The Quarantine Concerts

The Quarantine Concerts are a collaborative endeavor of the Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) meant to provide artists a space to share their work and continue to earn a living during this time when most live performance opportunities have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Suggested donation is $5/evening – think of it like paying cover to a concert. 100% of the donations contributed during each performance go to the artists who played that night.

Founded in 1986 by Dawn and Lou Mallozzi, Eric Leonardson, and Perry Venson, Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) presents eclectic performance and installation programming, workshops, and artist talks year round—both in the various spaces around the studio (including its beautiful garden) and at various partner venues around Chicago. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to artistic evolution and the creative exploration of sound.