Live Music

Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Gritman & Moran

Heather Moran has performed regionally, nationally and in the Chicagoland area for the last decade.  She attended college at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Colorado-Boulder and Columbia College. She also studied at Second City theater in Chicago.  To keep up her jazz chops, she recently opened for Bob Newhart with a fullorchestra to a sold-out Chicago theater.

Steve Gritman has been performing in central Illinois and eastern Iowa for the last twenty years on guitar, violin, ukulele, & mandolin. Steve has performed with countless acts playing contemporary music, jazz and classical-most recently as the violinist for the Adagio Trio throughout central and eastern Iowa. As a newcomer to the Chicago area music scene, his diverse musical background and multi instrumental capability allows him to play a wide variety of music for nearly all occasions.

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Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

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

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Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Brent Brown

As one of the most prominent up and coming artists from Chicago, Brent Brown pours everything into his music. It is his passion in life and a way for him to spread positivity into the world around him. Brent’s music is influenced by some of his favorite artists including the Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Johnson and Otis Redding. He is a versatile musician who sings, plays guitar, bass, drums and dabbles on the keys. Originally from Naperville, he is an accomplished producer with 8 albums to his name.

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Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Henry JBC

Henry JBC is a unique acoustic performer from the suburbs of Chicago. He uses a solo dueling pianos style format, an entire show that is by request. The audience is encouraged to write down requests and put them in a jar in front of the performance area. In addition to the request format, he also has predetermined set lists for every occasion. Everything from one hit wonders to the legends of music are covered in a three hour set (longer if needed). He will cover anything he can (within reason). He performs both solo and with percussive accompaniment.

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Tiny Country

An almost acoustic trio, Tiny Country, is winning hearts across the midwest with their intriguing song selection and heartfelt original songwriting. Featuring Despina Pafralides on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, the very talented Chris Grant on electric guitar and fiddle, and Kim Sheya on upright bass and vocals. A scenic detour from a familiar road, Tiny Country, takes you through the the twists and turns of Americana music.

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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Nanke

Matthew is a versatile musician and singer/songwriter from Naperville who is stylistically diverse from reggae vibes to country soul. His writing is generally about a great hook and pleasing melody. As the story comes together the song isn’t complete without an ear-catching hook.

Fans enjoy Matthew’s strong use of harmony both vocally and instrumentally. Matthew enjoys writing dense arrangements with a lot of moving parts. His influences include Dispatch, the exit, Rx Bandits, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams and Zac Brown.

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Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Gritman & Moran - 1 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate our 1 year anniversary!

Heather Moran has performed regionally, nationally and in the Chicagoland area for the last decade.  She attended college at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Colorado-Boulder and Columbia College. She also studied at Second City theater in Chicago.  To keep up her jazz chops, she recently opened for Bob Newhart with a fullorchestra to a sold-out Chicago theater.

Steve Gritman has been performing in central Illinois and eastern Iowa for the last twenty years on guitar, violin, ukulele, & mandolin. Steve has performed with countless acts playing contemporary music, jazz and classical-most recently as the violinist for the Adagio Trio throughout central and eastern Iowa. As a newcomer to the Chicago area music scene, his diverse musical background and multi instrumental capability allows him to play a wide variety of music for nearly all occasions. 

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

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

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Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Brent Brown

As one of the most prominent up and coming artists from Chicago, Brent Brown pours everything into his music. It is his passion in life and a way for him to spread positivity into the world around him. Brent’s music is influenced by some of his favorite artists including the Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Johnson and Otis Redding. He is a versatile musician who sings, plays guitar, bass, drums and dabbles on the keys. Originally from Naperville, he is an accomplished producer with 8 albums to his name.

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Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

Mike Silvestri

Michael Silvestri is an American singer/songwriter, guitarist, teacher, & record producer. His own music style emulates folk and rock. He is currently working on his debut self titled record, which plans to be released towards the beginning of 2018.

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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Feb
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!

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Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

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

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

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

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Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Leslie Hunt

Leslie Hunt began her life in the Chicago area, playing piano and singing at the age of four. Through the years, she has performed on many stages in many roles, and has been celebrated all throughout her development as a performer. At the tender age of 19, Leslie was offered a development deal by Sony Records, and taken under the wing of Survivor’s Jim Peterik. The successes continued in a big way when Leslie beat out over 100,000 fellow contestants to secure a spot in American Idol’s Top Ten Female Finalists in 2007, where she repeatedly performed for millions on live TV, earning fans worldwide. Not one to rest on her laurels, Leslie's new record Your Hair Is On Fire, was released under her own label (Ellenel Records) in 2009, and featured the legendary talents of drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Sting) and bassist Vail Johnson (Stevie Nicks, Herbie Hancock). Leslie enjoys running the gamut from subtle to blistering in District 97, and is happy to have such an outlet to showcase her considerable vocal abilities.

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Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Henry JBC

Henry JBC is a unique acoustic performer from the suburbs of Chicago. He uses a solo dueling pianos style format, an entire show that is by request. The audience is encouraged to write down requests and put them in a jar in front of the performance area. In addition to the request format, he also has preplanned set lists for every occasion. Everything from one hit wonders to the legends of music are covered in a three hour set (longer if needed). He will cover anything he can (within reason). He performs both solo and with percussive accompaniment.

View Event →
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

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.

View Event →
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Gritman & Moran

Heather Moran has performed regionally, nationally and in the Chicagoland area for the last decade.  She attended college at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Colorado-Boulder and Columbia College. She also studied at Second City theater in Chicago.  To keep up her jazz chops, she recently opened for Bob Newhart with a fullorchestra to a sold-out Chicago theater.

Steve Gritman has been performing in central Illinois and eastern Iowa for the last twenty years on guitar, violin, ukulele, & mandolin. Steve has performed with countless acts playing contemporary music, jazz and classical-most recently as the violinist for the Adagio Trio throughout central and eastern Iowa. As a newcomer to the Chicago area music scene, his diverse musical background and multi instrumental capability allows him to play a wide variety of music for nearly all occasions. 

View Event →
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Brent Brown

As one of the most prominent up and coming artists from Chicago, Brent Brown pours everything into his music. It is his passion in life and a way for him to spread positivity into the world around him. Brent’s music is influenced by some of his favorite artists including the Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Johnson and Otis Redding. He is a versatile musician who sings, plays guitar, bass, drums and dabbles on the keys. Originally from Naperville, he is an accomplished producer with 8 albums to his name.

View Event →
Jan
27
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.

View Event →
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

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.

View Event →
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

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

View Event →
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

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.

View Event →
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Henry JBC

Henry JBC is a unique acoustic performer from the suburbs of Chicago. He uses a solo dueling pianos style format, an entire show that is by request. The audience is encouraged to write down requests and put them in a jar in front of the performance area. In addition to the request format, he also has preplanned set lists for every occasion. Everything from one hit wonders to the legends of music are covered in a three hour set (longer if needed). He will cover anything he can (within reason). He performs both solo and with percussive accompaniment.

View Event →
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

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.

View Event →
Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

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.

View Event →