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Hello ‘A Chicago Thing’ this is Mike Vogus!

Can you believe that it has already been a year since we last spoke? I’m sure all is well with you; it’s been a pretty boring year since the last Localpalooza Chicago Showcase; I haven’t been watching the news or any sports coverage…have I missed anything?

I am extremely honored and humbled to be able to continue The Localpalooza Chicago Showcase! Our inaugural show last year was a great success. We raised over $4,000 for The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation for ALS Research and Awareness, and had amazing music from Jennifer Hall, The Fox & The Hounds, Simpleton & Cityfolk, Sayers, Burnside & Hooker, The New Switcheroo, Draft Week and Eugeine Grey.

This year, we are going bigger and moving our event to Lincoln Hall. For a second straight year we will be featuring some of the best bands in Chicago. We are thrilled to welcome The Ivorys, Rich Jones, Honey & The 45s, Bad Bad Meow, Namorado, The Dyes and Elle Casazza. Doors will open at 6PM on Saturday, July 22 and the music will start around 6:30PM. You can grab tickets below for only $10 and all proceeds will go to The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation. A $20 donation will not only get you in the show, but you will also receive a Localpalooza Chicago show poster and a download code for the Localpalooza 2017 Mixtape featuring music from all of our bands!

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

We are extremely happy to be able to support The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation again this year. The foundation was founded in January 2013. In November of 2010, former UIC and University of New Mexico soccer player Patrick Grange was diagnosed with ALS just two weeks after his 28th birthday. He was the youngest ALS patient ever in the state of New Mexico. Several of my good friends from grade school and high school had played with Pat during his time at UIC. Upon hearing word of Pat’s diagnosis, his teammates immediately rallied around him to raise money for his family in an effort to help retrofit their house for wheelchair accessibility and to help offset additional medical expenses. Pat ultimately lost his battle with ALS in April of 2012, less than two years after being diagnosed. ESPN covered Pat’s story on their E:60 program, and you can view the full episode by clicking HERE.

Please join us Saturday, July 22nd at Lincoln Hall to celebrate some of Chicago’s best music and help raise money and awareness for a great local charity.

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