WeishFest 2021

Friday, December 3rd 2021

115 Bourbon Street - Merrionette Park, IL
One Night. Two Stages. One Cause.

8th Annual

Charity Concert Est. 2013

300 & Counting

Families Battling Cancer Supported

$1.7 Million

Gifted to Families

Pronounced 'Wish Fest'

What Is WeishFest?

The one-night music event 100% funded by and benefiting Weish4Ever's of uplifting families battling cancer. It blends concert and benefit bash, proving you can have a great time while also doing good. In sum, it's a 2,500+ person purpose-filled party highlighted by our headline artists.

Andy Grammer at WeishFest
Check presentation at WeishFest
Paying IT Forward Since 2013

Concert For A Cause

Bring joy & financial relief to families with adolescents & young adults battling cancer. The "AYA" cancer community is an underserved population of patients - making Weish4Ever's mission even more impactful. We strive to fill this void and be a vehicle for support.

Sparked by A Selfless Wish

How It All Began

Inspired by its namesake, colorectal cancer struck Andrew Weishar during his freshman year of college. Over the next three years, Andrew valiantly battled cancer while a community corralled around him. As the end neared, Andrew asked us to pay forward the goodwill bestowed upon our family. From that promise, the Andrew Weishar Foundation was born.

Andrew Weishar
Paying It Forward Since 2013

Past Artists

Andy Grammer at WeishFest
Andy Grammer
Dispatch at WeishFest
Third Eye Blind at WeishFest
Third Eye Blind
O.A.R. at WeishFest
Walker Hayes at WeishFest
Walker Hayes
Easton Corbin at WeishFest
Easton Corbin
Eddie Money at WeishFest
Eddie Money
Rodney Atkins at WeishFest
Rodney Atkins
Questions About WeishFest


General Questions

- Date, Time and Location?
Friday, December 3rd 2021
5:30pm – 11:30pm (Bar remains open until 3am) 115 Bourbon Street - 3359 W 115th Street - Merrionette Park, IL 60803

- How can I volunteer?
Please CONTACT US if you are interested in volunteering at WeishFest!

- Are There Sponsorship Opportunities Available?
Yes! We are actively seeking sponsors for WeishFest. Please CONTACT US for more information.

- How Can I Donate To The Andrew Weishar Foundation?
Come to WeishFest! All proceeds benefit Weish4Ever and the families it supports. Can’t make it to WeishFest? Please visit the DONATE page to help us Pay it Forward. If you would like to become a sponsor of WeishFest, please CONTACT US.

- Where can I stay?
Stay tuned for detail to book a room with the WeishFest Discount! $109/room/night at the DoubleTree by Hilton!

- Tell me more about the history of WeishFest!
WeishFest (pronounced “Wish” Fest) is a one-night music event 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 2021 will be the event's 8th year as the biggest party on the Southside of Chicago. Along with some regional favorites, WeishFest has welcomed national artists such as Andy Grammer, O.A.R., Dispatch. Third Eye Blind, Walker Hayes, Rodney Atkins, Eddie Money, Warrant & more! In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our virtual "WeishFest @ Home" was brought to our fans' living rooms with virtual performances by Old Dominion, Marc Roberge of O.A.R., Walker Hayes, Canaan Smith, Dispatch, and also featured special guest appearances from Dan "Big Cat" Katz (Barstool Sports), Lucas Giolito (Chicago White Sox), Eddie Olcyk, Pat McGann, Zach Miller, and more!


Who is performing this year? 
Stay tuned! We will be making announcements soon! Be sure to sign up to our subscriber list to be the first to know!

What Is The Event Schedule?
Stage schedule to come! Stay tuned!


- Where Can I Purchase Tickets?
Tickets to WeishFest will be available online soon! Stay tuned for announcements.

- What Do I Get With My Ticket?
Simply put: The BEST party of the year! All ticket levels provide entry into WeishFest. For additional details about the various ticket options, please refer to TICKETS. All proceeds from the sale of tickets, to the event-day profits go to Weish4Ever and the many families it supports.

- 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 12/3, 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. If the event must by cancelled or rescheduled due to any unforeseen circumstances, Weish4Ever will work with ticket buyers to deliver a refund.


- Is this an all-ages event?
Yes! The event is family-friendly and open to all ages - note that 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).  

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

- 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.

- How Do I Get To The Event?
Please find directions to 115 Bourbon Street below.

- Is there parking available?
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!

Do's and dont's

- Things to know?
No outside food or drinks permitted in the venue! Due to Artist policy, all attendees will be ‘wanded’ with a metal-detecting hand wand. Sorry! Re-entry not permitted. Trust us, you won’t want to leave this party!


- How are you handling COVID-19 protocol?
Please check back for an updated link and note from our team on how we are handling this situation.

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