Date(s) - December 27, 2019
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Seven Steps Up Live Music + Events
Tickets are available!! $35| $45
No ticketing fees. Parking just outside our door.
A VIP Upgrade is available for all seats: Meet & Greet including photo op + 2 song private sound check party + 1 specialty merch item only available through VIP. $35
A cheese plate add-on option is available for table seats and includes a delightful selection of artisanal cheeses and accompaniments chosen by J-Dubs Wine & Market. Served at your table seats when the doors open. Serves 2. $25 + tax. Look for the option when choosing your seat! Cheese plates are only available by pre-order.
Singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze’s rousing emotionality and storyteller songwriting has enthralled both fans, and high-profile film/TV/advertising sync licensing tastemakers,earning him over 30 prime placements in just a few years.
There is a crystallizing moment in Lee’s childhood that poetically pre-figures his nascent gift as an empathic and sensitive songwriter. It’s become a piece of lore in the DeWyze household. When Lee was just four, his mother was listening to John Denver’s “Sunshine On My Shoulder,” and noticed Lee was crying. Turns out, he was so taken aback by the song it moved him to tears.
“Songs are magic for me—I’ve always wanted to live inside them,” the Mount Prospect, Illinois-based artist says. “My aim with my music is to give people a moment of transcendence where they can step outside their world and into the song. I want to spread the magic.”
Lee’s latest is a darkly cinematic album that represents a profound breakthrough in the power of letting one’s emotions take reign in creativity. Paranoia—out February, 16, 2018 on Shanachie Entertainment—grants the listener intimate access to an achingly beautiful netherworld that’s both seductive and sagely wise. Lee is a visionary songwriter with a catalog of seven albums, and a robust profile of sync placements and features. His songs brim with sophisticated hooks and heartfelt storyteller lyrics. Lee is a hands-on artist and ensures that every facet of his creativity reflects his artistic authenticity. To that end, he overseas every aspect of his albums, including coproduction, album artwork, and video treatments. Lee grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and, at a very young age, would obsess over folkpop artists such as Simon & Garfunkel and Cat Stevens. Some of his earliest memories are staring out the window, imagining he was inside the world of his favorite songs. Lee knew he was destined to be a songwriter, and, by the age of 17, he was a professional musician, touring, recording, and earning regional radio spins.
His career took a massive turn in 2010 when he won the ninth season of American Idol. The honor offered a boost in exposure to an artist already two-albums deep in a promising career. Post-Idol, Lee’s profile has skyrocketed as his songwriting has earned impressive sync placements. His breakout moment was penning “Blackbird Song” for the hit horror AMC series The Walking Dead. Since that track’s release in 2014, it has accrued over 12 million YouTube views, over 6 million streams on Spotify, and has sold over 100,000 copies, putting it in the Top 10 of 2014’s most influential music syncs. Since that career milestone, Lee has become a formidable artist in the sync licensing world.
Select career highlights here include placements in Elementary, Suits, The Fosters, Nashville, Reign, Hart of Dixie, and Bull. Blue Cross/Blue Shield chose his song, “Don’t Be Afraid,” as its official national campaign song two years in a row. ESPN placed his song, “The Ride,” in several NASCAR commercials. In addition, Lee’s song, “Fight,” cracked the Hot AC Top 40 charts for 10 consecutive weeks. “Fight” was also featured in the critically-acclaimed indie movie, Sister. Lee directed the video for “Fight” for which he won an award from the LA Indie Film Festival.
Lee has learned a lot by purely letting his vulnerability and emotions guide his songs. “This is the beginning of a new chapter for me. I tapped into different parts of my songwriting on this album. It’s like discovering a new door in a house you live in—you walk into another room, and there are four more doors to explore in that room. But maybe one of those doors goes back to the comfy living room,” Lee says laughing.