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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 July 1, 2024)
Please Check back for changes or update details.
Saturday, July 6, 2024
Dark Matter's 17th Anniversary Parade
and Party

EE starts the Parade at 1 PM,
starting at Star Lounge, 2521 West Chicago,
"Peleta Factory" Parade will go south on Campbell about 6 blocks to the Dark Matter Warehouse on Campbell and Grand.

A Parade, Music, Food, Libations and More.

Party afterwards until Late at Dark Matter's Warehouse.
After Parade at destination, 475 North Campbell.

All donations will benefit Cardz for Kidz.
Friday, July 19, 2024
KRAMPUS in JULY with D-Men Tap~!

EE's annual Krampus Live Music Parade and Crawl in Avondale
Costumes Encouraged.
Come early! for German Food, Drink, and Band warm-up jam.
1. Parade STARTS: D-Men Tap - 7PM Sharp...
2849 West Belmont, Chicago
2. Parade Ends at Revolution Brewing Pub
3340 North Kedzie, Chicago
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
Saturday, August 10, 2024
EE on Chicago's Riverwalk

A great location downtown right on the Chicago River~!
The Northman Beer and Cider Garden
233 E. Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
6-8 PM, Free, Open to the Public, Cash Bar
Link for More Info, Menu,
Parking to be found on Lower Wacker, or Take Public Transportation downtown.
Directions and Official Venue Site: http://www.thenorthman.com
Saturday, August 24, 2024
EE at Bucktown Arts Fest

New Jazz Roots Stage
2300 North Leavitt
2:30 PM start
Free, open to the public
EE will have a parade, and a cool merch booth.
Friday, September 6, on hold
Saturday, September 7, 2024
Renegades at Renegade Craft

EE Outdoor Beer-Garden Sets during Phyllis' Side-Lot Garage Sale
And Renegade Craft Festival.

EE will be joining forces with another Phyllis' Musical Inn Garage Sale.
Afternoon Live Brass Band Music Sets will be happening in PMI's Spacious Outdoor Beer Garden.
EE will bring out some costumes, instruments, arts, and other goodies for sale, as well as friends and vendors from the Venue and the PMI building~! An amazing sale, and the streets will crowded during the Do Division Festival. Lots to see and do in the neighborhood.
Outdoor Music Sets through the day by Environmental Encroachment.
EE performs around 1 PM... Check Back
Free, all-ages, outdoors, at

Phyllis' Musical Inn Beer Garden
1800 West Division Street, Chicago
Please e-mail the Contact e-mail below, for gigs.
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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