For his more than 35 years of contributions to the music industry and community, Chicago’s own Stann Champion will be honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the 35th Anniversary Chicago Music Awards (CMA) to be held “Under the Stars”, Friday July 1st, 2016 at Union Park in Chicago.
The award recognizes the guitarist/vocalist for his many personal, professional and musical accomplishments including his 2015 CD release of “TimeBless”, a 2016 performance at United Center for the Chicago Bulls celebrating their “50th Year”, his continuing “ZipCodeTour2016”, selection as “Elixir Strings Artist for 2016”, appearing as “The Human Get Well Card”, performing for patients and their families at Swedish Covenant, La Rabida Children’s and University of Chicago Hospitals, recipient of The 6th District Community “Gresham 6 Award”, host of “Stann Champion” radio program on WNUR 89.3 FM (reaching 3 million listeners) and establishing “CampChamp” a mentoring program at Chicago’s Arthur Ashe Elementary. He has been busy using his talents and gift of music for the benefit of the music industry as well as the community.
Stann won awards in 1982 when the CMA first started and is pleased be honored with other CMA selectees, Grammy Award Winning Ella Jenkins and Lenin “Doc” Pellegrino, owner of Kingston Mines Blues Club. Selections were announced at a March press conference hosted by WMAQ/NBC 5, Telemundo and Chicago Music Awards.
This is a special milestone and joyful news to his fans worldwide. See Stann on his “ZipCodeTour2016” as
he appears Solo and with his Award Winning Ensemble Roots Rock Society promoting “TimeBless”.
Stann Champion performs in a solo performance Chicago Friday June 17th at the Roots Room, 5203 N. Kimball Av 7p and will perform July 1st at CMA event, show time TBD.
Visit: StannChampion.com. Stann uses Elixir Strings exclusively.
All events, No Cover-BYOB (Beer/Wine only) must be 21 to drink. Enjoy fresh popcorn. 5203 N. Kimball Av Chicago. Plenty street parking. 773.320 1077 Stann Champion is a selected Elixir Strings Artist for 2015/2016. StannChampion.com RootsRockSociety.com RootsRoom.net Follow us on Facebook and YouTube.
Friday April 8th
“Open Mic/Variety Night”,
hosted by Mike Hollywood 7p.
Friday April 15th
“Evening with Stann Champion”
with special guest, John Darnell by the fireplace 7p.
Saturday April 16th
“John Darnell Acoustic Performance”
from Louisville with special guests,Stann Champion and DJ Mundo 7p.
Friday/Saturday April 22 & 23rd
“Tropical Weekend 2”
featuring Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society 7p.
Tuesday April 26th
Friday/Saturday April 29th & 30th,
“Evening of Sound with Guitarist Kenn Smith” 7p
Come and check out our fireplace and enjoy Asian/Pacific cuisine, Ginger Beer,
Coconut Water, Ting, Crafted Sodas, Tea, Hot Chocolate and Fresh Popcorn.
No Cover-BYOB (Beer/Wine only) must be 21 to drink.
Merla’s Kitchen Open til 9p Fridays/Saturdays.
5203/07 N. Kimball Av Chicago.
Plenty street parking. 773.320 1077.
Stann is a selected Elixir Strings Artist for 2015/2016.
Visit us on Facebook and YouTube.
Chicago’s 21 time Award Winning, International Recording Artist and Culture Music Legend, Stann Champion got his first guitar the same year The Chicago Bulls NBA team was established in October 1966. Since then Stann has become a fan of the guitar and a huge Bulls fan.
“I saw the first team, coached by Johnny “Big Red” Kerr play at the International Amphitheater on Chicago’s south side because my step-father worked as the security and he is still with the Bulls today”.
Seems fitting that Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society was selected to perform along with the Bulls vs Boston for “Caribbean Night” at The United Center 1901 W. Madison, Thursday January 7th 2016. Stann and RRS, known for their exciting, crowd pleasing stage performances of Calypso, Zouk, Compa, Reggae and other tropical root rhythms of the Caribbean. RRS will entertain their largest audience to date of 20,000+ with songs from their latest ground breaking CD, “TimeBless” on RRS International Records plus other classics.
Michael Vigan, Coordinator of Game Presentation had witnessed a stunning RRS performance at an Awards Presentation at Chicago Cubs Sponsor, Swedish Covenant Hospital in 2007 and felt that they would have an immediate impact at United Center and joy to RRS fans worldwide.
Billed as “Chicago’s Hottest Ticket 2016”, Stann is overwhelmed with joy for the opportunity to perform his guitar for fans of his favorite NBA Team. Happy “50 Years” to both Stann Champion and Chicago Bulls. Show time for RRS from 5:30p to time of National Anthem.
Stann Champion is an Elixir Strings Artist for 2015/2016 a W.L. Gore company.
Guitarist Kenn Smith guest artist October 30, 2015 at Merla’s After Dark in the Roots Room at Foster & Kimball Chicago.
For a complete schedule visit http://RootsRoom.net
Awesome Filipino food available.
iPhone video and editing by Reno Lovison http://RenoWeb.net