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Kick the Cat w/ Zoofunkyou & Alabaster

Epiphany Center for the Arts, 201 s Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657


October 27th at 7:30 pm

Epiphany Center For The Arts: The Sanctuary 201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607

AGE REQUIREMENT Must be 21+ Tickets: $20 - Advanced | $25 - At door

About Kick the Cat: Based in Chicago and Nashville, Kick The Cat is an internationally renowned fusion quartet. Musically, the band falls within the virtuosic lineage of classic fusion and prog ensembles like Return to Forever and Weather Report but draws on contemporary groove elements, electronics, and a healthy dose of humor. The result is a heady, yet approachable, combination of mind-bending rhythms, harmonies, and kaleidoscopic textures. The band formed while in college in the late 1990s, performing one another’s unique and challenging compositions. At the time, the four musicians lived together and worked on their music while also individually making names for themselves in the Chicago music scene. Over the last twenty years Kick The Cat has released three full length albums of original material and has performed hundreds of shows, headlining and opening for national acts such as Umphrey’s McGee, Vital Information, Oz Noy, Jazz Mandolin Project, John Novello, Stu Hamm, and more. KTC has long been noted as being one of the most engaging ensembles to emerge from Chicago’s richly varied scene.

About Zoofunkyou: Zoofunkyouis a genre-bending blues-funk phenomenon who have brought their quick-witted sonicexpressionism and meaningful melodic lyrics to audiences all around the country.Based in Chicago,Zoofunkyou’s gumbo of finely crafted musical elements is a recipe that they’ve been working to perfectsince 2013 with different ingredients and instrumentalists interspersed along the way. Zoofunkyou (or “Zoofü”) is dedicated to spreading love through music and creating inclusive events wherepeople from all walks of life can feel safe and bring the emotional gratitude the band exudes from thestage home with them. In the current iteration, founder Derek Dare, Matthew Coglianese, and JakeHennessy lead an epic ensemble consisting of a total of 5-9 members depending on the performance. Asof late, they are typically joined by James Kries on Keys, and Nathan Reider on Alto Saxophone, andwhen they go for the “full band sound” they are joined by Connor Bernhard on Trumpet, Matt Kowalski onTrombone and Alex Santilli on Percussion. With a wide repertoire of both gripping original music andtasteful covers, their live shows have proven time and time again to enthrall, grow and inspire a vibrantfan base affectionately known as the Zoofü Crew. http://www.zoofunkyou.com/

Shoe Fest

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Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see, Manteno, IL

Shoe Fest is a 3 day music and camping festival held at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Manteno, IL. Shoe Fest began in 2011 and continues to grow each year. The festival has three stages of music, with an emphasis on roots music, such as folk, folk rock, bluegrass, and jamband.

U.S. of Awesome

U.S. of Awesome, 0S027 Nepil Ave. , Wheaton, IL 60187

Monday, July 3rd, 2023 Gates open at 11:00 AM Music starts at 12:00 PM (High Noon) - 12:00 AM (Midnight)

0S027 Nepil Ave Wheaton, IL 60187 (Directions & Info will be emailed)

Music Schedule

12 pm - Pete Jive 1 pm - Alabaster 3 pm - Bobby Georges & Paul Bolger (Founding Members of Mr. Blotto - Acoustic Set) 4 pm - Old Shoe 6 pm - Groovy Louie & the Time Capsules 7 pm - Mr. Blotto 9 pm - Fireworks 10 pm - Arbor Creek

First 100 tickets will receive a gift bag of mystery awesomeness..! Get yours before they go up..!

Music, art, fireworks, food, family and friends coming together to safely support and enjoy the things we love. We recommend bringing what you'd like to make yourself comfortable on the beautiful private festival lawns!

General Admission Donation U.S. of AWESOME GA - July 3rd, 2023 $50.00 Entry Food ( 1 Meal - Featuring BBQ style sides and a pig roast by Swine Cellar) Beverages ( 2 )

If you have any issues with donations/ tickets on our website, please call Jason at +1 (630) 921-3333 at any time. Thank you, U.S. of AWESOME

$50 GA Donation

Harvest Fest 2022

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Hruby Ranch, 4795 E 129th Ave., Crown Point, IN

Alabaster on Saturday

Featuring Live Performances from... Funkinetic, Alabaster, Mungion, Miles Over Mountians, Steady Flow, Chester Brown, and plenty more!!!

"Harvest Fest is a two day music festival that began in the doldrums of 2020 as an outlet to go see some live music and bring some joy to folks' lives for a weekend! We are happy to be in our third year of making music and creating great memories together. We curate three stages of music, where you can find jam bands, rock, funk, EDM and more. Dance in the lights of the Bastion and Pavilion stages. Venture to our Forest stage for your late night fix. Discover our artists showcasing their skills and wares across the property. We have so much to offer here at the beautiful Hruby Ranch for your festival experience. You might even get to pet an alpaca! ​We would love to share our weekend with you, and can't wait to show you what we have in store for this year!"

If you'd like to vend for Harvest Fest, please send your inquiry to harvestfestinfo@gmail.com and we will get back to you with further information.

Blottumnal Equinox Fest

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WhoElse Land, 126 Anderson Drive, Nelson, IL

It's back to the legendary Who Else Land for a weekend of Music and Camping. 2 stages and the Late Night Fire Pit Jam each night. Mr. Blotto plays both nights and will be joined by some of the Midwest's most loved Bands.

Alabaster starts around 11pm on Friday, September 9th after Mr. Blotto has performed so arrive early!

All Ages BYOB $95/Weekend $65/Saturday only.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/blottumnal-equinox-fest/406913221394051/

Buss Fest 4

McHenry Ryan Buss Zone skatepark, 330 Knox Dr., McHenry, IL

In loving memory of our friend and Military veteran, Ryan Buss, who passed away, and also to spread awareness about Suicide, PTSD, and drug overdose prevention tactics.

This is an Annual Live Music Event within the gates of an outdoor skatepark! Skate competition, vendors and more! Hosted by Warp Corps

Come hang out and enjoy some LIVE MUSIC presented by the following bands...

8:25pm - 9:25pm - ROTTEN MOUTH

7:20pm - 8:05pm - ALABASTER

6:15pm - 7:00pm - FOOTLIGHT DISTRICT

5:10pm - 5:55pm - RUSSELL THOMAS GROUP

4:05pm - 4:50pm - EARTH RADIO

3:00pm - 3:45pm - ROTTING KING

9:30pm - ??? - SUPER JAM! Feat. Members of Rotten Mouth, Alabaster & More!