So it does seem that circus and vaudeville are becoming ever so popular and we are certainly not ones to complain about that. So it is that Miked Reed of Chicago based Pitchfork Media has decided to take a whack at the form, and he’s bringing the media company’s own indie-rock flavor to the whole shindig with Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements. It all happens in Eckhart Park, Chicago this weekend.
Described as “Vaudeville for the 21st Century” (said statement being, perhaps, my only real eyebrow raiser of the whole thing), the line up does prove to be both engrossing and eclectic with The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and El Circo Cheapo wowing audiences with a wide variety of show. Bands such as antique sounding A Hawk and a Hacksaw and indie rocking Shellac (of North America) take the stages. It’s an interesting event indeed, also including a Renegade Craft Fair, free rides and a Farmers Market.
So how will it do? I’m hoping quite well indeed. It’s good to see that circus and vaudeville are slowly moving out of the sidelines and into the limelight again. Definitely do check it out if you can!
Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement is to happen at Eckhart Park this Friday Sept 16th – Sunday Sept 18th. Tickets vary depending on what you want to see, so check out the website HERE for precise line ups, tickets and times. Craft Fair and Farmers Market are free.
Don’t forget our concluding Watch Chains and Lace is this Sunday in Oak Park!