Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

CGMC FEATURE

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus (CGMC) has been an integral part of Chicago’s cultural and gay communities since 1983. For the last three decades, we have entertained audiences across the continent with innovative musical programming exploring everything from love to politics to the sometimes fabulous, sometimes challenging world of being gay-often all at the same time. Our always-memorable performances have included original musical revues; five popular productions celebrating the Sidetrack show tune experience; full-length book musicals including The Wizard of Oz, The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore and our original work – Ten Commandments – The Musical; traditional choral concerts and intimate cabaret presentations-all punctuated with our signature joyous irreverence.

CGMC has traveled extensively across North America, representing Chicago in cities including Montreal, New York, Denver, Miami, Los Angeles and New Orleans. We have also brought entertainment back home, hosting choruses from across the United States and Europe to sing with us here in Chicago.

Most recently, CGMC proudly sang “America the Beautiful” for the Illinois Marriage Equality Act bill-signing ceremony and was the featured guest choral performer for the star-studded concert, Broadway Rocks, with the Grant Park Music Festival in 2011. Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2001 and currently has four cd-recordings available: Cool Yule, featuring jazzy holiday selections; I Will Be Loved Tonight, a collection of our favorite love (and not-so-in-love) songs; Favorite Things, our second celebration of holiday music; and So Happy Together: Festival Gems, featuring all live performances from our appearances at the last three quadrennial GALA Festivals. CGMC has performed the National Anthem multiple times at world-famous Wrigley Field and for the WNBA Chicago Sky.

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Jade the Ivy

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Jazz, Funk, R&B, and classic Hip-Hop are at the core of Jade the Ivy’s unique sound. A gifted and inventive story teller, this independent rapper from the South Side of Chicago has been experimenting with sounds and clever word play since her youth, first using poetry as a means to express herself and share her story. Her lyrics run the gamut from triumph in love, to the agony of heartbreak, to taking the world by storm. She holds nothing back in her honesty on a track or her live performances. Her perspective on life is raw and real and there is no question that audiences can feel that energy every time she hits the stage. Jade released her first official EP “Euphoric Wasteland” in early 2017.

Since that release, Jade has been captivating crowds with her infectous grooves in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Backed by a live band, Jade’s flow sets her apart from other rappers, paying homage to hip-hop’s golden era while bringing a flavor all her own.

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VINCINT

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VINCINT is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as a finalist on the first season of the singing competition The Four. He released his debut album, There Will Be Tears on June 11, 2021.

Vincint was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was a gospel singer in a group called the Christ United Gospel Singers, and Vincint began singing at age 5. He was shy about singing as a child, but his father took him to audition for an all-boys choir audition when he was seven to nurture his interest. Vincint wrote his first song when he was 12. He named Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Madonna, Britney Spears, Bjork, and Regina Spektor as early inspirations.

Vincint appeared on the first season of The Four one week before the finale, where he received unanimous “yes” votes from every judge after performing “Creep” by Radiohead.

Vincint’s song, “Be Me”, was selected as the anthem of the fifth season of Queer Eye. Vincint is openly gay, and officially came out when he was 16.

Unfriendly Black Hotties

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The Unfriendly Black Hotties is a collective of Black drag artists from Chicago that have come together with the common goal of being unapologetically themselves and, most importantly, being Black and proud. Resident hotties Miss Toto, Khloe Couleé, Kenzie Couleé, and Bambi Banks-Couleé are known for being just that and they’ve recently opened their group to more iconic additions who are joining the movement!

The Vixen

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Season 10 contestant on Rupaul’s Drag Race! DragQueen, Dancer, Rapper, Activist!

The Vixen is known for blending political activism and queer advocacy into her drag performances. She has been an outspoken critic about anti-black sentiment in America, including in white queer communities, stating, “you [often] have to choose between calling out racism or homophobia”.

In November 2016, Taylor co-founded “Black Girl Magic”, a drag show consisting of only African-American queens. Drag Race alumni Dida Ritz and Shea Couleé are part of this show. Her fellow season ten contestants Asia O’Hara, Monét X Change, and Monique Heart were added to the line-up of the “Black Girl Magic” cast in June 2018.

The Vixen was announced as one of fourteen contestants for season ten of RuPaul’s Drag Race on February 22, 2018. She won the episode two main challenges. Outside of Drag Race, The Vixen had a booth covered with the Black Girl Magic logo for the first annual Wakandacon in August 2018. She became a sponsor for Grindr’s “Kindr” public service announcement in September 2018, in an effort to stop racial discrimination in the app.

On March 5th and 6th, Vixen performed alongside fellow drag race alum Bebe Zahara Benet, Bob The Drag Queen, Monique Heart, Peppermint, and Shea Couleé in Nubia tour, a live drag show featuring and produced by Black Drag Queens.

Shangela

Shangela

Shangela is best recognized as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series Rupaul’s Drag Race (seasons 2, 3 and All Stars 3).

As an actor, Shangela (aka D.J. Pierce) has guest starred on network television shows like “2 Broke Girls,” “Glee,” “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “X-Files,” and more. She has appeared in films including “Hurricane Bianca” (2016), ”Kiss Me, Kill Me” (2015), “Hurricane Bianca 2” and “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. In 2012, she co-starred with Jenifer Lewis in a four-part scripted YouTube series called “Jenifer Lewis and Shangela.”

Pierce continues to climb in notoriety. He has been named one of OUT Magazine’s “100 Most Compelling People” and in 2015 was featured on Forbes.com for his drag management company Say What Entertainment. In 2018, Shangela was honored with the Rising Star Award by the LGBT Music Festival for his global contributions in performance and music.

He has written and released music (including the smash hit “Werqin Girl”), performed alongside Miley Cyrus on the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, co-produced the successful Werq The World tour as creative director and will tour his newest self-written stand up comedy show “Shook” in 2018. As Shangela, he has performed on six of the seven continents, and has sights set on Antarctica next!

A native of Paris, Texas, Pierce graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University and currently resides in Los Angeles. He is involved in various charity work and remains a member of the SAG-Aftra Union.

Spencer Huff

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Based in Los Angeles, CA, DJ Spencer H has his finger on the pulse of what’s next in electronic dance music. Born & raised in Indiana, Spencer always felt there was a stronger beat to dance too.

