“Successful ribbon-cutting,” Greek Town Chicago

On June 30th, we officially cut the ribbon in celebration of the opening of our new outdoor art exhibit, My Painted Lyre: Seeing Music in Chicago’s Greektown. This exhibit features twenty-six three-dimensional sculptures lining Halsted Street and inspired by music and the lyre, one of the principle instruments of ancient music.

The wonderful event, held at the National Hellenic Museum space, included a program of remarks by honored guests including: Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett Jr., Consul General of Greece in Chicago Emmanuel Koubarakis, Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Mariyana Spyropoulos, Commissioner of Greektown SSA#16 and Greektown Arts Committee Eve Moran, Chairman of Greektown SSA#16 Frank Caputo and President of Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation Irene Koumi.

The event included a harpist who played music at the reception in advance of the ribbon-cutting to accompany the music-themed exhibit, as well as a celebratory toast courtesy of “Lyre Non-Alcoholic Spirits.” We are so grateful for all who joined us to kick off this special celebration of art and music in our community!

My Painted Lyre includes 26 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining Halsted Street from Monroe to Van Buren Streets now through spring 2023. A map showing the locations of the artworks in Greektown is available HERE. Visit greektownchicago.org for more information. My Painted Lyre is sponsored by Greektown SSA #16, the neighborhood’s business improvement district, in partnership with the Chicago Greektown Educational Foundation.

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Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest

For the second year in a row, White Mystery booked and produced two stages and 30 bands for the 3-day Chicago street festival, Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest. In addition to curating and directing the acts, including diverse musical genres and dance troupes in conjunction with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events “Year of Chicago Dance,” we also served as the creative force behind all of the digital and print media assets. Miss Alex White & Francis White also managed the social media for the event and grew the brand audience.

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Event Details

Event: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest 2022

Dates: Friday August 19, 20, 21

Location: 1400 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago IL

Admittance: Free & All Ages

Artists

Friday, August 19, 2022 East Stage – 1330 W. Morse Ave
6:00 PM Radio Free Honduras
7:00 PM Tierra Roja
8:15 PM Psalm One

Friday, August 19, 2022 Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce West Stage – 1430 W. Morse Ave
6:00 PM Adam Gottlieb & OneLove
7:15 PM ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat
8:30 PM LowDown Brass Band

Saturday, August 20, 2022 East Stage – 1330 W. Morse Ave
12:00 PM Gustavo Cortiñas & Desafío Candente
1:30 PM Menjunje
3:00 PM Glenwood Dance Studio
4:30 PM Son Monarcas
6:00 PM Hiplet Ballet
7:00 PM Rhapsody Theater
7:30 PM Attack the Sound

Saturday, August 20, 2022 Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce West Stage – 1430 W. Morse Ave
12:00 PM Rogers Park Community Singers 
1:15 PM School of Rock Andersonville
2:30 PM Clickbait
3:45 PM IfIHadAHiFi 
5:00 PM Yoko and the Ohnos
5:45 PM Rhapsody Theater
6:30 PM White Mystery
8:00 PM Screaming Females (Philadelphia, PA)

Sunday, August 21, 2022 East Stage – 1330 W. Morse Ave
12:00 PM Thaddeus Tukes 
1:30 PM The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago
3:00 PM Mariachi Sirenas
4:30 PM Muntu Dance Theatre
6:00 PM Funkadesi

Sunday, August 21, 2022 Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce West Stage – 1430 W. Morse Ave
12:00 PM Sad Songs
1:15 PM Neptune’s Core
2:30 PM The James Dean Joint
4:00 PM The Polkaholics
5:30 PM The Avondale Ramblers

Social Media

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“Drive-By Truckers, Local H, DJ Miss Alex White of White Mystery,” Oh My Rockness

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“DJ for the evening: Miss Alex White (White Mystery),” ABC 7 News

CHICAGO (WLS) — The city has announced the 2022 Taste of Chicago lineup.

The event, presented by John Deere will take place on June 11, June 18 and June 25 in the neighborhoods. A Bite-sized Taste of Chicago will happen in Grant Park July 8-10.

