Nicky’s of Beverly invites you to our first-ever blues music festival on Saturday night, June 12, 2021. Our friends at the Beverly Area Arts Alliance are hosting the event in our parking lot and garage, known as Alliance Contemporary at NOB. We’ll have a variety of musical acts throughout the evening, as well as blues-inspired works of art on display from 6 to 10 pm.
‘Let’s Get Funky’ is a festival of funky art and music featuring the legendary blues singer and drummer Larry Taylor and his band, along with Melody Angel, “the future of the blues.” Also performing is Jon Langford, an eternal punk and alt-country troubadour who is also one of the featured visual artists.
Enjoy food and drinks from Nicky’s while you soak up incredible live music. And be sure to check out the original artwork from Jon Langford, Dalton Brown, Dana Todd Pope, Paul Branton, Blake Lenoir, Tim Anderson, Phil Cotton, Sebron Grant, and Dorothy Straughter while you’re here!
The artists who painted our murals inside and our garage walls outside are coming back for a live painting session! Paul Branton, Phil Cotton and Brendan McAlinden will collaborate on a 4-by-8-foot panel.
Plan on parking along Western Avenue or on residential streets that don’t require permits, since we will block off the parking lot for this event.
To enjoy the festival, get your tickets via the Alliance’s Eventbrite link below. The Alliance organized the musical acts and the art exhibit, and a suggested donation of $20 per couple or family allows them to plan this programming and also donate proceeds to local blues music organizations Bronzeville Blues Collaborative, and Chicago Blues Revival.
Nicky’s also will donate a portion of food and drink sales to these two organizations. Beverly resident Jeff Pinzino created Chicago Blues Revival to spread the love of blues across Chicago neighborhoods and introduce the style of music to young people.
We can’t wait to party with you!