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Grace Blackford w/ Cassidy Rae & Matt Garvin - 8PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground - Lakeview 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)
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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Grace Blackford is a Chicago-based vocalist, lyricist and composer. The jazz-trained artist allows her knowledge of the genre to influence her work while incorporating elements of other genres such as R&B and pop. The result? Soulful, original music laced with complex emotion and vulnerability. Grace released her first EP, ‘Home,’ in 2018 and her second EP, ‘Alterations,’ (a collaboration project with producer Zeke Akeem) in February 2019. She is currently working on her first full length album.


Cassidy Rae was born in Rockford, IL and has been singing since she can remember. As a child, she was constantly humming tunes throughout the house and in the classrooms, even so much it got her in trouble at school. She attended Auburn High School in Rockford, IL to be in the city’s well known Creative and Performing Arts program choir. She would sing wherever she could, performing in school talent shows and competing in karaoke contests in her early years.


Matt Garvin is a 24-year-old Chicago-based singer and guitar player from Wheaton, Illinois. Combining inspiration from a variety of artists such as Nile Rodgers, Andrew Bird, and The Killers, Matt builds his songs on a rock-solid foundation of hard hitting guitar lines and captivating vocals. He sings his disarmingly personal lyrics from the heart, and every feeling comes through in his live performances.


Earlier Event: September 13
Stray Local - 8pm | $10
Later Event: September 15
BEATMAKERS CHICAGO - 3:30 | FREE