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WeishFest History
The "Pay It Forward" Promise

History of WeishFest

What is WeishFest?

WeishFest (pronounced “Wish” Fest) is a one-night music festival 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. Along with our local cover band favorites, WeishFest has welcomed national artists such as Dispatch, O.A.R., Third Eye Blind, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, Eddie Money, Warrant & more!

Past WeishFests Videos
WeishFest 2018
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2018
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2017
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2016
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2015
(
Standard Bank Stadium)
WeishFest 2014
(
Standard Bank Stadium)
History of WeishFest

What is WeishFest?

WeishFest (pronounced “Wish” Fest) is a one-night music festival 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. Along with our local cover band favorites, WeishFest has welcomed national artists such as Dispatch, O.A.R., Third Eye Blind, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, Eddie Money, Warrant & more!

Past WeishFests Videos
WeishFest 2018
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2018
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2017
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2016
(
115 Bourbon Street)
WeishFest 2015
(
Standard Bank Stadium)
WeishFest 2014
(
Standard Bank Stadium)
The Andrew Weishar Foundation

Behind Weish4Ever

The Andrew Weishar Foundation (AWF) is a volunteer-led, 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization founded in the south suburbs of Chicago. We are a grass-roots organization created in honor of a young man named Andrew Weishar, who passed of cancer in 2012 at the age of 21. Before he passed, Andrew had one simple and selfless request to his family and that was to “Pay Forward” the kindness and generosity he was shown during that fight. To fulfill his dying wish, we created The Andrew Weishar Foundation (“Weish4Ever”) to bring joy and ease the financial burden felt by families battling cancer.

Weish4Ever Website