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The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, in partnership with The Freakeasy-Chicago and the Chicago Park District invite you to a free, sunset event UP on the Bloomingdale Trail. It will feature live music, food vendors, campfire, kids activities and surprise performances at a series of performance nodes on the western end of the Trail from Spaulding Ave. to Ridgeway.


The event will feature intimate performance experiences in unique settings on the Bloomingdale Trail, from a serenade in the woods, to a performance atop the Observatory, and surprise performances in-between. Bring a picnic or pick up an early dinner at a food cart and enjoy strolling the trail with your whole family.


Line-Up, Performers, Artists and Participants:




  • PAUL JOHNSON - Chicago House Music 2 hour set

  • LURRIE BELL - Chicago Blues

  • Los Pleneros de Don Segundo - Afro-Puerto Rican music

  • Trout Circus - Neo Marching Band

  • OperaMatic - Immersive Performance Art

  • Del Fidelity - Socially Conscious Hip Hop

  • From The Start - Live Bluegrass Ensemble

  • Steve Gilpin - Live PA

  • Sad Songs - Doo-Wop ensemble

  • La Caccina - Women's Choir

  • Yeshua - Live PA

  • Sirene De Paradis - Tribal Dance

  • Tatiana Fonseca - Tribal Dance

  • Eric G - Live Visuals

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  • LEEKOVISION - Body Art

  • Colorful Jerica - Interactive Sculpture

  • Joe Gagnepain - Live Art and Sculpture

  • Jyl Bonaguro - Install

  • Partee Post - Immersive Art

  • Christopher Messer - Body Painting

  • Junicorn Sparkles - Body Painting

  • Tommy Martello - Body Painting

  • ROBIN ROSE - Hula Hoop Workshop

  • TATIANA SANCHEZ - Acro Yoga Workshop

  • TERESA LAZOS - Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

The SOUNDS OF SOLSTICE planning group includes: 

  • Friends Of The Bloomjngdale Trail

  • Shortybelle -Art Placement

  • Ken Waagner - Stage Management

  • Antoine Kattar - FOH

  • Mitch Davidowitz - Flo Arts Manager

  • The Freakeasy - curation and production

Please Note: This is a grassroots event being put on by neighborhood volunteers. If you would like to help please email If you are a musician or performer and would like to take part please reach out. We want to showcase the rich variety of Chicago’s performing artists, and are looking for diversity in genre and scale. Please email

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