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The Salt Shed

The Salt Shed

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: About indoor/outdoor performance space, The Salt Shed, “Chicago” magazine offers, “Originally built in the 1920s, the old packaging and warehouse facility across the Chicago River from Goose Island reopens its doors this month to welcome music fans as the Salt Shed.

“It’s a massive $46 million overhaul of the 4.2-acre site that Morton sold in 2017. But the venue — which runs along a two-block stretch of the river between North Avenue and Division Street and will accommodate around 4,000 patrons — will retain a sense of its history, with portions of the salt conveyor system still hanging above the entrance.

“Outside, a north-facing stage framed by the steel of the old building will give crowds sweeping views of the downtown skyline behind it. And the Morton Salt sign that caught Finkelman’s eye will remain, but with a fresh paint job.”

The Salt Shed’s opening volley of concerts is posted on its website — opening Aug. 2 with British jazz artists Makaya McCraven, Nubya Garcia and Sons of Kemet and wrapping up with American rock band Death Cab for Cutie on Sep. 24, 2022.

Some concerts are already sold out.

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