Hello CPF friends, we hope you are doing well!
With May being the time of year that Chicago Powerfest typically happens, Trevor Fisher from the Illinois Entertainer checked in with us regarding the status of the fest and published the following update in his latest "Caught in a Mosh" column:
"Alehorn's (of Power) triumphant return got me thinking about Chicago Powerfest, which, like AOP, was a no-go last year. So "Mosh" hit up Chris Lotesto (the C in CRJ Productions, the team that books Powerfest) and received good and bad news. The bad is that Powerfest may not happen this year, either — it's still up in the air. The good is Lotesto, who plays guitar in Ion Vein, insists Powerfest isn't dead. CRJ is regrouping (the closing of Pearl Room, Powerfest's longtime venue, sent things into a tailspin), rebuilding, and re-strategizing. A gaggle of notable acts, including Tad Morose, Agent Steel, Atheist, Testament, Novembers Doom, and Iced Earth played Chicago Powerfest during its seven-year run (2000, 2004-2009)."
Please know that we miss you guys and we're doing our best to come up with a solid game plan to bring the fest back better and stronger than ever!
All the best,
Chris, Rob, and John