Describe his sound? – Tech House, Progressive, Nu Disco Fusion. Some of his inspirations include Duke Dumont, Oliver Heldens, Gorgon City, & of course, Diplo.

Spencer made his performance debut at Utopia, an LGBTQ+ music festival in the fall of 2020 with the one and only Diplo. You can catch him at many of the hotel pools in LA & any fun dance music venue in NYC, Chicago, Miami, Denver, and more!

DJ Spencer Huff takes you on an expedition of new EDM & Dance tracks you’ll love!

P.S. If you’re dancing, so is he!

St. Panther

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SoCal vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist St. Panther has solidified herself as an artist to watch after being named “Best New Artist” by Los Angeles radio staple KCRW and placed in rotation on BBC Radio 1 with legendary DJs like Annie Mac saying, “I love her, I love the music.”

With her debut 6-track project These Days under Ricky Reed’s Nice Life Recording Company and Nate Mercereau’s How So Records, the EP has been met with critical acclaim. The LA Times highlighted her as a “lightning-bolt talent” and Nylon joined in adding she’s an “artist you’re definitely going to want to keep your eye on.”

St. Panther recently teamed up with Amazon to release her single “Real Love Takes Time” as an Amazon Original track – receiving Billboards in NYC and Los Angeles, global playlisting, as well as radio play on KROQ, KCSN, BBC Radio 1, and BBC 6. Additionally, St. Panther reimagined Sharon Van Etten’s track “One Day” for the 10-year anniversary release of SVE’s album “Epic.”

The Irvine, CA native has also landed herself on some of today’s most popular TV soundtracks, namely single “Infrastructure” on season 4 of HBO’s Insecure and first season of Genera+ion on HBO Max, and “Playa” on season 5 of HBO’s Ballers. She has also worked with Adidas Sound Labs to host a private listening session of her music with Pusha T at ComplexCon and has been featured on both Issa’s Raedio Show and Pharrell’s Apple Music Beats 1 Radio Show OTHERtone.

Supes Base

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Supes Base [which stems from a culturally relevant quip of “the super basic way of saying ‘super basic'”], whose real name is Justina Nguyen, has been immersed in music all of her life–classically trained in piano, oboe, and percussion. Her music journey started out as an extracurricular skill and activity that was imposed upon her by her parents as a young child morphed into a lifelong passion.

About 4 years ago, Supes Base decided to reincarnate her musical chops through the curation of the music as a DJ, as well as the orchestration of human connection throughout a space or environment–encouraging unspoken conversation between performer and audience. Forming that visceral bond with other people can be so powerful; even the slightest nod, cracked smile, or foot tap amplifies those intrinsic micro-moments we all live for.

As a good vibestigator, her fortes are: 1) her contagious presence that gets people to feel the groove and stay in the moment + 2) her ability to transcend + blend a variety of musical genres that’s accessible to everyone—taking them through an odyssey of movement. Genres include but are not limited to: contemporary classical, jazz, doo-wop, funk, soul, disco, new wave/industrial, r+b, hip-hop, indie rock/electronica, lo-fi beats, chillwave, synth-pop, soul electronica, house, techno, experimental sounds across genres, and so much in between.

Roy Kinsey & Friends

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Chicago-born and raised, Roy Kinsey is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to tradition in his respective industries. where being a black, queer-identified, rapper, and librarian may be an intimidating choice for some, Roy Kinsey’s non-conformist ideology has informed his 6th album, and self-proclaimed, “best work yet,” Kinsey: A Memoir. KINSEY: A Memoir, arguably more poignant than Blackie: A Story by Roy Kinsey, captures a dark, sinister, yet sincere, and potent musical performance by Kinsey. Kinsey’s observations are strong on ‘Memoir,’; shaped by early traumas that threatened to debilitate his belief in himself as well as the abilities of his family. It is the manifestation of a queer man, in a black body, coming of age in Chicago.”

Featured on the cover of major local publications, such as the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune, in and on major national, and international publications like Billboard, LA Times, NPR, WBEZ’s Vocalo, WGCI, and the RedEye, his “deft skill for storytelling,” is proving to solidify him and his contributions in the cannon of black music and literature. Kinsey’s video BSAYF (Bitch, She Ain’t You Friend), exploring black queer identity and spirituality, premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harold Washington Cultural Center, and the DuSable Museum. Kinsey has shared his lyrics on the stages of the legendary First Avenue in Minnesota, Thalia Hall, Soho House, Lincoln Hall, Logan Square Auditorium, Schuba’s, and Empty Bottle, and has recently done a series of performances/exhibitions with the Chicago Public Library’s seasonal book and theme programming of race and music, One Book, One Chicago.

His professional development in librarianship has fueled his desire for self-examination and then reporting his findings, in rhyme. He intends and believes the success of his present and future creative works will touch the hearts of many because it comes from the heart.

Roy Kinsey is a librarian in the Teen Services/Youmedia department for Chicago Public Libraries.

Orisun

Orisun

Chicago indie-rock duo Orisun indulge in their lo-fi proclivities without ever giving in to slacker entropy. On their self-released debut EP, May’s This Is Orisun, multi-instrumentalist Kai Black and front person Asha Adisa artfully employ gossamer guitars, sophisticated keys, precisely programmed percussion with dampened drums, and relaxed, alluring vocals to calibrate moods that test the bounds of tranquility. Orisun can draw you in quickly—they give the gloomy atmosphere of “Miserable” a dose of animated energy with a straight-to-the-gut grunge riff. This Is Orisun is only about 16 minutes long, but Black and Adisa don’t need much time to establish their band as one to watch. (Bio from Chicago Reader)

Nina Sky

Nina Sky

In 2004, recording artists Nicole and Natalie Albino better known as Nina Sky blazed the music scene with their unique sound; a fusion of hip hop, r&b, pop and reggae. The identical twin’s infectious debut song, “Move Ya Body” and follow-up tracks “Turning Me On,” and “Oye Mi Canto,” not only became club anthems, but propelled the group to Billboard chart success and collaborations with Grammy Award-winning artists and producers including Bruno Mars, Diplo, Major Lazer, Rick Ross, Betty Wright, Aventura, Sean Paul, and Salaam Remi.

