Sunday, August 22, 2010

Logan Square bands to celebrate community at The Square Affair, 8/27

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.

UPDATE 8/23: We now have a pair of tickets for The Square Affair to give away! Be the first to send an e-mail to with the subject line "Square Affair tickets' and they're yours. The tickets have been claimed!

Also, there is a Square Affair sampler available, which features free downloads from each of the four bands performing. Get it here.


  1. Where is Jonny Rumble on this list? Logans Square would not be complete without the Rumble!

  2. with so many bands in Logan Square, this should be a large community festival next year!

  3. Jonny Rumble does indeed rock! And they're great friends of some of the organizers of this event. The "list" above, however, just names the bands set to perform at Friday's show. Much love to JR!

  4. Pool of Frogs should play!

  5. Looks like a nice event but hope it does not suffer from "festival fatigue" after The Boulevard Bash and Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival.