Monday, June 12, 2017


June is here and we're ready to get down!!
Excursions:Detroit 2017 was an uncontrollable FIRE!
Thank you to all that came out and a big shout out to our Excursions crew that helped make Excursions successful!
I'll post a pictures at the bottom of this post.

June 2nd we're back at Boleo! After a successful event on May 5th, we got the call back to one of the sexiest rooms in the city! if the weather is warm the roof top will be open! Join us for some afro latin soulful sounds starting at 10p going til 2a
Join us with Dj/Host David Chavez who is celebrating his 40th

The countdown has started..

After this month, there are only two more dates left that we'll be at Wonder Bar! 
So this month we'll gonna feature one of Chicago's very own latin soul brother as he represents Humboldt/Wicker Park..  Julio Bishop will join us on the decks!
June 10, 2017

Julio Bishop

June 29th we'll be kicking off one of the busiest weekends of the year!!
James Vincent and Cordell Johnson get you in the festive mood with one of the best underground dance parties in town at Danny's!! 
We'll be kicking off the Old School Picnic Weekend on Thursday night so stay tuned 


Chosen Few Weekend officially starts Friday June 30th with..

at the Promontory  5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL (Hyde Park)
starting at 3p til 9p 
Special guest 
Ian Friday (NY)
James Vincent & Cordell Johnson (Excursions)

along with hosts
The Chosen Few Djs
Wayne Williams
Alan King
Tony Hatchett
Jesse Saunders
Andre Hatchett
Terry Hunter
Mike Dunn

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Also next month in July..
Stay tune for info next month!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Excursions: MAY 2017 (Anniversary month)

The Month of May we celebrate our Anniversary as EXCURSIONS turns 7 years old!
We try and have a few things planned for this month including a trip to Detroit & Movement festival weekend!
We have some new places for you to check us out in and hopefully we can look forward to a new future in some of these new venues!
Before we start, we want to give Peter Croce a shout for hosting Cordell Johnson at "Sunday Revival" last month @ Motor City Wine and a shout out to David A-P and Melissa!!
& Darryl Mellowman for hosting JV at his event at the Silver Room.

This month we start things off with a birthday shout out to James "JV" Vincent (May 6th)

Thanks to our friend David Chavez we're able to host something new we call...
"Excursions: Night Life" hosted at BOLEO
Chic South American rooftop restaurant & cocktail lounge with a retractable roof atop a hotel.
Address122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

The 3rd weekend is our new weekend to host our new night at Underground Wonder Bar
and of course we have a special guest:
Longtime Chicago Humboldt Park/Logan Square Dj..
Julio Bishop

Right after that we celebrate our 7 year Anniversary @ Danny's 

Beatin it!

Then the moment we've been waitin a year for.. It's finally HERE!!!

Monday, the Nu Bang Clan returns at MIX!! We join the gang in a all day affair music-thon!
Part One is from 1p-8p 

Part 2 starts at 8p until 2a!!!
Here's the link on R.A.

We hope you can join us for some of these festivities, it should be a good time!

To close out the month (May 31st)
Dj Cordell Johnson and Dj Uchikawa will do a special guest tag-team

 set at...
4641 S. King Drive Chicago,IL 

the weekly event hosted by Reggie Corner (The Way We Were) & Ronda & Koko (RFK Promotions)


Please pre order Excursions #2 release

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:
Excursions:Detroit admission

See you next month!