||Back Lot Bash taking place June 25-26
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The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash will take place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville.
Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of female artists in the Chicago LGBTQ+ communityand it has since expanded from being a one-day event.
Every year, Back Lot Bash partners with local organizations such as HRC Chicago, CMSA and AIDS Ride Chicago to showcase their organizations at the event. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds are donated from Back Lot Bash to a number of charitable organizations including A Sister's Hope, Girls in the Game, UCAN and other groups focused on women's/LGBTQ+ issues.
Among this year's acts are festival pros DJ Mary Mac, Cristy Lawrence, G Flip, Nicolina, Too Much Molly, UltraBeat and Beyond The Blonde, among others. (G Flip has been in the news recently for their relationship with reality-TV star Chrishell Stause.)
For tickets and more information, see backlotbashchicago.com/ and www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-pride-back-lot-bash-featuring-g-flip-tickets-158833454137. Attendees must be 21 and older. There are no refunds or exchanges.
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