Live Music

Jul
22
7:00 pm19:00

Make it a Double

Sharing the love of music on all frontiers from jam to newgrass, Mark Frystak (Vocals/Guitar) and Hayley Skreens (Vocals/Banjo) weld together to form Make it a Double! Inspired by the reinvention of their favorite tunes alongside heartfelt originals, they offer a sound that showcases their spirits as singers while remaining true to their acoustic roots with a strictly string instrumentation and single mic setup. Sure to bring a smile to your face, together they encourage an atmosphere that is both energized and inviting similar to that of their weekly collaboration with friends in the Bluegrass Sundaze event series.

Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Sam Wyatt

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month to hear the incredibly talented Sam Wyatt on piano.

Samuel Wyatt, a Chicago native, has been creating music for various projects for the last 15 years. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Jazz piano in 2008, Samuel went on to write and produce 2 albums for his band Wyatt. Following the break up of that group in 2010, he joined the band Train Company, releasing two albums and touring the country extensively. During his time with Train Company, they opened for Blues Traveler and The Counting Crows on seperate occasions at the Chicago House Of Blues. Once that group disbanded in 2015, He turned his main focus to writing/producing songs for other Artists and composing for different media in his own studio. However when not writing, he can still be seen across Chicagoland performing with different acts as a keyboardist and vocalist. He is excited to be bringing his own style of piano jazz to Vintage 53!

Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Kevin Presbrey

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.

Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Afternoon Logic

Afternoon Logic is the side project of Pam Deethardt and Dave Purdy from TrioLife. Have no fear - TrioLife is still very much alive and well. This is simply for those performances that might be a bit smaller and can't accommodate the trio. However, we'll still bring you that same eclectic spin on everything from rock to country to hiphop and beyond!


Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Unscheduled Tour

Guitar, keyboards, vocal harmony, and fun! Audry & Greg playing your favorites from the 60's, 70's, 80's.

Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Noah Gabriel

Honesty is where the best songs come from, and a decade ago - within the first lines of the first song from his very first album, no less - Noah Gabriel was already making that abundantly clear. "I don't know what to say, but I won't turn away," from the appropriately-titled "Pride," ushered Gabriel into the Chicago roots-rock scene, crafting his own blend of amiable roots-rock that pulls equally from fiery blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn or BB King and wry folk witticisms a la Lucinda Williams or Ryan Adams.

Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Dina Bach

As a singer, songwriter, and pianist, Dina focuses on pop and country-pop where her warm vocals and playfully evocative lyrics entertain listeners and audiences alike. Her musical influences range from Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones to Carol King and Frank Sinatra. 

Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Drew Clausen

Drew Clausen is a singer and acoustic guitar player in the Greater Chicago area. He specializes in creative arrangements of new country and rock cover songs from artists such as Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and The Eagles.

Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

Brian Allison

Brian Allison has been singing and playing guitar for 18+ years. Brian's music career started in a duo with his father Mark Allison. Mark Allison passed away in 2013. Brian's father instilled a passion and love for playing and writing music that will never fade.

Brian started a band called Redfield and recorded an album "Back In The Middle" in 2014. Brian's band has been playing all over Chicago for 4 years, anywhere from House Of Blues Chicago to small intimate house shows. Brian has recently decided to pursue a solo career allowing more opportunities to push his original music and play as a solo act, while also having a full band.

Jul
1
7:00 pm19:00

Jim Green

This Chicago native creates enchanting new age finger-style instrumentals to percussively driven solo acoustic guitar folk/rock songs utilizing percussive rhythms, harmonics, and tapping with a piano-like approach that is both musically and visually stimulating.

Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Jim Green

This Chicago native creates enchanting new age finger-style instrumentals to percussively driven solo acoustic guitar folk/rock songs utilizing percussive rhythms, harmonics, and tapping with a piano-like approach that is both musically and visually stimulating.

Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Sam Wyatt

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month to hear the incredibly talented Sam Wyatt on piano.

Samuel Wyatt, a Chicago native, has been creating music for various projects for the last 15 years. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Jazz piano in 2008, Samuel went on to write and produce 2 albums for his band Wyatt. Following the break up of that group in 2010, he joined the band Train Company, releasing two albums and touring the country extensively. During his time with Train Company, they opened for Blues Traveler and The Counting Crows on seperate occasions at the Chicago House Of Blues. Once that group disbanded in 2015, He turned his main focus to writing/producing songs for other Artists and composing for different media in his own studio. However when not writing, he can still be seen across Chicagoland performing with different acts as a keyboardist and vocalist. He is excited to be bringing his own style of piano jazz to Vintage 53!

Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

John Boda

Acoustic guitar wizardry with great vocals.  Pop-Rock classics to current R&B / Jazz standards / Blues / & more.  John Boda & Acoustic Boomerang is a dynamic one man groove machine of acoustic guitar/vocals and an amazing Boomerang Digital Phrase Sampler which allows for live looping and jams making every song a special different jam which fades into the next.

