Chicago Philharmonic Presents Kishi Bashi: After Party

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Chicago Philharmonic Presents Kishi Bashi: After Party

Chicago Philharmonic presents Kishi Bashi: EXCLUSIVE AFTER PARTY

By The Chicago Philharmonic

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Date and time

Saturday, April 15 · 9:30 - 11:30pm CDT


Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601

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  • 2 hours

Join Chicago Philharmonic for an exclusive after party celebrating Kishi Bashi!

Immediately following "Chicago Philharmonic presents Kishi Bashi: Improvisations on EO9066" at the Harris Theater: meet the musicians and indie-pop-classical music star Kishi Bashi, and enjoy complimentary drinks and bites!


  • Saturday, April 15
  • 9:45-11:30pm
  • DJ Van Paugam spinning rare Japanese vintage vinyl records
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres
  • Dress code is stylish cocktail. Dress to impress!
  • 21+ only
  • After party is only available to concert ticket holders. Purchase your concert tickets here:

Raffle: Purchase a ticket to be entered into a raffle to win a concert poster signed by Kishi Bashi, the orchestra, and Conductor Scott Speck! *Must be present at event to win

**Please note: this event takes place immediately after the 7:30pm concert. Concert tickets are sold separately from after party tickets. All guests must be 21+ with a valid government issued ID that will be checked prior to entrance.

DJ Van Paugam

Van Paugam is a Chicago-based DJ specializing in Japanese music from the 70s & 80s dubbed City Pop. Having collected over 300 rare Japanese vintage vinyl records from his trips to Japan, Van has hosted over 100 live events dedicated to the style within Chicago and other cities including Brooklyn, Miami, Paris, Berlin, and Tokyo. He has been featured on CNN, NHK, and other global publications for his work in popularizing the genre in the West since 2016. Currently, He serves on the board of the Japanese Arts Foundation of Chicago where he consistently leverages the nostalgic elements of City Pop to evoke an appreciation for Japanese culture in new audiences worldwide.

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