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Dec 08
Lee Warren Thu, Dec 08, 2022 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
lee warren

Lee Warren is the son of a once successful bluegrass musician, Mike Warren. He was inspired at a young age to pick up the guitar and follow in his fathers footsteps....until he discovered Led Zeppelin! While primarily a cover artist, Lee has no problem throwing a bluegrass or country lick right up in some Aerosmith or a blues lead over a Johnny Cash song. It's good to mash things up once in awhile.

"I want people to be able to sing along because they recognize the song, but somewhere in the song I want them to pause and be like wait, what?!"

At 33 years old, Lee makes his living performing for enthusiastic audiences from the Midwest region all the way down to Tennessee. So if you get the chance stop on out. Bring your friends, your requests, and your appreciation for the one thing that surely connects us all, music!

Dec 09
Kovacs & Company Fri, Dec 09, 2022 | 10:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Kovacs & Company

Brian Kovacs has assembled some of Chicago's finest musicians to create a LIVE band experience that takes you back to the early 80's days of MTV! Songs that you forgot that you love riding the crest of that 80's New Wave! From The Buggles to Bowie... The Police to Pet Shop Boys... Phil Collins to Robert Palmer... Tears for Fears to Mr Mister! Fun and upbeat songs that bring back memories of happy times combined with powerful performances of loved favorites that will bring the house down. Add in a video show that features the original music videos that you used to watch on MTV and the feelings of nostalgia come flooding in full force. You want your MTV? You'll get it.. from Kovacs & Company!

Dec 09
DJ Jelliefish Fri, Dec 09, 2022 | 10:00PM
C Bar
DJ JellieFish

Former On Air Radio Personality, current voice over and production specialist. "From Hip Hop, Rock to Pop and everything else in between. He'll sting ya with the hits! Mixing and blending the songs you know and love best for a good vibes only night.

Dec 10
Carlie's Angels Sat, Dec 10, 2022 | 10:00PM
Kankakee Grille
carlie's angels

 Carlie's Angels is ready to bring all the BIGGEST hits to keep you dancin! 

Dec 10
DJ Fury Sat, Dec 10, 2022 | 10:00PM
C Bar
DJ Fury

Mixing it up since he was 19, DJ Fury started working local house parties and then transitioned to the bar scene in the Michiana area shortly after. He has been in the DJ game for 20 years and brings fun and an exciting atmosphere to wherever he is at.

Dec 11
Jimmy Fastiggi Sun, Dec 11, 2022 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Jimmy Fastiggi

“Americana rock and roots” is the way Jimmy describes the music that he plays.
He started playing guitar at age 19 and immediately fell in love with the instrument. He began by teaching himself songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan and acoustic music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Over the next several years, he played in various types of bands including folk, bluegrass, country and rock and roll. As he began to listen to swing and jazz, he developed more interest in songwriting, especially the music from the American Songbook by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and the Gershwins.


In recent years, Jimmy has fallen back in love with the blues and plays songs by many of the great blues legends such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton. From simple folk, to Beatles-influenced rock, delta blues, Motown-flavored R&B, country or Swing Jazz, his music reflects elements from all these styles of music. Jimmy now lives in St. Joseph Michigan where he performs at various venues throughout Southwest Michigan and the Michiana area.

Dec 12
Live Trivia Mon, Dec 12, 2022 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Trivia Night

Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards.  Teams are currently limited to eight persons.  Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

 

1st Place - $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place - $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place - $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Dec 15
Dan Geib Thu, Dec 15, 2022 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Dan Geib

With over 30 years of experience Dan has been touring the countryside with doing his own unique blend of acoustic Americana. With deep roots in acoustic guitar and banjo, Dans music incorporates elements of various American music styles, including woodstock rock, blues , bluegrass, jamgrass, roots-rock, folk & classic country resulting in a distinctive sound that highlights a lifetime of musical experiences.

Dan recorded, performed on and produced a CD with the Art Gomperz Band that made it into the Top 10 of the European Country Music Association Charts and the song “Don’t Worry Anymore” Nominated IMA Americana Song of the Year.
His original Banjo Instrumental “Courts in Session” received extensive radio play including the SIRIUS bluegrass channel and his recent CD and guitar instruction have been featured in two issues of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

Over the years, Dan has shared the stage with such great acts as: Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, Steep Canyon Rangers, Corn Meal, Pure Prairie League, Commander Cody, Peter Rowan and the Dillards.
Dan is currently involved in his solo performances as well and playing with The Boulevard Billies.

