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EXHIBITIONISM – THE ROLLING STONES
Celebrate the New Exhibition at Navy Pier,
Grand Opening Party to be Held at Hard Rock Cafe with Hot Rocks Band

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, is celebrating the grand opening of Navy Pier’s newest exhibition with a grand opening party for Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, on Saturday, April 15 featuring The Rolling Stones tribute band Hot Rocks Band.

Guests of all ages are invited with complimentary admission to Hard Rock Cafe to join in on the celebration with a night of live entertainment from Hot Rocks Band, a tribute band that presents a theater-like Rolling Stones experience with the music, the look, the costumes and energy of the famous English rock band. Guests will also have the opportunity to win tickets to the exhibition, opening April 15 at Navy Pier.

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit, delivered by DHL, is the largest touring exhibition of its kind at nearly 15,000 square feet. A highly immersive and interactive music experience featuring over 500 rare Rolling Stones items spanning the bands influence on fashion, recording, film and art, culminating in a mind-blowing 3D concert finale.

Hard Rock International is the world’s largest curator of music memorabilia, and Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, is proud to partner with Exhibitionism to offer guests an even more expansive music and history experience. Guests who visit the exhibit between Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, July 30 will receive a complimentary ice cream cookie sandwich when they show their exhibition ticket at the cafe.

Marcia Frost recently mentioned Hard Rock Cafe’s partnership with Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones on her CI Living segment for WCIA 3, a CBS-affiliated television station for Central Illinois. Click the photo below to check out the full clip:

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Jan 272017
 

HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE

Featuring Anthem, Paragon, Earth Program, Oops, The BluPrint Band, Sweet Diezel Jenkins, The My Tys and More!

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago announces their lineup of live music through February featuring performances by Anthem, Paragon, Heroso, Teenage Mutant 90’s Turtles and more.

Anthem and Paragon – Friday, January 27

Beginning at 9:30 p.m., jam out to Anthem, a musical experience that goes above and beyond the typical classic rock band, covering all-time favorites like Styx, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Kansas, Queen, Eagles, Neon Trees, Neil Diamond, Sublime and more!

Paragon hits the stage next, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Originating from the western suburbs of Illinois, this band mixes heavy rock and reggae to provide a new perspective to head bangin’, foot stomping, heart in your throat, music.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $10 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

Earth Program and Oops – Saturday, January 28

First to hit the stage at 10 p.m. is Earth Program. Regarded for their unique cross-genre music stylings, classifying their music as “atomic rawk,” and “space punk,” and incorporating various multimedia elements on stage, Earth Program has extended their unique singular vision by creating an entire universe around it. This group incorporates various multimedia elements including projected visuals, robots & theatrics into their on and off stage repertoire. You won’t want to miss this.

Oops hits the Hard Rock Stage next, beginning at 11 p.m. Oops is a rock trio from Chicago with influences of pop, grunge and punk who quite simply, “melt the faces.”

Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $12 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

The BluPrint Band and Sweet Diezel Jenkins – Friday, February 3

The BluPrint Band, taking the stage at 9:30 p.m., is an aggressive Top 40 Pop cover band that generates high-energy performances that keeps the audience begging for more. Covers include the likes of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Kanye West and much more.

Sweet Diezel Jenkins then perform on the Hard Rock Stage, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Sweet Diezel Jenkins mashes up hits of yesterday and today, adding a heavy hand of backyard feel good party vibe with a dash of gritty juke joint smoky goodness, covering Usher, Kings of Leon, James Brown and more.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $12 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

Country Night with Hodie Snitch, Perry Hutchins and Ethan Kinsella – Saturday, February 4

Country Night at Hard Rock begins at 9:30 p.m. with Hodie Snitch, covering fan favorites from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels and more.

Perry Hutchins takes the stage next at 10:30 p.m. Perry blends styles of rock, blues and country, focusing on writing songs about everyday life that everyone can relate to.

Ethan Kinsella is up next at 11:30 p.m. Devoting his life to country and bluegrass music, Ethan is sure to keep the party going!

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $12 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

The My Tys, Soft Speaker and Jacob Horn Trio – Friday, February 10

The My Tys hit the stage beginning at 9:30 p.m. The My Tys, a 2 tone ska and reggae group, pay homage to classic 2 tone bands such as Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners while also carving out their own sound, bringing something new to the Chicago ska and reggae scene.

Soft Speaker is next, beginning at 10:30 p.m., a Chicago – based group of musicians who perform Sanftsprecher music with crude electric instruments, much to the dismay of purist fans who prefer the orchestral versions.

Wrapping up the evening is the Jacob Horn Trio, beginning at 11:30 p.m. This trio simply goes by an “ill-named narcissistic band from Chicago.”

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $10 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

Heroso and The Teenage Mutant 90’s Turtles – Saturday, February 11

Beginning at 9:30 p.m. guests are invited to jam out with Heroso, a high-energy rock band from Bloomington who cover everything from Aerosmith to Green Day, Lady Gaga to Big & Rich, all done with a rock feel.

