The best in live music, fresh seafood and oysters from Shaw’s and Goose Island Beer

WHAT: Shaw’s Oyster Fest Block Party returns to downtown Chicago on Friday, Sept. 26 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Hosted by Chicago’s premiere oyster bar, Shaw’s Crab House, Oyster Fest brings together live music, Goose Island beers, fresh seafood including variety of East and West Coast Oysters, Shaw’s signature crab bites, sushi rolls, fried oysters, lobster rolls, BBQ bites from Bub City and more. More than 3,000 guests are expected to come down to Oyster Fest and slurp up nearly 15,000 oysters from the East and West Coast, signature bites from Shaw’s Crab House, Goose Island beer and live music from singer/songwriter Brett Dennen. A high-energy Oyster Slurp Off will take place at Oyster Fest as last year’s finalists go head-to-head with this year’s contestants to see who will prevail as the slurping champion and take home the $1,000 prize.

This year, Oyster Fest kicks-off the 30th anniversary festivities of Shaw’s Crab House which will celebrate its 30th anniversary of the Oyster Bar in December 2014 and the dining room in April 2015. For the full menu and more information visit

WHO: Shaw’s Crab House, Bub City and sponsors Goose Island Beer, Martin Codax Wines, Bridlewood Wines, Grey Goose and Bacardi

Live music from our headliner folk/ rock singer, songwriter Brett Dennen as well as Andrew Diehl and Odessa will rock out the Oyster Fest stage.

WHERE: 560 W. Grand St. (and the Chicago River)

WHEN: Friday, September 26, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets are available for pre-sale on September 3 for $20 using the code LOBSTER. Beginning Friday, September 5 general admission tickets will be available for $25. For more information, to view the full line-up and menu or to purchase tickets visit


  • Interview opportunities available upon request:
    • Select live music talent including headliner Brett Dennen
    • Shaw’s Crab House and Lettuce Entertain You partners
  • Photo opportunities include:
    • Oyster Slurping Championship at 8:00 p.m.
    • Live musical performances
    • Fresh seafood and signature dishes from Shaw’s

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