Our Mission

At Wookfest, our goal is to inspire and empower the community through unity, support, charity and music in honor of Jeff “Wookie” Ziolo

Jeff "wookie" ziolo

   

Jeffrey Ziolo, or better known by his beloved nickname, “Wookie,” was born April 9, 1982 and tragically taken from us on June 1, 2017. Growing up, Jeff had a very traditional childhood. He was always a free spirit, the center of attention and incredibly loved. As he grew older, Jeff found inspiration and passion within music. A lover of all music; he was especially devoted to heavy metal…… 

WHAT IS WOOKFEST?

  

Wookfest is a celebration of Wookie’s legacy as well as music, memories and love.
With less than a month to plan the first inaugural Wookfest – through all the grieving and disparity – and help from hundreds of fans, friends, and supporters – Wookfest managed to raise over $7,000 for the cause and throw one hell of a party. This money is completely nonprofit & will go toward future Wookfest concert events and charitable endeavors such as……

  • ANNUAL WOOKFEST CONCERT SERIES – FEATURING LOCAL AND TOURING ACTS PAYING TRIBUTE TO JEFF “WOOKIE” ZIOLO 
  • SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING LOCAL BANDS, ARTS AND MUSIC
  • VOLUNTEERING TIME TO LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS
  • CONTRIBUTING TO CHARITIES THAT ENRICH AND UNITE OUR COMMUNITY

AND SO MUCH MORE…

Wookfest is our tribute to Jeff “Wookie" Ziolo. Through Wookfest we hope to unite, support and encourage each other – just as Jeff spent his life doing for us. We welcome all to like and follow our page – we have many exciting things in store for the future of Wookfest! We remember Jeff for his music, laugh, gracious nature and big heart. We miss him more with time. As long as we are living and breathing, Jeff’s legacy and Wookfest will continue on. 

GET INVOLVED

  

Helping Wookfest is FUN! And the best part is we’re helping others while honoring our lost brother Jeff. 

There are lots of great and easy ways to contribute to the cause!


VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE - Get yourself some “Wookie” inspired swag! All proceeds support the cause! 


VOLUNTEERJoin us in upcoming charitable volunteer events! 


JOIN THE WOOKFEST STREET TEAM - Spread the word about awesome Wookfest events! 


ATTEND WOOKFEST EVENTS - Rock out with the best local bands, win prizes and have FUN! 


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER - Stay up to date with Wookfest news, concerts and charity events.

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Contact Us

Wookfest

PO Box 521 Mount Prospect, Illinois, 60056 United States

(847) 961-0717

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