Last summer I moved to Logan Square. It’s the fourth neighborhood I’ve lived in since arriving in Chicago in 2001. Each one has a distinct character and personality, but one thing in particular that I’ve noticed about this one is that, just like the effect Chicago as a whole has on its residents, Logan Square engenders a fierce loyalty. We Squares drink coffee at New Wave and Cafe Mustache, shop at Provenance for wine and cheese and Dill Pickle for organic and local anything, throw back a pint at Revolution and Rocking Horse and Two Way, listen to music at Coles and Whistler and think the best patio in town is El Cid’s “back yard”. We’re proud to have our very own tap dancer at our Sunday farmers market, which is the best farmers market in the city, just so you know.
One of the best things about Logan Square is that it’s still affordable enough for musicians, so that means we’ve got a few and they love it, too. They love it so much they’re having a concert this Friday just to show you. The Square Affair is celebrating the neighborhood with an end-of-summer concert at, where else, Logan Auditorium. Four local bands will take the stage and, as they say, “celebrate Logan Square’s vibrant history, residents, businesses and artists while focusing on its surging and eclectic music scene. The event stems from our undying love for Logan Square!”
You can find out what all the fuss is about for only $8 in advance or $12 at the door. Or you can win them! Simply subscribe to TLT and email us with “I’m A Square” in the subject line by 12noon on Wednesday. We’ll pick two of you to win two tickets.