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August 29 Sundays on State Lineup Details

View the full lineup and event details for Sundays on State on August 29 below. 


  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. – The Freakeasy
  • 11 a.m. – Kraig Kenning


  • 1-5 p.m. – Poems While You Wait


  • 11 a.m. – MaZi Dance Fitness
  • Noon – Lawrence Peters and Band
  • 1 p.m. – The Acting Workshop Chicago Film Trivia Game
  • 1:30 p.m. – BandWith Chicago
  • 2:30 p.m. – Lake Shore Dames
  • 4 p.m. – Cheap Talking Wine
  • 5 p.m. – Classical Blast
  • 6 p.m. – Zemrah & Co.
  • 7 p.m. – Girls of the Golden West

Arts and culture

  • 1Evalution – business and life coaching, with a space for discussions on how to move forward and make choices to live your best life
  • Aaron Pierre Brown – a stylish, open-air artist salon setting for live art demonstrations
  • The Acting Workshop Chicago – interactive game show called Name That Flick! featuring audience participation, improve, fun and shenanigans
  • Aspire Booking – "Better Together: A Concert for Hope and Healing" live on State Street in a living room setting, with music that will span the genres of gospel, rap, jazz, classical and folk
  • BandWith Chicago – a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide lasting access to instrumental music instruction and ensemble play to children in underserved Chicago communities
  • Be The Match – a bone marrow drive that can help save a life
  • Cheap Talking Wine – a three-piece cover band playing mostly ’60s and ’70s acoustic rock and alt-country
  • Chicago Film Society – projecting movies on the side of the Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Chicago Mobile Makers with Global Citizenship Experience Lab School – a series of short educational workshops/discussions centered on project-based and real-world learning, like demonstrating donut economics, building models with Chicago Mobile Makers, exploring sustainable design or public art
  • Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation – a kid-friendly space with different summer science projects for all ages, featuring Chicago Mobile Makers design and problem-solving mobile workshop
  • CIRCLE Foundation/Innovations High School – gaming station to help build community awareness of their school and other services, with swag giveaways
  • Classical Blast – a world-class performing group that melds popular classical music with classic rock, with members who have performed and recorded with Lizzo, John Legend, Ky-Go, rock band Survivor and more
  • The Climate Reality Project: Chicago Chapter – a nonprofit raising awareness about the need to address the climate crisis with interactive activities
  • The Connection Movement – experiences that bring people into stronger relationship with themselves and others, including activations, trainings and workshops that foster play, connection and kindness
  • Cujodah/JNJ Creative – collaborative live mural painting
  • eATLAS – free self-guided tours and treasure hunts in the Loop using the eATLAS app
  • Ella Frost Photography – pop-up gallery space with prints for sale
  • The Freakeasy – an art collective inspired by the Burning Man Arts Festival, which will be bringing live art by Leekovision, House music by Chicago area DJs and The Freakeasy Lounge, and their Augmented Reality Sandbox to Couch Place Alley
  • Freelife Records / A Logic Electric – State Street Collective Cyphers podcast, featuring intern hosts with a culturally uplifting, no-violence music mandate
  • Free Lunch Academy – live performances of their touring stage play entitled “Be A Buddy Not A Bully,” which addresses the various types, leading causes, and how to intervene and even prevent bullying-related behaviors
  • FromBupkis – handmade pottery for sale
  • Gene Siskel Film Center – selling popcorn outside the theater
  • Girls of the Golden West – music inspired by post-Depression country music
  • Handmade Market Chicago – handmade crafters and artists from across Chicagoland, allowing buyers and makers to connect in person, offering an alternative to mass produced products
  • Harold Washington College – giveaways and information
  • Haute Society – live cooking classes to create healthier habits while creating time for friends and family to connect
  • Illinois Science Council – examine real brains from different animals up close, enjoy an exotic insect “petting zoo,” chat with scientists (e.g. soil ecologist, neuroscientist, immunologist, etc.) and learn about science outreach opportunities in Chicago
  • Jay Torrance Art – small artist-owned pop up gallery featuring paintings, sculpture, textiles and prints that touch on various themes, including trauma and overcoming adversity
  • Jimmy Williams Gallery & Studio – pop-up abstract art gallery
  • K Elizabeth Décor – demonstrations on how to make home decor items using repurposed and/or recycled items
  • Kraig Kenning – singer-songwriter and national slide guitar champion performing contemporary folk, acoustic blues, roots rock and American fingerstyle music
  • Kraneil Fine Art – live painting
  • Lake Shore Dames – Chicago-based female dance troupe inspired by music of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s
  • Lawrence Peters and Band – scrappy honky tonk with a sound deep-rooted in generations of country music tradition
  • LeonMechelle Artist Studios – 3D interactive artwork
  • Mario Michael Jackson – Michael Jackson tribute performances
  • Millar Brass Ensemble – live light classical, pop and jazz music
  • Plein Air painters – artists live painting an iconic Loop scene – the Chicago Theatre and State/Lake 'L' station
  • Poems While You Wait – a collective of poets and their vintage typewriters who provide patrons with custom-made, one-of-a-kind original poems based on their name and topic of their choice
  • Pretty Things Painted – workshops offering different techniques in designing custom, DIY, fashionable wearable art
  • Ray Neal Media – live broadcast on internet station platforms
  • ReadySetLearn.io – an interactive computer science workshop where youth can learn about binary numbers by creating their own bracelet or necklace and other activities with small technology prizes for winners
  • Revolution Club – activist group advocating for equality among different people, cultures and languages
  • Sarah J Wilson art – pop-up art show of work depicting painted signage and painted stickers/everyday objects from around Chicago
  • S.H.E. Gallery – Pop-up live painting, along with merchandise benefitting mental health and wellness workshops
  • THUG Hippie – a gently guided drum and dance circle that embraces diversity and models what true inclusion looks like
  • Tours with Mike – free, 20-minute architecture and history tours of State Street from Lake to Madison, from 2-5 p.m.
  • TrillNinja Art & Apparel – prints and original canvas art for sale and live art
  • The Water Station – kidney health and wellness center
  • Zaller Brothers – affordable entertainment for kids and adults meant to build confidence
  • Zemrah & Co. – jazz vocalist performing originals and classics

