Kruder & Dorfmeister 25TH Anniversary Show


Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, Kruder and Dorfmeister are returning to America for their first tour back in 8 years.

25 years after their first release , G-Stoned. The classic first EP which became a legendary vinyl mile stone, will be celebrated by Kruder & Dorfmeister on it’s anniversary with a very special 4 hour dj set . Back to back, just as it happened in the early days.

Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, the Producer Godfather's from Vienna / Austria , are universally known for their stunning productions and ground breaking  remixes. The genre defining “DJ Kicks” album and their masterpiece "The  K&D Sessions" sold each far over one million copies worldwide and became a cult collection . Their left field mixes and luscious grooves and are now rightly considered as genre classics. 

Still today, their tonal language, musical approach and style represents their unique mastery - with a new generation of beat makers referencing the
timeless, open minded and forever looking forward approach , that digs a deep whole your soul.


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The flock is migrating! Dirtybird is coming to Chicago on September 8th to bring you a whole new kind of Dirtybird party, Dirtybird Presents: The Birdhouse Festival – brought to you by Claude VonStroke himself!

We're pairing the classic Dirtybird vibes with an old school street fair. The festival will be filled with games and your favorite carnival foods. Who doesn’t love corndogs and cotton candy?

Taking place outdoors in the late summer sunshine of Chicago, soundtracked by all your favorite DJs. Incredible Back to Back Dj sets (some honoring Chicago’s amazing artists) will go hand in hand with ice cream and signed Dirtybird prizes. This is going to be an event of epic proportions that you're not gonna want to miss.

Get your ticket, buckle up and join us for the debut of Claude VonStroke and Dirtybird's newest ride!

RSVP to the Facebook Page for up to date information. 

Tickets On Sale July 19th @ 10am CDT! Click here for ticket link.

The Big Weekend 2018 Lineup Announced for October 4th-6th

The inaugural The Big Weekend multi-band event will span five venues in Chicago between October 4 – 6. Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Emancipator Ensemble, Amy Helm, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Papadosio, The Revolution, The Russ Liquid Test, Spafford and Sunsquabi will each perform as part of The Big Weekend 2018.

Lettuce kicks off the action at the Concord Music Hall on Thursday, October 4. Early shows scheduled for Friday, October 5 are Emancipator Ensemble with Papadosio at The Riviera Theatre, The Revolution at Park West and Spafford at the House Of Blues. In addition, The Motet will be joined by “special guests” for a late night concert at Concord Music Hall on Friday night.

Chicago’s own Umphrey’s McGee returns to the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday, October 6; while Leftover Salmon and Amy Helm perform at Park West. Options for late night on Saturday are Spafford at the House Of Blues and SunSquabi with The Russ Liquid Test at the Concord Music Hall. An announcement of the event mentions “afternoon surprises with artists are also in the works.”

Tickets for all shows as well as VIP options and travel packages go on sale this Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. CT. Big Weekend VIP Experiences and travel packages will be available via CID Entertainment. Organizers of the event will donate $1 from each ticket sold to HeadCount. Head to for additional details.

The Big Weekend 2018 Concerts

Thursday, October 4

  • Lettuce @ Concord Music Hall

Friday, October 5

  • Emancipator Ensemble & Papadosio @ The Riviera Theatre (Early)
  • The Revolution @ Park West (Early)
  • Spafford @ House Of Blues (Early)
  • The Motet & Special Guests @ Concord Music Hall (Late)

Saturday, October 6

  • Umphrey’s McGee @ Aragon Ballroom (Early)
  • Leftover Salmon & Amy Helm @ Park West (Early)
  • Spafford @ House Of Blues (Late)
  • SunSquabi & The Russ Liquid Test @ Concord Music Hall (Late)

Suwannee Hulaween 2018 Lineup Announced

Suwannee Hulaween, one of North America’s premiere multi-faceted boutique festival experiences, has revealed the complete musical lineup for its 2018 event. This all-encompassing collection of some of live and electronic music’s most revered talent will offer fans an essential soundtrack for another fully immersive creative journey at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak Florida October 26-28.

Hulaween prides itself on assembling a who’s who billing of scene leading talent with a focus on defying genre boundaries and attracting all tastes. The 2018 festival will feature headlining sets from the likes of longtime host band of the festival The String Cheese Incident, plus a top billing of Grammy award winners and nominees featuring live-electronic front-runners ODESZA, a South-East exclusive and one of just five 2018 North American performances by modern funk icons Jamiroquai, and very special showing by singer-songwriter Janelle Monae on the wake of her blowout Dirty Computer record. The star-studded billing continues with the reigning king of west coast bass Tipper, five-piece American funk band Vulfpeck, multiple sets by leaders of the post-rock dance movement STS9, the alternative radio chart-topping wonder of The Revivalists, dark-electro wunderkind Rezz, plus many more.

