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House of Blues® Chicago Foundation Room® Newsletter
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Concierge Corner
Staff Spotlight
Gold Corner
Upcoming Events
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Concierge Corner Return to Top

Amanda LohmanHappy Fall Everyone!
Though I am sad my first Summer in Chicago is coming to an end, I look back on what a great time I had. I had the chance to experience the rooftops at Wrigley, boating on Lake Michigan, and riding Divy Bikes through the city. It was a great time but I am ready for my favorite season: fall. What's not to love about great weather, pumpkin flavored everything, and weekends filled with Football (Go Blue and Go Steelers--sort of?) I might be saying differently as we near the cold winter months, but I am five months into living in Chicago and I could not be happier.

We have exciting things happening at House of Blues this Fall and I look forward to sharing them with all of you. From Third Eye Blind, to 21 Pilots, we have a great Fall show calendar. Please contact me for information on tickets. In Foundation Room we have some great events planned. We have Mixology 101 with Gordon on October 30th, Bears v. Packers Monday Night Football on November 4th and many more!

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Gordon RobertsonGordon Robertson
Hello, my name is Gordon Robertson. I have worked for House of Blues for seven years. I started in Cleveland and transferred to Chicago five years ago. I truly enjoy working at Foundation Room. I have made so many good friends during my time working here...probably because I get them liquored up, but I'll take it.

I am the lead vocalist in a band called The Damn Choir; I recently spent five weeks in New York recording my new album. Bryce Goggin produced the album and this brings me to another reason I love my job; the management at House of Blues gave me five weeks off and welcomed me back with open arms.

October 30th I will be leading Mixology 101. I will be going over how to make fun, fresh drinks from scratch. This is the first mixology class to take place in Foundation Room so come out and learn how to make delicious cocktails. Contact Amanda to RSVP.

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It's Good to be Gold!
And here's why: Gold Members snagged an invite to some exclusive events in Foundation Room.

Kevin Cronin Fire Hydrant Reveal Party
Foundation Room was proud to host The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants and REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin. Kevin Cronin made an appearance, performed a short acoustic set and showed his support to firemen and first responders by unveiling his hydrant to House of Blues guests. To learn more about The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants, check out their website here. Also keep an eye out for the House of Blues Fire hydrant on the corner of Dearborn and Illinois. (See the pic below).

The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants

Cage The Elephant: Acoustic Performance
September 30
Q87.7 hosted an exclusive private acoustic performance by Cage The Elephant in Foundation Room and extended the invite to a few lucky Foundation Room Gold Members.

Cage The Elephant

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Marjorie GilbergMarjorie Gilberg
IHOBF is pleased to welcome Marjorie Gilberg as the foundation's new Executive Director. A dedicated changemaker and activist, Marjorie has steered the strategic development and communications for a variety of organizations with the common thread of improving the lives of at-risk youth. She has combined an unrelenting passion for social justice with keen business savvy to forge unparalleled partnerships between the nonprofit sector and powerful brands, including Nike, Crest, Mary Kay and Verizon.

"I am so excited to join the amazing team at IHOBF! It is my hope that we will significantly increase the impact and profile of the foundation by meaningfully engaging the House of Blues and Live Nation family, our partners and our vendors - simultaneously promoting success for the communities we serve and our network of supporters," said Marjorie.

Thank you for your ongoing support of IHOBF! Fall programming begins soon — visit for more information.

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11/04 - Bears vs. Packers Football Party
11/08 - Jonny Lang After Party
11/15 - Blues Traveler After Party

Event Photos Return to Top

Country Night

Sue Marcus and friends
Sue Marcus and friends

Nick and Margaret Castrovillari
Nick and Margaret Castrovillari

Matt and Patricia Rees and friends
Matt and Patricia Rees and friends

Rocking Country Entertainment
Rocking Country Entertainment

Members and their favorite boot stomping dancers
Members and their favorite boot stomping dancers

Battle of the iPods

House of Blues' Talent Managers, Sean McDonough and Phil Kosch with special guest Member Judge Ronnie Mandal
House of Blues' Talent Managers, Sean McDonough and Phil Kosch
with special guest Member Judge Ronnie Mandal

Katie and Amanda with participants Greg and Paul Yazel
Katie and Amanda with participants Greg and Paul Yazel

Foundation Room Concierge
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Concierge Hours
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Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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(312) 923–2035.

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