7th Heaven

 About 7th Heaven 7th heaven is an experience you just have to see and hear! 7th heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years. The band has been heard on over 7 radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits “Stoplight”, “Better This Way” and “Sing”. Also known […]

16 Candles

Bio: Established in 2003, 16 Candles makes it their personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great 80’s songs you love to life in full force. Their attention to detail and commitment to entertainment captivates audiences and inspires new ways of dancing and thinking (not to mention drinking). The members are 5 fun-loving guys […]

Modern Day Romeos

THE BAND Every weekend for the past decade, Modern Day Romeos has remained THE quintessential party band. Based out of Chicago’s Suburbs, its six members have come together from different musical backgrounds to create the most fun and high-energy show you can experience. MDR continues to play before impressive crowds and remains a top drawing […]

Angie Keilhauer

 About Angie Keilhauer: In 2012, Angie Keilhauer was a full time engineering student working at a mustang-only salvage yard in Monroe, GA. Every weekend she would drive for hours to play smoky dive bars and honky-tonks all over the South, dreaming (like most musicians) of someday going on a real tour. That Summer, her dream […]

Maggie Speaks

Bio: Can’t seem to find the right band that will play a wide enough range of music for everyone to enjoy? Look no further than Maggie Speaks! Maggie Speaks has been delighting crowds for years with their high energy stage show covering all of your favorite tunes from the classic 60’s, the retro 70’s, the […]

Spoken Four

Bio: Spoken Four performs high energy party covers spanning the 60’s through today’s Top 40.  You will hear everything from the Jackson 5 to Maroon 5.  The show is family oriented and designed for the short attention span with tons of mashups and non-stop excitement.  Throughout the years, Spoken Four has performed across the globe […]

Shout Out

Bio: Shout Out is a dynamic group, perfect for weddings, corporate events, private events, fundraisers and galas. Comprised of some of Chicago’s finest professional musicians, Shout Out performs a wide variety of music from the 60’s through today’s top hits. You will hear all of your favorite Top 40 radio hits from artists like Justin […]

Final Say

Bio: Final Say was formed in 2007 and is owned and operated by the members of the band Maggie Speaks. Playing over 170 shows a year for the past 9 years, Maggie Speaks found that their demand in the private, corporate, festival and nightclub market far exceeded their availability. In 2006, the members of Maggie […]

Wedding Banned

Bio: Skip the ceremony and start the party! Wedding Banned is a musical experience, a show, an event and something you will not forget. Like a bat out of hell from Gas City, In., Wedding Banned has become the hottest party in the Midwest; playing all your favorite hits from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond. […]

Hi Infidelity

Bio: Hi Infidelity™ is a cover band from the Chicago area, playing music of all types, but mostly from the 80s Rock period. Journey, REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi and Boston to name a few. For six consecutive years, the band was voted as the Best Rock Cover Band, and singer Dave Mikulskis is a five […]

GENERATION

  GENERATION brings it All to the Stage! It’s a “Rock Show” of Iconic, Popular Hits Not defined by Decades… but some of the best Groundbreaking Music of our Time!  Beatles to Stones…Bowie to Led Zeppelin…Aretha to Sly Stone… Songs always sure to bring Smilin’ Faces in the Crowd! The Band is POWERFUL…. the Songs UNFORGETTABLE….a PEFORMANCE that makes the Audience […]

97Nine

Bio: 97Nine (ninety-seven nine) is the premier classic rock cover band in the Midwest. This super-group came to fruition when guitarist extraordinaire Dave Uhrich was joined by Mark O’Dette, Michael Bragg and Tom Heslin, and the foursome began rocking audiences with the most memorable anthems from the 80’s 90’s and today. Having all grown up […]

The Lounge Puppets

An 80’s Hair Metal Band covering all your favorite 80’s Hair Metal Bands!   What You Can Expect to Hear: MOTLEY CRUE:  Kick start my heart, Home sweet home, Girls, girls girls POISON:  Every rose has it’s thorn, Talk dirty to me GUNS N ROSES:  Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child of Mine BON […]

Libido Funk Circus

Bio: Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the Disco music of the 70’s, Libido Funk Circus has been relentlessly entertaining a wide range of audiences since it’s inception in 1996. While they continue to play your favorite Disco hits, the addition of hundreds of dance & rock songs, spanning from the 60’s through today, […]

Infinity

Bio: Formed in 1985, Infinity grew from being not only a Journey Tribute band, but one of the top drawing cover – bands in the Midwest. Infinity continues to break attendance records at Clubs and Festivals across Chicago and the Midwest. But more importantly, Infinity maintains the intangible ability to include the audience and make […]

…And Beyond

…And Beyond –  Classic Rock with an Edge! …And Beyond is an experience to see and hear. Established in 2014, these experienced artists are eager and excited at the road ahead of them. Having performed at major venues and festivals throughout the Midwest for over two decades (as former longtime key and core members of the […]

Catfight

Bio: The darlings of the Chicago cover band scene, are back at it with their pure fun, party show! From their humble beginnings at a small town bar in Illinois, to a host of high profile events in Las Vegas, NV and beyond….this litter of kittens has been playing their hearts out for over a […]

