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Preeminent Guitarist Jim “Kimo” West visits Chicago with 4-time GRAMMY Award-winning “Weird Al” Yankovic

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Jim “Kimo” West, is not only regarded as one of the world’s preeminent practitioners of the ancient art of ”ki ho’alu” or Hawaiian “slack key” guitar, but is also known as longtime guitarist for the most successful musical comedy artist, 4-time GRAMMY Award-winning “Weird Al” Yankovic. “Weird Al” Yankovic – “Ridiculously Self Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour”… Read more »

Shinedown and Godsmack Announce Co-Headlining Summer 2018 Tour

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This summer, rock fans across the country should prepare to be rocked hard when the SHINEDOWN/GODSMACK co-headlining summer tour hits more than 30 cities.  Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour kicks off July 22 and make stops in Chicago (Friday, July 27th at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL), Los Angeles, Las… Read more »

Sweet Honey In The Rock Appointed Ensemble-In-Residence at the University of Chicago for 2018-19 Season

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GRAMMY Award-nominated Sweet Honey In The Rock The internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-nominated female African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock has been appointed the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago for the 2018-19 season. This appointment follows a highly successful two-year residency of Imani Winds, a cutting-edge, GRAMMY Award-nominated woodwind… Read more »

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2018 Announces Phase Two Lineup

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Following last week’s Phase One announcement, SPRING AWAKENING is proud to reveal the Second Phase which features the roster for this year’s six Branded Stage showcases! Additionally, GANJA WHITE NIGHT has been added to perform on the Equinox Stage, following their recent performance at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom.  Tickets available online at Spring Awakening Music Festival 2018… Read more »

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2018 Announces Phase One Lineup

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SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL (SAMF) announces a massive Phase One lineup for its seventh annual installment, taking place Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th. In 2018, the largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest will return to the beautiful Addams-Medill Park in Chicago.  Tickets available online at Spring Awakening Music Festival 2018 website here…. Read more »

5-time GRAMMY Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo at The Rio in Santa Cruz

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5-time GRAMMY Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo Hello. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is like a basic need.  Eat, sleep, Black Mambazo. It’s a sound so unbelievably grounding to your heart – They go in for it right away. Love. They take your bad vibe and dance it out, eliminated through a spirited and rhythmic kick jab punch…. Read more »

On the Red Carpet at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Concert Honoring Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac is the first band to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year.  The group joins the list of MusiCares Person of the Year honorees Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King,… Read more »

On the Red Carpet at The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Honoring of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

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The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing hosted the prestigious invite-only 11th annual GRAMMY Week event honoring 15-time GRAMMY Award-winner Alicia Keys and GRAMMY Award-winning Producer Kasseem Dean, aka “Swizz Beatz.” The celebration of artistic contributions of P&E professional members was held at The Rainbow Room, an iconic NYC landmark, to pay homage to producers,… Read more »