Six Strings Open Mic
Every Wednesday
Every Wednesday at Six Strings, check out some talented local musicians performing on stage.

If you're a musician who would like to play. Come on in, and sign up that night.

Doors: 7PM        Sign Up: 8:30PM        Show: 9PM



Brushville
September 22nd, 2017
Brushville is INTENSE…they are EXPLOSIVE…think matches and barrels of gasoline…with an unrelenting pressure on the audience of high energy…Brushville has been igniting stages all over the Midwest for the past 4 years. Being sought out by the BIGGEST and BEST events that the industry has to offer, including Chicago’s COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, COUNTRY FEST and COUNTRY THUNDER in Wisconsin…as well as premiere venues like, 2 Time ACM NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR WINNER, JOE’S BAR in Chicago, Illinois and SPINNAKER BEACH CLUB in Panama City Beach, FL for SPRING BREAK!!

To prove just how much of an impact Brushville can have, they decided to enter the BATTLE FOR THE SADDLE at Nashville, Tennessee’s legendary WILDHORSE SALOON in early 2012. Out of the over 300 national bands that entered, Brushville came out on top and was selected the winner by a panel of top industry professionals including Michael Knox (the man credited with “discovering” talents such as Jason Aldean, John Rich and Gretchen Wilson).

To further add to Brushville’s resume…they have shared the stage with some of Country Music’s MEGA-STARS including:

- KEITH URBAN - ALAN JACKSON - BRAD PAISLEY - LADY ANTEBELLUM - JAKE OWEN - THE BAND PERRY - PHIL VASSAR - LOVE & THEFT - LO-CASH COWBOYS - BIG & RICH -JUSTIN MOORE - and MANY MORE!!!

Brushville blends five extremely talented musicians, with incredible harmonies, an explosive stage show and a fresh, dynamic sound produced by an array of instruments to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. Brushville has been expanding their assault throughout the nation and is sure to be lighting up your area very shortly.

This isn’t just a band…



Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Scott Marek Band
September 23rd, 2017
Raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, Scott is the third of eight children in the six girls/two boys Marek clan. Scott likes spending time with family and friends and especially enjoys bringing people together for outdoor BBQ's, sporting events, and to work on anybody's ailing car. Coming from a large, close family, he always knew whatever his dream was his family would be there to support him!

Scott started teaching himself how to play his dad's guitar in first grade and has been parading around the house playing a guitar and singing ever since. Although he can play and sing many music genres, it became apparent early on that he loved the greats of country music.

Scott's first public performance was at the church his family attended. In high school he participated in local talent shows and school contests. He has recently appeared as a finalist in two major country competitions: the Colgate Country Showdown and American Country Showcase. Currently Scott is one of the house band's for The World Famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville and playing venues throughout the midwest.

He has already had the privilege of opening for major country artists including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bently, Rodney Atkins, Diamond Rio, Bucky Covington, Keith Anderson, Colt Ford, Chely Wright, Jaron and the Long Road to Love, and many more. He has also had the honor of playing for many benefit celebrations that have supported St. Jude, American Cancer Society, team Layne, the Humane Society, Wounded Warriors, First Book of Mclean County, Jammin for Hammit and Save-a-Vet.

Until now, Scott has fine-tuned his skills and gained experience on-stage alone. He has searched long and hard for a handful of talented, dedicated, exciting musicians to complete his country music vision. Finally, one of the best male country voices in Illinois has teamed up with three fantastic musicians (Cody Gaesser, Kevin Yarger and Marty Kudla) to form one of the most talented Top 40 Country bands in Illinois. Check out the website for a show near you!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Mongolian Death Wyrm
September 29th, 2017
Mongolian Death Wyrm was formed 5 years ago by Todd Asper on drums & J Balmer on vocals & guitar. After one debut gig they were joined by Michael Hill on bass & the trio played with amazing synergy from the start.

