Live Music

Jun
29
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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Jun
30
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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Jun
23
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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Jun
22
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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Jun
16
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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Jun
15
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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Jun
9
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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Jun
8
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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Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Anthony Padilla

Over a lifetime of music making and loving, Anthony Padilla has developed a soulful style that covers a lot of ground stylistically.  A founding member of Funktional Family, he brings the same wide range of ideas to his solo sets.  From quiet and contemplative, to upbeat and funky with tasteful looper abuse, there are covers and originals to entertain and put a smile of the face of listeners.

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Jun
1
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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May
30
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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May
26
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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May
25
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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May
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.

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May
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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May
12
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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May
11
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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May
5
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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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Strum Brothers

Merv has been playing for 4 decades and has 3 solo CD's of acoustic finger style to his credit. At his core...he's a versatile lead guitarist and gets to stretch out in many different genres in his Strum Brother duties.

Larry has performed for many years as both a solo act and as part of various duo's. Larry is completing work on his first CD titled Love Covers due out later this year.

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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
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
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
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
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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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