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



Clayton Shay Band
August 19th, 2017
The Clayton Shay Band is exploding into the live music scene, delivering the perfect balance of in-your-face rock/country music that is guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor and partying with the band all night long. With their roots ranging from hard rock to blues and country, The CSB has attracted the attention of live music fans all over central Illinois as well as the attention of the numerals national acts that they have shared the stage with such as: Walker Mcguire, Outshyne, Casey Jamerson, and Blackjack Billy. With the band performing favorites from artists such as Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, and many more, you're going to want to grab a drink, hit the dance floor, and sing along to every song. Being one of Six Strings Club's newest house bands, you need to get out and see for yourself what you've been missing out on. It's sure to be an experience that leaves you thirsty for more!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Chasing Rachel
August 25th, 2017
Experience the 90's with Central Illinois's Premier 90's cover band "Chasing Rachel". Dance, rock out, or sit back and relax as Josh Glazier (vocals & guitar), Graham Chlada (lead guitar), David Jacobs (bass guitar), and Pat Promenschenkel (drums), play a variety of hits from a decade that changed music forever. As the guys continue their pursuit of chasing the iconic 90's babe "Rachel Green" from the ever popular tv show "Friends", they will remind you how fun the 90's were with the sounds of Matchbox 20, Blink 182, Green Day, No Doubt, Sublime, Fuel, Lit, 3 Doors Down, & STP, just to name a few. Chasing Rachel will have you singing along throughout night with their tribute to the 90's.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Smoke ‘N Guns
August 26th, 2017
Once you see Smoke ‘n Guns in action, you’ll be left with an experience you will never forget. The phrases “high energy” and “dynamic duo” hardly do these girls justice. Alecia Arnall’s blues/rock ‘n roll tone pairs magically with Lindsay Bowman’s pop/country voice. Alecia Arnall (Osage Beach, MO) and Lindsay Bowman (Seaford, VA) formed Smoke 'n Guns in 2011 after meeting in Nashville, TN.

In a few short years, they have built a fan base across the US, performing at venues in Alabama, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, to name a few. The duo has also had the privilege to open for many national acts, such as Dustin Lynch, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Blackberry Smoke, and Collin Raye.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Adairs Run
September 1st, 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
Ryan Collins Band
September 8th, 2017
Missouri born and raised, Ryan Collins resides in Nashville but hasn't forgotten his roots. This twenty-six year old Country singer takes his love for music seriously. As a child, Ryan kick started his passion singing and playing guitar in church. From that moment, music has been the only thing on his mind. His reputation precedes him as a very talented musician to this day. Ryan wanted to take the next step in his career by forming a band. He brought together four life long friends to create a magnetic dynamic of talented musicians. Together they form a strong bond which leads to an original sound and energetic stage presence. Well-rounded, passionate, and musically sound, Ryan Collins is a one-of-a-kind artist.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Jake Dodd
September 9th, 2017
Jake Dodds is an independent country music artist currently touring the US, playing 120 shows in 2017.

Over the past 4 years Jake has played shows in 15 states opening for 13 national touring acts and 2 major tours.

Jake has opened shows for: Lee Brice - Chase Rice - Tyler Farr - Dustin Lynch - Brett Young- Kane Brown - Jerrod Niemann - Chase Bryant - Big SMO - Love and Theft - Josh Thompson - Neal McCoy - Micheal Ray - Jana Kramer - Wil Hoge - Chris Cagle

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
The Feudin' Hillbillys
September 15th, 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
Ty Bates
September 16th, 2017
The gravel in Georgia-reared Ty Bates distinctive draw and his genuine fire for the center stage are a fresh throwback to the days when unique and storytelling tunesmiths dominated the country charts. “I grew up on the Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Alabama and Allman Brothers days of country music. Those artists are the reason why I started writing songs. I wanted to touch fans the same way their music did with me. It’s about processing and discovering your own meaning behind the songs.”

The country genre first hooked Ty at a very young age when his father, a Ford Motor Company employee, took his son to the plant’s open house. There he would see the beginnings of a country music legend as Alan Jackson was playing the company party. From that day, he became invested in the genre discovering the sounds of artists like those mentioned above in addition to the signature hits of Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton. However, it would take a tragic accident for those closest to him to truly recognize and push him to polish his talent. “My brothers and I were playing with gasoline too close to the camp fire and I had spilled some on my basketball shorts. Well, you know what happened next. The worst part was that my brothers and I tried to hide the fact that I got burnt. Moms are smart though and she figured out pretty quickly that her boys were into something. Several skin grafts later I was back to normal.” It was during the recovery of one of his surgeries that his mom overheard Ty singing to pass the time. To this day, she and his immediate family are his biggest supporters.

Now, with musical fuel pulsing through his veins, he would take gigs anywhere he could find an audience. “I would even take the guitar on mission trips with the church to Nicaragua. We’d teach the natives English, build huts and end the days playing music with the community.”

Most notably, Ty efforts would secure a residency in shows at Six Flags Over GA and in several programs during the summers with his “Big Momma” (grandmother) in South Carolina. Like any musician, his employment resume is filled with part time jobs that deserve their own episode of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, but Ty refused to falter in pursuing his dreams to one day fill venues like the Ryman Auditorium and Red Rocks in Colorado. He would win recognition as a finalist in the Colgate Country Showdown and take home the trophy for “Georgia Male Artist of the Year” from Georgia-Country.com.

Moreover, it would be a submission into the Longhorn Steakhouse “Sing It like Jake” contest that would prove to be an once-in-a-lifetime experience. The win granted Ty the opportunity to sing alongside Jake Owen at Jake’s hometown show in Vero Beach, FL. Since then, he’s made the permanent move to Music City and built a grassroots fan base through performance opportunities with artists like Reba, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Gary Allan, Dustin Lynch and Lonestar. Red Light Management also added Ty to their celebrated roster of headliners which includes Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Kip Moore. His debut self titled EP will premiere this summer containing five songs all recorded at the famous Warner Brothers Studios. Ty penned or co-penned the entire project and looks forward to hitting the asphalt throughout the coming year to meet new fans along the journey. “Ever since I looked out and saw the audience singing a song called Firefly that I wrote, I knew that this was it for me. You cannot recreate that feeling when you see people that you’ve never met singing back to you a song that you crafted yourself. That’s why I get on that stage --- to make that situation happen over and over again!”

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
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…

$8 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
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
Scott Marek Band
October 7th, 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
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