Sweet Home Chicago Music Series
As ALS Awareness Month continues to fly by, we welcome a series of talented musicians to our Facebook Live page for a weekend of joyful music. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a concert together while we're physically apart. Donations will be accepted for the Chapter via Facebook and for the artists via their virtual tip jars. Enjoy the talents of artists like Claire Kelly, Lissie, Prizefighter, and more! Find the full line up on our Facebook page.
You'll see some of our artists sporting a special t-shirt during their performances. If you'd like a Sweet Home Chicago shirt of your own, order through CustomInk here. A portion of the proceeds will go toward our Chicago Walk to Defeat ALS efforts. While our largest annual fundraiser will look different than in years past, our commitment to individuals battling ALS in our Chapter remains strong as ever.
Thursday, May 28: Claire Kelly
Singer/songstress and Midwest native, Claire Kelly, made the move to Nashville in 2016 to pursue her music and songwriting career full time. Since then she’s toured internationally, had a song placed on an ABC Network primetime television show and won a songwriting contest at Jack White’s Third Man Records. Nashville has quickly become home. Kelly was recently interviewed by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) about her success in the sync world as an independent artist.
Mac Dralle: Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm
From the Chicagoland area, Mac Dralle is a folk Americana artist whose music never stops. The young artist plays songs spanning the eras as well as modern-day artists. He ties all the original takes on these pieces of music with his own original compositions that promote better understanding of ourselves as human beings.
Prizefighter: Friday, May 29, 8:00 pm
Newborn Chicago-based Prizefighter was born with a naturally strong and catchy modern contemporary feel erring on the side of indie alternative. With a sound as unique as it is timeless, catchy and relatable and driven by a short lineup of true pros with an extensive history around the scene, the trio is quite ready to present this newest of projects to the world with confidence it is set to be embraced by many.
Dred Lock Funk: Saturday, May 30, 6:30 pm
DLF consists of Hannah Sharpe and Lawrence Edwin McIntyre. Their original music is a hybrid of blues, jazz, funk, rock, reggae and more. Contact DLF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caitlin Edwards: Saturday, May 30, 7:00 pm
Caitlin Edwards is a songwriter and musician from Chicago, IL. Blending and bending genres of pop rock, punk, and folk since 2006, Caitlin has been playing shows solo and with her full band. She's released two EPS filled with songs that promise to reach out into new territory and styles, while still staying true to her sound.
Lissie: Saturday, May 30, 7:30 pm
Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs from an early age. Fans first fell in love with her sun-and-tequila-soaked voice from her five-song EP Why You Runnin', produced by Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses, which was ranked among the Eight Most Auspicious Musical Debuts of 2009 by Paste. After releasing her stunning Top 10 record ‘Castles’ in 2018, Lissie returned earlier in 2019 with ‘When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective’- an evocative collection reinterpreting songs from her first decade in music.
Robbie Gold and Tom Higgenson: Sunday, May 31, 7:00 pm
Chicago-based singer/songwriter Robbie Gold and lead singer of the Plain White T's, Tom Higgenson join us on the final evening of ALS Awareness Month to bring together our community while we're physically apart, and help spread awareness about ALS.
PS: Looking for more ways to join the fight against ALS? We need YOU to take part in the June 6th Chicago Walk to Defeat ALS from your own home!