#ROCrecommends | August 3rd – 6th

Guess what’s back?! That’s right, #ROCRecommends! To ensure that we stick by #AllChicagoEverything, we’re including events that feature artists of interest! These are the events that we’re excited for this weekend.


sextoThe 6th Encuentro de Jaraneros of the Midwest is a ‘Festival de Soneros’ featuring; Son Huasteco, Mariachi, Son Cubano and Son Jarocho.

The traditional Son Jarocho from Veracruz, is a 350 year-old genre of Mexican folk music born out of the interweaving of African, Spanish-Arabic, and Native-American cultures in Veracruz, Mexico.

The Encuentro features: Concerts, Music & Dance Workshops, Film Screenings, Art Exhibits and Fandango Jam Sessions.


beastiiBEASTII (beings eternal from alternate space terra II) are releasing their first album “CAN’T WAIT” as a trio on Dark Circles Records. Also premiering is a music video from their journey beyond Earth (made by New Trash).



hip hopSince 2005, ElevArte Community Studio has used the We Are Hip Hop Youth Festival as a tool to empower and employ Chicago students. The ONLY event of its kind completely organized by Chicago youth, showcasing the powerful movement of Hip Hop culture and resilience. Join us as we celebrate Hip Hop culture with music, breakdance and graffiti art!

The We Are Hip-Hop Festival is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its fourth year, the 2016 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,000 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 120 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative. Other funders include: One Summer Chicago, After School Matters and Department of Family and Support Services.

Sat. Aug. 5th 2017
Back Fields of Dvorak Park |
1119 W Cullerton St. Chicago, IL 60608

mosesHot August nights demand a rock show. Featuring Michigan’s own Choke Chains; home town heros The Moses Gun; the soft despotisim of The Sentinels (record release); and the stupendeous Stomatopod. Don’t be square.

Live Wire Lounge
3394 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Doors @ 8pm (Stomatopod kicks it off @ 9PM)
8$ / 21+


made in chicagoThe Made in Chicago Market is back! It’s a fun celebration of all things DIY—showcasing some of the best apparel, housewares, and food and drink that Chicago has to offer! Shop local and support your neighborhood makers.

Free admission! | Free parking!

#MICM #MadeinChicago

battleBATTLE FOR THE EAGLE. Keeping the tradition alive! The Eagle statue has been a monument for Chicago Hip Hop throughout the years. We bringing it back again this year so please come and support your local Hip Hop community! FREE!


7:30PM | $10 | 17+ | BEAT KITCHEN