Majors Junction
Nov
21
to Nov 22

Majors Junction

www.majorsjunction.com/

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.

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Mr. Blotto
Nov
30
to Dec 1

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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 Anthem
Dec
1
to Dec 2

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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Midnight Rider Live
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Midnight Rider Live

Midnight Rider is an Allman Brothers tribute honoring the remarkable talent and innovative abilities of the Allman Brothers Band. It is not about gimmicks and costumes. It is about the music; music that has inspired generations of fans through its boldness and creativity. The music is presented the way the Allman Brothers would have wanted it done.

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Petty Kings
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Petty Kings

The Petty Kings are a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers based in Chicago, Illinois. The band prides itself on recreating the sound and experience of of a live TPATH concert. 

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Windy City Dueling Pianos
Dec
22
to Dec 23

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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7th Annual Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Benefit
Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

7th Annual Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Benefit

foundation concert by the band iPop

www.toysfortots.org/

www.facebook.com/ipopband/

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!

 

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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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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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The Frizz
Oct
13
to Oct 14

The Frizz

With an edge of daring and a tinge of heartbreak, The Frizz is a singular brand of soulful rock & roll. In addition to a sprinkling of originals, you'll hear a diverse set of covers from Amy Winehouse to Led Zepellin to Dr Dre all incorporating strong elements of spontaneity and improvisation! 

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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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 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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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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 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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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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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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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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