This Week At The Hideout / Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest Info

Hey Hey Everyone,

This is easily the biggest week of the year over here at The Hideout so lets get into it!

Tonight it’s another evening of Hideout Veggie Bingo.  The callers this week are Helen Tsatsos and Cleetus Friedman, and all proceeds will benefit the Xochiquetzal Peace Garden at Whittier School.  Hot Doug’s is donating the dogs as usual, and there’s loads of great prizes from a huge bag of organic veggies donated by Irv & Shelly’s to beer from Three Floyds!

Later this evening we are very excited to host what is sure to be one of the most memorable shows of 2012!  The Immediate Sound Series presents: Peter Brötzmann and Jason Adasiewicz Duo.  Here’s what Ben Ratliff of the NY Times had to say about their show in Manhattan earlier this week, “they dived into a system, with intuitive dimensions of tone, rhythm, energy and narrative, in which it seemed that nothing could possibly go wrong.”  Tickets are almost sold out for this show so be sure to get some in advance today before it’s too late.

This weekend we are so excited to host the sold out Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest!  This is easily the biggest and best block party to date, the weather is looking great, and we’ve got a few surprises in store for you each day!

Below is all the pertinent info for the weekend, including transportation/parking recommendations, a map of the grounds, food and beverage overview, and the set times.  

Friday

5:00pm Doors
5:30pm Guitarkestra
6:00pm CAVE
7:00pm The War On Drugs
8:00pm Glen Hansard
9:15pm Iron & Wine

Saturday

11:30am Doors
12:00pm The Lawrence Peters Outfit
1:00pm The Waco Brothers w/ Paul Burch
2:00pm Kelly Hogan
3:00pm The Corin Tucker Band
4:00pm Wild Belle
5:00pm Wye Oak
6:00pm Lee Fields & The Expressions
7:30pm Wilco


We’ll have beers by Langunitas Brewery along with a bunch of other local brews, coffee from Intelligentsia, and food trucks galore like Big StarDuck n’ Roll, and Haute Sausage among others, along with on-site cooking from Goose Island and Urb Garden.

American Family Insurance will have a bag check on-site for you this year, Literary Works will be selling water and snacks, and Rock For Kids has got you covered if you need some last minute ear plugs.

Speaking of last minute, Headcount will be on-site registering people to vote and/or changing addresses so all of your info is up to date for the upcoming election.  We’ll also have merch galore for sale from the bands, poster artist Kathleen Judge who made this year’s amazing print seen above, and a few odds and ends from The Hideout’s closet.

We highly encourage everyone to bike and/or take public transportation to the event since vehicle parking in and around the area will be difficult. 

The closest El stop is the Red Line North/Clybourn station which is a 10 minute walk to The Hideout, or taking the North Ave. bus and getting off at Elston.  Secure bike parking is available this year directly across the street from Wabansia off of Elston – see map above.

Just a reminder that this is a rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges, and all tickets are nontransferable. You will exchange your ticket for a single day or two-day wristband. All event information, including line-up, is subject to change. Children 10 and under get in for free.

All patrons are subject to search.  Please do not bring: Knives / Weapons Etc. – Chains – Blankets – Outside Food & Beverage – Camelbacks Bota Bags – Tents – Flags – Chairs – Video Cameras – Pets – Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia Fireworks.

Thanks so much for selling out the biggest Block Party to date and we look forward to sharing this extra special show with all of you this weekend!!!

Much Love,
The Hideout