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Jingle Bell Rock [and roll] your way to Hard Rock Cafe Chicago,  Molise PR client, this holiday season for a free, family-friendly holiday music show featuring Rosie and The Rivets, Chicago’s premiere retro rock and roll show.

Beginning Saturday, November 18, in conjunction with The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, The “Jingle Bell Rock” Holiday Music Show will delight the whole family. The event will feature holiday music favorites with a retro twist in addition to the best danceable music of the 1950’s and early 1960’s for a truly theatrical experience.

During the show, guests will have the opportunity to order food and beverages from Hard Rock Cafe’s legendary menu like the Chicago Pizza Local Legendary Burger, the new vegetarian friendly Cauliflower Burger, fresh salads and decadent desserts. Plus, little ones can enjoy kid-approved items off the Little Rocker menu. Seating for the “Jingle Bell Rock” Holiday Music Show is first come, first serve, and reservations are highly recommended.

What: Family-Friendly “Jingle Bell Rock” Holiday Music Show featuring Rosie
and The Rivets

When: Four Dates: Saturday, November 18 from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, December 1, 8 and 15 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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

Admission:    Free show. All ages are welcome. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at www.HardRock.com/Chicago or by calling 312-943-2252.

For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com/chicago. For more information on Rosie and The Rivets visit www.RosieAndTheRivets.com.

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Oct 052017
 

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Randhurst Village, at the corner of Rand and Elmhurst Roads in Mount Prospect, will present its annual Halloween Fall Festival, a free family festival featuring fun activities and events including a pet costume parade, exotic owls from the Stillman Nature Center, performances and fun crafts on Saturday, October 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festivities kick-off in center court (between The Children’s Place and Carson’s) along Randhurst Village Drive at 11:30 am and continue until 4 pm. The event opens with a costume pet parade, sponsored by the Daily Herald. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. Registration opens at 11:30 am in front of AMC Theatre. For more information, visit http://events.dailyherald.com/.

More free family fun begins at 1 pm with pumpkin decorating stations, keepsake hats made by you with the help from the Rad Hatter, stunning live owls will join the fun, along with other awesome performances. Take a break and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, treats from some Randhurst Village restaurants and more. Everything will take place outside Carson’s south exit in the street and courtyard area.

New features this year include an energetic Balloon Show by Magical Balloon Dude Dale. A show for all ages blends comedy, artistry and music in a one-man balloon show with incredible balloon designs. The 30-minute show will begin at 1:30 pm. At 2:30 pm, the stage turns over to Ryan Freeman and team from RC Juggles Entertainment for an astonishing and enjoyable Magic Show. Guests will be amazed by illusions, impossible escapes, mind reading and comedy.

The free event will also feature the engaging Rad Hatter, Tony Melendez, who will teach kids and parents how to create their own over-the- top, spectacularly designed keepsake hats.  Stop by the pumpkin decorating stations and take home your own pumpkin! (Pumpkins for kids only, one per person.)

Special guests will again include majestic owls from the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.   Spice up your Halloween look with a visit to one of our glitter tattoo artists and take a ride on the horse-drawn wagon through Randhurst Village. 

Guests will be dazzled by the sand sculpture created by The Sand Sculpture Company in Woodstock, IL. They are the current record holder for the World’s Tallest Hand Built Sculpture by the Guinness Book of World Records, and pending a record for the World’s Tallest Sand Sculpture at 34’ 8 5/8”. Master sculptor Ted Siebert will create a scary sculpture of Frankenstein and his family – watch it unfold beginning October13 in front of AMC Theatre. 

Randhurst Village is located at the intersection of Rand Road (Rt. 12) and Elmhurst Road (Rt. 83) in Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.

