Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's summertime and Logan Square is all about music!

It's summertime and the living is easy. Or so it should be! And if the livin' ain't so easy, get some much needed fun and relaxation on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer where there is no shortage of great music in the Square! If you like outdoor summer concerts, Logan Square is the place to be as there will be not one, but two outdoor concert series happening at the Logan Square monument this summer!  So whip out those blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets and head to the momument for free live music!

Califone
We at I Am Logan Square have teamed up with The Empty Bottle and 312 to present a free monthly concert series right in our neck of the woods at the Logan Square monument. "The Logan Square Music Series: Sundays in the Park" kicks off this Sunday, June 26 with  some great music by experimental rock band Califone and Bloodiest. The concerts are free, but go to the site to RSVP!  The concerts begin at 4 PM on June 26, July 24, August 21, September 18 with a final concert on October 9.  We will be here to remind you not to miss great bands like Thee Oh Sees, High Places, and Mucca Pazza.


And in case that isn't enough music goodness for you, the wonderful folks at The Whistler and Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) are bringing back Summer Sessions on the Square this year, presesnting a concert series, also at the Logan Square Monument, every 4th Saturday of the month through September 24.  All of the artists performing during the series are from or have ties to the Logan Square community. Summer Sessions is striving to have something for everyone, to be family-friendly and community-oriented, and to that end, there will be world music, indie rock and kids' music throughout the summer.

The series kick-off is this Saturday, June 25 from 5:30-8:30 PM with performances by experimental/minimalist pop band Thin Hyms, world/afrobeat/salsa-vibe group L'Orchestre Super Vitesse and  pyschadelic-blues-punk group Rabble Rabble.  And if you aren't the elaborate picnic type, there will be treats and eats for sale by Bun Pow Buns and Crumb




Logan Square monument is located at the intersection of Kedzie, Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee. All concerts in both series are free but donations are welcome to keep the series happening. 



 Lineups as of now, subject to change!

The Logan Square Music Series: Sundays in the Park , presented by I Am Logan Square, The Empty Bottle and 312--All shows at 4PM, Free with RSVP

Sun, June 26   Califone, Bloodiest
Sun, July 24    Thee Oh Sees
Sun, Aug 21    High Places
Sun, Sept. 18   Mucca Pazza
Sun, Oct. 9      TBA


Summer Sessions on the Square, presented by The Whistler and CHIRP --All shows from 5:30-8:30 PM, Free, suggested $5 donation

Sat, June 25     L'Orchestre Super Vitesse (world/afrobeat/salsa-vibe),  Thin Hymns (indie),  Rabble Rabble (experimental) 
Sat, July 23     Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (indie),  Girls Rock Camp - to be confirmed (kids)  
Sat. Aug.  27   Golden Horse Ranch Band (country music; they're doing a kids set & a set of classic country songs),  Intonation Music Workshop - to be confirmed (kids) 
Sat, Sept. 24      In Tall Buildings (indie),  The Arts of Life Band (kids)




--Brooke Herbert
www.brookeherbert.com

1 comment:

  1. What happened with the 10/9 Logan Square Music Series concert??? We sat in the square for a good 90 minutes and finally left when it became apparent that no one was going to set up or play or provide any notice of cancellation. ???

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