Band Bios

Chicago Experience

Playing to a sold-out house everywhere and producing letter-perfect renditions of Chicago’s hit songs including GREAT tracks like “Just You 'n' Me," "If You Leave Me Now" and “Saturday in the Park” just to name a few. The Chicago Experience is far more than just a cover band.  It is "The Ultimate Tribute" to an artist that revolutionized the music scene in the 1970's and '80's.  Between lead vocalists Brian Hemstock (covering the Peter Cetera vocals) and Jeff Anthony (who nails every Terry Kath growl with both the utmost precision and respect), they do a great job of representing the Chicago sound we all know and love www.thechicagoexperience.com https://www.facebook.com/thechicagoexperience

Cryan’ Shames

A garage rock band from Hinsdale, Illinois. Originally known as The Travelers, the band was formed by Tom Doody ("Toad"), Gerry Stone ("Stonehenge"), Dave Purple ("Grape") of The Prowlers, Denny Conroy from Possum River, and Jim Fairs from The Roosters, Jim Pilster ("J.C. Hooke", so named because he was born without a left hand and wore a hook), and Bill Hughes. The band's most successful song was their cover of The Searchers' "Sugar and Spice".

Tarra

Founded 10 years ago Fans of Santana’s music will hear some of their favorite numbers when Tarra performs at the 2021 Rockin’ the Cause. They are a versatile band that can play anything, but their hearts really belong to Santana.

Duck and Cover Band

The Duck and Cover Band is made up of seasoned musicians who have a love for classic rock - particularly from the 50’s-70’s. The Duck and Cover name has its roots in the civil defense drills conducted in schools throughout the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. We are a classic rock cover band who are no longer “ducking” under our desks but choosing to make great music that we call “Radioactive Rock and Roll”. Please join us as we relive and recreate the music that changed a generation. All of our band members have sharpened their skills in the past with bands like Rage Against Age, The Generation Gap, In Time Out, Crook County Blues Band, and the Underkover Band. Fate now has brought us together to create this new rock and roll experience.

Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers Tribute

Capturing the spirit of the Allman Brothers, Midnight Rider is a Chicago based Allman Brother tribute band comprised of consummate professionals who have worked with everyone from Billy Preston to Willie Nelson. They honor the remarkable talent and innovative abilities of the Allman Brothers Band. It is not about gimmicks and costumes. It is about the music; music that has inspired generations of fans through its boldness and creativity. The music is presented the way the Allman Brothers would have wanted it done. You can check out our upcoming performance schedule at https://www.midnightriderlive.com/shows

Randy McCallister and Vintage Vinyl

Randy and the Vintage Vinyl band play a wide variety of music that will appeal to most musical tastes. From Sinatra, jazz and standards, Motown, R & B and more contemporary tunes. The band works to keep an audience engaged and entertained and loves audience participation, so don't be surprised if you find yourself onstage during one of their shows. Be sure to check out Vintage Vinyl Soul Revue, Vintage Vinyl Jazz Quartet, Vintage Vinyl Night of Bachrach, or Neil Diamond/ Carole King Tribute or his 7 piece Bublé Tribute band, Come Fly with Me!

Pistol Pete – Revolution Blues

From the first note to the last, Pistol Pete will take you on a high energy musical journey. You will want to get out on the dance floor or play "air guitar" right along with him. The consummate professional, Pete tunes up his guitar and then tunes into his audience.  Whether he is playing for a small crowd or a large festival, he delivers exactly what the audience wants to hear.  He has a large repertoire of cover tunes as well as original material. He is known for his tributes to Jimi Hendrix and considered to be one of the best in the country. Pistol Pete is equally talented in all genres of music, rock, funk, jazz and blues.