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: 8PM        Show: 8:30PM



Jack Dupp
January 13th, 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


Rick Monroe
January 14th, 2017
Rick takes the life experiences that we all share, the events that touch our hearts, the emotions that we feel… and uses it to create music that speaks directly to the soul in each of us. Whether in an intimate setting accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, a good old honky-tonk, or on stage playing with his band to thousands at an outdoor festival halfway around the world, Rick strives to connect to his audiences. He is always a huge crowd pleaser.

Rick has toured with Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, lee Brice, Randy Houser, Eli Young Band, Aaron Lewis, & more. Rick has had an extensive touring history including performances throughout Russian, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Walker McGuire
January 27th, 2017
Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire are from the heart of the USA – Vernon, Texas and Fairway, Kansas. Walker McGuire was formed in May 2012 and is making unprecedented progress with almost 20,000 facebook likes to date–making their mark as true singer songwriters. The songs speak for themselves and include: “The Color Pink”, “Hurry On Home” “Ole What’s Her Name,” “American Dream,” “Best Kind of Bad,” “Holly Would,” among several others.

After a year of playing Broadway bars and writers nights in Nashville, the two were discovered by Big D and Bubba, the hosts of a nationally syndicated Radio Show. It was then that Big D and Bubba offered Walker McGuire the opportunity be featured every week on their radio talent show “Chasin’ The Dream”. Every week, “Chasin The Dream” airs on radio stations across the USA and on Armed Forces Radio all over the world, where listeners can follow Walker McGuire and be a part of Jordan and Johnny’s determined quest towards making a mark on this industry.

Writers in the Nashville community are also taking notice of Walker McGuire. Jordan and Johnny have incredible talent not only on the stage but in the writer’s room. They are already working with some of the best writers in the world in Nashville Tennessee! Their first unofficial release of “The Color Pink” climbed to #42 on the iTunes chart within days of its August 2013 release!

Playing music for audiences across the country is fueling their fan base and blowing up their social media! This is leading to attention from audiences, media and record labels.

Walker McGuire – Jordan and Johnny – those guys that have that song called “The Color Pink”… if you don’t know them yet, you will.

$10 / door

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
The Feudin' Hillbillys
January 28th, 2017
For the past eight years, Ryan Ideus & the Feudin Hillbillys have taken their brand of country all over Central Illinois, opening up for the likes of 2012 ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan (2008 and 2009), Neal McCoy, LoCash Cowboys, Tim McGraw, and several other artists. Our style and professionalism are unmatched.

We are THE hardest working band out there with a strict focus on raising expectations of what a live band should bring everytime they play a show. We guarantee the bar will be raised after we play in terms of professionalism, entertainment quality, and production.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM        Show: 10PM
Lick Creek Band
February 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
Wedding Banned
February 10th, 2017
Skip the ceremony and start the party! Hailing from Chicago, via Gas City Indiana, Wedding Banned has become “the greatest wedding band on Earth.” Wedding Banned plays 80’s and 90’s music, throwing in some other guilty pleasures, that will take you back to great times and moments. Their unique performance combines music, audience interaction and comedy. Wedding Banned selects a bride and groom to get “married” on stage at most shows. Wedding Banned plays over 100 club shows, weddings, corporate events and festivals a year. If you want to have one of those, “you should have been there nights,” come and see Wedding Banned!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Adairs Run
February 11th, 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.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM