Bitter jester music festival on the radio


Some examples of the radio press coverage we have received over the years.


 The Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts is always looking for ways to promote and showcase the outstanding musicians accepted to its Music Festival (formerly "Battle of the Bands") every year. One of those ways is by taking select bands and solo artists onto live radio programs to share their thoughts and their music.


WBEZ, 91.5 FM

Chicago Public Radio

Popular WBEZ shows like Morning Edition with Tony Sarabia and Worldview with Jerome McDonnell have featured the stories & musicians who make the Bitter Jester Music Fest possible. Minor Interruption also showcased our artists and their work!

WGN, 720 AM

Chicago's Very Own

The Bitter Jester Music Festival was fortunate enough to have dozens of bands and soloists featured on WGN's "Pretty Late" (Sun-Fri, 11pm - 2am) throughout its entire 2014 season. This included incredible live coverage of the 9th Annual Grand Finale!

WRSE's "Underbelly Hours" is a radio show based out of Elmhurst College that dedicated to giving unsigned local artists air time. The Bitter Jester Music Fest and its bands have appeared several times on the show and it's been great!

WLUW, 88.7 FM

Chicago Sound Alliance

Over the years, "Live From the Heartland," a well-established show on Loyola University's WLUW, has played host to numerous Bitter Jester musicians as they perform and speak about their craft live on the air in the early morning hours!