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Matthew Skoller w/Precious Taylor at The Venue!

By The Venue Aurora

When and where

Date and time

Friday, July 14 · 8 - 11pm CDT


THE VENUE 21 South Broadway Aurora, IL 60505

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

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The Venue is pleased to present Matthew Skoller w/Precious Taylor , Friday, July 14 at 8pm. Doors open 7pm.

Advance Admission - Premium Seating - $20

Advance General Admission - $15

+ $5 at the Door   


Matthew Skoller has been blowing his Harmonica on the Chicago Blues scene since the mid 1980’s. Skoller made Chicago his home in 1987. Since then he has established himself as one of the top harp players and bandleaders on the Chicago set. He has recorded five of his own critically acclaimed CDs, produced two award winning CDs for Lurrie Bell, co-produced a Grammy nominated album (Chicago Blues: A Living History) served as the program director for The Logan Center Bluesfest in 2018-2021. Served three terms on the Board of Governors of the Chicago chapter of The Recording Academy, played on 4 Grammy nominated CDs (2010-2018), had two of his original songs nominated for Blues Song of The Year (2012 and 2016).

In 2013 Skoller was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Skoller has been hired to do recording sessions for Alligator Records, Delmark Records, Blind Pig Records, Earwig Records, Polygram and many others over his 40 year career all while keeping up a busy gig schedule both locally and internationally. It is these live performances that have kept Skoller working in the Blues business for his entire adult life. A consummate storyteller, his soulful vocals and muscular harp work are the foundation his insightful, poetic and critically acclaimed lyrics rest upon. Uniquely, Skoller brings a singer-songwriter sensibility to a lifetime of deep Chicago Blues experience.

About the organizer

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The Venue Aurora

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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