Taste of Chicago Grant Park

Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10
12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain (Jackson & Columbus)
Free Admission

Food vendors include Whadda Jerk, The Original Rainbow Cone, Don Paleta, Mr. Quiles Mexican Food, Decadent Flavor, Ms Tittle’s Cupcakes, Haire’s Gulf Shrimp, Buona Beef, Cynthia’s Gumbo Express Inc, AUNTIE VEE’S KITCHEN, La Cocinita Food Truck, Taco Sublime, Josephine’s Cooking, Robinson’s No.1 Ribs, Churro Factory, Yum Dum, Mr E Chef Catering LLC, The Sole Ingredient Catering LLC, Doom Street Eats, Chicago’s Doghouse, Prime tacos, Healthy Substance, Seoul Taco Chicago LLC, Eli’s Cheesecake Company, Barangaroos Aussie Pies, BJ’s Market & Bakery, SJL Inc DBA Arun’s Thai Restaurant, Classic Cobbler Baked Goods Company, Tandoor Char House, Porkchop, Esperanza Kitchen Delights, Connie’s Pizza, and Restaurante Franco Inc.

Taste Main Stage – Schedule of Performances

Friday, July 8
Host and DJ for the evening: DJ Mike P
5 p.m. Shayln B and John The Author, presented by Chicago Made
6 p.m. AMI
7:15 p.m.Nelly

Saturday, July 9
DJ for the evening: Sandra Treviño
5 p.m. Vivian Garcia and Pinqy Ring, presented by Chicago Made
6 p.m. Girl K
7:15pm Aterciopelados

Sunday, July 10
DJ for the evening: Miss Alex White (White Mystery)
5 p.m. Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made
6 p.m. Local H
7:15 p.m. Drive-By Truckers

Goose Island Stage schedule

Friday, July 8
10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. DJ Janesita Bandwith Chicago
12:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. DJ Ayana Contreras
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Happy Hour Karaoke with The People’s Stage
5 p.m.-6 p.m. Stroll Exhibition, hosted by Lizzie G with DJ Breathlezz
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Trqpiteca

Saturday, July 9
10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. DJ Johnny Jones Lingo Chicago Lane Tech Varsity Band
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Eli’s Cheesecake Birthday Celebration
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. DJ Lady D
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Happy Hour Karaoke with The People’s Stage
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sadie Woods
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. DJ Mike P

Sunday, July 10
10:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. DJ Chuck Wren Lakeside Pride Marching Band
12:15 p.m.-2 p.m. DJ Machede
2-3:30 p.m. DJ Selah Say

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“Taste of Chicago food and music lineups,” TimeOut

Sunday, July 10 – DJ Miss Alex White (White Mystery)
5pm: Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made
6pm: Local H
7:15pm: Drive-By Truckers

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“Taste of Chicago is a celebration,” City of Chicago

Sunday, July 10

Main Stage

DJ for the evening: Miss Alex White (White Mystery)

  • 5pm – Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made
  • 6pm – Local H
  • 7:15pm – Drive-By Truckers
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“Taste Of Chicago Is Back,” Block Club

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Birthday Duet at Empty Bottle

Carolina Sanchez, IG: @carofotoz

White Mystery played with Neptune’s Core and MIIRORS along with an all-star cast of cool Chicagoans at the Empty Bottle on March 15, 2022 for the Quiet Pterodactyl Situation Chicago two-day festival. In addition to being a good ol’fashion rock’n’roll celebration, it was super cool hosting Neptune’s Core on stage to to join us for a duet of the White Mystery classic jam, “Birthday.” We remember meeting the Neptune’s Core band members when they were toddlers more than a decade ago, and now they’ve grown up to start a rad sibling band of their own. That is the kind of synchronicity that keeps our band going all of these years.

Carolina Sanchez, IG: @carofotoz
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“White Mystery performs at the Waldos Forever Fest,” Chicago Sun-Times

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“Alex White,” DePaul Dept of Management & Entrepreneurship

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