This is Chicago’s block party where festival goers enjoy a culturally diverse celebration of people, unity, art, fashion and music. The 10th Annual Sound System Block Party “Things That Matter” is an interactive event that is open to all ages and boasts DJs, live music performances, artists, fashion shows, children’s activities, mural artists and excellent food from around the neighborhood. The event will have three stages with the main stage on Evergreen and Milwaukee, The Backyard Patio, just behind the Silver Room as well as The In-Store platform, which this year will be vinyl only. In total, the three stages will showcase 30 hours of varied performances.
This years 10th Annual Sound System Block Party ‘Thing That Matter’ will also be offering Music Fashion Art & Dance, yoga, tango lessons, women’s derby, skateboard tricks and instructional jump rope. Plus the legendary Joe Claussell who has worked with everyone from Francois K to Danny Krivit and produced litany of dance floor anthems. In addition Ron Trent will be gracing us with his atmospheric audio creations. Ron is a Chicago native who has been at the helm of house and dance music heralding it’s progression into sound that incorporates afro-latin influences. These two greats are also hosting The Official Sound System Block Party After Party (ILE) at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave, 10:30pm-3am.