The USO of Illinois, through the support of Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd Ward , Boss Bar, and StarEvents give summer its last “HOO-AH!” by rocking the block at Clark After Dark. The USO of Illinois’ annual Clark After Dark block party celebrates America’s military service members and their families. This year, they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary! Proceeds from the event benefit the USO of Illinois program and services that serve over 330,000 military personnel and military families of Illinois.
USO Clark after Dark is held in River North, at 420 N. Clark St on W. Hubbard Street, between N. Clark and N. Lasalle.
A non-profit organization, the USO of Illinois is fully supported by the generosity of the American people. The USO’s Clark After Dark gives Chicagoans an opportunity to support U.S. Armed Forces members and show their appreciation. $10 General Admission Tickets (donation to the USO of Illinois) will get you access onto the street to enjoy live music by 16 Candles, Liquidated Damages, and LowDown Brass Band! Food and beverage can be purchased from vendors on the street.
The Full LineupThe best Thursday night of the year!
Apply to be a vendor
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 22 ($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
ACCEPTANCE EMAILS: JULY 6
LOAD IN DETAILS: AUGUST 14 *Please note: If you do not receive a “We have received your application OR You have been accepted/denied” email. Double check that you wrote down the correct email address or contact us if you have any questions about the status of your application.
If mailing your application, please mail to:
1609 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Getting to Clark After Dark
GETTING TO CLARK @ HUBBARD
420 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
FROM CTA TRAINS
Clark After Dark is held in River North at 420 N. Clark Street. If you’re planning on taking the train, the purple and brown lines will drop you off at Merchandise Mart. The redline’s closest stop to Clark After Dark is Grand Ave..
FROM CTA BUSES
The CTA #22 Bus is your best bet if you’re located directly south or north of the Clark/Hubbard St. intersection in River North. If you’re coming from the west or east, the CTA #65 bus will drop you off closest to Clark After Dark.