Following the success of their major label debut, Nina Sky, the New York City-based Puerto Rican duo have been traveling the world touring and garnering global recognition while perfecting their artistry. Their independently released projects The Other Side (2010), and Nicole and Natalie (2012) received coverage from numerous outlets including SPIN, The Fader, Pitchfork, Vice, MTV, and VIBE.

“We’ve been performing around the world endlessly since we were teenagers,” says Natalie. “It has not only opened our eyes culturally but has inspired our music over the years. Nicole and I have grown tremendously since our first album and are excited to share our new tunes.“

Now as married women, Natalie is a new mom and has taken on the role as the lead singer and songwriter for the group. For the last decade Nicole has honed her skills as a producer and notable DJ—curating music and spinning for some of the world’s most iconic brands including Nike, Opening Ceremony, Christie’s, The Glaad Media Awards, and Cavalli. Their progression artistically is evident not only sonically but is displayed as their ever-changing sense of style has developed them into fashion icons both on the New York City scene and in pages of fashion magazines.

“It’s an amazing feeling for us to still live out our dreams while staying true to who we are as artists,” says Nicole. “We’re truly blessed to not only do what we love, but to have a supportive fan base that have shown us love throughout the years no matter what.”

Nina Sky continues to prove that the sky is most definitely the limit. The group was recently enlisted by London-based producer TroyBoi for his 2015 smash hit, “Afterhours,” which also features Diplo and has 11.8 million plays on SoundCloud and over 7 million views on YouTube. With experience, self-awareness, and an array of musical projects under their belt, the twins reconnected with their fans on a massive level with their 2016 single, “Champion Lover” via Tommy Boy Records.  The group continues to record new music, host a radio show on Apple Music Beats 1, and tour worldwide both performing live and DJing.

Mila Jam

Mila Jam

NYC pop recording artivist & transgender star, Mila Jam fills every room with talent, personality & undeniable style. A YouTube sensation turned Original Pop Artist, Mila is known around the world for her unforgettable stage performances & one of a kind music videos.

Mila has toured internationally with the Boradway musical Rent; performed alongside James Brown, Mark Ronson, Laverne Cox, Travis Wall, Jody Watley, Lady Keir (Deee-Lite) & Natasha Bedingfield. Appearances include BBC’s The Lilly Allen Show, MTV & MTV News, the GLAAD Media Awards with features on The Huffington Post, MTV.com, OUT.com, Shondaland.com & Perezhilton.com

Miss DJ Meg

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Miss DJ Meg is a young and energetic individual who is known to pack any and every dance floor! Her career began at a mobile DJ company located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL when she was just 15 years old. It was this company that immersed her into the marketing of DJing. There she DJed various parties, and corporate events, including a party for one of Oprah Winfrey’s top producers, which Oprah attended.

She has spun in large-scale productions such as the annual Taste of Chicago, Taste of Lincoln and Pitchfork Music Festival. Some notable clients and companies that she has played for include Georg Jensen, Walgreens, Victoria’s Secret, Skinnygirl Cocktails, GUESS, Voli Vodka with Pitbull, Macy’s, H&M, Atia’s Project Ladybug and more!

She has had the pleasure of playing for such big names as, Lil Jon, Wynter Gordon, Vince Vaughn, Steven Spielberg, Jeremih, Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls players, Common, Bethenny Frankel, Dina Manzo, Trey Songz, Estelle and many more.

Miss DJ Meg was also the winner of the 2013 SceneTap APP’s DJ competition and named one of the 10 DJ’s on The Chicago Sun Times 2014 Top 10 DJ list. She is currently spinning in high-end clubs all over Chicago and has played internationally at the Utopia Music Conference in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Miss DJ Meg was recently named the first ever female mixmaster on B96 radio in Chicago. After joining the B96 team, she was asked to open for Ariana Grande at the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash. Over the course of just a couple years, her career has skyrocketed and continues to grow!

Mel Senese

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Mel Senese offers a highly inspired take on Alternative Pop-Rock. A queer artist of the Windy City, Mel has had the honor of not just performing throughout the midwest but competing in Chicago as well, earning her the title of “Big Break Champion” in 2017.

An absolute powerhouse, Mel channels the rock energy of female icons like P!nk, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne but infuses it with her own alt-rock influences. She has focused on finding inspiration within life’s everyday struggles, offering her own interpretation of current themes like feminism, independence, justice and self-love. Mel tells listeners to craft their own happiness, but serves it up with catchy hooks, quirky rhythms and her signature power vocal. With lyrical storytelling that is both empowering and energized, Mel’s presence is something that will draw you in and keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

“I hope that my lyrics can connect with others who are going through similar experiences and be strong enough to know when it’s time to fight for your life and your happiness.”

Katie Kadan

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Katie Kadan is a Chicago-based blues and soul singer/songwriter whose meteoric rise to “one-name” status was recently launched by making it to the top 4 finale and global crowd-favorite on NBC’s The Voice. Born, raised and living in Chicago, Kadan’s epic vocal prowess is a force of nature. Her blues-infused style of soul-bearing belting is Katie’s moniker on her original and familiar songs alike, with a constant presence of her roots in the church choirs. Kadan’s passion for song is equally matched by the power, range, control and musicality in her voice, where she can easily flip from R&B to gut-wrenching rock to songs of longing angst with her signature playful growl.

Katie has also been an advocate for confidence and body positivity. She’s opened up about her years of insecurities, as well as how she overcame them to become a confident performer. This has helped Katie connect to her legions of fans on a deeper level, and she admitted that she’s been flooded with messages on Twitter and Instagram by those who have been inspired by her story. “I feel I have done my job if people who have been inspired by my story start to talk about it more and do something about it,” Katie explained. “It can be scary to be vulnerable and to put yourself out there and talk about your insecurities and to work through that whole process and to have people reach out and say they feel braver because they watch my story. It makes them want to stick it out and makes them want to change things up. If it makes people want to say they like themselves more, that’s awesome. If I can make people feel better…that’s wonderful.”

Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods

Tempering sharp and powerful lyrics with a sweetly melodic voice, Jamila Woods is a Chicago-bred singer/songwriter and award-winning poet whose inspirations include Gwendolyn Brooks and Toni Morrison. Following the 2016 release of her debut album HEAVN, Jamila received critical acclaim for her singular sound that is both rooted in soul and wholly modern. Her 2019 sophomore release LEGACY! LEGACY! featured 12-tracks named after writers, thinkers, and visual artists who have influenced her life and work. She is a Pushcart Prize-winning poet and co-editor of “BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic” (2018). Her poetry was recently published in the Library of America anthology “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song” (2020). Jamila recently made her television debut, performing “SULA (Paperback)” on Colbert on Jan 6th, 2021.

Janky

DJ Janky

From Boystown to the Downtown club scene, Janky has become a prominent staple within the queer music scene with residencies at Hydrate and Joy District for a bi-monthly drag brunch. He is a self-taught DJ whose musical tastes were influenced by his father. Janky has been DJing for the last seven years. Seamlessly weaving through tech house, techno, deep tech, and minimal with familiar sassy vocal samples has been a successful contribution to the North Halsted community, drawing packed dance floors. Janky has established himself as a respected part of the DJ community in the neighborhood and city of Chicago.

Jesus Montanez

Jesus Montanez

Internationally Renowned DJ & Producer Jesus Montanez has been in the music industry for 12 years. From Chihuahua Mexico Jesus is considered one of the Top DJ`s in Mexico.

He currently spins in the best nightclubs and big parties in different countries including Australia, South Korea, China, Singapore, Brazil, USA, Chile, Malaysia, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia and many more.

 

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Ethan Cole

Ethan Cole

Originally from Southern California, Ethan has always had a passion for music. His journey began spinning house tracks with vintage vinyl records on an old Technics system in a Southern California dive bar. As his love and passion for house music began to evolve, he started producing his own original tracks and official remixes. Major influences such as Nina Flowers, Ralphi Rosario, Bodhi Calagna, and Honey Dijon have helped mold his dynamic style. Now residing in Lakeview Chicago, his mixing of a wide and diverse range of house music gives him the ability to rock different crowds all over the city.

Most recently Ethan has created a new weekly house music night at Hydrate Nightclub called House Collective. This is a permanent residency every Sunday night. He is also a resident with Organized Grime. He continues to land bookings such as Chicago Pride, Chicago Pridefest, Market Days Chicago, IML Chicago, Milwaukee Pride, various Tea Dances, and private after-hours events. His ability to mix upbeat progressive house to deep house and tech house has given him the ability to play different venues all over the city.

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DJ Diox

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Diox is a 20-year young in-demand touring DJ from the suburbs of Chicago. It didn’t take much for Diox to fall in love with mixing, as music has always been a part of his life. Nevertheless, he always puts forth a unique & unpredictable blend of house, dutch, electro, & trance. His biggest Influences include Kaskade, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Sidney Samson, Chuckie, Dada Life, & Tiesto. Currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he definitely knows how to blend sounds of the college life with that of the club life. Not only that, he has been attending and following festivals since 2009, from Lollapalooza, to Ultra Music Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival to Sensation White. College Sound + Club Sound + Festival Sound = DIOX. Don’t miss any opportunity to see him.

DJ Martin

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Originally from Los Angeles, Martin has had a love for DJing since the early 2000’s collecting many CD’s, Vinyl records and MP3’s along the way. Martin made the move to Chicago in 2013 he has been working service at Hydrate night club since 2014 and as a DJ at Replay Lakeview since 2018. Throughout that time Martin has been able to share his open-format DJ style to many different venues and events in Chicago becoming a resident at local bars; Replay Beer & Bourbon, Barcocina, Progress Bar, Splash, and Atmosphere Bar. His gift of being able to blend old school classics with top records of today and every genre/era in-between has afforded him the opportunity to perform at some of Chicago’s most popular events, including Pride Fest 2021, which he is “crazy amped” to play for. See you there.

DJ Vlad

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Now, as a practicing commercial litigation attorney, Vlad has been the open-format Resident DJ at D.S. Tequila on Saturday nights since 2016, when he helped start #DSLate. Vlad is also a monthly resident at Electric Hotel, ROCBAR, and Uproar in River North.  DJ Vlad has performed at venues all over the city, including Scarlet, ProgressBar, Splash, LIQRBOX, The River Kitchen and Bar, Old Crow Wrigleyville, Clutch Bar, Happy’s Bamboo Bar & Lounge, Maxbar, Play Chicago Kitchen & Cocktails, HVAC Pub, Tavern on Rush, Whiskey Sky (W Chicago Rooftop), Bar Umbriago, Newport Bar and Grill, and many others.

By fifteen, Vlad’s DJ business had grown, and he founded his first mobile DJ company, employing a staff of DJs, dancers, event coordinators, and audio/visual technicians. Vlad trained several young, aspiring DJs and held mixing and dancing workshops for entertainers and emcees. Before graduating from high school, Vlad’s company was performing at over 50 shows per year, from corporate events, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, to high school dances, fundraisers, and local social events. In addition, DJ Vlad was booked at 17+ and 18+ club events, including several performances at the Warehouse nightclub and pop-up events such as Raver’s Fantasy, Club 500, and Existence.

In college, as tailgate chair of his fraternity, Vlad revolutionized the tailgate scene at Indiana University by putting on a complete performance on the grassy tailgate fields across from the stadium, with a generator, speakers, lights, and a live DJ. Soon, all of the other fraternities began putting on performances of their own. Shortly thereafter, Vlad landed his first residency as the Friday night headliner at Brothers Bar & Grill.

DJ Ca$h Era

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A lover of community, connection, and all things Chicago, CaSera Heining, best known as DJ Ca$h Era, continues to shake the room as a multifaceted, internationally recognized, performer. With over 10 years of professional experience, DJ Ca$h Era’s open-format and masterful mixing style has captivated crowds at a large variety of spaces such as nightclubs, bars, music festivals, private events, corporate galas, weddings, and much more.

