Aryk Crowder: Artist Inspired Cocktail Series

What:  Fion Wine and Spirits presents: Chicago Soul Artist, Aryk Crowder “Artist Inspired Cocktail Series”

Where: Fion Wine and Spirits {426 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614}

When: Thursday, August 20, 8:00 p.m.

Entrance – This is a 21 and older event

Details: Chicago-based singer/songwriter Aryk Crowder has been crafting his own blend of hands-on soul for a number of years, performing what some have lovingly dubbed “guitaRnB​”. On August 20​,​ Crowder will be crafting something new when he pairs up with bar chef, Greg Miesch at Fion Wine and Spirits for the first in their “Artist Inspired Cocktail Series.​”​​ Miesch will use his extensive culinary background to create a line of custom cocktails inspired by Crowder’s music. Crowder will also be performing an intimate acoustic set of the songs that Miesch will use as the basis for his cocktails. The event is a free, 21 and older​ event.


Binge Happy Hour Questionnaire with Aryk Crowder

Is this your first type of event you’ve been apart of? How did it all come together?
I’ve known Fion’s bar chef, Greg Miesch for some time now and frequent Fion for a cocktail myself on occasion. Following the success of my Pledge Music campaign in 2014, I reached out to Greg about throwing a cocktail party for all those who contributed. He crafted a menu of cocktails inspired by songs from my EP. It was an amazing event! We got such a positive response from it that we decided to do it again, but this time make it public as the last one was a private function.

What is your go to drink? Pre-show? and Post-show?
My go to drink is usually bourbon over ice. I’m not too picky on brands, but my current favorite is Eagle Rare. I’m also a fan of a well made Manhattan.

What type of music can people expect to hear from you?
For this event I’ll be playing each of the songs that will be featured on the cocktail menu. Fion is a small, intimate venue and so I’ll be playing each song solo acoustic. Following the song, Greg will then explain how the lyrics, melody and mood of the song inspired him to create the particular cocktail.

Do you know if Fion Wine and Spirits plan to do this again and how often?
From my knowledge, this is an event that Fion would like to continue to move forward with by collaborating with all kinds of artists. Poets, painters, musicians, and more. I’m not sure on the frequency of this event, but come out to Fion this Thursday night and you’ll learn more about it.


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    Jan 11, 2018 - 01:55 AM

    Just listen all tracks, awesome.Keep going Aryk you do a great job.


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