Founded in 2002, The 16th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party celebrates the spirit of community and togetherness, culminating in this year’s theme, “The Greater Good”. Each year, we dedicate ourselves to presenting a cultural experience that uplifts our community through avenues of partnership, creative collaboration & social engagement. Over the years, the Block Party has grown into a vibrant and thriving affair, offering itself as a launchpad and space-making opportunity for emerging and established artists from the vast reaches of Chicagoland. “The Greater Good” honors a sense of sacrifice for the sake of unity and collective ownership. The Sound System Block Party is an acknowledgement and celebration of the rich & diverse culture of our city and a testament to the great work that can be done when people come together for the sake of building. This year, we’re proud to partner for the fourth time with Downtown Hyde Park Chicago (Special Service Area #61) and the University of Chicago to present the 16th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party on Saturday, July 20, 2019. For residents and visitors alike, Downtown Hyde Park is not simply a commercial corridor found in any Chicago neighborhood… Downtown Hyde Park is its own small town – embracing and supporting a rich blend of shopping, dining, cultural attractions and business services – that invites those who walk its streets to experience the neighborhood’s storied history of eclecticism, warmth and individuality. The Hyde Park Art Center will be leading arts activities in the Kid’s Area from 12-6pm.