The Hulaween experience is spawned through the unique blend of peak musical experiences with a never-ending assemblage of immersive environments and activities to explore. Hula fans may find themselves getting lost in the awe-inspiring artistic portal of Spirit Lake, starting their day with a rejuvenating yoga class, or seeking inspiration at a speaker session or workshop. Surprises hide beyond every turn at Hulaween with utmost care going into the curation of art-installations and live performers plus, of course, the unbound creativity and embracing ethos of its loyal attendees.

It is through this unique sense of community, creativity, and connection that Suwannee Hulaween has grown from a friends and family campout to one of the alternative festival scene’s most joyous reunions.

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Live in Lincoln Park 2018 in Chicago on July 7-8: Michael Franti, Mike Gordon headline!

Silver Wrapper presents Michael Franti & Spearhead and Mike Gordon with support from Collie BudzThe Original WailersCory WongRipeHirieMungionPimps of JoytimeThe Teskey BrothersIya Terra and Earl St. Clair on July 7-8 at Grove 2.

Live In Lincoln Park has evolved from a street fest into a new, outdoor event relocated inside Chicago's beautiful Lincoln Park, in a gorgeous tree lined area called Grove 2 near Stockton & LaSalle (off Clark St) and takes place on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Just steps away from the North Ave beach, with skyline views and a fresh feel, Silver Wrapper & Star Events are proud to welcome a weekend of Jam, Roots Rock, Reggae and Funk music. This year's headliners include roots rock and reggae band Michael Franti & Spearhead on Saturday, July 7th and bass guitarist and vocalist of Phish, Mike Gordon on Sunday, July 8th. Support comes from The Original Wailers, Collie Buddz, Ripe, Cory Wong, and several others. Live in Lincoln Park 2018 will be a great addition to your list of summer events with unforgettable performances and a variety of vendors that cannot be missed!

Doors at 12:00 PM. Show at 1:30 PM. Ages All Ages.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Taste of Randolph 2018: Allen Stone, The Devil Makes Three, Chicano Batman, Mayer Hawthorne, Trevor Hall, Lukas Nelson and many more hit Chicago June 15-17

Silver Wrapper, Star Events and WLCO present Taste of Randolph 2018 on Friday, June 15th - June 17th, 2018.

Taste of Randolph merges the biggest and brightest names in Chicago dining, featuring restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors with curated a list of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming bands and musicians. Artists on this year's lineup include Allen StoneDevil Makes ThreeChicano Batman, Mayer Hawthorne, Trevor HallLukas Nelson and Promise the RealMondo Cozmo, Wax Tailor (solo set + guests), Everything, Everything, Overcoats, Moon Hooch, Family & Friends, Monakr, Susto, Slenderbodies, The Spencer Lee Band, Rich Jones, The Lil Smokies, Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino, Bay Ledges, Natalie Cressman Band, Vinyl Station, Mothica, Frequilibrium, Leadfoot and many more!

Entrance to the festival is a suggested $10 donation. Taste of Randolph benefits the West Loop Community Organization, which has been advocating for the West Loop neighborhood since 1991, supporting local businesses and economic development.

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 VIP Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Series Returns in 2018

Silver Wrapper, React Presents, and October are thrilled to announce the return of the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues (CBB) series, welcoming some of the finest talents in Bluegrass and Blues, and the genres they inspire, including Curtis Harding, Colter Wall, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Matador! Soul Sounds, Mary Lane & The No Static Blues Band with Michael Alkaraki, and more.

The 5-day event series runs March 21st through March 25th at some of Chicago’s most popular music venues including Lincoln Hall, Chop Shop, Fitzgerald’s, and Martyrs’. Tickets are on sale Friday, December 22nd at 11am CST at


Starting Wednesday, March 21st, Mary Lane & The No Static Blues Brand join with Michael Alkaraki at Fitzgerald’s to kick off the series. A longtime favorite of Chicago’s West Side blues scene, singer Mary Lane honed her skills in local juke joints alongside the company of Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Nighthawk, Little Junior Parker, and James Cotton, before relocating to Chicago in 1957. She took a four decade hiatus from recording before resurfacing in the early 1990s, leading to her full-length album Appointment With The Blues in 1997. Supporting are fellow local Blues and Bluegrass staples The Shams Band, Majors Function, and The Frizz. Tickets are available HERE.

On Thursday, March 22nd, the series moves to Martyr’s with Matador! Soul Sounds, supported by Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino Duo. Combining diverse inspirations and a shared passion for jazz, funk, and soul, Matador! Soul Sounds is a newer outfit that brings an ensemble energy to their performances. They debuted this year at The Brooklyn Bowl for Live for Live Music’s Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 and their debut EP “Get Ready” is coming in 2018. Tickets are available HERE.