Gina Glocksen Band

Gina Glocksen is best known as the 9th place finalist of the 6th season of the mega-hit television show American Idol. Although Gina was often referred to as the ‘rocker chick’, her musical influences and abilities range far beyond the realm of rock. Gina’s original music infuses the passion and attitude of a rock n […]

Too White Crew

Bio: There is simply no band anywhere like the Too White Crew. It is a tribute to the golden era of hip hop, featuring all live music from a six piece band, accompanied by choreographed “Fly Girl” dancers. It’s a party band – it’s a show – it’s art – it’s madness on stage – […]

R Gang

Bio: R-Gang combines musical expertise and showmanship to provide your event with the very best in entertainment. Specializing in Motown/R&B, R-Gang is comprised of highly respected members of Chicagoland’s musical community, with backgrounds as diverse as the band members themselves. From playing with such nationally known artists as Survivor, to writing and recording for groups […]

Soda

Bio: “Soda is the Ultimate Human Jukebox! Plenty of good old-fashioned classic rock on hand will have everyone’s feet tappin’, and plenty more of todays “pop” hits will have the younger members of the audience jump out of their seats to sing and dance and “Jam” with the band. Lots more fun with the kids […]

CoverGürl

CoverGurl is a fun & energetic cover band playing songs you know & love – from classic to current. CoverGurl aims to get you moving, singing, dancing and just plain rocking out and having fun at every show! CoverGurl delivers solid musicianship and 3-part vocal harmonies all performed live with no backing tracks. Their experience […]

Five Guys Named Moe

Bio: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is a 100% all natural classic Rock-N-roll band that delivers pure energy, heart and a lot of soul! We have a diverse repertoire and each MOE Show is a non-stop party. The group features 4 outstanding lead vocalist, magnificent harmonies, horns & percussion. These guys love to perform and it […]

Classical Blast

“I was shocked and amazed, pleasantly surprised, dazed and confused….to witness such a magnificent melding of talents and pure joyful noise. Thank you, from my inner ear outward! You are Magnificent!!”  About Classical Blast: Classical Blast is a unique band dedicated to bringing the classical arts to mainstream rock & pop music. Hear famed guitar solos […]

The Hat Guys

Bio: The Hat Guys are one of the most entertaining and popular bands in Chicago, boasting an incredibly diverse repertoire of modern and classic favorites, spanning from the 1950s through today. The Hat Guys are comprised of some of Chicago’s most dynamic and accomplished musicians, each with more than two decades of experience entertaining audiences in a […]

New Odyssey

 New Odyssey New Odyssey “3 Guys-30 instruments” is a cover band from Chicago playing music of all types and decades including today’s top hits. The recreate these songs with uncanny realism, performing on 30 different musical instrument! The key to making every performance a memorable experience is a combination of fun, audience interaction, offbeat light humor, stunning […]

BBI

Bio: From club band to show band…BBI can cover it all. Dress ‘em up or dress ‘em down, BBI will be a tight fit for your entertainment needs. BBI can cover current tracks to nostalgic hits with precision and ease.  BBI has been considered by clients to be the true meaning of variety in their […]

28 Days

Bio: Since its inception in2006, 28 Days has been performing for thousands of screaming fans, consistentlydelivering its non-stop, high-energy show for an unrivaled musical experience.Like an I-Pod loaded with all your favorite music, 28 Days delivers a widerange of music spanning many genres and decades of memorable hit songsserving audiences with a wide range of […]

Nineteen Thirteen

About Nineteen Thirteen: NINETEEN THIRTEEN: A cello crafted in Romania in the year 1913 is processed through today’s looping technology and framed by the percussion of the world-renowned Violent Femmes’ founding drummer Victor DeLorenzo. Cellist and composer Janet Schiff creates intrumental cello layers for melodies and harmonies to the solid pulse of drum rhythms. The […]

Andy Brown

About Andy Brown: Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York. Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at […]

Petra’s Recession Seven

About Petra’s Recession Seven: Petra’s Recession Seven is a seven piece jazz band formed by vocalist Petra van Nuis during the Great Recession of 2008. When the recession hit and venues began downsizing to smaller groups, slashing pay, and/or cutting live music altogether, things looked grim. Somehow, despite the financial situation, Petra decided to think big. […]

Harry and the Potters

“The greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America… The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this.” -Pitchfork About Harry and the Potters: -This punk rock band brings fan fiction to a whole other level -They can’t fly but they can jump really high -Harry Potter fans […]

John Ballantyne’s Crazy Heart

More often than not, the road to country music stardom originates in Texas, Tennessee, or another time-honored Southern destination. John Ballantyne’s story arc reads way different. Fast becoming recognized as one of Chicago’s premier country singers and songwriters, Ballantyne was born and raised in Scotland, though you’d never know it from his earthy vocal delivery […]

FM Stars

There are a ton of great cover bands in the Chicagoland area, but we could never find ones that played the top 40 songs that we were into. FM Stars was created to represent top 40 dance, pop, and even some country songs that current music lovers know and love. Members of the band provide […]

Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective

Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective is a Chicago based Soul band comprised of eight members, led by the beautiful songwriter and vocal powerhouse, Aniba Hotep. Her soulful southern tones are harmonized by two equally beautiful songbirds, Neri Ma’at and Caress Sahura. These melodious voices are complimented by the best rhythm section one could find, […]