Then, beginning at 10:30 p.m., guests are invited to stick around and rock out to Teenage Mutant 90’s Turtles, rising from the sewers beneath the city to jam out and cover all your 90’s favorites, complete with witty banter and 90’s pop culture trivia.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $10 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

Little Birds and Keith Scott Blues – Friday, February 17

Guests are invited to enjoy the sounds of Littlebirds beginning at 9:30 p.m. Littlebirds amplifies a classic Americana sound by layering in violin melodies, heavy hitting guitar synchronization, and 3 & 4 part vocal harmonies for a one-of-a-kind sound.

Then, beginning at 10:30 p.m., Keith Scott Blues takes the stage, a celebrated blues musician who has performed his own brand of blues inspired music at clubs including House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe as well as festivals throughout the country and Canada.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $10 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

Odds Lane and Chronic Edge – Saturday, February 25

Beginning at 9:30 p.m. Odds Lane will take the Hard Rock Cafe stage, complete with varying amounts of reggae, new wave, swamp boogie, and garage rock that leave a delightful melody lingering on your palate long after they finish.

Chronic Edge follows, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Chronic Edge brings a fresh sound to Rock ‘N’ Roll, along with their high energy stage presence, unique sound and self-written music that appeals to a diverse crowd.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for advance purchase and $16 at the door. The show is ages 18+.

For more information on the upcoming live music events at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago or to purchase your advance tickets, visit www.HardRock.com/chicago.

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Aug 252016
 

Want to hear a pizza joke? Nevermind, it’s pretty cheesy. Enough of our tired jokes; instead visit The Comedy Bar, located at Gino’s East River North’s third floor (500 N LaSalle St.) and enjoy the hilarious lineup of upcoming headliners Thursday, August 4th through Saturday August 27th.

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Stop in to Gino’s East River North, a Molise PR client, to enjoy Chicago’s original deep dish pizza and other specialty menu items, plus sample new craft beers on tap provided by Gino’s Brewing Company, then head up to The Comedy Bar to enjoy stand up shows headlined by:

David Helem, September 1-3: Dave Helem is a stand-up comedian from Chicago, Illinois. He attributes his witty sense of humor to the fact that he believes there is something funny in every facet of human life.  He has performed on tour in numerous cities with Hannibal Buress and was able to open up for Doug Stanhope in 2014.  Dave Helem was a member of the 2012 and 2013 Just For Laughs Chicago festival where he performed on the “Breakout Performers” show.

Zoltan Kaszas, September 8-10: Comedian Zoltan Kaszas was born just Zoltan Kaszas in Budapest Hungary. Nineteen years later in San Diego, California he added “Comedian” to his name by stepping on stage and cracking wise. Over the last few years his wise cracks have won him, The Seattle International Comedy Competition, The San Diego Comedy Festival, San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest and The Rockstar Energy Drink Comedy Throwdown. He tells jokes in non-contest formats as well, so come and see Comedian Zoltan Kaszas live!

Andy Hendrickson, September 15-17: Not only has Andy Hendrickson made TV appearances on David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Gotham Comedy Live and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, but he was also one of the stars of the recently released movie The Clean Guys of Comedy. It broadcast live via satellite in over 600 theaters nationwide. His stand-up style is one of the hardest to deliver: dry, clever, and clean. A true comedy veteran with over seventeen years of experience, Andy can adapt his routine to any corporate or professional audience.

Andy has a conversational delivery that draws on real life experiences based on family, work and relationships. A gifted storyteller, he shares hilarious anecdotes about life growing up as the one black sheep in a family, with two Navy Seals and three Ivy League graduates. One of his best known routines centers around his older brother who’s an Admiral, Navy Seal and a Harvard Business School alumnus. “Hey Andy, why are you’re so pale?” “Just my brother’s shadow my whole life.” In 2006, Andy was given the opportunity to thank his brother for his service and performed for him, and the troops, in Iraq. In 2011, he returned to Middle East on the Feeding Freedom Tour. Sponsored by Outback, the tour provided music, Andy’s stand-up and home cooked meals for over 40,000 troops on military bases across Afghanistan.

Paul Hooper, September 22-24: An only child with OCD, Paul Hooper channels his dysfunction into a cathartic harangue. He has an undeniable likability that he plays to the hilt through his bulletproof rants. This native of Charlotte, North Carolina, now residing in New York City, has been featured on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, Red Eye with Tom Shillue, at the HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon, the Boston Comedy Festival, Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Fest and was a finalist in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. A seasoned headliner, Paul has performed in forty-two states and ten countries, including two armed forces tours.  HIs debut solo album, “Tense and Uncomfortable” was released in October of 2013 with Stand Up! Records, and is available on iTunes.

Weekly rotating headliner shows are on Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm & 10pm, and Saturdays at 7:30pm & 9:30pm.

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Weekly Shows at The Comedy Bar

Drunk Science with Sean Flannery, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Chicago comedian Sean Flannery, Drunk Science is a comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more.

