About the Great Chicago Fire Festival

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Redmoon, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, has created the Great Chicago Fire Festival; a free event to unite Chicago’s neighborhoods and celebrate Chicago’s grit, greatness and renewal following the fire of 1871. This summer, Redmoon partnered with over 30 community-based organizations across 15 neighborhoods, bringing out its unique machinery and theatrical skill in an unprecedented city-wide conversation on overcoming and celebrating. The inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival will light up the city with a spectacle of fire celebrating the city’s citizens and neighborhoods on the Chicago River.

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PRE-SPECTACLE TIMELINE

3-8:00PM: A Neighborhood Bazaar along Upper Wacker, featuring unique businesses and artists from communities across Chicago. A taste of Chicago’s neighborhoods, these vendors are selling a diverse array of goods, including jewelry, apparel, and food.

BMO HARRIS BANK MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD STAGE AT PIONEER COURT

5:30: HMELT, JAMILA WOODS, LYRIC SQUAD
5:50: SHE
6:10: JW BASILO, JASMINE BARBER, BRYANT CROSS 6:25: LAS BOMPLENERAS
6:55: ESSIE LINZEY, BEE KAPRI
7:10: THE OH MY’S

ENJOYILLINOIS.COM DANCE STAGE AT AMA PLAZA

5:30: TOP 8 BREAKING BATTLE
5:50: CHICAGO FOOTWORK EXHIBITION
6:10: ST. THERESE CHINESE SCHOOL – DRAGON DANCE
6:30: KEYANI
7:00: BREAKING SEMIFINALS
7:10: ALLSTYLES TOP 8 CYPHER
7:30: FINALS BREAKING, FINALS ALLSTYLES
7:45: HAPPINESS CLUB PERFORMANCE
7:55: WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT AND TROPHY AWARDS

Afterburn

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After the smoke from the Great Chicago Fire Festival dissipates, the embers will still glow at Afterburn – where we will continue the celebration of Chicago’s rebirth with grandeur. The event will present the hottest musical talent, spectacular entertainment from Redmoon performers, incredible Chicago gourmet street food, and signature cocktails. Afterburn will ensure an unforgettable experience centered on the great people and city of Chicago as part of this unique festival that will certainly become an annual tradition for many years to come.

When: October 4th, 2014. 10pm-2am

Where: Redmoon Theater. 2120 S Jefferson Ave. Chicago, IL 60616

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About Redmoon

Engineering Wonder

So, where did the vision for this celebration of community come from? For the past 24 years, Redmoon has been on a mission to transform the Chicago experience with free, magnificent events that promote civic well being by way of creativity. Under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director, Jim Lasko, The Great Chicago Fire Festival will be our biggest spectacle yet. In its inaugural year, a partnership with the City of Chicago will help usher in this first-of-its-kind festival as an annual tradition for many years to come.

SummerCelebrations

Celebrating Storiesof Grit & Resilience

Leading up to the festival, we’re traveling throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods for Summer Celebrations: an unprecedented city-wide conversation around grit, resilience, and renewal in Chicago neighborhoods. Along the way we are mapping these awe-inspiring stories via The Mobile Photo Factory and a video series. The stories will come together on 10.4.14 and be put on display at The Great Chicago Fire Festival as a larger-than-life spectacle like no other.

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Come on down to Daley Plaza today at noon and dance to music from our Mobile DJ and share your story of overcoming! ... See MoreSee Less

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Executive Artistic Director Jim Lasko, witnessing his houses coming home. Watch those houses burn 10.4.14 ... See MoreSee Less

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