1357 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
ALL AGES | GATES OPEN: 5PM
About this event
A message from Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine: If we’re to stand a chance against climate change, we need to update the US power grid. That’s why a dollar from every ticket will support the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading advocate for clean energy and a climate-safe grid. Learn more at cleanupthegrid.org.
ABOUT ANDREW BIRD
Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 15 albums and performed extensively worldwide. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and festivals worldwide.
Bird performed as the Whistling Caruso in Disney’s The Muppets movie, scored the FX series Baskets, and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that exhibited at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Boston’s ICA, and the MCA Chicago. Bird has been a featured TED Talks presenter, a New Yorker Festival guest, and an op-ed contributor for the New York Times.
More recently, Bird released a series of site-specific improvisational short films and recordings called Echolocations, recorded in remote and acoustically interesting spaces: a Utah canyon, an abandoned seaside bunker, the middle of the Los Angeles River, and a reverberant stone-covered aqueduct in Lisbon. Additionally, Bird hosts an ongoing livestreamed series of performances called Live from the Great Room, putting the creative process on display for fans as he performs and converses with friends and collaborators in a candid, intimate setting. Bird will debut on the cast of Fargo’s forthcoming installment, airing on FX September 27th, 2020. Bird's latest album, My Finest Work Yet, was nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
ABOUT IRON & WINE
Iron & Wine is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born and raised in South Carolina, Beam was teaching film when his home recorded debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, was released on Sub Pop records in 2002. Garnering both critical and popular acclaim, Beam was vaulted into the spotlight of the burgeoning indie-folk and Americana scenes. Now entering its 20th year, Iron & Wine have released seven full length recordings, numerous EPs / singles, and collaborations with Calexico, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) and Jesca Hoop all on their way to becoming a four-time GRAMMY nominee. Iron & Wine’s music has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with their distinctly cinematic songs; in particular they’ve become synonymous with the movies Twilight and Garden State and continue to find a home in your favorite film, TV show or streaming playlist. As the world continues to spin - so do Iron & Wine continue on their path of releasing new music and touring. Follow Iron & Wine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT THE SALT SHED
The Salt Shed is 16 on Center’s new indoor/outdoor performance space launching this summer. Multi-faceted and community-driven, the Salt Shed will live at Chicago’s historic Morton Salt complex with the goal of being an epicenter of arts and culture, with live music as its beating heart.
The Salt Shed requires all staff, patrons, and performers to provide proof of full vaccination (two weeks after final dose). Patrons will be asked to show their valid vaccination card (photocopy or digital photo is permissible) when they arrive at the door for entry.