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VANCE KELLY & THE BACKSTREET BLUES BAND featuring TONY WILSON as The Young James Brown :: LIVE PERFORMANCE

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VANCE KELLY & THE BACKSTREET BLUES BAND featuring TONY WILSON as The Young James Brown :: LIVE PERFORMANCE
Friday, May 28, 2021 9:00 PM
Rosa's Lounge, Chicago, IL
  • 21 & over
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Admission Type Price Quantity

$20 per ticket. Table or seats for 1 :: Show time 9PM. (Ticket holder can stay 'til 10:45PM)

$20.00

$20 per ticket. Table or seats for 2 :: Show time 9PM. (Ticket holder can stay 'til 10:45PM)

$40.00

$20 per ticket. Table or seats for 3 :: Show time 9PM. (Ticket holder can stay 'til 10:45PM)

$60.00

$20 per ticket. Table or seats for 4 :: Show time 9PM. (Ticket holder can stay 'til 10:45PM)

$80.00

$20 per ticket. Table or seats for 6 :: Show time 9PM. (Ticket holder can stay 'til 10:45PM)

$120.00
Service charges and/or discounts applied at checkout.
Tickets will be also available at the door until the show is sold out.
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Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $20.00 - $120.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Show Type: Blues
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
The most fun you gonna have with your mask on! ©
We are welcoming back blues fans to Rosa’s Lounge!
Cautiously reopening at 50% capacity.
We practice IDPH approved safety guidelines.

- Contactless temperature check as you enter.
- Wellness questionnaire at the door (1 per party)
- Requirement to wear a face covering (mouth, nose) when you enter, exit, when you are 
seated and placing an order with staff or communicating with another patron, or are not seated at your table.  
- Maximum group of family or friends permitted  to seat together is 6.
- Dancing allowed at your seat only.



Tony Wilson:

Tony Wilson, endorsed as the YOUNG JAMES BROWN by the Godfather of Soul himself, is a Chicago native, and has entertainment in his blood. Since a teen, Tony has been performing and electrifying audiences with his own style, showmanship, charisma and especially, his dance moves.

In his 20’s, Tony realized that he had an excellent future as a performer, and began entering contests such as the Apollo, and other venues. Tony was actually crowned the Best Michael Jackson Entertainer, and asked to be on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father, took an interest and liking to Tony, and today, Tony continues to look up to Joe Jackson as a mentor and friend.  From that infamous day on Oprah, Tony’s life changed. Soon, major entertainers such as James Brown himself were calling on him for movie roles, to be a stand-in, or to even back them with his band. James Brown saw Tony perform, and was so impressed with his unique style and showmanship, he asked Tony to be in Tony Scott’s Internet-only short film “Beat the Devil”.

Additionally, at James Brown’s behest, Tony was personally selected by Brown to portray the Young James Brown in “Funk Blast”. Brown personally named Tony the “Young James Brown” on the movie set…the only person to ever receive such an endorsement by the Godfather himself!

Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band:

Guitarist Vance Kelly, a stalwart on Chicago's south side for some years, has been making occasional forays north and west, including a torrid appearance at last year's Blues Festival. His repertoire ranges from 12-bar Chicago-blues chestnuts to funky soul and R & B to contemporary postfunk aggression; he's also been experimenting with a rough but promising jump-blues swing. Joyriding in the Subway (Wolf 1995), is funky, street-slick, and passionate. The evocative title tune has all the lusty abandon of hard-living urban youth; "Who Called the Dog Pound" evokes the roots of Chicago blues with its Delta-tinged, fingerpicked descending chord structure, slow-grinding shuffle, and playfully macho story line; "I Can't Win From Losing," a lighthearted lover's complaint, is given substance by the righteous funk of the arrangement and the straight-ahead playing of Kelly and his band. And "I Got a Blues Attitude"--with its echoes of James Brown, the late Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and other funk masters--is an anthem for a new generation of blues artists.
DAVID WHITEIS - Chicago Reader