The Art Institute of Chicago and Pitchfork Announce Three-Night Event 'Midwinter'

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The Art Institute of Chicago and Pitchfork have announced ‘Midwinter’ - a three-night music event Friday, February 15th thru Sunday, February 17th. A takeover will include a wide variety of performances from over 30 artists including Kamasi Washington, Panda Bear, Slowdive, DJ Koze, Joey Purp, JPEGMAFIA, Tortoise, Jlin, Mykki Blanco, Deerhunter, Grouper, Perfrume Genius, Zola Jesus, Mount Eerie and more.

Midwinter will be open from 6:00PM-12:00AM each night of the takeover with surprise performances in various spaces and ambient noise installations inspired by various exhibits. Gallery Soundscapes will come from Nico Muhly, Tashi Wada & Julia Holter, Stars of the Lid, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Midori Takada, Visible Cloaks, Helado Negro and Llyas Ahmed. Pitchfork Radio will be doing a series of broadcasts featuring artists interviews, DJ sets, panels, conversations and more.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, November 16th at 10:00AM at midwinter.pitchfork.com. Discount tickets are available for those who join The Evening Associates of The Art Institute of Chicago. Membership options can be found here.


Sunday, February 17th 
Oneohtrix Point Never 
Laurie Anderson 
Perfume Genius 
Zola Jesus + Smerz 
Hiss Golden Messenger 
Weyes Blood

Performing Nightly
Madison McFerrin 
Mary Lattimore 
Daniel Bachman 
Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux 
Marisa Anderson

Full weekly breakdowns below:

Friday, February 15th
Slowdive 
DJ Koze + Baba Stiltz 
William Basinski (with the Chicago Philharmonic) 
Mount Eerie 
Mykki Blanco 
Yves Tumor 
Sudan Archives

Saturday, February 16th 
Kamasi Washington 
Panda Bear 
Tortoise
Deerhunter 
Grouper 
Jlin 
serpentwithfeet 
William Basinski