The 15th Annual Love Hangover arrives in 2014 for the Lucky/Unlucky in Love
Find a sympathetic soul during this evening of duets about love.
The Love Hangover, now in its fifteenth year (and its fifth city), is an annual event held on February 15th. On this day-after evening, the world-weary and the true believers alike huddle in pairs, playing songs to heal broken hearts and break whole ones.
Local luminaries of the music scene come two by two and each duo performs love songs to hold forth on love in all of its many guises: the joy, the pain, the humor, the frustration, the ecstasy, the agony, the list goes on and on, just like love.
By the Numbers
- 15 years
- 5 cities
- 33 shows
- 300+ performers
The Love Hangover is an annual multi-city, multi-artist musical event that explores romantic love in all its many guises. Held each year on February 15th, this post-Valentine's showcase features a line-up of duets singing songs of the lovelorn, love sworn and love torn.
The Love Hangover was first staged in Raleigh, NC in 2000, and in 2005 expanded to New York City. In 2008, the showcase moved west to include Kansas City, MO. Ann Arbor, MI followed in 2009, and 2010 marked The Love Hangover's debut in Chicago, IL.
Past performers include members of Guided by Voices, The Magnetic Fields, Whiskeytown, Clem Snide, 11th Dream Day, Cat Power, Freakwater, Poi Dog Pondering, Mascott, Megafaun, Portastatic, The dBs, The Blue Man Group-Chicago, The Connells, KaiserCartel, Cobra Verde, Dish, The Winter Drinks and Shark Quest, as well as solo performers Tift Merritt, Caitlin Cary, Doug Gillard, Tracy Bonham, Anders Parker, Teddy Thompson, Jolie Holland, Rick Moody, Thad Cockrell, Chip Robinson and Garrison Starr.