Memorial Gathering for Tom "Pickles" Piekarski
Tom "Pickles" Piekarski has been a part of the FitzGerald's scene since the club opened, first during his days with the Famous Potatoes and Rockamatics, right though to the present with the Bad Examples and Bag of Barbies, and we are honored to be hosting this night in his memory.
The memorial celebration will begin at 8pm with a photo/video montage and words from friends and bandmates, followed by music by members of the many bands that Pickles was a part of, including Bag Of Barbies/Bad Examples/Mike Jordan and the Rockamatics/Billy Prine and others.
In accordance with Pickles' stature as the winner of our very first Jambalaya Cookoff and his wishes for a New Orleans-style party, the BS Brass Band will start a second line after the 8pm montage & stories, and jambalaya will be served. Guests are invited and encouraged to bring food or desserts. Dave Thornton will be heading up the musical portion of the evening; musicians may contact him at email@example.com. Throughout the night, musicians, friends, family and bandmastes will have a chance to share their memories and stories onstage.
To read more about this much loved and missed friend and bass boss, read Dave Hoekstra's story in the Sun-Times: