Hometown: Chicago, IL
(CHICAGO, IL) – Elbo Room is announcing the overhaul of the Independent Arts & Music Festival – I AM FEST. I AM FEST is an all-day event featuring 10 select, local bands along with art, photography, short film screenings and other activities and exhibits showcasing the best of Chicago’s arts and music community.
“Neat Promo Spot for I AM FEST!”
Lisa Mendez - Windy Citizen
“I AM Fest featured 25 bands and 25 artists across two stages and drew a crowd of more than 2,800 people, according to a Chicago Noise Machine press release. They sold out their first show at The Cubby Bear, but the 734 people in attendance looked miniscule compared to the crowd garnered at I AM Fest.”
William Prentiss - The Columbia Chronicle
“Most festivals in Chicago are put on by large-scale production companies such as C3 or Jam productions. These are huge corporations that have the manpower and money to put on massive, successful, wonderful events, yet sometimes balk at the DIY ethics that are a staple in the modern music industry. I AM FEST is filling that void!”
Luis Rodriguez - Gapers Block