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Shedd Aquarium Evening Music Offerings Continue into September with Shedd After Hours: House Party

Guests will Listen to Local DJs Play Sets Featuring House Classics, Experience Unbeatable City Views and Mingle with Aquarium Animal Residents

August 24, 2023

People dancing on the dance floor with colored lights at Shedd After Hours.

Music offerings at Shedd Aquarium will continue into September with Shedd After Hours: House Party, as Jazzin’ and the warmer summer months come to a close for the year. Four evenings of house music, stunning aquatic backdrops, and food and drink at the aquarium throughout the cooler month will allow adult guests to dive deeper after hours.

Shedd After Hours: House Party is a house music experience for adults 21 and older to experience Chicago DJs, including DJ Wayne Williams, Dee Jay Alicia, Boolu Master and DJ Lady D, in this iconic setting alongside the lakefront. The aquarium has teamed up with these local DJs to continue to offer music surrounded by aquatic life and incredible city skyline views for the first four Fridays of September. Alongside enjoying the music, entertainment and aquarium exhibits, guests can enjoy food and beverages available for purchase throughout the evening.

WHEN: Fridays, September 1 through September 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. 60605

TICKETS: General Admission starts at $39.95 for non-Chicago residents; Chicago Residents: $19.95; Members: $14.95.

Guests are required to purchase tickets ahead of time for Shedd After Hours: House Party. This event is 21+, and a photo ID is required upon arrival. Guests can learn more about what to expect and how to plan for an evening online.

VISUALS: Visuals of previous House Party evenings can be viewed and downloaded here:

Credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Eva Ho