Jimmy’s Bavarians

2-time Grammy nominee, Jimmy’s Bavarians, led by Jim Bestman, or “Jimmy” as the crowds know him, has appeared in the Midwest at Lake Geneva, the Illinois State Fair, the Du Page County Fair, Ho-Chunk Casino, Taste of Chicago, Ravinia, Northwestern University, De Paul University, Illinois State University, and the University of Chicago. The band also […]

Sushi Roll

Bio: If we had only one word to describe Chicago cover band sensation Sushi Roll, it would be… ANIMAZING! Formed in early 2012, Sushi Roll quickly perfected their own unique blend of high-energy dance music, infused with rock ‘n roll swagger, then topped off with memorable stage costumes inspired by Cosplay and Anime. Sushi Roll […]

1976

If rock music came into maturity in the 1960s, it reached its apex during the 1970s. Sizzling guitar riffs, distortion pedals, raw, emotional lyrics and female musicians changed the way rock music was played and shaped the rock genre into what it is today. The 1970s made legends out of bands like Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, […]

Scott DuBose

“This is not your father’s Country Music, This is Ranch Rock!” The road has always been an Inspiration to musicians and Scott DuBose has learned a whole lot out on the road! “I love the road; it’s always been my solace.” It seems that he’s always been on the road. As a child Scott spent […]

dnk.

  About dnk. – DNK. is a Pop/Rap party of 2, performing both hits you know and hits you’ll learn to love. Their show is backed by one of LA’s most up-and-coming DJ’s, who gets the party going and keeps it’s going with covers between the duo’s infectious songs. – They’ve have amassed 400+ shows since […]

Petra van Nuis

Bio: A former dancer and Cincinnati native, Petra came to Chicago in 2004 via New York City with her husband, jazz guitarist Andy Brown. Petra performs regularly at Chicago’s prominent jazz venues including the Chicago Cultural Center, the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Katerina’s, the Illiana Jazz Club, Fitzgerald’s, and Andy’s Jazz Club. Her Recession […]

Shining Star

Bio: THE AMAZING RE-CREATION OF THE BAND, THE LEGENDS, THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES EARTH, WIND AND FIRE. SHINING STAR IS THE CLOSEST AND ONLY PRODUCTION TO EMBODY THE AURA OF THE SUPER GROUP EARTH, WIND AND FIRE. THE MAGIC, THE MUSIC, THE VERSATILITY,THE VOCALS, THE ESSENCE , THE SONGS,THE ENERGY, THE […]

Kashmir

Kashmir was formed in late 2001, after guitarist Frank Livingston decided to form a show based on substance and feel rather than just “fitting the suit”.  “It is important to look the part, but way too often tribute bands seem to forget that without the sound, the look does nothing”. KASHMIR is a very entertaining […]

Rockin’ Fenderskirts

Bio: Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the Clock to your favorite rock ‘n’ roll oldies.  That’ll be the Day The Rockin’ Fenderskirts come to town.  There’ll be a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On.  You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll laugh.  You’ll get All Shook Up.  Who knows, you might even Twist and […]

Bella Cain

WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) award winning “Country Group of the Year” Bella Cain is a hot, young, high-energy Top 40 Country group that delivers a non-stop and explosive performance to every show. With a “Big” guitar sound, they also bring 5-part harmonies, fiddle, piano, banjo, mandolin, a rock solid rhythm section and male/female vocals […]

The Fortunate Sons

Bio: The Fortunate Sons are a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band formed to bring the Chicago area the ultimate CCR experience to the stage. Each member was chosen to portray the playing style and appearance of Creedence Clearwater in their prime. Using original vintage gear and instruments, accurate costumes, and spot-on musical ability, The Fortunate […]

Just South of Heaven

Bio: When you think about Just South of Heaven, think The Lumineers meets Thompson Square meets the Civil Wars. Just South of Heaven specializes in today’s best popular “Americana/country” music from such bands as The Lumineers, The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Thompson Square, Sugarland, and other great Americana and country artists like John Cougar […]

Serendipity

Serendipity is a stroke of sonic good fortune forged from the El Rey Music scene in Arlington Heights. The band has come together fairly recently, but has talent that far exceeds the sum of its experience. These girls are young, but take them lightly at your own peril. Many older musicians have been left in […]

RockStar Rodeo

Are you a ROCK N COUNTRY MUSIC fan? Take the best you’ve heard from Austin, the fun you’ve heard from Nashville, the boogie from the South and the best of times you’ve had in the Midwest, now add the hottest modern pop country hits, Top Rock Hits and you’ll be kickin’ your night into one […]

The Student Body

  Chicago’s HOTTEST and most engaging cover band is ripped right out of your high school yearbook pages! A fun and entertaining play on all the cliques that ruled your school, The Student Body plays all your favorite high energy party anthems! With their infectious and humorous stage show, soaring three-part harmonies, and medleys that keep […]

The Cavern Beat

Performing the music of The Beatles true to their records, every performance is as outstanding as the next, with vintage instruments, amplifiers and authentic suits in the famous Fab Four style for full effect! It is the band’s mission to replicate and bring back to life the excitement of the original recordings and live performances […]