Active recreation

  • Churchview Supportive Living – information on senior housing and fitness demos for seniors 65 and older
  • Dzika Fitness – Chicago-made, trademarked training program bringing pop music-fueled fitness classes to the street
  • MaZi Dance Fitness – dance fitness-based class
  • Playbound – kids’ activities like tag, chalk, music and dancing, all led by counselors
  • YogaSix – yoga classes for every body

Food and drink

  • Happy Lobster – lobster rolls food truck
  • Harold’s Chicken – food truck
  • I Love My Coffee Black – a local gourmet coffee company offering various blends and flavors made from beans all over the world, with the mission to provide quality and diversity to customers with freshly roasted, flavor infused black coffee
  • Mexica Alkaline Aguas – healthy, non-processed, prepackaged juice bottles with flavors like horchata, key lime, four berry, strawberry horchata, etc.
  • Pita Heaven – Family-owned, local Greek restaurant
  • Olga’s Aguas Frescas – two stands serving non-alcoholic fruit- and rice-based drinks with authentic tacos
  • Sausage Fest - food truck
  • Soul Katina – food truck
  • Sundays on State beer tent – Goose Island beer and seltzer favorites
  • thrd.coffee company, LLC – mobile coffee bar
  • The Walnut Room – alcoholic beverages and customer favorites, like Mrs. Hering’s chicken pot pie available as a walking pot pie


