Volunteer, get a discount for World's Largest Block Party

May 01, 2012|By Taylor Ervin, RedEye

Old St. Patrick's Church will host the 28th annual World's Largest Block Party this summer welcoming nearly 20,000 guests to the West Loop June 29-30.

"It's a huge party, but it's a party with a purpose," said Lisa Ripson, spokesperson for the event.

The $40 entry fee gets party goers four free beers and access to all of the live music acts which will be announced later this month. VIP tickets are available for $80 and include access to an elevated area near the main stage with a bar and food catered by West End Grill.

Guests can also volunteer for one night of the event and get in on a different night for $25. Volunteer sign-ups begin online May 1.

Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the mission and outreach activities of Old St. Patrick's church, one of Chicago's oldest buildings, predating the 1871 Chicago fire.

Tickets go on sale May, 21.

For more information visit worldslargestblockparty.com

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