Back Lot Bash
5238 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Note: The directions below are for the main music festival only which takes place Fri/Sat/Sun in the heart of Chicago’s diverse Andersonville neighborhood at 5238 N. Clark St., Chicago 60640. Back Lot Bash is easily accessible by both of Chicago’s major north side highways and by public transportation.


CTA Red Line – Berwyn Ave. Stop
Take Red Line ‘El’ to Berwyn stop. When exiting the station turn left (west) onto Berwyn Ave. Walk 3 blocks until you hit Clark Street. Turn left (south) on Clark and walk 1/2 block to 5238 N. Clark.

Metra (Union Pacific / North Line)
Take Union Pacific/North (UP-N) Line to Ravenswood stop (4800 N. Ravenswood at Lawrence Ave) Go east on Lawrence to Clark and turn left (north). Take Clark 1/2 mile north to 5238 N. Clark.


CTA Bus:
#22 Clark, #92 Foster, or #36 Broadway. An express bus from downtown might also be good option (47 Express to Foster Ave at Sheridan Rd). Walk 6 blocks west to Clark Street or connect to #92 Foster to get you to Clark and turn right (north) to 5238 N. Clark.


Lake Shore Drive:
From Downtown take Lake Shore Drive north and exit at Foster Ave. Go west on Foster to Clark and turn right (north) to 5238 N. Clark

US I-90:
Exit Foster or Lawrence and go east to Clark St. Turn left (north) on Clark to 5238 N. Clark.

US I-94:
Exit Peterson and go east to Clark St. Turn right (south) on Clark to 5238 N. Clark.


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Monica Varri
Owner, Lake Forest Travel Bureau