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New Year's Eve with Expo '76, The Outcast Jazz Band

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Name: New Year's Eve with Expo '76, The Outcast Jazz Band
Date: December 31, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:55 PM CST
Event Description:
FitzGerald's cordially invites you to a New Year's Eve Celebration with Expo '76 and The Outcast Jazz Band! Join us on Monday, December 31, 2018 starting at 8pm for an amazing set as we ring in 2019! Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased here. Ages 21+. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm.

About Expo '76
Calling Expo '76 a cover band is technically correct, but they're a cover band unlike any other out there. Their already huge and ever-expanding set list careens wildly through decades and genres as the band simply follows its own muse, playing music they love. Along the way, you'll find yourself hearing favorites that you haven't heard in years, songs that you loved but had forgotten about, and new favorites that you're hearing for the first time. Whether they're storming through a rockabilly chestnut, a show tune, a top 40 hit from their (or your) childhood, brassy, jazzy hits and more, you'll feel the unbridled joy of some of Chicago's busiest and most respected musicians doing what they were born to do. Among its ranks are members of Poi Dog Pondering, Tomorrow The Moon, The New Duncan Imperials, Mucca Pazza and The Renaldo Domino Experience. Quite simply, they're unforgettable.

About The Outcast Jazz Band
The Outcasts are 17 members strong, sporting 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, a full rhythm section, as well as several vocalists. We concentrate on the classic big band sounds of the 30's, 40's and 50's, but we also throw in a smattering of anyone from Van Morrison to Paul Simon to Ray Charles. The Outcast Jazz Band was founded in the Summer of 1981 by the late Gilbert "Smokey" Robinson. The original OJB (actually Gilbert's Social Outcast Band) was comprised of ten kids ranging in ages from 13 to 17, and was put together solely for the purpose of entertaining at the St. Margaret of Scotland Summer Day Camp. What began as a summer diversion blossomed almost immediately, and we soon found ourselves playing in a seedy bar on West 111th St. Whenever a fight would break out, we had to hustle everything out the back alley entrance, because how do you explain high school kids in a bar at midnight on a Saturday? Within a year, we had doubled our repertoire and our personnel. Since that fateful summer so long ago, we have been swingin' our way through some of the most prestigious ballrooms and events in the Chicagoland Area.
Event Media:
FitzGerald's Nightclub & Sidebar
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
Date/Time Information:
Monday, December 31, 2018-Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Doors open 8:00PM. Show starts 9:00PM.
Contact Information:
Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased here. Ages 21+. 
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