A monument to rock 'n' roll, creativity and community
We love live music and are incredibly lucky to live in a city that provides us such amazing options. We are avid concert-goers craving a space that allowed us to see some of our favorite artists in an intimate, listening room setting with others in our community. A venue where artists are paid fairly and guests are promised a seat vs. the floor. So we decided to create it.
When not hosting live music, we will open up our space for events, creative experiences and team idea sessions.
We believe that the power of art, music, community and human connection - when done for the right reasons – can create new ideas and change. We also believe that sharing our love for music, art and a glimpse into our own homes is the most authentic way to communicate who we are.
“If David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Sturgill Simpson and Dolly Parton stumbled into a neighborhood cottage hideaway and decided to share some songs and stories.”
We're Chicago-area natives who recently traded in our first home remodel for a 129 year old building in East Humboldt Park to create a creative hideaway and experience hall - Down Home Chicago. With health care and marketing backgrounds, and a strong passion for live music, we purged numerous belongings to settle into our 800 sq. ft. abode directly above the soon-to-be event space. Every rock, record, plant and artifact was ruthlessly curated before making its way in. We hunted local restoration warehouses to attempt to build back our apartment's character. The universe certainly helped us pick an interesting year to embrace a less-is-more approach and take on an event space of all things. Though quarantined at the moment, we feel nothing but gratitude in our new home.