Rico

Rico is defined as a band with a rich sound of diversified musical cultures influenced tremendously by the sound and spirit of Santana.  In addition to a Santana Tribute, the band is comfortable in any genre and is right at home putting their spin on covers from Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, […]

Maracujaz Brazilian Music

 About Maracujaz MARACUJAZ is a musical journey to Brazil!   From mellow bossa novas to sizzling sambas, MARACUJAZ puts you right in the heart of Carnaval!   MARACUJAZ (performing as a duo, trio or quartet) features some of Chicagoland’s finest jazz musicians who have performed at top events and venues such as Chicago Summer Dance in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival, […]

Jutta & The Hi-Dukes

 Jutta & The Hi-Dukes From a slamming six-piece band that will rock the largest festival crowd to a budget-pleasing trio, this eclectic group transports your soul (and soles), on an exciting worldbeat dance tour. “You get Gypsy music, music from Spain, Israel, everything. Finland! What more could you ask for? Not only is it entertaining […]

Party Gras

 About Party Gras: We play the music that made New Orleans famous! Party Gras is a dynamic five-piece Chicago band whose music makes every day Mardi Gras. The band specializes in authentic, funky New Orleans and Louisiana-style music by such artists as the Neville Brothers, Meters, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino and Buckwheat Zydeco, with […]

Hurricane Gumbo

Hurricane Gumbo was formed in 1994 after “Hurricane” Bill Rosas decided he was tired of performing the same type of “stale and worn out” cover music whenever he played around Chicagoland-area bars and festivals. He had grown fond of the music of New Orleans from his numerous trips to New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage festival […]

The Cajun Vagabonds

The Cajun Vagabonds play traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with an occasional rock, funk, or swing classic. The band generates the perfect mix of dance-oriented music for dances, festivals, parties, and other event where people want to enjoy a dance groove.  High energy and spontaneity are distinctive features of a Cajun Vagabond performance.The band began […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!! […]

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 […]

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 […]