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Celebrate Clark Street!

July 16th, 2015

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


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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Opposite People @ Martyrs

May 27th, 2014

Gettin Down with Mark Ford at the Transatlantic Throwdown May 22 at Martyrs


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

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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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Thursday, Aug 8 – Hideout Dub

July 10th, 2013

Thursday, August 8, The Opposition Party joins Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub and the Drastics at the Hideout! Three acts pushing out heavy dub sounds. One of the best bars around.

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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!

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the whistler – april 29

April 8th, 2013

The OP is back at Logan Square’s Whistler on Monday, April 29, for a free show!

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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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