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Free Concerts At Hard Rock Cafe

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Date(s) - 12/24/2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Hard Rock Casino

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Friday, 12/17/2021

Mike Wheeler Band – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. He can sing and play everything so well that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. He has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. One of the busiest blues outfits in Chicagoland, the Smiley Tillmon Band is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. There’s an obvious reason why the veteran guitarist’s booking schedule is so jam-packed: Smiley knows how to have a good time and makes sure his audience does too. After 55 years on the local blues scene, Tillmon serves up the blues and soul standards that people never seem to stop craving, his rich vocals and fluid guitar backed by a band that keeps his grooves tight and right. He joined forces with bassist Tom Rezetko, and they’ve been inseparable onstage ever since. Kate Moss shares guitar duties with Tillmon. Drummer George Baumann completes one of the Windy City’s toughest blues combos, one that’ll keep you smiling from ear to ear.

Saturday, 12/18/2021

DJ Sandra Suave – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Sandra is an Open Format DJ who has rocked crowds at Cuban Fest, Backlot Bash, Chicago Pride Parade, Pride North Festival, My House Music Fest, Villapalooza, Logan Square Arts Festival, Northalsted Market Days, and The Writer’s Bench: Battle for The Eagle. She is a resident DJ on Vocalo Radio Chicago and the resident DJ at The Gwen Hotel’s Tipsy Tea Party.
Mike Wheeler Band – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. He can sing and play everything so well that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. He has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.

Friday, 12/24/2021

Gabe Schonman – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Gabe Schonman is an award-winning arranger and vocalist who’s ready to hit the HardRock stage! Gabe is a born and raised Chicagoan who has dedicated every aspect of his life to music. With an impressive mix of hits from yesterday and today, his infectious energy, charm, and smooth vocals are sure to captivate an audience!
Mike Wheeler Band – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. He can sing and play everything so well that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. He has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.

Saturday, 12/25/2021

DJ Maurice Joshua – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Maurice Joshua is a Grammy Award winning producer, a songwriter, and a DJ. Known as the Remix King, Maurice has worked with the likes of Beyoncé , Donald Lawrence , Mary Mary , Zhane , Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle . Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Mary J Blige, John Legend and an endless list of superb talent. 

Sweet Diezel Jenkins – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Think of your favorite bar that has that awesome jukebox: Everything from old-school hiphop and the MTV 90’s R&B classics… All mixed & mashed! With some classic rock and roll all the up to current Pop hits with Justin Timberlake and beyond… Now take those very songs put them on vinyl and let your favorite DJ cut, scratch and create live mashups that take the party to the next level. This is Sweet Diezel Jenkins!

Friday, 12/31/2021

DJ Jesse De La Pena – Council Oak Bar Stage – 9 p.m. A name synonymous with Chicago’s music scene for over 30 years. Known for pushing musical boundaries and taking his audience on a journey. Spinning records since 1985, his roots can be traced to Chicago’s early B-Boy / Hip Hop scene (The Break-Dancing and Graffiti Art movement). Jesse helped lay the foundation for Chicago’s vibrant Hip-Hop scene through his weekly Hip Hop Club night “The Blue Groove Lounge” 1994-2003. The event showcased both national and local performers and DJs weekly. One of the nation’s longest running Hip Hop events. You just never knew who you might see hanging out or performing.

Run Forrest Run – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8:30 p.m.  Run Forrest Run is your answer to all things 90s! With the pop and R&B hits of today monopolizing radio stations, it can sometimes be an effort to get back to “the good old days”. We could only be talking about the 90s, a generation that we all love. Run Forrest Run would like the 90s to bring you as much joy as it has brought us. We strive to put that joy to work, giving you the best 90s tribute in the Chicago area. Get ready to sing and dance all night long as we PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999!

Sugar Ray – Hard Rock Café Stage – 10:45 p.m. Sugar Ray is an American rock band formed in Newport Beach, California, in 1986. Originally playing heavier nu metal style music, the band achieved mainstream popularity in 1997 with their more pop-influenced single “Fly”.

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January 2022

Saturday, 01/01/2022

DJ Maurice Joshua – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Maurice Joshua is a Grammy Award winning producer, a songwriter, and a DJ. Known as the Remix King, Maurice has worked with the likes of Beyoncé , Donald Lawrence , Mary Mary , Zhane , Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle . Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Mary J Blige, John Legend and an endless list of superb talent. 

