Contact & Location

The Team

Billy Helmkamp is co-owner of The Whistler, an award-winning cocktail bar and music venue in Chicago. He co-founded and programs the annual Logan Square Arts Festival and serves on the board of directors at I Am Logan Square, a non-profit organization that promotes the arts and supports cultural development in the community.


Erik Westra is the owner of Westra & Co., an event production company in Minneapolis. He organizes MaxFunCon, SRCCON, and Solo Team and has worked with clients including Walker Art Center, MIT Media Lab, and IL Humanities Council. He also served as head of promotion and publicity at two legendary concert venues: The Empty Bottle and First Avenue.

The Location

The Chicago Cocktail Summit will take place at Logan Theatre in Chicago, IL. It’s across the street from the Logan Square Blue Line station and Milwaukee Ave #56 bus line. We'll add any satellite events to the map as they are confirmed.

Logan Theatre, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647


On Safety & Inclusion

The Chicago Cocktail Summit is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for people of all races, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, and beliefs. We believe in having a recorded and publicly available set of guidelines as a necessary and important part of building this environment. Please take a moment to read ours, and contact us below if you have any questions or concerns.


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