Pete's Dueling Pianos, the premier destination for nightly singing, laughing, dancing and infectious dueling piano excitement, is opening their 5th location in Rosemont's Parkway Bank Park. They'll bring the reputation of Austin, Texas as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ to Rosemont with its boisterous, raucous music-driven party driven by high-energy dueling piano excitement. Four A-list pianists take the stage in two-person rotations to perform hits from every era on two baby grand pianos with high spirits and unparalleled showmanship.
Performers will be tickling the ivories for the first time Nov. 15 at Rosemont's newest entertainment venue.
Pete's Dueling Pianos announced this week the opening date for its location in Parkway Bank Park, the village's entertainment district. Construction on the 6,000-square-foot building has been taking place for months on what is the district's last remaining developable space.
A Texas-based pianos chain plans to soon bring its “nonstop party all night” atmosphere to the Chicago area. Pete’s Dueling Pianos, a popular mini-chain with four locations in the Lone Star State, announces its first Midwestern location will open on November 15 in near suburban Rosemont. Expect continuous live music from pianists and other musicians, oversized sweet cocktails from two pianos, and a “big party” inside a large space when it opens...
I vividly recall my days at TCU, when our big nights out were spent in and around Sundance Square. We'd often start out at Billy Miner's and then venture down to the Fox and Hound, Jack's Pub, the Library and then Pete's Dueling Pianos.
One thing was guaranteed, we'd have a blast -- and my clothes were going to wreak of cigarette smoke no matter which of the pianos we spent the most time in.
Tone Bell, a Addison comic with unhurried pacing and killer timing, does a funny bit about a guy eating cake in an airport. In fact, airports are Bell’s favorite place to people-watch. His second-favorite place is Pete’s Dueling Pianos. Here’s how Pete’s works: charge $8 at the door. Have four guys and two pianos. Rotate the guys in, sometimes have all four playing classic sing-along tunes from Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Have conga lines and bring a bachelorette up onstage. Salute the veterans in the house and make a few sex jokes. Don’t let it get quiet or reflective. Keep the music and the antics up so that folks can party like it’s 1999 (sadly, there were no Prince songs the night I visited).
Corey Levitan recounts his evening as a guest piano player alongside pupil and Pete's house pianist Matt Newbold.