In one weekend, I was able to hear Steve Maxwell, Alan King, Terry Hunter, Wayne Williams, Sean Alvarez, Rae Chardonnay, Sheree Hicks and Jon Pierce!!! That’s the beauty of loving house music and living in Chicago!!! This weekend, I was able to get out and enjoy a few events. I started my weekend at Bassline for DJ Steve Maxwell’s birthday celebration. Chosen Few DJ, Alan King along with Steve Maxwell kept the crowd moving with soulful house sets. Patrons were treated to a special performance by Chicago artist, Sheree Hicks. Performing music from her latest release, she enticed the crowd with her soulful voice and melodic elegance. From there I headed to the Underground Wonder Bar to the 3rd Anniversary party for Afro futuristic. The energy was incredible; an amazing mix of music and culture. The vision of host Discopoet Khari B and DJ’s Rae Chardonnay and Sean Alvarez, I was in for another special treat with a special guest set from DJ/Producer, DJ G from Sao Paulo, Brasil. It was a party filled with deep house, Latin and Caribbean rhythms and pounding Afro-beats. We grooved until the wee hours in the morning.
Saturday night, I headed to the promontory to celebrate the legendary Terry Hunter’s birthday. Joined by his Chosen Few Brothers, Wayne Williams, Mike Dunn and Alan King, the party was a musical gumbo with something for everyone; soulful house, classics, afro, disco and a special All Vinyl set by Wayne Williams. Sunday, I headed to Pride Fest on the Beach to hear Chicago Artist, Jon Pierce perform. John belted out a few of his hits along with a rendition of the classic “Din Da Da” that got the crowd up and ready to dance along the lakefront on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
This weekend was fantastic and those were just a few of the events happening in the city. There were so many more. Check out my events page, “The Dance Floor” for your list of house music related events or subscribe to my newsletter and have events emailed to you weekly so you always know where to go to get your “house music” fix.
Until next time,
See ya on a Dance Floor