Block off the street: Queen City Cartel presents Field Day
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • May 22, 2012 @ 10:19am
A party becomes a lot cooler when a street’s blocked off. Is there a greater example of urban freedom than standing in the middle of Allen Street, basking in the sun in preparation for a packed evening of electronic dance music?
At Queen City Cartel’s Field Day, which invades Allen Street between College and Wadsworth streets from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, offers a hybrid indoor/outdoor party that shines the spotlight on three venues: Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, the Bend and Sample Restaurant. Allen Street reopens for traffic at 10 p.m., but the party, to no one’s surprise, will continue until 4 a.m.. Primary sponsors are vitaminwater and New Era Cap.
Tickets are available for $20 online here, but also in person at Fuse Salon, 849 Elmwood Ave., and Headspace, 67 Elmwood Ave.
QCC and co-founder Steve Rittner have brought their A-game in planning this evening, as nationally-acclaimed musical acts like Munchi, David Heartbreak, Jon Kwest, Cobra Krames and Sines join 30 local DJs in spinning every variation imaginable of electronic dance music.
Here are samples from the bigger names expected to perform:
Here’s the area blocked off for the party between 2 and 10 p.m. Saturday: