On Saturday, June 28, the Centennial Weekend really gets into gear with the celebration of the 100th year of the Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association’s with the return of the ManorBash! We’re pleased to announce the following lineup:

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1 PM: CircEsteem is Youth Circus, dedicated to uniting youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and helping them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice and performance of circus arts. Fostering confidence and cooperation, their professional circus staff teaches a variety of skills such as clowning, juggling, stilt-walking, ball-walking, unicycling, gym wheel and acrobatics. www.circesteem.org

PushingChain

2 PM: Pushing Chain duo plays roots and Americana music featuring Boyd on guitar and vocals and Adam on the fiddle and vocals. Pushing Chain plays original songs, covers of classic artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nina Simone, and some fresh new takes on old folk songs. www.pushingchain.com

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3:15 PM: Gizzae hails from the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica and Ethiopia, inspiring their music. Their brand of reggae is always backed with strong guitar solos and riffing, and ambient vibes from the dual keyboardists. If you like live jams and wicked solos, come dance the night away with Gizzae! www.gizzae.com

MadBread2

5:15 PM: Mad Bread is a string band for the 21st century, playing a unique mixture of bluegrass, rock, folk and blues. The band blends traditional instruments with modern songwriting, creating innovative, genre-bending music that defies classification. At a concert, you’ll hear them move effortlessly from boot-stompin’ bluegrass jams, to psychedelic folk ballads, to Chicago-style blues-rock with stops everywhere in between. It’s all about having a good time. www.madbreadband.com

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7:30 PM: Blues guitarist Dave Specter has performed regularly at top blues and jazz clubs and festivals. A gifted instrumentalist with a variety of styles at his disposal, Dave Specter is an unsung talent on the Chicago blues scene. Specter incorporates elements of bluesmen like T-Bone Walker, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush in his work. 5 time Critic’s Choice in The Chicago Reader. www.davespecter.com

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