Rio Bamba

Bio: Rio Bamba is an exciting blend of Brazilian, Latin and American Jazz. For 6 years Rio Bamba has performed in a wide variety of jazz and world music venues, corporate shows, private parties, weddings and festivals performing standards and original songs in the unique style of the group. The Rio Bamba sound is a […]

Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos

Dynamic… Fierce… Wildly entertaining… Charming… Just five of the buzz words consistently used to describe this 6 piece Midwest country-rock powerhouse, Jamie Campbell & the Redneck Romeos. Formed in 2011, this award-winning group— chosen in 2013 to appear on a TV REALITY SERIES titled “Band Rescue”- pairing them with celebrity musicians to give them an upper edge in […]

Pirates Over 40

Since 1999 the “Pirates Over 40” have been successfully entertaining audiences all over the Midwest with fun and energetic renditions of your Tropical favorites, including Jimmy Buffett, mixed with an eclectic mix of oldies and classic rock, all performed in our own uniquely tropical flavored style. From festivals to private parties, from corporate events to […]

Think Floyd USA

Bio: Think Floyd USA (TFUSA) is more than a tribute. It is a celebration of the music of Pink Floyd, whom, for over 40 years, has broken and rewritten all the rules of rock and roll. Covering music from Piper at the gates of Dawn through The Division Bell, Think Floyd USA presents a fresh, […]

Chicago Soul Revue

Chicago Soul Revue is an authentic tribute to the classic soul of Motown, Memphis, Philly and Chicago. We will take you on a voyage to the late sixties where Aretha Franklin was Queen and Motown was the “it”on the radio. Lead vocalist Felicia Patton and one of the most serious backing bands in Chicago will give you a taste […]

Special Consensus

The Special Consensus is a four person acoustic bluegrass band that began performing in the Midwest in the spring of 1975. The first album was released in 1979 when the band began touring on a national basis, and the second was released in 1983. In 1984, The Special Consensus initiated the Traditional American Music (TAM) […]

Rick Pickern & the Bashful Brothers Band

This acoustic trio has been delighting audiences with their unique blend of Bluegrass, Folk, Celtic, Pop and Oldtime music for the past ten years! They are Riders in the Sky, The Boys of the Lough, The Soggy Bottom Boys (O’, Brother Where Art Thou?), The Everly Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, and the Kingston Trio all […]

White Saddle Band

Bio: A little country, a little rock & roll, a LOT of fun. This is The White Saddle Band! Since 1979, people at all types of country venues have heard this introduction. At clubs like the infamous Feathers, The Cadillac Ranch, Dumas Walkers, Whiskey River, The Sundance Saloon, Julies, and Kelvers Roadhouse, The White Saddle […]

Suburban Cowboys

Suburban Cowboys is the ultimate country music cover band! Dedicated to delivering the Midwest’s best country concert experience! With exceptional play lists designed for the hard core country fan as well as the casual enthusiast. They will make your event shine with excellence, musicianship and a high energy performance! The Cowboys play anywhere!

Pamela Rose and Windy City Country

“Pamela Rose and Windy City Country brings a fresh and energetic flavor into the live music scene. Their unique style re-creates many of the classics as well as the contemporary country and rock and roll hits that so many enjoy today. The 5 members of Windy City Country are all nationally-acclaimed musicians with loads of […]

J + T Band

Bio: J & T Band is one of the premier country bands in the midwest and has played many of the best venues in the Chicagoland area and across the country, including Joe’s on Weed St, House of Blues, The Cubby Bear, Arlington Park Racetrack, 100s of festival around the metro area and so much […]

Hillbilly Rockstarz

The Hillbilly Rockstarz specialize in covering the latest hits in country music, and some of your older favorites, always true to the original, simply put this bands got you covered. These players have one thing in common, the desire to play great radio friendly country music. Country Music fans love the connection they have with […]

Big Guitars from Memphis

“The only band I’d get out of bed to see…and made a dream come true.” -Lin Brehmer WXRT, Chicago “How did those Big Guitars get up so early and play so well…they sound great!” -Pete Townsend (The Who) interview on Kevin Mathews “The best guitarist in the Midwest” -Steve Dahl WCKG, Chicago “Truly a fabulous […]

Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm

Bio: Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm is a red hot smokin’ country band! With four vocalists and a blistering rhythm section, they offer music from the latest hits on the country charts to rock legends like The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, country classics to their own rockin’ originals. Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm will leave […]

Steel Express

Steel Express is one of the most unique and dynamic groups on the Chicago scene. Their distinctive blend of Caribbean steel pans, with an exciting American beat, has delighted audiences throughout the Chicagoland area. Steel Express performs music of the Caribbean. The group was founded by Mark Smith in 1982. He has a Masters Degree […]

Roots Rock Society

  21 time Award Winning International Recording Artists, Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society has excited audiences with their “one of a kind” crowd pleasing and captivating performances since 1986. Experience warm joyful exotic rhythms of Calypso, Reggae, Samba plus other tropical roots music of the Caribbean and beyond. Multi-cultural and multi-lingual, RRS’s culturally rich music […]

