Join Us For A Live Broadcast From Europe’s Favorite Music Competition

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Stockholm, Sweden.

Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s most popular television programs and one of television’s longest running music shows. After more than five decades featuring over 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic with an estimated 125 million viewers watching each year, making it one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world. Featuring kitschy costumes and every style of music—love it or hate it—the contest represents a broad cross section of European culture unmatched by any other event.

A special Eurovision Song Contest cocktail will be available for purchase. The audience is encouraged to bring flags and paraphernalia to represent the participating countries and will vote for their favorite contestant.

Performers from 40 countries will be participating in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, including 15 where Chicago has a sister city: Athens, Greece; Belgrade, Serbia; Birmingham, United Kingdom; Galway, Ireland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Hamburg, Germany; Kyiv, Ukraine; Lucerne, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; Moscow, Russia; Paris, France; Petach Tikva, Israel; Prague, Czech Republic; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Warsaw, Poland.

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest, visit

RSVP preferred, walk-ins welcome.

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