Ever since their epic partnership with Touch & Go Records to celebrate that late, lamented Chicago label's legacy a few years back, the fine folks behind the annual Hideout Block Party has been having a harder and harder time with their annual outdoor end-of-summer celebration, competing with the glut of other festivals and street fairs in town, as well as all-around weekend-long music-overdose burnout.
This year, they're down to one day. But what a day it promises to be!
Here's the club's press release, courtesy of Hideout co-owner Tim Tuten, the Chicago music scene's man in Washington.
Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, to play Hideout’s 15th Block Party
Saturday September 24. One Day Only!
Noon – 10:00PM
Tickets on sale Friday July 22, 2011 at 10:00am
The Hideout will celebrate its 15th Birthday Party with our friends Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Jon Langford, and more on Saturday, September 24, the first weekend of autumn.