The Polkaholics

They said it couldn’t be done, but since 1997 The Polkaholics have been mixing doses of punk rock and polka in a high-speed blender, creating a souped-up sound that is simultaneously new and old. As noted in the Chicago Sun-Times, “The Polkaholics wreak havoc to both traditional polka and rock music!” Using a rock-trio format […]

Tropixplosion

Want a cool, tropical refreshment?  Well here’s a recipe for you: TROPIXPLOSION! * Many parts Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Brazilian, Latin * Fill Blender with Rock * Add Cool and Refreshing Originals to taste * Blend on high * Garnish with the Feel of the Islands * Served for you on a stage nearby. (Lawn chairs and […]

Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies

Mojo Excitement fills the air! The crowd’s Mojo Energy stands your hair on end. Everyone is here for the best time of their lives! The stage lights burst to life! The spotlights hit Mister Mojo, glittering in his Mardi Gras finest! The band delivers a thrilling crescendo of Cajun accordion, fiddle, rubboards and more! Suddenly, […]

Midway Ramblers Cajun Band

Join The Midway Ramblers Cajun Band for an irresistible taste of Southwest Louisiana music, from the traditions of Cajun and Creole to high energy Zydeco with a little Swamp Pop thrown in for spice! The Midway Ramblers is a lively and spirited group that knows how to entertain audiences of all kinds and ages: from […]

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Maxwell Street was to Chicago what the Lower East Side was to New York. At the turn of the century when the first wave of immigrants arrived in America, Chicago’s Maxwell Street quickly gained a reputation for its open-air Sunday market, perpetually crowded with Jewish pushcart peddlers and immigrants hawking their wares, bargaining and creating […]

Jose Valdes & The Mambo All-Stars

WINNER CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 2013 BEST LATIN ENTERTAINER José Valdes & the Mambo All-Stars perform exciting high energy music from Latin America.Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha- Cha, and of course Mambo and Latin Jazz. They will move you to dance and enjoy their great tropical sound. Featuring the music of: Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, Selena, Gloria […]

Guitarra Azul

Guitarra Azul is an exciting blend of Rumba, Flamenco, Latin Jazz, and World Sounds, with intoxicating Latin percussion & fiery Spanish guitars. These world class musicians offer music that is invigorating to the spirit and soothing to the soul. It will fill your heart with passion and make your body want to dance with joy!! […]

The Barefoot Hawaiian

Experience the islands without ever leaving town! As one of the Midwest’s Largest Polynesian Entertainment Companies, The Barefoot Hawaiian brings you and your organization the “endless summer of Hawaii” with all its fantastic colors, exciting music and energetic dances. Whatever your special occasion, whatever you can imagine, The Barefoot Hawaiian is the answer to your […]

Banda Rika

BANDA RIKA is a Latin band with a powerful, versatile and highly entertaining dance show that can be found performing their blend of Latin music at clubs, dances, conventions, festivals and private events throughout the Chicago land area. Banda Rika’s music repertoire consists of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Bachata. In order to create the spicy, […]

Dan Mateja and the IPA Tribute Band

The International Polka Association (IPA) Tribute Band started in Summer of 2011 when the members, all veteran Polka musicians, were asked to perform on RFD-TV representing the International Polka Association (IPA). The performance was very well-received and they were asked to do a few more performances. Many of the band members are currently serving on […]

The Alpiners

The Alpiners, in their authentic “Lederhosen” costumes, have many specialty acts including a Cowbell Ringer, nine foot long Swiss Alphorns, an Austrian fife and drum trio, unusual tuba, trumpet player, gypsy violin performer, and mandolin solo performers. The band members perform authentic Bavarian slap-dance and other folk dances, not to mention the famous Schnizelbank and […]

911 Mambo Orchestra

Catalogued by many to be the best in Chicago. The 911 Mambo Orchestra is a 20-piece Palladium-style Mambo Band. With multiple rows of brass including a row of Saxophones, a row of Trumpets, and a row of Trombones, this band makes a festival jump! They play original arrangements by Angel Melendez and some of the […]

The Special 20’s

The Special 20’s are a Chicago-based band specializing in Chicago Blues, West Coast Swing and ’50’s Rock n’ Roll. They are a 5-piece standard Chicago Blues band with harmonica, guitar, piano, drums and bass. The 20’s have played all over the Chicago music scene from street festivals and bars all over the city, to the […]

Standing Room Only

Superb musical entertainment is the key to a successful party. Standing Room Only is sure to make any event come to life. This highly-innovative orchestra will get your guests dancing and having endless fun! Our young, experienced musicians love to perform a wide variety of musical styles including: Swing, 50’s & 60’s, Motown, Disco, 80’s, […]

Rhythm Rockets

Since 1996, Chicago’s Rhythm Rockets have been a mainstay of the Chicago music scene, delivering 100+ shows a year of their brand of vintage Rhythm & Blues, with songs influenced by the sax-driven bands of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. In keeping with that style of music, the Rhythm Rockets’ performances reflect the diversity […]

Rob Stone & the C-Notes

“This young outfit respects vintage Chicago blues deeply enough to blow the dust right off it!” -BILL DAHL, CHICAGO READER A live performance by Rob Stone & the C-Notes can transport the listener back to the heyday of Chicago Blues. Fronted by Harp-playing vocalist ROB STONE and held together by a rock-solid rhythm section, the […]