Winning the title of Chicago’s Best Hip-Hop DJ since 2021 by the Chicago Reader; DJ Ca$h Era is also one of the Official Atrium and Concourse DJs for the Chicago Bulls, member of the Jordan Brand’s Global Women’s Collective, and current preferred and resident DJ for Chicago’s hottest venues like Broken Shaker, Scarlet Bar, The Promontory, Soho House, and more. DJ Ca$h Era has worked with notable brands including Jordan, Nike, BET, Adidas, Beats by Dre, AT&T, Jugrnaut, and more.

 

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VJ Bryan

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VJ Bryan honed his video and music mixing skills at a young age making mix CDs for friends, working at a video store as a teenager and studying video production in college. He started VJing at Northalsted bars like SPIN & Roscoe’s, and now works exclusively in the booth at Sidetrack The Video Bar. Bryan also is please to VJ the annual Equality Illinois Gala and to DJ private and corporate events. He has had the great pleasure of working in the booth with many pop stars like Erasure’s Andy Bell, Cazwell, Leona Lewis, JoJo, Kid Sister, Kim Petras and more.

VJ Bryan is pleased to return to the Pride Fest DJ Stage to play a mix of pop favorites and current hits with entertainment from Sidetrack Divas Zamora Love & Sapphire Feliciano. Check him out spinning the dance floor at Sidetrack, VJing Sidetrack’s All Things Diva Wednesday nights as well as rotating as one of Sidetrack’s Show Tunes VJs on Fridays, Sundays & Mondays.

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Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson burst onto the music scene at 16 and instantly became the youngest artist in history to write, produce and perform a number one hit, “Foolish Beat.” She is still the youngest female and has held the world record for over three decades. Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums and has starred in 17 musicals in 17 years, from Broadway’s Les Miserables to the West End’s Grease. In 2019, Gibson launched her SiriusXM radio show, “Debbie Gibson’s Mixtape,” on The Blend and joined NKOTB on The Mixtape Arena Tour. Later that year, she also served as a celebrity judge on Nickelodeon’s “America’s Most Musical Family.” In 2020, her single “Girls Night Out” soared to No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard and U.K. MusicWeek charts. Her guest starring role in the musical episode of “Lucifer” debuted May 28, 2021, on Netflix.

This summer, Gibson filmed “The Class” with Anthony Michael Hall and Charlie Gillespie. Gibson’s new duet of “Lost in Your Eyes” featuring Joey McIntyre, was released June 4, her new single “One Step Closer” was released July 16, and her first pop album in 20 years, The Body Remembers, was released August 20 on her own label Stargirl Records. She brings “Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre Live from Las Vegas” to The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a limited engagement in August and September. From No. 1 hits and platinum albums to starring roles on stage and screen, Debbie Gibson is a true entertainer with timeless talent and charisma.

Brooke Eden

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Lauded for her commanding stage presence and brassy straight-shooting style, vocal powerhouse Brooke Eden flaunts a sassy flare in her trio of new songs that vulnerably detail her journey to love. Championed by Billboard as a “fiery country star-in-the-making,” Eden pairs her honest songwriting with punchy tracks from producer Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Like, Little Big Town) to deliver her most authentic work yet.  Coupled with a trilogy of music videos that illustrate Brooke’s own path towards loving honestly, Eden confidently shares her romantic optimism and warmth, while sharing the joys of summer all year long.  With over 40 million on-demand streams already, Eden has garnered new critical acclaim with her trilogy of new tracks.  According to Rolling Stone, “with its loping banjo figure and some rhythmic swagger, … ‘No Shade’ is something to make you count the days until spring arrives.” Following with the release of “Sunroof,” Billboard says, “The breezy video, featuring Eden with her real-life girlfriend, feels as liberating, warm and lovely as the song itself.”  The music video for “Sunroof” almost instantaneously shot to the top of iTunes’ all genre chart and was viewed over 6 million times in its first week alone, leading to the video being nominated for the CMT Awards Best Family Feature of 2021.  Gay Times calls Eden the “queer country superstar we need and deserve,” as Eden actively strives to celebrate all forms of love within the Country genre.  The highly anticipated conclusion to her trilogy, “Got No Choice,” premiered on CMT’s Hot 20 in North America and was featured on the Viacom billboard in Times Square, prompting them. to state, “Eden has literally and metaphorically come into full control of her life in the county music scene,” and MTV News to declare, “Her bliss bleeds into every resonant, twangy note she sings.  It’s Infectious.”   For more information, visit Brooke Eden’s website at www.brookeeden.com, or follow her on any social platform, @brookeedenmusic.

Bev Rage & the Drinks

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Bev Rage & the Drinks are a loud, fast, and brash queer garage-pop band from Chicago. Fronted by guitarist Beverly Rage, a 7- foot tall drag queen with hair and heels, the band is known for their riveting live show of all original songs. Pulling inspiration from new-wave, post-punk, and grunge, Bev & the Drinks have been entertaining stages across the country since 2016. Rounding out the band are Sam Westerling (bass and vocals), Mary Rose Gonzales (drums), and Dan Jarvis (lead guitar and vocals).

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Apollo X

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From playing sold out shows at some of the country’s most popular nightclubs with Artists like Drake, Diplo, and Ookay to playing star studded celebrity birthday parties for the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio & Toby Maguire to shutting down festival stages Apollo has quickly became a premier Open-Format Dj. By the time he was 20 Apollo had become Western Michigan Universities Game-Day DJ for their football team and was DJ’ing in Stadiums for 30K+ people, By the time he was 21 he was headlining some of Chicago’s premier nightclubs with his signature fusion of Hip-hop, funk, Electro, house, latin & rock. Currently Apollo plays upwards of 200+ sets a year and holds residencies at Underground Nightclub (Chicago), FWD (Cleveland) and Blind Dragon (Chicago/LA). Apollo has also caught the eye of corporate brands such as Leo Burnett, Red Bull & Windy City Live where he is a recurring guest DJ. Through these connections Apollo has been able to create a massive online and real life following of party goers and people who love good music and continues to crank out genre bending sets and music in the studio when working on productions.