Michael & J grew up on the Southside of Chicago, & that is reflected in the blues MDW plays, & all three have a solid foundation in prog. Combined w/ a funky syncopation, their originals display what a friend terms Progressive Blues Boogie.

Doors: 7PM                Show: 8PM to Midnight
Radio Romance
September 30th, 2017
Radio Romance has been writing, recording and touring together since 2011. Their style is rooted in country and influenced by 90's pop rock. They are not another hopeful flash in the pan project, they are friends who view themselves as brothers and view their music as a reflection of not only themselves but the people in their lives that made them who they are today. They have been signed with Sony/ATV Nashville since 2013. Since signing they have been on the road grinding and working hard non-stop almost every weekend playing their own head-lining shows and have also opened for Luke Bryan, The Railers, Parmalee, Colt ford, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Michael Ray, Phil Vasser, Cole Swindell, ZZ Top and Bruce Hornsby to name a few. They have had the privilege to write with many talented writers in town like Bart Butler, Larry McCoy, Jody Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Mike Heeney, Corey Batton, and Shane Minor and have also formed a writing alliance with some of the best up and coming writers! They are only a few months away from releasing their new EP! One of the tracks is "Say What You Want," a sing along anthem style song portraying that everyone is different and that it's always best to be yourself and not to judge others for doing the same. Other tracks include the summer sing along "Hits Me Like The First Time," the rocker "Goodbye Dynamite" and the heartbreaking harmony driven power ballad "How Do You Go." 2015-16 seem like promising years for this fast up and coming band.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
SQUIDD
October 6th, 2017
Squidd is a four piece band from Normal, IL that plays original rock, blues and alternative music. As well as some "Classic" Rock covers.

Doors: 7PM                Show: 8PM - Midnight


Corey Cox
October 14th, 2017
Deciding to trade in his college baseball jersey and curveball for a Martin guitar and life on the road was a major turning point in Corey Cox’s life. At just 20 years old, Corey made a decision to step outside of his traditional, comfortable, Indiana small town existence and throw everything he had at an unpredictable and precarious life as a music man.

Now, five years, three albums, and hundreds of shows later, 2014 sees Corey releasing his breakout single & music video "Wake Up Drunk" to acclaim from fans and critics alike as the song gains strong radio support across the nation.

While on the road and splitting time between his home state of Indiana and Nashville, TN the past five years, Corey has shared the stage with Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, and Chris Young at prestigious music venues, tours, rodeos, fairs and festivals across the country. Continuing his rapid climb in the country music world in 2012, Corey performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, sang the National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 Nationwide Race and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his name through his connective lyrics, contagious songs, and energetic live shows – a combination that has attracted a strong and loyal following.

“I have truly been blown away by the amount of fan support I have gained over the last couple of years,” says Corey. “It just amazes me that people will spend their hard-earned money on my records, travel hundreds of miles to watch me perform, and invest so much of their energy and emotion in my career. I still get goose bumps every time I walk on stage. This is what I was put on this earth to do. And I'm going to continue to give it everything I have - and have one hell of a time doing it.”

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Adairs Run
October 20th , 2017
Adairs Run is a country group with a fiery edge based in Nashville, TN. Their sound encompasses the roots from rock and roll all the way to melodies that tie into the heartfelt storytelling in today’s country music. The band is made up of four members; Todd Hanchock, Pat Pollifrone, Ian Daugherty, and Chad Yarger.

Front man Todd Hanchock, from Princeton, WV, began playing guitar and taking lessons when he was just 10 years old. His passion grew throughout the years as he took on learning more and more songs from his favorite artists ranging from the 80’s through early 2000’s rock and country worlds. He took to songwriting in his early college years after performing at a few open mic nights, and began to realize his passion stood with composing songs about the stories that he experienced throughout his life.