One Magnificent Band

One Magnificent Band (“One Mag Band”) is a dynamic group comprised of the leading musicians and performers in Chicago. Their energetic performances, current and extensive playlist, and customer-oriented approach to business have made them one of the most sought-after bands in the Chicago area for private and corporate events. One Mag Band knows what it […]

Jim Gifford Quartet

Jim Gifford Quartet has entertained Chicago crowds with the entire spectrum of jazz since 1996. From vocal classics by Sinatra and Ella to the cool sophistication of Miles Davis, JG4 always finds the right mood for your event. JG4’s performances are a seamless flow of popular tunes based on your taste and requests. Favorites like […]

Gentlemen of Leisure

The Gentlemen of Leisure Band is an icon, whose purpose is to entertain by any means necessary. They play the types of music that will please your senses and make your body move, while presenting a visual show for those who like to sit and enjoy. The Gents and Ladies have been together forever. The […]

Frank Catalano

Highlights: 3 time Grammy-winning and 11 time Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend Frank’s band features drummer Jimmy Chamberlin of The Smashing Pumpkins Bio: Frank Catalano is a High-Energy, Saxophone Powerhouse steeped in the school of John Coltrane but devoted to the art of having a good time. […]

City Lights Orchestra

Listen… Our musical memory can help us anticipate a great evening to come, or recall a truly magnificent night in our life. Music cannot exist to us without our ability to hear, but it can touch upon all of our senses when it lifts our spirit above the rooftops with feelings of passion, joy and […]

Chicago Tribute Anthology

Bio: CTA is a 7 piece horn band dedicated to performing the music of one of the most popular and enduring bands of all time, Chicago. The unique sound that was and is Chicago defined a generation and changed the sound of popular music forever. See us live and experience our concert set of Chicago’s […]

Chi-Town Showstoppers

The Band You’ve Got To See & Hear! If you love dancing to the sounds of old school R&B like Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and Otis Redding then the Showstoppers are the group for you.  This energetic group is ideal for summer festivals and corporate events to private parties and weddings. […]

The Bill O’Connell Chicago Skyliners Big Band

Bill O’Connell formed the Chicago Skyliners Big Band in 1988 for the sole purpose of prolonging the musical memory of the Big Band Era. Members of the band in the early days were informed that this was not a major money making proposition, only a mission to keep Big Band alive. A regular at FitzGeralds […]

Bopology

Bopology brings 1940’s Jump-Swing Music into the future.  From the swingin’ ‘40’s to the 21st century, that easily-identifiable feeling we call “swing” is made even more appealing by Bopology, a renowned band from Chicago, Illinois. This multi-talented, six-piece band’s history speaks for itself. Established in 1992 and honed in Chicago, Bopology was playing swing before swing was […]

The Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band

The Banjo Buddies Dixieland band is truly one-of-a-kind and in a class all their own. This Chicago-based group generates a sound that, for excitement and ingenuity, possibly truly creates a new standard. They are without question one of the most dynamic, exciting, Dixieland show bands around today. Even non-aficionados of Dixieland will find it hard […]

Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra

It’s 1939 and we are on the air! Reminiscent of a live big band remote, including commercials and vintage radio personalities, such as Franklin Roosevelt, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra will transform your event into a spectacular old time radio show. The Swing Shift Orchestra specializes in unique, vintage arrangements from the 1930’s and 1940’s. […]

Dan Peters & The West Side Winders

Bio: Guitar based, Roots-Rock/Power Trio music for fans of Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dick Dale & the Allman Brothers. Frontman Dan Peters most recently starred in the debut run of Dee Snider’s Rock N Roll Christmas Tale in at The Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, performed on Broadway (NYC) for 2 years as […]

Pink Houses

Bio: The “Pink Houses Band” is… America’s Most Elaborate and Musically Accurate John Mellencamp Tribute Band. From John Cougar to John Mellencamp Make no mistake. Pink Houses is not some loosely thrown-together Mellencamp fans who want to perpetually relive their high school days by occasionally playing in tune together. This band is TIGHT. The 11 people […]

Piano Man

Mike Sigman brings the music of Elton John & Billy Joel to life in the show that pays them the ultimate tribute. With a hand-picked line-up of some of the most versatile musicians in the Tri-State area and his uncanny ability to mimic the voices of these two mega superstars, Mike has created one of […]

PettyCash

Bio: MEET PETTYCASH: Who doesn’t like the music of Tom Petty and Johnny Cash, especially while hanging out with friends at an awesome summer festival? Songs you know? CHECK. Singing along allowed? CHECK. Dancing in the aisles to your favorite songs? REQUIRED! PettyCash is a high octance stage show appropriate for old rockers, baby rockers […]

In the Flesh

In the Flesh! is the Midwest’s #1 Pink Floyd tribute – an exciting, theatrical rock show, performed by established Chicago music scene vets. A full 6-piece band, the sound and visual production are truly second to none. All the legendary Pink Floyd crowd-pleasers brought to life, in an high-energy format that appeals across generations. In […]

