Ian & The Dream
New to Miller Lite Beer Garden
Friday, May 27
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Stache! uses a creative blend of song arrangement and skilled musicianship to bring a unique twist to everything from today’s pop hits to the 80s rock anthems you’ve been loving for years. Stache recreates current radio hits without the use of backing tracks, and mixes them into a setlist filled with perennial rock and dance favorites from across the radio dial. As a result, Stache can bring a catered blend of music that’s perfect for your venue, festival, or private event.
It’s music you love, like you’ve never heard before.
Passion, discipline, raw energy, and focused talent are what you’ll encompass when you experience
the music of MER.
“In a market place over saturated with corporate created talent, MER delivers a refreshing reminder
that musicians with originality and heart still exist!” CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“From the blueprint of singer/songwriter’s like James Taylor comes the artistry of MER. Armed with a
Martin guitar and the wisdom of life’s tribulations his music is ready to be heard by all.” ABC7 CHICAGO
“MER is the real deal, a true musician, excellent songwriter, amazing stage performer, and just an
overall great person that you would want to hang out with!” CBS CHICAGO
Sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia’s LOVE CANON currently resides in full bloom. The musicians, led by guitarist Jesse Harper, are six seasoned virtuoso string players fused together by wood and wire to become LOVE CANON.
““Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.”
For Chicago’s finest Rock and Pop hits, there’s simply No Alternative.
No Alternative is one of Chicago’s most entertaining cover bands. Featuring uptempo, lively, singalong favorites ranging from today’s current hits to the timeless classics you know and love, No Alternative is dedicated to bringing the fun to any event.
Featuring the one and only Angele Anise, Chicago’s Swamp Heat proudly carries on the tradition and sound of New Orleans dance music into the 21st century. Known for their irresistible grooves and heartfelt ballads, the band sheds light on forgotten gems and continues to push the music forward with their own unique voice.
Brooke & the Nice Things are too young to be old school; however, their influences undoubtedly reflect the Golden Era of Rhythm and Blues.
The band’s sound takes cues from Memphis and Muscle Shoals–between the lazy rolling of the river and the steady chugging of a southbound train. The feel lives between Chicago and Detroit–lively city streets and the pumping of factory machinery.
The hustle and bustle is music. A sound that moves people. A feeling that creates community and speaks to people.
Classic soul meets rock & roll in this dynamic eight-piece collective from Chicago. The Congregation features Gina Bloom, a singer whose raw and powerful vocals are underscored by Charlie Wayne’s dynamic guitar riffs, the band’s rock and soul rhythm section and the lively call and response of a three-piece horn section. When it comes to the songwriting, you won’t find any sugarcoated love songs here–you’ll get a little bit of longing and a whole lot of wronging.
“COREY DENNISON IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL BLUESMAN.”
Long-awaited by loyal fans, The Corey Dennison Blues Band debuted in Chicago in early 2013, storming the stages of Buddy Guy’s Legends, Rosa’s, and Leroy’s Hot Stuff. In late 2013, Corey’s always entertaining stage presence prompted the release of “live in chicago” a thrilling document of a typical night in a Windy City blues club. The album leaves little doubt that the Blues has found its premier young lion, Corey Dennison.
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Corey spent a majority of his childhood moving about Tennessee and Georgia. As a young boy, he heard the powerful, soulful sounds of the Blues on late night radio programs and recalls being captivated by the music. He received his first guitar at the age of 6 and began to imitate the music of artists such as Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins and Albert King. Corey immediately felt a strong connection to Soul music. “I just loved the way Soul music made me feel from my head to my toes. I remember humming along to songs from Wilson Pickett, Curtis Mayfield & Sam Cooke.” This marked a lasting impression on his musical style and is clearly visible today in his soulful vocals and fiery guitar solos.
The members of Creedence Revived, with the exception of Dylan McGee, all originated from another CCR tribute Act back in 2008. Since then they have grown together and played for crowds upwards of 30,000 people performing in different parts of the world. The band consists of some the best musicians known around including Front man Rich Perez whose electrifying voice captures the essence and soul of the great John Fogerty.