Chicago Botanic Garden - Hot Summer Nights
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Chicago Botanic Garden - Hot Summer Nights

Join us at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Hot Summer Nights Series.  Dance the night away or relax on the lawn with your friends.

Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved to either a tented area called McGinley Pavilion or to a space inside the Regenstein Center.

More details here.

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Long Grove Chocolate Fest 2017
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Long Grove Chocolate Fest 2017

Historic Downtown Long Grove proudly presents another weekend dedicated to two of life’s sweetest pleasures – Chocolate Festival presented by Long Grove Confectionary!

Presented by Long Grove Confectionery, Chocolate Fest 2017 will introduce new features like a chocolate demo tent and additional satellite parking lots to add to the continuous music on multiple stages and inviting historical backdrop that makes this festival an annual fan favorite.

Set time: 12pm-1:30pm

Admission: $5 per person, kids under 12 get in free

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Reggies 7th Annual Crawfish Boil
May
7
2:30 PM14:30

Reggies 7th Annual Crawfish Boil

It’s Reggies 7th Annual Crawfish Boil on the Train Wreck Roof Deck and in the Music Joint. Enjoy some All You Can Eat Crawfish, accented with all the Fixins.

$30 Includes the Buffet, Pool Table, Basketball Hoop, Shower, Music, and cross your fingers Sunshine.

This is a popular event every year, so don't wait to buy a ticket and get here early!

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Long Grove Apple Fest
Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

Long Grove Apple Fest

Ready to compare apples to apples. These succulent red treats that you and I love in our pies, salads and doused in caramel (my personal favorite) are available for you at the 23rd Annual Apple Fest in Long Grove all weekend. Not only will you take home supplies of apples you all love, there are other apple-inspired treats, live entertainment and family fun at beautiful, quaint Historic Downtown Long Grove.

The 23rd annual Apple Fest runs on Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, from 10am – 10pm between Friday and Saturday, while Sunday runs from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Long Grove’s Apple Fest was featured in Thrillst’s top food and drink cities at no. 18 with applefest being mentioned!

$5 per person per day, kids 12 and under get in free. 

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Wedtoberfest
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Wedtoberfest

Join us for Wedtoberfest! Brought to you by Indie Wed and Naturally Yours Events.

Wedtoberfest will include:
♥ A hand-picked group of the area’s best independent wedding pros around
♥ An intimate evening with music, food, beer and bubbly
♥ Free commemorative tasting glass for each guest that includes five beer samples along with one pint of their choice
♥ VIP guests will enjoy an early entry into the event (no lines), an exclusive lounge area, added beer samples and an extra pint, plus an upgraded swag bag with some kick-ass gifts from our beer sponsors and vendors.

Tickets are $15/person or $25/couple in advance online. VIP tickets are $25/person or $45/couple.  Available for purchase here.

Getting there:
Artifact Events is located in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, just 7 miles north from the Loop.

Via public transit:
The Montrose brown line is just a few minutes walk from Artifact Events.
Artifact Events is nearest to the Damen, Ashland, Clark, and Montrose bus lines.

Driving:
Lakeshore drive is just a 10 minute drive east of Atrium Events and easily accessible from Montrose. The expressway is about a 15 minute drive west via Irving Park or south via Damen/Webster Ave. There is plenty of parking available along Ravenswood right outside of Artifact Events. We do recommend you take public transportation or taxi services if you’re planning on drinking!

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Des Plaines - Friday Nights Live!
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Des Plaines - Friday Nights Live!

The City of Des Plaines has announced plans for a weekly summer event featuring live entertainment and activities in its downtown Metropolitan Square.

Beginning June 24th, Friday evenings in Des Plaines will feature a special line-up of performances at the location - entertainment that can be seen and heard from the outdoor seating areas of Tap House Grill, Pot Belly’s, Giordano’s, Forever Yogurt and Panera Bread.  The Friday events will take place from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. unless inclement weather deems otherwise.

The new 10-week summer series, called “Friday Nights Live!” is sure to attract residents who enjoy family-friendly entertainment just steps from home. With a portion of the square closed to thru traffic, the venue will accommodate tables, umbrellas, chairs, and a performance stage. A local floor covering business will provide carpet squares for kids to sit on during the events and the entertainment line-up will be different each week: potentially including live jazz, blues, dueling pianos, cooking demonstrations, comedians, improvisational comedy sketches, theatrical performances, storytelling, craft projects for kids, and pop-up art exhibits.  The City, in partnership with the Des Plaines Public Library and the Des Plaines Arts Council, is booking the entertainment.

The City understands the value of community events and believes that live performances and activities in this unique location will appeal to local residents and the customers that frequent any of our great Metropolitan Square restaurants 'Friday Nights Live!’ will be the ‘go to’ place for families and friends, helping build a stronger sense of community while promoting local businesses.”

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest
Aug
6
12:30 PM12:30

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

  • 1701 North Stockton Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let's be frank, we're pretty psyched about this gig!

Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s love affair with the ubiquitous, multi-faceted, encased meat—the hot dog. Held just steps from, and benefitting, the Chicago History Museum, it has all the ingredients of an exceptional summer event.

More details here: http://chicagohotdogfest.com/

 

 

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Indie Wed 2016
Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

Indie Wed 2016

Hosted in the beautiful Ravenswood Event Center,
we invite you to join us at the 7th Annual Winter Indie Wed!