Naked

Naked began in the fall of 1996, when BoDeans fans and friends Paul Wenzel and Brian Bentz hatched an idea. They knew that they would be the only ones to pull off a BoDeans Tribute and they did. From 1996 through January of 1999, Naked reigned supreme within the upper ranks of the Chicago cover […]

Denny Diamond/The Diamond Trio Band

The Diamond Trio Band is a tribute to the music of Neil Diamond. The trio’s performance is not based on sparkly shirts or concert versions of songs, but rather Neil’s words and music. The songs that make up the set-list are not just those songs that charted in the top 100, but encompass Neil Diamond’s […]

BritBeat

Bio: Take a trip back to 1964 with BritBeat’s tribute to the Beatles. BritBeat is the only touring Beatles Tribute Band as young as the Beatles were when they played live concerts back in the sixties. That youthful excitement and boyish charm is transformed back onto the stage in an electrifying recreation of performances by […]

Blooze Brothers

Those wacky but soulful Blooze Brothers are on the loose again! Hotly pursued by their lovely Parole Officers, the boys sense that a trap is being laid. As the fabulous Sweet Home Chicago Band tear into the opening song, officers Becky & Michelle bait the trap with a dance number that is sure to reel […]

A Tribute to Johnny Cash

American Icon: A Tribute to Johnny Cash This production is a tribute to the late great Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’s musical legacy. Featuring Cash’s classic songs as well as his later works, the characters of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash are portrayed by international performers Doug Allen and Nicole Evans in this […]

American English

American English is simply the best Beatle tribute story of our time. At the inception of the band, they were voted “number one” by thousands of Beatle fans as winners of sound a like contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years. Their demand here and abroad, coupled with their spectacular fan base, anchored them into […]

Abba Salute

ABBA Salute is quite literally the most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. With painstaking attention to detail, they’ve recreated an ABBA experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic voices, and backed by a group of world class musicians, the music of the greatest pop band in history […]

Mr. Myers

Mr. Myers blends the tropical sounds of calypso and ska, the rhythms of reggae and a little rock-n-roll with some favorite classic tunes to create their own special style of music – Caribbean Rock. Mr. Myers’ unique combination of musical styles may be difficult to define and perhaps challenging to play, but it never fails […]

Johnny Russler & Beach Bum Band

You can call the Beach Bum Band a “Parrothead band,” because the beach, warm weather, and the island themes parallel much of the ambience that Parrotheads enjoy. But the Beach Bum Band is NOT a Jimmy Buffett cover band. The band certainly plays plenty of Buffett favorites, but you’re just as likely to hear music […]

The Brat Pack

  Bio: “The 80s aren’t over till we say they are.” The Brat Pack has delivered happy 80s party goodness for seventeen sweet years – that’s 170% the size of the “Me Decade” itself. In order to keep the past exciting and up to date, they’ve even added great party music from the more recent […]

The New Invaders

Bio: The New Invaders are truly “New,” as this inspirational 60′s rock review ushers back in the fabulous era of BRITISH rock and roll with major new players! Powerfully packed with an incredible sound and theatrical touch, The New Invaders roll out the red carpet with their classic style and repertoire of classic hit songs! […]

Voyage

Bio: ‘Voyage’ is an experienced Act comprised of six respected and multi-talented musicians. Their audiences will enjoy the energy and magic of select Classic Arena Rock covers from the 70’s and 80’s. Rather than being merely a Tribute Act, ‘Voyage’ has chose to cover a wider range of material allowing them to tailor their sets […]

The Meteors

Bio: The Meteors are Chicagolands’ most Authentic 50’s & 60’s Oldies Rock & Roll dance band. They present a high energy Rock & Roll show in the true Spirit of the 50’s & 60’s. Return with the Meteors to a time of Bobby Sox, Fuzzy dice and DA’s. Put on your poodle skirts and saddle […]

The Karen Hart Band

Bio: The Karen Hart Band (KHB) is Chicagoland’s “Crazy Good” female-fronted High-Energy Classic Rock show! KHB is a rock solid band with four experienced and solid musicians who love what they are doing entertaining all ages with their great song selection and endless energy. KHB’s high-energy show includes variety, flashy guitar work and a memorable […]

Second Time Around

Originally formed in 2005, Second Time Around is cover band from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, playing music of many styles, but primarily classic rock from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. These local rockers have incessantly entertained a wide range of audiences with a total live classic rock experience and no backing tracks. Realizing the crucial role live entertainment plays at events today, Second Time Around specializes in delivering tight harmonies […]

Rhythm City

Bio: Irresistible, unpredictable funky Soul, that’s Rhythm City. 90s Hip Hop – 80s House – 70s Disco – 60s Motown & Soul.  The deep cuts, all played with Love, Top shelf musicians and vocalists with international performance experience, profuse laurels, and megatons of high energy.  We’d be happy to ignite your Dance Party! What you […]

Red Pop Fury

– Enter the world of RED POP FURY. With a repertoire hauling in a massive expanse of music from the 1950s to present, numbering over a thousand songs, there isn’t much that the power trio RED POP FURY won’t deliver. No shtick, no preconceived performances, no uncertainty. Three veterans of the trenches of rock and […]

