Once again, we hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and wearing a mask when out in public. Looking to the future - More Jazz Shows have been added for this Fall & Winter when we expect and hope to be able to "safely" resume operations.
Please be sure to check out our current schedule of shows -
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 a bit less 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. Should there be an issue with us not being able to present an upcoming show - ALL artists on our schedule have guaranteed us back up dates if needed.
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.
Be sure to get your tickets ASAP - Showroom capacity being reduced by 30%.
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 and beyond ** But, one thing we are doing now:
ALL shows from late September thru December 30th, 2020 - - we are using the same seating chart as in the past - but reducing showroom capacity by 30% (of available seats) by removing and "blocking out" significant amount of tables and chairs from the showroom. So when ordering tickets - choose any available seats in the ticketing system.
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.
Note - If you already have tickets for a particular show - your seats will remain the same.
We'll have MUCH more info on what other steps we are taking as we get closer to our September shows. We have many things we are planning to do - - depending on where things are in three months and beyond.
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
Mindi Abair - 10/03/2020 - Tix Now Available
NAJEE - Saturday October 10, 2020 - Tix Now Available
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
Kirk Whalum - 12/12/2020 Tix Now Available
On Sale Soon
November 2020 - Several Major Jazz Shows & Events
Smooth Jazz Christmas Show - 12/19/2020
New Years Eve - Norman Brown & Friends
Norman Ticket Pre Sale is Coming Soon
Note: Starting in a few weeks - Priority Access for the Norman Brown NYE Tickets will be given to those customers already holding tickets to any other upcoming (Sept 2020 thru Dec 19th, 2020) show - before going on sale to the general public
Richard Elliot (is back!) Sat 01/02/2021 - also on sale soon
Tickets & Info @ https://SmoothChicago.com
Continue watching for additional communications from us. We will be sharing more information and updates as time moves forward and we get closer to any upcoming show(s).
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.
All of us at SmoothChicago.com