Still Rockin’: The 2015 Rush Street Reunion
The sights, sounds, and atmosphere of years in the past came to life on one special afternoon as Connie’s Pizza celebrated “Rush Street Reunion 2015….”
This special event brought together some of the original musicians, D.J.’s, and vocalists who made an indelible impression on our minds years ago at such popular nightclubs as Mister Kelly’s, Jilly’s and the Backroom (among others.) Making a rare appearance was Danny Long and his trio, accompanied by Nick Schneider on bass guitar and Rusty Jones on drums.
Saxophonist Eric Schneider along with Ronnie Lass and Friends added to the extraordinary musical line – up with an unforgettable rock and blues session. Also on hand was the intriguing artwork of artist Robert Scott, on display (and for sale) from his “Sweet Home Chicago” collection, along with a raffle featuring sought – after items from such upscale retailers as Contessa Bottega.
This significant reunion was the brilliant idea of David Floodstrand, author of the upcoming book “Rush Street, Chicago’s Street of Dreams ” which chronicles the fascinating history of Rush St. from the 1800’s to the 21st century. As an established Chicago jazz vocalist, David Floodstrand also owns the D.J. School of Skokie and was at one time a D.J. himself. A portion of the proceeds from this party directly benefits the Lupus Foundation of America for ongoing Lupus research.
Vivid memories were shared and nightlife stories re-lived for one remarkable afternoon during “Rush Street Reunion 2015” and will long be remembered by all who attended, just as our memories from those bygone decades of the 1950’s through the 90’s live on and on. Keep rockin’ friends.