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Applications Coming Along

Well last week we finished our auditions for Urban Gateways Chicago hoping to become one of their touring artists next year. Cross your fingers. We have also once again applied to perform at the SPRA Showcase in November as well…
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Chicago Park District - Nights Out in the Parks

We are happy to finally be able to announce 3 concerts in conjunction with the Chicago Park District in their Nights Out In The Parks Series. Check our show pages for more details. Percussion workshops plus live music
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The Gigs are coming Thick and Fast

Well I might be looking for an intern at this rate. We currently have 22 upcoming gigs this year, and we have already played quite a few.
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Contrabanda Residency

We are happy to announce that the Trio will be playing every 3 weeks at 90 Miles Cuban Cafe on Armitage. Latin Jazz, great food & Atmosphere
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Venue Debuts

Contrabanda are making 2 new debuts at venues this week. We will be playing at 90 Miles Cuban cafe on Armitage this Wednesday from 7PM-10PM and at PorkChop in Hyde Park this Friday from 10PM-1AM. 
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Gigs & Concerts Coming Thick & Fast

We are happy to announce a new venue for us PorkChop in Hyde Park. We have our first of hopefully many gigs to come on April 24th. We also have added a host of gigs to our SHOWS page. Please…
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Summer Gets Busy

Well the summer is shaping up nicely for the band with a lot of gigs coming in. We are working on some others that are not currently on the website. Watch this space for more to develop.
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Contrabanda Meets the Park District.

We are hoping to announce some exciting news in the coming weeks about some collaborations with Chicago park Districts for the summer. Watch this space!
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Winter Approaches

As we had snow in Chicago for Halloween we are working on building up some new rep for the summer of 2015 and planning a few events. You can also check us out on Soundcloud now. https://soundcloud.com/contrabandalive
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MidWest Tour

Keep a look at for a potential midwest tour for Contrabanda. We are working on dates in Peoria, St Louis, Kansas, Madison, & Des Moines for a potential MidWest tour in the fall.
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4th July Weekend

Well what better way to get inspired to play then seeing the Pedrito Martinez Group last night at the City Winery. They were amazing. So today we get to play at RibFest in Naperville. We have also added another date…