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Big Dipper and Homer Marrs Perform Benefit Show for Vital Bridges Center Chicago on Chronic Care: Oct 6th


Out musicians BIG DIPPER and HOMER MARRS perform benefit show for Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care on Saturday, Oct. 6, at SIDETRACK THE VIDEO BAR.


CHICAGO, IL–“This is a challenging and frightening time for all direct-service AIDS organizations,” says co-founder Lori F. Cannon. “Funding is at an all-time low for programs such as Vital Bridges, the city’s only meals and grocery service for low-income people living with AIDS.”


Local musicians BIG DIPPER, the flamboyant hip hopper known for his hits “Drip Drop” and “Summertime Realness,” and comedian-turned-musician HOMER MARRS, whose “Facebook Song” was performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” will perform full sets with backing dancers and band, respectively. MARRS will debut his new music video, “Bear411,” at the benefit.


“We’re so thankful to the staff of SIDETRACK, longtime advocates for human rights, equality and the day-to-day lives of those living with AIDS, for hosting this wonderful fundraiser/concert,” Cannon shares. “It promises to be a lot of fun and at the same time provide much-needed assistance to our half-empty shelves at the North Side Pantry.


“Never let it be said that one person can’t make a difference … hope to see you there!”


WHEN:           Saturday, October 6th, 5 p.m.

WHERE:         Sidetrack the Video Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., Chicago

TICKETS:       $20 at the door, includes drink ticket and door prize ticket




BIG DIPPER is a bear of a gay rapper based in Chicago. Known for his playful antics, catchy beatz, and exciting live performances, BIG DIPPER makes everyone wanna shake their ass and bounce their junk. His queer mentality, smart lyricism, and humor give his music an edge and the major sound of music producer Dan Foley can’t be ignored. (


HOMER MARRS released his first EP, “Prom King,” in May. It was produced by JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound’s Ben Taylor and has been called “hilarious” (Windy City Times), “poignant and fun” (Big Gay Horror Fan). At Sidetrack he will perform with Zach Verdoorn (Oh My God), Kyle Greer (Fatally Cool), and Rick Field (Four Post Massacre). (

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