Curtis Harding takes Lincoln Hall on Friday, March 23rd. The child of a mother who sang gospel and a retired veteran, Curtis Harding has lived his entire life knowing music as the great communicator. He taps into the best parts of soul music, singing with earnesty that transcends the years and reflects upon modern realities. A penchant for what i-D calls “otherworldly, synth-driven soul” casts Harding as one of the most essential soul musicians of our time, and his new album Face Your Fear garnered mass acclaim, including a spot on NPR’s Top 10 Albums of 2017. Tickets are available HERE.

Saturday March, 24th takes the series to Chop Shop with Wisconsin bluegrass outfit Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, supported by Head For The Hills. Bound by a love for bluegrass and old-time Americana and folk music, Head For The Hills founded in 2010 and quickly turned heads around the country, placing 3rd in Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition in 2012, before going on to share stages with the likes of Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, Yonder Mountain String Band, and countless others. They’ve recorded three full-length albums, most recently 2015’s Middle Western, with a fourth soon on the way. Tickets are available HERE.

The series concludes on Sunday March 25th at Lincoln Hall with Canadian singer-songwriter phenom Colter Wall. At the age of just 22, Colter has wasted no time in establishing himself as one of the hottest names at the intersection of blues, folk, and Americana. His track “Sleeping On The Blacktop” found streaming success after being featured in the films Hell or High Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. His self-titled debut album released on May 12, 2017 to wide praise, charting on US Country, Folk, Heat, and Indie charts. Tickets are available HERE.

Aiming to showcase the musical styles that have evolved from bluegrass and blues culture, Chicago Bluegrass and Blues (CBB) was born in 2008 of a collaboration between Mike Raspatello, Silver Wrapper and React Presents. Since then, CBB has hosted acts like The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck, Grace Potter, Del McCoury, Edward Sharpe, David Grisman, Drive-By Truckers, Dr. Dog, Dawes, Honeyboy Edwards, Joe Pug, and The Skatalites, making stops at numerous venues across Chicago including Auditorium Theater, House of Blues, Aragon Ballroom, Concord Music Hall, City Winery, and many more.

For more information on Chicago Bluegrass and Blues, visit


Gramatik brings "Re:Coil Tour" to Chicago on February 2, 2018 at Aragon Ballroom

Silver Wrapper presents Gramatik with special gust Haywyre on Friday, February 2nd at Aragon Ballroom.

Gramatik continues to prove himself as a relentless musical force, consistently putting out new releases and making people lose their marbles at his sold-out shows all over the world. Following his successful album Epigram, the Re:Coil Part II” EP is set to drop in early 2018. Don’t miss the Gramatik "Re:Coil Tour" coming to Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom.

Doors at 08:00 PM. Show at 09:00 PM. Ages 18+.

Promoter Pre-Sale starts Friday, December 1st at 10 am cst at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now. Pre-Sale Password: RECOIL

Tickets are On Sale Monday, December 4th at 10am cst at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Too Many Zooz hit Chicago on February 3, 2018

Silver Wrapper presents Too Many Zooz on Saturday, February 3rd at Bottom Lounge.

Too Many Zooz bring a funky dance party wherever they go. Originally this power brass trio started in the subways of NYC, playing to anyone who would listen. Since then there undeniable energy has launched them into the forefront of the funk craze. Come get down at the Bottom Lounge.

Doors at 09:00 PM. Show at 10:00 PM. Ages 18+.

 Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Lettuce, Galactic to team up for Chicago blowout at The Riv on February 23, 2018

Silver Wrapper & Jam presents Lettuce and Galactic on Friday, February 23rd at The Riviera Theatre.

Lettuce is a power funk machine. Bringing their tight rhythms and funky beats to Chicago for a special performance. This group will make you groove and dance and leave you wanting more.

Galactic has been a major player in the New Orleans funk scene for nearly two decades. Bringing an authentic sound to listeners ears, this band has proven over their storied career they are not to be missed.

Doors at 08:00 PM. Show at 09:00 PM. Ages 18+.

 Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Bassnectar Chicago Spring Gathering 2018 to take place March 30-31

Silver Wrapper, React and Madison House Presents announce the Bassnectar Chicago Spring Gathering 2018 taking place March 30-31 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Bassnectar will be joined by Rezz, TroyBoi, TOKiMONSTA, Ivy Lab, Danny Corn and Andreilien over the course of the two night event.

Doors at 6:00 PM. Ages 18+.

Presale GA and VIP tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM CST at Silver Wrapper Ticketing!

Public on sale starts Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM CST at Silver Wrapper Ticketing!!

Joe Russo's Almost Dead plays The Riviera Theatre on February 17, 2018

Silver Wrapper presents Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on February, 17th at The Riviera Theatre.