Ariana DJ

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New to the scene but a veteran in the game, Ariana is a fashion model, entrepreneur, and our cities fastest growing DJ / Producer. She currently spins at a handful of Chicago’s hottest venues; such as Joy District, Replay, Progress, Wynwood, and others… Ariana’s vision to unify our diverse world through her music easily shows when you hear her live. She’s an open format DJ that infuses all genres of music in her sets, from hip hop, reggaeton to house and trap. Combined with seamless transitions and scratches, Ariana is candy for your ears and eyes all at once, and the energy she brings to the crowd is truly out of this world.

 

Avi Sic

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Avi Sic’s unique style has quickly gained the attention and respect of the entertainment field’s
elite. By effortlessly blending various genres and exercising discerning selection, she possesses

the versatility to handle a diverse range of music. She has shared the stage with the biggest names in the industry including Calvin Harris, Diplo, Kaskade, Joel Corry, Cardi B, Doja Cat, Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, Lil Jon, Icona Pop, and many others.

She hosts her own weekly show called ‘Late Checkout’ which is broadcast on over 60 radio stations worldwide, garnering 3 million weekly listeners. The Chainsmokers, Nicky Romero, Blond:ISH, Quintino, Ship Wrek, Wenzday, Mike Williams, EDX, MOTi, and more have been guests on her show. Avi is also the official concourse DJ for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and works with other high profile brands such as Google, Nike, Red Bull, McDonald’s, AT&T, and ESPN. Her performances remain in demand and are truly authentic.

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Tyler Hall

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Tyler Hall is a 28 year old singer and entertainer based out of Chicago, where he has been living and performing for 5 years. He’s had the opportunity to perform at many local venues including Hydrate, Charlie’s, Splash, and the Baton Show Lounge, as well as venues in Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Tyler is the current Mr. Gay Ohio America, and will be competing for the title of Mr. Gay America 2021 in August of this year. In 2019 Tyler released his debut single “Longer”, and from that point forward continued to release original music that he wrote and released with the aid of his friend and producer Rylan Morgan. His second single “Sanctuary” was released later in 2019, and in 2020 Tyler released his first EP “Dimensions”. Most recently, Tyler had the opportunity to collaborate with producer Danny X out of Kansas City, and together they produced and released his newest single “Good Enough”. All of Tyler’s music can be found on major streaming services.

Ty Herndon

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The Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning recording artist has the ability to connect with an audience far beyond his onstage performance. More than 20 years into his career, Herndon shows no signs of slowing down.

Herndon made his chart debut in 1995 with “What Mattered Most,” which became his first No. 1 song and garnered a Song of the Year award (Music Row Magazine). It was also the title track to his debut album, which debuted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and had the biggest first-week shipment in the history of Epic Records’ Nashville. Between 1995 and 2002, Herndon charted 17 singles, including his three No.1s and numerous top 10 hits, such as “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On,” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He topped the charts in 1996 with the single “Living in a Moment” and again in 1998 with “It Must Be Love.”

In 2014, Ty was the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay in an exclusive with People magazine. He received an outpouring of support that only strengthened his relationship with fans and the country music community, all while expanding his reach to new and diverse audiences. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted a first-of-its-kind country music event, The Concert for Love and Acceptance. The event, designed to raise awareness and support for LGBTQ youth and families, received national attention from Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Tonight, and many more. Since the launch of the event, Herndon has partnered with GLAAD to produce the event each year and created the Foundation For Love & Acceptance in 2020 to further his work on behalf of LGBTQ acceptance.

Ty found himself back at No. 1 in 2020 — this time on iTunes with his remake of “Orphans of God,” a collaboration with Kristin Chenoweth and Paul Cardall featured on his holiday release, Regifted. He is currently in the studio writing and recording a new album — his first of all new music since 2016’s House On Fire.

Trixie Mattel

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Trixie Mattel is the stage name of Brian Michael Firkus, an American singer, actor, drag queen and recognized “Skinny Legend.” Trixie is the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season 3 (originally competing on season 7). He is also a Billboard Heatseekers #1 charting recording artist (One Stone, 2018), a wildly successful touring act, and one half of a comic duo with Katya on YouTube (“UNHhhh” & Netflix’s “I Like To Watch”).

In 2019, Trixie worked the festival circuit as the subject of a bio documentary, “Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts,” debuted his cosmetics company Trixie Cosmetics, and released his “Skinny Legend” comedy special.

2020 found Trixie releasing his third album ‘Barbara’ to acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, People, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, and more. He also released a New York Times best-selling book with Katya called “Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood” and also started a podcast with Katya called “The Bald And The Beautiful”.

Too Much Molly Band

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Come dance and sing your ass off with the Too Much Molly Band! Led my lead singer Molly Callinan, this Chicago-based band covers your favorite songs from today and the nostalgic beats your heart desires.

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Todrick Hall

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Todrick Hall is a multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer, and social media personality who rose to prominence on and after his appearance on American Idol. His popular YouTube channel has over 3.5 million subscribers and 740 million channel views, consisting notably of original songs, musical collaborations, and choreographed flash mobs for Beyoncé. Todrick also appears regularly on RuPaul’s Drag Race and season two of The Greatest Dancer on BBC.

Todrick distinguished himself as a Broadway star completing successful runs in Chicago, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, Memphis, and Waitress. He visited over sixty cities worldwide with sold-out tours of “Straight Outta Oz”, “Forbidden”, and “Haus Party”; and won the 2019 “Video for Good” VMA as co-executive producer on Taylor Swift’s LGBTQ+ anthem “You Need to Calm Down”.

His newest EP “Quarantine Queen” is currently available on all media platforms.

 

To the 9s

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To The 9s is a 12 piece band with a horn section and 5 lead singers! These diverse singers bring flexibility to the band’s performance like you’ve never seen! The musicians making up this band have played thousands of private events over the past decade and now have combined forces to bring an unmatched experience to anyone’s event entertainment. You’ve never seen a band like this!

The 12 piece band includes 5 lead singers, 3 piece horn section, as well as one of the best backing bands in the southeast! This 12 piece plays a 3-hour nonstop set! That’s right. No breaks! Once your feet hit the dance floor, you have no reason to step off.

The Terms

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The Terms is a cumulation of songs years in the making by multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Marjan Agicic. Drums and bass support an alternative/pop piano/synth sound that’s lyrically rich and melodically driven.

