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Feb 27
Love & Rock Unplugged Sat, Feb 27, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
love & Rock Unplugged

We now bring you “Love & Rock- Unplugged”, first of its kind! Music stripped and unplugged from ICONIC females throughout time spanning from the 60’s thru today in genres of: Rock, POP, R&B, Country, Musicals, and Movie Soundtracks. “Love & Rock- Unplugged” takes you through a non-stop ride of the most popular and memorable songs throughout our time.

Feb 28
Darryl Buchanan Sun, Feb 28, 2021 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Darryl Buchanan

Darryl Buchanan toured the globe for over 20 years as a musician. While growing up in South Bend, IN, at age 17 he was discovered by the legendary Motown recording artist Jr. “Shotgun” Walker and started doing world tours in the early 1980’s. Throughout his musical career he toured with many legendary groups including, The Temptations, Grammy Award winner Richard Street, former legendary James Brown band director Trombonist Fred Wesley of the JB’s, and the Motown Revue. In 1993 while a member of the Jr. Walker's band, Darryl had the honor to perform at President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ball.

Darryl has also performed on numerous TV shows including NBC’s Saturday Night Live and has performed at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. Growing up in a family of talented singers and musicians, Darryl first started playing the bass and guitar at age 12. Years later Darryl also advanced his musical skills to the keyboards. Influenced by musician legends like George Benson, James Jamerson and Carlos Santana, Darryl’s explosive bass and guitar solos are always a crowd pleaser! His musical gifts and stage persona has earned him popularity with diverse crowds.

His smooth vocal style fits the legendary sounds of artist like Smokey Robinson and Al Green. Darryl Buchanan is currently producing R&B, Pop and Gospel music with various artist. On August 29, 2009 Darryl was awarded the certificate of recognition by then city of South Bend, IN, Mayor Stephen J Lueke, for his 30 years in music and his accomplishments. Darryl Buchanan also continues to perform with his talented music group "Darryl Buchanan's Soul Motown Allstars”.

Mar 05
The Juniors Fri, Mar 05, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
The Juniors

The Juniors are an acoustic duo consisting of Chris Bolint and Billy Cox. Performing a wide array of your favorite covers from The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Aersosmith, Blink 182, Florida Georgia Line, Billy Idol, The Cars, The Eagles, etc…

Mar 06
Makena Hartlin Sat, Mar 06, 2021 | 3:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Makena Hartlin

Makena Hartlin is a young singer songwriter who pairs a spell-binding voice with charming, jazz infused pop songs.

Mar 06
CheckMark Sallie Sat, Mar 06, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Checkmark Sallie

Checkmark Sallie an acoustics duo featuring Sallie Pierpont on vocals and Mark Tavallali on acoustic guitars and vocals. Sallie and Mark also are band members in the some of the area's top bands in the Michiana club scene for many years. Checkmark Sallie plays it all from Classic Rock, Soul, Blues, Country, Pop, Alternative, and everything in between. They put their own acoustic twist on songs to make them sound new and fresh and you'll fall in love with these songs all over again.

Mar 07
Imphormal Sun, Mar 07, 2021 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
imphormal

Mike DeHays is Imphormal, playing electric cello covers of pop and classic rock hits and more.

Mar 12
Mike Struwin Band Fri, Mar 12, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Mike Struwin Band

Incorporating a myriad of genres, including Americana/Blues & Bluegrass/Roots/Folk/Soul and even Reggae, Mike Struwin Band has forged a truly unique style all their own.

Mike Struwin, who began playing music at the age of 13, has long been a force in the regional music scenes of Southwest Michigan, for lyrics and music imbued with a sense of honesty, empathy and authenticity. The St. Joseph, Mich., native released his first CD at age 17 and hasn’t looked back since, putting out eight albums to date and performing for audiences (young and old) for over 20 years.

Teaming up with members from the Sypian Family Band; Matt Sypian (drums) and Mike Nelson (bass) and enlisting long-time friend Mike Kinney to play lead guitar, Struwin has finally found a group that truly reflects his vision, versatility and style. Connected by their common goal of delivering handcrafted quality music to anyone with open ears and an open mind, Mike Struwin Band slips and slides through various genres, presenting their own original music to crowds while also paying tribute to musical greats like Paul Simon, Bill Withers, The Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and the Eagles. On the heels of a crazy year, The Mike Struwin Band is building their reputation as one of Midwest’s fresh and new “up-and-coming” live acts. Whether you like to dance or kick back and listen, Mike Struwin Band has a little something for everyone!

