Do Division Street Fest
Do Division Street Fest features two live music stages programmed by renowned local live music venues: The Empty Bottle and Subterranean. Empty Bottle Presents books the talent for the east stage and is known for diverse, and cutting edge music. Empty Bottle was named “One of the best clubs in America” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Having talent programmed by Empty Bottle Presents assures that the event will feature current and high quality live music.
Subterranean programs the talent for the west stage. They also have a fantastic track record booking in demand acts for their local club. Subterranean’s reputation for featuring current and popular bands is outstanding, and their stage’s draw combined with that of the Empty Bottle Presents stage, guarantees huge crowds of diverse live music lovers at Do Division Street Fest.
#SaveOurStages Please support independent music venues!
West Town's Division Street between Ashland and Leavitt is a fashionable destination and is packed with independent small businesses.
The local retailers and boutiques participate in sidewalk sales during Do Division Street Fest, and also organize Do Fashion, an event within the street festival with a runway, prominent local DJs, and local fashion shows throughout the weekend. Do Fashion is organized and sponsored in part by Dynamic Events.
Family Fun Fest
Family Fun Fest takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm during Do Division Street Fest. The kid friendly event jam-packs two blocks (Hoyne & Crystal within the fest site) full of fun including face painting, bounce house, arts, crafts and dozens of local children’s retailers. Family Fun Fest also has its own live entertainment stage, with family-friendly musical acts and performers.
100% of Proceeds from Family Fun Fest activities benefit two local elementary schools: Friends of Pritzker School and LaSalle II PTO. Local elementary schools also benefit from the fest gate donations.
$10 suggested donation (not additional / at the main gates).
Do Division Street Fest features food vendors, independent artists, handmade crafts, clothing, and other retail vendors, as well interactive experiences from corporate sponsors, and more!
The 2022 Do Division application process is closed for the year the vendor roster has been completed. If you're interested in vendor information for 2023, please contact The West Town Chamber using the clickable button below.
Do Division Sponsorship can connect your business with a wide range of consumers through sampling and/or sales, lead generation, and displays; plus logo inclusion, web links, social media promotions, and more.
Custom sponsorship packages are created according to the sponsor's individual category, goals, and budget.
Learn more about custom sponsorship opportunities in 2023 by contacting Kate Ziyad at 312-850-9390, email@example.com
Answers to FAQ's
Directions & Transportation Information
The festival is located on Division Street between Damen and Leavitt 2000-2200 W. Division Street Chicago IL 60622.
2000-2200 W Division Street is closed to automobile traffic during the street festival.
If taking public transportation, visit the CTA website for information and directions using 2000 W. Division St. Chicago IL 60622 as your destination.
If driving, depending on where you are coming from you can enter Division and Damen intersection or 2000 W. Division St. Chicago IL 60622 into Google maps and find your directions.
There are no designated vehicle parking lots nor areas. There is ample street parking around the festival site.
Designated bicycle parking areas are available at Damen and Division.
Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed within the festival site. However, we advise owners to be aware of the heat during the day as the event takes place primarily on asphalt and concrete. The event can also get very crowded and difficult to navigate with a dog, especially past 7pm.
There is an optional $10 donation requested to attend the event. Proceeds from Do Division Street Fest benefit local non-profits and schools. Do Division Street Fest is produced by and benefits the West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, a 501-C6 non-profit organization providing programs and services for the local small businesses. Additional benefactors include local elementary schools.
Talent Booking Contacts
For all Empty Bottle Presents booking inquiries please email Brent Heyl at firstname.lastname@example.org
Empty Bottle c/o Brent Heyl 1035 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Note: please allow 3 weeks for follow up. Feel free to check in after this time if you have yet to receive a reply.
Phone calls are welcome as well at 773 276 3600.
For all Subterranean booking please send promotional material to:
c/o Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 278-6600 Ext. 1
E-mail: John Ugolini email@example.com
Please allow 3-5 weeks for review. Feel free to follow-up if you haven't heard back.