Lincoln HallSat Nov 24 2018


Aretha Franklin was a trailblazing icon and virtuosic musician whose voice cut straight to the heart of things. She was, in the words of Billy Preston, “the best f*ckin’ singer this f*cked-up country has ever produced.” An extraordinary talent deserves no less of a tribute than a full-on dance-your-ass-off party experience—a revue that harkens back to Motown’s Motortown Revue or The James Brown Show. An event!

On November 24th, 2018, Chicago honors her departed majesty with Soul Spectacular: A Tribute to Aretha & the Classic Soul Era, featuringa star-studded line-up of the city’s best young singers, all paying tribute to the Queen and the music of her era. Sam Trump, Meagan McNeal (The Voice), Adam Ness, Daniel Kyri, Nicole Michelle Haskins, Angela Alise, and Emily Woods (Dead River Revival) are sure to keep you grooved and your Julie Nichols & The Epic Sound—a funky-as-hell rhythm section complete with costumes, horns, and back-up singers—back this rotating revue of Chicago’s best R&B singers. And when we say best, we mean best.

After years of putting on shows with The Second City, The Kennedy Center, as well as the band he founded JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, guitarist/director Billy Bungeroth and master musical director, improviser, and Second City alum Julie Nichols started to explore the idea of resurrecting the art of the Revue: concerts that have the thought and direction of a theatrical experience. The result is an homage, a celebration, a cathartic night of music and dancing as this group bands together to send off one of the greatest Soul singers to ever walk the Earth.

TAGS 18Plus, Local,

Terms of Purchase

Advance tickets guarantee entry to the show.
  • They are general admission only and DO NOT guarantee seating.
  • For the best seats/position in the music room please arrive 30 minutes prior to show time to pick-up your tickets.
  • All shows are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
  • Customer information is never shared with any third party companies or outside promoters.
  • Tickets ARE NOT mailed to you.
  • A NON-REFUNDABLE service charge will be added to the purchase price of each ticket - in the instance of a show cancellation, this fee will not be returned.
  • All tickets purchased through the web site are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • All tickets are NON-TRANSFERRABLE.
  • The name in the 'Ticket Pickup' portion of your order will be the name your tickets are held under at the door- if you are buying tickets for someone else, you must indicate their name in these fields.
  • Advance tickets are only available through (until 5 pm day of show) and Jam, Silver Wrapper, and 1833 when noted. Lincoln Hall and Schubas do not have a physical box office. Walk-up ticket purchases are only available at Lincoln Hall beginning one hour before listed show time and at Schubas thirty minutes before listed show time unless the show is sold out.
  • Please add "" to your address book to ensure you'll receive your confirmation email.