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July 9 Sat
Jam Presents

Chris Morrissey

with Charlotte Greve, Marco Bolfelli and Bill Campbell

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
21 & Over
Hungry Brain
21 & Over
Sep 7 Wed
Jam & 93XRT Present

Echo & The Bunnymen

Celebrating 40 Years of Magical Songs
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Sep 12 Mon
Jam Presents

Eric Clapton

Jimmie Vaughan

Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$75.00 - $350.00
All Ages
United Center
All Ages
Sep 13 Tue
Jam Presents

Eric Clapton

Jimmie Vaughan

Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$75.00 - $350.00
All Ages
United Center
All Ages
Sep 13 Tue
Jam & 1833 Present

Kevin Gates

Big Lyfe Tour
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 4 Tue
Jam Presents

Mimi Webb

Doors: 6:00PM / Show: 7:00 PM
$18.00
All Ages
Subterranean
All Ages
Oct 28 Fri
Jam & AEG Present

Bret McKenzie

"Songs Without Jokes" Tour
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Nov 1 Tue
Jam Presents

Soccer Mommy

Lightning Bug

Doors: 6:00PM / Show: 7:00 PM
$27.50
All Ages
Metro
All Ages
Nov 5 Sat
Jam Presents

Holly Humberstone

Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30 PM
$25.00
All Ages
Metro
All Ages

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In their first decade as a touring group, The @gratefuldead performed in a variety of settings and venues in Chicago, starting out at the legendary Kinetic Playground in the late 1960’s. They would go on to play at The Syndrome (formerly Chicago Coliseum), the Auditorium Theatre, the International Amphitheatre and McGaw Hall. At the suggestion of a respected east coast promoter, the band was eventually persuaded to play a three-night engagement in early 1978 for Jam Productions at the Uptown Theatre, which had developed a sterling reputation by hosting shows with Frank Zappa, The Kinks, Lou Reed, Genesis, Bob Marley, Roxy Music and Utopia. The band had a soft spot for historic theaters, as did their fans, and as the promoter we wanted to make a good impression on everyone in attendance. With an eye on building a relationship with the group and their legions of fans, we marked the occasion of opening night with a gift for everyone who came to the show. That afternoon, a handful of runners were sent out to purchase several thousand fresh roses, which were passed out to each fan when they presented their ticket at the door. As the band took the stage, everyone held up their rose and cheered as they welcomed The Grateful Dead to the stage. The show was such a success that the band returned to the Uptown just a few months later (as depicted in the featured image from May of 1978). In total, The Grateful Dead performed 19 concerts at the Uptown Theatre between 1978 and 1981, setting the venue record for the most engagements. Chicago became one of their favorite destinations and featured one of the band’s most beloved restaurants, a Lincoln Park eatery called The Bakery, whose proprietor and chef so loved their visits that he once decorated the floor of the restaurant with forest leaves when we took the band there for a post-concert dinner. . #gratefuldead #thegratefuldead #gratefuldeadart #gratefuldeadfans #deadheads #thegratefuldeadlive #jerrygarcia #deadandcompany #gratefuldeadfamily #throwback #tbt

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