Funkadesi blends Indian music – bhangra, Bollywood, Indian folk – with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves. The band hails from Chicago, proudly representing the diverse multi-ethnic communities within the city.
Los Vicios de Papá is a high energy Latin ska fusion band with socially conscious lyrics and an enormous fan base in their hometown of Chicago. Their unique sound was born out of Chicago’s love for ska and roots reggae music. The group has toured the U.S. sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in Latin ska music.
Chicago-based Congress of Starlings plays progressive folk-rock that fills the room with fun energy, magical lyrics, and challenging reflections on nature, gender, and humanity. Known primarily for gorgeous vocal harmonies and stellar songwriting, Andrea and Aerin do not settle for the standard folk stasis of guitar and voice. Their live show ranges from traditional acoustic folk to laptop tinged anti-folk and back again.