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Chicago Brass Band - Environmental Encroachment
Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses a mobile brass band, costumes, performance art and theatrics to create unique entertainment environments for any event and all ages.

Upcoming Events: (updated May 14, 2024)
Please Check back for changes or update details.
Saturday, May 18, 2024
McGee's Crawfish Boil

EE will be providing fun, live, New Orleans-inspired Brass and Drum music for McGee's Crawfish Boil.
Location: McGee's Tavern and Grille
950 West Webster, Chicago, IL 60614

EE will be playing around 1 PM or so.....
Please see link for more info.
Wednesday, May 22 - Private Party
Saturday June 1, 2024
EE Garage Sale and Beer-garden Sets during Do Division

EE Garage Sale and afternoon Music Sets during Do Division Festival. EE will bring out some costumes, instruments, arts, and other goodies for sale, as well as vendors from the Venue and building~! An amazing sale, and its crowded, during the Do Division Festival. Lots to see and do in the neighborhood.
Outdoor Music Sets during the day.
Free, all-ages, outdoors, at
Phyllis' Musical Inn Beer Garden
1800 West Division Street, Chicago
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Andersonville Midsommarfest

Andersonville Midsommarfest
Stage location will be near Rascher and Foster
near the Main Festival Location is 5200 North Clark, Chicago
Free, All Ages, Open to the Public

EE will be playing Two Music Sets:
Set 1: 2 PM on Rascher Street Stage
Set 2: 5 PM on Rascher Street Stage

More info:
Sunday, June 9 - Private Party
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Sundays on State

11AM-6PM, Free, All-ages
EE performance time To Be Announced
State and Lake Street, Downtown Chicago

The internationally acclaimed, award-winning event series, Sundays on State, transforms Chicago's most iconic street, State Street, when it closes to vehicular traffic from Lake to Adams on select dates each summer. Neighbors from every Chicago community and beyond unite for a free, interactive block party, while safely enjoying art, culture, active recreation, food, drinks, shopping, and local attractions in the heart of everyone’s neighborhood – the Loop. Chicago Loop Alliance's Sundays on State series accelerates the economic recovery, unites the community, and creates joy! Sundays on State events have welcomed over one million people to Chicago’s most iconic street. 88 percent of 2023 activation participants come from underrepresented business owners. Share your experience on social. #SundaysOnState

Link for Full Schedule and more info:
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Black Horizon Brewing Anniversary Party

More info soon: All Day Festival:
Black Horizon Brewing Party
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 413-4964
on hold:
June 30, July 4, August 24,
Link to EE's "Downtown Skunk" Album

Link to Promotional 30 second VIDEO

From Windy City Smoke-out, 2019
1. YouTube Link: Song: Tootie Ma

Links to EE's MUSIC

Link to Downloads thru Band Camp
Link to physical disc purchases thru CDBaby

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