Female impersonators entertained throughout the evening at The Baton Show Lounge when I attended the show and this was part of River North Business Association: Night out in River North series. The Baton Show Lounge is located in Chicago’s Historic River North District at 436 N. Clark in Chicago. In March 2015, the Baton Show celebrated their 46th year.
The Baton show is at its core a very entertaining experience. The show is an ensemble of drag queens impersonating and lip syncing to top hits of today and yesteryear. Some of the cast members have been guests on nationally televised shows such as Oprah, E! Entertainment, 190 North, Fox Entertainment Network, and other shows. The show is made up of six (6) female impersonators and one (1) male performer. The costumes and make-up were exceptional, their lip syncing was spot on. The male performer, Angel, is chiseled and an unbelievable dancer and he brought the ladies in the audience to their feet.
The Baton show is a terrific venue for a friend’s night out, an anniversary, a birthday, or a bachelorette party. The lounge has ample seating and also has a very large bar. If you want to get really close, there are seats at the base of the stage and come early to make sure you get the seats you want. The sound quality at the Baton Show was excellent and you’ll never have to struggle to hear the music. In terms of service, it was instant and our server was friendly and always available. The dress code is Chicago comfortable… dress up or come casual, your choice.
The Baton Show performs three (3) shows daily Wednesday through Sunday… 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended. Tips are encouraged throughout the performances so be prepared to have those dollar bills ready! No video, flash photography or audio recording is allowed during the performances. However, the entertainers are sometimes available at the end of the show to take pictures.
In closing, if you have never seen a drag queen show, or if you’ve seen other similar shows, you and your friends will definitely have a great time at The Baton Show Lounge and also be sure to check out River North Business Association for additional events this summer and more information.
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The Baton Show Lounge
436 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
River North Business Association
101 W. Grand Ave. #675
Chicago, IL 60654