Entertainment in Back of the Yards

Select Local Merchants

In the midst of wedding-day chaos or birthday-bash excitement, City2City Productions’ photographers and videographers capture memories that might otherwise be missed. Its DJs even spin the soundtrack for special occasions. They also commemorate entire seasons in life through family portraits, engagement photos, and senior-year photo shoots with friends.

47 Westmore Meyers Rd.
Chicago,
IL
US

The 31st annual Chicago Music Awards honors the city's best entertainers from all genres during a night of performances from established melody makers and up-and-coming acts. The three teen brothers of rock group Rebelmann energize the audience before switching stage space with Sugar Blue, a Grammy Award–winning harmonica virtuoso who honed his skills while playing along to Bob Dylan records and crafting an enormous collection of blown-glass figurines. The evening will also include songs from the six top finalists in this year's highly competitive Chicago Emerging Star Contest as a group that boasts a 13-year-old rapper, a 10-year-old musical prodigy, and a male R & B group competes for a cash prize and a solid-chocolate microphone.

1325 S Wabash Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Affiliated with the Grammys' Producers and Engineers Wing, Kayquarii Studios' audio experts help musicians, filmmakers, voice-over actors, and advertising agencies fine-tune their sound with professional-grade online and in-studio production services.

Artists can upload their tracks for online mixing and mastering, or come in to the studio and record them there. Technicians also helps voice-over actors put together professional demo reels, offering thousands of scripts for them to read and record.

1507 E 53rd St.
Chicago,
IL
US

The planners behind Signature Media Group Speakers masterfully select fascinating people, so that they can share their insights on a stage. For them, keynote speeches are an art form that can engage and inspire audiences on all manner of topics. Most notable are the wide variety of speakers they work with, some of which are corporate CEOs, political strategists, book publishers, and civil rights activists, to name a few. The staff works with its speakers to help curate poignant addresses.

1327 W Washington Blvd
Chicago,
IL
US

For almost 40 years, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of Art Institute Chicago has presented world-class independent, international, and classic cinema.

164 N State St
Chicago,
IL
US

The 'K' of the Chicago Sky's logo towers above the other letters, two thin prongs poking out from the top?a nod to the most famous of the city's iconic buildings. Fittingly inspired by the Chicago skyline, the Sky's uniforms have represented the Windy City since 2006. In those years, some of the WNBA's top players have donned the blue and yellow threads, including Candice Dupree, Epiphanny Price, and Sylvia Fowles?a defensive star who also wore red, white, and blue in London in 2012. In 2010, the Sky transitioned from the UIC Pavilion to a new, permanent home court, packing its neatly folded coaches into suitcases and moving to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

20 W Kinzie St
Chicago,
IL
US