Tuesday, March 28, 2017


 Spring time in 2017
Things are picking up and some of us are getting busy as we approach closer to our anniversary (one month away). We start things off with a rare appearance on the southside of Chicago (even thou that's where we reside) 

The Trendsetterz presents...
NOCTURNAL SOUL 1st Fridays the After Work Social @ Some Like It Black 810 E. 43rd Street ( 43rd & Cottage Grove) 
Music by:
with Special Guest: CORDELL JOHNSON(Excursions)



7pm -1am NO COVER



************************** B.Y.OB.($5 setup fee) ********************
Establishment Owner has
Mandatory Set Up Purchase..Glasses/Ice

The musical journey continues at CHANT Saturday, April 8 W/resident Torin Edmond and guest James "JV" Vincent (Excursions) - Chant Restaurant 1509 E. 53rd in Hyde Park Hosted by Ronda Flowers & KoKo

April 15th
Excursions starts a new Saturday night party @ Underground Wonder Bar.
I know that we said that we were done with Wonder Bar in Feb. but we got the call back because the building wasn't sold after all. 
So we're starting a new night called "The Late Night Sessions" every 3rd Saturday of the month until the building is sold. So we have at least 3 to 6 months to do something nice.

Cordell Johnson & James Vincent

Road Trip!

Back in Detroit for a Sunday afternoon  delight!
Motor City Wine is the place and the event is Sunday Revival hosted by Peter Croce!
Playing all kind of jams for 9 hours straight, my kind of party!
A precursor for Excursions: Detroit

April 27th
Our monthly @ Danny's
WE want to give a shout out to those that came out in the rain and danced the night away to a fun time! So let's keep it going!

Good Tunes all night
Cash Only Bar

Jams for days!

And Don't forget during the Movement festival, Memorial Day weekend

Excursions:Detroit 2017
Join us for the 6th installment  May 28th 10pm 
At the Baltimore Gallery:
Early Bird entry..
Go to Paypal,  Pay: cjohnson_83@yahoo.com
Excursions:Detroit admission

See you next month!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


First before we start, I want to give a big shout out to Terry Hunter & Reggie Corner for coming out and sharing some tunes with us at Underground Wonder Bar.
That's right, that was the last one we did on every 2nd  Friday there.. We'll be back in April every 3rd Sat.

March is kinda slow this month, stay tuned just in case something comes up as spring is almost among us..

We do have one thing for sure and that's the Vinyl Session, Every last Thursday of the month.
A shout to all that came out and jammed with us Carnival style as we did our own little tribute with Brasilian flavored music last month. 

 We'll be back at Danny's on March 30th

Ok, these Pictures below are from last years Excursions:Detroit party Memorial day weekend..
We will be doing our thing in 2017 but we will not be back at the Russell,  which has been our home for the last 5 years. 
We recently found a new place and the details will be up in a few days.. Check back here!!


Last year's Djs (2016)

Got Mixes Studio: Russell Bazaar

Special Guest: E:D 2017..

Friday, February 10, 2017

EXCURSIONS: February 2017

It's been a nice 5 year run at Underground Wonder Bar! I'm glad that we were able to host some great events and have a few friends came down to share and play some music with us & we also witnessed the jump start of many events that took place there in the lower level. We are grateful to God that for once a month, we were able to have a place to share our musical taste with the people that came out & kicked it with us. With that being said, The Underground Wonder Bar believe in us and trusted us enough to maintain a beautiful musical atmosphere.. So to Lonnie Walker and her family, Daniel Crane & Tamarie T. for that, we say Thank you!!

Special Guest: Terry Hunter (BANG, Chosen Few)

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Thursday February 23rd 
we're getting into that festival mood as Carnival Weekend starts up!

In celebration of Carnival this weekend, we're going to play some Brasilian influenced tunes for you all night. Bossa Nova, House, Samba, funk carioca & Brasilian Jazz will be the music of choice..
So bring them samba shoes and get ready to shake it all night.. 
See you on the dance floor!

Cash Bar only

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

EXCURSIONS: January 2017

2017 starts off with a BANG!!
Thanks to RockSteady Disco & Tom (& the roommates) for a successful New Year's Eve event 

Soooo, on Jan. 13th

 Weekend Excursions continues the journey deep into the underground of House & Global Soul dance music! Join us this month as we welcome our special guests Daryll Mellowman (Sound Religion) and extended family member Sean Haley (Windimoto Music)! Mos def will be a night not to miss!

Underground Wonder Bar is located at 710 N. Clark. Doors open at 11pm, and as always cover is $6 all night (free w/ Excursions t-shirt). See you on the dance floor!

later this month, we keep this thing going!!

Join us for a night of vinyl goodies!
Every last Thursday of the month!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

EXCURSIONS:December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close we had some highs and lows this year in our community of music. So we'll let you know what we got in store in closing out the year!
By now you should know that we got the usual stuff going on but we do have something special at the end of the month. 
Before we start, I want to give a shout to Rick Wilhite and Osunlade for allowing Greg Gray & myself Cordell Johnson for being apart of the Osunlade weekend in Detroit.

Every 2nd Friday we're at Underground Wonder Bar
with special guest:

Dj Greg Gray (Nu Bang Clan)

Keith P., Greg, Cordell, JV

December 16, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, 12 Noon-1pm

The City of Chicago will host EXCURSIONS for this month's edition of WIRED FRIDAYS! 
James Vincent will be holding it down for the lunch time Jam!

The last Thursday of the month

Danny's will be the place for your underground grooves..
Get your holiday dj gifts from Excursions!

Make your turntable proud!
We got T-Shirts too, be sure to order one!

Shout out to Dj Whyteout for a great time last month (on Black Friday)

YES!! We are doing a NYE party to close out the year! Excursions will hook up with the RockSteady Disco crew from Detroit to put on a nice Loft Party jam in Chicago!

Early Bird special $15 until Sat. Dec. 10th
Pre Sale $20
$25 at the door

Be on the look out for EXCURSIONS:Detroit 2017
Details in the upcoming months!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

EXCURSIONS: November 2016

Nov. is nice as we get ready for the holidays!
Here what's going on this month..

Every 2nd Friday of the month
@ Underground Wonder Bar

with special guest..
Dj Tim McAllister

The Night after Thanksgiving, we present a special night of dance music!
@ Danny's

 Special Guest: Dj Whyteout

Get One!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Fall is officially here!!
Check us out this month.. Things slow down as the weather changes so if you're looking for that underground scene/sound you can find us here this month!

We're back after taking a month off and we gonna get back on track with the deep, soulful vibe that you're use to hearing what Excursions do! This month we got a special guest that will play some favorites that will get you moving on the dance floor. Dj Pauley C. will join us for a late night Friday jam. Keeping Chicago's underground scene alive! 

Every 2nd Friday of the month..

Dj Paul C.

and on the 20th of this month
Cordell Johnson gets to do a special guest set with Dj Duke Shin
1469 N. Milwaukee ave.
We'll provide "THE GOODS"

On October 27
We'll get your Halloween weekend started right with a Tribute to some of the best dance labels out of NY! A tribute to session to King Street- Nite Grooves, Shelter, Ibdan, Wave, 4th Floor, Madhouse, MAW,  Prelude, Salsoul &West End & more!

Cordell Johnson & James Vincent

Last minute addition to the all Detroit line up in the ATL
Cordell Johnson will be joining the crew for a special Halloween - Morehouse
Homecoming event!

This will be Cordell's first appearance playing in Atlanta!!

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