Second Annual East of Ridgeland Blocks Party!
Saturday, August 28, 2021
2:00 PM 10:00 PM
244 Lake Street!
Join us for a day of music, art, games, food, performances and good company! This event is a neighborhood undertaking welcoming all of the families, businesses and organizations along the East-West corridor, east of Ridgeland Avenue and west of Central to celebrate and build community connections along the corridors!
2pm to 3pm
Prairie Garden Walk featuring Eco Resident Tony Foley
3pm to 5pm
Open House featuring the work of Regin Igloria and Madeleine Aguilar
Explore Regin’s DIY Skateshop in the X-Gallery and his mobile units in the making. And come see the unveiling of Scenario!, a collaborative mural by Amelia Huske & Madeleine Aguilar. Limited edition coloring books by the artists will be for sale.
5pm to 6pm
Cocktail Hour at Dogs @ Work
Olivia Comai and Rachel Dohner present: Cocktail Hour at Dogs @ Work, a pop-up puppet performance and bar experience. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and that somewhere is here at 5pm! The Tender and bar back will be serving drinks for all ages and species, from puppachinos to hot dog water. If the Tender decides to mosey about and perform a musical number a-la muppet show, please do not touch the animals. Bar will be open until 10pm, donations welcome!
6pm – 7pm
Jodi and Dave Walker:
Singer/songwriters, guitar and mandolin with folk and jazz roots.
7pm – 8pm
Sinner’s Friend is an Old Time band with a percussive twist. From Chicago, its members are Claire Halpin (fiddle, vocals) Aron Packer (banjo, vocals) Michael Dinges (guitar) Quinn Kearney (tablas) and Paul Zimmermann (vocals, percussion).
The Paul Ashford Band:
Soul music to dance all night to featuring Dell Thomas on percussion, Keith Lockhart on bass, Pharis Mondesir on guitar and Paul Ashford on drums.