Birds of Chicago

Chicago, IL / Montreal, QC, CA

Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the American world since their inception in late 2012. The Birds attract a mix of indie rockers, NPR-ists, jam-kids and folkies to their gigs, which alternate between moments of hushed attention and wild rock and soul abandon. Built around the chemistry and fire between Allison Russell and JT Nero, the group has included a core band of empathetic assassins since it took to the road full time in 2013. Russell and Nero played with different bands in the mid-aughts (Po’ Girl and JT and the Clouds) before finding their way to each other. Nero found himself a transcendent vocal muse in Russell (a powerful writer in her own right) and the band honed its chops on the road, playing 200 shows a year between 2013-17.

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Friday August 2nd from 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM at Lawrence Chapel - MAIN STAGE
Friday August 2nd from 6:15 PM - 7:05 PM at OuterEdge - MAIN STAGE
Saturday August 3rd from 12:50 PM - 1:40 PM at Stone Arch Brewpub Tap Room
Saturday August 3rd from 3:35 PM - 4:25 PM at Jones Park - MAIN STAGE