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 today’s GrouponLive deal for a show at Rosa’s Lounge. Each option includes one general-admission ticket and an $8 beverage credit. Doors open at 8 p.m. for all shows. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, choose one of the following shows (up to a $16.25 value):
- Blues Jam with James Wheeler, Ariyo, Harlan Terson, and Tony Mangiullo on either Thursday, February 9, at 9:30 p.m. or Thursday, February 23, at 9:30 p.m.
For $10, you get to see Howard and the White Boys on Friday, February 17, at 9:30 p.m. (up to a $21.25 value).
- For $12, choose one of the following shows (up to a $24.25 value):
- Melvin Taylor and the Slack Band on Friday, February 3, at 9:30 p.m.
- Chicago Blues All-Stars on Saturday, February 18, at 9:30 p.m.
- For $14, you get to see Lucky Peterson on Friday, February 10, at 9:30 p.m. (up to a $29.25 value).
Rosa’s Lounge, praised as “perhaps the best blues club in town” by the New York Times, celebrates 28 years as Chicago’s bastion of blues with a ripe calendar of bona fide ringers and 12-bar big leaguers. Six-string flamethrowers such as Melvin Taylor and James Wheeler appease smoky appetites, and guitar pro Pete Galanis jams and pickles with Nate Manos and Howard and the White Boys. Famed former child prodigy Lucky Peterson shows off his grown-up chops and bearded guitar, and Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band incite howls and stomps as they bend notes until they cry “uncle.” An $8 beverage credit allows fans to partake in PBRs ($3), imported beers ($5–$6) drafts ($5), and mixed drinks ($7–$8) as ears wiggle to Delta-drenched frettings and slow-burning solos.
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.