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Friends Party on the Mezz

Nearly every Thursday evening Gallagher Bluedorn is hosting Local Legends, a live streaming concert series from the Great Hall. Nothing brings us greater joy than hearing live and in-person performances fill the space. This weekly dose of entertainment has put the spotlight on our incredible talented neighbors and friends in our community and has made 8 PM on Thursdays a beacon for our viewers each week.

Over the last several years our Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn have helped us invest in a TV production studio inside the Great Hall. These investments have made it possible for us to bring the high quality streaming performances each Thursday. We couldn’t do it without the Friends.

And we repeat, we couldn’t do it without the Friends.

This year, during the pandemic, our Friends have demonstrated their commitment to ensuring their Gallagher Bluedorn returns stronger than ever. Without known benefits and without a known season of performances, our members of the Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn have renewed their commitments to ensure the arts survive.

For that, we are grateful. To show just a small token of our appreciation we’ve created Party on the Mezz during our Thursday Night live streamed performances. We serve our Friends wine, beer, soda, water and a lite nosh then all head into the Great Hall for a LIVE and IN-PERSON performance by some of our favorite Local Legends. While our numbers must remain small for distanced seating, the energy our groups produce in the Great Hall is palpable. We long for live performances and it is such a wonderful experience to share it with Friends.

This free, invite-only event is for Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn and their guests. Tickets must be requested in advance and are available via phone Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm through our box office at 1-877-549-SHOW (7469) or email at

If you have any questions, please email our director of development, Chad Allen, at or call at (312) 448-4197.

To ensure a safe experience with proper physical distancing we are capping each event at 50 attendees. Tickets will be available until 4PM the day of each event while space is available. See you at the party!