Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party

June 28, 2012 (CHICAGO)

(RELEASE) Two Nights of World Class Rock at the 28th annual World¹s Largest Block Party. The Block Party is a Chicago Summer tradition not to be missed - each year nearly 20,000 people enjoy two blocks of music, food and fun. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the gate, a two-night pass is available for $75. The price of admission includes four FREE beverages; a choice of beer, wine, soda or bottled water.

About the World's Largest Block Party The World's Largest Block Party is Old St. Patrick's major fundraising event of the year. The Block Party proceeds support the continued artistic enhancement of Old St. Patrick's Church. Proceeds from the World's Largest Block Partysupport the outreach efforts of Old St. Patrick's and the Center for Social Concerns on the Old St. Pat's campus, which houses the following outreach programs: Horizons for Youth; Career Transitions Center of Chicago; Global Alliance for Africa; Harmony Hope & Healing and Lift.For more information on the Block Party, visit www.worldslargestblockparty.com

(STREET CLOSURES)

Chicago, Illinois (June 27, 2012) - On Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Old St. Pat's will host the 28th annual World's Largest Block Party in the heart of the west loop. This year, Des Plaines (from Madison to Adams) and Monroe (from east of the expressway to Jefferson) street is closed 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th and will remain closed until 6:00 a.m. Sunday, July 1st. However, Friday, June 29th from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monroe Street will reopen at the Expressway for access to the Loop. Due to the size of the event and amount of set-up preparations on Thursday, Old St. Pat's apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the gate, if the event is not sold-out. Two-night passes are also available for $75. Admission includes four FREE beverages with choice of beer, wine, soda or bottled water. Celebrity Bartenders will serve beverages from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Main Stage bar. You must be 21 to enter the event; ID is required at the entrance.

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