About Me

We Love Soul is a network and community of music lovers who love and support soul music and its many offshoots and genres; NuSoul, Classic Soul and R&B, Hip Hop, House, Disco, Afrobeat, NuJazz, Latin flavors, Funk and more. Our goal is to expose soulful music to audiences who desire to be entertained as well as educated. Our mission is to progressively and positively influence soul music communities and cultures around the world one beat at a time by providing soul music lovers audio and visual access to cutting edge soul music and artists. We Love Soul and so should You...

Thank You and Happy New Year!

Thank You to all who were present at We Love Soul's Pre-NYE Celebration "The Party Of The Year" and yes it was just that. What an awesome time celebrating Duane Powell's birthday as well as the close of 2014 while getting ready for 2015. Big ups to Phonte for holding it down all night on the mic. Thank you to all who worked behind the scenes. Wow, what a great time! 
Thank you for your continued support and for supporting us in 2014. 
We'll see you in 2015! Have a safe and prosperous New Year filled with Love! 

WLS w/Phonte: Tickets are Available at Venue


Advance online tickets for We Love Soul Pre-NYE "The Party Of The Year" with Phonte of The Foreign Exchange and Little Brother are no longer available.  Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the event. Thank you for your support and we'll see you tonight!

The Promontory (Upstairs Venue)
5311 S. Lake Park
Hyde Park Chicago

WLS Pre-NYE Celebration w/Phonte of The Foreign Exchange

Monday December 29th: 7pm-2am
We Love Soul Pre-NYE Celebration
"The Party Of The Year"
Duane Powell (Happy Birthday!)
Joe Kollege
Sean Alvarez

Featuring Master of Ceremony
Phonte of The Foreign Exchange

The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park
Hyde Park Chicago

Please note: If you are not able to purchase tickets in advance because online ticket sales are done, tickets will be available at the door. 
Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online

Over the last few years We Love Soul’s Pre-NYE Celebration has been deemed “The Party Of The Year” and for good reason. Throughout the tenure of this social affair and party, there have been a few legendary impromptu and organic happenings much to the approval of attendees including live performances from singers, musicians and dancers coupled with the great atmosphere provided by sexy venues and the stylings of the We Love Soul DJs. This year will prove no different as our featured guest who will serve as the Master of Ceremony/Host is Phonte of The Foreign Exchange.  We will also be celebrating the birthday of one of Chicago’s favorite sons of Soul Music, Duane Powell.
You are invited to join us for this awesome celebration to close 2014 in proper fashion.

Saturday 9/13: Maceo Parker Live!

Saturday September 13th @ 7pm
Maceo Parker Live!
with opening DJ set by Sean Alvarez
@The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park (Behind Akira)
Click Here for Tickets and Info

Maceo Parker is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.
It's fairly common knowledge that Maceo has played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as "like being at University"; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; and his ongoing part in Prince's tours. He's the living, breathing pulse which connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher which unravels dance music down to its core.

The Promontory Social Club

Every Thursday Friday and Saturday
The Promontory Social Club
@The Promontory (Upstairs Lounge & Outdoor Patio)
5311 S. Harper Ave

Friday 8/22: We Love Soul presents Art & Soul

Friday August 22nd: 7:30pm-12Midnight 
We Love Soul presents Art & Soul

featuring Art by The Collective
and Soul by DJs
Duane Powell
Sean Alvarez

We'll be celebrating Sean Alvarez's, Dana Shanael's & More Virgo Birthdays!

Complimentary Wine, Cocktails & Hors'Dourves
The featured complimentary beverage is D'USSE Cognac.

This is a Ticket Only Event
To Purchase Tickets Click Here

Fulton Street Collective Art Gallery
2000 W. Fulton Street (Fulton & Damen) 

The Collective also known as 4 Of A Kind

Next We Love Soul event is Friday August 22nd 2014.
Stay tuned for more details in the next few days.

Photos from Art & Soul

Here are the photos form We Love Soul presents Art & Soul Friday May 23rd 2014.  
Photos are courtesy Phillip "Brotha P" Merchant
Click Here to view photos

Friday 5/23: We Love Soul presents Art & Soul

Friday May 23rd: 7pm-12midnight
We Love Soul
Art & Soul

Featuring Art by
Soul by DJs
Duane Powell
Joe Kollege
Sean Alvarez

Complimentary Wine, Cocktails, and Hors D'ourves

This is a TIcket Only Event. Cash will not be accepted at the door.
To purchase tickets please visit www.artsoulmay23.eventbrite.com
We Love Soul and so should You...

About the artist: 
Raymond A. Thomas is an award-winning artist, international award-winning filmmaker, and noted creative director. He won 1st place in the 2013 Black Creativity juried art exhibition and is the recipient of a 2014 IPA grant from the City of Chicago’s department of cultural affairs Thomas is a graduate of the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thomas was hired by Johnson Publishing Company Inc., publishers of Ebony and Jet Magazines where served as art director and creative manager for over 23-years. Thomas’ vibrant acrylic and mix media collage works can be seen in galleries, art exhibitions, corporate and personal collections nationwide. Some of his were acquired by; The Paul R. Jones Collection, The Carol H. Williams Agency, Linda Johnson Rice, and acting legend Sydney Poitier. Thomas currently serves as artistic/creative director for The South Side Community Art Center in Bronzeville. 

Artist Statement: 
Everyday I am on the grind, confronting the unknown possibilities of my imagination with fearless passion. Through my unwavering devotion to craft and culture, I am reaffirming my humanity through the gift of creating. I have no choice in this because it is simply who I am. I am an artist and like all true artists, our inner urge cannot be bought, taught or bartered. I realized early in my career that my predestination as an artist was directly linked with the burdens I have for my community and for society as a whole. This is not the mission of every artist, but for me, I feel the need to examine the social, spiritual and political realities of our times and how these events interweave through the tears and triumphs of the African American experience. We are travelers all, and in this brief space of time in which we physically occupy this plane of reality, what we leave behind, our works and deeds, can be criticized or canonized for many years to come. Ultimately, I can only hope that my art is experienced, speaks truth and is deemed relevant to the human cause.

Friday March 28th: We Love Soul Spring Sessions

Friday March 28th: 9pm-2am
We Love Soul Spring Sessions

Featuring DJs
Duane E Powell
D.j. Kwest-on
Sean Alvarez

This Winter has been brutal and now that Spring has arrived it's time to celebrate!

$5 with RSVP

House of Blues Foundation Room
329 N. Dearborn

We Love Soul and so should You...

Sat Feb 15th: We Love Soul Presents It's All About Love

Saturday February 15th: 9pm-2am
We Love Soul 
"It's All About Love"

Featuring DJs
Duane Powell
Joe Kollege
Sean Alvarez

Live Music Jam Session by
The We Love Soul All-Stars 
feat. William Kurk Enterprise (www.williamkurk.com)

There will also be Free romantic giveaways for the ladies.

Click Here to RSVP for Discounted Entry

House of Blues Foundation Room
329 N. Dearborn

We Love Soul and so should You...

Saturday Jan.18th: We Love Soul MLK Celebration!

Saturday January 18th 2014: 9pm-3am
We Love Soul MLK Weekend Celebration! 

Join We Love Soul as we celebrate the legacy of 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Featuring DJs
Duane Powell
Sean Alvarez

and guest DJ set by C. Rich

$5 all night w/RSVP via

House of Blues Foundation Room
329 N. Dearborn