For more information, visit www.RandhurstVillage.com or call (847) 259-0500. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Mark Spreyer stopped by WGN TV Morning News prior to the fest to chat about some feathery friends, and Magical Ballon Dude Dale and Jonathan from RCJuggle Entertainment also made an appearance to get viewers excited for the weekend’s festivities. Check it out below:

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Imerman Angels Presents the Fourth Annual Wings of Hope Gala

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Saturday, September 9

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Chicago PR firm client Imerman Angels presents the fourth annual Wings of Hope Gala on Saturday, September 9 from 6 – 11 p.m. at a new location, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (120 East Delaware Place). The evening will raise funds for the world’s largest one-on-one cancer support community and advance Imerman Angels’ mission to provide free personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

The Wings of Hope Gala is a black tie optional event that celebrates life and hope. The evening begins with a welcome reception including cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity for guests to bid on impressive auction items. At 7 p.m., guests will enjoy a special program hosted by Ryan Chiaverini, co-host of ABC 7’s Windy City LIVE, including a plated dinner, remarks from Imerman Angels co-founders Jonny Imerman and John May, and Chief Executive Officer Ben Bornstein, plus live and silent auctions followed by music and dancing to conclude the night.

The Wings of Hope Gala will honor Outcome Health with the 2017 Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service within the cancer community and for their ongoing support and dedication in advancing Imerman Angels’ mission. The Angel Award recognizes healthcare companies that demonstrate exceptional medical service and care for patients and their families. Past recipients of the Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service include the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and City of Hope.

Receiving the 2017 Wings of Hope Award for Community Outreach is @properties, a community partner who recently selected Imerman Angels as the recipient of their 2017 “@gives back” program, a Community Fund that provides an outlet for agents, employees and colleagues to make a positive impact on dozens of communities and thousands of lives throughout Chicagoland.

Tickets for the event cost $400, with limited VIP tickets available for $500. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the event, visit www.ImermanAngels.org or call 866-IMERMAN (463-7626).

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact gala@imermanangels.org or call 312-273-1301 for more information.

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WGN TV stopped by to cover the special evening. Click below for the full segment:

 

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Aug 162017
 

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Randhurst Village (intersection of Rand and Elmhurst Roads in Mount Prospect) is bringing together local community groups, stores and restaurants as well as special entertainment and presentations for a day filled with family-friendly fun in a one of a kind outdoor event in its Second Annual Street Fest event Saturday September 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the Centennial Celebration for Mount Prospect at this free event!

The fest will take place on Randhurst Village Drive beginning at Center Court and ending in front of AMC Randhurst theatres. This section of the Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event. Guests are invited to bring their own chairs to enjoy the live performances.

Come early and stay all day. In honor of the Centennial, the first 500 guests will be treated with free birthday cake. And, every 100 minutes, a $100 gift certificate for a Randhurst Village store or restaurant will be given away.

The fun begins at 11 a.m., when the Daily Herald’s Matt Avery presents cars from the 1920s – taking guests back in time to when Mount Prospect was founded. Matt Avery, who weekly tells the stories of cars and their owners, will interview owners and showcase their vehicles.

Get ready to rock out with this year’s Street Fest headliner and area favorite 7th Heaven. The beloved band has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years. 7th Heaven’s songs have been heard on over 7 radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits “Time of Our Lives”, “Stoplight”, “Better This Way” and “Sing”. They are also known for the famous “30 Songs in 30 Minutes” medley of songs from the 70’s and 80’s. 7th Heaven will be performing at Street Fest from 2 to 4 p.m.

The day will be filled with even more dance and musical performances by local community groups and young rising stars throughout the day. Performers include The Mount Prospect Park District’s Dance Ensembles, Trinity Irish Dancers, Forest View Elementary Choirs, Holmes Junior High School, and an amazing group of finalists from the Daily Herald’s Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent contest.

Enjoy food tastings and demonstrations by Randhurst Village establishments. Restaurants include: BlackFinn Ameripub, Buffalo Wild Wings, e+o food and drink, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Truco Taqueria and Outback Steakhouse. Participating retailers include: AMC Theatres, Carters, Orange Theory Fitness, PetSmart and many more.

A variety of non-profit and civic organizations will be onsite providing information on their unique services and offering interactive activities for the whole family. These wonderful groups provide a wide variety of support and education for the needs of the local community including, food for needy families, cancer and grief support, community care and education. Other organizations include: Lemons of Love, Lutheran Charities KARE-9 Military Dogs, Mount Prospect Fire Department, Mount Prospect Public Library, Mount Prospect Park District, Mount Prospect Police Department, River Trails Park District and The Kids Pantry.

