The Ultimate Craft Beer and Music Festival
Featuring 18 Breweries and 10 Bands Across 2 Stages
The event will consist of two stages of music featuring some of the best local talent Chicago has to offer! Plus attendees can enjoy multiple beer sampling areas which will host sixteen breweries featuring many beer selections including seasonal releases, ciders and old favorites.
Local Brews: Lagunitas Brewing, Off Color Brewing, Revolution Brewing, 3 Floyds Brewing, Two Brothers Brewing, Metropolitan Brewing, Miskatonic Brewing, Tribes Beer, Solemn Oath Brewery, Penrose Brewing, Whiner Beer, Forbidden Root Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Destihl Brewery, Half Acre Beer, Maplewood Brewing, Surly Brewing and New Belgium!
Keithen Banks – http://www.keithenbanks.com
Keithen Banks is a self-taught guitarist and vocal artist who embodies the spirit of some of the greatest rock & roll and soul players of our past. His skillful playing and smooth as velvet voice will captivate you from the start. Charming and personable, he sings song with such emotion. Having written and produced all of his own songs, his talents are immeasurable and mesmerizing to behold.
Nasty Snacks – http://www.nastysnacks.com/
Drawing from influences such as Kool and the Gang, Lettuce, Roy Hargrove, Earth Wind and Fire, and Tower of Power, the Snacks have proven to showcase an explosive horn-driven, pocket-slamming performance at each live show. With a chaotic balance of R&B grooves and freaky horn melodies, the Snacks have developed a sound acclaimed by most as "Just Nasty!"
Mike Wheeler Band - https://www.mikewheelerband.com/
The Mike Wheeler Band consists of Mike Wheeler, Larry Williams, Cleo Cole, and Brian James. Mike Wheeler has been playing the Blues since the mid 80's. He did his first Blues gig with Muddy Waters sideman Lovey Lee in 1984. In the early 90's, he played with bassist and vocalist Joan Baby. The band is one of the hardest working bands in Chicago!
Chicago Funk Mafia - http://www.chicagofunkmafia.band/
Chicago Funk Mafia is a progressive funk band with members hailing from all over the galaxy. They are a local chapter of Funk Mafia International, an organization dedicated to the integrity and proliferation of funky music. Its members have worn many hats throughout their musical careers and this band is the culmination of their collective knowledge and influence.
The Hemispheres - http://www.thehemisphereschicago.com/
The Hemispheres perform an eclectic selection of Soul/Motown and R&B standars, along with a few dusty gems for good measure! The showmanship of The Hemispheres is truly unsurpassed. A full 9 piece band gets the dance floor moving and will leave you wanting more.
Dave Herrero – http://www.daveherrero.com
2009 Illinois Blues Blast Debut Artist of the Year Nominee, Dave Herrero grew up in the Tampa Bay area obsessed with music and American Blues and Rock & Roll of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Sneaking out of military school to play in local Blues clubs at age 15 is how he cut his teeth, which prompted his move to Austin, TX to learn from the best. The multi-instrumentalist serves as a singer, songwriter and producer on his new album “Corazon”.
Louie Zagoras is the founder, lead singer/lead guitarist and primary songwriter for the band ROLLOVER. His sound is described as “Roots Rock meets the Blues”. Louie was the first Chicago Rock Artist to ever be signed by the Legendary Bill Graham Management. With the popularity of ROLLOVER’s debut CD growing, Bill Graham puts the band on the road supporting top Rock acts like the Allman Brothers, Joe Satriani, Sheryl Crow, Dave Mason, The Neville Brothers, Blues Traveler and many more.
The North 41 - http://www.thenorth41.com/
The North 41 is a dynamic blend of Rock, Funk, and and Jazz, with the danceability of Pop music and sophisticated musicianship that keeps you hanging on every guitar solo, every drum solo, and every whaling keyboard lick. The Chicago-based band has been winning fans all over the Midwest, and even as far as the Colorado Rockies, since 2014.
Blue Olives – http://www.blueolives.com/
The Blue Olives are a nationally touring powerhouse band as well as regular artists at House of Blues – Chicago. Based out of Madison, WI, they have performed over 3500 shows nationally and currently play 120+ shows a year. Once described as “tight enough to be professional, yet loose enough to be really fun…” They feature sassy horns, amazing vocals, killer harmonies, searing guitar and a funky bass & rhythm section. Known as one of the fiercest jam bands around, with over 400 songs in repertoire and 4 albums released, this group easily goes from playing formal corporate events to large venue rock concert atmospheres!
DJ Andrew Pascale - https://soundcloud.com/djandrewpascale
Chicago DJ, Producer, Vocalist, EDM Crowd Rocking Enthusiast.
Doors @ 5:00PM. This show is for AGES 21 AND OLDER. Valid Photo ID is required for age restricted shows. Forms of valid ID are current and non-expired Driver's License, State ID or Passport. House of Blues Chicago is a standing room only venue, all tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. Please contact the House of Blues Box Office 312.923.2000 to inquire about Dinner Package Seating and/or Disability Seating. Those in need of Accessible seating need to first purchase a General Admission ticket, then contact the venue Box Office at 312.923.2000 to reserve accommodations. House of Blues Chicago is Smoke Free. There is no re-entry.