ROSA'S LOUNGE - 773-342-0452
3420 W Armitage Ave. , Chicago, IL 60647

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  • Rosa's Lounge: This week live blues Thu. June 17th - Lil Ed Williams with Special guest Fri. 18th - Nick Moss Band… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Jun 16
  • Blues Late At Night is Definitely More Genuine! Thu. June 10th - Lil Ed Williams with Special guest Ivan Singh (Ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Jun 08
  • Fri May 28th - VANCE KELLY & THE BACKSTREET BLUES BAND featuring TONY WILSON (The young James Brown) Sat. May 29th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… May 26
  • This weekend: “Nora Jean Bruso is ready and poised to take the world by storm. She has what it takes to be the next… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… May 19
  • The Return of the Prodigal Sons :: KINSEY REPORT 2 nights: May 14th & 15th • 2 shows: 9pm & 11pm CST Tickets:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… May 14

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The Story of Rosa's Lounge

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

Tony found the true spirit of the blues at South side lounges like the legendary Theresa's Lounge, 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 37th Anniversary, and we invite you to share in the festivities.