2014 Summer Concert Series

Music Dealers and HEARN Present: Summer Concert Series

Music Dealers and HEARN have teamed up present the first-ever Summer Concert Series to be held in the outdoor plaza of the John Hancock Center. The series features two hours of live music from native Chicago artists hand-picked by Music Dealers. 

Beginning with long-time Music Dealers solo artist and American Idol alumni, Jeffrey Goldford, the free, weekly concert continues for ten weeks with hand-selected Music Dealers artists performing for Chicagoans and tourists.

The series is designed to provide refreshing entertainment to one of the most famous streets in the world and debut new music, including the first live performances of ten songs. The series also gives Chicago talent an opportunity to perform live in an underutilized area of the city, while providing attendees the ability to enjoy music throughout the summer on The Magnificent Mile.

The Summer Concert Series continues until October 2.

To learn more about the concert series, click to view the press release.

2014 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Artist:
Goldford
Buzz:
- Top 30 finalist on American Idol
- Released debut, "Shed A Light," in summer of 2013                
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/Goldford


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Artist:
Pat McKillen
Buzz:
- Has self-produced and released two albums
- Voted Chicago's Best Emerging Act 2013 by Deli Magazine
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/patmckillenmusic

Artist:
Briar Rabbit
Buzz:
- Nephew of blues legend, B.B. King
- Praised by The Huffington Post & Performer Magazine          
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/BriarRabbit


Cancelled due to inclement weather

Artist:
Zaramela
Buzz:
- Opened for legendary band Chicago at the Riverside Theater
- Performed at Chicago Music Awards, The Rave & The House of Blues
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/2143068

Artist:
Kirby Kaiser
Buzz:
- Write ups in Interview, Nylon, Red Eye, Refinery 29 & URB
- Shared stages with Mahogany, YAWN, The Van Buren Boys, etc.    Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/1669925


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Artist:
Matthew Santos
Buzz:
- Grammy nominated
- Toured with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, NERD, etc.          
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/artist/MatthewSantos

Artist:
The Empty Pockets
Buzz:
- Headliner at SXSW Music Festival
- Two singles charted on the Billboard Top 100
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/artist/theemptypockets                    


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Artist:
Emma Jayne
Buzz:
- Featured on WGN, FOX, & NBC
- Songs featured in Justin Bieber Fragrance Commercial & Coca Cola's Open Happiness Campaign
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/emmajaynesings

Artist:
The Future Laureates
Buzz:
- Songs featured on MTV, Showtime, Style, Discovery Networks & Bravo!
- Played SXSW & Summerfest
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/thefuturelaureates


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Artist:
Julian Bell
Buzz:
- Landed a spot on The Voice, and was a contestant on The CW's "The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep" hosted by Queen Latifah 
- Featured in Red Eye as a top 10 contestant for Battle of the Bands 
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/julianbell

Artist:
Ryan Powers & The Secret Weapons
Buzz:
- Performed at Lincoln Hall, Beat Kitchen, Summerfest, etc.
- Performed w/ Gavin DeGraw, Collective Soul, Styx & Will Hoge     
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/RyanPowersandTSW


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Artist:
Adam Blair
Buzz:
- Finalist on the FOX TV show, The Next Great American Band    
- Songs featured in mobile app, Rednote
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/2118078

Artist:
Living In Pretend
Buzz:
- Featured in Coca-Cola's 52 Songs Of Happiness Campaign       
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/livinginpretend


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Artist:
Janelle Kroll
Buzz:
- 2014 season contestant on CW's "The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep"
- Featured on Defected.com
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/artist/janellekroll

Artist:
The Diving Bell
Buzz:
- Music featured in HBO's True Blood
- Earned a national songwriting award from the Independent Artist Company
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/divingbell                                 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Artist:
Vintage Blue
Buzz:
- Shared stages with Fitz & the Tantrums, Lifehouse, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, 10,000 Maniacs & Dave Matthews Band
- Played Summerfest, World's Largest Block Party, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, etc.
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/artist/1903283

Artist:
The Right Now
Buzz:
- Performed over 200 shows in the last two years, including a sold out Lincoln Hall show, SXSW, Northcoast & Summerfest
- Opened for Fitz & The Tantrums, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Bettye Lavette, etc.
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/TheRightNow

Wednesday, September 24,2014

Artist:
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Buzz:
- Featured in Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Paste, Indie Shuffle, ASCAP.com, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, TimeOut Chicago & Chicago Sun-Times
- Performed at Lollapalooza in 2012
- Appeared on WGN-TV and BBC 6, and WFMU

http://www.musicdealers.com/artist/theuptownsound

Wednesday, October 1,2014

Artist:
Xoe Wise
Buzz:
- Top 20 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart
- Featured on WGN television, Fearless Radio, WLUW & The Chicago Tribune
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/2079447

Artist:
Many Places
Buzz:
- Performed at various music events and venues including Lincoln Hall, Subterranean, Empty Bottle, Beat Kitchen, Drangonfly Lounge, Gallery Cabaret, and more.
- Featured in the UK music review publication Skeplunk
Artist Profile:
http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/manyplaces

By: Christopher Rucks, Music Dealers

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