Tony found the true spirit of the blues at South side lounges like the legendary Theresa's Lounge, and he opened Rosa's (1984) as a tribute to those cradles of blues tradition, and named it after his mother, Rosa, who had followed him here to help.
Rosa's family of blues performers ranges the entire spectrum of styles, from traditional legends like David Honeyboy Edwards, Homesick James and Pinetop Perkins to Chicago modernists like Billy Branch, Melvin Taylor and Sugar Blue, and attracts second-generation sons of the blues like Eddie Taylor Jr. and Lurrie Bell.
Along with my mother Rosa, the proprietor of Rosa's Lounge, I would like to introduce you to Chicago's Friendliest Blues Lounge. Rosa's Lounge is a family owned and operated blues club on Chicago's Near Northwest Side, ten minutes from downtown.
New York Times named us the best Blues Club in Chicago. We are presently celebrating our 30th Anniversary, and we invite you to share in the festivities.
Rosa's Lounge is available for private parties, with facilities to host small and large party. We can accommodate a variety of special needs for your event, including transportation, catering, other locations rental, and of course, the most authentic live blues in Chicago. Our entertainers have included Melvin Taylor, Sugar Blue, Lurrie Bell, Vance Kelly, Pinetop Perkins, Big Time Sarah