Mar 13
Dan Reisen Sat, Mar 13, 2021 | 3:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Dan Reisen

Dan Reisen is a local acoustic and vocal artist from Valparaiso, Indiana. Focusing on genres such as classic rock/easy listening, blues and indie folk, Reisen has advanced his music career over the past 10 years exponentially. Playing all over Northwest Indiana, parts of Michigan and reaching into Illinois, Dan Reisen has made his mark as a local musician and is passionate about performing.

Mar 13
Chris Burch Trio Sat, Mar 13, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Chris Burch Trio

Chris Burch is a rock n’ roll influenced artist who performs to audiences across the country. Using a guitar as the spill canvas for his raw vocal appeal and bravely fresh sound, Chris delivers his songs with a reckless intensity that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Drawing heavily from American and British rock n’ roll, his sets are like a music history lesson. You may hear Elvis Presley or Sam Cooke one minute, then Foo Fighters or Pink Floyd the next.

In this trio, Chris will be joined by veteran musician Paul Erdman on guitar, and a percussionist.

Mar 14
Jimmy Fastiggi Sun, Mar 14, 2021 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Jimmy Fastiggi

“Americana rock and roots” is the way Jimmy describes the music that he plays.
He started playing guitar at age 19 and immediately fell in love with the instrument. He began by teaching himself songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan and acoustic music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Over the next several years, he played in various types of bands including folk, bluegrass, country and rock and roll. As he began to listen to swing and jazz, he developed more interest in songwriting, especially the music from the American Songbook by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and the Gershwins.


In recent years, Jimmy has fallen back in love with the blues and plays songs by many of the great blues legends such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton. From simple folk, to Beatles-influenced rock, delta blues, Motown-flavored R&B, country or Swing Jazz, his music reflects elements from all these styles of music. Jimmy now lives in St. Joseph Michigan where he performs at various venues throughout Southwest Michigan and the Michiana area.

Mar 19
Sidestreets Fri, Mar 19, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Sidestreets

Sidestreets is a trio from the Chicagoland/NWI area playing all of your favorite covers from classic rock to today’s contemporary music.

Mar 20
AD3 Acoustic Trio Sat, Mar 20, 2021 | 3:00PM
Kankakee Grille
AD3 Acoustic Trip

AD3 Acoustic Trio is comprised of Adam Domain on vocals, featuring guest musicians on acoustic guitar and cajón, playing covers from varied genres.

Mar 20
Generation Boulevard Sat, Mar 20, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Generation Boulevard

Rock and pop covers of today and yesterday's Top 40.  

Mar 21
Imphormal Sun, Mar 21, 2021 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
imphormal

Mike DeHays is Imphormal, playing electric cello covers of pop and classic rock hits and more.

Mar 26
Sk8er Boyz Fri, Mar 26, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
sk8er boys

Total Request Live Night at Kankakee Live!

 

The request lines are back open and Sk8er Boyz has you covered. We’re bringing you a lively acoustic show full of your favorite pop-punk, rock, and alternative hits from the 90s & 2000s, plus YOUR REQUESTS! Challenge us to play your favorite songs from any genre. If we think we can sing it, play it, or just give you a taste of it, then you’ll hear it!  Who knows what the ten most requested songs will be, but you gotta show up to see.  Grab your friends and check it out!

Mar 27
Makena Hartlin Sat, Mar 27, 2021 | 3:00PM
Kankakee Grille
Makena Hartlin

Makena Hartlin is a young singer songwriter who pairs a spell-binding voice with charming, jazz infused pop songs.

Mar 27
80/90 Sat, Mar 27, 2021 | 7:00PM
Kankakee Grille
80/90

80/90 is an acoustic male/female (Dan & Lisa Vukmirovich) duo bringing you the best of the 80s and 90s! We create original arrangements of many classic songs and love bringing a new spin to the typical "acoustic duo" set up with fun audience interaction, costumes and sing-a-longs!

Mar 28
Gemini Sun, Mar 28, 2021 | 5:00PM
Kankakee Grille
GEmini

The band, Gemini combine original music, interesting covers with an easy going attitude to create serious music that makes you smile and want more!

Jun 11
Johnny Mathis Fri, Jun 11, 2021 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center
Johnny Mathis

Celebrating his 64th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-signed artist.  A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories, from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.  

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty,” Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide.  During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time number six album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts.  He has received five Grammy Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.  More information on Johnny Mathis is available at www.johnnymathis.com.

