Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Hideout Block Party

The Hideout- keeping in times with the recession; or: going old school.

If you receive this e-mail, then you are a friend of the Hideout. You probably already know that our annual Hideout Block Party / Homecoming Dance is coming up on September 12. For the last 12 years the Block Party has grown every year. Last years amazing party that was our most eclectic and international festival ever. The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, and Time Out Chicago, all said that the Hideout Block Party was the best concert of the fall. Chicago Magazine called it “Perennially the Best Music Festival in Chicago.”
It was a HUGE success.

But is bigger always better? Since last September a lot has changed. So this year we decided to keep the Block Party as intimate, and easy to attend as it was in the beginning. As always we have taken people’s suggestions very seriously. We decided to return to a one day, one stage festival. We also cut the price in half to $10. We also decided that instead of creating an event that is literally all over the musical map, this year we would celebrate with a singular focus. As we did with Touch and Go 25, this year we will honor, and celebrate Bloodshot Records 15th Anniversary.

This means the heroic return of our old friends Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Langford, and Bobby Bare Jr. The Blacks and Moonshine Willy will reunite and all the other members of the great Bloodshot Crew. If you love Bloodshot Records, you have probably seen your favorite band at the Hideout. In fact The Hideout and Bloodshot are like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Salt & Pepper, Beer & Whiskey, Duck & Cover, Touch & Go, Jon & Sally… The combination of the Bloodshot Crew and the Hideout Gang creates a spirit of insurgent celebration. A council fire, a road rally, a homecoming, a title game.

Simultaneously, The Hideout Block Party has raised over $200,000 for various local charities over the last 12 years. Organizations participating this year will include: Rock for Kids, and 826 Chicago. What better way to celebrate the last days of summer, than by joyously dancing in the streets, and helping others too!

Thanks for all of your support, all of these years. We hope to see you at the Bloodshot 15.
Bloodshot 15 Anniversary Party
Saturday, September 12
Alejandro Escovedo
The Waco Brothers with Rico Bell
Bobby Bare Jr.
Deadstring Brothers
The Blacks (reunited!)
Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Scott H. Biram
Moonshine Willy (reunited after 10 years! One show only!)

$10 donation to benefit Rock for Kids and 826 Chicago

reserve your spot at

Doors at noon All Ages
Outside on Wabansia Street!

Featuring an art show curated by Yard Dog Gallery and a
Kids area provided by Rock For Kids
Sponsored by Rolling Rock and WXRT &

1 comment:

Bill V said...

Word. It's gonna be a good time, see you there!