The laid back, family-friendly Hideout Block Party & Onion A.V. Fest is gearing up for this coming weekend's festivities. Along with the choice musical acts, the festival is offering plenty of local food options to satiate your hunger. Single and two-day tickets are still available for purchase here.
From grilled cheese to tamales, tacos and bao, burgers and porchetta, you won't have to go far to fill up while you wait for Death Cab For Cutie (which will be founding member Chris Walla's last US performance with the band) or funky METERS to hit the stage.
The full list of vendors includes Cheesie's Pub & Grub (grilled cheese) Tamale Spaceship (tamales, guacamole), Taquero Fusion (tacos), Wow Bao (bao, potstickers), County BBQ (brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, MK rib sandwich), Goose Island (soft pretzel, falafel and pita, cheeseburger, chicken sandwich) and Publican Quality Meats (two different seasonal sausages, porchetta sandwich).
There will also be plenty of beer and other drinks to purchase outside, but you gotta go inside the Hideout if you want a cocktail.
If you're looking for an extra special dining experience that allows a potential up close and personal experience with a featured musician, Ada Street has you covered. The restaurant is hosting some of the bands on both Friday and Saturday evening. Call 773-697-7069 to make a reservation.
In addition to the food and music there will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. And if you're looking for a unique way to get to the festival, you can take a Chicago Water Taxi from Madison Street (at the Ogilvie and Union train stations) to North Avenue for only $4 bucks one-way.
The full musical lineup for the Hideout Block Party & Onion A.V. Fest is:
Friday, September 5: Death Cab For Cutie, Hamilton Leithauser, The Handsome Family, and Bad Luck Jonathan (feat. Jon Langford).
Saturday, September 6: The War On Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan, funky METERS, Mac DeMarco, Sylvan Esso, Valerie June, Empires, Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra.
· All The Hideout Coverage [-ECHI-]
· Hideout Block Party and Onion A.V. Fest [Official Site]