Ring in your holiday by bringing the family to see The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show at Dominican University’s Lund Hall December 4, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Inn Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The Blind Boys of Alabama are as good as it gets in the realms of soul and gospel music. They have been recording and touring since 1944. Members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the group has won five Grammy Awards. For sixty years, they have been crossing music boundaries by recording gospel, songs from Prince, Tom Waits and Eric Clapton. Their album, Spirit of the Century, won a Grammy for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album.
You can hear the Blind Boys of Alabama on albums by Bonny Raitt, Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, Peter Gabriel, and many others. They have been documented on “60 Minutes,” and appeared on The Tonight Shoe with Jay Leno, The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert, Austin City Limits, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Late Night with David Letterman.
Dominican University’s Lund Hall is located at 7900 West Division Street in River Forest. For tickets and more information, go online to www.dom.edu and follow the prompts. The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show is suitable for all ages.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.