The Gingers

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These chicks rock!” is the reaction you hear when The Gingers hit the stage! Their high-energy arsenal is filled with the greatest rock covers sprinkled with playful surprises. Their rough edge tackles traditionally testosterone-fueled tunes and is nicely bookended with plenty of layer-cake harmonies and melodic favorites that audiences know and love.

Each of The Gingers has a road-tested performance history around the Chicago festival & club music scene. Their genuine love for fun is contagious! “The Gingers Rock!” Visit their website to learn more about them.

The FIERCE Project

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“Fierce” is an electro pop anthem that invites everyone to “Pose!” “Sashay!” and “Walk!” for change. The empowering bop was designed to bring further awareness to the steadily increasing number of hate crimes and murders against Black and Latinx trans women. 2020 was the deadliest year on record for transgender and gender non-conforming people with an epidemic of violence disproportionately affecting women of color. This charitable release initiative – funded with a grant from Pop Culture Collaborative – aims to enlighten, educate and celebrate the trans community, its mission and their allyship through song.

A portion of the proceeds will be gifted to:

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (@sylviariveralawproject) – https://srlp.org
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (@mpjinstitute) – https://marshap.org
The GLAAD Transgender Media Program (@GLAAD) https://www.glaad.org/transgender
“Fierce” is an engaging, propulsive and danceable rallying cry bringing together the formidable talents of Acclaimed award-winning actress and host Angelica Ross, (@angelicaross), International dance pop diva and DJ Ultra Naté (@ultranatemusic), and features the beloved NYC advocate, activist and performer, Mila Jam (@themilajam). Produced by hit factory A2 Productions (@lindalmusic and @iamanthonypreston), this life-affirming banger takes its cues from the many literal and figurative ballrooms and runways the world over. Everyday is another opportunity to feel Fierce!

 

Ultra Naté
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Ultra Naté hard for Baltimore, Maryland, and she’s a world-renown singer, songwriter, DJ, producer, label owner, and promoter. She’s released nine studio LPs [1990-2017] and travels the globe performing and spinning live for a variety of audiences. From horse races and the fashion elite to house parties and dance festivals.

Ultra states, “I’ve been writing my own songs since the beginning of my career. This was pivotal in establishing me as an artist with a distinct style all my own. I was one of the first artists in house/dance music signed to a major record deal with Warner Brothers in the UK in 1989 and I have more than 25 years of experience making groundbreaking music – having collaborated with a wide array of artists such as: The Basement Boys, Nellee Hooper, D-Influence, Mood II Swing, Nona Hendryx, Lenny Kravitz, Frankie Knuckles, N’Dea Davenport, DJ Class, NERVO, Tony Moran, StoneBridge, Todd Terry, David Morales, Michele Williams (of Destiny’s Child), Boy George, 4 Hero, Deee-lite, Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez, Morgan Page, Chris Willis, Quentin Harris and others!”

In Ultra’s nearly three decades of making music, she has remained a musical chameleon, embracing a variety of sounds. Her sound embraces a variety of genres, including house, soul, disco, electro-pop, R&B/hip-hop, and rock. Ultra is honored to be considered an icon of the Dance and LGBTQ communities worldwide. She was recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Greatest of All Time” *Top Dance Artists (#12) along with having three entries in the industry bible’s respective “Greatest Of All Time” *Top 10 Dance Club Songs including the perennial, platinum-selling #1 anthem, “Free.”

Ultra’s most recent album collaboration, ‘Ultra Naté & Quentin Harris as Black Stereo Faith’ reached Top 5 on I-Tunes and has spawned the Billboard Top 10 single and video, “I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin)” – a spirited alt-funked out cover of Right Said Fred’s classic. Ultra Naté, your original ‘party girl’ keeps bringing the party right back to you.

 

Angelica Ross
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From the board room, to film sets, to music, and the White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named, “1st Foot Soldier of the Year” in 2015 by Melissa Harris Perry, Angelica Is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender-nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills. Angelica tours nationally, speaking her powerful mission into action with business leaders, educators, and the President of the United States.

Since studying theater at Florida Atlantic University, Angelica has been featured in film, television, and live theatre. Miss Ross is the breakout star of the upcoming series Her Story, which explores the deeply moving lives and loves of two trans women in LA. For over ten years, Angelica has directly engaged her communities in order to create opportunities for independence, freedom, and success through social work, entrepreneur and leadership development, business building, and education.

Angelica continues to engage leaders both at home and abroad, teaching, entertaining, and consulting for organizational change that creates space for the rich experiences of trans people and people of color to speak, share their value, and create lasting success. As a devout Buddhist, Angelica walks with compassion and believes that all people have worth — it is only a matter of helping each person find it for themselves.

 

Mila Jam
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A legendary YouTube Sensation turned Original NYC Pop Artist, Mila is known around the world for her unforgettable stage performances & one-of-a-kind music videos.

Mila has toured internationally with the Broadway musical RENT; performed alongside James Brown, Mark Ronson, Laverne Cox, Travis Wall, Jody Watley, Lady Kier(Deee-Lite) & Natasha Bedingfield. Appearances include the BBC’s The Lilly Allen Show, MTV & MTV NEWS with special features on The Huffington Post, MTV.com, OUT.com & Perezhilton.com.

She is the Odyssey Nightlife Awards Breakthrough Artist (2015), the GLAM Nightlife Awards Best Video & Dance Artist (2013), and the tal

Steve Grand

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July 6, 2018, marked the release of the long-anticipated sophomore album from Steve Grand, not the end of me.  It hit #2 on the iTunes Pop Chart, #10 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart, and #78 on Billboard’s Top Album Chart. It was released independently on his own label, Grand Nation LLC. The album includes 12 new tracks, all written and composed by Grand. It also features alternate versions of 3 of the songs. Grand says of the tracks, “This album is autobiographical; very personal, somber and reflective. Writing this album was an exercise in catharsis.” He says, “I’m more unfiltered on this album and explore some of the internal and external challenges I’ve faced over the last few years.”