Dec 16
DJ Jelliefish Fri, Dec 16, 2022 | 10:00PM
C Bar
DJ JellieFish

Former On Air Radio Personality, current voice over and production specialist. "From Hip Hop, Rock to Pop and everything else in between. He'll sting ya with the hits! Mixing and blending the songs you know and love best for a good vibes only night.

Dec 16
Jessi & The Fizz Fri, Dec 16, 2022 | 10:00PM
Kankakee Grille
jessi & the fizz

Jessi & The Fizz is NWI/Chicagoland's newest and hottest Pop Hits cover band that is "out of this world". A stellar group of musicians who have been playing in and around Chicagoland for over 15 years have come together to form the ultimate party atmosphere band. Strong male and female vocals, drums,  keys, guitar, and bass performing songs that are sure to get you to sing and dance along, Jessi & The Fizz fills the room with energy and effervescent fun!

Dec 17
A Charlie Brown Christmas Sat, Dec 17, 2022 | 8:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center

Produced by Gershwin Entertainment, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the storyline as portrayed by real actors who maintain the integrity and spirit of each Peanuts character.  This Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated special brings all your favorite characters to life, all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated show.  It even expands the storyline into greater detail with more fun, more music, more finding the true Christmas spirit.  This Peanuts Experience also includes an intermission, and after the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites.

So, join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Dec 17
FoCo Sat, Dec 17, 2022 | 10:00PM
Kankakee Grille
FoCo Chicago

FoCo was formed in 2018 by 6 gents that all shared the same love and respect for the music of Foreigner, Bad Company and Badfinger.

Performing at premier venues in the Chicagoland area and various tribute band festivals in neighboring states, FoCo has gained a reputation for executing the Grammy Nominated hits with the same energy and passion as the bands themselves.

Dec 17
DJ 30X Sat, Dec 17, 2022 | 10:00PM
C Bar
dj

DJ 30X’s musical talents have been heavily influenced by his world travels and strong faith. While specializing in 80’s, 90’ pop and house/EDM music he is versed in all styles of music and has been entertaining professionally since 2014. He is a family man first to his 4 kids, music is his next love. He is also very versed in crowd participation and just having fun. Join him for a night you won’t forget.

Dec 18
A Charlie Brown Christmas Sun, Dec 18, 2022 | 5:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center

Produced by Gershwin Entertainment, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the storyline as portrayed by real actors who maintain the integrity and spirit of each Peanuts character.  This Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated special brings all your favorite characters to life, all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated show.  It even expands the storyline into greater detail with more fun, more music, more finding the true Christmas spirit.  This Peanuts Experience also includes an intermission, and after the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites.

So, join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Dec 18
Double Deal Sun, Dec 18, 2022 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Decker Ridout Duo

Paul Decker (aka: Small Paul) has had a musical career spanning some four plus decades. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (acoustic/electric guitars, bass, all types of keyboards) and is
an extremely stylish and diverse vocalist. Current part of three regional bands, The Hipposonics (Funk, Classic Rock, Country), REAL DEAL (everything from Louis Armstrong to Motown), and The Remnants (Rock, Country, Funk), along with excellent solo and duet pairings.
Craig Ridout has over fifty years of musical experience as an accomplished saxophonist. Playing Tenor, Alto, and Soprano Saxes along with harmonica, Craig adds class and fabulous technique to all
His performances. Paul and Craig have been performing seamlessly together for 20 years. Their song list spans everything from Billy Joel and Elton John to bluesy renditions of Pop favorites.

Dec 19
Live Trivia Mon, Dec 19, 2022 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Trivia Night

Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards.   Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

 

1st Place - $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place - $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place - $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Dec 22
Dan Reisen Thu, Dec 22, 2022 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Dan Reisen

Dan Reisen is a local acoustic and vocal artist from Valparaiso, Indiana. Focusing on genres such as classic rock/easy listening, blues and indie folk, Reisen has advanced his music career over the past 10 years exponentially. Playing all over Northwest Indiana, parts of Michigan and reaching into Illinois, Dan Reisen has made his mark as a local musician and is passionate about performing.

Dec 23
The Hipposonics Fri, Dec 23, 2022 | 10:00PM
Kankakee Grille
The Hipposonics

The Hipposonics deliver music with a full dose of energy and passion making each song a tribute to the original artist.  Covering music from bands including Foreigner, Bruno Mars, Loverboy, and so many more, this band will keep you asking "What's Next?"

