August 25, 1999

Extra CTA buses will be available for visitors attending the 11th Annual Viva Chicago Latin Music Festival in Grant Park Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29. Performances both days will be from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., mainly in the Petrillo Music Shell just east of Michigan Avenue at Jackson and Columbus Drives.

Buses on several CTA routes make downtown stops within easy walking distance of Jackson and Columbus, either on Michigan or nearby on State Street. From the North Side these include #145 Wilson/Michigan, #146 Marine/Michigan and #151 Sheridan buses; from the West Side, #60 Blue island/26th and #126 Jackson buses, and from the South Side, #3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove and #6 Jeffery Express buses.

Festival activities can also be reached from Jackson stations for Red Line trains in the State Street subway and the Blue Line subway at Dearborn. Orange Line riders arriving downtown can use the Library-State/Van Buren 'L' station, while those returning to the Southwest Side can board at Adams/Wabash, where Brown (Saturday only) and Green Line trains also stop.

As the Viva Chicago Festival winds down, extra #60 Blue Island/26th buses will await riders on Michigan northbound at Jackson, while other regular service will be available throughout the downtown area.

For information about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (All local area codes).

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