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House of Vans will host free summer shows from Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak and more

Zach Long

While the Millennium Park Summer Music Series may be the most popular option for free concerts, not all of the season's best gratis shows take place outdoors. Since opening its doors in 2017, House of Vans Chicago has presented the annual Summer House Parties series inside a converted West Loop warehouse, bringing a lineup of hip-hop, indie rock and punk acts to the stage.

Today, House of Vans Chicago revealed the lineup for its 2019 Summer House Parties series, which kicks off on May 31 with a show headlined by West Coast rapper Vince Staples. Other highlights include reunited ‘90s alt-rockers the Breeders, rapper and drummer Anderson .Paak (who also headlines Huntington Bank Pavilion on June 4), a tribute to the Vans Warped Tour overseen by Taking Back Sunday and one of the only reunion shows that New York dance-punk band the Rapture will play this summer. There's also an unannounced surprise guest slated to perform on August 15—your guess is as good as ours.

Just like last year, the headlining performer at each House of Vans concert will act as the event's curator, selecting the opening acts and the visual artists tapped to create murals and installations. The complete bill for each concert will be revealed when RSVPs open, which typically occurs about two weeks before each concert.

Tickets to every show are free with an RSVP via the House of Vans website, though admission is first come, first served, so you'll need to line up early to lock down a spot.

Check out the complete House of Vans Summer House Parties series lineup below and prepare for some sweaty warehouse show (where you definitely won't have to worry about getting sunburned).

May 31
Vince Staples (RSVP open May 15)

June 15
The Breeders (RSVP open May 29)

June 19
Julien Baker (RSVP open June 5)

July 11
BANKS (RSVP open June 19)

July 13
Taking Back Sunday (RSVP open June 26)

July 25
Anderson .Paak (RSVP open July 10)

July 27
The Rapture (RSVP open July 17)

August 15
Surprise special guest (RSVP open TBA)

August 24
Converge (RSVP open August 14)

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