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.
The Loose Screws Band has been entertaining audiences at local area bars and clubs for years..we are a high energy, good time rocking band! Playing an eclectic mix of rock and country this band will have the audience rockin from the first note they play!
foundation concert by the band iPop
It's that time of year again!!! Come one...Come All!!! The 4th Annual OTP Marine Toys For Tots drive is here! Help us and the USMC raise as much money and toys that we can, for those in need this holiday season. DONATION OF A TOY $5 OR GREATER is required for admission. This is an ALL AGES concert so bring the whole family and lets do this right! We can't wait to rock out the holiday season with all of you at this show!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Spanning 6 decades of hits from every genre. Set your playlist to shuffle with iPop!
Michael Enguita (lead vocal, guitar). Pat Shannon (drums, vocals),
Steve Jackson (bass, vocals), and Carlos Suarez Del Real (lead guitar) are
Backyard Cohort. Born in the south side suburbs of Chicago, BC has
been playing their brand of acoustic jam rock at fine pubs and
historic venues since 2005. Backyard Cohort turns heads with their
distinguished looks, big personalities, and a collective propensity to
blow fans minds!
Backyard Cohort first came together shortly after founding member and
front man, Michael Enguita, started playing a weekly gig at a pub in
Orland Park, IL. After inviting Pat and Steve to join him, it became
clear that a band was coming together. This residency lasted for two
and a half years, giving the guys time to gel as a band and write
original material. It was not long before fans started to request the
tracks “Bridge,” “New Shoes,” “Fallacy,” and “Mr. Baker.”
Michael Enguita is an engaging front man with a passion for music and
the rare ability to win over the crowd. Pat Shannon’s playful
demeanor and skillful drumming make him the beating
heart of the band. Steve Jackson completes the rhythm section with his
ardent musicianship while contributing his lively stage presence to
every performance. The newest member to join the BC family, Carlos produces a sonic fury on lead guitar that is a highlight of every Backyard Cohort show and has revitalized
a stalwart of the Chicago music scene.
BC released their debut album "Ride" 9/30/14, recorded at Rax Trax Recording, Chicago IL with Engineer and Producer Rick Barnes. This highly anticipated release puts BC on the calendar for more shows, so stay tuned!
Take a look around and don't hurt your self!
Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw in listeners with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just over 2 years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following across the country, earning Deli Magazine's Readers Choice title of “Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist, 2014.”
Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut EP, "Path to Follow” and their brand new live EP, “Wellspring” are available wherever music is sold. The Way Down Wanderers first full-length album is due to release in the Spring or Summer of 2016.
MAJORS JUNCTION PRODUCES A DIVERSE MELD OF COUNTRY HONKY-TONK BLUES WITH FOLK UNDERTONES AND HINTS OF BLUEGRASS PICKIN’ AND GOOD OLD ROCK & ROLL. IT IS A UNIQUE SOUND THAT CELEBRATES INDIVIDUALITY AND HARD WORK, TWO QUALITIES THE BAND SHARES WITH ITS HOMETOWN OF CHICAGO.
MAJORS JUNCTION IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FOUNDERS OF THE CHICAGO BLUEGRASS & BLUES FESTIVAL AND HAVE PERFORMED WITH ARTISTS INCLUDING… THE TRAVELING MCCOURY’S, THE AVETT BROTHERS, DAVID GRISMAN, BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, DALE WATSON, BEN TAYLOR, GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS AND MANY MORE.
The band is composed of proficient and experienced musicians, lead singer Murph Cater, guitar and vocals Don Agler, guitar and vocals Gary Scofield, bass and vocals Mike Mathy new drummer Wally Lindenmann and keyboards & vocals Rick Piontek. The band centers its' playing in the western suburbs, generally. The band is all about having a good time. The Party Band, what the people want to hear and what gets them up and dancing. It's very important to Snapshot that people know when they come to a show, they are going to enjoy themselves and rock out to the songs they love to hear. This year Wally Lindenman joined the band a former member of Picture This with Don and Rick. The band is expanding East and North into the Aurora area! Have any special places you want us to play near you, give Don Agler a call to send out booking information.
Since 2011, Catfish & the Dogstars has been been bringing their high-energy Rock & Roll to stages across the Midwest. Their debut album, "The Shell", is set to release this summer so be sure to stay tuned for show and music updates.
TGSB is a group of Chicago musicians who play the music of Old & In The way, and also like to put a bluegrass spin on the music of the Grateful Dead! Anything related is fair game too. Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, David Grisman, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Old & In The Way, etc!
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.
With nothing to prove and only something sincere to share, The Giving Tree Band love what they do and approach their craft like a sacred art. This includes tuning all their instruments precisely sharp in order to access hidden yet wonderfully potent tones that trace back to an ancient mythology of healing and miracles. Unlike standard tuning, their musical strings vibrate in alignment with natural cycles of the Earth and Moon, and this frequency of love coupled with a message of harmony resonate the heart strings of many thousands of people from all walks of life. This musical experience is an opportunity to find more balance and deepen one’s relationship with all life.
The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.
Established in 2014 …Anthem is an experience to see and hear! This is not your ordinary Classic Rock Band. As the song list will reveal, Anthem will take you beyond the traditional realm of classic rock, covering a wide variety of artists spanning five decades, such as: Bon Jovi, Journey, Styx, REO, Aerosmith, andLed Zeppelin, as well as Neon Trees, Sublime, Alice in Chains, Blink 182, and even occasionally will throw in some Neil Diamond, Big and Rich or Luke Bryan. The variety of music they cover, surprises and crosses over generations.
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.
This High-Energy Country/Folk/Electro-Bluegrass Band brings the party in true Nashville Fashion each and every time! Summer Son features outstanding musicians from every corner of the country–from Pennsylvania to Hawaii, and Austin TX to Iowa and Chicago. With strong vocals, harmonizing backups, face-melting guitar solos, and smoking fiddle & banjo licks, they have gained overwhelming attention quickly and LOVE IT!!!
The band began in July of 2014 in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and has garnered a considerable following in less than a year. They have covered a lot of ground, playing not only in the Chicagoland area, but also Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, even Key West Florida and the heart of Country Music itself, Nashville. All of the hard work and travelling has paid off with opportunities to play great shows and festivals like Country Thunder, The Long Grove Strawberry Festival, The Forest Park Music Fest, Palatine’s Hometown Fest & Street Fest, as well as a feature spot in Key West’s world-renowned Fantasy Festival.
What is at the core of fundamentals of the band is the idea that the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s music still has plenty of life in it and that the music being so improvisational in nature can and should go to new places in each performance. No two Terrapin Flyer shows will ever be the same and you never know who might show up to jam at a show, but you can always count on a great time with some of the most recognized artists in the music community.
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.
The band covers many artists including The Allman Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Rolling Stones, Jr. Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, Lynyrd Skynrd, Buck Owens, The Steve Miller Band, BB King and many more. Tin Fiddle applies their own folksy twang and honky tonk rockin’ style to their covers, as well as to a repertoire of original music.
IT'S BACK! THE 2017 SAMUEL ADAMS NATIONAL STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION IS HERE AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR AMERICA’S STEIN HOISTER OF THE YEAR!
This year, we’ve partnered with Sports Illustrated on the quest to award “America’s Stein Hoister of the Year". The top five male and female Stein Hoisting times nationally will win a trip for two to compete in the finals in Boston on October 27th, the final hoist will determine the winners - one male and one female - who will reign as "America's Stein Hoister of the Year" and win the Grand Prize of a trip for two to Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Gala, where they will rub elbows (and tired arms) with fellow athletes.