Festival Season Still Going Strong In Chicago

CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Though the 2011 summer festival is winding down, there are still some events on the book, including a trifecta of outdoor events in Chicago.

The folks at the AV Club (the non-satirical arm of the popular humour website "The Onion") are staging AV Fest, their first foray into the festival scene. The two day event will run from September 10-11th and features a lineup of 12 bands, including headliners HUM, Tokyo Police Club, The Thermals and Archers of Loaf.

Then, on September 16-18, Chi-Town will play host to the Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements, featuring three stages of entertainment spread across three days. Performers range from circus and acrobatic acts such as El Circo Cheapo Cabaret and George Orange to musical acts such as Sidi Touré and CAVE. A craft fair and other inducements will be provided as well. The event is produced by jazz drummer Mike Reed, who also produces the Pitchfork Music fest in conjunction with the folks from the popular music blog Pitchfork.

On September 24th will see the 15th return of the popular Hideout Block Party, which is returning after a two-year hiatus. Produced by the owners of the Chicago club The Hideout, the Block Party has a lineup headlined by Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples and Booker T. Jones as well as other bands. Tix to the all-ages event will run you 25 dollars (kids under ten are free).

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