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Comfort Station Benefit Bringing Local Bands, Goose Island Beer To Monument

By Mina Bloom | September 20, 2017 5:32am
 Nobunny, Quarter Mile Thunder and Negative Thunder are among the bands slated to perform Sept. 30
Nobunny, Quarter Mile Thunder and Negative Thunder are among the bands slated to perform Sept. 30
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LOGAN SQUARE — Comfort Station is bringing local bands and Goose Island beer to the Logan Square Monument the last Saturday of the month for its annual summer fundraiser.

The fundraiser, billed as a "event with a casual, open atmosphere" rather than a traditional street festival, kicks off at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. 

General admission is free, but wristbands, which include access to the beer garden, cost $20. The fundraiser was organized by Comfort Station in partnership with Tall Pat Records and Empty Bottle Presents.

The live music lineup currently includes Nobunny, Quarter Mile Thunder, Negative Scanner and Ryley Walker. More local bands will be added in the coming days. Goose Island will supply the beer. 

The proceeds from the beer garden tickets will benefit Comfort Station, a nonprofit housed in the little cabin-like station near the monument. 

Comfort Station was one of nine identical stations built in 1926 and 1927 by the West Chicago Parks Commission along the Park Boulevard System to serve as warming buildings and public restrooms along transit lines.

There are only two still standing, the Comfort Station in Logan Square and a building along Austin Avenue in Columbus Park, according to a Comfort Station history.

The building, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts events throughout the year including film screenings, art exhibitions, concerts, lectures and more.