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Backlot Bash 2013 Lineup Announced

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NEW–4-Day Festival now includes a BACK LOT BABY & FAMILY DAY on Sat 6/29 11-3pm featuring entertainment/festivities for LGBT families and friends.

The 2013 line up for ‘Back Lot Bash’ includes headline performances by acclaimed singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick (Fri), popular powerhouse band Dot Dot Dot (Sat) & DJ duo Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey (The L Word) of Uh Huh Her (Sun).

Back Lot Bash (www.BackLotBashChicago.com) is the hottest, most rockin’ and most attended outdoor women’s party taking place over Chicago Gay Pride Weekend. Back Lot Bash features a festive environment with live music, dancing, food, beverages & outdoor fun.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27—COMEDY KICKOFF (6pm): Thursday’s Comedy Kickoff headlines the hilarious Julie Goldman, as well as Sandra Valls with special guest Brandy Howard. Hosted by local comedian Qwen La Roka. The evening is presented by tellofilms.com. Doors open 6pm. Mayne Stage Theater (1328 Morse Ave) $15 limited advance online tickets/$20 door. Tickets available at www.BackLotBashChicago.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 28—ACOUSTIC EVENING (5pm): Back Lot Bash’s sunset acoustic concert headlines acclaimed singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick. Opening performances by Edie Carey, Jen Foster, and Martha Berner. Hosted by Courtney Jackson. Friday tickets are $15 advance online /$20 door. Doors open at 5pm. 5238 N. Clark. 21yrs+ w/valid ID. Tickets available at: www.BackLotBashChicago.com

*NEW* SATURDAY, JUNE 29 –BACK LOT BABY & FAMILY DAY (11am-3pm): A day of fun activities and entertainment for LGBT families and friends. Face painting, hula hooping, arts/crafts, family photos, bubbles and more! Award-winning, children’s musician Laura Doherty performs at 12:30 and folk- pop band The Dreamtree Shakers play at 2:00 pm. Award-winning author Gina Restivo will read from her new book “Speedy Shines.” And, author Brian Addison and illustrator Zac Rybacki will read from their book of children’s poetry “Gumballs: Little Treats to Chew On.” Sat., June 29, 11-3pm; 5238 N. Clark; Tickets at door: $5 adults/$2 kids; Under 2 yrs free. Info: http://www.backlotbashchicago.com/familyday/

SATURDAY, JUNE 29—ALL DAY BASH (3pm): Back Lot Bash’s rockin’ flagship event headlining Chicago’s own DOT DOT DOT with opening performances by The Student Body and GirlBand. Hosted by The Real L Word’s Whitney Mixter & Sara Bettencourt with beats by DJ Teri Bristol. Fashion show by WakeUp Call Tees. Doors open at 3pm. $15 door. 5238 N. Clark. 21yrs+ w/valid ID. Discounted weekend passes available at: www.BackLotBashChicago.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 30—POST PARADE BASH (3pm): Post parade in Andersonville for an outdoor party unlike any other. Sunday’s headliner features an exclusive DJ set by Uh Huh Her members Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey (The L Word). Gina Glocksen Band will also perform with beats by J Worra and DJ All The Way Kay. Hosted by Caitlin Bergh & Ever Mainard. Doors open 3pm. $10 door. 5238 N. Clark. 21yrs+ w/valid ID. Discounted weekend passes available at: www.BackLotBashChicago.com

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