Fireball makes triumphant Valentine's Day return

Sat. February 14, 2015 12:18 PM by News Staff

'Fireball is the perfect winter escape,' says promoter Matthew Harvat

Chicago, IL - Revolution Chicago and CircuitMOM Productions present the revival of "Fireball", the historic dance party making its triumphant return on Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, at the House of Blues Chicago.

"Fireball was the grand dame of parties here in the Midwest that brought thousands of people together to celebrate life and music which I think is somewhat missing from Chicago's landscape," CiruitMOM Productions president Matthew Harvat told "Like all of our dance parties, we love seeing the crowds living for the music and having fun with costumes and their friends. Fireball is the perfect winter escape and a great way to spend Valentine's Day."

Originally, started as "The Hearts Party", a small HIV/AIDS fundraiser in the early 90's, the event quickly grew into a 4-day festival of music, entertainment, charitable giving, educational seminars and parties attended by thousands of people from around the world. Many of Chicago's LGBT organizations benefitted from the fundraising efforts of the Heart's Foundation and its army of volunteers. The main event, "Fireball" (as it was later called) rivaled some of the biggest dance parties in the world such as the Palm Springs White Party or Miami's Winter Party.

Related: Throwback photos of previous Fireball parties in Chicago

"Fireball 2015" will heat up the winter chill with amazing music highlights from past Fireball events in an early set by DJ Matthew Harvat. Following his set, making her Revolution and CircuitMOM debut, DJ Alyson Calagna will headline the main event.

"Alyson's epic DJ skills that have filled dance floors around the world are finally going to be unleashed inside Chicago's House Of Blues," said Harvat. "Don't miss your chance to experience her monumental sound this Saturday night."

Tickets are available at Cram Fashion, 3339 N. Broadway, or online at