GROUNDBREAKING CHICAGO CLUB WHERE
HOUSE MUSIC WAS BORN
To kick-off THE WAREHOUSE film production, the producers will host a launch party and Frankie Knuckles Foundation (FKF) Benefit at The Underground (56 W. Illinois St), at 6pm on Tuesday, March 31. Tickets start at $20 and include a two hour cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception from 6 PM to 8 PM. Limited VIP tables are available. To purchase tickets, visit www.TheUndergroundChicago.com. 100% of ticket proceeds to benefit the FKF.
WHO: The producers of The Warehouse film Bob Teitel (Men of Honor, Barber Shop), Billy Dec (Rockit Ranch/Elston Films), Randy Crumpton (The Truth) and Joe Shanahan (Metro/Smartbar/Double Door)
WHY: To kick-off The Warehouse film production efforts and honor one-year anniversary of Frankie Knuckles’ untimely death
WHERE: THE UNDERGROUND, 56 W. Illinois St
ABOUT THE WAREHOUSE
A new feature film, The Warehouse, will celebrate Chicago’s legendary Warehouse afterhours club, where the internationally recognized House Music genre was born, pioneered by owner Robert Williams and the Godfather of House Music, GRAMMY Award-winning Frankie Knuckles (1955-2014). The film will be produced by Bob Teitel (Men of Honor, Barber Shop), Billy Dec (Rockit Ranch/Elston Films), Randy Crumpton (The Truth) and Joe Shanahan (Metro/Smartbar/Double Door).
The film will pay tribute to the life story of The Warehouse owner Robert Williams and the legacy of Knuckles’ timeless artistry. Williams’ Warehouse, shortened to “House” by its loyal followers, is where House Music got its name. The Warehouse club inspired a movement, transforming the music scene with a unique mix of pulsating rhythm and beats, combined with classic disco, soul, gospel and rock, creating modern dance music’s global DJ culture.