Live on the Honky Tonk Saloon Stage…


Honky Tonk BBQ is proud to present the Saloon Stage, hosting a full schedule of live music that covers the genres of American Roots music from the roaring 20’s to the groovy 60’s; Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Blues, Old Time, Soul, and occaisionally new age indie and rock.

Wednesday 9:00pm: Oliver Fade Presents The Funky Tonk

Every last Wednesday of the month join us at Honky Tonk for The Funky Tonk with DJ Oliver Fade and special guests.

Thursday 9:00pm: The Rubén Alvarez Latin Jazz Ensemble

Rubén P. Alvarez is a Chicago based Latin percussionist, drum set artist, composer, and music educator. He is a 13th annual Latin Grammy nominee for his work on the Chuchito Valdés CD, “Made in Chicago”. His credits also include musical theatre as a percussionist and musical consultant for the Goodman Theatre Production, Crowns, and has performed as a percussionist for the Broadway Chicago productions of The Lion King, and On your Feet. He has performed and or recorded with blues artists John Mayall and Junior Wells, rock artists Dave Mason and Dennis De Young, and jazz artists Arturo Sandoval, Ramsey Lewis, Patricia Barber, Dave Valentín, Slide Hampton, and Roy Hargrove, the Chicago-based 2010 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominees Sones De Mexico Ensemble, pop-diva Jennifer Hudson and the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. Rubén is a member of Chévere De Chicago and leads the Raices Profundas s Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Friday 7:30pm: The Oh Yeahs

‘The Oh Yeahs,’ is an acoustic group featuring three of Chicago’s top vocalists and multi-instrumentalists: Leslie Beukelman, Allison Orobia, and Sarah Marie Young. Each of these women has a diverse musical background, but they all have one thing in common: they love to make music and sing together, and it shows. ‘The Oh Yeahs’ sing and play a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash!

Friday 10:30: Woodrow Hart & Haymaker

Woodrow Hart & the Haymaker like to kick around all the strange little corners of American music that have crept up throughout the last century. They like to soak up old rusty sounds & wring them out in new places. They play country songs & city songs; banjo stomps & accordion shakes; love croons & murder ballads – It usually depends on the weather.

Saturday 10:00pm: Bailey Dee

Chicago’s lead Rock N’ Souler – Bailey Dee found the rock and roll handbook and reads it right! Reminding many of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, with the sweetness of Lorrie Collins, and the ferocity of a young Etta James. A full band backs her featuring members of legendary R&B Chicagoan Andre Williams band and ex-Million Dollar Quartet.

Screaming on a rocker in a way that would make Jay Hawkins proud, or coaxing tears from jaded audiences with a pining ballad, Bailey Dee covers the spectrum with ease.

Her northern soul/r&b and pre 60’s rock repertoire is spot on, due to her extensive collection of vinyl which she DJs at legendary whiskey purveyor Delilahs every second Tuesday of the Month.

Come see what the fuss is about with this THREE TIME AMERIPOLITAN NOMINEE and most recently the 2018 WINNER IN THE ROCKABILLY FEMALE CATEGORY!!

Sunday 8:00pm: The Chicago Cellar Boys

Join the Chicago Cellar Boys to ring in 2020 early with jazz from the 1920’s. NO Cover and make sure not to miss the balloon drop at midnight!

Formed in 2017, the Chicago Cellar Boys is a five-piece band specializing in the jazz and hot dance music of the 1920s and 30s. Comprised of multi-instrumentalist Andy Schumm, reedman John Otto, pianist and vocalist Paul Asaro, banjoist and guitarist John Donatowicz, and tubist and bassist Dave Bock. The band can be heard every Sunday at the Honky Tonk BBQ in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.


Upcoming Shows

1/5 DJ Slacky J – Bob Marley Birthday Bash
1/6 Ida y Vuelta
1/7 Jamaican Jazz Ensemble
1/8 Harry Hmura Band
1/12 Jivan Ivan (DJ)
1/13 Luciano Antonio Quartet
1/14 Casey McDonough + La Tosca
1/15 Chicago Votes! Dance for Democracy


T-F: 4pm-2am
SAT: 4pm-3am
SUN: 4pm-2am




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