House Music lovers tour Chicago South-side with annual Pub Crawl

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CHICAGO, IL Chicago is a popular destination for summer music events. On Wednesday, July 3rd, thousands of House music lovers will “Get on the Bus” as the organizers House Club Tour, LLC  continues the House Club Tour (HCT) Pub Crawl for the fifth year.  Every year the HCT kicks off the House Music holiday weekend celebrated by music lovers all across the world. Chicago widely recognized as the birthplace of House Music now plays a major role in the current rise of the genre.

Affectionately known as “Black Friday in July”, because of the exciting promise of one night of “profit” for small business owners on Chicago’s Southside, the pub crawl helps to expand the arts and entertainment of House Music and the awareness of African American businesses. The producers will showcase 12 venues, 32 talented House DJs, many of them notable pioneers of the genre, along with 30 rotating buses. The event is from 6 pm-midnight. 

The buses will make stops at some well-known establishments and hidden jewels scattered within Chicago’s Southside and South Loop communities. Alderman Rod Sawyer, a house music lover who sponsored this annual event in the past, says it provides the south-side residents local entertainment. “Businesses and residents in the 6th ward are happy to celebrate the House Music  holiday weekend with this annual event. The venues and restaurants in our community are just as fine as those up North and Downtown.”

3500 House Music lovers are expected to come together for this spectacular event of music, excursion, and networking. Organizers describe it as “a movement of positive people, who enjoy great music and value strong communities.” Because of the successful response to pre-sale tickets, organizers have added more venues and buses that will depart from various locations rotating every 15 minutes.

This year HCT will provide 25 We Jam Scholarships to inner-city youth through A.I.M.B.A.C.K., its non-profit affiliate, whose mission is to promote, nurture, and preserve the culture of House Music with inner-city youth through music education and effective mentoring. The goal is to keep Arts IMotion Before Another Child is Killed. 

WHO:  House Club Tour, LLC 

WHAT:  5th Annual Chicago House Club Tour Pub Crawl 

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 3, 2019

WHERE:  Chicago Southside- South Loop to Morgan Park 


ABOUT HOUSE CLUB TOUR, LLC House Club Tour, LLC, founded by House music industry veterans Dana Divine and Ronda Flowers, kicks-off the holiday and house music season with Chicago’s 3rd Annual Chicago House Club Tour Pub Crawl. These busloads of house music fans visit venues throughout the city. Based on the popular Jazz Club Crawl that brings music-loving tourists to Chicago, this event showcases Chicago’s hottest house music DJ’s, clubs, and celebrities. Transportation will be provided via buses to various venues throughout the city. Seats are limited and VIP packages are available. The House Club Tour Mission: To promote Chicago-based businesses by captivating audiences through active promotion, superior talents, and memorable events through the unity of pure House Music. 

Ronda Flowers is a pioneer on the house scene, as well as the Founder of RFK Promotions, a creative, social marketing & promotions company that specializes in events for urban professionals. RFK events feature Chicago’s legendary DJs and live bands that have captivated audiences for more than 25 years, specifically on the Chicago-born house music. 

Dana Divine is a veteran WGCI radio personality, the CEO of record label Tri-M Entertainment, and a versatile, multi-talented, and proven songwriter and recording artist. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dana began her music career working with industry superstars such as R. Kelly, Will Smith, and Billy Ocean. The co-author of the house music classic Brighter Days, Dana Divine has penned over 35 recordings with three #1 Billboard singles. Her songs have been licensed for Sony PlayStation, BET Television, and BBC television in the UK. Her music is featured in movies, soundtracks, and stage productions across the nation.

 “Wouldn’t it be great to bring the World to Chicago’s south side for one night, and give them a sample of real House? We are excited to kick-off this Holiday weekend!” Ronda Flowers 

“Party-goers attending can be responsible and save money on parking. Get on the bus!” Dana Divine

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