AMF Roots Studio





One AMF goal is to identify, acquire and renovate a building within Chicago’s historic Second Ward encompassing the South Michigan Avenue district formerly known as “Motor Row”. This area is now known as “Music Row”. During the Fifties and Sixties no less than five record companies called this area home.

Second Ward alderman Bob Fioretti has begun the process of transforming this area into Chicago’s newest destination by working with the Chicago City Council and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to seek the funding and ordinances required to complete his vision.

“Chicago is the home of jazz and blues, and we’ve forgotten about that, and we need to bring back that culture,” Fioretti said. “We are going to restore that age of glory”.    

“We need the district to bridge the South Loop and Bronzeville and McCormick Place and Chinatown,” he said. “It’s the missing piece.”                                

When completed, The AMF Roots Studio building will consist of a state of the art audio and video recording studio.

We will compile and catalog a historically significant music archival information library and database.

The building will include study areas, meeting rooms, corporate retreat facilities, teaching studios and practice, rehearsal and performance space.