Badfish brings nostalgia of Sublime’s legacy to Chicago

The heartbeat of Sublime was alive and well at the House of Blues Chicago. A sold out crowd sang along to the musical stylings of the late frontman of Sublime, Bradley Nowell. Chicagoians packed the House of Blues to experience legendary band Sublime’s music performed by none other than the best Sublime tribute band you can find, Badfish. Their incredible live shows are sure to be an unforgettable experience for anyone fortunate enough to attend.

Badfish is a tribute to one of the most beloved reggae bands of all time. Consisting of true fans of Sublime’s legendary music, Badfish accurately recreates the original sound, replicating the energy and spirit of Sublime’s performances and studio recordings. Their tribute captures the magic that made Sublime so beloved, while delivering it live and with precision.

Their shows attracted devoted fans and music lovers alike, drawing crowds of all ages and musical tastes to share in the energy. Badfish’s setlist, featuring hits such as “What I Got,” “Santeria”, “Doin’ Time,” and “Garden Grove”, deliver an unforgettable experience. Their incredible talent and devotion to the original sound truly allows them to take the audience back 20 years and really allows the music to come alive.

Joining the Badfish crew on this tour is Kash’d Out, who is known for their high-energy performances and inspiring lyrics. Their shows bring the groove to life and create an unstoppable party atmosphere. The setlist will draw from both of their studio releases, and possibly a few covers, to deliver a night of music filled with high energy reggae rock. 

By combining reggae, rock, and ska, Kash’d Out has crafted an unmissable night of cheerful music sure to make an impact on the Chicago music scene.

Also joining the headliners were up and coming band The Quasi Kings. The Quasi Kings opened the show with an intensity that set the stage for the night. Bringing their Columbus, Ohio reggae music styling, mixed with a multi-instrumental set that compliments the the style of the headliners.Their live shows are captivating and gives the audiences the kick start to an inspirational evening of reggae rock inspired music. 

If you have been following Sublime, like I have for many, many years, you will want to take the time and make it a point to see Badfish live. Please also consider checking out Bradley’s House. Inspired by Bradley Nowell, the Nowell Family Foundation provides addiction recovery services to the music community through the combined strength of the industry and those who have been touched by the power of music. You can learn more by visiting

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