Celebrating Chicago’s vibrant Acid House scene, Viva Acid’s Multi-Day Funktion returns for another round from 5th – 9th October. 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 whilst inspiring forward thinking innovation across the industry.

The immersive event will host a run of talks, tiered workshops and showcase a classic flyer exhibition at Q Studios from 5pm to 10pm between 5th – 7th October as part of the day time programme. This will be followed by electrifying DJ focussed activations across various locations in the city, as part of the sustained night-time schedule which will run from 10pm until late into the night from October 5th through to the 8th.

 The night itinerary will be presented at Smartbar, Emporium, Cerise and a secret undisclosed venue yet to announced. Featuring an incredible lineup that includes Mystic Bill, Eris Drew, Ciel, Jana Rush, Glenn Underground, Mike Dearborn, Woody McBride this will draw both local, national and international visitors.


October 5: Technological Disruption In Music Production • Safer Space • Socio-Political Activism In Acid House

October 6: Opportunities In Music • Beyond Inclusion • Urban Development And The Birth Of Acid House

October 7: Staying Creative• Dance Music In A Post-Pandemic World

October 5, 6, 7: Ableton Workshops with Orville Klien and guests


October 5, Emporium, 9 pm: Noncompliant, Jana Rush live, Cqqchifruit, Janeista

October 6, Venue undisclosed, 10 pm: DJ Hyperactive, Woody McBride, Mike Dearborn, Jaggy

October 7, Smartbar, 10 pm: Eris Drew, Ciel, Sevron

October 8, Rooftop Day Party at Cerise, 3:30 pm: Mystic Bill, Glenn Underground, John Simmons, Bai-ee

Admission to the Talks and Workshops at Q Studios on October 5th, 6th and 7th is free of charge and you can reserve your place via this link.

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