Big SEXY Show, every Saturday at 11 p.m. The hottest show in Chicago has landed at The Comedy Bar. Big SEXY Show is a tour de force of burlesque, comedy, circus, vaudeville and music created by internationally acclaimed showgirl and Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee Michelle L’amour.

This show features an ever-changing lineup and rotating cast of over 50 of the best striptease artists, nationally touring stand-up comedians and other strange and wonderful folks to entertain, titillate and amaze you. Fans will never see the same show twice!

Tickets for The Comedy Bar cost $20 for General Admission and $30 for VIP Admission. For tickets and information, visit ComedyBarChicago.com or call 312.836.0499.

Follow on Twitter: @TCBChicago and www.facebook.com/TCBChicago.

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Jul 282016
 

In case you missed the secret Wale show at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, on Wednesday night, here’s what went down:

Photo courtesy of Johnny Fan

Photo courtesy of Johnny Fan

Wale played for more than 45 minutes at the Hard Rock Cafe and Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh joined him onstage for part of the show. 

More than 550 people attended the show and social media was abuzz with Uber riders requesting the experience.  

This was Wale’s first show since having his first child, Zyla, which inspired the name of his upcoming album, “SHiNE”.

Photo courtesy of Marcus Garcia

Photo courtesy of Marcus Garcia

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Photo Courtesy of Marcus Garcia

Jul 272016
 

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Summer and festival season is in full swing in the city, and Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago Public Relations client, (63 West Ontario) is heating up the music scene with a great lineup of live performances at the cafe through the end of September. Join Hard Rock Cafe Chicago in rocking out to the sounds of Rhythm Method, Local Jokes, Man Called Noon and The My Tys. Plus, catch former Million Dollar Quartet member Lance Lipinsky and his band the Lovers in the final run of their live interactive dinner show Rock Baby Rock before it hits the road.

Rhythm Method and Local Jokes

On Saturday, August 13 beginning at 10:30 p.m., guests are invited to rock out with Rhythm Method, an energetic rock band performing hit classic covers and deep tracks from the ‘60s, ’70s, ’80s and ‘90s including hits from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, AC/DC, Sublime, and Weezer. There are no gimmicks, just timeless music played by great musicians.

Then, at 11:45 p.m., Local Jokes, a Blues and Rock cover band, will hit the stage to play songs by renowned artists ranging from Amy Winehouse to Bill Withers.

Tickets are $10 for advance purchase and $15 at the door. The show is all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.HardRockCafe.com/chicago.

Man Called Noon and The My Tys

On Saturday, August 20 beginning at 10:30 p.m., guests are invited to jam out with Man Called Noon, a Chicago based indie/alternative rock band, with a melodic mixture of classic Americana and post-grunge rock, pop, and soul. The band incorporates boisterous guitars and booming bass riffs that erupt over impassioned soulful lyrics, resulting in a distinct and in your-face-sound that can only be harnessed by Man Called Noon.  

Beginning at 11:45 p.m., The My Tys hit the stage. The My Tys, a 2 tone ska and reggae group, pay homage to classic 2 tone bands such as Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners while also carving out their own sound, bringing something new to the Chicago ska and reggae scene.

Tickets are $8 for advance purchase and $12 at the door. The show is all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.HardRockCafe.com/chicago.

Rock Baby Rock- A Live Interactive Dinner Show

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Boogie ‘til you can’t boogie no more! Due to an overwhelming response, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago and Foxhole Chicago have extended final performances of their live, interactive dinner show Rock Baby Rock on select Tuesdays through September including August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and September 6, 20 and 27. Shake, Rattle and Roll once more before they take their final bow and pack up the show to take it on the road.

Rock Baby Rock is a family-friendly and fun-for-all-ages show starring Lance Lipinsky, an original cast member in the hit Chicago musical Million Dollar Quartet where he played the role of Jerry Lee Lewis, and his band the Lovers. Guests of Rock Baby Rock can dance and sing along as the show celebrates the birth and history of the Rock & Roll era of the late 1940s to mid 1960s, featuring major hits from some of the biggest artists of the era including “Great Balls of Fire,” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “Shake Rattle & Roll,” by Bill Haley & the Comets, “Don’t’ Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley, “The Twist” by Chubby Checker and Buddy Holly’s “Peggy Sue”.

Advance Purchase tickets are $50 and include a $20 food and beverage voucher*. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for advanced purchase at www.RockBabyRockLive.com. All ages are welcome.

*Food and beverage vouchers must be redeemed on the same night of the show and are only valid at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago.

For more information on these events and more, please visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call 312.943.2252.

Jul 252016
 

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Want to hear a pizza joke? Nevermind, it’s pretty cheesy. Enough of our tired jokes; instead visit The Comedy Bar, located at Gino’s East River North’s third floor (500 N LaSalle St.) and enjoy the hilarious lineup of upcoming headliners Thursday, August 4th through Saturday August 27th.

