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Attendees soak up some sun in a parking lot at the Hideout Block Party and Onion A.V. Fest on September 6, 2014.
Photograph: Zach Long

The Hideout is bringing pop-up concerts to the Chicago Riverwalk

Zach Long
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Zach Long

If you're a music fan looking for an excuse to visit the Chicago Riverwalk, some upcoming concerts in the area might pique your interest. Crain's reports that the Hideout will curate a series of free, pop-up shows by the riverfront, beginning on Thursday and lasting through November 1. The all-ages concerts will occur from 5:30–7:30pm every weekday (except for Wednesdays) and from 1–3pm on Sundays, taking place on the portion of the Riverwalk between State and Wabash streets where a re-creation of the North Side venue's front porch is being constructed.

The lineup for the series will be announced on the Hideout's website, but attendees can expect sets by local stalwarts like blues and ragtime outfit Devil in a Woodpile and versatile singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks. The indoor portion of the pop-up venue will be decked out with vintage gig posters, mounted fish and Christmas lights (matching the Hideout's usual decor) and will offer pies from Bridgeport Pasty and beer from Lagunitas Brewing. With two months of free shows to look forward to, you have no reason to be disappointed about the Hideout Block Party taking a year off.

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