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.
Thursday 9:00pm: Salsa del Norte
Fusing everything from salsa, mambo, and cha to cumbia, merengue, reggaeton, bachata and other traditional styles from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Colombia to celebrate the diverse cultures that have contributed to this vibrant genre of music.
Friday 7:30pm: The Northside Southpaws
The Northside Southpaws are an all-left-handed mandolin/guitar duo who have performed string ragtime, proto-grass, polkas, tangos and waltzes on lefty resonator instruments at Honky Tonk BBQ since 2007. In 2008 Mandolin Magazine called their debut CD, STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE, “one of the best mandolin CDs of the year”. Sing Out! magazine calls their latest CD, NO BREAD, “just wonderful”.
Friday 10:00pm: The Lustre Kings
Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings play rock and roll the right way. The powerhouse Albany NY combo has wowed crowds at Manhattan’s Rodeo Bar, Seattle’s Tractor Tavern and all points in-between; and they’ve done it with uncommon fervor, commitment and flair. The Gretsch-toting Gamsjager draws from a deeper well than most roots rock acts, giving his music a breadth and depth while still keeping the bar hopping and the dance floor filled.
Saturday 7:30pm: Jess Mcintosh & Aaron Smith
Best known on the Chicago scene for their work together in groups such as Joybird Music, Horseshoe Bender, and more, Jess McIntosh & Aaron Smith are two of the city’s finest in the spheres of old time, country, and bluegrass. As a duo, they’ll be whipping up a set of high energy breakdowns and stirring vocal duets you don’t want to miss.
Saturday 10:30pm: Miles Minor
Miles will leave a lasting impression on you as he shows you his style of Chicago Blues.
Sunday 8:00pm: The Chicago Cellar Boys
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 from 8 to 11pm at the Honky Tonk BBQ in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
3/29 Tiny Miles + Silver Hornets
3/30 Dueling Teles + Eric Hines and Pan Dulce
4/5 Bubbles Brown + Sidewinder
4/6 Luciano Antonio Duo + Bailey Dee
4/12 Rick Sherry + Jamaican Jazz Ensemble
4/13 Nathan Graham + Joe Rian (CD Release)