The album’s title track, “not the end of me”, is a song Grand wrote when a long-time relationship was coming to an end.  “Breaking up can be long and drawn-out, painful and ugly.  This one certainly was,” Grand said.  “It was trying and exhausting, (and) this song deals with all of that, as well as the resolution that this is ‘not the end of me.”

Grand also predicts “don’t let the light in” will be a favorite among his fans.  “I wrote it within the last few months before I became sober.  At that time, I was reflecting on the way I had been living my life over the last few years that my song ‘All-American Boy’ blew up, in 2013,” he said.  “I felt isolated and realized I was dealing with that isolation in some unhealthy ways.”

With the release of his first album, All American Boy, in 2015, Steve Grand broke the mold for the traditional singer-songwriter.  Having self-funded a viral video of the title track, then fan funding the release and creating a vocal and energetic fanbase, the openly gay artist from Chicago created a place for himself in the music industry and hasn’t looked back since.  The past 3 years have seen Grand touring across the world, gathering new energetic fans, and creating new music.

With over 18 million views on YouTube, a #3 and #10 album on The Billboard Independent Album charts, and one of the most successful music Kickstarter campaigns ever under his belt, Grand has not just broken the rules, but he has changed the game in how to be a successful singer-songwriter in this era. His album, not the end of me, is available on Steve Grand’s website, at all live shows, and across all digital download and streaming platforms.

Scott Free

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Scott Free is a Chicago-based performer and live music event producer. Scott was a producer in the original House Music scene in Chicago, was part of the 90’s Chicago queercore scene, and had a rap video on BET. Scott has released five solo album, and an LGBT family album by The Diesel Tykes. He has had two of his musicals produced – ‘Witches Among Us’ and ‘Zombie Bathhouse’. In 2010, he was inducted into the City of Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. He was twice named Outmusician of the Year by the OUTMusic Awards – in 2005 and 2009. He produced the Queer Is Folk/Alt Q Festivals at the Old Town School of Folk Music from 2000 – 2012. He hosts the LGBT live performance series Homolatte in Chicago, now in its 20th year. He also runs an indie queer radio station called Alt Q Radio on Live365.

Sam Fazio

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Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio has established a name for himself in the music scene over the past several years. A graduate of DePaul University’s School of Music, Sam’s repertoire includes a unique mix of jazz standards and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations showcase his soulful, yet classic style.

Sam has entertained audiences at some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club, City Winery, Untitled, and SPACE (Chicago); Cliff Bell’s (Detroit); Noce (Des Moines); and Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency and 54 Below (New York City). Sam has also taken the stage at numerous performing arts centers, including Overture Center, Schauer Arts Center, Trueblood, and Metropolis. Sam has held residencies at many renowned hotels including the LondonHouse, Chicago Hilton, and a 6-year run at the historic Drake Hotel. In addition, Sam has performed at many festivals, casinos, and events across the country. For a complete listing, see Sam’s EPK.

Sam shares the stage with some of the top musicians in the Chicagoland area and across the country. Whether performing as a trio or big band, Sam always leaves the crowd wanting more.

 

Rosie & The Rivets

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Rosie & The Rivets perform an electrifying female-fronted retrospective tribute to the first ten years (1954-1964) of Rock & Roll. Along with early Rock & Roll favorites, you’ll hear Girl Group, Rockabilly, R&B, Surf, and British Invasion featuring Rosie’s powerful and versatile voice and backed by a band with extensive theater/tribute/roots music experience (members of the Rivets have worked in The Million Dollar Quartet, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and The Fab Four: Beatles Tribute).

​Make no mistake, this is not your typical ‘oldies playing oldies’ band. Rosie & The Rivets are a high-energy stage show that’s fresh and fun for all ages. Audiences have a hard time staying in their seats and concerts often turn into dance parties!
​Sticklers for detail, much research went into their stage production; period-correct wardrobe, hair, and makeup along with vintage guitars, drums, and even microphones assure you’ll be in for a truly retro-cool experience. While shows are pure Rock ‘n’ Roll, they pride themselves on staying family and client friendly. Rosie & The Rivets provide the perfect entertainment for festivals, cruises, theaters, casinos, and corporate events.

Rosie & The Rivets are:

Christine Mikulskis aka Rosie, Guitar/Lead Vocals: published print model and TV actress

Frank James, Lead Guitar/Vocals: former member of Legends In Concert, The Fab Four, and American English Beatle Tributes

​Cody “Goose” Siragusa, String Bass/Electric Bass/Vocals: former Million Dollar Quartet, and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story bass player

Derrick Martens, Drums

 

Rosa

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Rosa is a queer singer/songwriter whose passion is using art to build community and give back to the world around her. Rosa lives and works in Chicago, IL. She is always on the hunt for collaborators on future projects.

 

Rod Tuffcurls/Bench Press

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Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is a peak experience band from Chicago. With a focus on bone-crushing 3 part harmonies, laser-sharp musicianship, and a top tier light show, Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is a live performance powerhouse. The band carefully curates each show from a truly eclectic and massive repertoire in order to cultivate an unclassifiable experience of joy and entertainment for everyone in attendance. Go see Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press!

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Queen Explosion

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If you’re a fan of the sound, look and wow factor of that crazy little 70’s British band called Queen then get ready for Chicago’s #1 “Queen” Tribute Act, The Queen Explosion! They will rock you!

Possibilities Theatre Company

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Possibilities Theatre Company seeks to harvest an adventurous, creative environment where people from all walks of life are welcome and safe to take risks, try new things, and build a community. Possibilities strives to work with new artists and encourage.

 

PINION

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PINION is a 4 piece rock cover band from the western suburbs of Chicago, IL. We play with the energy and intent to bring you to the concert of your favorite bands on a nightly basis, and we create this authentic atmosphere in the comfort of your favorite local hangouts.

We don’t just LOVE live music- We LIVE for it. We want to bring that same passion to YOU so that you can experience it the way we do.

PINION covers an incredible range of music from classic rock to country to pop to hard/heavy rock. Our setlist spans over 6 decades of hits from bands like: Alice Cooper, The Cars, Pink Floyd, Luke Bryan, NIN, TOOL, Korn, Muse, Coldplay, White Zombie, Goo Goo Dolls, Weezer, Avenged Sevenfold and SO MUCH MORE!