Morry Sochat and The Special 20’s are bringing a fresh sound to the Chicago Blues scene. They mix classic Chicago Blues with Swing and Rock N’ Roll from the 1950’s. The band is influenced by the Blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Louis Jordan and Junior Wells.

Brooke & the Nice Things

July 27, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm –

Brooke & The Nice Things plays solid originals drenched in the spirit of soul to make you move and covers that you didn’t know were your favorites till you heard them at the show. Brooke & The Nice Things are too young to be old school; however, their influences undoubtedly reflect the Golden Era of Rhythm and Blues.

The evening also features burlesque by Vivi Valens in between sets, followed by a late night DJ set by Barragoon.

Clarissa

August 3, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm –

Globally Toured, Sassy British Soul Singer Clarissa is bringing that extra dose Sass & Class to River North, Chicago! Backed by handpicked North Chicago Musicians, collectively they’re bringing that jazzy & funkalicious goodness. Inspired by the sounds of Aretha Franklin to Amy Winehouse – she performs much loved mashups of all time favorites with some special surprises. 

The evening also features burlesque in between sets, followed by a late night DJ set by Ryan Ross.

Gerald McClendon

August 10, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm –

Gerald, known in Chicago as the “Soulkeeper.” One of the most reminiscent and versatile soul, R&B, singer/songwriter/performer in the recording industry. Gerald McClendon has graced the stage to sellout crowds to practically all the major entertainment venues throughout the Midwest area.

The evening also features burlesque in between sets, followed by a late night DJ set by DJ Cury Henny.

Michael Damani

August 17, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm –

Guitarist and vocalist and band leader Michael Damani has performed at DCASE sponsored events Taste of Chicago Pullman Park, Bronzeville Blues Festival, and Chicago Blues City Tour. He has also performed internationally in Australia on a tour sponsored by Choose Chicago.

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

Yohan Experience

August 24, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm –

Yohan is one of Chicago’s finest vocalists with a songbook ranging from classic love songs and standards through Motown, funk, soul, R&B, as well as songs that you hear on the radio today. As the owner and band leader of his company, Nahoy Entertainment LLC, Yohan always provides a live, engaging and thoroughly entertaining experience dubbed “The Yohan Experience” leaving audiences wanting more.

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

Breezy Rodio

August 31, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm –

Incorporating swing, jump, early double shuffle, ballads and funk, the hard working, ambitious Breezy Rodio displays his mastery of the guitar while spanning the breadth of his interests, from 1940s jump blues to today’s funk-­tinged urban blues.
The evening also features burlesque in between sets, followed by a late night DJ set.