The Tin Fiddle Band
Jul
20
to Jul 21

The Tin Fiddle Band

WHO WE ARE
The Tin Fiddle Band entertains audiences in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. This diverse group of fun loving musicians shares their talents with blended harmonies, agile instrumentation and a wide range of music which spans vintage, rock, blues, county and their own original material.

Individually known as musicians in the Chicagoland area, they met and became The Tin Fiddle Band in 2010. Since then they have been entertaining at a number of local establishments, fundraisers and gatherings. With the addition of Katie on the keyboards in 2012, the band is expanding its song list for an even wider appeal.

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Family Groove Company
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Family Groove Company


Family Groove Company integrates the groove sensibility developed by funk/jazz crossover artists like Herbie Hancock and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, with thoughtful, tight songwriting that takes cues from the likes of Steely Dan and the Beatles. The result? An infectious, fresh sound the band calls "groove informed jazz/rock." With a sound defined by rich analog keyboards, tight crunchy guitar, and a pocket-based rhythm section, FGC brings a fresh sound that bends genres and dares the listener not to dance.

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 Windy City Dueling Pianos
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Windy City Dueling Pianos

www.windycityduelingpianos.com/

Introducing "Piano Bar To Go"!

Windy City Dueling Pianos offers "Piano Bar To Go", the ultimate solo piano bar experience for your event or venue!  This solo piano show features one dynamic piano entertainer performing requested music and engaging the audience like you would experience at popular piano bars like the Redhead Piano Bar in downtown Chicago!  This is not a background music show - this is high energy, interactive piano entertainment that will keep the audience singing and having a great time while the piano entertainer performs and sings their song requests.  Our piano entertainers have performed for years in Chicago's premier piano bars as well as in Windy City Dueling Pianos shows, so you can be sure your entertainer will deliver a fun and exciting show!

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Phrenzy
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Phrenzy


Phrenzy is Chicago’s premiere tribute to the music of PHISH

Noe Perez (Trey) – guitar/vox – EGi

Jonny Reed (Fishman) – drums/vox - Old Shoe, Terrapin Flyer, Helping Phriendly Orchestra

Garrett Degnan (Gordon) – bass/vox - Leadfoot, Helping Phriendly Orchestera, Caution, Ron Burgundys

Rich Fobes (Page) – keys/vox – Helping Phriendly Orchestra, Johnny V and the Killler Bzzz, Ron Burgundys

 

Comprised of established and accomplished Chicago musicians, Phrenzy is the perfect blend of Phish’s masterful song execution and artful jamming.  All dedicated fans and students of Phish, Phrenzy pushes the envelope in creative, organic, soulful, intense jams while incorporating highly technical tunes with intricate passages and blissful harmonies.  

“Our Intent Is All For Your Delight”

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Mr. Blotto
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Mr. Blotto

www.mrblotto.net/

Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.

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 Pine Travelers
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Pine Travelers

www.reverbnation.com/pinetravelers

Pine Travelers' music is a sonic combination of old school funk rave-ups and the gritty Americana of outlaw country, folk, and bluegrass; a unique and exciting musical mixture. Based around song writers Alex White (Elf Lettuce/4th Coast) and Nick Clutter, the group's songs allow for a dance-able, energetic live show paired with honest, meaningful lyrics reflecting their Northern Midwest roots.

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The Trippin Billies
Oct
6
to Oct 7

The Trippin Billies

www.trippinbillies.com/home

 

bringing the nation dave matthews for close to twenty  years 

Born in the pubs on the north side of Chicago, reminiscent of Luther’s College, Trippin Billies took to the “stages” of these small rooms in the early nineties as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t long before lines grew to long for the small bars and calls started coming in from around the Midwest. As a result the band was forced to rise to the occasion, and they’ve done just that. Having the luxury of living in a city called home to many great musicians, Trippin Billies is comprised of some of Chicago’s best. This talent coupled with their mutual love of high energy performance has moved them above the bar band circuit and into concert settings. Whether it’s a club in Iowa City, a Hockey arena in North Dakota or a summer festival in Rochester, New York or Lincoln, Nebraska, the show is always the same, just that, a show.

Their tour schedules have come to resemble that of the Dave Matthews Band before their ascension to their current status. Midsize venues sell out consistently across the country and the famous theatres whose names were once inked on the cover of DMB boot legs listened to by the band, now comprise the tour schedule of Trippin Billies. The theatres they once approached with trepidation and awe have now come to feel like home.

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Funktional Family
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Funktional Family

www.facebook.com/Funktionalfamilyband/

Got Funk?

