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



Backseat Radio
September 7th, 2019
Backseat Radio’s live concert experience is a rock & roll thrill ride that you don’t want to miss! BSR’s high energy show is filled with today’s most popular chart-topping Pop, Rock & Hard Rock Hits. With just enough classics and guilty pleasures mixed in, Backseat Radio has fans singing, dancing and throwing their rock-horns in the air! Get Rocked!!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Edward David Anderson's
Alabama Getaway
September 20th, 2019
Edward David Anderson has long had an affinity for the Grateful Dead, attending his first show in the summer of 1989. Whether it be Brother Jed, Backyard Tire Fire, or Black Dirt Revival, Anderson's songs & musicality have undoubtedly been influenced by the legendary psychedelic rockers from San Fransisco. Alabama Getaway is EDA & friends interpreting the music of the Grateful Dead pushing boundaries into uncharted territories.

WSG...NOROBOT

$10

Doors: 7PM                Show: 9PM
Devin Clemons Band
September 21st, 2019
Growing up, DEVIN CLEMONS was constantly surrounded by music. He shares, “My mother can sing like you would not believe. In the car or as we made cookies and whatnot as a child, it seemed like everywhere we went we were singing or dancing around.” Clemons’ uncle is his greatest influence in music. “My uncle Wayne Clemons could sing, write songs and play guitar like the best of them. He bought me my first guitar and I've never put it down since.”

​While he recognized that he had a passion, it wasn’t until attending his first concert that Clemons realized he could pursue a career as an entertainer for a living. “From singing in the tub, singing in the car or even singing down the hallways at school, I knew it was in me. But the first time I saw Eric Church play a concert live was when I realized that you could make a living at doing what you love. I always loved to sing but never thought it to be a reality that I can do it for a living.” He recalls his first time getting on stage to play his own show. “My very first show was at a club called The Forum in Macomb, Illinois. We opened up for a red dirt country act called the Casey Donahue Band. I was 24 years old, never played a show in my life in front of people and there were 800 in attendance. I remember standing backstage shaking like a leaf! My boys took the stage and started playing the music waiting for me to walk out. I knew I could not let the boys down and not walking on that stage wasn't an option. Stepping out onto that stage was the best decision that I've ever made!”

$5 Cover / $3 w/ Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM

Scott Marek Band
September 27th, 2019
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!

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Radio Romance
September 28th, 2019
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
Boy Band Review
October 4th, 2019
Boy Band Review - Is the best Boy Band Tribute Show in the country! Bringing full production lights, video, dancing, harmonies and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans with their #boyband shows that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love.

Bringing some sweet hip thrusts and air grabs performed perfectly “N SYNC”, Boy Band Review, helps you relive the best years.​

The #boyband shows are an incredible throw back experience with dancers and back up singers where the audience members relive the best years! They are playing to capacity crowds throughout the Midwest and spreading nationwide. They have played numerous high profile events, private engagements, a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Casino, the NHL Stadium Series Classic Blackhawks game, and countless venues across the country to capacity crowds. Boy Band Review is everyone's favorite show since the 1990s!

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Brushville
October 5th, 2019
Known for their LIVE shows. Brushville has been playing SOLD OUT shows because of their high energy performances. One reporter compared a Brushville show to a hockey game. “It was an engineering masterpiece as all members could switch out of one song mid-stream and into another seamlessly. It was like watching a hockey game where the players changed, but the action and the game clock kept rolling.”

Brushville blends four 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.

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM

Adairs Run
October 12th, 2019
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
Jake Dodd
October 19th, 2019
Jake Dodds is an independent country music artist currentlyl 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

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
The Natu Band
October 25th, 2019
In 2008, Natu began a career in Professional Boxing. He was a highly ranked professional and fought several times on National television including a USBA World Title fight. He was a training partner for Legends such as Evander Holyfield, Vladimir Kiltschko, James Toney, and more.

Towards the end of 2015, Natu began his music career playing in local venues. In 2017 he competed in a Songwriter competition in Tennessee called Nashville Rising Star that also hosted 2016 ACM Female Artist of the Year, Kelsea Ballerini. Natu won the fan votes but finished as runner up. Shortly after NRS, Natu formed a band with various professional musicians in Central Illinois called The NATU Band.

After an invitation to perform on Broadway for Nashville’s CMA Festival 2017, Natu has since been working with Nashville Songwriters, and Producers he met to solidify his second EP set to be released February 2018.

$5 Cover / $3 w/ Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM

Wedding Banned
November 1st, 2019
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
Lick Creek Band
November 2nd, 2019
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
Ethan Bell
November 9th, 2019
The Ethan Bell Band is what happens when retro-pop and country music bump boots in the back of the honky tonk. With bar bashing, boy band belting, flashy stage move dancing, and story telling that your grandma would pass out candy for, Ethan Bell, Eric Smith, Brandon Weber and Jonny Gifford have become known as one of the hardest working bands in the Chicagoland area.

They keep audiences captivated with their mashups of pop, hip hop and country songs that you love from your radio, while swooning you with their romantic ballads and introspective songwriting. They bring a Nashville flavor to Chicago that keeps them busy all year round playing 150 plus shows a year at casinos, bars, music venues, corporate events, weddings and divorces.

The band is currently making trips back and forth from Nashville, Tennessee as they prepare to put out their next batch of songs in 2019, while also grinding away playing anything, anywhere for anyone just to keep the lights on. Whether you’re a fan of their music or just a fan of a damn good time, The Ethan Bell Band puts on a performance that leaves you wanting more.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM

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