Chicago Culture, Celebrity, Arts & Entertainment
Chicago culture, arts & entertainment with Billy Dec

Enjoy “What’s on Dec” this week on ABC TV “Windy City Live!”

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Click here to see Rockit Ranch CEO Billy Dec‘s inside scoop on the best parties, fests, games, concerts, events.. on his latest Thursday 11am weekly ABC TV segment called “What’s on Dec” on “Windy City Live!”

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The Roots Chicago Dare 2 Dream Benefit Concert & Underground Afteparty with DJ ?uestlove

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“Dare 2 Dream” is a high profile benefit concert that has featured Kings of Leon, Common, Cypress Hill, Gavin Rossdale.. all to benefit music education.  This Saturday 12/4, they bring “The Roots” to hit the House of Blues stage, w/ front man ?uestlove (see our lil chitown love video above) dj’ing the vip afterparty at [...]

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Extreme Chocolate Party w/ Chicago's Best Chocolatiers, Chefs, Restaurants & Shops!

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fellow chocoholics!  Join me on an unforgettable all you can eat freakout bender w/ the finest, most decadent & creative chocolate creations ever This Thursday night 12/2 at the annual “World of Chocolate!” I’m actually a judge again this year (see video of last year above), and I need backup to evaluate the dozens of [...]

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"Billy Dec named Chicago-Kent Law school Alumni Professional Achievement Award winner of the year!"

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Ya, shocked me too when heard this! Here’s a quick piece of an article in the “law bulletin” explaining how I made it through law school w/no money, no time to study, passed the bar exam on the 1st try, how I was invited to be sworn in before the united states supreme court justices [...]

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New Action Thriller Film “Contagion” with All-Star Cast Filming in Chicago!

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Shocked to see our downtown streets covered in snow w/ army trucks all around? no worries, it’s just my buddy Jude Law’s (see pic above of us backstage after his performance in Hamlet) new movie “Contagion” filming in Chicago right now w/ all-star cast Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, to [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for giving happiness..

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I came across this cool old school Chicago story from the Chicago History Journal story that I wanted to share. A man named Issac Woolf, the president of Woolf’s Clothing House, which was across the Palmer House chicago, used to host a Thanksgiving Dinner every year, for 25 years, to feed Chicago’s hungry called the [...]

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Billy Dec plays blackstone hotel manager in movie "one small hitch" filming in chicago

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Here’s a funny lil behind the scenes video of me playing a hotel manager w/a cheesy mustache on the set of the movie “one small hitch” w/my scene partners award winning actor Daniel J. Travanti (Hillstreet Blues) & timeline theatre’s Janet Ulrich Brooks! Shoutout to director john burgess for bringing the movie to chicago for [...]

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Fighting Illini v. Northwestern Wildcats football at Wrigley Field!

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Wrigley field is one of the most iconic baseball stadiums in the country- located right here in the great city of Chicago and has served as the home field of the Chicago Cubs since 1916.  However, did you know that it also was the home of the Chicago Bears (see pic above of the Bears [...]

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Green Tie Ball to beautify chicago- 25th Anniversary Preview Party

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going green is all the buzz these days, but did you know chicago has been at the forefront of all cities in the going green movement by blazing new trails w/ organizations fueled by locals like gateway green who for example started greening our city over 25yrs ago? Being a longtime supporter, I had the [...]

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25th anniversary party for '85 Bears & the superbowl shuffle!

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I can’t believe its been 25 years since the unforgettable Super Bowl XX Bears championship! And omg how about the superbowl shuffle the team did that year (see video above). my pop warner football teammates and I totally pretended we were them and practiced the routine at our grade school sleep overs- where’s that video? [...]

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Chicago’s Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, no i.d… sing for Gatorade REPLAY Series

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Update: dec. 29th-hey all- you can download the song free by clicking here! what if you got to replay the greatest game, day, moment.. of your life?  Well, Gatorade teamed up w/ chicago’s own Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and No I.D. to create a new song “We Can Do It” in honor of Season [...]

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