Category Archives: Music

Lollapalooza 2012 Line Up Out Now

Lollapalooza 2012 Line Up Out Now

2012 Lolla Season Has Begun

It’s officially time to countdown to Lollapalooza 2012, happening in Grant Park, Chicago once again this year on August 3-5, 2012. –

This is the most anticipated music concert of the year and early-bird 3-day passes are already sold out!!!  Regular 3-day passes are available now for $230.  Get them here.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Music


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More Dance Than Dinner Soiree Returns to Support CAM

More Dance Than Dinner Soiree

More Dance than Dinner Soiree

December 16, 2011

9:00pm-11:00 pm
After Party
11:00pm-2:00 pm
at TantriK

The Chicago Academy of Music will offer financially sustainable free music education through a variety of programs for children who are underserved and/or chronically poor residents in the South and West sides of Chicago. Programs offered will utilize both Suzuki and traditional methods of musical instruction and will be available mostly for children from a low socioeconomic status (SES) background. The programs offered include weekly musical instruction, daily after-school group music classes, and specialized year-round workshops. While the priorities and goals of each program will differ, they will all serve the mission of the academy.

“The mission of the Chicago Academy of Music is to transform the lives of young people by instilling positive values through affordable music education.” A main functionality of the Chicago Academy of Music is illustrated in our programs using Instruments of Transformation. Not only will students develop into proficient musicians, but their experience with their instrument, their instructor, and (in most cases) with their parent will directly impact areas of their lives outside of the music academy.

We are currently fundraising for the purpose of purchasing and renovating our first location at 4341 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago IL.  Integral to our renovation plans are a daycare and café, which will generate the revenue required to ensure the long-term sustainability of the music program. The daycare will specialize in early math, science, reading and music education through play coupled with bilingual teaching. Sustainable free music education will only be achieved after we reach our overall donation target of $2.5 million.

The plan to reach the targeted donation amount is by way of a series of fundraisers, specifically, the monthly “More Dance Than Dinner” events running from November to June. These two-hour events will showcase the finest vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers Chicago has to offer. Hit songs will be selected and arranged for the specific instrumentation of each performance. An example of this is Maroon 5’s #1 best seller “She would be loved” played through the rigors of the genre’s: Classical, Cuban jazz, Gospel, Salsa landing on R&B; unveiled in front of the audience coupled with (where possible) dance performance. For the aforementioned to be achieved, CAM, in conjunction with Purple Elephant Productions is seeking a tax deductible donation and/or a tax deductible donation toward sponsorship for the planning and production process for the first fundraiser of the series, which is scheduled to take place on December16, 2011, 9:00pm-11:00pm at Tantric. Thank you and we hope you can be our sponsor or a donation.

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Music, Philanthropy


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Ballroom Dance Chicago Presents: Sips & Dips – BYOB Latin Dance Party

Ballroom Dance Chicago Presents: Sips & Dips – BYOB Latin Dance Party

 Dance Party Scheduled – 12/01/2011!

Bring your favorite refreshments and enjoy an evening of a fun Latin dance class, professional performance and open dancing.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: Ballroom Dance Chicago, 4043 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 105

Cost: $25 per person

*Participants must be 21 or older


8 PM Cocktails and Mingling

8:30 PM Latin Group Class (Salsa, Bachata)

9:20 PM Professional Performance

9:30 PM Open Dancing

 Tickets are required! To buy a ticket, go online to paypal and send payment to: “

For more information, kindly email or call us at (312) 504-5866.

Ballroom Dance Chicago
4043 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 504-5866

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Art, Music, Social


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Enclave Presents PLASTIK FUNK Live


Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM – Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Enclave Nightclub
220 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610



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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Music, Social


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Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration

Free Event With Free Wine and Appetizers plus Fun and Shopping

Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration

Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm

Chicago French Market
131 N. Clinton St. West Loop

In tiny villages and big cities across France- as well as in many countries around the world- people will be celebrating the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau 2011, a very young wine made in the Beaujolais region of France.  The grapes are picked earlier in the fall, fermented for just a few weeks, and then goes on sale at the stroke of midnight each third Thursday of November, amid much hoopla and fanfare.

Join the party and enjoy a tasting of Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 accompanied by live music from french jazz trio, Flon Flon et Musette. Many vendors will be celebrating as well, so work your way around the Market enjoying samples of a wide array of specialties!


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Posted by on November 12, 2011 in Free, Holiday, Music, Shopping


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Antenna Magazine presents: RE:MIX LAB ft Theophilus London & more!

FREE Event With Free Drinks, Live Bands, New Car Unveiling, and Art Show

Antenna Magazine presents: RE:MIX LAB ft Theophilus London & more!

Saturday, November 19 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

River East Art Center
435 East Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Email RSVP:
Email Subject: Antenna Magazine presents: RE:MIX LAB

To celebrate the release of the new car & film, come out and party with some great acts. all for FREE!

Theophilus London, Team Bayside High, & Hollywood Holt !!!

The RE:MIX LAB, fueled by the new Hyundai Veloster comes to Chicago November 19th!

RE:MIX LAB is a multi-day, multi-media event that features music, gaming, and film in support of the soon to be released RE:GENERATION music documentary.

21+ welcome!


Posted by on November 10, 2011 in Free, Music, Social


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Vitaminwater Winter Escape 2011

Vitaminwater Winter Escape

Friday, December 2, 2011 starting at 9:00PM

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

vitaminwater®  and do312 have teamed up once again this year to bring you a night of killer entertainment and is giving you a reason to get out of your house during the frosty weather. did we mention it is free? we are very excited to announce the lineup for vitaminwater®  winter escape, friday, december 2nd at the hard rock hotel fender ballroom. smith westerns, franki chan, black light saints, windy city social club, and kirby kaiser. hosted by ‘chicago’s wingman’ ernest wilkins of redeye chicago. hosted bar from 9pm-11pm and it’s all FREE with rsvp on do312!

Enjoy music from:

smith westerns | franki chan | black light saints | windy city soul club | kirby kaiser 

SIGN-UP for FREE Tickets HERE!

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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Free, Music, Social


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