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 6:00pm: The Blue Three


​​A Chicago-based trio specializing in the forgotten small group styles of the 1920s.  ​​The Blue Three is a Chicago-based trio comprised of banjoist and guitarist John Donatowicz, pianist Andy Schumm and clarinetist John Otto.

The group’s unique performances of early jazz classics and pop songs from the 1910s, ’20s and ‘30s are suitable for listening and dancing alike. Their style is characterized by a distinct, original approach to Chicago jazz and dance music traditions.

Wednesday 9:00pm: Dossier

DJ Carlos Moore plays soul, boogie, hip hop, & jazz sounds on vinyl.

Thursday 9:00pm: Oveja Negra

OvejaNegra formed in late 2018  from Chicago’s barrios of Pilsen and La Villita. Cultivating their experiences and culture together, their musical influence comes from a variety of genres, predominantly Chicano elements, soul, ska, reggae and Hip-Hop.

OvejaNegra will make you fall in love with 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: Al Simon & the Three Blue Teardrops

Help the boys clean up the floor at the HTBBQ.The essence of rockabilly will be on on full primordial display. Love, Al

Saturday 7:30pm: Rob Anderlik

Rob Anderlik‘s live shows feature extended jams and plenty of hot licks, but never at the expense of the melody of the song. And while the band respects its musical roots, it manages to bring something fresh and new to their arrangements of tunes that range from the Allman Brothers to Bill Monroe & Pink Floyd.


Saturday 10:30pm: 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.


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.


Upcoming Shows

11/1 Bubbles Brown + Tierra Roja
11/2 La Tosca + Bailey Dee
11/8 The Hat Stretchers + Chicago Blues Angels
11/9 Nathan Graham + High-Hat Second Line
11/15 Joel Paterson + 13 Tikis



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




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