Another Successful Purple Tie in the Books!

What a night! We partied with a purpose and raised money for an amazing organization in Sisters in Cinema. Check out some pics below and videos are coming soon!

Anna DeShawn believes we have a mandate to give back to those who give to us. Eight years ago Anna, Founder/CEO of E3 Radio, decided to live into that by celebrating her 30th birthday by launching an annual benefit to support her favorite nonprofits. Over the years E3 Radio has donated over $10,000 to various organizations in the Chicagoland area.

The Purple Tie Affair: Concert & Silent Auction is special because we intentionally give back to the small organizations who make big impacts. We showcase musical artists, drag performers and one of kind silent auction items.

This year we are pleased to announce that the proceeds will go to Sisters in Cinema.

About Sisters in Cinema

Sisters in Cinema was founded in 1997 as an online resource for and about African American women media makers. Today they are a Chicago based 501(c)3 non-profit with an inclusive mission to center and celebrate Black girls, women, and gender nonconforming media makers, providing programs designed to educate, raise visibility, and support and serve our communities.

They envision a world where all Black girls, women and gender nonconforming media makers and storytellers have equal opportunities to create and thrive.

For more info visit,

When you arrive or login to the Purple Tie be ready to purchase some amazing pieces of art, buy some raffle tickets, and enjoy great entertainment.

This year our exclusive VIP hour will feature one-of-a-kind hip hop artist Aina Brei’Yon. VIP will also have delicious hors d’oeuvres and thank you bags.

Everyone (over 21) are welcome and Sidetrack is wheelchair accessible!

Sisters in Cinema to Open Media Arts Center in South Shore