21 Awesome Chicago Concert Venues You Should Check Out

Music lovers visiting Chicago are in for a real treat because there is no shortage of places here to listen to live music.  Whether you are hoping to catch your favorite band or you’re looking to discover some new acts, The Windy City is always teaming with talent both old and new.  In the summer, there are numerous outdoor spaces, in addition to fantastic bars and halls, where you can get your groove on.  Below are “21 Awesome Chicago Concert Venues You Should Check Out.”  If you’re looking for hotels nearby, I suggest you book a room at the historic and newly restored Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

Buddy Guy’s Legends


What:  The quintessential spot for blues by the last word, the real deal, Mr. Buddy Guy!  This iconic blues club in the South Loop near Grant Park is a Continue reading

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You Need to Stop Shaming Me for Being Single.

You need to stop shaming me for being single.


It’s not ME.  It’s YOU.





Being single Being single is not a disease



I have been questioned, studied and treated with Continue reading

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Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones is a Badass Good Time!

The Rolling Stones have been cranking out heart pounding, soul lifting rock ‘n roll for 50 years.  Can you believe it!  The band put together a traveling collection of their history entitled Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones to mark this momentous anniversary,   This amazing exhibit rolled out in London, made its way through New York City, and it is now open in Chicago at Navy Pier.  You can catch it there until the end of July 2017.  Tickets for adults start at $35, and there are discounted tickets for children, seniors, and military.



Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones Chicago



I checked out Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones as soon as it opened over Easter weekend and I loved it.  This exhibit is huge, so I recommend Continue reading

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Recap of the Tax March in Chicago

The Tax March took place in over 150 cities in the U.S. (and some cities abroad) with hundreds of thousands turning out to demand that Donald Trump shows us his tax returns.



Tax March Chicago




Tax March Chicago Daley Plaza

Beautiful day for a peaceful protest!



I attended the Tax March in Chicago which began with Continue reading

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5 Awesome Reasons You Need to Visit Chess Records

I am a serious music lover.  More specifically, I adore the blues and rock ‘n roll.  Etta James is my favorite singer of all time.  By a stroke of good luck, I live just five blocks from Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. However, I have a serious confession.  I also live eight blocks from the historic Chess Records Studios but had not toured it until last week. This fact seems unbelievable, but I have, finally, righted that wrong. Today, I am happy to share my experience with you.  Below is the rockin’ good news about Chess Records:





Chess Records was formed and run by Continue reading

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