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!
This Saturday, the OP will be playing the fabulous Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in Rogers Park. We’ll be at the Main Stage, starting at 6 pm, so come a bit early, grab some food and beverages, and check out some of the artist booths before our set. Joining us for this gig will be special guests Victor Garcia on trumpet and Chris Paquette on percussion.
We’ll be playing this Thursday in Grant Park for the SummerDance festival, paired with Senegalese dance instructor Idy Ciss! Dance class will start at 6 pm, and we’ll play two sets following, joined by guest vocalists Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique.
Thanks to all the folks who came out to Martyrs and The Whistler in May, especially you booty shakers at The Whistler, you know who you are! The OP is going on hiatus in June so our keyboard player can complete a procreating that was started almost 9 months ago, but we’ll be back in July and August, with these dates, add em to your calendars:
July 12 – Reggies Music Joint w/ Emefe
July 19 – Chicago Summerdance!
July 27 – Morseland
August 18 – Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
August 29 – Lakeview Summer Stage
…and some more shows in the works!
Meantime, here’s a recent clip to tide you over. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown!
Not crashin, just burnin. The Opposition party comes out two times in the first ten days of May: headling Martyrs on May 1 with JR Miller Project and Blast! Then on the 9th we resurface to fill the stage and sample the potable mixes at The Whistler all night.