Stop in to Gino’s East River North, a Chicago Public Relations client, to enjoy Chicago’s original deep dish pizza and other specialty menu items, plus sample new craft beers on tap provided by Gino’s Brewing Company, then head up to The Comedy Bar to enjoy stand up shows headlined by:

Shane Torres, August 4, 5 & 6: Shane Torres is a professional comedian who won Portland’s Funniest Person in 2013 and was one of Comedy Central’s Comedians (2013) to watch. He performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces (2013) where GQ (UK) called him best newcomer. He travels the country regularly for work, including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot in Seattle, and multiple clubs in the Pacific Northwest.

Michael Larimer, August 11, 12, & 13: Michael Larimer reigns from the cornfields of Iowa.  He studied theater at the prestigious Santa Monica College in California before coming to Chicago in 2004.  Mr. Larimer has trained with The Second City and iO Theaters in improvisation and sketch comedy.  He has written and performed in numerous shows there. His true passion, standup comedy, started five years ago when he was hit in the head with a golf ball, causing mild vision loss.  Mr. Larimer found a new light in standup and strives to produce smart, crazy, original, and highly energetic comedy.  He has performed in the most prestigious comedy clubs all over the Midwest.  Mr. Larimer is also the champion of the ‘Shenanigan’s Comedy Challenge’, where he won his first oversized check.  He would like to thank his friends, family and that golf ball for everything they’ve done. 

Jeff Richards, August 18, 19 & 20: Jeff Richards joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a Featured Player in September 2001. Originally from the Bay area, Jeff moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue comedy as a career. He soon appeared in several local and nationwide commercials and began touring comedy clubs across the country. In 2000 Jeff briefly joined the cast of Fox’s MADtv, appearing most memorably as David Letterman. In 2001, Jeff performed on CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and NBC’s Late Friday. His performance on Late Friday caught the attention of Saturday Night Live who invited him to audition and then to become a feature player for the 27th season of the show. Jeff’s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his-growing arsenal of impressions (including Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, Louie Anderson, Kevin Spacey, Gary Shandling, Charlie Rose, Don Imus, Dustin Hoffman, and Ozzy Osborne) and outrageous original characters (including the “knife guy”, the “drunk girlfriend,” her “jealous boyfriend” and the “jock/meathead” from every 80’s teen movie).

David Merheje, August 25, 26, & 27: Winner of Just For Laugh’s 2011 Irwin Barker Homegrown Comic Award and NOW Magazine’s 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up in 2011, a Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Stand-up in 2012 and another nomination for NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto Award in 2013, Dave Merheje is making waves as one of the edgiest comics in the country today. Drawing from his Lebanese-Canadian perspective and personal experiences straight from the streets, Merheje is unfettered by political correctness. His “no fear” approach to comedy has gained a loyal following. Pure raging energy, he is electric, aggressive and in-your-face. Nothing is sacred as he fires off on urban life, Middle Eastern politics, Islamic extremists, working in strip clubs, club culture, drugs and masturbation.

 He won the 2013 Canadian On Campus Activities (COCA) Performer of the Year award, has been nominated for NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto “Best Male Stand-up”, and shot several episodes for the upcoming television series Too Much Information, which will air on Super Channel! 
He also joined the Gemini Award-winning pop culture series MTV Live as an on-air contributor and became a finalist in NBC’s Stand-up for Diversity search and joined the Stand-up for Diversity College Touring Company performing at select colleges and universities across the US.

Weekly rotating headliner shows are on Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm & 10pm, and Saturdays at 7:30pm & 9:30pm.

Weekly Shows at The Comedy Bar

Drunk Science with Sean Flannery, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Chicago comedian Sean Flannery, Drunk Science is a comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more.

Big SEXY Show, every Saturday at 11 p.m. The hottest show in Chicago has landed at The Comedy Bar. Big SEXY Show is a tour de force of burlesque, comedy, circus, vaudeville and music created by internationally acclaimed showgirl and Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee Michelle L’amour.

This show features an ever-changing lineup and rotating cast of over 50 of the best striptease artists, nationally touring stand-up comedians and other strange and wonderful folks to entertain, titillate and amaze you. Fans will never see the same show twice!

Tickets for The Comedy Bar cost $20 for General Admission and $30 for VIP Admission. For tickets and information, visit ComedyBarChicago.com or call 312.836.0499.

Follow on Twitter: @TCBChicago and www.facebook.com/TCBChicago.

Jun 022016
 

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hyrider7 2Where do you go when the lights go out? To Hard Rock Cafe Chicago for a weekend full of jams! Before American rock and roll band Phish packs Wrigley Field on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Top Chicago PR firm, will host a special pre-party with Hyryder – A Tribute to Grateful Dead on Thursday, June 23 beginning at 9:30 p.m. Once Phish rocks Wrigley Field on Friday and Saturday night, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will keep the night going with two special after parties featuring American Babies and Magic Beans on Friday, June 24 and Something Special and OdderJam on Saturday, June 25. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. and the shows will begin at Midnight.

