Starting January 3, anyone entering the concert will be required to show proof of full vaccination. Final dose of vaccination must be received no less than 14 days prior to the event. We will accept a hard copy of your vaccination card, a printed photocopy or a digital image on your phone, and must match your Government-issued ID. Masks are currently required to be worn by everyone inside the venue in accordance with current City of Chicago guidelines.
Conceived during the summer of 2014, Nasty Snacks is a nine-piece funkestra bringing you nothing short of the most groovy and most booty-moving music possible.Formed in 2014, Nasty Snacks is a 9-10 piece “funkestra” consisting of members of thevibrant Chicago music scene. Described by some as “future funk” the genre-bendingband blends elements of funk, R&B, and fusion.Having played at many of the best Chicago venues and supported various nationallytouring acts, the Snacks have proven to showcase a pocket-slamming performanceevery show. Their energetic, horn-driven melodies, and powerful lead vocals give theSnacks their nasty edge. With two guitarists who switch between lead/rhythm, keyboardsounds that fill classic and cosmic space, and a super tight rhythm section, the soniclandscape is endless.In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, the band welcomed a new lead vocalist,Stefanie Mitchell (The Right Now), and began writing new material remotely. Throughout this time, the band has come together to push for social change by donating album sales to charitable organizations, to stay safe by getting vaccinated, and to keep playing shows while continuing to write new, exciting material.The band’s most recent release (March 2021) the Smoke Signals EP was recorded atTransient Sound Studios in Chicago by Steven Gillis and features Mitchell, their newvocalist, on all three tracks. The band hosted several online events to celebrate therelease and the response has been amazing. Smoke Signals EP can be streamed andpurchased everywhere.
CHARLIE OTTO + HIS GEAR
Charlie Otto is the lead singer/founder of This Must be the Band, DJ noDJ, and Grood Music. His new solo electronic project is full of nasty guitar synth over danceable beats, all synced to music videos projected behind him.