Arthur Guinness Day Music Festival

September 25, 2010 8:16:44 AM PDT
Indoor and outdoor festival features the best in local and international Irish musicIf anyone deserves a day of honor, Irish brewer Arthur Guinness does. To honor its founder, Guinness and the Irish American Heritage Center will put an all-star music lineup on stage to show Chicago that every day is a lovely day for a Guinness.

The Arthur Guinness Day Music Festival is a day-long celebration of music, food, fun and Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness brewery business, who was an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist.

Kick off the next 250 years of Guinness tradition with this indoor and outdoor festival that features world-class beer, in a world-class venue, with a world-class lineup. The festival features Gaelic Storm, Seven Nations, Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers, the Irish Music School of Chicago and the Dooley Brothers and Jimmy Moore and the City of Chicago Pipe Band and Nineteen Pints.

The Arthur Guinness Day Music Festival is Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 4pm-12:30am and it's sure to be a lovely day for a Guinness.

Tickets are $15 in advance until the end of the day on September 23 and $20, thereafter. To purchase tickets, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or visit www.irish-american.org.

POURING THE PERFECT PINT: Pouring a glass or pint of Guinness is a skill. A "perfect pour" should take 199.50 seconds. This is the result of pour at an angle of 45 degrees followed by a rest. This is crucial. Most Irish people would cringe if they saw anyone pour it any other way.

After a pause, long enough so what's in the glass is a perfect black, the rest of the glass is filled, again at a 45 degree angle. What is handed across the bar should have a creamy head and should be served at exactly 42.8F.

The Irish American Heritage Center, which occupies an 86,000 square foot building on the City's Northwest Side, near Wilson Avenue and the Edens Expressway, at 4626 North Knox, fosters the practice, study and celebration of Irish, Celtic, and Irish-American cultural traditions.

For more information, call 773-282-7035, or visit www.irish-american.org.


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