For the third year in a row, the Hideout in Noble Square will partner with the Onion's The A.V. Club to produce a music festival. This year the fest will take place Sept. 5-6. It usually brings the best acts in folk, indie rock and whatever the hell it is the Archers of Loaf do (they played the fest in 2011). After lineups that featured the likes of Neko Case, Mavis Staples, The Hold Steady and Young The Giant, anticipation for this year's lineup will likely reach fever pitch just before it is announced May 28. Fans (and their cool dads) of those acts should go ahead and grab early bird two-day tickets right now. If the idea of buying tickets before knowing the lineup turns you off, know that a portion of every ticket sold goes to local charities. For 15 years, the Hideout Block Party was a standalone event before partnering with The A.V. Club, which is owned by the Onion, in 2011.
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