Since forming for a one off performance in Brooklyn, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has seen a meteoric rise in the jam scene. With their charged up and completely unique take on the iconic Grateful Dead catalog, this powerhouse of a band shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Join us for a special night of music.

Doors at 08:00 PM. Show at 09:00. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

The Green returns to Chicago on January 19, 2018 at Concord Music Hall

Silver Wrapper presents The Green with special guests Sammy J and Leilani Wolfgramm on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at Concord Music Hall.

Music has been a blessing since the beginning for the humble members of The Green. It is only by looking into the past that one can fully grasp the immense accomplishments and unparalleled journey for a small group of musicians from the island of Oʻahu. Countless miles of touring and three studio albums have led them to become recognized as ambassadors of Aloha, helping represent Hawaiian people and culture to the world through their craft.

Doors at 06:30 PM. Show at 7:30 PM. All Ages.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!


Future Rock returns to Chicago on October 7, 2017 at Lincoln Hall

Silver Wrapper presents Future Rock with special guests TBA on Saturday, October 7th at Lincoln Hall.

Future Rock has dedicated itself to being that rock n' roll arena band that rattles the walls of dance clubs. With its latest, Long Ago, the Chicago trio has crafted a batch of songs that will stick in your head well after they've moved your feet. "We've always pushed the boundaries between rock and dance music," says the Chicago trio's keyboardist Mickey Kellerman. "With this album, there is a juxtaposition between tenses, our band name, Future Rock, and our album name, Long Ago. It symbolizes we're still thinking progressively with synths and electronic elements, but we're also looking back and delving into the art of songwriting." Over a decade and through five albums, keyboardist Mickey Kellerman, bassist Felix Moreno, and drummer Darren Heitz have worked tirelessly to fuse innovations in electronic dance music with the power and majesty of rock. Throughout this musical journey, this trio of instrumental virtuosos has learned to set aside their egos in service of taut grooves, transcendent electronic textures, and serve-the-song simplicity. Future Rock is as skilled with loops, samples, and music technology as it is adept at playing classic funk and chops-oriented rock. Live, the band has merged stadium rock n' roll excitement with the most cutting edge nightclub theatrics to curate an experience that stimulates all the senses, including the prurient ones.

Doors at 9:00 PM. Show at 10:00 PM. Ages 18+.

 Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!

Yasiin Bey to play Concord Music Hall in Chicago on 9/21/2017

Silver Wrapper presents yasiin bey on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Concord Music Hall.

One of the most versatile artists of his time, yasiin bey has become an international sensation in music, theater, film, television, and design. At times referred to as a cultural visionary who has shared his awareness in all forms of media.

yasiin began his professional music career as Mos Def in 1994. Since that time, he has worked both as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. Most famously, he and Talib Kweli joined to form the group Black Star –he has also worked with Kanye West, Stephen Marley, The Gorillaz, Robert Glaspar, The Roots, and The Black Keys, among others. His work has spanned genres of Rap, Blues, Hip-Hop, and Rock. He has released four studio albums and three compilation albums, as well as one album as part of Black Star. He has received six Grammy nominations, including Best Rap Album in 2010 for The Ecstatic, which debuted at number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

As a film actor, his most recent performances were in the films Begin Again co-starring Keira Knightly, Mark Ruffalo & Haille Steinfeld and Life of Crime co-starring John Hawkes, Jennifer Anniston, Ilsa Fisher & Tim Robbins). He has appeared in the films Monster’s Ball with Halle Berry, The Italian Job with Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, 16 Blocks with Bruce Willis, Be Kind Rewind with Jack Black and directed by Ben Stiller, and Cadillac Records with Adrien Brody, for which he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for both an Image Award and a Black Reel Award for his performance as Chuck Berry.

In theatre, yasiin has appeared on the Lincoln Center Theater stage in A Free Man of Color, as well as at The Public Theater in F*cking A, delivering an “utterly captivating” performance, for which he received an Obie Award. In 2002, he appeared as Booth in Topdog/Underdog on Broadway, a performance which garnered him a Tony nomination.

On television, he has made several appearances on Chappelle’s Show and delivered an “Emmyworthy” performance in a guest-starring role on House. He received both a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for his performance as Vivien Thomas in Something the Lord Made, starring opposite Alan Rickman. He was the host and executive producer of HBO’s Def Poetry, in which he also presented original work. He was most recently seen in the sixth season of Showtime’s hit show, Dexter.

Beyond performance, yasiin has designed two pairs of limited edition Converse shoes and has created a clothing line with UNDRCRWN called “Mos Cut & Sew Collection.” He is presently the Creative Director for the New York and Cape Town based lifestyle brand, Unknown Union. As Creative Director, Bey oversees new design concepts and collaborations for Unknown Union, including a project with his design collective A Country Called Earth (ACCE).

Doors at 8:00pm. Show at 9:00pm. Ages 18+.

Tickets are available at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!