The Hideout Won't Host Block Party/A.V. Fest This Year

Chicago Tribune

Owners Katie and Tim Tuten are “taking the summer off to read books and prep for the 20th anniversary of the block party, which will be next year,” according to the Tribune.

The West Town music venue’s Block Party has become a summer staple in Chicago, previously hosting Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Neko Case, Andrew Bird and other large, national acts outside of the small venue.

While the news may be a disappointment to Chicago music fans, expectations are reasonably high for the following year’s anniversary lineup.

Watch Andrew Bird perform "So Much Wine" at the Block Party in 2011 below.

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