The First Time

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3855 N. Lincoln Ave. 9.4.24 $12 advance / $15 door 7:30 p.m.

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About the show / Ticket information

CHIRP Radio’s longtime live lit and music series, ‘The First Time’, is unlike any other storytelling show in Chicago, pairing six readers' personal "first" stories with a song performance.This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song performed by our house band, The First Time Three, featuring Liam Davis, Gerald Dowd and Steve Frisbie.

The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements of the readers' selections. It is hard to tell what the audience enjoys more: each story or each song.

A portion of the show's ticket sales benefits CHIRP. It is hosted by The Moth champion, Jenn Sodini.

The First Time is produced and directed by Bobby Evers along with Noah Janes, Andy Vasoyan, and Jenn Sodini.

 Special thanks to our show sponsor, the No Wristbands: We Drink for Free Collective, celebrating the  music happening in and flowing through Chicago via their blog and podcast.

  Advance tickets for the show are available on the Martyrs' website or via the "buy now" link above.

 If you'd like to provide press coverage, or if you have any questions about the event, please contact us.  

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