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ArethFranklwas scheduled perform Dec. 29 Venue Horseshoe Hammond Indianbut thconcert has been canceled.  |  Getty Images photo

Aretha Franklin was scheduled to perform on Dec. 29 at the Venue at Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana, but that concert has been canceled. | Getty Images photo

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Updated: January 29, 2013 6:14AM



Here is a look at upcoming concerts.

Gigs include Aretha Franklin at Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana, the BoDeans at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet and Styx at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.

ANOTHER HOLE IN THE WALL: 3236 Union Ave., Steger, (708) 392-3034: Dec. 30, Corpus Christi, Behold! The City and Conquerors; Jan. 3, the Persevering Promise.

BLARNEY STONE PUB: 15400 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, (708) 535-4800: Dec. 29, Sean & Charlie.

BLUE CHIP CASINO: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Ind., (219) 879-7711: Dec. 28 in Rocks Lounge, 2 Trailers Down, Tonal Attitude and Foot 5; Dec. 28-29 in It’s Vegas Baby!, the Naked Karate Girls; Dec. 29 in Rocks Lounge, Middle of the Road (early) and Nick and the Ovorols and BBI (late); Dec. 30 in Rocks Lounge, Meet the Beetles! (early) and Smokin’ Gunz (late); Dec. 30 in It’s Vegas Baby!, the Hype Syndicate; Dec. 31 in Rocks Lounge, Tonal Attitude (early) and Jamrose and April’s Reign (late); Dec. 31 in It’s Vegas Baby!, New Year’s Eve Party; Jan. 1 in Rocks Lounge, Classical Blast (early) and the HZ Band (late); Wednesdays in It’s Vegas Baby!, Karaoke Wednesdays.

BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL: 1696 Thornton-Lansing Road, Lansing, (708) 418-3877: Fridays, Freaky Friday Party with Jeremy & The Band of Brothers (acoustic music, open mike and a disc jockey); Thursdays, Thirsty Thursday Jam hosted by Jeremy and the House Band.

THE BRAZEN HEAD: 13602 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood, (708) 388-8862: Dec. 29, Timing’s Everything (unplugged).

BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS: 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, (312) 427-1190: Dec. 28, Mississippi Heat with Mike Dangerous and others; Dec. 29, Lurrie Bell with others; Dec. 30, Sunday Night Jazz Party (early) and Vino Louden (late); Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Party featuring Mike Wheeler with NuBlu Band and Eddie Taylor Jr.; Jan. 3, Buddy Guy with Mike Wheeler and Scott Nev.

CHICAGO GAELIC PARK’S THE CARRAIG PUB: 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323: Dec. 28, Chris Heroldt; Dec. 29, Gerry Dignan; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with Bernie Glim and Country Roads; Thursdays, Irish Music Sessions.

CHICAGO STREET PUB: 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet, (815) 727-7171: Dec. 28, the Dimonte Brothers; Dec. 29, OD Jo; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Party with Chicago Farmer and Jack Avery’s Kin.

CIVIC OPERA HOUSE: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, (312) 827-5657: Through Jan. 19, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents “Hansel & Gretel.”

COOL RIVER DRAUGHT HOUSE & EATERY: 12622 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, (708) 301-8006: Dec. 29, 80’s Proof; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Bash with Petty Profits (Tom Petty cover band) and the Last Envy along with a midnight toast and drink specials.

ED & JOE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA: 17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 532-3051: Dec. 28, Stillgrass (fiddle, guitar, harmonica, folk and Americana); Dec. 29, John Devlin (solo guitar and vocals playing music from the 1960s-1990s); Jan. 3, open mike with John Perovich.

FITZGERALD’S: 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118: Dec. 28, Soul Vendor, Bumpus and Velvet Jimis; Dec. 28 in the SideBar, Cannonball; Dec. 29, Robbie Fulks Raps Up 2012 (a witty and humorous look back at 2012); Dec. 30, Shout Section Big Band; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with the Becca Kaufman Orchestra (dance party with pop, rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to current music).

FOUR WINDS CASINO RESORT: 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, Mich., (866) 494-6371: Dec. 28 in the Hard Rock Cafe, the Rock Show; Dec. 29 in the Hard Rock Cafe, Libido Funk Circus; Dec. 30 in the Hard Rock Cafe, Mike Struwin; Dec. 31 in the Silver Creek Event Center, Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show.

GLENDORA HOUSE: 102nd Street and Harlem Avenue, Chicago Ridge, (708) 425-3686: Dec. 28, Good Time Charley’s Singles Dance; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Party; Jan. 1, Polka Party.

