Texas Ballroom was a 4000 square foot, former Lithuanian Community Ballroom on Chicago's South Side,
turned performance space, gallery, party house and home to a rotating cast of 8 people. I moved there with
Leidy in the fall of 2003, and immediately began hosting and organizing an amazing slew of events. Past
musical performances included Tracy & The Plastics, Barr, The Quails, Mirah, Glass Candy, Lightning Bolt,
and many others. We hosted events such as Pilot! Chicago, Version Festival, Select Media, and the best
Halloween party in Chicago for 4 straight years (no joke). Eventually I moved out to find a more peaceful
living space, and a couple of years later the space was shut down for good, renovated and sold, i guess.
Texas Ballroom residents - Spring 2004.
Clockwise from top: Aay Preston-Mynt, Leidy Churchman, David Gray, Christopher Schulz, Count, Charlie,
Grady Gillan, Michael O'Neill, Alexis Gideon, Jamillah James.