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: Clif Wallace & FathomDJ

Two back to back vinyl sets with FathomDj and Clif Wallace.


Thursday 9:00pm: Damian Rivero

Damian Rivero belongs to a large family of musicians, including his Grandfather Edmundo Rivero, one of the most popular Tango singers of all time. With his first band C-Men, he played at the most popular underground venues and festivals in Argentina. 

Signed by Warner Music, his first production was released in the market titled “Damian Rivero” produced by Ish Ledesma and Adrian Posse. His first single “Helena” made it into the top 10 radio play rankings in Argentina.He followed this release with tours in Mexico and Argentina, performing live and with a full TV promotion on some of the most popular shows, including “Siempre en Domingo.” 

He traveled to the USA where he continued to play at different venues in Miami, Los Angeles, Arizona, Boston, Washington DC and Chicago. While in Chicago, he played at the Latino Professional Network Gala, “Totalmente Latina Tour” Chicago Fire’s Xplosion Rockera, MLB All Star Game Latin Celebration, Voodoo Rock Nights, Excalibur, Vida Lounge, Fundajo, Beat Kitchen, Double Door and other Nighclubs. He won the Chicago Latin Nation Tour Battle of the Bands and finished in the top 3 of 20 bands participating in the Miller “Banda Mas Chida” band competition. 


Friday 7:30pm: Rick Sherry & Co

Rick Sherry (Devil in a Woodpile, Sanctified Grumblers, The Hat Stretchers) will be accompanied by a special guest, rubbing the washboard and blowing harp and clarinet.


Friday 10:00pm: Tierra Roja

Tierra Roja is led by Jesús and Emiliano Rojas who raise their voices and guitars to illuminate a diverse range of Latin American music. The group’s repertoire, sung in Spanish, features vibrant songs that focus on making a bridge between traditional and modern music while also offering a wide view of the spirit and the creative possibilities of this vast region – with particular emphasis on the Son, Salsa, and Trova music of Mexico and Cuba. The group has been making radiant music in Chicago for over a decade.


Saturday 7:30pm: Allegra Malone

Allegra Malone is a songstress, writer and instrumentalist with stories to tell.  The Revival, her band of musical A-listers, bring the velocity of full throttle rock and roll, soul stirring blues and epic ballad’s to heights that signal a new moment in country music.  The songs are a lyrical collage of love struck vulnerability, intimate peril and beaming transcendence. Old country and gospel folklore effortlessly reinvent Allegra’s Muscle Shoals (Al) roots, while pop undertones make her a cross genre artist with influences that range from Little Feat to Chris Stapleton. Her songwriting has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Susan Tedeschi and such notable country icons as Loretta Lynn for her punchy upbeat songs like Ripe on the Vine(2018).  Friday night favorites such as Sweet Virginia, are instrumentally driven with such scorching momentum that by the end, it feels like the song is on the verge of exploding.  Allegra’s voice is unbridled and passionate; she emotes an unmasked strength and femininity that has garnered her attention from fellow artists and audiences alike.


Saturday 10:30pm: New Heartaches

We’re back in town again spreading honky tonk around. Kick up your heels to the big bottom sound of Michael “Q” Quiroz, our guns on the drums Theresa Drda, the guitar stylings of Tony Wittrock, the purty vocals of Dave Huizenga, Kary Ream, and the unforgettable fiddling and voice of Emily Albright.


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

6/21 Joel Paterson + Jarochicanos
6/22 Aaron Jonah Lewis + Miles Minor
6/28 The Northside Southpaws + Woodrow Hart & Haymaker
6/29 Ana Lamuntee + Eric Hines and Pan Dulce


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


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