Uptown may become music mecca

Are the pieces finally coming together to make Uptown a music destination comparable to Nashville or Memphis? According to the Sun-Times they are. Quoting Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel:

“You have the Riv [Riviera Theatre], you have the Aragon. … We have a downtown theater district. Should there be an Uptown music district, given our history with labels as well as the club scene, which is truly, truly unique around the country?” Emanuel asked.

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Rahm considers Uptown music district

According to the Sun-Times music critic about an XRT interview with Rahm Emanuel: “the one nugget he dropped about a vision for the city’s music community was his suggestion of creating a targeted music district, similar to the downtown theater district. He didn’t declare, he merely posed a question.”

“You have the Riv [Riviera Theatre], you have Aragon, you have Double Door. . . . We have a downtown theater district. Should there be an Uptown music district, given our history with labels as well as the club scene, which is truly, truly unique around the country?” Emanuel said.

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