560 W Grand Ave
at the river

Friday

September

26

Friday September 26

The 26th annual Oyster Fest Block party offers attendees the chance to enjoy the freshest oysters on the half shell and boat-loads of delicious food provided by Shaw's Crab House, ice cold beer from Goose Island, wine, and live music!

To purchase tickets click here.

General admission includes entry only. Free for kids 12 and under.

VIP ($75) gives raised stage view, cash cocktail bar and private bathrooms.

Food and beverage tickets can be purchased with cash.

Event Schedule

  • 9/22: OYSTER MONDAY KICK-OFF PARTY
  • ALL WEEK: SELECTED HALF-PRICE OYSTERS | LIVE MUSIC 7-10PM (Chicago only)
  • NIGHTLY: OYSTER SLURP-OFF AT 6PM (registration starts Monday 9/8 - sign up at the restaurant)
  • 9/26: OYSTER FEST WITH BRETT DENNEN
  • 10PM: AFTER PARTY AT SHAW’S CHICAGO OYSTER BAR

Performances

  • 3PM - Doors Open
  • 4-5:30PM Andrew Diehl & The Nightmen
  • 6-6:30PM - Odessa
  • 7PM - Brett Dennen
  • 9PM - Oyster Slurp Off

Brett Dennen - Music Headliner

Youthful West Coast singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, with a fragile, high-pitched voice that makes him sound at times like a cross between Tracy Chapman and Neil Young, first drew attention in 2004 with the single “Desert Sunrise.” The tune, with its easy groove and soulful phrasing, garnered enough spins on KCRW to warrant the release of his self-titled debut the following year.

In 2006, Dennen signed with Dualtone and released “So Much More.” “Hope for the Hopeless” followed on the same imprint in 2008. Dennen's fourth studio effort, “Loverboy,” which featured subtle African rhythms and more of a pop veneer, arrived in April 2011, followed in 2013 by the sparser acoustic-based “Smoke and Mirrors.”

“It was time to get back to basics,” Brett Dennen says of his fifth record, Smoke & Mirrors, released October 22, 2013. “I wanted to return to the folk and acoustic music I loved when I began writing. I decided to tap into my memories and explore new emotional territory as honestly as I could."



To purchase tickets to Shaw's Oyster Fest Block Party with Brett Dennen click here.

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