The Jolly Ringwalds will have you singing and dancing along to your favorite 80s tunes and will also re-introduce you to some of the songs you forgot you loved. With 3 different lead vocalists/multi-instrumentalists, the band will maintain your interest for the whole night and leave you wanting more. The Jolly Ringwalds provide a fun, interactive experience for all age groups and boast some of the Chicago’s most in demand performers.
Type of Music:
Bryan Adams, A-ha, B-52s, Bananarama, Bangles, Toni Basil, Pat Benatar, David Bowie, Bow Wow Wow, Culture Club, The Cure, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Go-gos,
Guns N Roses, Hall & Oates, Journey, Katrina & the Waves, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, George Michael, Olivia Newton-John, The Police, Prince, Lionel Richie,
Violent Femmes, Yaz, Paul Young, and many more!
If we had only one word to describe Chicago cover band sensation Sushi Roll, it would be… ANIMAZING!
Formed in early 2012, Sushi Roll quickly perfected their own unique blend of high-energy dance music, infused with rock ‘n roll swagger, then topped off with memorable stage costumes inspired by Cosplay and Anime. Sushi Roll is made up of one part driving rock band, one part light-hearted pop, and one part over-the-top theatrical verve. The band easily transitions between revved-up versions of your favorite pop and rock hits by artists like Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, 4 Non Blondes, Tom Petty, P!nk, ACDC, Jackson 5, CCR, Daft Punk, Icono Pop, The Cars, Carrie Underwood, Adele, Bruno Mars, and many others. Sushi Roll connects these artists into one non-stop musical journey that is perfect entertainment for bars, clubs, festivals, private/corporate events, and more!
Quirky and charismatic, The Empty Pockets craft rootsy, often-cerebral and always-catchy Americana rock ‘n roll with a smack of Texas saloon and a taste of Motown soul.
It was a scorching Chicago summer in 2006 when long-time friends Josh Solomon, Danny Rosenthal and Nate Bellon officially became a band. After recording their first original demo, the boys starred in a 2007 theatrical production of the Buddy Holly Story which served as a showcase for the new group. The band attracted the attention of local morning show personality Scott Mackay (WLS-FM) and the show’s success lead to a tribute album and critical acclaim in print, along with television and radio appearances. Playing as Buddy Holly and the Crickets each night was a rock and roll roots education that left an indelible mark on The Empty Pockets’ music, focusing their sound on driving rockabilly grooves thick with rhythm and blues, and thoughtful melodies and harmonies in classic pop song structures.
With the Buddy Holly buzz, the boys went back in the studio to complete an album of their original music. They released “Under the Bed” using early band name, “Josh & the Empty Pockets,” at the beginning of 2008 – a fun, multifaceted album so full of catchy refrains that Nickelodeon licensed the album in it‘s entirety for the shows; iCarly, Zoey101 and Drake & Josh. Produced by industry veteran Rick Fritz (Brian Wilson, John Mellencamp), the single “Fall Right Now” tells the story of a young romance that almost too eagerly becomes true love.
Josh’s muse for “Fall Right Now,” Erika Brett, was soon asked to join the band and the new foursome, now simply “The Empty Pockets,” headed into another studio session, this time for a holiday duet. While on their first tour, The Empty Pockets’ single, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – a spirited mash-up of two holiday classics – hit radio with airplay on over a hundred markets nationwide peaking at #25 on the Medibase AC Chart. The band toured extensively, including a showcase at SXSW, piquing the interest of legendary manager David Spero (Joe Walsh, Cat Stevens, Dickey Betts) who added the band to his roster in late 2009.
In 2010, The Empty Pockets had a breakout year, sharing the stage with Jennifer Hudson and Rock ‘n Roll Hall-of-Famer, Buffalo Springfield’s Richie Furay and headlining historic venues like the House of Blues Chicago. Their song, “Take Me,” about the conflict in Afghanistan was featured in award-winning documentary, “Patrol Base Jaker.” Energized by these opportunities, the band has toured relentlessly since, opening for comedian George Lopez and artists like Grammy-winning Dickey Betts, Dave Mason, and Kansas, sharing the bill with stars like Jason Mraz, Jimmy Cliff, and FUN., all while recording and releasing two EP’s: “Introducing The Empty Pockets” and “A Holiday Staycation,” both of which received substatial national airplay on Triple-A and Hot AC radio stations.
