Marcus Bailey with Melanie MacLaren

  • Uncommon Ground Lakeview

    3800 North Clark Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60613
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over
Description

This is an intimate, seated dinner show! We offer full food & beverage service throughout the show. Check out our menus at uncommonground.com 

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Seating: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm / All Ages

 

Marcus Bailey 

Marcus Bailey is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer born in Columbus, Ohio. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, his music falls under many genres. From pop/rock to singer/songwriter as well as RnB/soul and blues. He has released multiples singles and has also done songwriting and arranging work with other various bands like Oracle Blue and Disco Lemonade, a band he also is a part of. Marcus began his journey from a young age joining his church's choir. His influences range from the likes of Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder to Green Day and Elton John. Marcus uses his music to help understand life experiences and emotions that come with that. He hopes to give listeners something to relate to and also to help in their own understanding of life. He recently release his third single "Don't Waste My Time" available to stream on all platforms. 

https://linktr.ee/Mbail.musi

 

Melanie MacLaren

Melanie MacLaren’s natural aptitude for nuanced delivery, wistful guitar playing, and her ability to write about life as if life were simply writing itself is everything you could want from a modern folk musician. Melanie’s lyrics have been described as “haunting yet humorous” and possessing a “sentimental cynicism” that “oozes with Gen-Z relatability.” This duality shines through in all aspects of her music— classic finger-style guitar rests on beds of ethereal, ambient synthesizers, while distorted trad instruments like banjo, bouzouki and fiddle punctuate the compositions, demonstrating a keen artistic ability to combine a unique tongue-in-cheek sensibility with timeless folk style.

She released her stunning debut EP “Kill My Time” this year independently to enthusiastic critical reception before gaining the attention of Tone Tree Distribution in Nashville. Within a few months of the release, she had signed with Tone Tree, landed several coveted playlist spots on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music,recorded and released a second EP of duets and toured in the UK and Ireland.

This momentum combined with the quality of her song-craft has conjured the sentiment “We’re certain that it’s only a matter of time until Melanie is recognized as one of the most exciting artists to be writing and releasing music right now.” - Pillar Artist

In October of 2022 Melanie released a collaborative folk EP of duets “Tadpole Emporium” with songwriter Lorkin O’Reilly. In November, Melanie and Lorkin toured their project in the UK and Ireland. Fresh off of her first tour Melanie is released her second solo EP entitled “Tourist” through Tone Tree in April 2023. With tracks featured on multiple playlist placements across platforms (most notably Spotify Fresh Finds and Spotify’s Best of 2022 Fresh Folk Finds), the highly anticipated EP expanded on the sound she established with her first project— one that reaches beyond convention and effortlessly weaves the threads of past and present.

melaniemaclaren.com

linktree.com/melaniemaclaren

 

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Venue Details

Uncommon Ground Lakeview

3800 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613 Uncommon Ground Lakeview
Uncommon Ground

We host intimate, seated dinner shows with full food and beverage service throughout the night. We suggest arriving 45 minutes before show time so you can place your dinner order with your server. Check out our full menus HERE and enjoy the show!

UNCOMMON GROUND HAS HAD A FOCUS ON MUSIC AND LIVE ART EVENTS SINCE IT FIRST OPENED AS A LITTLE COFFEE HOUSE IN 1991. OUR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM INCLUDES LIVE SHOWS EVERY WEEK! THE GOAL FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, WAS TO BE GROUND ZERO FOR EMERGING LOCAL & NATIONAL TOURING ARTISTS EACH NIGHT. OWNER MICHAEL CAMERON BOOKED ALL OF THE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 1991 UNTIL 2007 & STILL OVERSEES THE MUSIC PROGRAM WITH OUR PART TIME MUSIC DIRECTOR, MARIA SCHROEDER. 

WE HOST ONE OF THE BEST OPEN MICS IN THE COUNTRY EVERY SUNDAY, WHICH IS SPONSORED BY SHURE & GREENSTAR ORGANIC BREWERY. MANY OF OUR TALENTED NIGHTLY PERFORMERS HAVE GONE ON TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM. WITH UNCOMMON GROUND'S INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT CATCH IN OUR INTIMATE ACOUSTIC LISTENING ROOMS.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL! WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROCESS ANY REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR EVENT TICKETS.


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