Posted by Bobby
Logan Square has a lot to give to Chicago's independent music scene these days, and on Friday, August 27, the residents of the community will be showcasing their talent and enthusiasm in celebration of its culture - and in hopes to pass a bit of both down to a younger generation. The Square Affair will feature artists from Logan Square performing at the Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N. Kedzie) for an event that will not only highlight the community's thriving music scene, but also give back to its residents. Jon Drake and the Shakes, The Shams Band, The Minneapolis Henrys and Derek Nelson and the Musicians are scheduled to perform starting at 8 p.m. The Dirty Diamonds will also be spinning soul and funk DJ sets throughout the night.
One of the ways the event will give back is by generating support and donations for the Intonation Music Workshop (IMW, an after-school music program that provides people from 6 to 17-years-old access to music instruments and instruction in a safe and positive environment. IMW currently works in eight locations and with 125 children across Chicago. Old Style, the premier sponsor of The Square Affair, is printing t-shirts exclusive to the event that will be given away in exchange for donation to IMW.
The Square Affair is a 17 and over event, and tickets cost $8 in advance or $12 the day of. For more information and to purchase, click here.
Also, there is a Square Affair sampler available, which features free downloads from each of the four bands performing. Get it here.