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JOANNA CONNOR New Year's Eve Celebration!

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Joanna Connor - Burgers, Blues & Brews - a New Year's Eve Celebration at The Venue!

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The Venue is pleased to present Joanna Connor at a very special New Year's Eve Celebration - Friday, December 31 at 10 pm. Doors open 8. Champagne Toast at Midnight!

This New Year's Eve party kicks off our monthly Burgers, Blues and Brews event - where we feature one of Chicagoland's BIGGEST & BEST Blues acts on stage - PLUS a few select menu items from Gillerson's Grubbery Food Truck.

Doors will open at 8pm. Venue guests can grab some grub from the food truck, have some brews and settle in for an evening of Blues, followed by a New Year's Eve champagne toast.

Advance Premium Seating - $22

Advance General Admission - $20

+$5 door

INDOOR SHOWS: MASKS & VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

All patrons will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA emergency use-authorized vaccine in order to attend a show at The Venue. Proof of vaccination must be shown at the Box Office entrance, along with a photo I.D. to enter the event space. Patrons must be masked at all times, including during the show, except while consuming beverages while seated. Masks must cover the nose and mouth.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Numerous artists have been influenced by or had love affairs with the iconic art form called the Blues. Not many sought after it by diving headfirst into its epicenter – Chicago, and even fewer women have made the attempt.

Joanna made a pilgrimage at the age of 19 to the Windy City and set her mind to move there three years later. An abridged version of her years spent during the 80s prolific blues explosion would include years spent playing with Dion Payton and the 43rd St Blues Band in residencies at Buddy Guy’s Checkerboard Lounge , Theresa’s , the Cuddle Inn on the Southside of the blues capital, absorbing musical and life lessons playing guitar with Buddy Guy, Jr Wells, Otis Rush, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Lefty Dizz, Sugar Blue, Billy Branch, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Littlejohn, Magic Slim, Eddie Shaw and many other artists.

Years spent touring Europe , Asia , South America were to follow, deals with Gibson Guitars, Victoria Amps, almost a decade spent opening and recording occasionally with the legend Luther Allison in Europe and Albert Collins in the U.S., increased her notoriety as well as the release of almost a dozen recordings on her own and also numerous guest spots with others, a documentary film made about her by German Television WDR and several national and international television appearances all blazed a trail for future female guitarists and her hybrid blend of blues, rock and funk became a template for dozens of acts to follow.

In 2019, a few viral videos and her relentless work ethic caught the attention of Joe Bonamassa, and within a year Joe’s passionate and articulate vision to bring to the world Joanna’s unique, blazing, gritty and electrifying blues guitar prowess came to life. His expertise as a musician, vocalist and producer cut to the core of Joanna’s tremendous and uncompromising musical life story and brought to fruition her best and most representative work to date.

“A Masterpiece of Blues Rock.”– Music News

“Joanna Connor is at the top of her game.”– Rock and Blues Muse

“The road has been long, but Joanna Connor has proven that her hard work and talent will always be appreciated, and her name will be on the lips of countless more people from this moment onwards. Simply brilliant.” – Metal Talk

“Music like this makes you realize just how vital Blues is and how it sits at the core of so much great music made in the last 60 years… terrific album.” – Music News


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At The Venue, we book nationally-recognized talent in all genres of music from blues and big band, to rock and world music, and everything in between. Frequently, our opening acts feature regional and local musicians and songwriters. Our listening room seats 200 with no obstructed views, and our outdoor stage area can fit several hundred festival fans.

The Venue is operated by the Fox Valley Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to music education, promotion and preservation.

Please check our website for information about parking. Enter from Water Street Mall. No reentry through the Broadway Street entrance. (Reenter through Water Street.)

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