The Andrew Weishar Foundation was created in honor of Andrew Weishar who passed away from cancer, the foundation supports families battling cancer and the financial burden's they encounter.
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WeishFest 2018 FAQ

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Important FAQ Information

Weishfest is a one-night music fest; IDs will be checked at entrance. All attendees under 21 will receive an “X” on their hand and will be asked to exit the bar after midnight (bar remains open until 3am).


Lineup Information

Check out our LINEUP page! WeishFest is getting bigger every year and we will be welcoming MULTIPLE national performers to our 2018 lineup!


How Can You Volunteer?

Please CONTACT US if you are interested in volunteering at WeishFest!


How Can I Donate To The Andrew Weishar Foundation?

Come to WeishFest! All proceeds benefit The AWF and the families it supports. Can’t make it to WeishFest? Please visit the DONATE page to help The AWF Pay it Forward. If you would like to become a sponsor of WeishFest, please CONTACT US.


Are There Sponsorship Opportunities Available?

Yes! We are actively seeking sponsors for WeishFest 2018. Please see our SPONSOR INFO for more information.


Festival Date, Time & Location

Saturday, December 1

Doors Open at 5pm

115 Bourbon Street

3359 W 115th Street

Merrionette Park, IL 60803


What is WeishFest?

WeishFest (pronounced “Wish” Fest) is a one-night music festival unlike anything in the area, held by and for a 501c3 non-profit organization called The Andrew Weishar Foundation ("Weish4Ever"). Every dollar we raise at this event benefits Weish4Ever's mission of providing direct support and financial relief to families with adolescents and young adults battling cancer. WeishFest started in 2013 as a summer music festival at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, IL. In 2016, the event moved indoors to 115 Bourbon Street to create a one of a kind, intimate, indoor music event. WeishFest has quickly gained national attention and 2018 will be the event's 6th year as the biggest party on the Southside of Chicago. Along with our local cover band favorites, WeishFest has welcomed national artists such as O.A.R., Third Eye Blind, Rodney Atkins, Eddie Money, Warrant & more!


What Do I Get With My Ticket?

Simply put: The BEST party of the year! All ticket levels provide entry to WeishFest 2018. For additional details about the various ticket options, please refer to the TICKETS page. All proceeds from the sale of tickets, to the event-day profits go to The Andrew Weishar Foundation and the many families it supports.


Where Can I Purchase Tickets?

Tickets to WeishFest 2018 are available online by visiting the TICKETS page. This event WILL SELL OUT! Buy your tickets fast!


Can I Buy Tickets At The Door?

As supply lasts, GA tickets will be sold on the day of the event at 115 Bourbon Street.  Until 12/1, tickets are available online only! Ticket options CAN and WILL SELL OUT! So get your tickets today and don’t miss out!


Are There Refunds?

You don’t want to miss WeishFest! We apologize for any inconvenience, however, all event sales are final.


Is My Ticket Purchase Tax Deductible?

YES! Please consult a tax professional for your exact deduction amounts.

$40 GA TICKET Tax Deductible Amount: $28.29

$125 GOLD TICKET Tax Deductible Amount: $80.00

$250 GOLD MEET AND GREET TICKET Tax Deductible Amount: $205.00



What Is The Event Schedule?

We have an amazing set of performances planned throughout the event; including multiple NATIONAL ACTS. Please see our LINEUP for more information.


What Can I Carry In?

No outside food or drinks permitted in the venue! Due to Artist policy, all attendees will be ‘wanded’ with a metal-detecting hand wand.


Is Re-Entry Allowed?

Sorry! Re-entry not permitted. Trust us, you won’t want to leave this party!


How Do I Get To Event?

Directions to Bourbon Street below.

For those who are driving:

FREE VALET SERVICE - Pull up the front of venue and hand off the keys (Limited space available; first come first serve).

We encourage all to carpool, Uber, Lyft or cab to WeishFest for convenience!


Are There Buses To Transport?

WeishFest 2018 is around the corner and our team wants to ensure you arrive to the party safely. We are offering TWO bus options for users traveling from the Northside of Chicago to the event on Saturday, December 1st. Your bus ticket option will include a ride to and from the event at designated times. See below for specific times and locations of departure.

* (Gold ticketholders, please note that your drink/food package begins at 5:30pm and ends at 11:30pm) *

* SOLD OUT * Bus Option 1 – $15

Departure from River North (Location TBD) to Bourbon Street (3359 W 115th St, Merrionette Park, IL 60803): 4:00pm
Departure from Bourbon Street to Loop (36 S. Wabash Chicago, IL 60603): 1:00am

* SOLD OUT * Bus Option 2 – $15  

Departure from Gaslight Bar and Grille Lincoln Park (2450 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626) to Bourbon Street (3359 W 115th St, Merrionette Park, IL 60803): 4:00pm
Departure from Bourbon Street to Gaslight Bar and Grille Lincoln Park (2450 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626): 1:00am

In order to ensure your seat on the bus, please arrive 15 minutes before your desired departure time. You will need a printed ticket in order to be granted access on the bus at your departure location. You will then be given a wristband which will serve as your ticket for your designated return trip from Bourbon Street. Buses will return riders to the same location of departure (Loop or Lincoln Park). Exchanging or re-selling of tickets is strictly prohibited. Tickets will not be sold the night of the event. Buses will depart promptly at their designated times to ensure all riders make it to the event on time. Refunds will not be given to riders who miss their departure or return times. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Refund Clause: **In the event buses are not filled, we will ensure full refunds to those who opted into bus passes.

For questions regarding the bus passes, please email!


Hotel Information

Click below to book a room with the WeishFest Discount! $89/room/night at the DoubleTree by Hilton!

Double Tree will be honoring the special $89 room rate until November 9th!