Stompin’ at the Parkway Ballroom

Stompin' at the Parkway Ballroom

Stompin’ at the Parkway Ballroom was an art Happening at the historic Parkway Ballroom inspired from vintage photographs from the Bronzeville Historical Society.

The Parkway Ballroom was the hot music & dance spot in Bronzeville in the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s. Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and many Chicago Blues musicians all performed there during Parkway’s heyday. This event will bring back the spirit of the Bronzeville Golden Age with live Blues music, social dancing and vintage photography projections.

Event featuring:

Sara Cherny and Curtis Ellis from ‘Big City Blues’

“LB’s Blues Machine” featuring Lorna Boston

Koco Brunson, keyboards
Ron Prince, guitar
Smokin’ Joe Thomas, guitar/bass
Daryl Mahon, drums
South Side Steve, harmonica

This event is a satellite component to the exhibition RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice at Columbia College and Samantha Hill’s solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center.