funk POSTS

Transatlantic Throwdown

May 10th, 2014

At Martyrs on May 22, we create some transatlantic vapor trails with Swamp Heat & Despotic Hall of Fame!

Transatlantic Throwdown


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.


Roll on Friday

June 17th, 2013

On Friday, June 21, the Opposition Party and Kongfuzi descend on Lincoln Square Lanes to put their new live music stage through its paces.  Hopefully the bowlers will still be able to hear the clatter of pins with our 11 pieces filling the joint with joyful afrobeat sounds.  We welcome vocalist Mark Ford for this show as well!

10 pm.  No cover!


Shorty on American Routes

February 15th, 2011

It was great to hear Trombone Shorty on the latest edition of American Routes! Lookin forward to opening for him & his band Orleans Avenue on April 4 at Lincoln Hall!

Shorty Then Shorty

January 31st, 2011

UPDATE: Due to a gigantic blizzard, this show has been postponed to Monday, April 4.  See the Lincoln Hall website for more information.

On Groundhog Day, February 2, the OP opens for Grammy-nominated New Orleans trombone prodigy Trombone Shorty in a sold-out show at beautiful Lincoln Hall! We’re opening with one set at 8 pm sharp, so get there early to avoid the snow plows and catch some vibes. Then stick around for one of the best horn players in the country!