HARRAH’S JOLIET’S STAGE 151: 151 N. Joliet St., (815) 740-7800: Dec. 28, Sugar High; Dec. 29, Lounge Puppets; Dec. 31, Almost Famous.

HEROES WEST SPORTS GRILL: 1530 Commerce Drive, Joliet, (815) 725-1234: Dec. 28, Bandaroke (live band karaoke); Dec. 29, Life Is Drama (covers for 1980s-2000s including songs by the Cranberries, Guns N’ Roses and Fall Out Boy); Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve celebration with the Neverly Brothers. The latter event includes dinner (choice of grilled salmon, fried jumbo gulf shrimp, char-grilled rib eye, stuffed chicken breast or pulled pork), an appetizer, dessert, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, raffles, hats and shirts for $75. A premium liquor bar also will be available from 9 p.m.-midnight. Table assignments are reserved upon payment. Hotel packages also are available.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO JOLIET’S HOLLYWOOD STADIUM: 2300 Empress Drive, (888) 436-7737: Dec. 28, ARRA (rock); Dec. 29, Vertigo USA (U2 tribute) with Audiomatic; Dec. 31, R-Gang with Junkyard Groove Chicago, Hare and Andrew Blendermann.

(UPDATED 12/28) HORSESHOE HAMMOND’S THE VENUE: 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Ind., (866) 711-7463: Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Celebration. The Dec. 29 concert featuring Aretha Franklin has been canceled.

J.J. KELLEY’S RESTAURANT & PUB: 2455 Bernice Road, Lansing, (708) 474-9977: Tuesdays, karaoke with Chris; Thursdays, open mike with Cody and friends.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN’S SALOON: 17358 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 429-7000: Dec. 28, Rendition; Dec. 29, Nygel Ajax with Bad Penny; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Party with Red Hot Riot; Thirsty Thursday with DJ delaChapelle.

LIMESTONE CITY GRILL & LOUNGE: 13415 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, (708) 371-9000: Dec. 28, the Downtown Sound; Dec. 29, Jimmy O and Rhonda Lee; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with Jimmy O and Rhonda Lee and premium open bar, champagne toast at midnight, dinner, party favors and dancing for $95 per person (reservations are encouraged).

THE LINGER MARTINI BAR: 4142 W. 167th St., Oak Forest, (708) 960-0481: Fridays, Greek Night featuring a different disc jockey each time; Dec. 29, House of Vibes (soul); Sundays, the DJ Hi-Speed Experience featuring DJ Antyon.

LITTLE JOE’S: 1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox, (815) 463-1099: Tuesdays, Piano Styles by Joe.

MOJOE’S: 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, mojoesofjoliet.com: Dec. 28 (all ages), Phycotic Beatdown with Mat-T, Nozicka and Info Struktur; Dec. 29, Blackened (Metallica tribute) with (sic) (Slipknot tribute); Dec. 30 (ages 16 and older), After Doomsday Party with DJ Caffeine, Deejay Threejay, Lipton & Skeletal Steel, Thomas Kelly, Mark Rubio and lots more.

115 BOURBON STREET: 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, (708) 388-8881: Dec. 28, Hello Nuvo, HillyBilly RockStarz and Wedding Banned & Mechanical Bull; Dec. 29, Joey Midnight & The Fleshtones and Infinity; Jan. 3, Mike and Joe.

191 SOUTH: 10160 191st St., Mokena, (708) 479-6873: Dec. 28, Second Nature with School of Rock; Dec. 29, C Factor; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Bash with Audiomatic.

RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE: 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet, (815) 726-6600: Dec. 29, the BoDeans with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts.

RIVERS CASINO’S CUBE: 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, (888) 307-0777: Jan. 1, Maggie Speaks (variety); Jan. 2, Spoken Four (variety); Jan. 3, Hairbangers Ball; Thursdays-Saturdays, disc jockeys.

STAR PLAZA THEATRE: 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind., (219) 791-1234: Dec. 30, Styx.

TOMMY NEVIN’S PUB: 9680 Lincolnway Lane, Frankfort, (815) 464-1000: Dec. 29, Bernie Glim and Country Roads; Jan. 2, open mike with Joe Garrison.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER WINE STUDIO: 900 S. State St., Lockport, (815) 834-9463: Dec. 28, Seitz and Sounds; Dec. 29, Strung Out; Sundays, Sunday Sessions open mike.

ZANTE LOUNGE: 8888 W. 159th St., Orland Hills, (708) 364-0100: Dec. 28 Black Cadillac.

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