Welcome to The Baton Show Lounge . . .
Posted by SPalmer | 26 August 2014
This past March "The Baton" located in Chicago's Historical River North District, celebrated its forty-fifth anniversary as one of Chicago's best places for entertainment ... come visit us and see "The Top of Nation Review". The Baton is famous across the globe for presenting the very best in the art of female impersonation. So, if you’re celebrating a friend’s night out, your anniversary, a birthday, having a bachelorette party or just looking for an evening of entertainment and fun please visit us and enjoy one of the most entertaining night clubs in Chicago. The bachelorette season is always in high gear ... so make your reservations early to secure your space at the club to celebrate the special occasion.
The Baton is open Wednesday through Sunday, with shows at 8:30pm, 10:30pm and 12:30am. Reservations are never required but are highly recommended for the weekend shows as these shows do tend to reach capacity. For more information about making reservations or attending a show at the Baton see Reservations.
Thank you for making us a part of your night and as always, we thank you for your patronage and hope that you enjoy the time you spend with us ... we look forward to seeing you soon at Chicago's best place to relax & have some fun . . . call 312.644.5269.
Celebrating 45 Years
of Quality Entertainment
The Baton Show Lounge celebrated its 45th Anniversary this past March, continuing as the longest running and most prestigious show of its kind in the country and across the globe.
For over 45 years, The Baton Show Lounge has been a favorite destination for everyone and is especially popular with brides celebrating their last night out prior to their upcoming wedding. Since opening in 1969, the cast of the Baton has entertained people from all walks of life and was considered a melting pot of all people by former Chicago Mayor, Harold Washington. Over the years, the walls of the club have seen many special visitor’s including Joan Crawford, Sammy Davis, JR, Carol Channing, Dinah Shore, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Shirley McLaine, Joan Rivers, Tracy Ross, Madonna, Janet Jackson, RuPaul, DaBrat, Chris Farley and many more. Many professional athletes have enjoyed the shows including Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, Luc Longley, Jimmy Connors, Gayle Sayers and more. Come visit us at The Baton and enjoy an evening of entertainment like you've never seen before ... our cast features the top female impersonators from around the globe. The cast performs both solo numbers and group productions from the newest hits to the classics of stage and screen.
Every Year Chicago Recognizes Jim Flint Day on March 17th!!!
Reservations are not required but are highly recommended for weekend shows as these shows do tend to fill early. Show times are Wednesday through Sunday at 8:30pm, 10:30pm and 12:30am.
Reservations are taken Monday through Friday between the hours of 11am and 4pm (CST). Please call 312.644.5269 for more information and to make your reservation. For more information please click here.
Celebrate Your Event With Us!!!
Need a place to host your special event? Searching for a unique venue for your wedding or wedding reception? Celebrating a special birthday? Having an office party, retirement party or a promotion? Looking for a space to host your fundraising event? Searching for something different?
For decades many people have marked special times in their lives by celebrating special occasions with us at The Baton Show Lounge attending shows at the club to celebrate their bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, wedding announcements, awards, and even divorces. You name it ... The Baton has probably played host almost every occasion imaginable.
Now we are opening our space to you for your private events as well. Come celebrate your event with us - the club is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings for your private parties (special arrangements may also be made for Wednesdays and Sundays). For details and information please call us Monday through Thursday between 11am and 4pm (CST) or Fridays between 11am and 3pm at 312.644.5269
BRIDAL SPECIAL -
When making your reservations for please let us know your celebrating your bachelorette party and the bride gets in free if your reservation is for 11 or more persons. This offer is valid for all shows Wednesday through Saturday. Offer does not apply to Sunday shows.
Summer Sunday Special
2 - 4 - 1 Sunday Admission
Sunday shows are always special and we offer a special cover discount of two for the price of one for entry. Also, many other specials available seasonally - check back for announcements and coupons.
Simply print and bring in this coupon for two for the price of one admission.
The Jim Flint Story
Jim Flint ... a man with a vision and desire ... the story of an incredible journey from a small town to the top of his business across the globe. Starting out as a poor shoeshine boy that was to become Chicago's impresario of female impersonation. This is his story and that of the fascinating characters that has he has known through the years ... from the many famous entertainers, to politicians, activists, cops and mobsters with numerous famous sports figures as well.
Finally, the book has been written and is available for purchase here or on Amazon.Com ... As a youngster growing up in Peoria, Illinois Mr Flint began working at an early age to help support his family as his mother worked two jobs to make ends meet ... with a strong work mentality as he grew so did his dreams. The newly released book "Jim Flint: The Boy From Peoria" tells his story in great detail and his accomplishments through the years ... get your copy today.
COMING LABOR DAY WEEKEND
CONTINENTAL PAGEANTRY SYSTEMS
The Miss Continental Pageantry Systems through the vision of owner Jim Flint is considered by many to be one of the ultimate female impersonation pageantry systems throughout the world. The Annual MR & Miss Continental Pageants are held annually over Labor Day Weekend in Chicago. The Annual Miss Continental Plus and Elite Pageants are held annually over Easter Weekend in Chicago.
Congratulations to our current title holders: Naysha Lopez - Miss Continental 2013-14; Kalil Valentino - MR Continental 2014; Tahjee Iman - Miss Continental Plus 2014 and Lady Charisse - Miss Continental Elite 2014.
MR & MISS CONTINENTAL 2014-15
Coming this Labor Day Weekend in Chicago, Jim Flint and the Continental Pageantry Systems will present the 35th Annual Miss Continental Pageant and the 12th Annual MR Continental Pageant. Available tickets for the contests will go on sale Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12:30PM (CDT).
MR Continental Preliminary and Final Night competitions will be held at The Park West on Friday, August 29, 2014 and Saturday, August 30, 2014. Both Preliminary and Final Night competition for this year’s Miss Continental Pageant will be held at The Vic Theater on Sunday, August 31, 2014 and Monday, September 1, 2014.
Celebrating 45 Years
The Jim Flint Story
Continental Pageantry Systems
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