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Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square
3150 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60647

All Ages

The Logan Square Arts Festival returns to the Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square this summer, June 24–26. The festival features live music on two stages, live art from some of Chicago’s best-known street artists, pop-up exhibitions in local businesses, an expanded family area, craft cocktails from the Whistler, and beer from Logan Square’s own Revolution Brewing. A portion of every gate donation will once again benefit Logan Square Preservation’s efforts to restore and maintain the Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square.

The lineup will be headlined by alt-Latino multi-instrumentalist Xenia Rubions on Friday, June 24; New Jersey indie rockers Screaming Females on Saturday, June 25; and Portland-based folk/rock group Blitzen Trapper Sunday, June 26. Other acts scheduled to perform include Vic Spencer, Meat Wave, Slo’Mo DJs, Open Mike Eagle, ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat, and Riley Walker & Bill MacKay.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (5pm–10pm)
(Programmed by The Whistler)
9pm                XENIA RUBINOS
7:00pm           Slo 'Mo Dance Party
5:45pm           She Speaks In Tongues

(Programmed by Elastic Arts)
6:15pm           DJ Jerome Derradji
5pm                Weatherman


SATURDAY, JUNE 25 (12pm–10pm)
(Programmed by The Whistler)
8:45pm           SCREAMING FEMALES
5:30pm           Meat Wave
4pm    Vic Spencer
2:30pm           Lowdown Brass Band
1pm     The Intonation All-Stars

(Programmed by Elastic Arts)
8pm                Expansion Pack
6:15pm           Son Monarcas
4:45pm           Rempis/Abrams/Ra
3:15pm           Health & Beauty (solo)
1:45pm           Josh Berman Trio
12:15pm          Rock Falls

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (12pm–10pm)
(Programmed by The Whistler)
8:45pm           BLITZEN TRAPPER
7pm                ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat
5:30pm           Ryley Walker & Bill MacKay
4pm                The Lucky Dutch
2:30pm           Music Band
1pm                TBA

(Programmed by Elastic Arts)
8pm                Iré Elese Abure
6:15pm           TALsounds
4:45pm           Keefe Jackson/
                      Jason Adasiewicz
3:15pm           Mending
1:45pm           Twin Talk
12:15pm         Into Dust

To achieve the desired immersion, “live art panels” will be placed throughout the festival center where some of the city’s most talented street artists—Rada, Cyfn, Tararchy, Mosher, Bunny XLV, Giraffe Kat, and Penny Pinch—will be practicing their craft. There will also be an art collective through which viewers can wander featuring works by artists in various mediums, performative works by Human Library Chicago, food trucks, and more. Festivalgoers may also look forward to a projection mapping light installation by Chicago artist George Berlin, pop-up exhibitions by local artists in neighborhood businesses, and an interactive polaroid project with local photographer Ashlee Dean Wells.

This year’s festival marks the return of Revolution Brewing. In addition to beer from Revolution Brewing, the festival will feature cocktails from The Whistler, sangria from Lula Café, and coffee drinks from Dark Matter. Food concessions feature a variety of neighborhood restaurants including Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Dia De Los Tamales, The Radler, Café Con Leche / D’Noche, Dimo’s Pizza, Cevappcici, and Black Dog Gelato. There will be special offerings from Chloe Wines and Cruzan Black Strap Rum.

The Logan Square Arts Festival will take place June 24–26 near the Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square. Open Friday 5pm–10pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm–10pm. $5 suggested gate donation. A portion of each gate donation will go to the restoration of the Centennial Monument.

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CHIRP Spins at Ravenswood On Tap

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Empirical Brewery Taproom
1801 W Foster Ave
Chicago, 60640
(773) 654-3104


Ravenswood is home to one of the country’s most prolific craft brewing communities and we’ll be celebrating that scene this summer at the inaugural Ravenswood On Tap festival, benefiting the Ravenswood Community Council and Bowmanville Community Organization. CHIRP is a proud co-sponsor of this one-day outdoor festival featuring beer and spirits from local breweries and distilleries, grub from some of Chicago’s best food trucks, CHIRP DJing, live music curated by Midwest Action, and goods from local retailers and artists.

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Join CHIRP in commemorating the 30th Anniversary of The Queen Is Dead at Classic Album Sundays

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5224 N. Clark
Chicago, IL

Classic Album Sundays is an immersive album listening experience that builds the community of music lovers and CHIRP is proud to co-sponsor the series in Chicago.

On Sunday, June 28th, CHIRP will join with Classic Album Sundays all over the world to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of The Smiths' The Queen is Dead. The album will be spun in its entirety on vinyl powered by a hi-fi sound system at Transistor, located at 5224 North Clark Street in Andersonville, The event starts at 6 pm and refreshments will be available.

More information, including a pre-album playlist, event recaps, and an online community of audiophiles, can be found at or the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page.

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CHIRP Party on the Patio Fundraiser at Big Bricks

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Big Bricks
3832 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

All Ages

Join CHIRP on Thursday, June 30 for an evening of great food and music on the patio at Big Bricks in North Center!

Proceeds from the event will help us move toward the completion of our long-in-the-works broadcast launch at 107.1FM.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Buy in advance at the link above.

Ticket price includes:

  • All You Can Eat Taco Bar
  • All You Can Eat Thin-Crust Pizza
  • Side Dishes
  • Soft Drinks

There will be a cash bar. A percentage of bar sales, as well as food sales, benefits CHIRP.

CHIRP DJs will spin, and there will be a raffle for cool CHIRP-related prizes. We look forward to seeing you!

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CHIRP rides in the 17th Annual Tour De Fat

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Palmer Square
Palmer and Richmond
Chicago, IL 60647


Chicago has long been a favored stop on New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat and it wouldn't feel like summer unless the Fort Collins, Colorado brewery brought its traveling roadshow of "bikes, beer and bemusement" to Palmer Square. This year's event features a fashion show, games, and performances by Mucca Pazza and Dr. Dog. For more information, visit

10:00 am - Ride Registration
11:00 am - Bike Ride 
12:00 pm - Fashion Showdown 
12:30 pm - Slow Ride
1:00 pm – Mucca Pazza
2:10 pm - The Bike is Right! Game show to win a 2016 New Belgium Bike
3:00 pm - Car For Bike Trade  
3:40 pm – Dr. Dog
5:00 pm - Adios Amigos! (curfew)

Become a car traitor, apply to be the bike trader

CHIRP is excited to partner with New Belgium on their Car for Bike Swappers program. Swap your car for a year and receive a brand new bike! Apply by July 6th.

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with So Pretty and Hawley

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2421 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-3530


Every fourth Wednesday of the month is CHIRP Night at the Whistler — an evening where you can enjoy the music of CHIRP-curated local artists, the Whistler’s unparalleled cocktails, and  the good feeling of supporting independent radio.

This July, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own So Pretty and Hawley to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 8:30pm.

Photo credit: Aaron Ehringer

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