Festival To Benefit Firefighters Kicks Off In The Afternoon

CHICAGO (CBS) — Music, food and fun are on tap Saturday night on the city’s Northcenter neighborhood, all for the benefit of Chicago Fire Department charities.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, the second annual Ignitefest will be held from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.

President Rick Pinskey says the Ignite the Spirit charity was started shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and raises money for Chicago Firefighters and their families.

The charity sponsors about eight events a year – everything from golf outings to the Firefighters Ball benefits Ignite the Spirit.

There is a $7 admission for the festival. It will feature seven live bands, including Chicago’s South of 80, Northside and Big Head Todd.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports

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