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Kankakee Bar

Kankakee Grille Bar

Experience the excitement all around you at the Kankakee Grille Bar. Stop by for a game, a bite and a brew with friends and family and sip on a large selection of craft beers and an approachable wine list.

Hours

Wed - Thu 5pm - Midnight
Fri - Sun 4pm - Midnight

Closed Monday - Tuesday

 

Entertainment

After Ours
April 15
6:00 pm
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After Ours is a self-described “head-nod-jazz” duo from South Bend, IN comprised of Eli Kahn (7-string guitars & madness) & Arthur Schroeder (drum set) with a unique approach to improvisation & dynamic range.

Having worked together for 9+ years as the rhythm section in different groups, the two musicians have developed a tight chemistry that translates to their original music & interpretations of contemporary tunes.

Kody Bryant
April 16
6:00 pm
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Kody is a young musician with a passion for connecting music and emotion. he uses his sultry voice and range to pull you in with slow ballads, fast hits and the truth of country music!

Michael Paterson
April 17
6:00 pm
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Having distinguished himself as a popular crowd engaging acoustic artist, Billboard Award Michael Paterson brings his high energy, crowd engaging show to, from Bon Jovi to The Beatles and Chicago to Keith Urban. Michael will take you on a musical Journey sure to have you singing along.

Makena Hartlin
April 18
4:00 pm
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Makena Hartlin is a vocal powerhouse who started professionally performing at age 18.  Taking inspiration from influences with sophistication and artistry such as Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone, and combining it with the power and passion of pop divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, she creates an intimate and captivating sound.  After writing nearly a hundred songs, she released a 6 song EP in 2014 with renowned record producer and engineer Neil Kernon (Hall & Oates, Elton John, Linda Rondstat) at the age of 20.   She is currently working with Neil again to release a full album in 2018.  

Live Trivia
April 18
7:30 pm
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Each Sunday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille South Bend, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards.  Teams are currently limited to four 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.  Masks will be required when leaving tables to turn in answer sheets and single-use pencils will be issued.

 

1st Place - $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place - $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place - $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Chad Thompson
April 22
6:00 pm
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Adding smooth jazz vocal stylings to a variety of genres, Chad Thompson enjoys an interactive crowd which often finds itself singing along to covers of Garth Brooks, Zac Brown Band, Neil Diamond & Billy Joel.  Previously leading up the original country music bands The Road Home and Local Motive, he shared the stage with bands Exile, Highway 101, Ronnie McDowell & The Eli Young Band.  Now playing solo acoustic venues, Chad enjoys free-forming on keyboard and guitar, and most of all, bringing people together.

Buddy Pearson
April 23
6:00 pm
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Buddy Pearson has been steadily playing bass for 36 of his 47 years. Hailing from a very musically supportive family. Buddy was given his first upright bass at age nine, and, in one way or another, has never looked back. In addition to playing bass nightly for others, national and local, Buddy also puts his guitar skills in a solo setting at weekly performances at several venues, with his own brand of Soul, Pop, and Jazz. Along with playing, Buddy has been teaching all levels of electric and upright bass privately for the last 20 years, currently teaching at South Bend's The Music Village.

Backbeat
April 24
6:00 pm
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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.

Mike Struwin
April 25
4:00 pm
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Incorporating myriad genres, including Alt-country/Americana/Roots/Rock/Memphis Soul and even Reggae, this Michigan born artist has forged a truly unique style all his own.
With eight self-produced all original CD’s under his belt, Mike Struwin proves to be a gifted and prolific songwriter. Struwin’s music has received national acclaim, with soundtrack placement in two independent features.

Live Trivia
April 25
7:30 pm
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Each Sunday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille South Bend, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards.  Teams are currently limited to four 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.  Masks will be required when leaving tables to turn in answer sheets and single-use pencils will be issued.

 

1st Place - $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place - $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place - $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Darryl Buchanan
April 29
6:00 pm
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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”.

Chris Burch
April 30
6:00 pm
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Chris Burch is an alternative rock influenced artist who has been performing to audiences across the country. Using a guitar as the spill canvas for his sharp song-writing, raw vocal appeal, and bravely fresh sound, Chris delivers his songs with a reckless intensity that sets him apart from his contemporaries. 

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