For those of you who came out, we hope you enjoyed our first Kollaboration Chicago event of 2015! On January 15th, we held our very first open mic night at Jerry’s, located in Wicker Park. Over 70 attended to support 18 very talented performers. The venue hit capacity with people fully engaged in the performances and simply having a great time. We’d like to send a special shout out to  Jungle Audio Engineering and DJ Daniel Ha for helping us make the event possible!

Photos Courtesy of James Lim. Check out more photos from the evening >

Some of the open mic performers included our previous Kollaboration Chicago Finalists such as Sally Moy, Monotone, Flashburn, and Alan & Ashlee. To much surprise, even Kollaboration’s very own Executive Director Peter Jang put on a show! The evening was capped off with fantastic guest performances by Alex De Guzman, Nick Gutierrez and Roz Echevarria. Overall, it’s suiting to say that this event was a huge hit!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to a local non-profit as well as help fund our 10th annual showcase on July 25th! Stay tuned for more Kollaboration Chicago events coming up in March and the next open mic night in April. 🙂

If you are interested in competing at the Kollaboration 2015 Showcase, auditions will be held on March 28th! Learn more or register today >