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: Dear Diary


Thursday 9:00pm: Darwin Noguera Trio

Miami native, Darwin Noguera is a New York City based pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. He is an emerging voice in the jazz and Latin idioms. With 3 albums as a leader, commissioned works, recordings as a sideman, performances and masterclasses across the United States and the world, Darwin has been stapled a rising star in the new generation of pianists. Born in Managua, Nicaragua, Darwin started formal classical training at Cuban conservatory Horta Institute of Miami. He made his debut with the Miami Symphony Orchestra at 14 years old. He transitioned to study jazz in his early 20’s and now moves swiftly through musical styles, employing equal prowess in composition and jazz improvisation.

Friday 7:30pm: Chicago Reso-phonic Chamber Ensemble

The Chicago Reso-Phonic Chamber Ensemble features John Hasbrouck on mandolin, Kip Rainey on mandolin, and Jon Williams on guitar and violin. The trio performs early jazz, fiddle tunes, and the occasional waltz on resonator instruments.

Friday 10:00pm: Oveja Negra

Saturday 7:30pm: Mississippi Gabe Carter

Mississippi Gabe Carter was born in South Bend, Indiana. He was raised in rural Southwest Michigan. As a young man Carter saw a guitarist by the name of Jack Owens — of Bentonia, Mississippi — in a documentary that had been rented on video from the local public library. Carter, from that point on, was deeply influenced by the music of Owens; and the school of music that is native to the Bentonia region of Mississippi. Today, Carter‘s blues has remained firmly rooted in the blues tradition and style of Bentonia; and has grown into something completely original and unique to the genre.

Saturday 10:30pm: Miles Minor Band

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.


Upcoming Shows

8/30 Morry Sochat Duo + Bonzo Squad
8/31 Ben Hope + Weepin’ Willows
9/6 Bubbles Brown + Mar Caribe
9/7 Allegra Malone + Bailey Dee


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


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