Chicago Club Crawl
After dark, hit two of Chicago's hotspots for the best in blues and late night entertainment, the Checkerboard Lounge and Kingston Mines. At each club you will be treated to some of the City's popular Blues artists and entertainers. Transportation, admission and a drink (beer or wine) will be included at each club. With no car and no cover charge, you're free to hop from club to club without missing a beat.
After getting picked up from your hotel you'll visit two of the city's local Blues Clubs for a night on the town.At each club you will be treated to some of the City's popular Blues artists and entertainers. Transportation, admission and a drink (beer or wine) will be included at each club.
Checkerboard Lounge - Chicago's legendary Checkerboard Lounge (the one owned by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells) was closed a few years ago and a new one has been opened in Hyde Park's Harper Court mall. Top-notch blues and jazz musicians--both well-knowns and newbies-- continue to grace the stage. Expect a crowd that's a mix of University of Chicago students, Hyde Park locals, music lovers and fans of the original Checkerboard.
Kingston Mines - One of the oldest Blues clubs in Chicago. They have been voted number one, eight years in a row by Chicago Music Awards. There's something to be said for doing one thing and simply doing it well. That maxim certainly applies to Kingston Mines, one of Chicago's most notable blues clubs. The no-frills music house has two stages, to keep the musicians connected to the audience. Concerts play on the two stages simultaneously, with a bar separating the blues bands dueling nightly. The artists are ordinarily old hands, and five-decade blues veterans are not uncommon.
This is the perfect chance to experience the sounds of the Chicago Blues.