Blues, Brews & BBQ Dockside Party
Join us for a night of red hot blues, great brews and tasty BBQ. HCA is proud to be hosting this event featuring The Corey Dennison Band a favorite attraction at Chicago blues venues.Led by Corey Dennison’s soulful voice and muscular guitar, the band released two albums for the legendary Delmark Records in 2016 and 2017 after honing 21 original songs night after night on the bandstand. Corey’s decade-long stint with Carl Weathersby and Gerry Hundt’s tenure with Nick Moss are evident but blend effortlessly into a dynamic new Chicago sound, anchored by Aaron Whittier and drummer Rick King. Critics and radio polls responded favorably as the albums garnered glowing reviews and constant worldwide airplay, netting chart positions on the Roots Music and Living Blues Radio Reports. Nominations followed suit, with nods for Best Emerging Artist and Best Contemporary Blues Album from the Blues Music Awards, a pair from Blues Blast Magazine, and Grammy balloting. The strength of the band’s repertoire is matched only by the charisma of the stage show; it’s not uncommon to see Corey belting out the blues, unamplified, in the heart of the audience while the band steps in time to the groove. It’s not novelty for these musicians and entertainers, however, it’s exactly where they want to be. Our good friends at Up N Smoke will be selling all sorts of tasty BBQ and you can wash it all down with some local brews. Tickets are just $10.