Dec 23
DJ Jelliefish Fri, Dec 23, 2022 | 10:00PM
C Bar
DJ JellieFish

Former On Air Radio Personality, current voice over and production specialist. "From Hip Hop, Rock to Pop and everything else in between. He'll sting ya with the hits! Mixing and blending the songs you know and love best for a good vibes only night.

Dec 24
Mike Talbot Sat, Dec 24, 2022 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Mike Talbot

Mike has played over 1,000 live shows, including opening for “Styx” and “Kansas”. Mike is known for having one of the most extensive "covers" repertoires spanning over six decades of some of the best loved classics. From Louis Armstrong to Coldplay, Johnny Cash to Pearl Jam, Mike's energy and love of music transcends style or genre. Mike is a finely seasoned performer who delivers an unforgettable performance each and every time he takes the stage.

Dec 25
Michael Reed Sun, Dec 25, 2022 | 5:00PM
C Bar
guitar

Covers of your favorite hits by Michael Reed. 

Dec 25
Backbeat Sun, Dec 25, 2022 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
backbeat logo

BACKBEAT is a solo acoustic act featuring Chicagoland musician, Joshua Patrick, who blends an eclectic mix of his own personal musical influences that range from modern rock to rock and roll’s earliest days. His crowd-pleasing performances include popular singalongs from genres throughout multiple decades including pop, rock, grunge, Motown, country, and classics.

Dec 26
Live Trivia Mon, Dec 26, 2022 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Trivia Night

Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards. Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

 

1st Place - $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place - $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place - $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Dec 29
Darryl Buchanan Thu, Dec 29, 2022 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Darryl Buchanan

Darryl Buchanan toured the globe for over 20 years as a musician. While growing up in South Bend, IN, at age 17 he was discovered by the legendary Motown recording artist Jr. “Shotgun” Walker and started doing world tours in the early 1980’s. Throughout his musical career he toured with many legendary groups including, The Temptations, Grammy Award winner Richard Street, former legendary James Brown band director Trombonist Fred Wesley of the JB’s, and the Motown Revue. In 1993 while a member of the Jr. Walker's band, Darryl had the honor to perform at President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ball.

Darryl has also performed on numerous TV shows including NBC’s Saturday Night Live and has performed at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. Growing up in a family of talented singers and musicians, Darryl first started playing the bass and guitar at age 12. Years later Darryl also advanced his musical skills to the keyboards. Influenced by musician legends like George Benson, James Jamerson and Carlos Santana, Darryl’s explosive bass and guitar solos are always a crowd pleaser! His musical gifts and stage persona has earned him popularity with diverse crowds.

His smooth vocal style fits the legendary sounds of artist like Smokey Robinson and Al Green. Darryl Buchanan is currently producing R&B, Pop and Gospel music with various artist. On August 29, 2009 Darryl was awarded the certificate of recognition by then city of South Bend, IN, Mayor Stephen J Lueke, for his 30 years in music and his accomplishments. Darryl Buchanan also continues to perform with his talented music group "Darryl Buchanan's Soul Motown Allstars”.

Dec 30
DJ Jelliefish Fri, Dec 30, 2022 | 10:00PM
C Bar
DJ JellieFish

Former On Air Radio Personality, current voice over and production specialist. "From Hip Hop, Rock to Pop and everything else in between. He'll sting ya with the hits! Mixing and blending the songs you know and love best for a good vibes only night.

Dec 30
The Crawpuppies Fri, Dec 30, 2022 | 10:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Teh Crawpuppies

No, The Crawpuppies are not a cajun band or anything like it. They are one of the most solid original / cover pop rock bands you'll ever come across. Hailing from Northwest Indiana, these veteran rockers have been entertaining audiences of all ages, sizes, and tastes since 1995. From festivals, to weddings, to bar gigs, these guys can do something for everyone.

Please note: Entertainment location is subject to change to the Kankakee Live stage during inclement weather.

Dec 31
Dan Reisen Sat, Dec 31, 2022 | 6:00PM
C Bar
Dan Reisen

Dan Reisen is a local acoustic and vocal artist from Valparaiso, Indiana. Focusing on genres such as classic rock/easy listening, blues and indie folk, Reisen has advanced his music career over the past 10 years exponentially. Playing all over Northwest Indiana, parts of Michigan and reaching into Illinois, Dan Reisen has made his mark as a local musician and is passionate about performing.

Dec 31
Imphormal Sat, Dec 31, 2022 | 7:00PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
imphormal

Mike DeHays is Imphormal, playing electric cello covers of pop and classic rock hits and more.

