Folk Artists Stage Last-Minute Benefit

When the Newport Folk Festival canceled its second stage in Chicago,

stranded artists made the best of things by performing an impromptu benefit

for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at Schubas Tavern on Friday. Folk-rocker Peter

Case and Texan punk-balladeer Alejandro Escovedo treated the afternoon

crowd, mustered in 24 hours via word of mouth, to acoustic sets featuring new material,

while Chicago rockers Wilco were moved to the main stage. The Make-A-Wish

Foundation grants wishes to terminally ill children.