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Third show of the SHIPS AHOY TOUR 2024!

blue•canoe’ (bloo•ce-noo’) n. 1, a laid back, funky joint and Tupelo’s home for original live music. The relaxed atmosphere takes its patrons miles away, while the staff makes them feel right at home. It serves clever, mostly hands-on bar food and has the best beer selection around, offering more than 100 beers – 35 of which are on tap daily. 2,a badass bar.

AWARD WINNING FOOD We offer clever, mostly hands-on bar food, with a daily special most nights. We have a top 10 burger in the state. 3 time winner of the Best Dessert in MS from Mississippi Magazine.

LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT This is Tupelo’s home for original live music. We host national acts on a regular basis. With past performances such as Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes, come for the music – stay for the beer and food!

LARGEST BEER SELECTION Blue Canoe bar is proud to have a beer lineup of 48 craft beers on tap. We guarantee you won’t leave thirsty! Check what current beers we have on the BEERS tab.

Excitement is building for the "Mr. Blotto's Procrastinator's Ball" at the legendary Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL! Join us for our first show of 2024, sharing the stage with Mr. Blotto! It's a big night in a big venue - an unforgettable start to a year filled with epic performances. Get your tickets now and let's rock the Arcada!

$19.00 - $29.00

Alabaster & Friends fancy NYE at Mackey's Hideout

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Mackey's Hideout, 2601 S River Rd, McHenry, IL

We are getting FANCY for 2024 at Mackey's Hideout this NYE! Countdown to the New Year at Mackey's Hideout!

Join us from 9 PM till late for a night of high-energy music and surprise mid-song countdown. Let's welcome 2024 together! Bring your friends, dance the night away, and celebrate at the ultimate NYE bash. See you at Mackey's!


Kick the Cat w/ Zoofunkyou & Alabaster

Epiphany Center for the Arts, 201 s Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657


October 27th at 7:30 pm

Epiphany Center For The Arts: The Sanctuary 201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607

AGE REQUIREMENT Must be 21+ Tickets: $20 - Advanced | $25 - At door

About Kick the Cat: Based in Chicago and Nashville, Kick The Cat is an internationally renowned fusion quartet. Musically, the band falls within the virtuosic lineage of classic fusion and prog ensembles like Return to Forever and Weather Report but draws on contemporary groove elements, electronics, and a healthy dose of humor. The result is a heady, yet approachable, combination of mind-bending rhythms, harmonies, and kaleidoscopic textures. The band formed while in college in the late 1990s, performing one another’s unique and challenging compositions. At the time, the four musicians lived together and worked on their music while also individually making names for themselves in the Chicago music scene. Over the last twenty years Kick The Cat has released three full length albums of original material and has performed hundreds of shows, headlining and opening for national acts such as Umphrey’s McGee, Vital Information, Oz Noy, Jazz Mandolin Project, John Novello, Stu Hamm, and more. KTC has long been noted as being one of the most engaging ensembles to emerge from Chicago’s richly varied scene.

About Zoofunkyou: Zoofunkyouis a genre-bending blues-funk phenomenon who have brought their quick-witted sonicexpressionism and meaningful melodic lyrics to audiences all around the country.Based in Chicago,Zoofunkyou’s gumbo of finely crafted musical elements is a recipe that they’ve been working to perfectsince 2013 with different ingredients and instrumentalists interspersed along the way. Zoofunkyou (or “Zoofü”) is dedicated to spreading love through music and creating inclusive events wherepeople from all walks of life can feel safe and bring the emotional gratitude the band exudes from thestage home with them. In the current iteration, founder Derek Dare, Matthew Coglianese, and JakeHennessy lead an epic ensemble consisting of a total of 5-9 members depending on the performance. Asof late, they are typically joined by James Kries on Keys, and Nathan Reider on Alto Saxophone, andwhen they go for the “full band sound” they are joined by Connor Bernhard on Trumpet, Matt Kowalski onTrombone and Alex Santilli on Percussion. With a wide repertoire of both gripping original music andtasteful covers, their live shows have proven time and time again to enthrall, grow and inspire a vibrantfan base affectionately known as the Zoofü Crew. http://www.zoofunkyou.com/

Shoe Fest

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Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see, Manteno, IL

Shoe Fest is a 3 day music and camping festival held at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Manteno, IL. Shoe Fest began in 2011 and continues to grow each year. The festival has three stages of music, with an emphasis on roots music, such as folk, folk rock, bluegrass, and jamband.

U.S. of Awesome

U.S. of Awesome, 0S027 Nepil Ave. , Wheaton, IL 60187

Monday, July 3rd, 2023 Gates open at 11:00 AM Music starts at 12:00 PM (High Noon) - 12:00 AM (Midnight)

0S027 Nepil Ave Wheaton, IL 60187 (Directions & Info will be emailed)

Music Schedule

12 pm - Pete Jive 1 pm - Alabaster 3 pm - Bobby Georges & Paul Bolger (Founding Members of Mr. Blotto - Acoustic Set) 4 pm - Old Shoe 6 pm - Groovy Louie & the Time Capsules 7 pm - Mr. Blotto 9 pm - Fireworks 10 pm - Arbor Creek

First 100 tickets will receive a gift bag of mystery awesomeness..! Get yours before they go up..!

Music, art, fireworks, food, family and friends coming together to safely support and enjoy the things we love. We recommend bringing what you'd like to make yourself comfortable on the beautiful private festival lawns!

General Admission Donation U.S. of AWESOME GA - July 3rd, 2023 $50.00 Entry Food ( 1 Meal - Featuring BBQ style sides and a pig roast by Swine Cellar) Beverages ( 2 )

If you have any issues with donations/ tickets on our website, please call Jason at +1 (630) 921-3333 at any time. Thank you, U.S. of AWESOME

$50 GA Donation