: Ashe
California’s Ashlyn Willson, known as Ashe.
festival outfits: WalkerCounty
“We love dressing up as much as we love playing music,” Ivy Dene says of the duo’s fashion choices. (L to R): Ivy Dene & Sophie Dawn of country sister duo Walker County.
festival outfits: Bronte Fall
Brontë Fall’s Teri Bracken sporting a white romper from Nashville boutique Lucaya Clothing Co. and Loeffler Randall heels.
festival outfits: ZZ Ward
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist ZZ Ward.


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Emily Stone is Associate Editor at Make It Better. She earned a degree in journalism from Elon University in North Carolina. Along with writing, Stone has a passion for digital storytelling and photography. Her work is published in Chicago Athlete Magazine. Stone is a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Stone is a fluent Spanish speaker who in her free time loves a good dance class.



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