The First Time

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3855 N. Lincoln Ave. 3.13.24 $12 advance / $15 door 7:30 p.m.

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Advance tickets for the show are available on the Martyrs' website.

Created in 2010 by former Events Director, Jocelyn Geboy, CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series, ‘The First Time’, is unlike any storytelling show in Chicago. It pairs our six unique readers' personal stories about a first-time experience with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by our house band, The First Time Three, featuring Liam Davis, Gerald Dowd and Steve Frisbie. The band has played with musicians including Robbie Fulks, Nora O'Connor, Justin Roberts, Tributosaurus, Frisbie and more, and takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements of said covers. It is hard to tell what the audience enjoys more: each story or each song. The show is a benefit for and is hosted by The Moth champion, Jenn Sodini.

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini.

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

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