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My name is Sami Lin. I'm a singer, songwriter and performer from Chicago. I've been endorsed by Daisy Rock Girl Guitars and am now a member of the Luna Tribe. I have just dropped two new singles; "Timebomb" and "Hurricanes". These singles and my debut album "Tracks From My Past" are currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, and right here on my website. I'm back in the studio working on my second album with the support of my friends at Fort Knox Studios / ICON Pro Studios and the ISLAND Recording Studio. Please check out the links on my page to get the latest updates on my music, videos and performances. "Music is my life; welcome to my world".

Exciting News: Sami Lin is now on Pandora Internet Radio! 

The recent release "Hurricanes" is now on Pandora Internet Radio! If you set up a Sami Lin station you'll find her partnered up with old school artists from the country, folk and Americana genres such as Lyle Lovett, Allison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris and Neil Young in addition to fresh new artists. Hurricanes has an indie folk vibe that blends a string session of cello, violin, and acoustic guitar, a tribal beat and soulful vocals. The album artwork was shot on the Chicago lakefront on an extraordinarily windy day connecting the listener to this "Hurricane" headed straight for the Windy City.To show appreciation you can download "Hurricanes" from my website for FREE for a limited time.

Rock the Badges IV 

I want to thank all of the people who came out to see me and the other great local bands perform and support our Chicago Police Officers and Firefighters at this years Rock the Badges. This great event would not be possible without the support of Fort Knox Studios. A special thanks goes out to my band; Darin Hoeger (drums), Eric Lauren (lead guitar), RJ Zarate (keys & background vocals) and Goose on Bass. 

St. Thecla Summer Block Party 2016 

We want to thank the good folks at St. Thecla for inviting us back the second year in a row and a special thanks to our fans who came out to support us at the 2016 Summer Block Party. 

Co-op California / Off the Trax 

I want to take a minute to thank my friends at Co-op California Boutique for inviting me to perform for their customers during the Off the Trax music festival. A special thanks to all of my supporters who came out to shop and listen to me sing.

Benefit for Jeremy 

My percussionist Darin and I had the privilege of performing at an amazing benefit for an amazing family that is struggling to meet the costs of their health care commitments. We were happy to show our support for this family in need.  

Shriner's Children's Hospital 

Hi everyone. I had the privilege of performing for the kids, teens and staff at Shriner's Children's Hospital in Chicago. I performed, handed out some CDs and brought some smiles to the patients and their families. 

Lutheran General Children's Hospital Santa Breakfast 

Hi everyone. I had a great time performing at the Lutheran General Children's Hospital Santa breakfast for the second year in a row. I had the awesome responsibility of playing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" as Santa entered the room escorted by service dogs and their handlers. All the kids were super excited to see Santa and many danced while I performed. It was a great way to ring in the Christmas season.

New Sami Lin original song Timebomb 

My new original song Timebomb is now available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital media. The powerful vocals , pounding drums, and explosive leads of Timebomb will drag you into this turbulent break up song.

New Sami Lin original song Hurricanes. 

My new original song Hurricanes is now available on iTunes, Google Play, CD Baby, Spotify and other digital media. Hurricanes has an Indie Folk vibe that blends a string section, tribal beat and soulful vocals that grabs hold of the listener and takes them on a melodic ride.

Compass to Care Fashion Show 2015 

The Compass to Care fashion show and fundraiser for families struggling with childhood cancer was a huge success. Thank you to all of those who put this event together and the Chicago Police Officers who acted as the models. A special thanks to my friends from Co-Op California who invited me to perform and provided me with a great outfit to wear.


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Previous events

Rock the Badges

Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois

This all ages musical event of epic proportions returns again. The Chicago Police Department and The Chicago Fire Department present ROCK THE BADGES IV! This first responder charity fundraiser raises money for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Chicago Fire Department Ignite the Spirit Fund which provide support to the families of Police Officers and Firefighters who've given the ultimate sacrifice for the City of Chicago. Save the date and visit: www.rockthebadges.com for more information!

Jun11

St. Thecla Summer Block Party

6800 W. Devon, Chicago

I'll be performing at this great event for the second year in a row. This year I'll be accompanied by my percussionist Darin.

Off the Trax

Co-Op California, 6674 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago

"Off the Trax" is an awesome event that attracts more cultural and music awareness to the community, while promoting small business and the the greater Edison Park neighborhood. This is my second year performing for my friends at Co-Op California at this awesome event. This event runs Thursday, May 5th through Saturday, May 7th. For more information check out OfftheTraxMusicFest.com.

Benefit for Jeremy

FOP Hall, 1412 W. Washington, Chicago, Il

I will be performing at a benefit for a family with a severely disabled child to help cover their medical expenses. Count your blessings and always be mindful of the needs of others.

Sami Lin Holiday Celebration

Chicago Police Dept. 25th District, 5555 W. Grand, Chicago

Hey everybody. I'll be putting on a Holiday performance for the special needs children from Hansen Park Elementary School. Make sure you give a little back and share the love of Christmas this year.

Sami Lin USO fundraiser

Trinity Pub, 5943 N. Northwest Hwy, Chicago, Il

Sami Lin will be performing at the Trinity Pub to help raise money for the USO. "The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation."

Compass to Care Fashion Show 2015 Children's Cancer Fundraiser

The Ballroom, 12 E. Erie, Chicago, Illinois

I will be performing at this great fundraising event which is being hosted by my friends from Co-Op California. This event will feature live music, a fashion show, chef prepared food and drinks. It will be "A NIght To Support Kids with Cancer". For more information and event details go to Compasstocare.org

Chicago Kilt Run 2015

Trinity Irish Pub, 5943 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago

Come check out this fundraising event hosted by Trinity Pub and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Chicago. This will be a full day of family fun and entertainment. Money raised will benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Chicago Fire Department Ignite the Spirit charity. These organizations provide support for Chicago Police Officers and Firefighters who lost their lives or were critically injured in the line of duty. I will take the stage at 3 pm. Hope to see you there. For more information check out Chicago Kilt Run on Facebook.

Rock the Badges

Copernicus Center, 5216 W.Lawrence, Chicago, Il 60630

The musical battle of epic proportions returns. Bands from the Chicago Police Department will battle with bands from the Chicago Fire Department to help support the charities that support the families of those who've paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Aug4

National Night Out

Chicago Police Department 25th District, 5555 W. Grand Ave. , Chicago, Il

National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local crime prevention programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships.

Streets On Fire Carnivale & Fashion Fest

Edison Park, Oliphant and Northwest Highway, Chicago, Illinois

I will be performing with Darin on percussion at this brand new event. The Streets On Fire Carnivale and Fashion Event is co hosted by my friends at Co-Op California Boutique. It will feature circus acts, live music, a fashion show and much more. This is a family friendly event. The event runs from 4 - 10 pm and I'll be performing at 6pm. See ya there.

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