Stompin’ at the Parkway Ballroom is a live Blues music and dancing event at the historic Parkway Ballroom hosted by artist Samantha Hill.
The Parkway Ballroom was the hot music & dance spot in Bronzeville in the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s. Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and many Chicago Blues musicians all performed there during Parkway’s heyday. This event will bring back the spirit of the Bronzeville Golden Age with live Blues music and dancing.
7:00 to 8:00pm – Blues Dancing lesson with Sara Cherny and Curtis Ellis from Big City Blues
8:00 to 11:00pm – “LB’s Blues Machine” featuring Lorna Boston
Koco Brunson, keyboards
Ron Prince, guitar
Smokin’ Joe Thomas, guitar/bass
Daryl Mahon, drums
South Side Steve, harmonica
Lorna Boston in Performance with the Chicago Soul Collective
$10 cover, Please bring paper ticket to venue.
Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite vintage style for the event.
Dancing is encouraged during Blues concert.
21+ to drink with Cash Bar
Free Parking available in the rear of the building. For driving directions to the Parkway Ballroom, click here.
This event is a satellite component to the exhibition RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice at Columbia College and Samantha Hill’s solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Hyde Park Art Center
Special thanks to Keir Briscoe and Ruby Red at Bluetopia.
For additional information about the event, please contact Samantha Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Samantha Hill is a transdisciplinary artist from Chicago, IL with an emphasis on archives, oral story collecting, social projects & art facilitations. Hill creates multi-media installations and performances within historic buildings, landmarks and public locations. http://samanthahill.net