Live Music in Chicago: yes, it’s back! (slowly but surely) Delmark artists upcoming LIVE gigs!!!

We are so excited about the long awaited return of live music concerts and concert venues and music clubs back in action. Chicago has an amazing live music scene, and many Delmark Records artists are performing soon. Chicago and Chicago area music venues that feature blues and jazz like Kingston Mines, Rosa’s Lounge, Blue Chicago, Fitzgerald’s, S.P.A.C.E., Green Mill, Promontory, Harlem Avenue Lounge, Andy’s Jazz, SmokeDaddy, Untitled, Hey Nonny, and Epiphany Center for the Arts, and much more are all featuring live music again, albeit in a limited capacity and limited hours and nights of the week- so plan ahead!

Here’s some of the shows coming up featuring Delmark artists we are excited about:

JOHNNY IGUANA Friday, May 14th at The Epiphany Center for the Arts – 7:30 pm. 201 S. Ashland, Chicago

Chicago’s newest music venue! This converted church into an arts center and music venue. “The Sanctuary” has amazing acoustics and is curated by our friend from Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers.

“Imagine a grand staircase leading to a vintage venue with vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, vintage chandeliers, a built-in stage, and all this complemented by a private Niche Bar and Lounge. The Sanctuary is perfectly suited for cabaret styled music productions, literary arts, comedy and magic shows.”-

Johnny Iguana with Michael Caskey
“Rockin’ Bluesy Rollecoaster on a Piano and a Drum Set”
Johnny Iguana: piano and banter
Michael Caskey: drums and laughing

Johnny and Michael will thunder through some classic piano blues but also original compositions and inspired cover-song choices (everything from Tin Pan Alley to Sugar Hill Records)!

Hits listeners upside the head with a mash-up of Otis Spann blues, Albert Ammons boogie-woogie, Ray Charles soul and “Fess” Longhair New Orleans R&B. Catch them in a chaotic ballroom!“–Downbeat Magazine

A revelatory blend of jazz and blues, stirred with punk brio….There are also dashes of classical and world music, and enough stops, starts and hairpin turns to suggest the giddiness of Raymond Scott’s cartoon music…How do they do it?“–Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune


Tues, May 11 : Hey Nonny: Arlington Heights, IL with Brother John Kattke. 7:00 and 9:00.

Friday, May 28: Fitzgerald’s: Berwyn, IL. Full band show outdoors. 7:00.


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