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Shaw's 25th Annual Oyster Fest Block Party Preview

October 18 2013 - 9:00 AM

25th Annual Oyster Fest

This Midwestern gal grew up eating oysters by the bucket-ful, so when I heard about Shaw’s Crab House’s 25th Anniversary Oyster Fest Block Party, I knew I had to be there. This year’s party takes place this Friday, October 18, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The block party, which hosted more than 4,500 oyster fans last year, will be located in the parking lot on Rush Street between Hubbard and Illinois, just one block east of Shaw’s Chicago.

This annual fall party includes the chance to enjoy fresh oysters on the half shell, as well as delicious food from, who else, Shaw’s Crab House! Food options will include oyster po’ boys, smoked oysters, king crab bites, fish & chips, clam chowder, fish tacos, Maine Lobster rolls, jambalaya, and more!

No party is complete without some libations so Goose Island will be serving up beers, wine will be offered from Martin Codax and Bridlewood, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade will also be offered.

The block party’s live music lineup features headliner and Grammy-award-winning legend, Buddy Guy! The block party’s full line-up will include:

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Million Dollar Quartet (

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown (

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Quinn Sullivan (

8:00 p.m. Royster Oyster Slurping Championship

8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Buddy Guy (

Tickets are available for $30 each and include admission only. Food and beverage tickets are sold separately once inside the block party and a portion of each ticket’s proceeds will go to the Shedd Aquarium and the Special Olympics. Buy your tickets now at, or at both Shaw’s locations in Schaumburg and River North.

See you at the oyster slurping contest!

Photo Credit: Shaw’s Crab House