Behind the Strings: Chicago Bound


Chloe & the Steel Strings is crossing state lines this week and taking their good vibes to the third largest city in the United States, Chicago. To this point, the band has stayed local, performing across northern Ohio and southern Michigan. But on August 2nd, they will be expanding their reach by performing at The Elbo Room.

Known for supporting local and emerging bands for the past 30 years, The Elbo room has been a hot-spot for music entertainment with bands from all across the country. Several of these bands have gone on to become national and international success stories. Bands such as John Butler Trio, Wild Belle, Cage The Elephant, and Amos Lee are some of the most notable groups to play Elbo Room’s stage.

It will be a show that not only features the Strings but also another emerging Chicago band: alternative rock band People Seen in Cars, which consists of members from both Chicago and St. Louis.

“This show is a milestone for us,” states Connor. “We play quite a bit in the Ohio and Michigan areas, but it has been a goal of ours to start traveling more throughout the midwest.”

The goal of traveling is currently in its infancy, since most of the band is still in college. “We’re planning on setting up a small festival tour for next summer,” says Anna, “so this show will give us a taste for what it’s like to be on the road.” This performance in Chicago is only the beginning of what’s to come, and the band is enjoying every minute of it.

“We’ve been working hard on our original music, and it’ll be a great experience to play more originals. We’re hoping that this show at Elbo Room will be one of many Chicago-area shows to come!”

Tickets are $9 presale and $10 at the door. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 10pm (21+). More information on the Elbo room can be found here.

Click here for a list of Chloe & the Steel Strings upcoming shows.

Blog by Mark Moss of Freespirit Music Management.