One hot fourth of July in 1998 at a wild keger a guitarist/songwriter, straggler/guitarist and two singing sisters crossed paths only to discover the obvious, we could play music together. Down our stone road we stumbled across a man who knew how to keep it real low, another who could keep the flow, and one with the focus of the direction to go. We were quite funktional together, and so a bad-ass funky blues rock band was formed. After a decade we're still going strong!

 

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Back Country Roads
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Back Country Roads

backcountryroadsband.com/

Back Country Roads is a 6-piece Top 40 Country Cover band out of the Northern Illinois area.

Back Country Roads is one of the Midwest's freshest Top 40 Country cover bands, playing mostly new country, a few older classics, and even a few songs from other genres made to fit their unique sound. Back Country Roads, aka "BCR" was created in 2009 as an acoustic band but quickly expanded into a full 6-piece band. BCR never fails to give the audience a unique and entertaining show. Their vocal blend and musicianship is what sets them apart from the rest. BCR has opened for acts such as Easton Corbin, Phil Vassar, Neal McCoy, Darryl Worley, Keith Anderson, Grainger Smith, Cassadee Pope, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Steel Magnolia and David Lee Murphy to name a few. They have also played at Country Thunder Wisconsin the last 5 years. BCR hopes to continue their success in expanding to other areas of Illinois and other states. If you're looking for a good time, and want to see some great entertainers and musicians, come check out Back Country Roads.

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Henhouse Prowlers
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Henhouse Prowlers


In the 14 years since the Henhouse Prowlers inception, the band has forged its own path through bluegrass music and across the globe. On stage, the group's enthralling performances give audiences a sense how much they love what they do; while on record, the band manages to explore their collective life-experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own. 

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 Margeson Pub Quiz
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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Windy City Dueling Pianos
May
19
to May 20

Windy City Dueling Pianos

www.windycityduelingpianos.com/

Introducing "Piano Bar To Go"!

Windy City Dueling Pianos offers "Piano Bar To Go", the ultimate solo piano bar experience for your event or venue!  This solo piano show features one dynamic piano entertainer performing requested music and engaging the audience like you would experience at popular piano bars like the Redhead Piano Bar in downtown Chicago!  This is not a background music show - this is high energy, interactive piano entertainment that will keep the audience singing and having a great time while the piano entertainer performs and sings their song requests.  Our piano entertainers have performed for years in Chicago's premier piano bars as well as in Windy City Dueling Pianos shows, so you can be sure your entertainer will deliver a fun and exciting show!

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  Margeson Pub Quiz
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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 Margeson Pub Quiz
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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Anthem
May
5
to May 6

Anthem

www.anthembandchicago.com/

 

Established in 2014 as And Beyond, “ANTHEM” is an all-live musical experience that goes above and beyond Classic Rock, covering all-time favorites like Styx, REO, Boston, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Kansas, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Foreigner, Alice in Chains, Triumph, and more! Anthem’s members are experienced musical artists, and have been entertaining large crowds for decades, as former longtime brand building members of some very popular Chicago area Classic Rock cover bands, and in a short time have re-joined the ranks of the top drawing Classic Rock bands in the area. Since launching, they’ve quickly built an impressive resume, having performed at many major area venues and Summer/Fall events, and continue to expand their reach. Always audience participation, outstanding vocals, versatile set lists, ANTHEM continues to be a crowd favorite, and is always a good choice for your concert line-up! 

 

Anthem, Classic Rock & Beyond . . .        Anthembandchicago.com

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Kevin Presbrey Band
May
4
to May 5

Kevin Presbrey Band

 

https://www.kevinpresbrey.com/

Ukulele infused rootsy folk rock is one way of describing the vibration Kevin Presbrey is casting out there these days, but you could also very well say that his songs have a way of giving you that cozy feeling of being snuggled up by the fireplace in your favorite hooded sweatshirt. He's warm and familiar to you. Embracing the influences of storytellers Jim Croce, Don McLean, and Van Morrison along with modern troubadours Ryan Adams and James Bay, Presbrey's midwestern sound and personality is the vehicle for the stories he lives and shares. 

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Margeson Pub Quiz
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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The Trippin Billies
Apr
28
to Apr 29

The Trippin Billies

www.trippinbillies.com/home

 

bringing the nation dave matthews for close to twenty  years 

Born in the pubs on the north side of Chicago, reminiscent of Luther’s College, Trippin Billies took to the “stages” of these small rooms in the early nineties as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t long before lines grew to long for the small bars and calls started coming in from around the Midwest. As a result the band was forced to rise to the occasion, and they’ve done just that. Having the luxury of living in a city called home to many great musicians, Trippin Billies is comprised of some of Chicago’s best. This talent coupled with their mutual love of high energy performance has moved them above the bar band circuit and into concert settings. Whether it’s a club in Iowa City, a Hockey arena in North Dakota or a summer festival in Rochester, New York or Lincoln, Nebraska, the show is always the same, just that, a show.

