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Jun 17
Linz & Cello Thu, Jun 17, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Linz & Cello

Linsay Kelly And Mike Cello have been playing together for several years. They both currently live in the South Bend area and play in several different bands like “The LowLifes” And “Get It Back”. 

Jun 18
After Ours Fri, Jun 18, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
after ours

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.

Jun 18
Don Savoie Fri, Jun 18, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Don Savoie

Don Savoie is the original blue-eyed soul rock and pop artist, music professor, dad, and all-round rocker. Don’s sound transcends generations with contagious originals and covers. Performing from Detroit to the 1980 Olympics, and everywhere in between, Don Savoie has been sharing the stage with some of the greatest musical icons throughout the genres.

Jun 19
Brian Allison Sat, Jun 19, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Brian Allison

Brian Allison is a full time singer/songwriter from Chicago and is a culmination of vast musical influences to create an experience that is equal parts unique, fresh, and accessible to all listeners.

Jun 19
Joe Laureano Sat, Jun 19, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Joe laureano

Joe Laureano has been performing rock-&-roll professionally his entire adult life. A graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Music Theory & Composition, Joe got his start in dueling pianos at the age of 19. He is well known all across the country and has performed from Miami to Seattle, and from Baltimore to San Diego. 

The ability to read a room comes naturally to Joe. He knows when and how to create a chill, relaxed ambiance during the dinner hour, and when it is time to kick it into gear and lead a raucous party. Joe has an impressive repertoire of 1,000+ songs, spanning more than seven decades of music: standards, oldies, classic rock, pop, new age, country, Top 40, adult contemporary, alternative, and hard rock.

Jun 20
Tim Velez Sun, Jun 20, 2021 | 4:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Tim Velez

Tim was born and raised in SW Michigan. As a young boy he was greatly influenced by two of his uncles who played flamenco guitar. He would listen for hours as they played the old Spanish ballads from Puerto Rico. His uncle gave him a guitar at 13 years old and Tim was hooked.


From age 15 on, Tim played solo and with various rock bands. He has attended the Front Porch Music school in Valparaiso, Indiana as well as a number of classes ranging from piano and theory to vocal studies and master guitar.


Tim plays different shows from festivals, concerts, supper clubs, pubs and cafes. He is known for his 70's & 80's style and features the music of various artists, like: Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, America, Poco, Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, Cat Stevens, CSNY, Van Morrison, Jim Croce, John Denver, Paul Simon, John Fogerty, etc.

Jun 24
Chad Thompson Thu, Jun 24, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille

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.

Jun 25
Buddy Pearson Fri, Jun 25, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Buddy Pearson

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.

Jun 25
Donald Neale Fri, Jun 25, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Donald Neale

Performing smooth hits in an unforgettable piano performance.

Jun 26
Sidestreets Sat, Jun 26, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Sidestreets

Sidestreets is a trio from the Chicagoland/NWI area playing all of your favorite covers from classic rock to today’s contemporary music.

Jun 26
Amr Fahmy Sat, Jun 26, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Amr Fahmy

Originally from Krakow, Poland. Amr Fahmy is a graduate of Karlowicz Music School and DePaul University.  While still in high school, Marcin was one of only two pianists in the country chosen to play in the Grammy All-American Jazz Ensembles. Since then he was also invited to perform at the 1997 Grammy Awards, shared the stage with Gary Peacock, Peter Erskine and many others, and he is currently one of the most sought-after pianists performing in Chicago

Jun 27
Imphormal Sun, Jun 27, 2021 | 4:00PM
Kankakee Grille
imphormal

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

Jun 27
Live Trivia Sun, Jun 27, 2021 | 7:30PM
Kankakee Grille
Trivia Night

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

Jul 01
Party Guys Dueling Pianos Thu, Jul 01, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Party Guys Dueling Pianos

With a vast experience in successful cover bands, original music, musical theater, and dueling pianos; Jason and Brendan bring a unique blend of music to provide a diverse evening of music. This show is all about you and totally driven by your requests.

Jul 02
Dan Geib Fri, Jul 02, 2021 | 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.

Jul 03
The Juniors Sat, Jul 03, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
The Juniors

The Juniors are an acoustic guitar duo comprised of lifelong friends, Chris Bolint Jr. & Billy Cox Jr. (hence, the name). Growing up playing music alongside each other in various projects and bands, they have over 20 years of musical experience together which allows them to bring a unique and authentic feeling to any venue they play. Performing covers from all decades they pride themselves in playing a wide array of material that will keep listeners entertained. From Beatles to Foo Fighters, from Aerosmith to Johnny Cash you’ll hear the best of every generation!

Jul 03
Chad Thompson Sat, Jul 03, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse

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.

Jul 04
Chad Thompson Sun, Jul 04, 2021 | 4:00PM
Kankakee Grille

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.

Jul 08
Dan Reisen Thu, Jul 08, 2021 | 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.

Jul 09
Chris Behre Fri, Jul 09, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Chris Behre

Chris Behre is a regional Michiana singer/songwriter who soulfully performs/sings classic songs on guitar. Originally born in New York, Chris’ father took a job in Europe, therefore, relocating the family to Brussels, Belgium until Chris was 10.


Following Belgium, Chris and his family moved back to the states to South Bend, Indiana where Chicago radio exposed him to great music of the 60ʼs and 70ʼs.


Whether telling a story in one of his originals, singing a favorite cover, or performing an electric set, Chris Behre is able to move an audience while bringing an experience to whomever is listening. 

