2nd Story performs 3-4 events per month all over the fine city of Chicago (and beyond!) Though the format of the performance will vary from venue to venue (sometimes we do three stories, sometimes four, or five, or two; sometimes we have live music, sometimes we work with a DJ or sound designer), the timbre is always the same. Since our goal is to get people talking and telling their own stories, there’s always space and time for our audience to connect to each other. Click on the left menu bar to see all our upcoming shows. Our very next performance is listed below.

Our Next Performance

Home for the Holidays

Doors at 7pm; stories and music start at 7:30pm.

Doors at 7pm; stories and music start at 7:30pm.

Following the tremendous success of their collaboration last season, 2nd Story and Lakeview Orchestra will once again team up to present a symphonic story sampler. The performance will explore the joy of the season, journeying through a tale of working disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to a nativity play casting gone horribly wrong. These heartfelt and funny stories will be combined with popular holiday tunes of Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, and more for a evening of stories and songs sure to get your spirit soaring and toes tapping.

ROCKS Lakeview, located a few minutes walk north at 3463 N Broadway, is a proud restaurant partner with Lakeview Orchestra. Patrons will receive a 10% discount the night of the concert by showing their ticket stub or program book. ROCKS Lakeview also generously donates a portion of your bill back to Lakeview Orchestra. For more information about ROCKS Lakeview, visit or call 773-472-0493.

Curated by CP Chang and Earliana McLaurin. Directed by Dorothy Milne. Sound Design by Gregory Hughes and Lakeview Orchestra.

$15 online, $20 at the door, free for students while inventory lasts.

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