Blues Clubs in Chicago for Under 21

Blues Clubs in Chicago for Under 21
After enjoying a day on the waters of Lake Michigan or hitting the bike and run trails along the waterfront, hit one of the many Chicago clubs or bars for some live music. Although most clubs are geared toward those 21 and over, there are a few places in downtown Chicago where those underage can enjoy some live blues music.

Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street features live blues, jazz and Big Band on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday nights. Closed on Sundays, DJs will spin on non-live-music nights. Enjoy a nice Italian meal at Orvieto Pizzeria and Wine Bar or have an appetizer or lighter fare as you enjoy the music in the lounge. A large dance floor helps make Green Dolphin the place to bring friends and celebrate special occasions.

2200 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 395-0066

Jazz Showcase

Although the Jazz Showcase is geared toward blues lovers over 21, all ages are welcome with parents or legal guardian. The 4 p.m. Sunday matinee is specifically open to children, and if under 12, they are admitted free. There are two live music shows per night, with three on Sunday, including the matinee.

806 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 360-0234

Green Mill Jazz

The Mill first opened in 1907 under the name Pop Morse's Roadhouse. Featuring live blues and jazz music seven nights a week, those under 21 can enjoy sultry and smoky tunes in a friendly atmosphere. Saturday nights offer a mixture of bands, while weekday nights are reserved for regular live acts.

4802 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-5552

The Joynt

Open seven days a week, The Joynt offers a wide range of entertainment from jazz and blues to comedy all in one roof. Opened in 2008, head to the Jazz Lounge for nightly live music. Grab a table and enjoy the classics by candlelight or today's newest blues hits. Patrons under 21 are welcome.

650 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 573-2233


Article Written By Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson is a freelance sports writer and photographer based in California. Her articles and photos appear regularly in newspapers and magazines such as "Triathlete" and "Cross Country Skier." Johnson graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in media production and minor in writing. She is studying for her copy editing certificate at the University of San Diego.

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