Do-Division Street Festival

Dengue Fever, photo by Lauren Dukoff.
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Country and Region United StatesIllinois
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Chicago, Illinois, USA
Festival Contact Information

General correspondence:
West Town Chamber of Commerce
Phone: +01 312-850-9390

Festival Description

The annual Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale takes place in the Chicago streets — 10-city blocks along Division from Ashland to Leavitt. The programming features music and family entertainment and shopping in the open air. Great food and artisans round out the festivities for the entire family to enjoy!

Festival Dates May 31 - June 2, 2013
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Festival Events:

Music lineup 2011:
  • Tristen
  • Mirah & Thao
  • Quintron & Miss Pussycat
  • Javelin
  • Dengue Fever
  • Bonobo (DJ set)
  • Daniel Knox
  • Royal Bangs
  • Omar Souleyman
  • White Mystery
  • A Place To Bury Strangers
  • Big Freedia & The Divas with Rusty Lazer
  • Moxie Motive
  • The Shams Band
  • The Steepwaterband
  • Led Zeppelin 2 (Led Zeppelin tribute band)
  • California Wives
  • Empires
  • Big Science
  • This Must Be The Band (Talking Heads tribute band)
Featured performance 2011:
  • Dengue Fever (USA)
    June 4, 2011 at 7:00pm on the Damen Stage
    • Dengue Fever, whose exotic blend of Cambodian rock, Afro grooves, surf, and garage psych returns with Cannibal Courtship, the group’s first studio album since 2008’s Venus on Earth and their Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group debut. With 11 new tunes, Cannibal Courtship, features songs sung in English, and Khmer (Cambodian). The album also features beautiful backing harmonies by The Living Sisters. With Cannibal Courtship, the band has reached a powerful new plateau, deftly balancing the wide-ranging influences that inform their sound and songs. Longtime fans will get their required dose of Nimol’s haunting vocals and the band’s spooky, kinetic, mood-swinging sound on the new disc but the group, which produced the set together, has upped the creative ante. The band’s eclecticism gels instantly on the slinky, spiky rock of “Cement Slippers,” “Family Business,” “2012” and “Cannibal Courtship.” They display a deep pocket and soaring vocals on the Cambodian dub track “Uku,” deliver bilingual, gear-shifting drive on “Only a Friend,” and mesmerize on “Mr. Bubbles.” Cannibal Courtship is, like the tropical malady that gave the band its name, wildly infectious. Fore more information visit their web site at


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