Indie Wed will feature:

*100+ amazing vendors from the Midwest and beyond
*two full floors of vendors
*food tastings
*musical performances (set time TBA)
*wandering models featuring spectacular bridal fashions
*a special 3rd floor lounge with lots of surprises
*and much more

Plenty of free parking is available along Ravenswood Ave.
Venue is also 1/2 block north of the Irving Park brown line  station.

Tickets are now on sale.
Tickets are priced as follows:

* Early Bird (through Dec. 31st at midnight) = $12 per single / $20 per 2-pack
** Online  (through Fri. Feb. 5th at noon) = $15 per single / $25 per 2-pack
* At The Door  = $20 per person CASH ONLY

{prices above do not include a small processing fee – shown prior to checkout}

 Please note that online ticket sales end at noon on Friday, February 5th, 2016

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Indie Wed is presented by Indie Wed, LLC in cooperation
with the wonderful venue hosts, Ravenswood Event Center.

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Wedtoberfest
Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Wedtoberfest

From the creators behind Indie Wed and the planners of Naturally Yours Events, we bring you Wedtoberfest. This event is an exciting new alternative to the wedding planning process that combines a casual wedding show with all the fun of a beer festival.  We invite all couples to join us to grab a drink, plan a wedding, and "prost" with super cool wedding vendors. Gussied will provide music for the event.

Tickets & More Information: http://www.wedtoberfestchicago.com/events/

 

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Southport Art Festival
Jul
18
4:00 PM16:00

Southport Art Festival

Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor blooms to life this summer when Southport Art Festival takes over Waveland and Southport July 18-19, 2015. Featured in TimeOut Chicago as one of the “Best Festivals in Town,” the event will feature an assorted mix of fine art by day and bumpin’ music at night, setting the environment for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival.

Gussied will be on the Main Stage from 4-5:30pm.

Suggested $5 donation.

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Meet The Experts
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Meet The Experts

CS Brides, Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event & Pure Kitchen Catering present the 6th Annual Meet the Experts at Hub Studio Loft.  This event is free for engaged couples featuring cocktails and bites, lots of great vendors and a Q&A session with wedding experts.

We will be performing two 30 minute sets starting at 7:30pm.

Some participating vendors: The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal FineryKate Johnson ArtistryMaypole Studios PhotographyShutterBooth ChicagoRED WeddingsBloomingdale's, Black Dog Gelato, Elysia Root Cakes, Styled by Souk, and Toast and Jam DJs.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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6th Annual Indie Wed: Wedding Show & Market
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

6th Annual Indie Wed: Wedding Show & Market

We are so excited to be a part of the 6th Annual Indie Wed show taking place at Ravenswood Event Center.

We will be performing two twenty minute sets at 11:20am and 3:10pm.

Indie Wed features two full floors with over 100 amazing vendors, food tastings, musical peformances, bridal fashions and more.  Come visit us at booth #56!

More details on the Indie Wed website here.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

 

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The 1st Chicago NotWedding
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

The 1st Chicago NotWedding

Gussied has the honor of performing at Chicago's first NotWedding on August 14th, 2014 at the City View Loft. The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides-to-be who enjoy an emotional ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing wedding vendors in action.  Buy tickets here.

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Cake & Whiskey Club: The Cakeopoly
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Cake & Whiskey Club: The Cakeopoly

The Cakeopoly is a walkabout tasting event featuring 6 different tasting rooms with 6 different cake and whiskey tastings. As a Cake & Whiskey Tycoon, each person gets 6 tastings plus a drink ticket for a cocktail at the bar. Find your way to the Whiskey Community Chest to win a prize, make a donation to charity, just try to avoid getting thrown in jail where you might have to spend the night drinking moonshine with Big Spencer. If you find Chance walking around, ask him for his card, he has the best ones. Dress to the nines for this Marvin Garden Party and dance the night away to the sounds of Gussied playing all your pop favorites with a bluegrass flair. You might want to bring a little spending cash, who knows what property you might go home with.

Whiskey: Jim Beam, Few Spirits, Teacher's Whisky & more!
Cake: 6 flavors via Luscious Layers Bakery!

Attire: Marvin Garden Party (monocle optional)

Entertainment: Performance by Gussied, your pop favorites with a bluegrass swagger.

Tickets on-sale now: http://bit.ly/CakeWhiskeyClub

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Indie Wed - Wedding Expo - 2/1
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

Indie Wed - Wedding Expo - 2/1

Come see and meet Gussied at one of the coolest wedding expos in Chicago!  With two floors and over 100 vendors, Gussied will have a booth to answer any questions, and will be performing at this unique event. You'll get a great opportunity to see, first-hand, how you can have the best band at your wedding!

Tickets are available through Indie Wed's website at www.indiewed.com

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Bubbly Brunch @ City Winery 1/26
Jan
26
11:30 AM11:30

Bubbly Brunch @ City Winery 1/26

Join us at City Winery for Bubbly Brunch!

Gussied entertains with  music while you dine in the concert room.  Each adult admission includes a bubbly beverage.  Brunch menu is a la carte. 

Doors open at 10:30 AM and we will play 2 sets starting at 11:30 AM.  Brunch will conclude at 2:30 PM.

Tickets available here.

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