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Event: Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements

YAY! School of Seven Bells, Dan Deacon and Fool's Gold are part of the musical entertainment line-up!!!

The inaugural Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements is to be held at Chicago’s Eckhart Park from September 16-18, 2011. It’s a playground for adults and children, alike!

The ability to let oneself go and be enthralled by a Brilliant moment of entertainment and spectacle is at the heart of human experience. At every corner of the globe people come together to enjoy both the most Popular and also obscure ways of human Amusements. Some might say that Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements hopes to reinvent the traditions of Vaudeville for a 21st century audience – a live mash up of art forms and entertainment under one umbrella. Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement’s ultimate goal is to create a distinct environment that allows a wide audience to be entertained with the most creative ideas and performers regardless of genre. As a production, the event has no stylistic boundaries, it can incorporate circus artists, music, comedians, short film, carnival rides, games and hopefully more. Additionally it is not wedded to a festival, time or place. It may pop up in your neighborhood park, at a nearby theater for one night, or just parading down your block.

Access to the event grounds will be free and open to the public, where patrons can enjoy carnival games, rides, an outdoor music stage and sideshows. The renowned Renegade Craft Fair and a hand selected farmers’ market will also be part of the affair. For select ticketed shows, two large big top circus tents will feature performances from a variety of musical acts, circus performers and audiovisual experimentation.

Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements is the brainchild of musician/presenter Mike Reed who has been an integral part of the programming for the Umbrella Music Collective, The Chicago Jazz Festival and New Music Mondays: Downtown Sound at Millennium Park. His company, At Pluto LTD, also produces the Pitchfork Music Festival. For more information, visit www.bcopa.com

Schedule for ticketed events:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

 Criss/Cross Tent ($20 ticket for night, doors at 5 PM)

Bill Callahan

Sidi Touré

Bomba Esteréo

CAVE

 Magic City Tent ($15 for each separate performer, tent is cleared after each set)

El Circo Cheapo – 8:30 PM

The Richochet Project – 7:00 PM

George Orange – 5:30 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

 Criss/Cross Tent ($20 ticket for night, doors at 5 PM)

School of Seven Bells

A Hawk and a Hacksaw

Charles Bradley

Dark Dark Dark

 Magic City Tent ($15 for each separate performer, tent is cleared after each set)

El Circo Cheapo – 8:30 PM

The Richochet Project – 7:00 PM

George Orange – 5:30 PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

 Criss/Cross Tent ($20 ticket for night, doors at 5 PM)

Shellac

A Lull

Dan Deacon

Fool’s Gold

 Magic City Tent ($15 for each separate performer, tent is cleared after each set)

El Circo Cheapo – 8:30 PM

The Richochet Project – 7:00 PM

George Orange – 5:30 PM

 

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