Rounding out the day’s festivities will be old-fashioned carnival games, plus fun inflatables and yard games.

Performance times, non-profit activities and event info on stores and restaurants are subject to change. Stay up to date by visiting randhurstvillage.com for more information, or call Randhurst Village offices at 847-259-0500.

Randhurst Village is the exciting redevelopment of Randhurst Mall featuring more than 50 stores and restaurants, and is located at the intersection of Rand and Elmhurst Roads in Mount Prospect.

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR firm clientis gearing up for warmer days with a U2 Pre-Party and VIP Reception featuring live music from UZoo – The Unforgettable U2 Tribute Band on for Saturday, June 3, plus a new Summer Patio Acoustic Series on Fridays and the Hard Rock After Dark series featuring live band karaoke on Thursday nights, and live music on Saturday nights.

U2 Concert Pre-Party & VIP Reception – Saturday, June 3 from 3-6 p.m.

Come in the name of love! Before legendary Irish rock band U2 packs Soldier Field on Saturday, June 3, Hard Rock Cafe invites guests to join in on the U2 Concert Pre-Party featuring a free, live performance from UZoo – The Unforgettable U2 Tribute Band beginning at 3 p.m.

Plus, guests have the option to purchase tickets for the U2 VIP Reception for $75, which includes a three-hour open bar package, hors d’oeuvres, and round trip transportation to the concert at Soldier Field.

Lisa Allen from 101.9 FM THE MIX Chicago will be onsite with THE MIX Road Crew from 3-5 p.m. doing a U2 concert ticket giveaway.

Tickets for the U2 VIP Reception are limited and can be purchased by clicking here.

Summer Patio Acoustic Series – Fridays from 5-7 p.m.

Chicago’s al fresco season begins when Hard Rock Cafe introduces its Summer Patio Acoustic Series, on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. Kicking off on May 5 guests are invited to the outdoor patio for live music and Happy Hour specials extended to 7 p.m.* Check the Hard Rock Cafe website weekly for updates on performers.

Hard Rock Cafe’s Happy Hour features half-priced appetizers* including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Classic Nachos, Wings in your choice of Buffalo Style or grilled with dry seasoning or tossed in Hard Rock’s Classic Rock, Tangy or Heavy Metal sauces, Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta, Tupelo Chicken Tenders and Potato Skins.23a290412fd4b577467e6075_560x366

Happy Hour drink specials include $5 Drafts, $5 pours of house red and white wine from Inspiration Vineyards and $6 shots of Jameson, Fireball and Jack Daniel’s.

*Happy Hour is available at the cafe Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. Half-priced appetizer Happy Hour special excludes Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Jumbo Combo.

Hard Rock After Dark – Live Band Karaoke on Thursdays and Live Music Saturdays at 9 p.m.

Rock star guests can take to the Hard Rock stage for live band karaoke, Thursdays at 9 p.m., and belt out the greatest hits from their favorite artists backed by a full band. Guests will also enjoy drink specials including $4 Chicago draft beers and $5 well drinks.

Every Saturday night at 9 p.m., guests are invited to stop in and jam out with house band The Local Group, playing music ranging from Chicago traditional blues, rock and R&B to jazz, pop and country.

Hard Rock After Dark is open to all ages.

To learn more about Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, call 312-943-2252 or visit www.HardRock.com/chicago.

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May 102017
 

Mercadito Chicago, a Molise PR client, is set to participate in Timeout Chicago‘s first ever Taco Thursday event at Joe’s on Weed Street Thursday, May 11 beginning at 6 p.m. Guests to the event will sample a taco from each of the participating restaurants from around the city, and also sip on two complimentary drinks.

The Taco Thursday event will also feature a live DJ set and games throughout the night. Taco bout a good time!

