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Earth, Wind & Fire

Friday, March 23

7pm Doors //

8pm Show

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Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the world top-selling musical groups of all-time was born in Chicago in 1969.
With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s
legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres and made a profound and lasting impact
on popular culture.

One of the most important, innovative, and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th
century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles and eight
Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold
over 100 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot as one of best selling music artists
of all-time.

Earth, Wind & Fire’s career achievements and influences have impacted music history. They have been
inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000) and The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science
(NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, totaling nine
Grammy Awards for the group. The ensemble has also earned Lifetime Achievement honors from
ASCAP, NAACP, and the BET Awards.

Many contemporary superstar artists—including Kanye West, Usher, Beyoncé, Prince, Kendrick Lamar
and Chance the Rapper—are self proclaimed Earth, Wind & Fire fans. Alicia Keys has said that EWF “the best band ever” while Mary J. Blige showed her love for the band in her own version of the band’s hit
“Imagination.” The Black Eyed Peas took the stage with EWF for a performance at the XXIX Super Bowl,
and again when opening the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The worldwide EWF fanbase also extends to include heads-of-state. President Bill Clinton invited the
group to the White House in 2000 as special guests at a State dinner and, in February 2009, President
Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform in the East Room at the White House for the first
social event of the his administration and declaring in an interview with Rolling Stone that EWF was a
“rhythm and blues and pop staple” for him.

In 2016, the powerful and substantial memoir by EWF’s founder and creative force, Maurice White was
released posthumously. The work chronicles his personal journey and the band’s legendary rise to the top
of music history.

April of 2014, lead singer Philip Bailey released his memoir SHINING STAR: Braving the Elements of
Earth, Wind & Fire.

Three of the group’s principle members—Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson—have each
earned honorary doctorate degrees from the Columbia College in Chicago. Philip Bailey and founder
Maurice White each earned a doctorate degree at Berklee College of Music.


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All other bags including backpacks and oversized purses are strictly prohibited and bag storage is NOT available at The Pabst, The Riverside, Turner Hall Ballroom or The Back Room @ Colectivo.


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