What:
Jam Weekend at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

When:
Thursday, June 23: 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25: Midnight to 3:30 a.m.

Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
63 W Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60654
312-943-2252

Admission:

Thursday, June 23
Hyrdyer- A Tribute to Grateful Dead
Tickets are $10
Purchase tickets at https://www.universe.com/hyryderhrc

Friday, June 24
Otter Presents American Babies and Magic Beans
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 for VIP Balcony and $120 for VIP Table for 4 with
available bottle service (Does not include bottle)
Purchase tickets at universe.com/americanbeans

Saturday, June 25
Otter Presents Something Special and OdderJam
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 for VIP Balcony and $120 for VIP Table for 4 with
available bottle service (Does not include bottle)
Purchase tickets at universe.com/somethingspecial

            *All shows are Ages 21 and older

For more information, visit www.hardrock.com/chicago.

Apr 062016
 

The Comedy Bar
, our Chicago PR Agency client, located at Gino’s East River North’s third floor (500 N LaSalle St.) announces all-new monthly Sunday shows to their hilarious lineup.Stop in to Gino’s East River North to enjoy Chicago’s original deep dish pizza and other specialty menu items, plus sample new craft beers on tap provided by  Gino’s Brewing Company, then head up to The Comedy Bar to enjoy their new lineup of Sunday shows:T. Murph Presents… April 3: Every first Sunday of the month, South Side comic T. Murph will host a variety showcase of his favorite comedians, along with other variety acts like poets, dancers, and much more.Stand Up, Then Sit Down, April 10: Hosted by The Comedy Bar’s very own Michael Rice, comedians will hit the stage, then sit down to be interviewed by the host in a very “Between Two Ferns” style. Tickets for this show are $5 online and $10 at the door with rotating drink specials.

The Whiskey Journal LIVE, April 17: America’s second favorite source for fake news, The Whiskey Journal, is now a live show at The Comedy Bar every third Sunday of the month. The show will feature veteran Chicago stand-up and Whiskey Journal mogul Kyle Scanlan as host, with comedians Ross Kelly and Tim Barnes as his sidekicks. The Whiskey Journal’s satirical take on modern life and major news events will be on full display, with fresh jokes, sketches, characters, and videos.

Chris Bader and Friends, April 24: Chicago local comedian Chris Bader hosts a night of laughs in a special showcase featuring some of your local favorites, along with special surprise guests each month. This live show will be every last Sunday of the month.

Weekly Shows at The Comedy Bar

Drunk Science with Sean Flannery, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Chicago comedian Sean Flannery, Drunk Science is a comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more.

Big SEXY Show, every Saturday at 11 p.m. The hottest show in Chicago has landed at The Comedy Bar. Big SEXY Show is a tour de force of burlesque, comedy, circus, vaudeville and music created by internationally acclaimed showgirl and Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee Michelle L’amour.This show features an ever-changing lineup and rotating cast of over 50 of the best striptease artists, nationally touring stand-up comedians and other strange and wonderful folks to entertain, titillate and amaze you. Fans will never see the same show twice!Tickets for The Comedy Bar cost $20. For tickets and information, visit  ComedyBarChicago.com  or call 312.836.0499.Follow on Twitter: @TCBChicago and www.facebook.com/TCBChicago.

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Mar 142016
 

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The Comedy Bar at Gino’s East River North
Announces April Headliners
Headliners include Steve Gillespie, Ben Moore, Trenton Davis, Drew Frees, and Amir K.

Want to hear a pizza joke? Nevermind, it’s pretty cheesy. Enough of our tired jokes; instead visit The Comedy Bar, a Chicago PR Firm client, located at Gino’s East River North’s third floor (500 N LaSalle St.) and enjoy the hilarious lineup of upcoming headliners Thursday, March 31 through Saturday April 30.

Stop in to Gino’s East River North to enjoy Chicago’s original deep dish pizza and other specialty menu items, plus sample new craft beers on tap provided by Gino’s Brewing Company, then head up to The Comedy Bar to enjoy stand up shows headlined by:

Steve Gillespie, March 31, April 2 & 3: Hailing from Minneapolis, where after receiving a degree in something or other Steve became really bored and started telling jokes into a microphone. He first began honing his craft at the Acme Comedy Club, and has quickly emerged as a fast-rising talent in one of the strongest and most competitive comedy scenes in the country. Steve has been touring non-stop for the past seven years, appearing in some of the best comedy clubs and festivals in the country. He has made opening appearances for Kyle Kinane, Tommy Johnigan, Dave Attell, Tom Green, Tom Segura, Harland Williams, Jim Bruer, Doug Benson, Gilbert Gottfried, and Emo Phillips. He has appeared in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland OR. In 2012 Steve was named a finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic. He was named runner-up for the Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest in 2013. His debut album Stever Fever was named one of the top ten comedy albums of 2013 by Comedy-Reviews.com. In 2014 he made a two TV appearances on Fox’s “Laughs”.

