Playing Live for May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012 7:26PM
Rick O'Dell will host A Celebration of Chicago Artists on May 26 at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University. | File photo
A CELEBRATION OF CHICAGO ARTISTS
Rick O’Dell (pictured) will host A Celebration of Chicago Artists at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors) at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park.
Presented by Narski Music Productions Inc., this event will feature bassist Michael Manson, comedian Ron Baker Jr., saxophonist Carlos Cannon, jazz and funk keyboardist Chris Allison, Grammy nominee and guitarist Paul Richmond, vocalist Babi Doll and saxophonist Marqueal Jordan.
Tickets are $27 for general admission, $38 for regular admission and $54 for limited VIP seats. VIP tickets includes priority seating, a backstage pass, a meet and greet with artists, and food and beverage.
Information: (708) 235-2222, centertickets.net.
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Here is a look at upcoming music events throughout the area.
Gigs include A Celebration of Chicago Artists at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park.
ANOTHER HOLE IN THE WALL: 3236 Union Ave., Steger, (708) 392-3034: May 25, My Bitter End, Wasted Fortune and Roman Ring.
BAILEY’S: 17731 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 429-7955: May 26, Billy’s Boys.
BLARNEY STONE PUB: 15400 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, (708) 535-4800: May 26, Safe Haven
BLUE CHIP CASINO: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Ind., (219) 879-7711: May 25 in Rocks Lounge, 2 Trailers Down, Tonal Attitude and Foot 5; May 25-26 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Mega 80’s; May 26 in Rocks Lounge, Piano Man (early) and BBI and Deja Vu (late); May 27 in Rocks Lounge, Cadillac Casanovas (early) and Smokin’ Gunz and Emma King and the Heartsets (late); May 28 in Rocks Lounge, Emma King and the Heartsets (early) and Zodiac (late); May 30 in It’s Vegas Baby!, karaoke contest; May 31 in Rocks Lounge, Lucky Town; May 31 in It’s Vegas Baby!, live video disc jockey.
BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL: 1696 Thornton-Lansing Road, Lansing, (708) 418-3877: Fridays, Jamming with Rolling Jones Jeremy (acoustic music from Jeremy, open mike and a disc jockey); May 26, Strung Out; Sundays, Sunday Fundays in the beer garden with the Boothy Collins Band; Thursdays, Musicians Workshop (open jam with Jeremy and the band).
THE BRAZEN HEAD: 13602 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood, (708) 388-8862: May 26, Bernie Glim Trio; Thursdays, Safe Haven.
BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS: 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, (312) 427-1190: May 25, John Primer, NuBlu Band and Eric Noden; May 26, Linsey Alexander, Sammy Fender and Fruteland Jackson; May 27, jazz set with Guy King and His Organ Trio (early) and Nellie “The Tiger” Travis (late); May 29, Nick and the Ovorols; May 30, College Night with Toronzo Cannon and the Cannonball Express; May 31, Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang.
CARRAIG PUB AT CHICAGO GAELIC PARK: 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323: Tuesdays, ceili dancing; Thursdays, Irish music session with Pat Finnegan & Friends. Note: The Carraig Pub will be closed from May 25-28 during Irish Fest 2012, which is taking place at Chicago Gaelic Park.
CD&ME: 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, (815) 469-7315: May 31, Dick Diamond and the Dusters.
ED & JOE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA: 17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 532-3051: May 25, the Peotones (acoustic guitars and drums playing tunes from the Rolling Stones to Bob Dylan); May 26, Sean Skyler (acoustic duo playing the Beatles to current hits); May 31, open mike with Mike O’Meara.
FITZGERALD’S: 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118: May 25, Brother Joscephus with BS Brass Band and Caravan of Thieves (rock); May 25 in the SideBar Cannonball (rock); May 26, American English (rock, Beatles tribute); May 26 in the SideBar, Uncle Lucius (roots); May 27, John Burnett Orchestra (jazz); May 29 in the SideBar, open mike (variety); May 31 in the SideBar, Expo ’76 (rock).
FOUR WINDS CASINO RESORT’S STAGE BAR: 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, Mich., (866) 494-6371: May 25-27, Showdown (variety).
HARRAH’S JOLIET’S STAGE 151: 151 N. Joliet St., (815) 740-7800: May 25, Libido Funk Circus; May 26, the Hat Guys.
