|Poster design by Adrien Grape|
"Chicago, I love you... "
September 1 - 30, 2012
Lilly's 2515 N. Lincoln Ave
30-days of Free Art to unite a segregated city.
Each night will showcase various genres of art, featuring panel discussions each Wednesday, screenings of international award winning films, live-art, stand up comedy, and performance and visual art from more than 300 local/native artists.
In Chicago, all art scenes maintain great vibrancy and globally recognized independent expression. However, very few local events highlight many of these local artists genres at one time, and in one place. In providing an opportunity for networking and platform for performance, Chicago, I love you intends to fuel a locals arts renaissance and some well-deserved recognition.
Chicago has always been an American center for the arts, but music in particular is synonymous with Chicago's creative output. In many respects, Chicago is the birthplace for electric blues, some jazz, some rock and roll, house music, not to mention being well represented as innovators on the hip-hop and alt-country world stage.
Touring acts come through Chicago for our music-hungry crowds and to pay their respects to our rich and eclectic arts history. But in some aspects this can work against the local music and art scene—leaving them as an afterthought to regional bookers, promoters, festival organizers, etc. Chicago, I love you intends to turn this situation around, coalescing and cross pollinating the arts scene to form a unified front.
Five years ago, a great scene was developed at Lilly's on Chicago's historic Lincoln Ave. Lilly's, 2512 North Lincoln Avenue, has been fully renovated in recent years so, luckily for us, Chicago, I love you is bringing the scene home to the bar that has given many local artists a start for the last 31 years. Chicago has one of the most unique arts communities in the country, if not the world. Our goal is to help inspire local artists to share their talents and grow as an entire scene, rather than as individual artists. Chicago, I love you offers 30 days a year where Chicago art, comedy, literature, film, and music fans can see it happen all at once, in one historic place, for free! Stay tuned for further details.
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Chicago, I love you / September 1 - 30
9.1 - Launch Party featuring 10:00 Tom Schraeder / 11:00 Stoop Goodnoise / 12:00 Natureal
9.2 - Tom Schraeder
9.3 - 9:00 - 92 Tales / Bailout Pictures / Y La Bamba (dj set from Portland)
9.4 - 9:30 Songwriters in the Round featuring: Derek Nelson / Julie Meckler / Gia Margaret / Jeremy David Miller / Dick Prall / 11:00 Earphoria Open mic
9.5 - 9:00 Wednesday Jazz Series w/ Corbin Andrick
9.6 - Comedy Night: Danny Kallas / Kenny DeForest / Adam Burke / Natalie Joe / Jason Folks / musical guest - 11:00 The Microphone Misfits
9.7 - 10:00 Grandkids / 11:00 The Kickback / 12:00 Audiences / 1AM West Saeed
9.8 - 10:00 Sarah Holtschlag and The Crosscuts / 11:00 Mike Fleming and The Berwyn All-Stars / 9:00 Ty Maxon
9.9 - 9:00 DJ Pat Sansone / DJ Mark Panick
9.10 - 9:00 Windy City Story Slam w/ Alex Bonner / Kate Adams / Gar Clemens / early show 8:00 Luciano Antonio and Geraldo De Olveira
9.11 - 9:30 "Songwriters in The Round" featuring Matt Kerstin (Brighton, Ma) / Todd Kessler / Matt Ammerman / Tom Schraeder / 11:00 Earphoria Open mic
9.12 - 8:00PM / Panel discussion: Arts in Post Recession World with Billy Kramer, Jenny Pfafflin (Bloodshot Records), August Forte (Novo) / Isidro Hurtado (Reakt) / 9:00 Wednesdays Jazz Series celebrating Chicago, I Love You with Corbin Andrick and guests
9.13 - Comedy Night: 10:00 Mike Levowitz / Megan Gailey / Jamie Campbell / Liza Treger / Jason Folks - 11:15 NRG Ensemble
9.14 - 1:00 Shugga/ 12:00 Magicks / 11:00 Moritat / 10:00 Ami Saraiya and The Outcome / 9:00 Gabe Liebowitz (Dastardly)
9.15 - 12:30 till close DJ Matt Roan / 12:00 Cochise Soulstar / 11:00 ZiPS / 10:00 Edgars Legzdins (Plane) / 9:00 Nick Miller and The Neighbors / 8:00 Lilttle Light
9.16 - 10:00 Ronnie Kwasman (Margot and The Nuclear So and So's) 9:00 Lydia Pallazalo
9.17 - 8:00 Sarah Marie Young and Saalik Ahmad Ziyad / 10:00 The Ropes / 9:00 1991 / Film Featuring Todd Cue
9.18 - 9:30 Songwriters in the Round with Gabe Liebowitz (Dastardly) / Julia Klee / 11:00 Earphoria Open Mic /
9.19 - 8:00 Panel Discussion: DIY Innovators: Homoro Cantu / Justin Schwier / 9:30 Jazz Series with Corbin Andrick
9.20 - Joe Fernandez / Anthony McBrien / Matt Riggs / Charlie Bury / Stan Morrow / Jason Folks / musical guests - 11:30 Natureal / 9:00 Weeping Willows
9.21 - Tribute to Dedicated Ears: 11:45 Brighton, Ma / 10:45 Bears of Blue River / 10:00 Clip Art / 9:00 Will Phalen / 8:00 Rivals of The Peacemaker
9.22 - 1:00 TL Williams / 12:00 Moxie Motive / 11:00 When Clouds Attack / 10:00 For All The Sweet Children / 9:00 Rego/ 8:00 Ari Levi
9.23 - Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes
9.24 - 9:00 Tribute to Letterblue Productions featuring Act Naturally / Tom Schraeder / Q and A's
9.25 - 7:00 Earphoria Open Mic / Songwriters in the Round featuring Jeremy David Miller announced August 30 / 11:30 Rambos
9.27 - James Fritz / Caitlin Bergh / Bob Palos / Joe McAdams / Jason Folks / musical guest 11:15 Bumpus
9.28 - 1:00 Bob Rok / 12:00 Volcanoes Make Islands / 11:00 Glass Lux / 10:00 Glad Fanny / 9:00 Justin Parris
9.29/9.30 - NOON - 3AM - HIS EGO / Jennifer Hall / The Shams Band / Jonny Rumble / Distant Cities / Umbra and The Volcan Siege / Shelley Miller and The BCC's / The Canoes / Deanna Devore / AND many more...