As the city of Chicago continues easing COVID-19 restrictions, local nightclub Spybar has announced its first series of shows in 16 months beginning on July 9th.
Taking to Instagram on June 22nd, Spybar posted, “July 9th – Spybar Returns! (We’ve missed you)” along with the details of two sets of weekend shows. The lineup includes Chicago-area DJ/producer Gene Farris playing from open to close this Friday. Anthony Attalla also joins Incorrect Music for a showcase alongside Carlo Lio on Saturday. Proof of vaccination is required for all shows.
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The announcement follows the State of Illinois’ June 11th executive order allowing businesses to operate without mask mandates. Spybar isn’t the first venue to host a series of reopening events. Last weekend, house and techno club Smartbar welcomed dancers back with a series of 6 sold-out shows.
Chicago continues seeing signs of improvement, with COVID-19 positivity rates dropping down to 0.6% as of June 23rd. In an effort to vaccinate more residents, officials announced a series of incentives including one-day Lollapalooza passes and $50 GrubHub gift cards.