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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Live on the Lake!: Corey Dennison

5:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Miller Lite Beer Garden

Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with blues band, Corey Dennison Band, and special guests, Funky MojoDaddy, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake

Performance Schedule

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, see the Corey Dennison Band perform a free-all-ages show at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier with special guests, Funky MojoDaddy.

Corey Dennison Band
Blues
7pm – 8pm & 8:30pm – 9:30pm

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, see the Corey Dennison Band perform a free-all-ages show at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier with special guests, Funky MojoDaddy.

Funky MojoDaddy
Blues
5:15pm – 6:15pm

About the Performers

Corey Dennison Band

Formed in 2013, The Corey Dennison Band has become a favorite attraction at Chicago blues venues, including twice-weekly appearances at Kingston Mines. Led by Corey Dennison’s soulful voice and muscular guitar, the band released its self-titled studio debut for the legendary Delmark Records in 2016 after honing 13 original songs night after night on the bandstand. Corey’s decade-long stint with Carl Weathersby and Gerry Hundt’s tenure with Nick Moss are evident on the disc but blend effortlessly into a dynamic new Chicago sound, anchored by Aaron Whittier and drummer Joel Baer. Critics and radio polls responded favorably as the album garnered glowing reviews and constant worldwide airplay, netting chart positions on the Roots Music and Living Blues Radio Reports.   Nominations followed suit, with a nod for Best Emerging Artist from the Blues Music Awards, a pair from Blues Blast Magazine, and Grammy balloting. The strength of the band’s repertoire is matched only by the charisma of the stage show; it’s not uncommon to see Corey belting out the blues, unamplified, in the heart of the audience while the band steps in time to the groove. It’s not novelty for these musicians and entertainers, however, it’s exactly where they want to be. 

Learn more at coreydennison.weebly.com

Funky MojoDaddy

Every roots music fan loves being melted by the vibe and energy of a smokin’ hot band. When the heat of the music matches that mood, magic is made.

The members of MojoDaddy are all top-shelf musicians who have achieved considerable success with their respective groups. Throughout their careers, these guys have taken the message of Chicago blues and traveled the world to spread it with artists such as Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby, the Kinsey Report and the Steepwater Band. The group consists of Kenny Kinsey (bass/vocals), Nick Byrd (guitar/vocals), Jerry Porter (drums/vocals), Jeff Massey (Slide guitar/vocals) and Corey Dennison (guitar/vocals).

Joining forces for this project to take that message further, they’ve built a high-energy blues, funk/soul, roots-rock supergroup who thread the spirit of the past into this ten-song disc with creative, passionate playing. Employing a trio of accomplished, fire-breathing guitarists (Nick Byrd, Corey Dennison, Jeff Massey), a rock-solid rhythm section (Kenny Kinsey, Jerry Porter), and four distinct-yet-complementary vocalists (Byrd, Dennison, Massey, Kinsey), the band fuses their musical tastes into a must-have disc for any hardcore blues-rocker who has an occasional sensitive moment.

Together, they have quickly gained a reputation for being one of Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland area’s top blues bands and rhythm sections. All of this has led to them appearing on a regular rotation at some of the areas hottest live music venues and annual summer festivals.

These musician’s pride themselves on playing with heart and soul, creating an unstoppable energy. Their intense delivery of the music will have you up and dancing, while never letting you forget where our musical debt is owed. For Bookings or questions call: (219) 644-8510

Learn more at reverbnation.com/funkymojodaddy

About this Series: Live on the Lake!

This free, all ages concert is presented as part of Live on the Lake!, Navy Pier’s free summer music series in the Miller Lite Beer Garden

Getting Here & Parking

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