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News Thu Jul 28 2011

Welcome Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements

Chicago has outdoor music festivals aplenty, but add in Dan Deacon, Shellac, and some circus performers, and you've got a welcome addition to my fall schedule. Enter the inaugural Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements festival, coming to Eckhart Park in West Town September 16th - 18th and sandwiched right between A.V. Fest and the Hideout Block Party to ensure you will not be bored for one second this September.
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The festival will include circus artists, comedians, short film, carnival rides, games, and music, including the aforementioned artists and also School of Seven Bells, Bill Callahan, Fool's Gold, Dark Dark Dark, and more (see the full schedule here). Admission to the festival grounds (which will include the Renegade Craft Fair) is free, but access to tented events will cost you $20 per day for music and $15 per circus act. My only complaint is that there doesn't seem to be any sort of all-inclusive day or weekend pass for those who want to experience all aspects of the festival and don't want the hassle of picking up tickets for every separate event. However, tickets are already on sale and available to purchase here, so you'll have plenty of time to plan out the weekend in advance.

 
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