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Midwest Ska Fest 2015 Returning to Double Door on August 8th

Promotional photo for Midwest Ska Fest 2015

Get your three-piece suits ready – ska’s coming back to Chicago, and in a very big way. Midwest Ska Fest is returning to the Double Door on August 8th for its third annual flagship show. The day-long event will feature eleven amazing ska bands from the Midwest alongside a special headliner coming in from Tennessee to prove that ska isn’t dead, but very much alive and skanking in Chicago.

Midwest Ska Fest has previously revealed Bumsy and the Moochers, Evil Empire, Beat the Smart Kids, Ska’s the Limit, The Circle City Deacons, Run and Punch, Fairhaven, Bootsmoke Rhythm, On Your Marx, Tone Zone Skam, and Something to Do for the lineup, but we are glad to announce that the Soul Radics will be making their way up from Tennessee to grace the stage. The festival will also be presented in conjunction with Jump Up Records and Dark Matter Coffee to commemorate their specially-made new brew, the Pressure Drip!

There will also be 21+ only after party immediately following the end of Midwest Ska Fest 2015 held in Double Door’s Door No. 3 in conjunction with Simmer Down Sound featuring Akasha.

As an official sponsor of Midwest Ska Fest 2015, Ruby Hornet will be your source for all things Midwest Ska Fest. Trust me, we have a ton of surprises to reveal over the upcoming weeks. Whether your leanings are towards reggae, 2-Tone, trad, or ska/punk, Midwest Ska Fest 2015 will have you covered. Tickets are now on sale for $12!

Take a listen to all of this year’s bands below!

Bumsy and the Moochers

Evil Empire

Beat the Smart Kids

Ska’s the Limit

The Circle City Deacons

Run and Punch


Bootsmoke Rhythm

On Your Marx

Tone Zone Skam

Something To Do

Soul Radics

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He’s funny sometimes.



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