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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Lazer Lloyd Lazer Lloyd is an international recording artist appearing at large festivals from Waterfront Blues Fest to Bay Front Blues Fest to The Berman Center for the Performing Arts and all points in between.  Lazer's new CD debuted at #4 on the Roots Music Charts this week! His new album is getting rave reviews from Haaretz to Downbeat [more]

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Melody Angel This singer/songwriter Melody Angel is becoming a full-fledged phenomenon, slowly rising to stardom and doing it on her own terms. Melody has built a passionate fan base, from adoring teenagers to discerning boomers who’ve finally encountered a young artist who lives up to their decades-old memories. She has the ability to make [more]

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The James Wheeler Blues Jam hosted by Willie Buck Willie Buck has been leading his own bands for over 40 years. He's been on the scene since his arrival in Chicago as a teenager in the midst of the heyday of Chicago blues in 1953. He put out his only album in the early 80s which became a collector's item over the years and was re-issued in [more]

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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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