Extra! Extra! Read all about it: 3 Yards Bangin’ House Fest press release

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August 11, 2015

From backyard bash to full-blown fest, 3 Yards Bangin’ event celebrates House Music on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Event celebrates neighborhood contributions to dance genre with music, dancing and DJ lessons for kids

(CHICAGO)—When three neighbors on Chicago’s Southeast side got together to throw a joint party across their backyards in 2004, they didn’t know that they would be creating a can’t-miss summer tradition for the thousands of guests—and at least three horses—who have turned up at their homes each year since then. Having outgrown its residential roots, organizers today announced details for the inaugural 3 Yards Bangin’ House Fest, on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2300 East 87th Street at Anthony Avenue, Chicago (in the CVCA Diamond Pavilion), 4-10 PM.

The event will feature music house music sounds from Chicago DJs, including husband and wife duo, Hugo H. and Khris “First Lady” Hutchinson, Vern Vinyl, CHEEZ and Dave Maze, plus a live performance from Curtis McClain, singing his global house music classic, “Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)”. There also will be a Kids Corral activity zone, plus DJ lessons from event co-host, Master Mix Academy, a Chicago-based youth development program. A recognition award also will be presented to Southeast Chicago native, DJ, producer and four-time GRAMMY-nominee, Steve “Silk” Hurley. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site; guests can bring their own as well (no glass containers, though).

“When we did our first party across our three backyards, we called it, very simply, ‘3 Yards Bangin’, because our intent was to have our homes jumping with music, fun and friends,” says Joseph Porter, Sr., one of the event organizers and a lifelong resident of the Southeast Side. “We are thrilled to have welcomed so many neighbors and friends over the last 11 years. Now, we hope to make the party even bigger and better by inviting all of Chicago—kids included—to help us celebrate the music we love in the community we love.”

Event tickets are $10 in advance (available here) and $20 at the gate for adults; teens, $5; and seniors and children under 13 years old are free. Ample street parking can be found along Anthony Avenue.

About 3 Yards Bangin’

Launched in 2004 by family and friends who decided to co-host the ultimate backyard party across their three lawns on Chicago’s Southeast Side, 3 Yards Bangin’ has become a highlight of the summer party season in Chicago, featuring house music played by world-class DJs, great food and drinks and friendship. In 2015, after more than 10 years and thousands of guests, the minds behind the original party have organized the inaugural 3 Yards Bangin’ House Fest, to celebrate the Southeast Side’s love of house music in a family-friendly community venue. For press inquiries, contact Lehia Franklin Acox, Lfa@LFAPR.com.


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