329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

While the people of Chicago have been just about the best hosts a Truth Tour could ever hope for, Chicago’s weather, well, not so much…

This year’s tour was organized for mid-April so as to avoid Chicago’s notorious winter weather, but it appears that we have arrived in mid-February.  And the forecast for the long-anticipated “Carnaval for Fair Food, Real Rights, and Dignity” this coming Saturday – with predictions calling for temperatures in the 30’s and a good possibility of snow (link to – is no exception. 

As such, though the mobilization for this year’s Carnaval promised to deliver the biggest Truth Tour action yet, the threat of a rain out has left us with no other choice but to move the event inside.  And so we’ve been forced to make the tough decision to change venues from Federal Plaza to the House of Blues – a location that will enable us to have this rally in a dry, family-friendly, and more intimate setting.

The “Rally and Concert for Fair Food” will be taking place at the House of Blues, located at 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday. 

The rally and concert will feature Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine performing together for the first time in seven years, along with a top line-up of musical guests and speakers, including AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, Bishop Manz of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Eliseo Medina of SEIU.

While we are extremely pleased to be able to secure the House of Blues as an alternative venue, the late date of the change did not allow us to find a location large enough to accommodate the several thousand people expected to attend the original Carnaval. As a result, participation will be limited to ticket holders. Tickets are free, but you must act quickly if you are interested in attending this once-in-a-lifetime event.  Email us at: now to get your ticket.

The decision to move the action to a location that will limit participation has not been an easy one, but the possibility of losing the event entirely to harsh weather was too great to risk. We ask for your understanding, and hope that you will be able to join us on Saturday at the House of Blues.  Thanks – Coalition of Immokalee Workers