To help spread the word, Chef Aldo stopped by ABC 7 Chicago to teach Terrell Brown ABC7 how to recreate their signature camarón tacos. Check out the full clip below:

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, in partnership with ReverbNation, hosts a regional battle of the bands, Hard Rock Rising, on Saturday, May 13 beginning at 9 pm. Four local bands will take the stage to compete for their chance to advance on and perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Local music industry leaders will unite in support of Chicago musicians at this high energy competition. Lauren O’Neil from 101WKQX will emcee the evening, and the panel of judges includes Tom Barnas, WGN TV Around Town and Music Lounge Producer; Michael Heidemann, WGN AM Radio Executive Producer and Host of Sound Sessions podcast; and Jim Kopeny, Chicagoist Senior Editor, Arts & Entertainment.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s local finalist will receive $1,000, a Fender instruments prize pack, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack of the artist’s latest recording or video from Bison Disc. They will also advance on to be judged by a panel of international music industry professionals who will select the global grand prize winner. The grand prize recipient will perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium and will have the opportunity to create a professionally produced music video, which will be added to Hard Rock’s world-wide video system.

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Local Chicago band Arbor Creek took home the winning glory at this year’s Hard Rock Rising, and stopped by WGN AM Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez to celebrate by performing some of their hits, as well as chat what’s next for them. Click the photo below for the full segment:

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Show mom how much she rocks this Mother’s Day at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Molise PR client, with a Mother’s Day brunch buffet and a live music show from Leaders of the Pack on Sunday, May 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Families are invited to indulge in a full spread of brunch favorites including: a Honey Baked Ham carving station, sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, French toast, roasted red potatoes, hash browns, fruit and mini muffins. Guests will also enjoy assorted juice options, coffee and tea. Adults are invited to order beverages and cocktails from the regular menu for an additional cost.

Beginning at 11 a.m., enjoy a special performance from Leaders of the Pack, a trio of leading ladies that celebrate the greatest girl groups and female artists, spotlighting the 1940s big band era of the Andrews Sisters, to the Rock & Roll sounds of the 50s, and the 60s pop of the Shirelles, Ronettes, the Supremes and more.

What:
Mother’s Day Brunch and Live Music Show at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

When:
Sunday, May 14
Brunch buffet begins at 10:30 a.m.
Performance by Leaders of the Pack begins at 11 a.m.

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

Admission:
$35 for ages 10 and up, $25 for children 9 years of age and under

Reservations are required: To purchase tickets, click here or visit www.HardRock.com/Chicago.

 

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Apr 112017
 

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PRESS START TO ROCK – UNOFFICIAL C2E2 AFTER PARTY AT HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO

BENEFITTING READING WITH PICTURES

Featuring a cosplay contest, 80’s themed live music, drink specials from Revolution Brewing, raffle prizes and more!

Press Start to Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, the unofficial C2E2 after party on Friday, April 21 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. featuring live music, drink specials, a cosplay contest and more!

The event will benefit Reading With Pictures, a Chicago 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with educators, governments and comic book artists to create educational comics that are used to get children engaged in learning about everything from algebra to sustainability.

Press Start to Rock will be hosted by comic con personalities Erica Fett, Nicole Salera and The Chicago Bombshells, and emceed by Groovie Louie. Guests will get down to 80’s themed tunes with live musical acts Insane Ian, Boy Meets Robot and Freaks Who Geek. Guests will enjoy beverages courtesy of Revolution Brewing, tabletop games organized by Geeky Gatherings and exciting raffle prizes. Video game consoles will be made available by I Play Games.

Dress to impress! Enter the cosplay best-dressed competition for your chance to win great prizes. Cosplay is highly encouraged, but not required.

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Apr 112017
 

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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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Apr 102017
 

Jon Cotay Presents Harajuku Tokyo | April 7

On Friday, April 7, Jon Cotay and Bryant Keil presented Harajuku Tokyo, a private, invitation-only event highlighting top Asian American influencers in the world of fashion, art, music and photography, ahead of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

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Models wore Harajuku inspired fashion and mingled with partygoers as they enjoyed Coors Light, White Girl Rosé, Código 1530 tequila, Red Bull, cocktails featuring Faragello Gold cocktail juice, Toast Vodka and more. Small bites were provided by 14 Parish, Chef Dan Collado, and Chef Gabriel Miranda. Other sponsors included Gage Diamonds, MK Lighting and Y.S. Organic Honey.

