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Melody Angel at Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
Dubbed “the Future of the Blues” by the Chicago Reader newspaper, Melody Angel is a powerhouse vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter born and raised on the south side of Chicago. With strong, no-nonsense vocals and thoughtful lyrics that reflect her passion for racial and gender justice, Angel’s singular sound draws upon elements of R&B, rock, folk, and funk, all layered on a strong bed of Chicago blues.
Melody’s uncompromising music builds on Chicago blues’ legacy of innovation with such verve that last year the Chicago Sun-Times dubbed her “Chicago’s next blues star.”
In 2014, Melody scored a regular gig at the legendary Rosa’s Lounge, and since 2016 she has headlined at the world-famous Chicago Blues Festival. Chicago blues, she says, “is my legacy … it runs through my veins.”
Also happening this day:
– Food trucks starting at 4:30 pm
– Bubbles by Michelle Hackett from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Happening throughout the entire week:
– Evanescent by Atelier Sisu
– Public Piano open for creating music