“The Warehouse” to Celebrate Frankie Knuckles
The name Frankie Knuckles is synonymous with House Music.
He is a legend, famous for populating “The Warehouse”, a former Chicago club owned by Robert Williams with electro-beats birthed from the mixes of R&B and soul music.
His March 31, 2014 passing united Chicagoans and music lovers all over the world to celebrate his life and artistic legacy.
Now the Godfather of House Music will be the subject of a film in his honor. Produced by Robert Teitel (“Barbershop” franchise), Chicago club owner Joe Shanahan, nightlife influencer Billy Dec and entertainment attorney, Randy Crumpton, The Warehouse will showcase the Windy City’s after-hours club scene in the ’70s and 80’s. It is set to be shot in the Windy City.
A director, writer and full cast have yet to be confirmed but the celebration is starting early with a kickoff party at The Underground on March 31. Tickets are $20 and benefit the Frankie Knuckles Foundation.
More information can be found, here.
See Frankie in action in this throwback Boiler Room set in New York!