Dueling Pianos Take Center Stage at Iconic Division Street Staple, The Original Mother’s
17 January 2023

Dueling Pianos Take Center Stage at Iconic Division Street Staple, The Original Mother’s



The Original Mother’s, located at 26 W Division St, is thrilled to announce the debut of weekly Dueling Pianos and Rock ‘N’ Roll Piano Shows. A return to its roots with live music at its pulse, Mother’s dance floor— the oldest and largest on Division street— will be the place to gather and revel in live sing-along shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.


The Original Mother’s will kick off the weekend on Thursday nights with Dueling Pianos consisting of two grand pianos and charismatic entertainers behind the keys. The Original Mother’s pianists will perform audience-requested songs throughout the night, battling back and forth while delivering a high-octane live music experience. On Friday and Saturday nights, The Original Mother’s will offer Rock ‘N’ Roll Piano Shows with the addition of a rock band drummer. The new format is set up for audience interaction and is sure to provide a captivating and electrifying live music experience for both locals and out-of-towners alike.

“For decades, The Original Mother’s has been referred to as Chicago’s ‘original home of performance,’” said President and CEO of Lodge Management Group Lyn McKeaney. “The people of Chicago love live shows, and we couldn’t be more excited to be back to doing what we do best at Mother’s.”

Founded in 1968, Mother’s has cemented itself as an iconic nightclub and live music venue that has seen some of the most influential bands of the 60’s and 70’s on its stage including Cream, The Velvet Underground, Chicago, The Mekons, and other milestone bands. Mother’s was also one of the original venues to host house music artists, and has also been featured in several movies including the 1986 classic, “About Last Night,” with Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, and Jim Belushi. In recent years, Mother’s celebrated its 50-year anniversary with an “I Love the 90’s Tour” featuring artists Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Young MC, and Tone Loc.


Guests are invited to descend into the subterranean depths of Mother’s prior to the shows for Happy Hour every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring $5 Bud & Bud Lights, $5 Patron, $5 Jack Daniel’s, $5 Tito’s, $5 Select Wine, and  $5 Cover Charge. Cover charge is $10 after 10 p.m.

To make a reservation, please visit Tock. The Original Mother’s is open Thursday and Friday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Available for private party and event bookings any day of the week, Mother’s features customizable food, wine, spirits, and beer packages, full audio and visual capabilities with a DJ booth and stage, and more. To learn more about upcoming performances or to book an event, please visit originalmothers.com or email parties@lmgchicago.com.


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