Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets

Dates: TBA
Location: On Hubbard Street between Paulina and Wood Streets
Hours: Friday 5PM-10PM; Saturday 12N -10PM; Sunday 12N-9PM
Attendance: 15,000+
Demographics: Young, educated urban professionals and hipsters
Admission: Free
Theme: Summer party!

• Live Jam Bands
• Dancing in the Streets
• Local Craft Beer by local Makers
• Wide variety of Food


The Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets festival  is a  one of a kind craft beer and live music event on Hubbard Street in West Town.

West Town and the Kinzie Industrial Corridor are home to a number of craft brewers who have formed the Chicago Brewing District including: On Tour Brewing Company, Midwest Coast Brewing, Goose Island, Finch Beer Co., Forbidden Root, Great Central Brewing, Burnt City Brewing, Around the Bend, and All Rise Brewing Co.. The event features a craft beer menu curated by the local brewers. The event showcases local artisans and makers, plus local food trucks and restaurants.

Dancing In The Streets is the name of the event and also a popular Grateful Dead song. Touring blue grass and jam bands booked by On Tour Brewing are featured all weekend. The event dates were chosen specifically to coincide with the “Days Between” which is the name of the week between August 1st, Jerry Garcia’s birthday, and August 9th, the date that Garcia passed away. That week is known as the “Days Between” in celebration and in memory of Jerry Garcia.

Dancing In The Streets has a unique appeal- attracting craft beer lovers and jam band fans looking for a laid back street festival with great live music and craft beer.

The event is also kid friendly. Local non-profits and schools provide family activities onsite such as crafts, games, t-shirt tie-dying, and face painting. Dancing In The Streets offers sponsors a great opportunity for exposure and experiential marketing to a large and diverse crowd in a relaxed, friendly and unique urban Industrial Corridor environment.

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of Dancing in the Streets  aligns your company with this hip, cutting edge event and gives your company direct exposure to 15,000 young, upscale, educated, white-collar urban professionals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The Sponsor Benefits Menu includes but is not limited to:

  • Naming rights to the event.
  • Naming rights to event components including stages.
  • Category exclusivity.
  • Logo inclusion in print ads, collateral and internet.
  • Corporate banner placement (sponsor provides).
  • Sales and sampling rights.
  • On-site activation with varying footprint sizes.
  • Customized promotions.