Wilde Cabaret: “The Roaring 20s”

Jordan FranciscoChamber Ensembles, Wilde Cabaret

Wilde Cabaret's Roaring 20s Poster

It’s no secret that the new “20s” got off to a rocky start. Well, we’re here to change all that! Let the Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret transport you back to the roaring 20s – the glamorous glittering era of bootleg liquor and flapper elegance – with an afternoon of dazzling cabaret performances. Whether by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sophie Tucker, and Bessie Smith or from musicals such as Chicago, Three Penny Opera and Ain’t Misbehavin’, this show is sure to be the cat’s meow!

Location: Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Date & Time: August 20th, 2022 | 1:30 PM
Free, +21

About this Season

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents its 25th anniversary season “Silver Linings.” Founded in 1997, the musicians of Lakeside Pride built a chosen family at a time when acceptance and rights for LGBTQ people looked very different than they do today. Through rough times and good, we’ve found joy in unexpected silver linings.

About Lakeside Pride

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to four major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.


All-gender restroom Yes
A path from the street to the performance spaceYes
Strobe lights and lasersMaybe
Smoke machinesNo

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All patrons must provide either proof of complete vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. Paper and digital copies are accepted.
  • All Lakeside Pride performers are required to prove vaccination status to participate in our ensembles.
  • Masks worn over the nose and mouth are required when not eating or drinking
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or any other communicable illness, please stay home.