The first House of Blues was opened in 1992 by Isaac Tigrett and Dan Aykroyd. Tigrett had grown up listening to blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel and rock and roll in Tennessee and wanted to share his love of the blues with others. Dan Aykroyd is a well-known actor who famously portrayed Elwood Blues in the movie The Blues Brothers. Each House of Blues venue celebrates Southern and African-American culture through presenting live music, Delta cuisine and folk art. "Crazy Quilt" stage curtains representing the Underground Railroad cover every stage at House of Blues venues. Each stage also has a box filled with Delta Mississippi mud underneath it, so the "Spirit of the South" is present under the artists' feet. The art collections at each House of Blues are almost completely composed of folk, outsider and self-taught artwork. Popular performers at the House of Blues include artists such as Dance Gavin Dance and Grits and Biscuits. Purchase all your House of Blues Chicago tickets at StubHub.
What is House of Blues Chicago's seating capacity?
House of Blues Chicago can seat 1,300 people.
Is House of Blues Chicago accessible by public transportation?
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates several routes that stop at or near House of Blues Chicago. The State/Lake station is closest to the venue but is not handicap-accessible. The Clark/Lake or Lake stations are wheelchair accessible.
Is there House of Blues Chicago parking on-site?
There is no on-site parking, but there are several fee-based parking lots on the streets next to House of Blues Chicago.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar has an exciting menu that features many Southern inspirations. New Orleans jambalaya and gumbo, Memphis baby-back ribs, Delta fried chicken, Carolina pulled-pork BBQ and Lowcountry shrimp and grits are just some of the dishes they offer along with sandwiches, burgers and salads. The bar features unique specialty cocktails, craft beers and spirits. The food is authentic Southern fare that adds to the House of Blues vibe. Serving times are lunch, dinner and happy hours. The Restaurant & Bar also has live music every night.
Are there other entertainment options near House of Blues Chicago?
House of Blues Chicago is located near many sites of interest, such as The Rookery, Navy Pier, the Hancock Observatory, the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and many more attractions.
Is House of Blues Chicago a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Wheelchair seating is available on the lower level of the venue, and 48-hour advance notice is required for reservation.
Does House of Blues Chicago offer premium seating options?
The Foundation Room VIP lounge is the way to experience House of Blues. Leather upholstery, eclectic art and tasteful dŽcor envelop guests with luxurious comfort. House DJs, live entertainment and superb service make for a one-of-a-kind evening you will remember.Back to Top
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