Chicago Area Hotel Prepares for an International Music Invasion

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Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge Welcomes Guests for the 10th Annual World Music Festival: Chicago 2008

The city of Chicago is diligently preparing for the largest and longest running festival of International music in the U.S. Meanwhile, the Chicago Marriott Southwest Hotel in Burr Ridge, Illinois is getting ready to host an abundance of musicians, roadies and international music fans during this infamous multi-cultural music event.

Taking place from September 19 - 25, 2008 in venues across Chicago, the 10th Annual World Music Festival: Chicago 2008 showcases both traditional and contemporary tunes from an array of diverse cultures from various nations. This year's festival line-up features more than 70 events at a total of 28 venues. Take advantage of a combination of free and ticketed concerts, live radio broadcasts, in-store performances and much more.

The city wide, multi-venue, one-week festival has attracted nearly 500,000 people from Chicago and beyond since its inception in 1999. Organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Festival has presented more than 500 artists and ensembles from more than 50 countries in its 10-year run, made possible with generous support from the National Geographic TRAVELER and Mexico Tourism; The Comer Science & Education Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; The Chicago Office of Tourism; and United, the Official Airline of the World Music Festival. Additional support is provided by 91.5 WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.

The festival features more than 65 artists representing 39 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe, and everything in between. Between performances, take a breather and unwind at the soulful Marriott Burr Ridge Hotel. A refreshing alternative to ordinary Oak Brook hotels, spacious guest rooms are outfitted with luxurious amenities, as well the convenience of wireless Internet access throughout the property. Enjoy distinctive Oak Brook lodging and accommodations while experiencing the acclaimed international music festival in Chicago this fall.

For more information about the World Music Festival, call their information hotline at (312) 742-1938 or visit

About Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
Experience a unique Burr Ridge hotel near downtown Chicago where guests can avoid the hustle and bustle at the charming Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge. Situated 20 miles from downtown, this delightful Chicago area hotel is located near the Brookfield Zoo, Midway Airport and Oak Brook Mall, and steps from the new Village Center, boasting dozens of quaint shops and restaurants. In addition to the indoor pool and whirlpool, this family friendly hotel in the Chicago area features a serene, peaceful setting that includes a scenic lakeside walking path. Business and social events come alive at this sophisticated hotel near Chicago, offering 11,000 square feet of innovative meeting space. Savor Mediterranean cuisine at Ciazza, and retreat to the only full-service Burr Ridge hotel for an unforgettable weekend getaway near Chicago.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 630-986-4100 or visit


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