While in college, he met lead guitarist Pat Pollifrone, from Salem, VA, and the two began to work venues around Huntington, WV as an acoustic duo. Pollifrone, who had been in and out of several other groups growing up, began to focus on techniques with songwriting and stronger lead melodies to tie into their material. In 2012 the duo headed to Nashville, where they picked up bassist Ian Daugherty and drummer Chad Yarger. The group has been touring for the last few years regionally through the East Coast and upper Mid-West packing out many country music venues and gaining a wide range of fans along the way. Adairs Run has even picked up opening slots at many festivals and fairs and shared the stage with national acts such as Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line, Josh Thompson and many more.

In May 2016, the band released their first EP titled “Turn Back the Miles.” The new music features 6 new compositions including one song featuring hit rock artist Chris Daughtry. The first single will be released to radio by the end of June of this year. The band will continue to tour in support of the new release into early 2017 before going back into the studio to work on a full length album.

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
The Feudin' Hillbillys
October 21st, 2017
The Feudin' Hillbillys have been entertaining by the thousands all across the Midwest for the last 12 years. They have performed with such artists as: Luke Bryan (twice), Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, and over 19 of the industry's finest artists, headlined arenas, filled the center of a shopping mall, and look forward to you experiencing their high energy show. Buckle up for a ride with The Feudin' Hillbillys.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM        Show: 10PM
Jack Dupp
October 27th, 2017
Hailing from Normal, Illinois, Jack Dupp and The Empty Bottles is a band that rumbles like a freight train, screams like a pterodactyl, and kicks like a mule. Bringing you tunes from Petty, Pink Floyd, Neil Young and many others.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM


Poplar Street
November 3rd, 2017
Poplar St. is a country rock band with a small pop twist joined by a group of family and friends who are no strangers to the music scene. With years of experience, and a tremendous amount of passion to play and perform music, you will not want to miss a Poplar St. show whether you are a grandparent or a young kid.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Lick Creek Band
November 4th, 2017
Lick Creek is a meshing of 6 rock and country musicians. Putting their love for both genres into one sound, that has been making a buzz since the first show. They have performed in their hometown of Springfield, IL, all over the state, and into Iowa & Missouri.

Started by Lance Stone, Lick Creek was formed in December of 2013. Originally formed as a cover band, the eventual goal was to do originals. Within two months of starting, their unique sound had them opening for acts such as Ray Scott, Keith Anderson, David Nail, Billy Bob Thornton, David Lee Murphy, and other national acts. They were voted 2014 “Best New Band” in Illinois Times and 2015 “Reader’s Choice Best Band” in State Journal Register.

In 2015 the band was drawing lots of attention and they decided to start playing originals. That was when “Bend” was introduced to the fans. In early 2016, a couple of new players were introduced to help Lick Creek reach the next level. During this transitionary period the originals were put on hold. After the dust settled they decided to work on their first EP. The originals on the EP include Bend, The Line, Don’t Start, My Liver, and Let Me Be. They have introduced those songs to some smaller market radio stations such as KS95.1 at Osage Beach, Mo & WFMB104.5 in Springfield, IL with great feedback.

Lick Creek brings a unique sound to today’s pop country dominated world. They add some classic 70’s rock/southern rock and mesh it with a swampy blues and country sound. They are paying homage to the greats who pioneered outlaw country, and new artists like Eric Church and Blackberry Smoke. Add to that, powerful male and female vocals with fast paced stage energy and you get what folks call one of the best country bands they’ve seen.

“Each song I’ve heard so far is an eclectic mix of bluegrass, southern rock, and 90’s-style country that really brought the genre to the popularity it has today. I’m so freaking impressed right now because, save for a few artists, country music has lost that.” - Jay Skube Springfield, IL Lick Creek has become a family. We are a group of musicians that love music and performing. We want to enjoy the success we’re having and see how far it goes. You only live once. Neglecting to find out how far our path leads would be a mistake. Making music that makes people dance, laugh, and live, is what makes us happy…….. makes us, Lick Creek.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM