This man jumped into Lake Michigan for 365 days straight, and Jeff Tweedy helped him celebrate

by Marty Rosenbaum (WROQ-FM - June 14, 2021)

"The Great Lake Jumper" has jumped into Lake Michigan every day for the last 365 days to help support CIVL, the Chicago Independent Venue League advocating on behalf of the city’s independent performance venues.

About CIVL | Chicago Independent Venue League

Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) advocates on behalf of Chicago’s independently owned and operated concert venues and music halls. Founded in 2018, CIVL works to ensure the long-term viability of its member venues so they may continue to provide event-goers with enjoyable live music experiences.

Chicago’s reputation as a world renowned live music hub is largely due to independently owned and operated music venues’ legacies of nurturing homegrown talent. Performers from every genre are afforded opportunities to earn national recognition. More than 50 CIVL member venues proudly represent Chicago’s culture and musical style.

CIVL is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. Visit for more information or to contribute.


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