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

Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils
S.A.W. Events Presents
December 9th, 2016
Zach Linley is a multi-talented singer/songwriter from the midwest. He writes gritty, honest heartfelt songs filled with rich melodies and lyrics that easy for the listener to identify with. He has released several singles and an EP with his band ZACH LINLEY & THE REBEL DAREDEVILS.

Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils have played extensively throughout the midwest, opening for artists such as Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson, Frankie Ballard, Josh Thompson, David Allan Coe, as well as numerous other talented acts and musicians. Co-Founder and former CEO of CMT Nyhl Hensen says, "Zach Linley is the Garth Brooks of the new millennium. I can see him being a key player in the next era of country music.In addition to being a great vocalist and having tremendous musical talent, his song writing is phenomenal and far ahead of the game."

Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils continue to expand their listening audience and develop a larger fan base with every performance. They've caught the attention of Nashville, with artists such as Wynonna Judd giving them a big "thumb's up" on social media site Twitter. Be on the look out for a new ZACH LINLEY & THE REBEL DAREDEVILS album in spring/summer of 2015.

With Special Guest....The Bogart Jones Band $5 Cover

Doors: 7PM                Show: 9PM
Scott Marek Band
December 10th, 2016
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
December 16th, 2016
ESP began in 1995 and performed regularly across the downstate Illinois area for 15 years. The “classic” line-up of Lou DiBello, Kelly Hazel, Gary Strater and Tommy Garza was well known and set a high bar for other rock acts to follow with their high energy shows and top notch musicianship. Gary passed away in 2004 after a battle with cancer, and the band continued on through personnel and other life changes. In 2008 Steve Hall took over bass duties, joining Lou and Kelly after having played with each of them previously in different bands years earlier. The band continued until 2009, before taking a hiatus from performing.

After taking time off for family and writing and recording new original material, Lou began The Lou DiBello Band in July 2011, playing original and classic guitar-based rock instrumental music. With drummer Chris Napier and keyboardist/guitarist Mark Smart on board, along with bassist Mike Hallihan, this band quickly gained a reputation as a super hot group playing at a technical level few achieve, locally or otherwise. Despite the rewards of playing such demanding music the band wanted to pursue a more vocal oriented direction. Kelly Hazel was asked to join, and the writing was on the wall that ESP would rise again.

Time constraints with other projects led Mike Hallihan to step aside from ESP, but this was “one door closing and another opening” as Steve Hall rejoined the band on bass, bringing his experience and great singing voice back to the band. In 2014 drummer Todd Asper joined the band, and the band once again kicked it up another notch, delivering blistering hot performances to start the new year!

With the expanded line-up including keys/second guitar, ESP has focused the set list on all the best Power Packed Rock from the 70's and 80's, including bands like Journey, Kansas, REO, Boston, Scorpions, Foreigner, April Wine, Sammy Hagar, Bad Company and so many more!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM