'the Dude'


Dudefest is an annual streetfest benefiting Misericordia. Drinks 'n food and live music at Chicago's smallest streetfest.





Every year, the O'Connor Creevy Family hosts Dudefest, a benefit concert for Misericordia. The primary goal of the night is to support the place that enriches the lives of the more than five hundred children and adults who call Misericordia home. All proceeds from the event go directly to Misericordia. 

Misericordia supports children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities, from all backgrounds. Misericordia’s programs include day-to-day support; job training; physical, occupational and speech therapy; and recreational outings. Misericordia cares for the most vulnerable members of our society. Families of residents are asked to contribute twice family members' costs, because many residents are not able to pay at all.

Our sister and cousin, Bree (the Dude), has been at Misericordia since 2010 and she loves her home. Misericordia is an incredibly well-kept, well-cared-for place that provides respect and kindness to everyone who lives there. And the way to keep it going is through support. Your support is truly appreciated.


2019's fest at Eris Brewery was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you so much to our awesome sponsors, donors, performers and volunteers. Cheers to everyone who came out! Thank you!

July 27, 2019

Sat 4:30 p.m.

Eris Brewery and Cider House

Chicago, IL

Thank You Letter from Dudefest 2019_Page

The Dudefest Tee

The Official Dudefest T-Shirt



Getting Here

CTA Rail: Blue line, Irving Park stop, walk two blocks west

CTA Bus: #80 Irving Park line, stop at Tripp Ave

Metra: Union Pacific Northwest - Irving Park station, walk two blocks west



Photos: Kim Ryan




The 9th Annual Dudefest | Eris Brewery and Cider House

4240 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641

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