4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL Announced

4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL Announced

(pictured) Everybody Dance Now Chicago lead children to “Uptown Funk” following the 2015 Pivot Arts Festival “Celebrate Community!” Parade. Photo by Evan Hanover. 

Pivot Arts announced its 4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring dozens of performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from June 2 – June 12, 2016.

The ten-day Festival showcasing some of Chicago’s artistic innovators will feature live music, theater, dance, children’s performances, workshops, discussions, wine tastings and more. The Festival will also include the second annual “Celebrate Community!” Parade on Saturday, June 4 at 1:30 pm, kicking off at George B. Swift Elementary School (corner of Thorndale and Winthrop Aves.) and culminating in performances on the playground from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.

Artists currently confirmed for the 2016 PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL include: Lizi Breit and Dan Kerr-Hobert, Peter Carpenter, Chicago Folklore Ensemble, Eric Hoff and Jesse Morgan Young, The Hypocrites, Kristina Isabelle Dance, The Neo-Futurists, The Ruffians, South Side Sailor Scouts and Juan Villa.

The festival will also include youth performances by Alternatives/Uplift, Circesteem, Merry Music Makers, Swift School, Storytown Improv and others.

Festival venues and locations include: Lickity Split Custard and Sweet Shop, Loyola University’s Mundelein Center for the Arts, the Preston Bradley Center and the Uptown Underground.

The full line-up of PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL dates, events and venues will be announced shortly.  Tickets, ranging from free to $25, go on sale Wednesday, April 27, 2016. For updated information, please visit www.pivotarts.org.

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