Chicago Magic Lounge and their new Xk-5 Pro System
Hammond Artists to be featured weekly
The Chicago Magic Lounge holds it’s grand opening weekend February 22-24, 2018. A tribute to the days of Chicago’s close-up magic bars, the Chicago Magic Lounge hosts three separate performance areas: a magic bar, featuring sleight-of-hand plus signature cocktails, the Harry Blackstone Cabaret for large stage shows, and the 654 Club, a rarely-seen venue for intimate close-up magic.
Shows include close-up magic at your table from our strolling magicians, in addition to musical director and Hammond artist John Sturk accompanying the show on the Hammond XK-5.
“Our philosophy from the beginning has been to do things right,” said Sturk. “That’s why we decided to put an XK-5 in our theater. It’s the best in the business.”
Magic is the centerpiece of the Chicago Magic Lounge’s programming, but Monday and Tuesday nights also offer more live music. Chicago musicians featured for “Music and Magic” will include Rio Bamba, which has been featured on local television for it’s blend of latin rhythms; Chris Foreman, the Hammond B3 master known for his long-standing residency at The Green Mill; newcomers E-Line Organ Trio, led by Sturk; and Hammond artist Justin Dillard with his organ trio.