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- Blues concert tickets and drinks
- Where: Rosa's Lounge
- Seating: general admission
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- $19.99 for a blues concert for two (up to a $44 total value)
- $39 for a blues concert for four (up to an $88 value)
Each show includes the following for each person:
- One ticket (up to a $15 value)
- One drink (up to a $7 value)
Sugar Blue (Wednesdays at 9 p.m.)
Though he has won a Grammy and recorded with the likes of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, harmonica master Sugar Blue still knows how to serve up an intimate, bluesy masterclass. In his weekly "unplugged" sessions at Rosa's, he shows off the sound that the Chicago Tribune has praised as "combining the visceral power of blues expression with the technical acuity and harmonic sophistication of jazz."
Peter Karp and Sue Foley (July 26)
Two of the country's most compelling blues singer-songwriters, Peter Karp and Sue Foley teamed up in 2010 to create He Said She Said, combining their folksy vocals and guitar-picking prowess. Now on tour, the duo delight audiences with their sultry vocals and emotionally resonant lyrics.
Peter Karp and Sue Foley performing "More Than I Bargained For"
Howard and the White Boys (August 2)
Longtime mentees of Buddy Guy, Howard and the White Boys have honed their blues chops at Guy's club Legends and on a slew of midwestern tours with the master himself. The quartet moves effortlessly between whoop-spawning slow jams and incendiary, guitar-driven barn burners.
Howard and the White Boys performing "Somebody Call Muddy Waters"
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.