THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 3:00-4:30PM
Sway to some soul and groove with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sounds. Rising up the ranks in Chicago’s music scene, their mix of funky soul and rhythm & blues shines best on stage. Brooks and the band will have you out of your chair and dancing to their large horn section and catchy beats.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 3:00-4:00PM
This Colorado born singer/songwriter’s music spans several genres, from pop-rock to singer-songwriter ballads. Matthew adds depictions of his surroundings’ natural scenery to lyrics about learning to love, relationships, and life’s struggles. Accompanied by mellow guitar riffs, Matthew’s new music strays away from his former pop tunes, to slower, more lyrically heavy songs.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 5:00-6:30PM
You’ve probably seen this redheaded, modern-day beatnik making his away across the country performing on various late night shows and at music festivals. With a folky voice and a sweet falsetto, Dennen and his acoustic guitar mix poetic lyrics with easy-listening melodies. He’s been compared to artists like Joe Purdy and David Grey.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 3:00-4:00PM
Aspen’s local band, Jes Grew, plays full force with a mix of “rock n’ roll and funky soul” as they call it. Front man Cameron Williams has a lengthy history of forming successful bands while touring Europe and the states. Backed by guitars, vocals, keys, a bluesy bassist, a funky drummer, and plenty of sax, Williams delivers an eclectic mix of Chicago Blues, Harlem jazz, and a bit of 60’s era psychedelic rock. If nothing else, these guys will have you feeling good and getting down on the dance floor.