The 4th Chicago Cabaret Convention

Mabel Mercer Foundation Presents

The 4th Chicago Cabaret Convention

Thu · April 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$12.50 - $50.00

This event is 18 and over

ARTISTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Carole J. Bufford, Anne Burnell, Mark Burnell, Eric Yves Garcia, Jeff Harnar, Maud Hixson, Paula Dione Ingram, Nicolas King, Shelley MacArthur, KT McCammond, Tammy McCann, Paul Motondo, Sidney Myer, KT Sullivan, and Carol Woods. (All entertainers are listed subject to their availability.)



$25 General Admission (Green Sections)

$50 General Admision (Blue Sections)

$100 VIP RESERVED SEATING (Red Sections) - Please contact the Mabel Mercer Foundation for tickets - (212) 980-3026

The 4th Chicago Cabaret Convention
New York’s renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, returns to the Midwest for the first time since 2006 for its fourth “Chicago Cabaret Convention” presenting the Great Popular Songbook – past and present – for Chicagoland audiences. On April 20 & 21 two completely different concerts at Park West will feature more than two dozen classic cabaret entertainers, from internationally-known singers to those based in Chicago, across the Midwest, and in Las Vegas. Additionally, an opening night reception is planned for April 19th at the Palmer House Hilton Empire Room and for details please contact (212) 980-3026

KT Sullivan, artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation notes, “When we came to town in 2002, 2003, and 2006, we were sold out; it was always obvious that there were many people who loved these melodies and lyrics, and who were thrilled to hear them ‘live.’ So we put together our singers and songs with that in mind. Additionally, our composite cast members are evenly split between New York-based cabaret performers and those who have happily worked in New York but are based in Chicago and its environs. This makes for a totally unique mix, and these entertainers have been specially, specifically selected.

Since its inception in 1985, The Mabel Mercer Foundation has stood at the forefront of the “cabaret campaign,” both for artists and repertoire. The Foundation’s entertainments have presented more than fifteen hundred singers and musicians (both veterans and newcomers) in large and intimate venues all over the country, abroad, and at sea. Apart from regular concerts, the Foundation also embraces and endorses educational programming and outreach. In the process, its performers have captivated world-wide audiences of all ages -- while simultaneously revering the memory of The Foundation's namesake: the humble woman of limitless artistry who interpreted hundreds of lyrics and melodies in a career that began in 1914 and continued until the early 1980s. Mabel Mercer (1900-1984) served as an inspiration to countless nonpareil singers, ranging from Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland to Billie Holiday and Barbara Cook; in 1983, Miss Mercer was given the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sinatra is on record as saying, “Everything I learned…I owe to Mabel Mercer."
Venue Information:
Park West
322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60614