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Every rock and roller or jazz artist has heard this famous landmark located in Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois. It has been featured in the various Hollywood blockbusters such as Freaky Friday and have also showcase to the most talented musicians in the entire world. The House of Blues has always been dedicated to promote the enhancement and celebration of music from blues to jazz to rock, take your pick. It has got about every genre available for different types of crowd day by day.
The House of Blues first started when Isaac Tigrett thought of introducing the world to the music of the rural south such as blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and roots-based rock and roll. He then opened this iconic establishment’s doors for guests and performers alike where his customers will not only get to listen to live music of fresh and famous artists do their thing while even having the pleasure of eating one of the best dishes that Chicago can offer.
Since then, they have established their mission which is to maintain this establishment open for artists to share their souls through music, for tourists to come on by and participate the celebration of music from different cultures, and most importantly, to serve as a center for racial and spiritual harmony through great food and serenading music.
Apart from being a profitable entity, the House of Blues have proved that they not only say that they’re the center of racial harmony, but they actually mean it through the good deeds that they reach out onto the world. They release programs like feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving Day and likewise serve the music industry by showcasing local artists to help them get exposure as they fill the place with good tunes.
The House of Blues stage is famous for its “orchestra-like” designs which gives an ironic setting as bands would play with their instruments to the public live. It composes of curtains that both pay respect to the enslaved Africans who have been using the Underground Railroad as their chance at freedom and as a cover for stage set-ups prior to the gig.
Every stage has a root of history beneath it. There lies a metal box filled with Delta Mississippi mud that’s attached to the stage in order to shower the artists as they play their songs with roots and spirit of the South.
Apart from its richness in history and tradition, this establishment is also the biggest curator of outside art in the entire world! It features juke joints that are a major attraction of the establishment’s designs. It contains various painted signs and decorations along with collection of art, posters, furniture, wall displays and many more.
The House of Blues is centrally for the purpose of housing band events, live performances of famous and indie bands worldwide and other such events that are centered at sharing music to other people. The current shows are from Blue Coast Band, Keith Scott or Breezy Rodio Band among many, many more others. They also showcase exhilarating live gospel performances featuring the best regional and local gospel groups in Chicago. This is definitely the place to go for tourists who appreciate the art of music and would like to experience how Chicago shares music the right way.
The House of Blues composes of a restaurant called Crossroads. It is “the intersection of food, music, and art rockin’ cuisine in the Marina district”, as how they put it. These American and international dishes are served by the most famous chefs in America, one of which is Food Network’s star chef Aaron Sanchez. He would serve appetizers that look too good to eat before savoring their juicy steaks, fresh salads, and luscious desserts. Their burgers are also to die for!
Lunch is offered from Monday through Saturday at mid eleven in the morning until four in the evening while dinner’s at four in the afternoon until eleven in the evening. Late night food will also be offered from ten in the evening until midnight or even later than that.
Now that we’re done discussing the basics, we now go to the next part of the House of Blues, the most scandalous part. The Foundation Room Chicago has been the venue for the most daring and scandalous parties ever to be celebrated in town. Generally, it would be the VIP area for guests that are privileged enough to be allowed inside. You know what they say. Being bad feels so damn good all day, every night. This part of the establishment will really put the spice definitely up the sweet.
Last but not the least, House of Blues is also a perfect event venue. Various corporate and private events, meetings and premier parties have been suited to the establishment’s accommodating feel. They would provide good live music as you celebrate your event, serve you with exceptionally tasteful food and make you feel that the South is best experienced here at the House of Blues. Generally, their event rooms can cater up to a thousand people.