June 16: Lynne Jordan & The Shivers
In a city brimming with classic blues and jazz divas, Lynne Jordan stands apart. Not only do her soaring vocals dip effortlessly into blues, jazz, funk, rock, and even country but her bawdy personality wins over any crowd. Lynne is backed by her sizzling band The Shivers.
June 23: The Business
Formed over 20 years ago by a group of long-time friends, The Business is a sensational Chicago-based horn band that is an experience in musical styles and genres.
June 30: Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press
Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band from Chicago, entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008.
July 7: Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones
Rick Lindy has a voice as big as Texas… Greg Nash plays tasty, prolific guitar licks, Bob Graf as the ‘magic touch’ on the Hofner bass and Al Wagner never misses a beat on the drums and Gary “Sonic” Bloom tickles the ivories on the Piano in a style that Jerry Lee Lewis would apporve of! This line up offers high energy that captivates audiences of all ages. Performing Rock and Roll hits of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s as well as Surf, Rock-a-billy, and original songs.
July 14: Affinca’o (Latin Band)
Afinca’o is an emerging group of passionate and experienced musicians from the Chicagoland area. Staying true to their roots, the Spanish meaning of their name, Afinca’o was created to bring together some of Chicago’s most musically sound and talented musicians. Though diverse in their musical repertoire,Afinca’o is most noted for their Salsa, Cha-Cha, Latin Jazz, and even some Merengue performances.
July 21 – Noon – 1:30 PM: Mr. Blotto
Mr. Blotto is a jam band from Chicago, Illinois. They blend hard rock, original rock, southern rock, folk music, and country rock. They formed in 1991, and continue to tour extensively in the midwest area.
July 28: Sheryl Youngblood & Say Yes!
Whether it’s Top 40’s or Late 50’s, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Soul, The Motown Classics, Latin, Country, Reggae, or Disco they play it. With explosive energy they cater to their audience, encouraging and welcoming audience participation, Their tight vocal harmony will make you think you’re listening to a platinum CD. Sheryl & SAY YES! can give it to you any way you want it.
August 4 – Noon – 1:30 PM: The Flat Cats
The Flat Cats, based in Chicago, IL, play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics, and timeless standards. Whether you choose to listen, tap your foot, or cut a rug on the dance floor, you are sure to be entertained! The group is comprised of six talented musicians with years of performing, arranging, and composing experience.
August 11: Hurricane Reggae Band
Hurricane has been knocking people over with his brand of reggae for more than 4 decades. Hailing from the beautiful island of Dominica, De Hurricane was born with reggae vibes. Working with musicians from the island of Dominica since he was a young man, Hurricane has made music and entertainment his life’s work.
August 18: Kaleidoscope Eyes (Beatles)
Kaleidoscope Eyes is Chicago’s premiere ACOUSTIC Beatles Tribute band. They pay homage to the greatest melodies and harmonies this world has ever known with exactly that…great melodies, harmonies, and musicianship! They solemnly promise NOT to:1) wear wigs or fake any British/Liverpudlian accents, 2) “break for a costume change”, and 3) use backing tracks or other crutches that “real musicians” are using these days. They will leave that for the other guys! Like us on Facebook – Calendar is on ReverbNation! With Love From Us To You! The guys of Kaleidoscope Eyes