Blues finds a pleasing way to put identifiable emotions to music, unlike polarizing genres such as freestyle contempt and blue-eyed jealousy. Get emotional with this Groupon.
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$19 for two admissions with two drinks Friday or Saturday, or with four drinks Tuesday or Thursday (up to a $46.50 total value)
$35 for four admissions with four drinks Friday or Saturday, or with eight drinks Tuesday or Thursday (up to a $93 total value)
Admission (a $15 value/person) grants access to the New York Times-lauded club's full calendar of concerts, including upcoming shows from musicians such as Sugar Blue, Melvin Taylor, and Billy Branch. The club closes for private events Wednesday. Available drinks (up to a $7 value each) include Pabst Blue Ribbon, imported beers, drafts, and select mixed drinks.
Founded by an Italian immigrant who was love struck by the blues, Rosa's Lounge gathers minor-key maestros and their fans into a rollicking joint celebrated by Frommer's as "One of the best joints in town for spirited, authentic Chicago blues." Throughout its cozy, low-lit caverns, guests groove to the soulful strains of the guitar, the impassioned wail of the harmonica, and the haunting tinkle of the triangle. Since 1984, performers from a wide spectrum of styles have strode across the stage, from traditional Delta musicians such as Pinetop Perkins and David Honeyboy Edwards to the latter-day Chicago-school folk such as Billy Branch and Sugar Blue.