Starting April 20th The Peppermint Patties will perform at Rogers Park Social every third Thursday of the month from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.
Their sets feature close harmony arrangements of classic songs like Shoo Shoo Baby, Bei mir bist du schein, and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy as well as jazz standards, retro hits, a cappella numbers, and musical theatre favorites.
The Patties are thrilled to return to Rogers Park for a monthly show after performing a Valentine’s program there in February.
Patties member Anna Caldwell explains how the bar is a key part of the group’s origin story:
“In 2018, we walked into Rogers Park Social as three friends, and walked out as The Peppermint Patties! Over drinks that night we talked about our singing careers and it seemed that each of us was yearning for a little something extra in our artistic lives that season. The idea to put on a concert together came first, and the next thing I knew we had a name and a brand and we’ve never looked back! I’m not sure if it was the cocktails or good vibes but Rogers Park Social will always be a very special place for us.” - Anna Caldwell
Group members, Caldwell, Daina Fischer, and Laura Smalley are graduates of DePaul University where they studied Opera. They perform all genres of music and pack their shows with nostalgia, comedy, and plenty of heart.
Rogers Park Social is a unique and inviting neighborhood bar that reflects the soul of the community. The bar offers a unique and inviting atmosphere featuring craft beers and freshly prepared cocktails. Founded and operated by neighborhood residents, they strive to “mindfully infuse the spirit of community, diversity, and service in all that we offer.”
Rogers Park Social is located at 6920 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626. There is no cover but cash tips for the artist are always appreciated. Seating is first come first serve.
In celebration of the role of Christmas in our origin story as The Peppermint Patties and our fondness for how food brings us together and anchors us in family tradition, we created this ebook featuring our favorite holiday treats!
By Anna Caldwell
As The Peppermint Patties celebrate three years of making music together, we share the story of how we became Chicago’s newest vintage vocal trio and reflect on our values and hopes for the future.
Among the many lessons learned over the past three years, one of the greatest has been the empowerment of producing our own shows and the joy of sharing that work both live on-stage and with a growing digital audience.
Please enjoy an excerpt from the poem "One Today" by Richard Blanco. We thought this poem and its message matched beautifully with the hope and unity of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
The song is an anthem for all who dream of a vibrant future where everyone is free to show the many colors of who they are.