Having recently finished their first full-length album in the studio they built with their bare hands, The Empty Pockets pride themselves on delivering what they call, “handcrafted rock and roll.” These new songs showcase the group’s rich, analog sound, as well as the skillful musicianship, fearless singing and spirited showmanship true to their performances onstage. Catch the band as they travel the country in their van, The Pocket Rocket.
FeelGood is a fun, energetic, Chicago-based tribute band. The name of the band is exactly what every show does- makes you FeelGood. FeelGood plays all of your favorite party jams from the 60’s to today.
With decades of experience, FeelGood has the perfect playlist to keep you going all night.
Types of music:
Blink-182, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Sir Mix a Lot, Jim Croce, Sublime, The Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson, *Nsync, Gnarls Barkley, Simple Mind, Dierks Bentley, The Gap Band, Beastie Boys, Kenny Loggins, Cee Lo Green, Daft Punk, Ciara, Will Smith, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Nelly,
James Brown, Backstreet Boys, R. Kelly, 50 cent, Shaggy, Rick Springfield, Chuck Berry, Morris Day, Prince, Al Green, Beyoncé, Bill Withers, The Temptations, Eddie Murphy, Lit, Bob Marley, The Four Seasons, DMX, Wild Cherry, Bell Biv Devoe, Def Leppard, Foster the People, UB40, Earth, Wind, & Fire,
Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Sam & Dave, Ben E King, Rick James
Serendipity is a pop/rock band from the Chicago suburbs. Formed in 2011 by bassist Haley Blomquist and vocalist Josie Treffy, the band has grown in size to include Lauren Conner on guitar, Sam Paige on keys/vocals/guitar, and Bridget Stiebris on drums.
Serendipity is most notable for playing a combination of 60’s/70’s/80’s covers and pop hits at summer festivals. However, the band recently released their first EP in 2017, entitled Welcome to my Mind, and are currently working on their first full-length record.
Type of music:
Meghan Trainor, Paramore, Marvin Gaye, American Authors, One Republic, Aerosmith, Rihanna, All American Rejects, Journey, Cee Lo Green, Rolling Stones, Cyndi Lauper, Imagine Dragons, Elvis, One Direction, Maroon 5, The Killers, Bastille, Katy Perry, Adele, Lorde, Magic, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Eat World, Olly Murs, Avicii, The Shangra-las, Selena Gomez, …and many more!
Join us for a night of fun for the kids of dance and activities for the young ones.
Kaleidoscope Dance, a top Chicagoland dance studio located at the crossroads of the Skokie and Evanston communities, offers classes for dancers of all ages and abilities in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap and Modern. Our professional faculty provides top-notch dance education in a warm, community atmosphere. Most importantly, we keep our class sizes small so each dancer has the opportunity to receive personal attention and therefore, progress at a faster pace. We are actively involved in the community, such as sponsoring the Wednesdays on the Green program in downtown Skokie and providing complimentary dance lessons for all who participate.
Also features a visit with Classy Clown. Chicago’s best face painters and balloon artists.
Kaleidoscope Dance and Movement Center
Billy Elton features pianist and vocalist Reid Spears leading an 8-piece band, performing all of the legendary songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. The band is dedicated to top-notch musicianship, and performs a completely live show with no backing tracks. With timeless music that appeals to all generations, every Billy Elton show is engaging, exciting, and entertaining to all!
The Skokie Theatre is sponsoring its sixth annual Skokie Idol! Just like the famous television show, contestants will perform each week in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. Every week, someone will be eliminated until only one person remains. That person will be featured at a Wednesday On The Green concert in Downtown Skokie, Summer of 2021.
Thanks to the Skokie Theatre!