                                                    

Jul 10
Smokey Robinson Sat, Jul 10, 2021 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center
Smokey

Smokey Robinson is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive, and co-founder of Motown Records.  Robinson and his group, the Miracles met Berry Gordy after a failed audition for singer Jackie Wilson’s managers and Gordy was impressed with Robinson's vocals and ambitious songwriting.  With his help they released, “Got a Job,” and it was the beginning of a successful collaboration and the beginnings of Motown.  Over the next decade, Robinson and the Miracles produced 26 top 40 hits, including several top 10 hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion,” “The Tears Of a Clown” and others.  In 1975, Robinson released his most successful solo album, A Quiet Storm, which yielded three hit singles, “Baby That's Backatcha,” “The Agony & The Ecstasy,” and “Quiet Storm.”

In recent years, Robinson released the standards album, Timeless Love, Time Flies When You're Having Fun, Now And Then, and Smokey & Friends.  Robinson has been Inducted into the Kennedy Center, awarded an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a second star with The Miracles.  He was awarded a medal at the National Medal of Arts, A Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards, and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award.  Howard University conferred on Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music as did the Berklee College of Music.  More information on Smokey Robinson is available at www.smokeyrobinson.com.

 

Aug 13
Happy Together Fri, Aug 13, 2021 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center
Happy Together

2020 will mark the eleventh year of the highly-successful, hit-filled Happy Together Tour.  The touring sensation, which has criss-crossed the nation delighting audiences for a decade, returns with a show full of chart-topping hits from the 1960s and 1970s that include 59 Billboard Top 40 songs.  In addition to The Turtles, audiences can expect music from Chuck Negron, from Three Dog Night; The Association; Mark Lindsay, from Paul Revere & The Raiders; The Vogues; and The Cowsills.                                                

The Turtles are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound.  With hits such as “Elenore,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “You Showed Me,” and the title of the tour, “Happy Together,” the band ruled the airwaves in the late 1960s.  Ron Dante joins the line-up to delight with his own mega-hit, “Sugar Sugar.”  

Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, returns to the tour for 2020 bringing with him his outstanding lead vocals on such global hits as “Joy To The World,” “One,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Black & White,” “Shambala,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” Easy To Be Hard,” “Eli’s Coming” and more.  Three Dog Night scored an impressive 21 Top 40 singles and twelve consecutive gold albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  

Also returning to the tour for 2020 is The Association, who enjoyed massive radio success in the ‘60s with such number one hits as “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love,” and “Along Comes Mary.”  This iconic vocal group was a staple on AM radio in the 1960s. 

Joining Happy Together for 2020 will be Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders.  Lindsay and his high-kicking stage persona will be performing Raiders’ hits as well as solo gems such as “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Good Thing,” “Arizona,” and “Indian Reservation.”  Lindsay’s songs appear in the Quentin Tarantino blockbuster “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”

Brand new to the Happy Together touring family for 2020 are The Vogues.  Also known for their harmony-driven pop sound, The Vogues had numerous Top 10 hits with singles such as “Five O’Clock World,” “You’re The One,” “My Special Angel,” and “Turn Around Look At Me.”

Rounding out the bill are The Cowsills, the harmonious family act (two brothers and a sister) that inspired the smash hit ‘60s television show, “The Patridge Family.”  They are sure to delight with their best-known songs, “Hair,” “Indian Lake,” “The Rain, The Park & Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl),” and more.

Aug 28
The Australian Pink Floyd Show Sat, Aug 28, 2021 | 9:00PM
Silver Creek Event Center
Australian Pink Floyd

The Australian Pink Floyd Show performs the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection.  This critically acclaimed show has been astonishing audiences worldwide for more than three decades – always striving to reproduce the complete Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences.  The show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, state of the art high resolution LED screen technology and other special effects.  In addition, and in true Pink Floyd fashion, there are several huge inflatables including a giant pig and their own unique Pink Kangaroo.  Often described as being much more than a tribute band, the Australian Pink Floyd Show is the first Pink Floyd tribute show that took the concept into the worldwide arena circuit.  The band has played to sell out audiences throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, South America, and Russia.         

The All That You Feel Tour in 2020 will bring to the stage the songs that mean so much to Pink Floyd fans all over the world.  Representing music from every phase of Pink Floyd’s journey, from “Ummagumma,” to “The Division Bell,” and all points in between this tour will once again reinforce the Australian Pink Floyd Show’s dedication to the heritage of Barrett, Waters, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason with a show that pays sincere and genuine tribute to the legendary Pink Floyd productions.  State of the art lighting, crystal clear video, pinpoint lasers, gargantuan inflatables, and flawless live sound that was the benchmark of Pink Floyd shows, the Australian Pink Floyd Show guarantees to delivers a memorable live experience.  More information on the Australian Pink Floyd Show is available at www.aussiefloyd.com.

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