13 Feb

Rock Baby Rock! At The Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

Sitting still is not an easy feat at Rock Baby Rock! This was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while and you better bet I got up and shook my tail feather! Lance Lipinsky (Million Dollar Quartet) leads his Rock ‘n’ Roll band, “The Lovers”, resembling a barbershop quartet, at the Hard Rock Café Chicago’s newest dinner concert show. Lipinsky takes the audience on a tour of the birth of the golden Rock ‘N’ Roll era over the course of the 90 minute show. The set is heavily influenced by mid-century pop recorded on “record row” right here in Chicago.  The “Lovettes” are the icing on the cake, adding soulful vocals of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s to The Lovers eclectic rock n’ roll tunes. Their rendition of The Angel’s “My Boyfriend’s Back” was a hoot!

Hard Rock Chicago by Ashley GildayLipinsky will suck you right in with his flamboyant facial expressions, hair whipping and unconventional musical style. The bassist really takes to heart, the phrase, “slapping the base”.


The show is live on select Monday and Tuesday evenings through May. Tickets are $45 each, with $20 going towards a food and drink credit. If you are on a budget, but want to have a rockin’ good time, I’d suggest using the $20 for 2 glasses of wine, beer or cocktails of choice (they have lots to choose from). This is a fantastic value for what you are about to experience! If you don’t drink, use the $20.00 for a couple of appetizers or their monstrous ice cream sundae.

hard rock cafe chicagoIf you have a little more money in your budget, definitely go for the full experience: dinner, drinks and a live history of Rock ‘N’ Roll all in one terrific show. You are going to spend an additional $80.00 – $100.00 (less the $20.00 food and beverage credit) on a meal for two, a couple of cocktails each and an appetizer. The veggie burger (not vegan) was fantastic. I added guacamole, lettuce, tomato and raw onion to what they had listed on the menu. They were very accommodating! The Dreaming Tree (by Dave Matthews) Chardonnay and Red Blend were both very tasty wines out of California that I’d also recommend. They go down easy! hard rock cafe chicago

 My husband and I are planning on taking our parents to Rock Baby Rock when they are in town. Though it is a little expensive, it’s a fantastic value and a memorable experience. For additional information, to view the menu and to order tickets, visit their site here.

Shake, Rattle and roll!

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