How to Beat the Winter Blues with the Blues

Approaching one of the most epic storms in history, fight the winter blues by some groovin’ authentic blues in the Windy City.  As legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson noted, “SWEET HOME” Chicago is one of the country’s premier cities to experience authentic blues music and a fun weekend stay-cation to beat the snow.

The Chicago Mart Plaza Has Created a Winter Blues Package (from $115 a night), guests will enjoy:

-Deluxe accommodations for two and parking.
-Two for one entry to the Back Porch Stage at the famous House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn) for their exclusive “Late Night Blues”.  The Back Porch Stage at House of Blues offers live music every night of the week.  A specialty late night menu is available until close.  Guests are encouraged to check in with hotel concierge for music schedule and bring Mart  Plaza key for access.
-“Best of the Blues” CD – featuring Blues legends,  B.B. King, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker and Albert Collins or “Patchwork Blues” CD – featuring the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Taj Mahal and Crescent City Gold

Package offered through March 31, 2011.

CHICAGO MART PLAZA. 350 West Mart Center. 312.836.5000.

About Chicago Mart Plaza
Chicago’s first LEED Certified hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza boasts panoramic views of the Chicago River and the famous Chicago skyline.  The contemporary hotel adjacent to global design hub, The Merchandise Mart is located just blocks from the “Magnificent Mile,” Chicago’s most coveted attractions and the business district, the Chicago Mart Plaza has something for everyone.  For meetings of any size, the Mart Plaza offers 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space tailored meeting packages – including an Eco-Friendly Meeting Package.  Varied dining options include Italiasia, a “Best of Both Worlds” Italian and Asian fusion concept, and Cityscape Bar with unmatched views of the Chicago skyline and award-winning cocktails.

About House of Blues
Founded in 1992, this dynamic company with soul, spirit and vision was acquired by Live Nation in November of 2006.  With 13 branded clubs, including Atlantic City, Anaheim, Chicago, Cleveland, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Diego, Dallas, Houston and Boston, each House of Blues club features live music, Southern-inspired cuisine in an eclectic environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art.