Free Blues Friday featuring Downtown Charlie Brown

Free Blues Friday featuring Downtown Charlie Brown

fri30aug8:00 pmFree Blues Friday featuring Downtown Charlie BrownFREE ADMISSION | RSVP BELOWSpaces Still Available


August 30, 2024 8:00 pm


Epiphany Center For The Arts: The Sanctuary

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607


Must be 21+

Event Details

Free Blues Fridays featuring Downtown Charlie Brown

Date: Friday, August 30, 2024

Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour 

Showtime: 8PM 

Tickets: Free admission! RSVP BELOW


Downtown Charlie Brown  

yes that’s his true name .. 

As a multi-talented performer including keyboardist /slide guitarist Charlie is also an engaging historian and storyteller of blues origins, its social importance and its migration to the Chicagoland area. 

His performances artfully combine soulful singing with the rich history of the blues and it’s legendary artists such as his personal favorites: 

Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Pinetop Perkins. 

Charles Brown (Downtown Charlie Brown) DTCB-started his musical journey at age 6, singing in a small Baptist Church in Morristown New Jersey. He is a graduate of Lehigh University with a BS in Economics and Marketing. He is a member   of Lehigh’s athletic hall of fame for basketball and holds a master’s degree in secondary education. 

Charlie lived in Kansas City developing his blusey stylings before moving permanently to Chicago. There, he fell in love with his true passion: Delta and Chicago blues. 

American blues scene magazine affectionately refers to Charlie as “Chicago’s Delta.’ He was also featured in both Living Blues and BG (Buddy Guy) Blues and Music News magazines. 

In 1995 he formed the Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band 

Charlie now appears almost nightly throughout Chicagoland and is a regular opening act at Buddy Guy’s Legends. He tours the mid-west as well as the east, and southeast United States, appearing in New Jersey, Kansas City, and Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale Mississippi. 

Charlie teaches economics and business classes at Marmion Academy. He volunteers his time and inspires future generations by offering lectures called Blues in the Schools throughout Chicagoland. Other endeavors include corporate keynote speaking, podcast moderator and appearing as a regular guest on the King Biscuit radio show in Helena Arkansas. 

Golden Hour at Epiphany:

Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!

Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!

Full Concert Calendar Here

Golden Hour Menu + Music Schedule


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