The Reprieve Blues Band, a Chicago-based blues band, claims they were bounced from the stage at the local bar McNally’s for attracting too many African-American fans.
According to NBC Chicago, the group were told they couldn’t finish their third set because “there are too many black people in here.”
Brandon Bailey, the group’s sole black member, estimates that about 30 percent of the audience in attendance were black.
“I didn’t initially understand what would be the cause for this kind of response,” Bailey said. “We were having a great time, our fans were having a great time, but our third set was short. Why?” Bailey said.
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