Co-hosts included Tek Chung, Eric Demadara, Peter Au, Jerry Zhang, Marisa Buchheit and Ac Mangubat; with event support and showcases including Video Art Installation by Yoyu; Artwork by Forrest Gregory; Fashion Photography by Jon Wong; Celebrity Stylist and Photographer Kevin Roldan; Talent Agent Mark Mendez; Makeup by AGA; Hair Styling by Cosmetologist Chicago and Next Generation; assistant event coordination by Kevin Brodzinski; and music from Orion Roswell, Eliana, Beata, Kidd, Granite and Jason Wu.

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Feb 152017
 

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Imerman Angels Presents the Fifth Annual Blue & White Party

Casino Royale at the I|O Godfrey, Thursday, March 2 

Escape the winter blues and join Imerman Angels, the world’s leading one-on-one cancer support community, at the fifth annual Blue & White Party on Thursday, March 2 from 7-11 pm on the rooftop lounge at the I|O Godfrey (127 W. Huron St.).

Imerman Angels will give partygoers the chance to channel their inner agent at the Casino Royale themed event. Upon arrival, guests will walk the red carpet, enjoy appetizers and sip on select cocktails from the open bar. Guests will also enjoy access to casino games and a chance to win great raffle prizes including Cubs, Blackhawks and Bulls tickets and a Blackhawks or Bulls suite experience. Imerman Angels Founder Jonny Imerman and CEO/Executive Director Ben Bornstein will speak about the mission and its powerful impact during the program.

VIP tickets for the Blue & White Party are $150 and include an exclusive cocktail reception from 6-7 pm, early access to casino gaming and $20 in casino chips. Space is limited. General admission tickets are $100.

Proceeds from the evening will help benefit Imerman Angels’ mission to make personalized connections that provide one-on-one support to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. For more information or to purchase event tickets, visit www.ImermanAngels.org or call 866-IMERMAN (463-7626).

Imerman Angels Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director & Three-Time Cancer Survivor Ben Bornstein and Cancer Survivor, Mentor Angel and Imerman Angels Cancer Support Specialist Ambreen Maan stopped by FOX 32 Chicago studios to chat with Corey McPherrin about the annual Blue and White Party, and the importance of social and emotional support. Check out the clip below:

FOX Good Day Chicago also stopped by the Casino-Royale themed party on Thursday evening. Click below for the full clip:

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Feb 032017
 

HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO GETS SHAMROCKED FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION | CHICAGO PR

Weekend Event with Live Music Performances, Family-Friendly Entertainment,
Food Specials & Green Beer!

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As the city dies the river green in annual tradition, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago invites revelers to ring in the luck of the Irish on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, for the ninth annual Get ShamROCKED bash. The free St. Patrick’s Day celebration features live music, bagpipe performances, activities for the whole family, Irish fare, green beer and more.

The event will raise funds and awareness for 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.

On Friday, March 10 from 8-10 p.m., kick off the weekend with Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Get ShamROCKED preview party hosted in the cafe parking lot. Guests will sip on libations under Hard Rock’s heated tent as they dance to live music from The Hat Guys.

On Saturday, March 11, celebrate with live music from The Hat Guys, bagpipe performances from the Chicago Pipe Band and The Shannon Rivers; plus participate in family-friendly entertainment like face painting, balloon artists and more! Enjoy Irish fare and Hard Rock Cafe classics like Corned Beef Sandwiches, Brats with Sauerkraut, Chili, Hard Rock’s Legendary Cheeseburger and Hamburger, Walking Tacos and Lucky Charm Marshmallow Squares.

Adults can also celebrate with libations including Green Beer, Irish coffee, Bloody Mary’s, festive Jell-O Shots and Irish Car Bombs. Guests are also welcome to dine in Hard Rock’s cafe to enjoy regular menu items.

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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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