  • Activate Your Impact – pop-up shop for AYI Beauty, offering product samples and complimentary skincare consultations and job opportunities
  • Aspire Brands, Inc. – ASPIRE Healthy Energy Drinks and live music
  • AT&T – pop-up shop featuring brands like Samsung, FirstNet and AT&T services
  • Awa African Jewelry – African jewelry and clothing for sale
  • Barb-N-Gear – African jewelry, apparel, hand bags, cell phone cases and commercial jewelry
  • The Body Shop – sidewalk shop with new beauty product releases and demonstrations and kids coloring activities
  • Botanica Chicago – education on cannabis history, safety, consumption methods and how to grow at home
  • Brewja Co. – art, merchandise and coffee for sale
  • Broadway In Chicago – collectable banners from past shows for sale
  • Brown Girl Loves Vintage – a pop-up boutique part of the Vintage Village network with unique jewelry, accessories and fashions
  • BWYB Life – a new apparel brand (“Black-White-Yellow-Brown”) designed to bridge racial divides, stop racial hate and bring good people together regardless of their race, culture or ethnicity
  • Calandra’s Handbags & Things –designer handbags, jewelry, scarves, hats and headbands for a broad audience
  • Chanellie – a self-care DIY day where you can make your own coffee clay masks, use their paint and sip kit, write on their Tanuki writing kits and be in a safe space to decompress, mingle and self-care
  • Chicago Cannabis Company – cannabis education and DIY infusion demonstration
  • Chicago Culture Gear – a brand that celebrates the city allegiance, neighborhood pride and unique style inherent to being a Chicagoan
  • Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) – a pop-up shop with exclusive merchandise with proceeds helping preserve 14 of Chicago’s most iconic independent entertainment venues
  • Chitiva by Prescribd – a CBD pop-up shop with infused products, tinctures, drink additives and more
  • Cultivate Shoe Boutique – shoes for sale
  • Dunbar College Barbers – live haircuts right on State Street
  • Giveashirt – hand screened designs by local artists and musicians, with 100 percent of profits donated to Streetwise
  • Half Day CBD – educational sessions and one-on-one consultations around hemp-based CBD products
  • Indelible Bliss Candle and Soap Co. – candles and other products for sale that carry a message/mantra serving as a daily reminder to the user
  • It’s Oksana – a pop-up store based in linen fabrics, featuring Ukrainian-based products
  • Lady Kai-hi Clothing & Accessories – jewelry and women’s clothing
  • Left on Thread – a pop-up shop featuring clothing, accessories, jewelry and candles/small home accents
  • Macy's – pop-up sidewalk shop
  • nineteen99art – an up-and-coming community-based clothing company with an emphasis on giving creatives of all forms a spotlight and platform
  • Nordstrom Rack – a sidewalk sale in front of the store featuring their best grab-and-go, festival-ready items
  • Old Navy – a summer pop-up shop with exclusive discounts
  • Passion Lily Boutique – women’s clothing, accessories and sandals
  • PinkPoshBeautyWorld – beauty products and accessories with inspired diamonds for decoration and lots of pink
  • Rahalah – bespoke vintage fashion and one-of-a-kind shoes
  • ShopSheaButterQueen – women’s and men’s sustainable clothing that includes vintage, modern and streetwear
  • Sw1’s Exotic Reflections – handcrafted jewelry featuring Swarovski crystals for an exotic look to stand out and be different
  • Sylvia’s BackRoom – a collaboration of vintage sellers all in one place, bringing you the best in vintage, artsy and oddities. Find one-of-kind treasures from days gone by including racks of clothing and accessories, art, textiles, jewelry, accent furniture, home decor, eyewear and so much more
  • Taj Cosmetics Waxing and Sauna Suite –a personal waxing and makeup studio with a concentration in Brazilian waxing
  • Walgreens -- offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations in front of their State and Madison location
  • Winsome – women's clothing, jewelry made locally and around the US and sustainable home accessories

East-west streets within the program area will remain open so that retail, hotels, restaurants and residential spaces will still have access by vehicle. Signage about the street closure will be placed at the sites of the closure and two blocks out to provide ample notice to vehicles. State Street from Wacker to Lake will be used as a drop-off zone. Sundays on State will follow public health guidelines in place at the time of each event.

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Sundays on State is planned to occur rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather during the events, Chicago Loop Alliance encourages guests to take a moment to enjoy the bountiful indoor shopping, dining and attractions on State Street and throughout the Loop including special discounts and promotions available at LoopChicago.com/LoopDeals.

Sundays on State is a project of Chicago Loop Alliance in partnership with Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation, City of Chicago, and SSA#1-2015. Event sponsors are Hilton, Allstate, Macy’s, PNC, Target and Walgreens. Community sponsors are Block 37, Cabrera Capital, Clayco and Millennium Garages. Captivate, The Chicago Crusader, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Firefly, Me-TV FM, Power 92.3, Rejoice 102.3, Soul 106.3, Vocalo, WBEZ, WGN, WLS-AM 890, 94.7 WLS-FM, 101WKQX and WVON are media sponsors. Star Events is the event production company for Sundays on State.

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