Free Concert: Blind Aid in Chicago – July 18

“Blind Aid,” a free concert featuring three local bands consisting of some musicians who are blind or visually impaired will be rocking out at the John Hancock building on Saturday, July 18.  This special event takes place in the John Hancock Plaza at 875 North Michigan Avenue, from 1-3 pm, and is sponsored by The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Aveda, the internationally acclaimed beauty care store located at John Hancock Center.

On hand to perform their own unique music will be members of the Blisters (video) featuring Spencer Tweedy, son of Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, the Bismarcks and the Velcro Lewis Group. “We will be delighted to welcome all our visitors and friends to “Blind Aid” where they’ll not only hear great music but gain a greater appreciation for the considerable talents of people who are visually impaired,” said Lighthouse Executive Director Dr. Janet Szlyk.BA-flyer copy

As an added attraction, Aveda will offer massages, makeovers and facials in their store for a donation to the Lighthouse.

“I am thrilled that we are able to partner with The Chicago Lighthouse this year,” said Jerome Garcia, store manager.  “I am so impressed with all of its wonderful programs and services for people who are blind!  I am especially looking forward to the Blind Aid concert on July 18, where hopefully we will be able to raise a lot of money for the agency!”

For further information on “Blind Aid,” call (312) 666-1331, ext. 3643.


  1. This is a worthy non-profit so please go out and support them with this excellent free concert.

  2. I’ll be there to see the blisters!

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