Celebrating Chicago’s vibrant Acid House scene, Viva Acid’s Multi-Day Funktion returns for another round from Oct. 5 – 9. Paying homage to the roots of this Chicago-born genre, the schedule will include events, workshops and set to initiate conversations that foster broader creativity while inspiring forward-thinking innovation across the industry.
The immersive event will host a run of talks, along with tiered workshops and a classic flyer exhibition at Q Studios on Oct. 5 – 7 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. They will be followed by electrifying DJ-focused activations across various locations in the city, as part of the sustained night-time schedule which will run from 10 p.m. until late Oct. 5 – 8.
Night-time entertainment will be presented at Smartbar, Emporium, Cerise and a secret undisclosed venue yet to be announced. Featuring an incredible lineup that includes Mystic Bill, Eris Drew, Ciel, Jana Rush, Glenn Underground, Mike Dearborn, Woody McBride and more, this will draw local, national and international visitors. See the full schedule of events below.
DAYTIME WORKSHOPS & CONVERSATION
Oct. 5 | Technological Disruption In Music Production • Safer Space • Socio-Political Activism In Acid House
Oct. 6 | Opportunities In Music • Beyond Inclusion • Urban Development And The Birth Of Acid House
Oct. 7 | Staying Creative • Dance Music In A Post-Pandemic World
Oct. 5-7 | Ableton Workshops with Orville Klien and guests
Oct. 5 | Emporium, 9 p.m.: Noncompliant, Jana Rush live, Cqqchifruit, Janeista
Oct. 6 | Undisclosed Location, 10 pm: DJ Hyperactive, Woody McBride, Mike Dearborn, Jaggy
Oct. 7 | Smartbar, 10 pm: Eris Drew, Ciel, Sevron
Oct. 8 | Rooftop Day Party at Cerise, 3:30 pm: Mystic Bill, Glenn Underground, John Simmons, Bai-ee