Stann Champion and Hassan El-Tayyab at Moods + Foods 2017

Stann Champion and Hassan El-Tayyab at Moods + Foods 2017

Hassan El Tayyab and Stann Champion

The next Moods + Foods performance at Woodard Plaza offers live music with Stann Champion and Hassan El-Tayyab. Enjoy listening to them play outside as the afternoon turns into evening.

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6 PM – 7:30 PM. Looks like good weather for tonight!

On Thursdays this summer and fall, Woodard Plaza will be transformed into a community gathering spot for food and fun. Get a snack or a meal from a food truck or a local restaurant. Hang out with us for live music, literary readings, circus acts, and more. Check out the main Moods + Foods page for the full schedule.

photo by Ernest Collins

Stann Champion performs the music of Americana, Africana, and Caribana. He is also well-known for his community service. Stann has been honored by the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Music Awards many times, most recently with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the music industry and to the community. To learn more about Stann and to find out where he’s playing next, check out the Roots Rock Society website.


Hassan El Tayyab

Hassan El-Tayyab is a community activist, author, singer/songwriter, and founding member of the award-winning acoustic group American Nomad. He has performed up and down the west coast and now brings his prodigious talents to Chicago.




The featured food this week is El Ranchito at 2829 N Milwaukee Ave, just a few steps from Woodard Plaza. This taqueria offers Mexican food for dining in, takeout and delivery. It has been in business here for about 20 years and is a cornerstone of the community.

Moods + Foods mapWoodard Plaza, 2819 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago




The Moods & Foods performance series is co-presented by Northwest Arts Connection, Avondale Neighborhood Association, Greater Avondale Chamber of Commerce, and Activate Chicago

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