SMPAC presents artists sponsored by Classic Cargo International, Inc.
at Evening on the Avenue in South Milwaukee at 11th & Milwaukee Ave. Molthen Bell Stage (West)
Time is subject to change, for the latest schedule, visit the Evening on the Avenue web page.
Ivy Ford, singer, musician, entertainer. Waukegan born and raised, at 24 she is quite the up and coming artist of the Chicago blues and live music scene. Ivy started performing live with Kenosha based band The Real Deal, managed by Steve Rainey at 13 and since then continues to nurture her niche and calling to the music. She plays piano, alto saxophone, drums, bass guitar and guitar which are primarily self taught.
Ivy Ford managed to take the Chicago scene by storm in January, 2015 when she opened for the legend, Buddy Guy at his club in Chicago and continues to share the stage with Chicago blues hall of famers, J.B. Ritchie, Joe Moss, Toronzo Cannon and Tom Holland. She can serenade a phrase sweeter than sugar in ways that make anyone and everyone tune in to what she has to say. Ivy Ford, always respects the history and tradition of roots and blues music, while presenting it in a fresh, young and trendy way. She fronts her very own band and besides obtaining the title of “Chicago’s Blues Kitten,” performs song selections from not just the blues genres but RnB and soul.