Ben Moore, April 7, 8 & 9: Longtime favorite is Ben Moore, making his premier headlining appearance at The Comedy Bar. Ben began doing stand-up comedy in a small back room bar packed with drunk college students somewhere in the sleepy Midwest.
He’s gone on to become a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and continues to endlessly tour the nations finest comedy clubs.  He was a finalist in The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and The Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest and won The Funniest Person in Lexington.  He has been featured on the WGN network and tbs.com.  Recently, his first CD, “Never Coming Back”, debuted in the top of the charts on iTunes and Marc Maron, on the WTF Podcast called him a “very funny” and “talented joke-writer.” We think you’ll agree.

Trenton Davis, April 14, 15 & 16: Comedian, actor Trenton Davis is beginning to make his mark on the Comedy scene as one of the funniest comedians alive and truly enjoys talking about himself in 3rd person. Trenton was raised in a dual parent household in a rural county of Greensboro, NC. He attended a high school that was 95% white and then followed that up with attending a historically black college – in neither space did he feel truly comfortable (probably because he often spoke about himself in 3rd person – out loud). Trenton’s comedy (primarily clean) looks at everyday problems and issues (i.e. self esteem issues, dating, war in Afghanistan, politics) and offers hilarious non-everyday solutions. 
Trenton regularly features for over 10 different comedy clubs across the US. Trenton Davis currently resides in Hollywood, California.

Drew Frees, April 21, 22 & 23: Drew Frees is giggle-making gentleman from Chicago.  This former educatory brings a brilliant perspective on the world. He built his comedy chops performing at Chicago staples such as IO, and Second City and has been seen performing in TBS Just For Laughs, Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, and on Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch.

Amir K. April 28, 29 & 30: Amir K is an Iranian American comedian and actor. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his comedy is a hilarious blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir’s work has been featured in Ben Affleck’s Academy Award-winning film “Argo,”” MTV’s “Punk’d”, TBS’s “Men at Work”, Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie” and AXIS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.” Amir is currently a cast member of the MTV show “Jerks with Cameras” and can be seen playing a leading role in the FOX feature film “The Pyramid”. You can follow him on Twitter & Instagram: @AmirComedy

Weekly rotating headliner shows are on Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm & 10pm, and Saturdays at 7:30pm & 9:30pm.

Weekly Shows at The Comedy Bar

Drunk Science with Sean Flannery, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Chicago comedian Sean Flannery, Drunk Science is a comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more.

Big SEXY Show, every Saturday at 11 p.m. The hottest show in Chicago has landed at The Comedy Bar. Big SEXY Show is a tour de force of burlesque, comedy, circus, vaudeville and music created by internationally acclaimed showgirl and Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee Michelle L’amour.

This show features an ever-changing lineup and rotating cast of over 50 of the best striptease artists, nationally touring stand-up comedians and other strange and wonderful folks to entertain, titillate and amaze you. Fans will never see the same show twice!

Tickets for The Comedy Bar cost $20. For tickets and information, visit ComedyBarChicago.com or call 312.836.0499.

Follow on Twitter: @TCBChicago and www.facebook.com/TCBChicago.

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As the city dies the river green in annual tradition, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago invites you to get ShamROCKED. Ring in the luck of the Irish on Saturday, March 12, for the eighth annual “Get ShamRocked” bash. The free St. Patrick’s Day celebration features live music by The Hat Guys and bagpipe performances by The Shannon Rovers. The event will raise funds and awareness for the Misericordia, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides a continuum of care for 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom are physically challenged.

Chicago PR Firm client, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will have a heated tent and guests are encouraged to participate in family-friendly entertainment like face painting and balloon artists. In addition, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will offer Irish fare such as the Irish Rueben, a sandwich featuring slow-cooked, hand-carved corned beef brisket, layered with crispy sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and aged Swiss cheese. Guests ages 21 and over can also celebrate in St. Paddy’s Day spirit with Green Beer for $5 and Irish Car Bombs for $6!

Dine inside the cafe and enjoy Hard Rock Cafe’s limited time Guinness® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger featuring a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey bacon jam, a Guinness Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes and seasoned arugula. The burger will be served alongside a Guinness stout and Hard Rock’s seasoned fries with the option to add a topping of Guinness cheese sauce and bacon, allowing guests to experience Irish stout flavors with every bite. Drink specials include a limited time Jameson Irish Mule, alongside Hard Rock Cafe’s regular menu.

What: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Gets ShamRocked for St. Patrick’s Day

When: Saturday, March 12
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
63 W Ontario, Chicago IL
312-943-2252

Admission:Free; all ages welcome
Suggested donation of $5 at the door
All donations benefit Misericordia

For more information, visit www.HardRock.com/Chicago.

About Misericordia 
Misericordia is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation providing help for those in need since 1921. With the support of affiliated groups, legislators and volunteers, and through the generosity of corporations, foundations, individuals and families, Misericordia will continue to work toward a bright future where persons with disabilities achieve maximum independence and realize their greatest potential – in an environment of dignity, challenge, respect and spirituality. For more information, visit www.misericordia.com.

