festivals POSTS


Celebrate Clark Street!

July 16th, 2015

The OP hits Celebrate Clark Street on Sunday, July 19! Come on out and boogie!


Fine Times @ Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest

August 18th, 2014

Dancing in the streets at the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest last night! Mark and Mamadou rocked it. See everyone Sept 2 at Martyrs with DJ Toast!

Photo by Sarah Kaulas


Gettin The Fever @ Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest

July 17th, 2014


Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest

June 23rd, 2014

This Sunday, June 29, the Opposition Party funks up Logan Square!

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest

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MidsommarFest!

May 27th, 2014

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Sunday, June 8, at 3:00pm, the OP hits the Andersonville MidsommarFest Center Stage with special guests Victor Garcia (trumpet) and Jean LeRoy (percussion), as well as Mamadou Mbengue (percussion) and Mark Ford on vocals!

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best wurst ever

September 16th, 2013

On Friday, September 20, at Noon 2:00 PM, The OP will take over Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago with 11 pieces of W. African Funk.

The scene: WurstFest, A Culinary Event to support the Chicago Music Summit

Local Food, Local Brews, Local Music!

We’re joined by special guests Mark Ford on vocals and Mamadou Mbengue on Talking Drum!

[ UPDATE: ] The time of the show has been changed to 2:00 PM.

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winter thanks

February 10th, 2013

Here are a couple of live tracks from last fall to keep the appetite whet until the spring:

Colonial Mentality from Chicago SummerDance
with Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique

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Nimble Foot Ska from Northcenter Fest

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World Music Fest @ Navy Pier

September 20th, 2012

We’re back at Navy Pier on Sunday, September 23rd for the Chicago World Music Fest, joined by our friends Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique on vocals! This was a great time last year, and we’re looking forward to more gettin down by the lake!

Free show!

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NorthCenter Pics

August 30th, 2012

Some selections from our recent gig at Northcenter Town Square.

The OP at Northcenter Town Square

Layin down some keys

The OP at Northcenter Town Square

Rhythm section in sync

The OP at Northcenter Town Square

Horn section diggin in


Burger Time!

August 27th, 2012

Come on down wednesday night to the Northcenter Summer Concert series! Grab some burgers and beers and shake your booty to two sets provided courtesy of The Opposition Party!

Burger Time

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