- Third Coast Festival
- Navy Pier
- 848 East Grand
- Chicago, Illinois
Listening out in the world
Third Coast listening events (often called "Listening Rooms") present unforgettable audio work in a public setting -- a theater, a coffee shop, a bar -- anywhere with a good set of speakers and where people can gather together and listen. Each event features a special guest and includes a diverse selection of documentary audio work. It’s a little like a book club for radio.
Also! Have docs, will travel. In fact, Have docs, love to travel. The TCF also sponsors and supports other types of audio events in Chicago and beyond. Want us to visit your city or town? Collaborate with your organization? Let us know.
Studs Rules: A People’s ShortDoc Election Event
"If I did one thing I'm proud of, it's to make people feel that together, they count,” said the legendary Studs Terkel.
We hope you’ll join us to make your voice heard! Hosted by Re:sound’s Gwen Macsai, this evening will celebrate the finalists of this year’s ShortDocs Challenge, which invited anyone and everyone to produce short audio stories inspired by Studs’ mighty curiosity. Join us to listen to the candidates – by turns delightful and heartbreaking – weigh their merits, vote for your favorite, and leave with an “I voted!” sticker (of course).
Special guests will include our partners at the Studs Terkel Radio Archive from WFMT and outstanding ShortDocs producers from the Chicago area. Arrive at 6pm for food trucks and drinks, stay to mingle, debate, and fill out your ballot.
The event is hosted in partnership with Lumpen Radio and Public Media Institute – thank you!
WHAT: Third Coast Listening Room & People’s ShortDoc Voting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 3rd / Program starts at 7, arrive at 6 for food trucks and drinks.
WHERE: The Co-Prosperity Sphere / 3219 S. Morgan St, Chicago
TIX: $10, you can buy them here. If available, we’ll also sell tickets at the door.
TLDR version: Sonic delights, delicious local food, cold beer, community.
p.s. Have some time on your ears? Take a listen to all 150 + submissions and guess which 8 made it to the final round!