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The C.O.O.L. Party
1st Ward Events at Chop Shop
Chicago, IL
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The C.O.O.L. Party
Join the crowd of "cool people" at the C.O.O.L. Party, celebrating the "creative outlets of life" through live music, dancing, artwork and more! Presented by the StreetWise Associates Board, this is sure to be the perfect kick-start to your summer.

On Saturday, June 7, 1st Ward Events at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park will host this spectacle of music, art and movement not only as a benefit for the non-profit StreetWise, Inc., but also in honor of the unique Chicago artistic culture.

With the purchase of a $50 General Admission ticket, guests may arrive at 8 p.m. and enjoy an open bar, including beer and wine and may also purchase liquor at the cash bar.

With the purchase of a $75 VIP ticket, guests may arrive at 7 p.m. and enjoy a full open bar, including beer, wine and liquor.

The Bands:
whysowhite - C.O.O.L. Headliner
Sidewalk Chalk - C.O.O.L. Headliner
Oceans Over Airplanes - C.O.O.L. Opener
Common Shiner - VIP Reception

Jam to live performances by hip-hop dance crews and watch professional artists actually create artwork to be sold (proceeds to StreetWise) post-event.

Be sure to capture the moment by snapping a few photos at the photo booth or having your caricature done by our featured caricature-artist.

Band Bios:

whysowhite - a six-piece Chicago band whose funk-love music is a performance art piece in itself. With multiple forms of percussion a constant presence, the personalities are what makes the band so appealing  their love for music and each other shines on stage.

Sidewalk Chalk - known for creating a live show that captivates a variety of audiences, sharing the stage with acts like Questlove and De La Soul. With the release of sophomore album Leaves, the band continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul and jazz.

Oceans Over Airplanes - a NW Indiana trio with heavy alt-rock/grunge influences. Their music is an integrated mix reminiscent of Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday and their own unique sound. OOA's newest EP "Revival Songs" was released Nov. 2013 under Stayposi Records.

Common Shiner - In early 2013, the man-boys of Common Shiner released their ridculously catchy album Before They Sold Out: Part 2, establishing them as a pop powerhouse involving organs, hard-hitting drums, rock-infused piano, thick bass lines and driving electric guitar.

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1st Ward Events at Chop Shop (View)
2033 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Visual
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Hip Hop & Rap
Music > Indie
Music > Jazz
Music > Punk
Music > Rock
Other > Charity
Other > Festivals
Other > Fundraisers
Social > Adult

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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