Lollapalooza Rockers, Makeshift Prodigy, to Play Mystery Street Music Fest


8/7/13- Makeshift Prodigy of Atlantic Records announced last-minute as headliners for the 2013 Mystery Street Music Fest. The band is set to do an acoustic performance on the downstairs stage at Elbo Room. 

The festival will take place across four bars/venues between the 2700 and 2800 blocks of N. Lincoln Ave. The locations include Elbo Room, Seven Ten Lounge, Rotofugi, and Patsy’s Pub. Live music will start at noon and continue until midnight each day. An after party and benefit for Jail Guitar Doors, featuring Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago, will take place at Seven Ten Lounge on August 10.

Jail Guitar Doors [501(c)3] is an initiative which aims to provide instruments to prisoners and use music as a means of achieving rehabilitation and changing lives. Founded by music legends Billy Bragg and Wayne Kramer, the organization will also benefit from an instrument drive and a “Mohawks for Jail Guitar Doors” pledge drive where participants will get mohawk haircuts as a means of raising funds for the organization.

Attendees to the festival can expect to hear the freshest emergent sounds in Chicago, across the genres of punk, indie rock, hip-hop, folk, and electronica.

“We are thrilled that Makeshift Prodigy was able to join us for this event. We’re really lucky to have such an emergent musical force on board” says Kristin Henry of The Bureau, one of the festival’s sponsoring organizations, “Their unique and powerful sound is a perfect fit.”

Makeshift Prodigy just performed for a lively and engaged audience at Lollapalooza 2013. The alternative rock band is known for taking a live show to the next level and they thrive on making the listening/viewing experience unforgettable & incomparable.

Single day passes start at $15 and weekend passes start at $25.

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