Jul 09
Matt Martino Fri, Jul 09, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
matt martino

Those of you who already know Matt Martino from his days in Music City are familiar with his catchy, blue-eyed soul playing style and engaging personality. For those of you who are just discovering Mr. Martino, you've found him at the right time.  After cutting his teeth in Nashville amongst some of the best musicians in the country, Matt is now moving forward as a solo artist who can grab the attention of any crowd in any room and not let go.

Jul 10
Double Deal Sat, Jul 10, 2021 | 6:00PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
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.

Jul 10
Matt Martino Sat, Jul 10, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
matt martino

Those of you who already know Matt Martino from his days in Music City are familiar with his catchy, blue-eyed soul playing style and engaging personality. For those of you who are just discovering Mr. Martino, you've found him at the right time.  After cutting his teeth in Nashville amongst some of the best musicians in the country, Matt is now moving forward as a solo artist who can grab the attention of any crowd in any room and not let go.

Jul 11
Live Trivia Tournament Sun, Jul 11, 2021 | 7:30PM
Kankakee Grille
Trivia Night

Tonight is the regional semifinal event for the 2021 January-June Live Trivia tournament. This is open to invited teams only, and will bring in 10 of the top teams from our region to battle it out.

Jul 15
80/90 Thu, Jul 15, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
80/90

80/90 is an acoustic male/female (Dan & Lisa Vukmirovich) duo bringing you the best of the 80s and 90s! We create original arrangements of many classic songs and love bringing a new spin to the typical "acoustic duo" set up with fun audience interaction, costumes and sing-a-longs!

Jul 16
Rob Yocom Fri, Jul 16, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Rob Yocom

Playing your favorite hits in a thrilling acoustic performance.

Jul 16
Don Savoie Fri, Jul 16, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Don Savoie

Don Savoie is the original blue-eyed soul rock and pop artist, music professor, dad, and all-round rocker. Don’s sound transcends generations with contagious originals and covers. Performing from Detroit to the 1980 Olympics, and everywhere in between, Don Savoie has been sharing the stage with some of the greatest musical icons throughout the genres.

 

Jul 17
Foster & Lewis Sat, Jul 17, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
fester & Lewis

We play music. The best classic hits and today's chart toppers. Get ready for a thrilling performance of the greatest music.

Jul 17
Amr Fahmy Sat, Jul 17, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Amr Fahmy

Originally from Krakow, Poland. Amr Fahmy is a graduate of Karlowicz Music School and DePaul University.  While still in high school, Marcin was one of only two pianists in the country chosen to play in the Grammy All-American Jazz Ensembles. Since then he was also invited to perform at the 1997 Grammy Awards, shared the stage with Gary Peacock, Peter Erskine and many others, and he is currently one of the most sought-after pianists performing in Chicago

Jul 18
Imphormal Sun, Jul 18, 2021 | 4:00PM
Kankakee Grille
imphormal

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

Jul 18
Live Trivia Sun, Jul 18, 2021 | 7:30PM
Kankakee Grille
Trivia Night

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

Jul 22
Chad Thompson Thu, Jul 22, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille

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.

Jul 23
Darryl Buchanan Fri, Jul 23, 2021 | 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”.

Jul 23
Chad Thompson Fri, Jul 23, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse

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.

Jul 24
Chris Behre Sat, Jul 24, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Chris Behre

Chris Behre is a regional Michiana singer/songwriter who soulfully performs/sings classic songs on guitar. Originally born in New York, Chris’ father took a job in Europe, therefore, relocating the family to Brussels, Belgium until Chris was 10.


Following Belgium, Chris and his family moved back to the states to South Bend, Indiana where Chicago radio exposed him to great music of the 60ʼs and 70ʼs.


Whether telling a story in one of his originals, singing a favorite cover, or performing an electric set, Chris Behre is able to move an audience while bringing an experience to whomever is listening. 

Jul 24
Donald Neale Sat, Jul 24, 2021 | 6:30PM
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Donald Neale

Performing smooth hits in an unforgettable piano performance.

Jul 25
Eli Kahn Sun, Jul 25, 2021 | 4:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Eli Kahn

Eli Kahn is a guitarist, beat-maker, & improviser from South Bend, IN. Having performed for over 10 years with his original projects such as sobriquet, The B.E.A.T. & After Ours, he has honed his craft with layers & composition to create a unique instrumental sound. Through the use of looping, beat machines, & a custom 7-string hybrid guitar, he is able to paint landscapes with head-nod inducing rhythms, grooving bass lines & melodic guitar parts that blend together seamlessly.

Jul 25
Live Trivia Sun, Jul 25, 2021 | 7:30PM
Kankakee Grille
Trivia Night

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

Jul 29
CheckMark Sallie Thu, Jul 29, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Checkmark Sallie

Checkmark Sallie an acoustics duo featuring Sallie Pierpont on vocals and Mark Tavallali on acoustic guitars and vocals. Sallie and Mark also are band members in the some of the area's top bands in the Michiana club scene for many years. Checkmark Sallie plays it all from Classic Rock, Soul, Blues, Country, Pop, Alternative, and everything in between. They put their own acoustic twist on songs to make them sound new and fresh and you'll fall in love with these songs all over again.

Jul 30
AD3 Acoustic Trio Fri, Jul 30, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
AD3 Acoustic Trip

AD3 Acoustic Trio is comprised of Adam Domain on vocals, featuring guest musicians on acoustic guitar and cajón, playing covers from varied genres.

Jul 31
Brian Allison Sat, Jul 31, 2021 | 6:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Brian Allison

Brian Allison is a full time singer/songwriter from Chicago and is a culmination of vast musical influences to create an experience that is equal parts unique, fresh, and accessible to all listeners.

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