Dec 31
The 1985 Sat, Dec 31, 2022 | 10:00PM
Kankakee Grille
the 1985

The 1985 is a five-member band from South Bend, IN. Featuring the best of retro rock, pop, new wave and metal from the 1980’s, these guys bring an immersive TOTALLY 80’s experience!

Dec 31
DJ H2 Sat, Dec 31, 2022 | 10:00PM
C Bar
DJ H2

DJ H2 is one of Michiana’s most creative and inventive DJs. His high energy sound instantly transports you to your happy place. DJ H2 has entertained all across Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan. With his special styles of mixing his career has let him entertain for dignitaries, politicians and artists from all walks of life. His music expertise covers all styles, but he specializes in dance music.

Feb 24
Buddy Guy "Damn Right Farewell' Tour Fri, Feb 24, 2023 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center
Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy celebrates his seventh #1 album THE BLUES DON’T LIE, released via Silvertone/RCA Records. Along with it, he bids adieu to extensive touring, with the upcoming 2023 Damn Right Farewell Tour, kicking off February 17, 2023. 

Guy’s Damn Right Farewell tour will see The Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner performing hits from throughout his career, in addition to his new #1 album.  Amid his core classics you’ll hear new fan favorites from the project, including “Gunsmoke Blues” ft. Jason Isbell, the forever timely and spellbinding “We Go Back” with Mavis Staples, and a harmonious collaboration with James Taylor on “Follow the Money.”

The follow up to his sixth Billboard #1 album The Blues Is Alive And Well, the Blues Album chart-topper reunited with his Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge, who rejoins him on tour, to bring audience members even more emotionally-charged music with even more bone-chilling hard earned lyrics and lessons that continue to garner critical recognition and praise.

THE BLUES DON’T LIE is Buddy Guy’s follow up to his 2018 Billboard #1 Blues Album Chart lead THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL, which debuted at #1, making it his thirteenth Top 10 Billboard Blues album. Always a welcomed return to music, he won “Best Blues Album” at the 2019 Grammy Awards.  This all followed his 2015 album Born To Play Guitar, which also debuted at #1on Billboard’s Top Blues Album charts and won “Best Blues Album” at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released.  Career highlights include 8 Grammy Awards, 38 Blues Music Awards, the most any artist has had, a Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards' Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.

At 86 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world with performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater and more.

Mar 17
Jay Leno Fri, Mar 17, 2023 | 9:00PM Tickets on sale Friday,October 28, 2022
Silver Creek Event Center

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” 

Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – he never lost a ratings year in which he served as host.

Leno, currently produces and is host of the CNBC Television series “JAY LENO’S GARAGE” now in its fifth season.  “Jay Leno’s Garage” explores the world of cars, never forgetting that it’s the people behind the wheel who provide the real stories.  The series debuted in October 2015 and delivered CNBC’s most-watched first season in network history.  New episodes of “JAY LENO’S GARAGE” can be viewed on CNBC throughout the year.

The show is an outgrowth of JAY LENOS GARAGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL which Leno produces and has an international following on the Web and has garnered several Emmy Awards and nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs.

His new product line JAY LENO’S GARAGE ADVANCED VEHICLE CARE launched in December of 2016 and has been well received by the Automotive Industry worldwide.  The products are available at www.lenosgarage.com.

Along with his CNBC show Jay is currently on air with various other television series, including “Last Man Standing.”  When he’s not on TV, Leno performs more than 100 stand-up shows annually across the country and internationally; participates in numerous charity and corporate events, does voice-overs for animated series, pens children’s books, and writes a monthly column in various automotive magazines.  And in his “spare” time (as if he has any), he enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.  In fact, he has built a number of cars, including an acclaimed eco-car in his eco-friendly green garage.

Leno is the recipient of many honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize, recipient of the Patriot Award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.

He and his wife Mavis, an ardent human rights activist, live in Los Angeles.

Mar 24
REO Speedwagon Fri, Mar 24, 2023 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of worldwide hit singles.  The group’s landmark album, “Hi Infidelity,” spent 15 weeks in the number one slot and went on to earn nine-times certified platinum sales.  Thirty–plus years since that release, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences with fan favorites such as “Keep On Loving You,” “In Your Letter,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It On the Run,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” and more.  More information about REO Speedwagon is available at www.speedwagon.com.

Apr 21
Tesla Fri, Apr 21, 2023 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center

TESLA may have been born in the mid 80s eruption of leather, spandex, and big hair, but this band has never been about those things.  Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith.

