Chicago Cabaret Week: A Celebration of Music and Entertainment

Chicago Cabaret Week

Experience the magic of Chicago’s vibrant cabaret scene during the annual Chicago Cabaret Week, a ten-day festival (May 10-19, 2024) showcasing the city’s top cabaret artists. From blues to Broadway, burlesque to jazz, and everything in between, immerse yourself in a diverse lineup of performances across various genres.

Celebrating Chicago’s Cabaret Tradition

For over a century, cabaret has been at the heart of Chicago’s nightlife, offering intimate performances in small theatres, restaurants, churches, and clubs. This year’s festival features over 70 performers across 16 concerts at 16 venues, promising an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts.

Highlights of Chicago Cabaret Week

Discover captivating performances like “Mashups* (Mostly) from The Beaus” at Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret, or experience the soulful harmonies of “From the Mainland to the Island: Louis & Ella + Lou Ella Rose” at Fulton Street Collective. With a range of acts from jazz to drag, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Practical Information

Chicago Cabaret Week is coordinated by Acts of Kindness Cabaret, Chicago Cabaret Professionals, The Cabaret Project, and Working In Concert, supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Illinois Arts Council, WDCB-90.9 FM radio, and Choose Chicago. For more information or questions, contact Working in Concert at (773) 509-9360.

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