Open Air Pop-Up Party Today

Open Air Pop-Up Party Today

 SPECIAL POP-UP PARTY TODAY, MAY 24, AT NEW KUMA’S CORNER LOCATION

WILL FEATURE THE OFFICIAL CHICAGO OPEN AIR BURGER FOR ONE DAY ONLY

Chicago Open Air is throwing a special pop-up party TODAY at the brand-new location of Kuma’s Corner (852 W. Fulton Market), where the official Chicago Open Air Burgerwill be available for one day only. It features a 10-ounce beef patty with raspberry jalapeno jam, cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, crispy potato strings, deep-fried chorizo and cream cheese–stuffed breaded jalapeno. No service fee tickets for Chicago Open Air will be available for purchase here and at the other Chicago-area Kuma’s Corners locations until the weekend of the festival.

Chicago Open Air has also announced additional onsite experiences, as well as an official kickoff dinner, that will be a part of the second annual festival. The festival will be held July 14, 15 and 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago.

The Chicago Open Air music lineup leads off with a rare U.S. festival appearance from rock legends KISS (headlining Friday) as well as one of the first solo performances from Ozzy Osbourne (headlining Sunday) since the final Black Sabbath tour, where he will reunite with guitarist Zakk Wylde after a decade apart. Rock heavyweights Korn will headline Saturday. Overall, the three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 music performances, also including Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Megadeth, Stone Sour, Seether, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Amon Amarth and many more on the Main Stage and the BlackCraft Stage. SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin returns to host the weekend and introduce acts.General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com and at all Chicago-area Kuma’s Corner locations.

In addition to music, a number of special events, onsite attractions and festival partners make Chicago Open Air a must-attend destination. Here is a preliminary list of what attendees can expect.

Chicago Open Air Kickoff Dinner: Danny Wimmer Presents will be throwing the official Chicago Open Air Kickoff Dinner, held at Kuma’s Corner (2900 W. Belmont) on Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.For $50, attendees will be treated to burgers, appetizers and beer, and will have the chance to hang out with host Jose Mangin, from SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. A limited quantity of only 100 tickets will be available at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

Gourmet Man Food: Festival attendees can savor a variety of local and regional cuisine throughout the weekend including selections from Bruges Brothers, Chicago Doghouse, Crème of the Crop, Dia De Los Tamales, Dinky’s Donuts, Kuma’s Corner, Pizano’s(Chicago deep dish), and Yum Dum. Additional Gourmet Man Food vendors will include: Aporkalypse Now, Porkchop,Ben’s Burrito Bowl, Cheeze Louise, Cravin’ Cajun,Master of Patties, Pie Baby (wood-fired pizza), The Big Cheesy and The Cheesies Truck.

Headbangers Bier Hall: Presented by Decibel Magazine, this unique metal themed dive bar is returning to Chicago Open Air. Headbangers Bier Hall will feature national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages including: Goose Island (Chicago – 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Four Star Pils), Half Acre Beer Company(Chicago – Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Vallejo IPA, Pony Pilsner), Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer,Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA – IPA, A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’), Motörhead Wine, Revolution Brewing (Chicago – Fist City, Rev Pils), Surly (Minneapolis – Surly Hell Lager, Surly Furious IPA), Two Brothers Brewing(Chicago – Sidekick Extra Pale Ale, Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager), and more to be announced. Look for unique experiences throughout the weekend.

Monster Energy: Stop by the Monster viewing deck to refuel and meet some of your favorite Chicago Open Air artists! Monster Energy will be keeping fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences. Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

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