HEROES WEST SPORTS GRILL: 1530 Commerce Drive, Joliet, (815) 725-1234: May 25, Bandaroke.
HOLLYWOOD CASINO JOLIET’S HOLLYWOOD STADIUM: 2300 Empress Drive, (888) 436-7737: May 25, Hey Jimmy; May 26, Poison’d Crue; May 30, Karaoke for CA$H; May 31, I “Q” Live Trivia.
J.J. KELLEY’S: 2455 Bernice Road, Lansing, (708) 474-9977: May 25, Rock Your Bras Off with Kelly Campos and Chuck and Nate Chordless (proceeds benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer); May 26, Time Bomb and Temple; Tuesdays, karaoke with Chris; Thursdays, open mike with Cody and friends.
JOHNNY’S CHAR-HOUSE, 15200 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, (708) 403-5040: May 25, Afterglow.
J.W. HOLLSTEIN’S SALOON: 17358 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 429-7000: May 25, Smokin Gunz; May 26, Anything Goes.
LIMESTONE CITY GRILL: 13415 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, (708) 371-9000: May 25, Jimmy O and Rhonda Lee; May 26, Groove Dynasty; Tuesdays and Thursdays on the patio, live music (weather-permitting); May 30, Charles and Company.
THE LINGER MARTINI BAR: 4142 W. 167th St., Oak Forest, (708) 960-0481: Fridays, In the Rotation Friday with a different disc jockey every time; May 26, HG Soul & The 9th Hour Band (neo soul); Sundays, the Sunday Experience featuring DJ Hi-Speed; Mondays, karaoke with Lady Red; May 31, the Randy Johnson Expression.
LITTLE JOE’S: 1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox, (815) 463-1099: Tuesdays, Piano Styles by Joe.
MOJOES: 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, mojoesofjoliet.com: May 25 (all ages), Lovedrug with the Cyclist, Hey Leroy and Uncle Bucket; May 27 (all ages), Scale the Summit with Today I Caught Plague, Fathoms, Sioum, Sweeney and Abscissor.
115 BOURBON STREET: 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, (708) 388-8881: May 25, Maggie Speaks (big room); May 26, Rendition (front stage); May 31, 7th Heaven (big room).
191 SOUTH: 10160 191st St., Mokena, (708) 479-6873: May 25, Kashmir; May 26, Word to Your Mother.
PAPA JOE’S: 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, (708) 403-9099: Tuesdays (two-for-one pasta) and Thursdays (half-priced martinis), Afterglow.
RIVERS CASINO’S CUBE: 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, (888) 307-0777: May 25, Lounge Puppets (rock); May 29, Audiomatic (variety); May 30, the Blueprint (top 40 pop); May 31, Hi Infidelity (1980s rock); Thursdays-Saturdays, disc jockeys.
ROKWELZ, BAR MEETS GRILL: 11265 W. 159th St., Orland Park, (708) 226-0042: May 26, the Neverly Brothers.
TOMMY NEVIN’S PUB: 9680 Lincolnway Lane, Frankfort, (815) 464-1000: May 26, Mark Kissinger; May 30, open mike.
THE TRIBES ALEHOUSE & GRILL: 11220 W. Lincoln Highway, Mokena, (815) 464-0248: Sundays, An (Un)Traditional Irish Music Session; Mondays, open bluegrass jam; Wednesdays, open mike with John Condron.
VITO & NICKS II: 7020 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, (708) 532-8486: Sundays, Frank Rossi with his keyboard, accordion and singing (request, sing-alongs and an open mike with such artists as saxophonist and clarinetist Jack Simon; flugelhorn and trumpet player Paul Cummins; guitarists Dave Molinari, Milwaukee Larry aka LORO and Wynn Kanten; drummers Tim Skorupa, Gino Planera and George; singers Ronnie and Dante Lucarini, Don Sloan, Tommy Panici, Bob Daldegan, Jeannie Markionni, Sharon Billo and Judie Felix; and keyboardists Spencer Keys and Rich Boban).
WILLIAM ALEXANDER WINE STUDIO: 900 S. State St., Lockport, (815) 834-9463: May 25, Timothy Curran (solo piano).
ZANTE LOUNGE & EATERY: 8888 W. 159th St., Orland Park, (708) 364-0100: May 25, the Walk-Ins.
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