Three days. Two “Dunn”s. One fest. Chicago’s very own, often imitated, never duplicated Dunn Dunn Fest is returning to the Windy City from February 20th to the 22nd.


Tonic Room | 8:00PM | 21+

Kicking things off at the Tonic Room for the first night of Dunn Dunn Fest is singer-songwriter Ryan Joseph Anderson. For the past five years, Anderson has fronted the Chicago rock band, Go Long Mule, in addition to producing the groups two releases. Having spent time working with a slew of other musicians including Chicago’s Rambos, Michele McGuire, and Julie Meckler, Anderson is currently working on his debut solo release inspired by country blues and psychedelic folk.

Following Anderson will be a set by Chicago Farmer – the stage name for folk singer-songwriter Cody Diekhoff. The product of a small town and farming community in rural Illinois, Diekhoff brings passionate storytelling and an honest narrative to his music. Last January saw the release of Chicago Farmer’s sixth album, Backenforth, IL.

Bringing night one of Dunn Dunn Fest to a close will be Nashville singer-songwriter Tristen. A Chicago native, Tristen released her latest album C A V E S last October on PUPsnake records, the label that she founded. Tristen’s unique blend of folk-pop is a soothing and welcome distillation of two genre titans whose path’s rarely cross so successfully. Check out the video for “Catalyst”, the newest single from
C A V E S, below.

The 21+ show starts at 8:00 PM this Thursday at the Tonic Room – 2447 N Halsted. Single day tickets for Dunn Dunn Fest are $15, or you can pick up a weekend pass for only $30.

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