Their tour schedules have come to resemble that of the Dave Matthews Band before their ascension to their current status. Midsize venues sell out consistently across the country and the famous theatres whose names were once inked on the cover of DMB boot legs listened to by the band, now comprise the tour schedule of Trippin Billies. The theatres they once approached with trepidation and awe have now come to feel like home.

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 Margeson Pub Quiz
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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Back Country Roads
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Back Country Roads

backcountryroadsband.com/

Back Country Roads is a 6-piece Top 40 Country Cover band out of the Northern Illinois area.

Back Country Roads is one of the Midwest's freshest Top 40 Country cover bands, playing mostly new country, a few older classics, and even a few songs from other genres made to fit their unique sound. Back Country Roads, aka "BCR" was created in 2009 as an acoustic band but quickly expanded into a full 6-piece band. BCR never fails to give the audience a unique and entertaining show. Their vocal blend and musicianship is what sets them apart from the rest. BCR has opened for acts such as Easton Corbin, Phil Vassar, Neal McCoy, Darryl Worley, Keith Anderson, Grainger Smith, Cassadee Pope, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Steel Magnolia and David Lee Murphy to name a few. They have also played at Country Thunder Wisconsin the last 5 years. BCR hopes to continue their success in expanding to other areas of Illinois and other states. If you're looking for a good time, and want to see some great entertainers and musicians, come check out Back Country Roads.

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The Aforementioned
Apr
13
to Apr 14

The Aforementioned

www.theaforementioned.com/

Established in 2013, The Aforementioned is an original and cover jam band from the western Chicago suburbs. They pull their set lists based on what they enjoy to listen to and play so there are quite a variety of influences represented. No matter your musical preferences, you will undoubtedly hear something you like and stay entertained with the levity and musicianship The Aforementioned displays at their live performances. Improvisation is a big part of who they are and what they do, so each show you are bound to hear something new. The Aforementioned is not only known for their original tunes, but also covers from the likes of Phish, Umphrey’s McGee, Ween, Galactic, White Denim, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis, TV on the Radio, Moe, My Morning Jacket, The Meters, Dire Straits, Bill Withers, 311, Toto, The Band, Spacehog and many more. If you like jam music, you will like The Aforementioned. If you hate jam music, you will still like The Aforementioned. If you don’t like music, you will still like The Aforementioned.

 

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Margeson Pub Quiz
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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The Leadfoot Band
Apr
6
to Apr 7

The Leadfoot Band

http://www.theleadfootband.com/biography

 

The Leadfoot Band branches out in all directions, ncorporating their love of bluegrass with their early urban influences of rock , funk and everything in between, the evolution of the band is hard to place. Fans have said Leadfoot is just hard driving bluegrass, some say they are rock infused jamgrass, or even a bastard child of Bill Monroe meets Metallica.

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 Margeson Pub Quiz
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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Margeson Pub Quiz
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Beginning Tuesday night, March 1 we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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The Accidentals
Mar
3
to Mar 4

The Accidentals

www.moreaccidentals.com/

One of Billboard Magazine's top seven breakout bands of SXSW 2015, Winner of Summerfest, Milwaukee's Emerging Artist Series - 2015, WYCE Album of the Year 2015, MyNorth Magazine's Red Hot Best Michigan Band for the third year in a row, THIS is the band to watch.  The Accidentals are a young genre-bending trio that have been dominating the festival scene all summer.  

Best described by Yahoo Voices as "stunning, an unforgettable experience watching these two girls play a sea of instruments (twelve to be exact), moving effortlessly from one to the other, while entertaining the masses with their wit, haunting harmonies, and catchy melodies, they are truly unforgettable."        

Songs from their current album, Bittersweet, have been placed in commercials, indie films, and scored out for several orchestras.  They are currently recording with Marshall Crenshaw and Stewart Lerman.

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Margeson Pub Quiz
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Margeson Pub Quiz

www.facebook.com/MargesonPubQuiz

Since March 1, we will be offering what is, probably, the longest running Pub Quiz in the Chicago area! For over 16 years, The Margeson Pub Quiz has become a weekly favorite from Rockford to Chicago. We will be hosting the Quiz every Tuesday---minus the last Tuesday of each month--beginning at 7:30. For those Quizzers playing for the first time, there will be no entry fee, modest as it is. (Teams of no more than four.) There are picture, matching and sound rounds each week, adding to the challenge! This is the same Quiz Adjudicator who provided 7,000 original questions for The Chicago Tribune Trivia app four years ago. It is, truly, considered by many as the best of the best. Join us every Tuesday and find out why. Each Quiz ends by 9:30. We guarantee a great time. Call us with any questions, while you get ready for the questions!!!!!!! 

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