TESLA’s 1986 platinum debut album, Mechanical Resonance, produced iconic hard rock hits, “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.”  1989’s The Great Radio Controversy brought in rock favorite “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)” and poignant ballad, “Love Song”.  In 1990, TESLA helped reshape the face of modern hard rock music by stripping down to the Five Man Acoustical Jam, a loose, informal collection of their biggest hits peppered with rock and roll classics by the Beatles, Stones, and others, such as their most popular single, a cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.”

Another platinum album, Psychotic Supper, was released in 1991 and as the early 90s gave way to Seattle’s grunge wave, TESLA, unlike many other bands of their era, managed to keep pushing forward thanks to loyal fans and their ever-present unpretentious approach to craft.  After a worldwide arena tour as headliners, they released Bust a Nut in 1994.  Then, internal band conflicts shut everything down until 2000.

After a brief break, they exploded back onto the scene with a sold-out hometown show at the Arco Arena in Sacramento.  TESLA was back, on their own terms.  They started their own label and released their own music. The fans had never gone away, and TESLA was still selling hundreds of thousands of albums.  Since then, they have continued to release new original music, live sets, and more.  They are as productive as they have ever been.

TESLA has endured many of the same taste-changing challenges that affected many in the post-grunge world, but through it all, their blue-collar work ethic and dedication to the faithful fan base has helped them not just survive but thrive.  TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world.  As comfortable, rugged, and dependable as your favorite pair of boots, they endure.  TESLA is a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll.

May 19
Chicago Fri, May 19, 2023 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center

Earlier this year, Chicago announced their 38th studio album, BORN FOR THIS MOMENT, which arrived on July 15 via BMG on the heels of the previously released single “If This is Goodbye,” now climbing the charts of radio.  Featuring the signature sounds Chicago fans have come to love, BORN FOR THIS MOMENT, produced by Joe Thomas, captures the true heart of this legendary band.  Over the entire course of 14 vibrant new songs, BORN FOR THIS MOMENT encapsulates the unique blend of award-winning and personal songwriting, multilayered harmonic vocalizations, and world-class arrangements that have been electrifying audiences across the globe for decades.

On September 30, 2022, Gravitas Ventures released Chicago’s documentary “The Last Band on Stage” directed by Peter Curtis Pardini and narrated by the band’s longtime friend and actor Joe Mantegna.  On March 14, 2020 Chicago was the last band playing in the U.S. as COVID lockdowns began.  The Last Band on Stage tells the incredible story of how the 55 year-old band survived a pandemic that stopped the world in its tracks.

“Chicago has faced many obstacles in lasting 55 years, but the pandemic was possibly their greatest challenge.  I’m excited for people to see the story of how they got back to the stage to continue performing,” said director Peter Curtis Pardini.  “We’re excited to be bringing The Last Band on Stage to audiences worldwide.  This funny and informative documentary offers an inside look at how the legendary band Chicago were able to produce content even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gravitas Ventures’ Acquisition Coordinator, Mackenzie Maguire.

 Hailed as one of the most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Top 125 Artists Of All Time.  And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS.  The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award ceremony and tribute concert celebrating the honorees was held in 2020.

Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  This was their first nomination.  They’ve been eligible since 1994.  A long time coming!

Chicago's first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014.  Chicago managed to fuse pop, rock and jazz together perfectly in this double album.

Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.  These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Feelin' Stronger Every Day,” “Make Me Smile,” and many others.

The International Trombone Association presented its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to James Pankow. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the trombone profession over a long career.

Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, Founding Artists of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities.  Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles.  An incredible 25 of their 38 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 48 gold and platinum awards.

Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year.  The original three band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone.  The band line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Tony Obrohta on guitar, Loren Gold on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Eric Baines on bass and Ramon "Ray" Yslas on percussion.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations.  2023 marks the band’s 56th consecutive year of touring!

Chicago continues to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.

Some of Chicago’s hits include:

 Make Me Smile               Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

25 or 6 to 4                       Saturday In The Park

Beginnings                        Questions 67 and 68

Happy Man                       (I've Been) Searchin' So Long

Street Player                     Introduction

Old Days                            Free

Just You 'N' Me                Feelin' Stronger Every Day

If You Leave Me Now    Hard To Say I'm Sorry

Look Away                        Wake Up Sunshine

Hard Habit To Break    Baby, What A Big Surprise

Colour My World           Another Rainy Day In New York City

Call On Me                        Dialogue (Part I and II)

I'm A Man                          You're The Inspiration 

More information on Chicago can be found at www.chicagotheband.com, Facebook@Chicago.Official, Twitter@chicagotheband, and Instagram@chicagotheband.

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