Be the lineup you wish to see in the world. We’re taking over the legendary Chicago club smartbar as part of Daphne, their monthlong series during Women’s History Month that aims to uplift women & nonbinary people in music. We are ecstatic to bring out LadyRyan from long-running queer day party Soulovely to join resident DJ Audio Jack & Slo ‘Mo fam All the Way Kay on the decks. An all-queer women of color lineup at smartbar? YES.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at door and $20 after midnight, so we highly recommend purchasing early!
smartbar is not a wheelchair accessible space.
LadyRyan, a Bay area favorite, has been rocking crowds coast to coast for close to a decade. Her music and voice have been riding the wave of partygoers in major cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle and the nation's capitol Washington D.C., and soon - Chicago!
This diverse DJ is known for the energy exchange she shares with her crowds in every song selection and tune she sings. LadyRyan’s talent crosses the board from vinyl to digital ranging in a deep knowledge of Breaks, Soul, Latin, Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, Afro-beat and Top 40. She has played and opened up with artists such as George Clinton, Tracy Chapman, Erykah Badu, Digable Planets, Camp Lo, Chef Jarobi of ATCQ, The Internet, Foreign Exchange, Cakes Da Killa, Stic Man of Dead Prez, Flying Lotus, MC Lyte, Goapele, Nina Sky, Peanut Butter Wolf, Rich Medina, Princess Nokia.
In 2011 “Soulovely” was created into one of the best seasonal outdoor monthly parties packing in hundreds of people at one of Oakland’s most popular clubs: The New Parish. LadyRyan stands as a founding member. She has held long-standing residencies at some of East Bay's most popular clubs and breweries. In 2016 LadyRyan was awarded East Bay Express, Best of the East Bay, Winner 2016 Readers Choice.