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

The Jack Macklin Trio

The Jack Macklin trio showcases some of Chicagoland's most talented young musicians. It features a warm sound and energetic vibe that's perfect for any venue or volume level. With a focus on improvisation, their jazz-based repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles and genres, offering a little something for everyone.

Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Gregory Hyde

Gregory Hyde has toured the U.S., had his songs placed in award-winning films, documentaries, & shows, sold over 7,000 copies of his independently produced albums, and garnered a Billboard Music Songwriting Award. Gregory has toured with and shared the stage as an opening artist for such notable performers as Jim Gaffigan, 10,000 Maniacs, Sister Hazel, Gin Blossoms, and many others.

“First-class pop rock centered on accessible song arrangement and big choruses …seasoned songwriting and near-perfect melodic rock primed for the masses.” – VOX Magazine

Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Drew Clausen

Drew Clausen is a singer and acoustic guitar player in the Greater Chicago area. He specializes in creative arrangements of new country and rock cover songs from artists such as Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and The Eagles.

Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Dina Bach

As a singer, songwriter, and pianist, Dina focuses on pop and country-pop where her warm vocals and playfully evocative lyrics entertain listeners and audiences alike. Her musical influences range from Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones to Carol King and Frank Sinatra. 

Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

The Dog & Pony Show

They're back! 

Three guys, two acoustic guitars, percussion, and three part harmonies.  Singing the songs you know and love, so you can sing along.

Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Jake Mack

Jake Mack is an Americana and blues-based Rock artist out of Chicagoland specializing in original material and select covers. Heavily influenced by artists like The Who, Chris Whitley, Jason Isbell, and Sam & Dave, he ties these diverse styles together to create music that is gritty and soulful, yet at times, cleanly defined and refined.

May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Sam Wyatt

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month to hear the incredibly talented Sam Wyatt on piano.

Samuel Wyatt, a Chicago native, has been creating music for various projects for the last 15 years. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Jazz piano in 2008, Samuel went on to write and produce 2 albums for his band Wyatt. Following the break up of that group in 2010, he joined the band Train Company, releasing two albums and touring the country extensively. During his time with Train Company, they opened for Blues Traveler and The Counting Crows on seperate occasions at the Chicago House Of Blues. Once that group disbanded in 2015, He turned his main focus to writing/producing songs for other Artists and composing for different media in his own studio. However when not writing, he can still be seen across Chicagoland performing with different acts as a keyboardist and vocalist. He is excited to be bringing his own style of piano jazz to Vintage 53!

May
27
7:00 pm19:00

Jon Conover

Vocally, you will hear an eclectic blend of rock, country, blues and soul that reflects the diverse influences of his Mid-Western roots. The lyrics to each of his songs are meant to inspire hope and provoke thought.

May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Noah Gabriel

Honesty is where the best songs come from, and a decade ago - within the first lines of the first song from his very first album, no less - Noah Gabriel was already making that abundantly clear. "I don't know what to say, but I won't turn away," from the appropriately-titled "Pride," ushered Gabriel into the Chicago roots-rock scene, crafting his own blend of amiable roots-rock that pulls equally from fiery blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn or BB King and wry folk witticisms a la Lucinda Williams or Ryan Adams.

May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Dave Eno

Embracing the smooth rockin' jazz genre, music lovers have been enjoying Dave's tasty riffs, played along with an impressive library of fully orchestrated sound tracks.  Dave combines his many influences into an awesome solo perfoamance of Smooth Rockin' Jazz. 

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Jake Mack

Jake Mack is an Americana and blues-based Rock artist out of Chicagoland specializing in original material and select covers. Heavily influenced by artists like The Who, Chris Whitley, Jason Isbell, and Sam & Dave, he ties these diverse styles together to create music that is gritty and soulful, yet at times, cleanly defined and refined. 

May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Marty Lombardo & Don Mills

Local musicians Marty "Martino" Lombardo (piano) and Don Mills (vocals) team up as a duo to perform classic rock and pop favorites. Marty has performed in bands such as Hi Infidelity and 16 Candles. Don is founding member of The Blind Roosevelts and Vertical Jam. Get ready to sing along and have some fun.

May
12
7:00 pm19:00

The Jack Macklin Trio

The Jack Macklin trio showcases some of Chicagoland's most talented young musicians. It features a warm sound and energetic vibe that's perfect for any venue or volume level. With a focus on improvisation, their jazz-based repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles and genres, offering a little something for everyone.

May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Drew Clausen

Drew Clausen is a singer and acoustic guitar player in the Greater Chicago area. He specializes in creative arrangements of new country and rock cover songs from artists such as Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and The Eagles. Drew often performs solo but also offers an acoustic trio and full 6-piece band.