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After its inaugural year, Ian's Party grew into a multiday, multivenue festival, attracting bands from not only Chicago but around the country. This year's edition, which kicks off on Fri 1/4 and wraps up on Sun 1/6, takes place at both Township and Quenchers. A festival pass will cost you $30; the Township shows are 18+ and cost $12 individually, while the Quenchers shows are 21+ and $8. Almost 40 bands are on the bill, including a handful of ass kickers such as the Brokedowns, Paper Mice, Wide Angles, Meat Wave, and Absolutely Not. Other notable sets over the course of the weekend include a bunch of solid, long-running local punk rock acts like the Arrivals, the Bollweevils, and Canadian Rifle.
For a full schedule, visit the festival's Facebook page.