Celebrate the history of Chicago Blues & Jazz at the famous Parkway Ballroom.
*Must pre-purchase the $10 admission (house policy does not allow cash entry at the door)
Stompin’ at the Parkway Ballroom is a live Blues music and dancing event at the historic Parkway Ballroom hosted by artist Samantha Hill. The Parkway Ballroom was the hot music & dance spot in Bronzeville in the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s. Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn and many Chicago Blues musicians all performed there during Parkway’s heyday. This event will bring back the spirit of the Bronzeville Golden Age with live Blues music and dancing.
7:00 to 8:00pm – Blues Dancing lesson with Sara Cherny and Curtis Ellis from Big City Blues
8:00 to 11:00pm – “LB’s Blues Machine” featuring Lorna Boston
Koco Brunson, keyboards
Ron Prince, guitar
Smokin’ Joe Thomas, guitar/bass
Daryl Mahon, drums
South Side Steve, harmonica
$10 cover, Please bring paper ticket to venue. No ticket sales at the door (house policy).
Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite vintage style for the event.
21+ to enter with Cash Bar
Free Parking available in the rear of the building. For driving directions to the Parkway Ballroom, click here.
This dance event will feature live Blues/Jazz/Soul music from Chicago musicians and new photography by Samantha Hill held in conjunction with her current exhibition Topographical Depictions of the Bronzeville Renaissance at the Art Center.
*Please note, event is held at the Parkway Ballroom, 4445 S. King Drive Ave., Chicago