June 22 - Music Louge - THE-METERS Experience
Known throughout the music industry as the 'funkiest, fast-fingered' guitarist there is, a musician who can control your mind, body and soul with his experience, superior talent, musical mastery and inimitable style, he is Leo Nocentelli. Playing the Montrose Room alongside Nocentelli will be Bill "The Buddha" Dickens (Janet Jackson) on Bass, Chris "Hambone" Cameron (Sonja Dada) on Keys, and New Orleans own Jamal Batiste on Drums
.together they are The Meters Experience.
Leo is the lead guitarist, composer, innovator and the musical originator of the syncopated funk-style that won international acclaim for him and the band known as the 'Pioneers of Funk,' The Meters, the 2001 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners.
1 - Montrose Room, June 24, 8 pm: The Montrose Room is located inside the stylish InterContinental Chicago O'Hare hotel at 5300 N. River Rd in Rosemont. Tickets: VIP (guaranteed seating) $25, general admission $20, through Ticketweb.com For more information and current schedule, visit montroseroom.com or call 847/544-5300.
2 - Green Music Fest, June 25 26, noon to 10 pm both days (Leo and his band, The Meters Experience, plays on Saturday at 4:15 pm). The 3rd annual green technology-themed fest, now at a new location in the heart of Wicker Park on Damen between North and Schiller, reflects our eco-conscious city by fusing great bands with all green-living ideas, vendors, and kid's activities. $5 suggested donation for admission. For more information, call 312-850-9390 or visit www.greenmusicfestchicago.com.