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20th Anniversary Jeff Buckley Tribute – Chicago, IL
November 16, 2017 - November 17, 2017SOLD OUT
An intimate dinner show celebrating the life and legacy of Jeff Buckley.
Our annual concert series is a tribute to our immensely talented friend, Jeff Buckley. This will be Uncommon Ground’s 20th year hosting the event. The concerts are held in mid-November over Buckley’s Birthday and sell out in advance every year. These events are supported by the Buckley’s family and featured on the official Jeff Buckley website.
The musical artists performing this year have yet to be announced, but past events have features performers from all over the world, including France, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Mexico, UK, Australia, Canada and many others. You really never know who may “pop in” for a special performance.
Cost is $55 per person, which includes a 3 course price fixed dinner & the tribute performance (including tax and gratuity.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Old Town School of Folk Music scholarship fund. By being a part of this event, you are supporting the next generation of artists.
A bit of history:
On a snowy night in February of 1994, Jeff Buckley played a legendary set at Uncommon Ground. This performance was lauded “Best Concert of the Year” by Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, and was recently recalled by Mr. Kot as one of the best concerts he’s ever attended. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of that legendary performance
Jeff Buckley was born in California’s Orange County in 1966 and died in a tragic drowning accident in Memphis on May 29, 1997. He had emerged in New York City’s avant-garde club scene in the 1990’s as one of the most remarkable musical artists of his generation, acclaimed by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike.