June 26-27, 2009
Cost:$5 (Donation benefits the Wicker Park Chamber of Commerce)
What to expect: Two days of nineties dance hits, with a set for the kiddies, too.
Why to go: Perverse curiosity: Headlined by Naughty By Nature (8 p.m. Friday) and Vanilla Ice (Saturday, for the second straight year), there's no doubt that this festival is going to drum up a lot of nostalgia from the crowd.
Additional info: Too White Crew also performs on Friday, and Saturday will feature a fashion show courtesy of AKIRA. Want to start early? Cans will offer $2 domestic canned beers on Thursday in honor of its birthday.
Centerstage Reviewer: K. Tighe