Do Division features two live music stages each programmed by renowned West Town Chicago live music venues: The Empty Bottle & Subterranean. Empty Bottle Presents books the talent for the east stage and is known for diverse, cutting edge and high quality indie–rock and alternative music. Empty Bottle was named “One of the best clubs in America” by Rolling Stone Magazine
. Having talent programmed by Empty Bottle Presents assures that the event will feature a current, original, diverse and high quality live music line up.
Subterranean programs the talent for the west stage. They also have a fantastic track record booking in demand acts for their local club and other successful festivals such as Wicker Park Fest. Subterranean’s reputation for featuring the most current and popular indie–rock bands is outstanding, and their stage’s draw combined with that of the Empty Bottle Presents stage guarantees huge crowds of diverse live music lovers at Do Division Street Fest.
Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt is packed with independent boutiques, salons, spas, restaurants, bars, bakeries, coffee shops and cafes. Division Street divides the trendy West Town neighborhoods of Wicker Park to the north, and Ukrainian Village and East Village to the south. It’s wide, tree lined sidewalks and dozens of outdoor sidewalk cafes give it a distinctly European feel.
The local retailers and boutiques participate as vendors, there are sidewalk sales, and many retailers also participate in Do Fashion, an event within the street festival with a runway, prominent local DJs, and various local fashion shows throughout the weekend.
Security personnel are stationed at every entrance to perform security bag checks. There are also many security guards that roam around the festival. Do Division also has multiple first aid locations onsite that are easily accessible to the festival goers.
For more information, visit www.do-divisionstreetfest.com