BBI Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. BBI has transcended the test of time and become an entertainment phenomenon. Energizing audiences around the globe with their universal crowd appeal. BBI is unparalleled by any other regional band. BBI possess an ebullient live spirit that cuts across ages, races and backgrounds. It’s not just the accolades of great songs, an unforgettable stage show and being well dressed that have elevated BBI to superior status.

Friday, 01/07/2022

Mike Wheeler Band – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. He can sing and play everything so well that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. He has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. 
 Keith Jackson & The Triple Dose BandHard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Keith Jackson, first cousin to the renowned Jackson family is also from Gary, IN. Keith Jackson and the Triple Dose Band began 14 years ago, and have afforded them performing dates throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana playing Reggae, Motown, R&B, Funk. 

Saturday, 01/08/2022

DJ Maurice Joshua – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Maurice Joshua is a Grammy Award winning producer, a songwriter, and a DJ. Known as the Remix King, Maurice has worked with the likes of Beyoncé , Donald Lawrence , Mary Mary , Zhane , Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle . Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Mary J Blige, John Legend and an endless list of superb talent. 
The Spazmatics – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Internationally renowned as “The Ultimate 80s New Wave Tribute,” the Spazmatics come with all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999; only it’s not!

Friday, 01/14/2022

Mike Wheeler Band – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. He can sing and play everything so well that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. He has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
 Cowboy Jukebox – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Cowboy Jukebox is Chicago’s 5-piece country rock party band Country music for people who love country music and for people who hate country music. Playing top 40s country of the decades as well as a few surprises from the Pop Billboard charts all the way to hits of the 90s and 2000s.

Saturday, 01/15/2022

DJ Maurice Joshua – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Maurice Joshua is a Grammy Award winning producer, a songwriter, and a DJ. Known as the Remix King, Maurice has worked with the likes of Beyoncé , Donald Lawrence , Mary Mary , Zhane , Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle . Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Mary J Blige, John Legend and an endless list of superb talent. 
 The Breakfast Club – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. The Breakfast Club® is the longest running, most recognized 80s tribute band in the United States. Formed in 1993, the group was the first of its kind. The mission was simple: create an entertainment group that embodied the enigmatic, creative, and buoyant spirit of music and live performances of the original MTV generation of the 1980’s. That mission remains today.

Friday, 01/21/2022

Mike Wheeler Band – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. He can sing and play everything so well that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. He has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
Boy Band Review – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Boy Band Review is the best Boy Band Tribute Show in the country! Bringing full production lights, video, choreography, harmonies and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans with their #boyband shows that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love. Bringing some sweet hip thrusts and air grabs performed perfectly “N SYNC”, Boy Band Review, shows are an incredible throwback experience where fans relive the best years! Boy Band Review is everyone’s favorite show since the 1990s!

Saturday, 01/22/2022

DJ Maurice Joshua – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Maurice Joshua is a Grammy Award winning producer, a songwriter, and a DJ. Known as the Remix King, Maurice has worked with the likes of Beyoncé , Donald Lawrence , Mary Mary , Zhane , Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle . Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Mary J Blige, John Legend and an endless list of superb talent. 
7th Heaven – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.       7th Heaven is a Pop Rock band from the Chicagoland area. 7th heaven started in 1985 and is one of the biggest and busiest indie bands in the world. The band has released over 800 original songs.

Friday, 01/28/2022

Mike Wheeler Band – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. He can sing and play everything so well that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence. Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. He has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
Mr. Blotto – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.       Mr. Blotto is Chicago’s Original Jam Band. In their 30th year as a non-stop touring band with over a dozen albums and nearly 4000 concerts under their belt, Mr. Blotto is at this point, a force of nature to be experienced. Generational audiences are engaged and surprised constantly as the band breaks down norms and expectations by playing surprise albums in their entirety, or voyaging on complex musical odysseys. Always fun, always high-quality sound and always fresh, Mr. Blotto made it through the rough and tumble music world as survivors that now share their unparalleled professional experience and unbridled creativity in every show.

Saturday, 01/29/2022

Maggie Speaks – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m. Maggie Speaks is an internationally renowned cover band out of Chicago. Covering music from the 60’s through today, Maggie Speaks delivers a show that has no musical limits.  Rock, Pop, Top 40 and more, Maggie Speaks musical diversity is second to none.  
DJ Maurice Joshua – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. Maurice Joshua is a Grammy Award winning producer, a songwriter, and a DJ. Known as the Remix King, Maurice has worked with the likes of Beyoncé , Donald Lawrence , Mary Mary , Zhane , Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle . Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Mary J Blige, John Legend and an endless list of superb talent. 

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.