One Foot in the Groove

One Foot in the Groove is an eight-piece horn-driven rock band. Performing at Chicago Bulls games since February 2000, One Foot in the Groove celebrates America’s classic rock heritage. We features a brass section to cover the songs of classic horn bands like Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chicago, The Ides of March, Tower of Power, […]

HiFi Superstar

Bio: Cranking out an infectious, crunchy, modern, pop-rock energy, HiFi Superstar has established themselves as a notable presence among Chicago’s musical skyline. Billboard Award winners for their song, “Milk and Honey” and winning a #4 spot for their song “Superstar” in Mtv’s VMA’s best Chicagoland break out band. Having worked with WTMX 101.9 FM “party […]

Local Favorite Band

Bio: How to describe Local Favorite, other than we’re trying hard to live up to our name? With a seamless crossover of classic rock to modern country to blues, reggae and soul mixed with a smattering of current top-40 hits there’s something for everyone.You’ll know every song and be on the dance floor from the first song […]

The Lisa René Band

Bio: The Lisa René Band is one of Chicagoland’s HOTTEST female-led variety bands, providing a high-energy, fun show with something for EVERYONE! From Rock, to Pop, to Retro, to Funk to Country, this super talented 5-piece “dream team” can cover the spectrum. No gimmicks. No getups. No need. Lisa’s unmatched powerhouse, yet versatile vocals, captivating stage presence and outgoing […]

Heartache Tonight

From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience. With meticulous attention to every detail, Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge rock powerhouse that produced hits over four decades. With five number one […]

Green Thirteen

Bio: Green Thirteen plays non stop hi-energy variety music in a fun & exciting live music show. With a 10-piece band there is no limit to the range of material that they band can play. The band seamlessly moves from one song to the next while reading the audience to provide the perfect set of material […]

Gypsy

Bio: The Gypsy band concept which started back in 2003 is all about performing a wide range of popular music covering all the decades since music’s been rockin’. We personalize our favorite songs arranging them to fit our organic acoustic style. Being big fans of vocal harmony we flavor our arrangements with them to suit […]

Dot Dot Dot

Bio: Conceived in 2007, Dot Dot Dot immediately captured national attention as a finalist on FOX TV’s “American Idol” spin-off show, “The Next Great American Band.” High-profile shows followed, including appearances for major corporations, casinos, festivals and colleges across the nation—even a concert in Guam. One of the group’s greatest honors came when it was […]

Cirrus Falcon

Cirrus Falcon is a versatile musical group that plays from a HUGE catalog of material. Every performance is uniquely different, but always a lot of fun. The band can fit your musical entertainment needs from a duo to quartet. At any given show you might hear classic rock, alternative, acoustic rock, Irish favorites, Jimmy Buffet […]

Brass From the Past

 “One of the Best Cover Bands in Chicago!” (CBS News), BRASS FROM THE PAST is the HOTTEST horn band in the Midwest.  Boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band! BRASS FROM THE PAST is built with some of Chicagoland’s […]

The Chicago Experience

About The Chicago Experience The Chicago Experience is just as it sounds – a group of musicians who call Chicago home, and who share a love for the music of one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all time… Chicago. Together, the band recreates the sound and feel of Chicago’s music, who’s hit […]

7Deez

7DEEZ Disco-Funk-Motown Tribute 7Deez is a highly interactive retro dance band that spotlights Disco, Funk, and Motown. Every song was a hit, and is covered with the utmost detail. All members have extensive musical backgrounds on their instruments, as well as vocal abilities. They also include choreography and encourage audience participation. They have been together […]

Live Band Karaoke

“All of us here at the Student Activities Committee share the sentiment that our best event of the semester was by far Live Band Karaoke. We had our largest turn out of the semester and perhaps of our committee’s recent history.” – Brea Ettel, Southwest Minnesota State University About Live Band Karaoke:  -There’s no room in your […]

Midwest Dueling Pianos

“They were a hit! We can’t wait to have them back!” – Laura Whitmire, Miami University  About Midwest Dueling Pianos:                                                        -A very fun and interactive musical experience that’s […]

Jamie Lono

“Jamie was FANTABULOUS!  The students loved him and they keep talking about how his voice was amazing, he even made one of our students cry because she was so moved!” – Bethany Piraino, Utica College About Jamie: Jamie can perform by himself or with his band, Noble Heart. He likes singing, songwriting, and long walks […]

Javier MENDOZA

Highlights: Releasing his newest CD produced by Triple Grammy Winning Producer Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Wallflowers, Third Eye Blind, Metallica) Has sold 50,000 copies independently Has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, The Roots, Ben Folds, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Santana, Idina Menzel, Martin Sexton, Raining Jane, Victor Wooten, […]

Jason LeVasseur

“I was extremely impressed by your engaging personality and ability to win the crowd over through your thoughtful lyrics and magnetic stage presence. You captured the audience’s attention and transformed them into a devoted crowd that watched you, sang along, and pleaded for more.” – Brooke Vaughan, Student Activities Director, Sewanee: The University of The […]

Amanda Duncan

“It was an awesome event, we were so glad to have Amanda on campus! She is such a character and always blows us away with that voice!” – Anna Johnson, Concordia College About Amanda: Big voice, Big personality Thrives in colored pants…probably writes all her acoustic pop songs in them Loves  to emcee open mics and talent […]