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Dancing in the Streets

Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets (Dancing in the Streets) is a one of a kind craft beer and live music event on Hubbard Street in West Town presented by West Town Chamber of Commerce (WTCC), On Tour Brewing and the Chicago Brewing District. Inspired by its namesake Grateful Dead song, the event features a variety of jam bands, curated craft beers, and a variety of activities for the whole family over the course of three days to get patrons dancing in Hubbard Street!


Featuring craft beer varieties from the Chicago Brewing District brewers and touring jam bands booked by On Tour Brewing, the one-of-a-kind festival will also boast an array of local artisans and makers from the Kinzie Industrial corridor in partnership with the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago. The event will also offer a variety of kid-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as West Town restaurants, retailers and food trucks for patrons to relish in all weekend long.

Dancing in the Streets is the name of the event and also a popular Grateful Dead song. Touring blue grass and jam bands booked by On Tour Brewing are featured all weekend. The event dates were chosen specifically to coincide with the “Days Between” which is the name of the week between August 1st, Jerry Garcia’s birthday, and August 9th, the date that Garcia passed away. That week is known as the “Days Between” in celebration and in memory of Jerry Garcia.

Dancing in the Streets has a unique appeal, craft beer lovers and jam band fans looking for a laid back street festival with great live music and craft beer attend the event.  The event is also kid friendly, local non-profits and schools provide family activities onsite such as crafts, games, t-shirt tie-dying, and face painting.


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