The first-ever LAST STOP MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held in Downtown Elgin August 8th and 9th, 2020. So named in honor of Elgin’s concluding placement along the Milwaukee District West train line from Chicago, the festival will feature a diverse lineup of local and national artists. Last Stop aims to be an immersive, inclusive, and vibrant annual event celebrating our city’s love of music. Last Stop will be host to the final battle of Side Street Studio Art’s annual Battle Of The Bands, include curated visual art vendor “stations”, local food and beverage stations, lounge areas, large scale art installations, and creative stations for artmaking and other experiences.

More info coming soon!


Poster Art Contest


Side Street Studio Arts is seeking poster art for our first-ever music festival to be held in downtown Elgin, IL August 8th and 9th, 2020. The Last Stop Music Festival will feature an exciting lineup of local and national artists, host the final battle of SSSA’s annual Battle Of The Bands, vendor “stations” for visual art, food and beverage, lounge areas, as well as creation stations for artmaking and other experiences.


We are looking for eye-catching, original, creative artwork that can be manipulated to work on social media platforms, in print, and so on. Our goal is to work with someone who is flexible style-wise, and who has an eye for concert/band posters.


The chosen work(s) will receive a $100 cash prize, two festival passes, and featured artist-vendor placement at the festival.


Submissions are due by Friday, March 6th at 5pm.

No late work will be accepted.


Questions, email us HERE.

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