Wednesday, June 13, 2018
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with blues band, Jamiah Rogers, and special guest, Ivy Ford, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake!
7pm – 8pm & 8:30pm – 9:30pm
5:15pm – 6:15pm
The Jamiah Rogers Band is one of the Midwest’s hottest bands and local favorites in the Chicago area. The band consists of Jamiah Rogers (lead vocals and guitar), Dionte Skinner (drums) and Tony Rogers (background vocals and bass guitar). In 2015, The Jamiah Rogers Band recorded their second CD, titled Winners Never Quit, featuring 10 original songs written and produced by Jamiah. The band also traveled to Canada and Europe to play several international music festivals including the Montreal International Jazz and BLues festival. The band continutes to play local venues and festival in the U.S. and Canada.
Ivy Ford, singer, musician, entertainer. Waukegan born and raised, at 24 she is quite the up and coming artist of the Chicago blues and live music scene. Ivy Ford started performing live with Kenosha based band The Real Deal, managed by Steve Rainey at 13 and since then continues to nurture her niche and calling to the music. She plays piano, alto saxophone, drums, bass guitar and guitar which are primarily self taught. In late 2012, Ford joined a local blues band which in time evolved into Ivy Ford and The Cadillacs and gained fair amounts of popularity.
Fast forward two years and Ivy Ford has managed to take the Chicago scene by storm. In January,2015 Ivy Ford opened for the legend, Buddy Guy at his club in Chicago and continues to share the stage with Chicago blues hall of famers, J.B. Ritchie, Joe Moss, Toronzo Cannon and Tom Holland. She fronts her very own band and besides obtaining the title of “Chicago’s Blues Kitten,” performs song selections from not just the blues genres but RnB and soul. Aside from performing every weekend at both private and public event, clubs and venues, she is in the process of recording an unplugged album including originals. Some recent event for Ford include, radio shows on 90.9 WDCB, and In a Nutshell radio show on 98.3 WRLR. She’s been apart of Buddy Guys Legends, Artist series and traveled to Minneapolis, MN to perform at Artspace’s 2013 Celebration at the Cowle Theater. Ivy Ford has been featured in Buddy Guy’s Blues and Music News, Lake County Magazine and Blues Guitar Expert’s online forum. To follow or check into Ford’s shows and happenings go to www.Facebook.com/IvyFord or Twitter at #MissIvyFord.
Ivy Ford, is one of the leading “youngbloods” of blues and brings a refreshing yet classic face to the music. She handles her cherry red, Epiphone-339 with as much confidence as any of the bluesmen today and can belt out notes to fill a room and serenade a phrase sweeter than sugar in ways that make anyone and everyone tune in to what she has to say. Ivy Ford, always respects the history and tradition of roots and blues music, while presenting it in a fresh, young and trendy way.
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.