Rico McFarland Band :: Celebrating Rico's B-Day

For years, Rico McFarland played guitar for such luminous blues artists as James Cotton and Lucky Peterson, before finally launching his solo career in 2001 to much acclaim. Born on March 5, 1960, the Chicago guitarist worked with countless blues artists over the years: Albert King, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Artie White, Kinsey Report, and more. He is perhaps best known for working with Cotton and Peterson, however. McFarland recorded his solo debut album, Tired of Being Alone, for Evidence Records in 2001 with a large roster of guests, including vocalists Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Billy Branch, and Teela. The album won much acclaim and earned McFarland a 2002 W.C. Handy nomination for Best New Artist of the Year.

03/09/2024 11:00 PM

Door Time: 10:30 PM

Other Showtimes

Buy tickets for the 9:30 PM show. Stay all night!

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door if available.


Buy tickets for the 11 PM show. Party 'til the end!

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door if available. Tickets for the 11 PM show does not guarantee entry to the 9 PM show.


Doors open at 8 PM. To secure guaranteed seating, guests are required to arrive between 8 PM and 9 PM. Guests arriving after 9 PM are guaranteed entrance, but seating will be based on availability.

• Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at tables and at the bar. Tables are shared.

• Rosa’s Lounge automatically reserves seats together when tickets are bought under one purchaser's name. If multiple people are buying tickets for the same group please add the group name in the Shopping Cart / Order Summary/ Customer Notes.

• Holding seats for late arrivals or no-shows is not allowed. Rosa's Lounge reserves the right to seat people in unoccupied seats after 9 PM.

All sales are final. No refund.

For years, Rico McFarland played guitar for such luminous blues artists as James Cotton and Lucky Peterson, before finally launching his solo career in 2001 to much acclaim. Born on March 5, 1960, the Chicago guitarist worked with countless blues artists over the years: Albert King, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Artie White, Kinsey Report, and more. He is perhaps best known for working with Cotton and Peterson, however. McFarland recorded his solo debut album, Tired of Being Alone, for Evidence Records in 2001 with a large roster of guests, including vocalists Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Billy Branch, and Teela. The album won much acclaim and earned McFarland a 2002 W.C. Handy nomination for Best New Artist of the Year.