Oct 18th 2018


Support City Bureau, the South Side civic journalism lab, as we celebrate another year of making media that reflects our beautifully diverse city.

Join us for a night of storytelling and revelry, while mingling with the many Chicagoans who are dedicated to making our city a better place. The 2nd Annual Soap Box Ball will feature three stellar performers, a delicious food and beverage program, beats by one of the city’s hottest DJs, a photojournalism gallery/silent auction, raffle and more.

With Ricardo Gamboa, Jane Beachy, L. Anton Seals Jr., and Rae Chardonnay

Good music, great stories and the best people—that’s what Soap Box Ball is about.

** Do you want to reach 400+ civically engaged Chicagoans at the Party of the Year for just $500? Contact us at info@citybureau.org to hear more about sponsorship opportunities. **


$50 Early Bird (til 9/7 or sold out!)
$70 Regular Price
$500 to buy 10 and join our “Hype Team”!

Don’t delay… tickets sold out weeks before last year’s inaugural Soap Box Ball!


City Bureau is an award-winning civic journalism lab based in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Our work has been published in local and national outlets including the New York Times, The Atlantic, Marshall Project, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, WBEZ and many more.

Described alternately as “a J-school of the streets,” “the future of local news,” and “a beautiful brain meld,” City Bureau works at the intersection of journalism and civic engagement. As we widen pathways into the journalism eld and build the city’s most diverse newsroom, we also work to ensure everyone—not just the privileged few—is equipped with the tools and resources to create change in their communities.

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