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All discount 4-DAY DISCOUNT PASSES + VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT

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Thursday . September 19 . Metro
Thursday . September 19 . Smart Bar

Friday . September 20 . Metro
Friday . September 20 . Smart Bar

Saturday . September 21 . Metro
Saturday . September 21 . Smart Bar

Sunday . September 22 . Metro




4 METRO CONCERTS. 3 SMART BAR AFTER-SHOWS. 1 GMAN CLOSING PARTY.
FOOD TRUCKS. HALF ACRE BEER SPECIALS. RAFFLE + SILENT AUCTION. SMART BAR VENDOR LOUNGE.
9.19, 9.20, 9.21, 9.22 // 7PM - 3AM FULL BUILDING EVENT (METRO, SMART BAR + LOT).

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Darkest Before Dawn

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Half Acre Brewing, Superluminal Production, Schecter Guitar Research, Electronic Saviors & Riveting Music



HOTELS AND AREA INFO

The event takes place in Chicago's relatively insane Wrigleyville neighborhood, adjacent to the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Not wanting to run from the truth, we need to tell you that its Chicago vs St. Louis in the final weekend of the regular season, aka it will be a fucking madhouse. We are moving our schedule back a half hour this year to hopefully allow for daytime Cubs traffic to disapate and encourage our attendees to come early! Please plan accordingly.

Our favorite hotel, the "rock n roll" Days Inn on Diversey (now called The Versey Hotel) is a great deal, about a mile down the street from the venue. As that hotel tends to book fast, there are some other great and affordable possibilities. Anything outside this list will likely be expensive the closer you get to downtown, unless you focus out by the airport, where you will find nice, normal, human rates! Below are a few suggestions:

THE HOTEL VERSEY

CLARIDGE HOUSE HOTEL (Gold Coast)

CITY SUITES BOYSTOWN

INN AT LINCOLN PARK  (best rates, no frills)

HOTEL ZACHARY @ WRIGLEY FIELD  (Expensive! Cubs fans! But... a block from Metro)


METRO/LAKEVIEW MAP (GOOGLE)

COLD WAVES is a celebration of Chicago’s relationship with industrial music, the memory of a fallen brother, and a fundraiser for suicide prevention charities. In the summer of 2012, Chicago lost one of its most loved and respected sound engineers and musicians, Jamie Duffy. His work ethic and ingenuity in the local music scene was a gift to many musicians. His abrupt passing had a profound effect on the electronic and metal music families he meant so much to.

In need of healing and hope, we brought 14 bands together for one magical night that year to raise money for Jamies family and say goodbye. But in the end, it was more of an awakening... a rebirth... a breaking wave. The success of the show pushed us to build it into an annual event, stretching over a weekend and moving it to Chicago's iconic Metro.

COLD WAVES aims to shake the pillars of heaven by collecting the bands, styles, sounds and attitudes that Jamie held dear, and cement the sound of a Chicago institution alive and well. From Wax Trax! and Medusas to Uncle Al and Chicago Trax, this is our history and our future, the melding of man, woman and machine, the sound of melody, muscle and hate, basking in the glow of attack ships on fire down the shores of pluto.

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