Mike Wheeler Band

Saturday, March 23rd

8PM-11PM

With a vast knowledge of music, and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke, Mike can sing and play everything so well, that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, Mike slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. 

Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing with and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray and Cadillac Dave. Mike was a well-known member of the Chicago Playboys, a notable band in Chicago, and recorded five albums with this group. Mike has traveled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. He’s traveled to Monaco, France, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium, just to name a few. He’s also shared the stage with the most elite musicians that world has known, including Willie Kent, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Benson, Jimmy Johnson and Shemekia Copeland. Mike was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.

The evening also features burlesque in between sets by Ray Ray Sunshine, followed by a late night DJ set by DJ Zel.

Please note there is a $5 per person entertainment fee for tables seated within the main stage area (including the cabaret, backstage, and side stage).