Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2015 Summer Festival: Cross Currents. As you probably know, this is a transitional year for Columbia Festival of the Arts as we move to presenting four weekend festivals throughout the year – one in each season.
Cross Currents, our 2015 Summer Festival, began with our Free Opening Weekend on the Lakefront June 12-14, a weekend of outdoor fun for the whole family, and continued through June 27 with film, dance, comedy, theatre, art exhibitions, and a concert performance by five-time Grammy–winning music legends, Blind Boys of Alabama.
Cross Currents was a blend of contemporary artists filled with electrifying performances and fascinating hybrids like global sensation Pilobolus, fusing modern dance theatre and acrobatics, and Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant, celebrating imagination with vintage silent film and live Gypsy swing. The 2015 Summer Festival concluded with a rousing performance by The Best of The Second City, Chicago’s legendary laugh factory of comedy’s best and brightest.
Stay tuned for the details of our 2015 Fall Festival: British Invasion, coming your way in October!