Illinois moves into Phase 4 of reopening this Friday, which means restaurants can resume indoor seating, movie theaters, gyms & shops can all re-open too, with limited capacity.
While we wait to get the green light for the Jazz shows to resume, we are planning for the future and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!
At this point, it looks like the fourth weekend in September is when we will be back and that is what we are planning for. That is more than 90 days from today and we are told it currently looks GREAT for September Jazz Bash Weekend. At that point, summer will be over, but we will do our best to make up for the lost time and missed shows.
On Friday September 25, 2020 we kick things off with guitarist Gerey Johnson front and center, hosting two DIFFERENT shows both for one ticket. There will be some VERY special surprise guests joining Gerey. Then on Saturday September 26th - two of the biggest names in "Smooth Jazz" - Peter White & Rick Braun will each be with us for two GREAT, high energy, fun shows.
Now, here is the reason to get your tickets ASAP.
With ALL upcoming fall shows being more than 90 days away, we are not 100% sure what additional steps will need to be taken depending on where things are three months from now ** But, one thing we are doing now:
ALL shows from late September thru December 30th, 2020 - - we are reducing showroom capacity by 30% (of available seats) by removing a significant amount of tables and chairs from the showroom.
Less seats means more space for those in attendance, but it also means less available tickets.
So please get your tickets to our fall and winter jazz shows early. It will also GREATLY help our cash flow (which has been non-existent these past three months) as we all work to get back to whatever our new normal is.
We'll have more info on what other steps we are taking as we get closer to our September shows.
As far as the shows that needed to be (and have been) rescheduled, NO Worries - if you have tickets for any of these missed shows, those same tickets are valid for the new dates - which are all now listed on the SmoothChicago.com
Upcoming Shows w/Tix now available at SmoothChicago.com
September Jazz Bash Weekend
Friday Sept 25, 2020 - Gerey Johnson & VERY Special Guests
Saturday Sept 26, 2020 - Peter White * Rick Braun
Saturday October 10, 2020 - NAJEE
Pieces of a Dream - 10/24/2020 Tix Now Available
Vincent Ingala & Friends 10/31/2020 - Tix Now Available
Spyro Gyra - 12/05/2020 Tix Now Available
On Sale Soon
- Mindi Abair - October 2020
- Kirk Whalum - 12/12/2020
- November 2020 - Several Major Jazz Shows & Events
- Smooth Jazz Christmas Show - 12/19/2020
- New Years Eve - Norman Brown & Friends
- Richard Elliot (is back!) Sat 01/02/2021
Tickets & Info @ https://SmoothChicago.com
And Much more to be announced soon!
Continue watching for additional communications from us. We will be sharing more information and updates as time moves forward.
On behalf of all of the fantastic artists and backing musicians that are looking forward to performing UP/CLOSE for you, your family and fellow live music lovers, we THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING.
Henry, Mark & Gerey
and everyone that is part of the team SmoothChicago.com