World's Largest Block Party

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the gate, if the event is not sold-out. There is also a two-night pass available for $65. A ticket includes five beverages with a choice of beer, wine, soda or bottled water. The purpose is to celebrate Old St. Pat's mission of community hospitality and to benefit the church and outreach programs.

Over 18,000 people will meet, mingle and dance while enjoying two stages of live music, two nights filled with fun, and two blocks of great food at low prices at West Madison and South Des Plaines. Guests can participate in Live Band Karaoke, Guitar Hero and the world famous bean bags. Plus, the NASCAR Street Tour will be on-site with fun games and giveaways and a steel drummer will perform in front of the church while the doors are open for church tours. Past performances at this spectacular event include: Blues Traveler, Cake, Los Lobos, Cheap Trick, Sonya Kitchell, BoDeans and much, much more.

The 2008 band line-up includes the following:


Main Stage
5:45 p.m. Divebar
7:15 p.m. Ben Kweller
8:45 p.m. Rusted Root (headliner)

South Stage
5:30 p.m. Lynn Jordan and the Shivers


Main Stage
5:30 p.m. Canasta
7 p.m. Todd Carey -- 9 p.m. Pat Monahan of Train (headliner)

South Stage
5:30 p.m. Live Band Karaoke
8 p.m. World Class Noise

Additional opportunities for plenty of fun over this two-night event include the following:

  • The NASCAR Street Tour will be on-site with fun games and giveaways;
  • Enjoy a game of Bean Bags and Guitar Hero;
  • There will be plenty of great food at low prices;
  • Participate in the Pot O' Gold Raffle with a chance to win $25,000;
  • Check out the Steel Drummer performing in front of the church;
  • Admission fee includes five drink tickets (beer, wine, soda, or water);
  • Church tours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on both nights.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call the ticket hotline at 312.648.1590. You must be 21 to enter with a valid ID.
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