We're already starting to see announcements of other events around Chicago on the weekend of the Fare Thee Well shows. Share info here!
Very cool event "The Grateful Ball". Love it, start at midnight :)
Cool Marye, that you gave us this forum thread...Tanks! The Grateful Ball has a facebook page that announced they will be giving away tix starting at noon tomorrow. The price right now is $65 for all three nights. They will have rules posted soon, they say. Might be kind-of nice, having a place to wind down after the show. The capacity seems to be 3000 I'm guessing based on their 3K invite, and they've sold 1K tix already. Right now they say only three night tix are available, and if they don't sell out, they will have single nights available. Iza gonna be there, how about you? g
So now I read that the Grateful Ball's vending has sold out, and the organizers are trying to rent the banquet room across the hall from the Ball, and invite more vendors...they are thinking they can open vending from Noon till 3AM, which gives a whole nother perspective to the scene... Duhhh moment for me, I didn't even think of the vending aspect of the Ball...interesting.
is what they're calling it and http://www.frontleftproduction.com/ s the link. Another party going on after the concerts, friends. Stu Allen and Mars Hotel with many special guests is what their website says. Don't know a darn thing about the scene, but know three day passes are $108, and they offer pretty much continual shuttles from Soldier field to their party till 2:30 AM... g
Both those parties look pretty sweet and welcoming... ps. Can anyone please please tell me how to change my username? I'be been trying for two days now.
Another great event on July 4 weekend is Fitzgerald s Great American Music Fest. Great bands , food & people. Fitzgeralds is in Berwyn about 15 minutes west of downtown. If you feel the need for a break from the scene, this is a great option.
...which is going on all three days, from midnight to 3 AM after each show, has SOLD OUT of three day tickets. They now have a limited number of one-day tickets available for $35 per person. Just a heads up to anyone thinking of going...might wanna grab a tix or three... G
Thank you for the "heads" up! I was hoping to win the 3-day pass contest for the Ball - then found out they were sold out! Got up early this morning to get a ticket for Sunday but - d'oh! There is no daylight savings here in Arizona where I'm visiting family so I got shut out of that too. I bought ticket for Friday night. I am considering getting a 3 day pass for After Fare. The only way I have to compare the two is online. Haven't spoken to any folks directly about what they think of each event and venue. I trust the weekend will roll out just as it ought. Peaces
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/124336/Pink-Talking-Fish-To-Play-Fare-T… Might ye be interested? 20 minute walk from Soldier Field...get your tickets!
Both the Cubs and Sox play that weekend. Peace out.......
Looking forward to stayin grateful all weekend! JRAD would be stellar though.
B sides the dead wanna see some Blues...dead parties are all good but want to expand my musical horizons a bit...in from 7/2-7/6....dea fixated on 7/3-7/5 from 7-11pm????? B4and after open to suggestions....keep em coming
More concerts! Sounds like FUN.
So awesome and fitting to start that magical weekend off with DSO laying down some Grateful groundwork. Plus it's a damn good cause supporting REX Found. Loking forward to gettiing warmed up proper with some kind folks
Leftover salmon will be playing at Park West in Chicago on July 3rd and 4th. They'll be streaming the concert live and will do an acoustic set during the concert's break and will then do a full electric set after the dead concert. Gonna be fun! PS...bring your vapes... no leaving the venue for a smoke.
A great band out of north Texas will be doing their Dead tribute at Martyrs in Chicago on July 1st. Caught these guys the last time they were in town... a great time... great club with excellent pizza and sandwiches. Very nearby is a smoked BBQ place called Big Bricks... highly recommend.
Curious to what afternoon gigs or where JK will present himself beyond the Forgotten Space gig. Be nice to see him rejoin DSO for the Rex benefit. Love JK, got heart.
After party at the Redmoon theatre. I have a ticket available for face value. I can email it to you :) Peace
Looks like they added another Weir World brunch show with Kimock/Joseph. Lot of seats available at this point but beware you are not issued tickets so plan on showing up. Little upscale but eager to here Steve channel some beauty.
What a weekend of music. How are all the shows not sold out? I know there won't be a 100,000 heads in the lot 24-7. Ahhhh can't wait :)