Festival of Community Street Bands

Environmental Encroachment. Veterans of street action and indomitable spirits.

Chicago performance art group Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses circus theatrics and an artist marching band to create unique entertainment environments. Performances can include costumes, live music, parades, acrobatics, fire spinning, spontaneous appearances, antics, and audience interaction.

EE Marching Band’s music uses North African, Latin, and traditional American rhythms, fused with electric bass and a brass section. Melodies are folkloric fusions, and creations inspired from New Orleans, Jazz and Rock. EE encourages participation, dance, and freeing the spirit.

Select Festivals:
Sourth By Southwest
Chicago World Music Festival
HONK! Marching Band Festivals (Seattle, Boston, Providence, Austin)
Burning Man
Houston Art Car Parade
Lotus World Music Festival
Chicago Children’s Music Festival
Chicago Folk and Roots Festival
Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival
WZRD College Radio Spring Festival
Cleveland Performance Art Festival

Select Venues:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Krannert Museum of Art, Champaign, IL
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Queens Museum of Art, NY
Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Oriental Institute, Chicago 

Millenium Park, Pritzker Pavillion
Chicago Cultural Center
Sky Church, Seattle Center, WA
Old Town School of Folk Music
Gallery 37 Storefront Theater
The Chicago Theater
The Congress Theater
City of Chicago Halloween Parade
Unity Temple by Frank Lloyd Wright
Chicago’s Navy Pier
Chicago Motor Speedway, NASCAR
Vassar College, NY
Staten Island Ferry NY