Rosas Lounge

Rosa's Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges, family owned and operated by an Italian immigrant who came to Chicago in 1978 after meeting Jr. Wells in Milan.

Tony found the true spirit of the blues at South side lounges like the legendary Theresa's, and he opened Rosa's (1984) as a tribute to those cradles of blues tradition, and named it after his mother, Rosa, who had followed him here to help.

Rosa's family of blues performers ranges the entire spectrum of styles, from traditional legends like David Honeyboy Edwards, Homesick James and Pinetop Perkins to Chicago modernists like Billy Branch, Melvin Taylor and Sugar Blue, and attracts second-generation sons of the blues like Eddie Taylor Jr. and Lurrie Bell.

This is a blues haven that feels like home to both the novice and the seasoned blues fan, "Chicago's Friendliest Blues Lounge", and Rosa's was named "Chicago's best blues club" by the New York Times and " ...a blues mecca for true believers" by Rolling Stone.

We are presently celebrating our 29th Anniversary, and we invite you to share in the festivities.

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Pete Galanis Pete Galanis is best known as guitarist for Chicago Blues/Jam Band, Howard & The White Boys, having joined the band in 2004 at just 26 years old. Galanis’ tight blues chops—coupled with his natural versatility at handling the funk, R & B, and rock styles that have become Howard & The White Boys trademarks—have magnificently [more]

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Jimmy Burns Unplugged Blues Storyteller Series Singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Jimmy Burns is a contemporary bluesman who combines his Delta roots with R&B and soul to come up with a sound uniquely his own. Burns is a charismatic performer with an expressive, soulful, voice and a melodic guitar style to match. With a keen sense of his musical [more]

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Lil Ed Williams Smoking slide guitar boogies to raw-boned Chicago shuffles to the deepest slow blues, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Lil’ Ed Williams is an awe-inspiring master bluesman. Lil' Ed of the Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials to host the James Wheeler Blues Jam with Tony Mangiullo on drums, Ariyo on piano, Harlan Terson on bass. [more]

Rosas Lounge photo galleries

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Bigg Otis birthday Celebration (11/9/2013) @ Rosas Lounge
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Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band (11/1/2013) @ Rosas Lounge
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