1st Ward Events
2033 W North Ave
Phone: (773) 537-4441
The 1st Ward is a 6,000 square foot customizable canvas tailored to meet each event’s individual needs. Offering unrivaled, built in amenities including a state-of-the art lighting and sound system, 16ft by 20ft customizable, modular staging and on site production team.
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The space serves the art, film, music, fashion and culinary communities with both private and in-house programming.
A multifaceted space for any occasion:
Art exhibitions / gallery
Brand activated experiences
6,000 square feet of convertible event space
On-site audio and visual team
In house state-of-the art lighting and sound system
Rentals through preferred vendor list
16ft x 20ft customizable, modular staging offering 360 views
Garage door entry and loading dock
Indoor vehicle displays and parking opportunities
Buy out options for Chicago Chop Shop’s restaurant, bar and outdoor space
Onsite event coordinator and staffing (*if applicable)
Chicago Chop Shop catering options
The 1st Ward is a 6,000 square foot hybrid event space tailored to your needs. Fully staffed with an in house production team, the space will host an array of different events-from live music to custom one-off events.
HoursMon: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wed: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Thriftworks [at] 1st Ward / Chop Shop, 04/01Saturday, April 1st, 2017 Silver Wrapper presents.. :: THRIFTWORKS :: [ thriftworksmusic.com/ ] with support from TBA! 1st Ward / Chop Shop 2033 W North Ave Chicago,...
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Govinda w/ Megan Hamilton & Trees at 1st Ward / Chop ShopSaturday, April 15th, 2017 Silver Wrapper presents.. :: GOVINDA :: [ govindamusic.com/ ] with special guests :: MEGAN HAMILTON :: [ soundcloud.com/meganhamiltonmusic...
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Lydia Lunch Retrovirus and guestswith NO MEN In November 2012, Lydia Lunch toured select cities across North America with a monstrous unit dubbed RETROVIRUS, featuring guitarist Weasel Walter...
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Turnspit, The Blind Staggers, Airstream Futures, Kodakrome at Chop ShopTurnspit Thoughtful, melodic punk jams with a lot of heart. Turnspit is gearing up for the release of their debut full-length. The Blind Staggers The Blind Staggers...
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Mike Zabrin's Funktastic with No Turn On Red at Chop Shop
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