Author: Wendy Pearl


JOE’S LIVE, opened in 2016, has a capacity of 1,600. (Courtesy Venue) EAT AT JOE’S (ON WEED) CLUB ROSEMONT, ILL. CAPACITY: 1,600 Country music has a long history in the Windy City, but it has a home thanks to Ed Warm. The Appalachian and southern migration to Chicago in the 1950s established a country music presence in the market. Over the past 25 years, Warm and 26-year business partner Tom DiSanto have provided a Midwest welcome mat for the format through Joe’s on Weed, Joe’s Live, the Windy City Smokeout country music and barbecue festival. They also reopened gritty late-night, honky tonk Carol’s Pub. A native of Chicago, Warm and his partner opened Joe’s on Weed in 1997 with the intention of being a live music venue. At the time, they were booking original rock and classic rock, but 9/11 changed the focus in a profound way that has had… Continue Reading THE DOSSIER: JOE’S LIVE

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