Jun
12
Wed
Good Clean Fun
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Good Clean Fun

Good Clean Fun is an award-winning party band that delivers an exciting, engaging show, and features a playlist of party hits that span every decade! Whether you’re watching Mike & Traci as a duo, or out to see the full band, you can expect to hear all the best dance hits from every style of music! Motown, Disco, Golden Oldies, 80s New Wave, Pop, 90s, Swing, Jazz, a sprinkle of country, and of course, today’s top hits!

Good Clean Fun has performed literally all over the world, (even Phuket, Thailand!), and you can find them playing all the best music festivals, casinos, weddings, dinner dances, and parties all over the East Coast and Midwest. Featured on sites like The Knot and Wedding Wire, GCF is proud to be the winners of “The Couples Choice Award” for the last 5 consecutive years!

You can even find Mike & Traci on the “big stage,” performing with or opening up for national touring artists like The Rascals, Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, The Buckinghams, and Tommy James and the Shondells!

Performing everyone’s favorite dance hits from every decade, it’s easy to understand why Good Clean Fun has quickly become one of Chicagoland’s most requested party bands!

Jun
19
Wed
Diamondback
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Diamondback

Diamondback has been a popular staple of the Chicago Country Music scene for quite some time. We bring our female fronted, multi-instrumentalist, tight harmonied party to clubs, private gatherings and festivals throughout the Midwest. We serve up a patented mix of Classic/Prime Country, Americana, Country Rock and New Country that’s guaranteed to have folks singing along and joining the party from the first song. Our extensive song list promises something for everyone.
Diamondback plays as a 4-5-6 piece full band, or Trio (DB3) or Duo (2 of Diamonds) for smaller venues. Pricing is always negotiable to fit your needs!

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Jun
26
Wed
Empty Pockets
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

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.

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Jul
3
Wed
Mellencougar
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm
Mellencougar

Mellencougar is the premier John Cougar Mellencamp tribute who’s sound is so spot on that it has even featured actual band members of JCM.

Mellencougar also performs hits from Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Huey Lewis, Joe Cocker, The Knack, Violent Femmes, Black Crowes, Eddie Money, CCR, Blues Brothers and more!

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Jul
10
Wed
Skokie Theatre – Skokie Idol Winners Concert
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm
Skokie Theatre - Skokie Idol Winners Concert

The Skokie Theatre is sponsoring its seventh 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!

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Jul
17
Wed
Sushi Roll
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm
Sushi Roll

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!

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Jul
31
Wed
Serendipity
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Serendipity

Serendipity is a pop/rock band from the Chicago suburbs who are most notable for playing a combination of popular 60s, 70s, and 80s covers as well as current pop hits at events all over the Chicagoland area. Serendipity has been seen and heard on live television, radio stations and commercials. They are well known for their high energy and great musicianship.

You can expect to hear:

Journey, Janis Joplin, Walk The Moon, Fleetwood Mac, Miranda Lambert, Heart, Jimmy Eats World, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, Jonas Brothers, Green Day, Elvis Presley, Guns N Roses, And Many More

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Serendipity
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Serendipity

Serendipity is a pop/rock band from the Chicago suburbs who are most notable for playing a combination of popular 60s, 70s, and 80s covers as well as current pop hits at events all over the Chicagoland area. Serendipity has been seen and heard on live television, radio stations and commercials. They are well known for their high energy and great musicianship.

You can expect to hear:

Journey, Janis Joplin, Walk The Moon, Fleetwood Mac, Miranda Lambert, Heart, Jimmy Eats World, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, Jonas Brothers, Green Day, Elvis Presley, Guns N Roses, And Many More

Aug
7
Wed
Kaleidoscope Dance Night
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
Kaleidoscope Dance Night

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.
http://kaleidoscopedance.com

Also features a visit with Classy Clown. Chicago’s best face painters and balloon artists.

Sponsors:

Kaleidoscope Dance and Movement Center

Kaleidoscope Dance Night
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
Kaleidoscope Dance Night

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.
http://kaleidoscopedance.com

Also features a visit with Classy Clown. Chicago’s best face painters and balloon artists.

Sponsors:

Kaleidoscope Dance and Movement Center