Party Schedule & After Hours
After the Blues Fest, grab a bite to eat and then head over to the after-hours locations. Check out the Google map. It contains all the locations and times!
1:30pm - 3:00pm Koval Distillery Tour
@ 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
Want something delicious to put in your flask this year? Visit Chicago's local whisky and spirits distillery! We'll be massing up Thursday afternoon before the Meet and Greet at the Clipper to get our drink on.
Plan for about two hours. The Koval shop opens at 3pm if you'd like to stock up for the weekend afterwards!
See who else is going on the Facebook invitation.
Before the fest kicks off, join us for a Thursday night pre-party. Register, get your schwag and get your dance on.
8:30pm: Meet & Greet Potluck
cost: Free! @ The Tiki room at California Clipper
1002 N. California Avenue at Augusta
Locals, help us feed the masses:
Bring dishes, sides, snacks and treats. We'll provide serving dishes and utensils. Please don't bring pop or drinks. 9:30pm - 2am: Live music with the Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls!
See who else is going on the Facebook invitation. -->
10pm-2am: optional local bar crawl (If you've got a car
and want to hit some of these local gems, these are the bars we'd recommend
visiting before the after-hours party. These are not "official" CUBE hotspots...
just places you might want to check out if you're inclined.)
Reggies Music Joint (Close to Friday and Saturday night venues! You can catch the Reggie's bus from the fest down to their club! Check their website for band lineups. Pre-purchase of tickets may be required.)
Blue Chicago 536 N. Clark
Buddy Guy's 700 S. Wabash
Rosa's Lounge 3420 W. Armitage
10pm-4am: After-hours party at The
Chicago Urban Art Society
@ 600 West Cermak Road, Unit 1B, Chicago, IL 60616 (1 mile from the Red Line)
cost: $12 pre-registered/ $15 at the door
directions: Take the Red Line to the Cermack/Chinatown Red Line stop. Catch the 21 Cermack towards Mercy Hospital and get of at Cermack and Lumber. To get home after midnight, walk to Cermack and Halsted to catch the 62 heading north on Halsted to the Roosevelt Red Line stop, or walk/drive with friends. There isample parking in this area.
10pm-4am: Blues Dancing at The
Living Room Lounge
@ 1100 W Cermak Rd # 201
cost: $12 pre-registered/ $15 at the door
directions: Take the Red Line to the Cermack/Chinatown Red Line stop. Catch the 21 Cermack to the huge warehouse at 1100 W. Cermack. There's a tall smokestack on your left. To get home after midnight, catch the 62 heading north on Halsted and Cermack to the Roosevelt Red Line stop, or walk/drive with friends. There is ample parking around the building, as well as around the back of the building.
10am-1pm: Jazz Record Mart Annual Blues Brunch.
This isn't an official CUBE event, but quite a few of our members will be going. Details are on their Facebook invitation.
9pm-2am: DJs and Food at Jerry's
@ 1938 West Division Street
directions: Jerry's is a short walk from the North and Damen Blue Line stop. Parking is dicey in this neighborhood, so we suggest public transport if you can.
@ 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave (Door is under the same awning as the "Reycle" clothing shop.)
cost: $12 pre-registered, $15 at the door
directions: From Jerrys: Walk west on Division to Damen. Turn right (north) on Damen and walk north till you get to Wicker Park at Damen and Schiller. Cross the cpark diagonally heading North East till you get to Honore. Continue on Honore. Turn right on Milwaukee. The space will be on your right a few doors down.
From the Blue Line: Get off at the Damen/Division Blue line stop. When you exit the station turn left (north) onto Damen and walk to Milwaukee. Take a hard right and walk south east on Milwaukee. The venue will be on your right-hand side just past Honore street.
This is our most underground venue. Please don't congregate on the street at the entrance. Please be quiet as you mount the stairs. We will have one room for dancing and one room for belongings, snacking and chilling out. Because there are residential neighbors nearby, voices will have to be kept low in the chill room. When you leave, please be sure to keep your voices down so as not to disturb the neighbors.