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Dust off those blue suede shoes! Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR firm’s client, proudly announces the return of Rock Baby Rock as a new resident weekly dinner show beginning on Monday, January 4, 2015. Back by popular demand after a sold-out, three-day engagement in Summer 2015, Rock Baby Rock features the talented Million Dollar Quartet frontrunner, Lance Lipinsky, and his band The Lovers.

Rock Baby Rock celebrates the birth and history of the great musical era of Rock & Roll, featuring major hits from some of the biggest artists of the era including “Great Balls of Fire,” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “Shake Rattle & Roll,” by Bill Haley & the Comets and “Don’t Be Cruel,” by Elvis Presley, as well as many of the great artists that have performed at Hard Rock Cafes around the world. The show pays tribute to the priceless memorabilia found throughout the cafe, and also features the dynamic vocal group, The Lovettes, as they salute the girl groups of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

Tickets for Rock Baby Rock are available for advance purchase for $45 and include a $20 food and beverage voucher.* Each ticket guarantees you a seat at a community table with a server. Please note that guest may be required to share a table with other attendees. Tables will be available no more than 30 minutes before show time.

WGN Morning News‘s Around Town with Ana Belaval recently stopped by for a little preview of what’s to come at Hard Rock Cafe! Check out the photo below:

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Bringing the audience back to the “golden age” of rockin’ roll, this show #RockBabyRock is an original and written by Lipinsky himself. Check out this live performance by Lance Lipinsky and his band, The Lovers.

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First Month Schedule:

Monday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Tuesday, January 5, 12, 19, & 26
7:30 – 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Admission:
Tickets are $45
Ticket includes a $20 food and beverage voucher
Tickets available at www.universe.com/RockBabyRock
All ages are welcome
For more information, visit www.hardrock.com/chicago.

*Food and beverage vouchers must be redeemed on the same night of the show and are only valid at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago.

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Waiter, will my pizza be long?” “No sir, it will be round!” Enough of our tired jokes, instead visit The Comedy Bar, a Chicago PR Firm client, located at Gino’s East River North’s third floor (500 N LaSalle St.) and enjoy the hilarious lineup of upcoming headliners in December.

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Stop in to Gino’s East River North, a top Chicago PR Firm client, to enjoy Chicago’s original deep dish pizza and other specialty menu items, plus sample new craft beers on tap provided by Gino’s Brewing Company, then head up to The Comedy Bar to enjoy stand up shows headlined by:

Kevin Williams, December 3, 4 & 5: Williams is a man that will charm the audience. Williams once served in the Army and United States Coast Guard where he won “The Funniest Person in the Military” Comedy Contest. His Guests are in for a great time while watching his stand up comedy.

The Comedy Bar is hosting a Stand Up Comedy Showcase, on Thursday, December 10 at 8 p.m., which will feature five of The Comedy Bar’s best and favorite comedians coming together on one stage.

Deon Cole, December 11, 12 &13: Chicago-native Deon Cole currently plays the role of the hilarious “black friend”, Charlie Telphy, on ABC’s hit comedy Black-ish, and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart Beat Tour, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Laffapalooza, Def Comedy Jam, and his own standup special on Comedy Central. This is a special event at The Comedy Bar you won’t want to miss!

Cy Amundson, December 17, 18 & 19: A fast-rising comedian from Minneapolis, Cy Amundsen challenges audiences while remaining positively relatable and hilarious with his undeniable electricity on stage. Cy is quickly making a name for himself, already appearing on Conan, Adam Devine’s House Party, and Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening and has also appeared on FOX’s Family Guy and American Dad. Cy has also performed at the 2009 Seattle International Competition and the 2010 Aspen Comedy Festival.

Weekly rotating headliner shows are on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.

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Weekly Shows at The Comedy Bar

Drunk Science with Sean Flannery, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Chicago comedian Sean Flannery, Drunk Science is a comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more.

The Open Mic Show, every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., Admission is free to this weekly event where each performer must spin the infamous wheel and determine their fate, whether it be the time allowed on stage, great prizes and more. Slots for The Open Mic Show are limited. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, and sign ups begin as early as 8 p.m.

The Wiggle Room, every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Chicago’s very own comedian Adam Burke, The Wiggle Room is an enticing show created by one of the world’s top burlesque entertainers, Michelle L’amour, that brings together an unbelievable lineup of Chicago’s top stand-up comics and features the World Famous Chicago Starlets.

Tickets for The Comedy Bar cost $20. For tickets and information, visit ComedyBarChicago.com or call 312.836.0499.

Follow on Twitter: @TCBChicago and www.facebook.com/TCBChicago.

