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This article originally appeared in Block Club Chicago written by Bob Chiarito@rjchiarito CHICAGO — A haunting new video is highlighting the plight of the city’s independent music venues, which have been closed for six months amid coronavirus. Without government intervention, 90 percent of independent clubs don’t believe they can survive another six months of coronavirus shutdown. […]

listen to the full show here “Jim and Greg talk about the impossible financial situation the live performance industry is in due to COVID 19. They talk with Katie Tuten, a co-owner of The Hideout in Chicago and Audrey Fix Schaefer, spokesperson for the 9:30 Club in DC among others. They’re both members of NIVA, […]

Hideout Chicago is putting the spotlight on up-and-comers while also taking streaming to a higher profile with ‘To The Front’ words by Britt Julious When it comes to innovation during these unprecedented times, the Hideout remains a leader. This comes as no surprise for fans who’ve followed the beloved music venue for years. Before the […]

this article originally appeared in Chicago Reader, words by S. Nicole Lane In 2009 Martha Bayne was bartending at the Hideout and had been working with the community meal and hunger-relief fundraiser Soup & Bread over the winter. Bayne, Sheila Sachs, and Ben Helphand began brainstorming ways to keep the momentum of Soup & Bread going well […]

  Hideout Chicago is going on the road! Inspired by classic gas station and gift shop postcards, some of Chicago’s most talented artists have created an amazing second round of Hideout postcards. To celebrate their arrival in our shop, the Hideout will be giving away a pack of the new postcards, as well as a […]

“How do we keep people connected?” asked Sully Davis, program director of The Hideout. “How do we keep the Hideout around when people think of it as just a space?” Those questions are the ones that continue to plague performance spaces and venue owners throughout the city as the state of Illinois enters its third […]

The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is a new organization launched by several independent music venues and promoters, along with Independent Venue Week, following the widespread cancellations of shows in the wake of COVID-19. Offering free membership to venues, the organization announced its goal to “fight for the survival of independent venues, their employees, artists, fans and their communities.”

Last summer, we profiled Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL), an affiliation of local club owners who banded together to protect their interests in the face of Live Nation’s projected entertainment megaplex in the Lincoln Yards area. The group gradually came to envision a role for itself beyond that conflict, and our talk ended with co-founder Katie Tuten […]

  We miss you!  But since we’re all are stuck at home, we’re coming to your place, well virtually that is. We’re launching Hideout Online – a new streaming platform that will be full of all things Hideout. There’s dancing, bingo, talk shows, music, comedy, and of course Robbie Fulks!   You just click to join our […]

Tip your bartender, virtually Chicago is a music city, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beloved venue than the The Hideout. The friendly dive is a favorite of patrons and artists, as well as a staple in grassroots programming. Hideout closed its doors ahead of state and city orders, and was the first venue […]