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  • Candlelight: Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and the Birth of Soul at Thalia Hall

Candlelight: Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and the Birth of Soul at Thalia Hall


🎫 Zone A (premium visibility)
🎫 Zone B (great visibility)
🎫 Zone C (good visibility)
🎫 Balcony (premium visibility)
🎫 Opera Box (private box + includes bottle of sparkling wine)

Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis within each zone

What You Will Enjoy
🕯️ An intimate ambience in a beautiful venue bathed in candlelight
🎷A talented soul ensemble performing a tribute to Ray Charles
🏛️ The stunning architecture of the iconic Thalia Hall
🍽️ Beverages available for separate purchase

General Info
📍 Venue: Thalia Hall
📅 Dates and times: February 23rd, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 1 hour prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 10 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
✅ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience. See your ticket for more details
📄 In compliance with the Covid policy at Thalia Hall, in order to access this experience, people 12 and older must provide evidence of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccination and having received a complete dosage at least two weeks prior to performance date. View the FAQs for this event here

Tentative Program

  • “I Got A Woman” - Ray Charles
  • “Try A Little Tenderness” - Otis Redding
  • “Stand By Me” - Ben E. King
  • “Hallelujah, I Love You So” - Ray Charles
  • “Twistin' The Night Away” - Sam Cooke
  • “What I’d Say” - Ray Charles
  • “Georgia on my Mind” - Ray Charles


  • PureSoul Chicago featuring vocals, trumpet, drums, keyboard, and guitar

Candlelight transforms beautiful venues into intimate jazz clubs, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime sounds. In this special series, local musicians PureSoul Chicago will be paying tribute to Ray Charles as the father of soul. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a mesmerizing evening featuring some of the greatest songs from the world of soul.

User Reviews
💬 Tara R. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Absolutely wonderful job at social distancing, and a beautifully impressive and enjoyable performance"
💬 Lea H. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, & beautiful music! Thanks for a wonderful evening!"
💬 Linda K. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "The music and setting were wonderful! I truly appreciated the safety protocols which made the experience even more enjoyable!"

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