String Cheese Incident in Chicago: Dec. 8th-10th, 2011

Words By Nicholas Stock
Photos By J-man

For the first time since their return, The String Cheese Incident is taking it to the road with an extended tour. Up until now they have done select dates at various venues mainly in Colorado. The "Roots Run Deep" tour has taken the band through the South and up the East Coast before it will deposit them in the Midwest this weekend. All reports from the road have been pretty positive and I personally look forward to catching the tour-closing run at The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. With a minimum of repeats thus far and sit-ins from Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and Andy Hall in Nashville the tour looks great. As any fan knows, tour closers add a level of intensity and act as a culmination of the entire run, which is just one more reason these Aragon shows will be pure fire.

Keep up on all the setlists at Friends of Cheese.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday are sold out, but you can still get tickets for Thursday on etix.

As an added bonus Kyle is hosting yet another Brew Fest in Chicago featuring a collaboration between himself and Family Groove Company. The combination of Kyle and Janis Wallin will definitely be something worth seeing. Not to mention the 12 craft breweries on site, unlimited tastings and a silent auction benefiting Conscious Alliance. While we are on the subject, Conscious Alliance has done posters for every night of the run and Kyle has been inserting a Golden Ticket that gets you backstage for a setbreak beer with the man himself. So be sure to bring your canned food to donate and get your chance at this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Tickets and Info for Kyle’s Brew Fest is at

My goal this time around is to post my reviews the day after the show, including pictures. Of course my Saturday post may not get up until Monday or Tuesday due to the fact that I will be traveling back to Colorado, but I want to get these up as soon as possible so that the people at home who are following on couch tour will get the content quickly.

So stay tuned to MusicMarauders during the run and also follow me on Twitter as I will be tweeting my observations live from the shows.


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