312 Block Party

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Kurt Vile and the Violators played to an enthusiastic crowd during an unexpectedly stormy Saturday at Pitchfork Music Festival, July 18, 2015.
Photograph: Hallie Duesenberg

Time Out says

Haven't made it to a bonafide Chicago block party yet this year? You'll get your chance to celebrate in the streets at Goose Island's annual end-of-the-summer soirée on the pavement outside of its Fulton Street brewery. The 312 Block Party brings together a stacked lineup of performers, food truck fare and plenty of beer (for just $3 a pop)—and your $10 donation at the gate supports local charities.

On Friday, September 20, country-tinged singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis headlines the party, with support from Nashville balladeer Margo Price and actor-turned-musician Lola Kirke. Laid-back rocker Kurt Vile (whose set at July's Pitchfork Music Festival was rained out) tops the bill on Saturday, September 21, joined by D.C. punks Priests and soulful psych rockers the Budos Band. You'll also find local acts like Rookie, Cafe Racer, Dogs at Large, Ben Pirani, Manwolves, Roy Kinsey and Tatiana Hazel at the two-day fest.

With so much great music and cheap beer on tap, the 312 Block Party usually fills up quickly, so we recommend arriving early (the fest's entrance is at Fulton St and Wolcott Ave) and have a few drinks while you wait for your favorite act to play.

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