Live Music

Oct
26
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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Oct
27
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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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Thompson Duo

Vocalist Melanie Thompson: Melanie began singing in church at the age of ten in the small town of Whitwell, Tennessee. At an early age she took every opportunity to share music with whomever would listen. Growing up to the sounds of Elvis Presley, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, Alabama and many more in her childhood home. At an early age she found it easy to sit and share a musical story with people. In her musical travels of over 20 years she has shared many stages big and small and, in those travels, she has met and continues to meet so many friends along the way.

Guitarist Bill Thompson: Bill cut his path throughout the greater Chicago and Milwaukee area venues, including The Brat Stop, Cubby Bear, Double Door, Elbo Room and Buddy Guy’s Legends. He has opened for such notable acts as RATT, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, 38 Special, Fog Hat and Enough’s Enough to name a few. Bill is accomplished in many styles of music including classical, rock, jazz, and country all which have helped him formulate his individual sound. With over 20 years under his belt he has the ability to leave a lasting impression with audiences.

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Nov
9
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 full orchestra 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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Nov
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 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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Nov
17
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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Nov
23
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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Nov
24
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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Nov
30
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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Dec
1
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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Dec
7
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.

View Event →
Dec
8
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.

View Event →
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Thompson Duo

Vocalist Melanie Thompson: Melanie began singing in church at the age of ten in the small town of Whitwell, Tennessee. At an early age she took every opportunity to share music with whomever would listen. Growing up to the sounds of Elvis Presley, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, Alabama and many more in her childhood home. At an early age she found it easy to sit and share a musical story with people. In her musical travels of over 20 years she has shared many stages big and small and, in those travels, she has met and continues to meet so many friends along the way.

Guitarist Bill Thompson: Bill cut his path throughout the greater Chicago and Milwaukee area venues, including The Brat Stop, Cubby Bear, Double Door, Elbo Room and Buddy Guy’s Legends. He has opened for such notable acts as RATT, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, 38 Special, Fog Hat and Enough’s Enough to name a few. Bill is accomplished in many styles of music including classical, rock, jazz, and country all which have helped him formulate his individual sound. With over 20 years under his belt he has the ability to leave a lasting impression with audiences.

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Dec
15
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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Dec
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 full orchestra 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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Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Riley Elmore from NBC's The Voice!

Join us on the Saturday before Christmas for Riley Elmore’s second annual Holiday Jazz Show at Vintage 53!

Riley's passion for music began when he started playing the trombone in the fourth grade. When he joined a Jazz Band, he discovered a passion for Frank Sinatra. Every time Riley takes the stage, he wears a pin with Frank Sinatra sayings given to him by his grandfather. Riley is definitely an old soul.

-NBC.com

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Dec
28
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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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Hyde

Our final live performance of the year!

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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Oct
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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Oct
19
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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Oct
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 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.

View Event →
Oct
12
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 →
Oct
6
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.

View Event →
Oct
5
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 →
Sep
29
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.

View Event →
Sep
28
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 →
Sep
22
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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Sep
21
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 →
Sep
14
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.

View Event →
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Riley Elmore from NBC's The Voice!

Riley's passion for music began when he started playing the trombone in the fourth grade. When he joined a Jazz Band, he discovered a passion for Frank Sinatra. Every time Riley takes the stage, he wears a pin with Frank Sinatra sayings given to him by his grandfather. Riley is definitely an old soul.

-NBC.com

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Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Wyatt & Erin McDougald

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.  He is excited to be bringing his own style of piano jazz to Vintage 53!

Erin McDougald is a Chicago-based jazz vocalist, bandleader, composer-lyricist and producer. McDougald is known for her innovative arrangements of jazz standards and phrasing which many critics compare to Chicago-born jazz song stylist, the late Anita O'Day.

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Sep
1
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 →
Aug
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.

View Event →
Aug
29
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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Aug
25
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 →
Aug
24
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.

View Event →
Aug
18
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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Aug
17
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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Aug
11
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.

View Event →
Aug
10
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

View Event →
Aug
4
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.

View Event →
Aug
3
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.

View Event →
Jul
28
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 →
Jul
27
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 →
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Matthew 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.

View Event →
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Thompson Duo

Vocalist Melanie Thompson: Melanie began singing in church at the age of ten in the small town of Whitwell, Tennessee. At an early age she took every opportunity to share music with whomever would listen. Growing up to the sounds of Elvis Presley, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, Alabama and many more in her childhood home. At an early age she found it easy to sit and share a musical story with people. In her musical travels of over 20 years she has shared many stages big and small and, in those travels, she has met and continues to meet so many friends along the way.

Guitarist Bill Thompson: Bill cut his path throughout the greater Chicago and Milwaukee area venues, including The Brat Stop, Cubby Bear, Double Door, Elbo Room and Buddy Guy’s Legends. He has opened for such notable acts as RATT, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, 38 Special, Fog Hat and Enough’s Enough to name a few. Bill is accomplished in many styles of music including classical, rock, jazz, and country all which have helped him formulate his individual sound. With over 20 years under his belt he has the ability to leave a lasting impression with audiences.

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