Friday, August 24, 2018
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with soul cover band, The Hemispheres, and special guests, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake!
Cover Band – Soul
9pm – 10pm & 10:30pm – 11:30pm
Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7pm – 8pm
The Hemispheres perform an eclectic selection of Soul/Motown and R&B standards, along with a few dusty gems for good measure! The showmanship of The Hemispheres is truly unsurpassed. A full 9 piece band gets the dance floor moving and will leave you wanting more. With over 12 years of playing experience, The Hemispheres are committed to re-creating this timeless music with the same passion as it was originally recorded. Whether playing a club date, a wedding, or a private event, The Hemispheres will bring you back in time with each performance and ensure that everyone in the audience is having as much fun as they are on stage.
Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, her Boston Music Award-winning band, just released their second full-length album entitled BIG ROAD – out on VizzTone! The self-produced album highlights Erin’s diverse influences, from her roots in acoustic delta and piedmont blues, to her electric side – slide guitar, boogie blues, funk, and soul.
In the time since the band’s debut album Love Whip Blues (produced by Dave Gross) Erin and the band have been touring the country nonstop – honing their craft, and making plenty of new fans. They’ve driven countless miles (Erin behind the wheel) and had numerous adventures, and also (as you can imagine) trials, along the way. Subsequently, Erin has emerged into the limelight, taking on a more direct role as producer and playing lead guitar. Big Road is an apt name for her new, self-produced album. It describes where she and the band have been, traveling the highways and back roads, bringing people joy through their music. It’s also the name of Erin’s favorite Tommy Johnson song, “Big Road Blues”, the one that Billy Gibbons said he liked her arrangement of when she opened for ZZ Top!
Erin’s soulful vocal style and accomplished finger-picking guitar playing has earned her many fans, including guitar great Ronnie Earl, and she is quickly becoming recognized on the international blues scene. In fact, Erin completed her first European tour in Spring 2014 and is planning to head back overseas in the next year.
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.
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