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Dec 162015
 

MUSICIAN DRAKE BELL PERFORMED AT HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO
WITH SPECIAL GUEST LIBERTY DEEP DOWN
Guests Enjoyed VIP Access with an Exclusive Meet & Greet with Drake Bell

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On Saturday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, hosted a live performance and an exclusive VIP Meet & Greet with Drake Bell. Additionally, food and beverages were served throughout the show.

No stranger to the big stage – Bell is best known for his roles on Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show, his starring role on Drake & Josh and for co-writing and performing the theme song to Drake & Josh entitled “Found A Way.” In 2005, Bell released his first debut album, Telegraph, followed by It’s Only Time in 2006 and Ready, Set, Go! in 2014. Bell has toured high schools all around the U.S. during the High School Nation Tour and continues to write and perform with his band.

The special guest opener was Ohio native rock band, Liberty Deep Down, who is known for their unique pop-alternative sound with catchy melodies and vocals. The band has received instant recognition after the release of their 4-song EP back in 2013. This high energy rock band has toured throughout the Midwest, Northeast and West Coast and continues to play live shows, all while gaining fans nationwide.

While in town, Drake Bell also made sure to stop by WCIU You & Me This Morning to serenade Melissa and Jeanne. Click on the photo below for the full performance and interview:

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The Comedy Bar, a Chicago PR Firm client, located at Gino’s East River North’s third floor (500 N. LaSalle St.) is hosting special guest headliner Deon Cole on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 with shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Sunday, December 13 at 8 p.m.

Chicago-native Deon Cole currently plays the role of the hilarious “black friend”, Charlie Telphy, on ABC’s hit comedy Black-ish. He will soon be seen in his much-anticipated lead role in TBS’s Angie Tribeca, created by Nancy and Steve Carell. He will also play the role of Dante in Barbershop 3, set to premiere in 2016.

Deon Cole has had over 20 years of experience as a comedian and has performed standup on Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam on Showtime and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart-Beat Tour, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Laffapalooza, Def Comedy Jam and his own standup special on Comedy Central. Deon continues to be a featured guest correspondent on Conan, where he was also a two-time Emmy-nominated writer.

During the show, guests can also enjoy Chicago’s original deep-dish pizza and other specialty menu items, plus sample new craft beers on tap provided by Gino’s Brewing Company.

Tickets for the show cost $30, and are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.; and Sunday at 8 p.m. VIP and group tickets are also available. For tickets and more information, visit ComedyBarChicago.com or call 312.836.0499.

Follow on Twitter: @TCBChicago and www.facebook.com/TCBChicago.

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TROPICAL SATURDAY LATIN STREET DANCING FUNDRAISING EVENT BENEFITTED BRIGHT PINK, RAISED AWARENESS IN SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago united dancers, musicians, supporters and survivors alike in honor of Hard Rock’s sixteenth annual PINKTOBER™ campaign! On Saturday, October 17 from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a top Chicago PR firm’s client, hosted the Tropical Saturday Latin Street Dancing event and breast cancer awareness month fundraiser that benefitted Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

The Tropical Saturday PINKTOBER breast cancer awareness fundraiser, a dress to impress function, featured live music from Angel Melendez, Tribute Lavoe and DJ Frankie J. Guests were treated to Salsa and Bachata lessons taught by the talented Jose Serrano.  A portion of every ticket sold went to benefit Bright Pink’s mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.

“Breast Cancer is a disease that affects millions,” said Samantha Novitski, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Sales and Marketing Manager. “Our team at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago is honored to support Bright Pink and their mission to help save women’s lives by giving them the tools they need to take action on this disease through early detection with our PINKTOBER initiative.”

Sip to Support
The world-famous Hard Rock brand is thinking pink in support of the sixteenth annual PINKTOBER campaign and giving back never tasted so good! Throughout the month of October, guests can support breast cancer research to help eradicate a disease that affects millions by visiting Hard Rock Cafe Chicago and purchasing the limited time pink non-alcoholic Wildberry Smoothie, a frozen blend of fresh bananas, piña colada mix, orange juice and Monin Wildberry. This drink special carries the color of hope and raises funds for the cause, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Shop to Support
Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER campaign helps fans shop for the cause with the 2015 PINKTOBER merchandise line, including a collector’s edition pin set, T-shirts, scarf, bathrobe, pink sheets and more! PINKTOBER products will be sold online at www.hardrock.com, Hard Rock’s Collectable PINKTOBER pin is available at properties worldwide, including Cafes, Hotels and Casinos, and the PINKTOBER unisex T-shirt is available at Hard Rock Hotels worldwide. Proceeds will benefit BCRF, with 75 percent of the retail price of each pin and 15 percent of the retail price of other products sold going directly to the cause.

Social Message of Strength
As part of the 2015 PINKTOBER campaign, Hard Rock encourages fans to show off their support and strength with #PINKTOBER on social media. Whether sharing photos of Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER merchandise, or displaying how they support breast cancer awareness in their daily lives, Hard Rock looks to its guests to join the fight and utilize the #PINKTOBER hashtag in their social media posts this fall.
For more information on Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER campaign, please visit www.hardrock.com.