Six Strings Open Mic
Every Wednesday
Every Wednesday at Six Strings, check out some talented local musicians performing on stage.

If you're a musician who would like to play. Come on in, and sign up that night.

Doors: 7PM        Sign Up: 8:30PM        Show: 9PM

Nick Alligood
November 3rd, 2018
Nick Alligood is a Southern-Born force that can not be denied. Hailing from the state of Georgia that has produced some of Country Music’s most prominent Artists, Musicians, and Songwriters; Nick combines every element of the South to demand and retain attention from fans nationwide. Since day one, there has been a hunger to “fill the boots” of artist’s that have paved the ways for the modern industry, while keeping true to his own roots. Taking home the Georgia Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year in only the second year of being a solo artist, says a lot. And, showing up in boots with a firm handshake can only help show there is promise in a world that is starting to be shadowed by negativity. This great nation was built with hard work, and there is no denying the ethic that has gotten Nick to the point where he is at today. Helping to give a voice back to the class that demands one so powerfully, Nick doesn’t speak or sing with any twang or southern draws; he announces his message with a strong American Accent.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Rio Grande Band
November 9th, 2018
How many of you have gone to listen to a band and waited all night to hear that one song? Well, The Band Rio Grande boasts a set list where every song played is, in fact, "that one song!" The Band Rio Grande was formed circa 2016 in the backfields of Central Illinois. While 2016 is recent, band members have founded and/or been a part of bands that have been a staple to live music scene of Central Illinois for decades. Founding members include Todd Hursh, Barry Clesson, Zack Hursh, Travis Morr, and David Kaufmann. Front man Todd Hursh plays a mean bass and sings from an amazing repertoire of hits. Barry Clesson plays rhythm and sings with one of the most authentic country music voices in the area. Zack Hursh, a progeny of Todd Hursh, sings and plays some of the tightest leads around, adding mandolin when called for. Travis Morr lends vocals and plays amazing leads. Rounding out the band is David Kaufmann. David, known as one of the hardest working drummers around, keeps the band on time. The band plays roots-driven, red-dirt country music with an authenticity appreciated by music fans of any genre. Some of the band's influences include Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Billie Joe Shaver, Chris Stapleton, and Hank Williams, Jr. Known for their crowd-pleasing live shows, you can expect to hear a great set list, tight licks, and unique vocal harmonization. The band hopes to see you at one of their shows!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
November 10th, 2018
Brushville is INTENSE…they are EXPLOSIVE…think matches and barrels of gasoline…with an unrelenting pressure on the audience of high energy…Brushville has been igniting stages all over the Midwest for the past 4 years. Being sought out by the BIGGEST and BEST events that the industry has to offer, including Chicago’s COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, COUNTRY FEST and COUNTRY THUNDER in Wisconsin…as well as premiere venues like, 2 Time ACM NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR WINNER, JOE’S BAR in Chicago, Illinois and SPINNAKER BEACH CLUB in Panama City Beach, FL for SPRING BREAK!!

To prove just how much of an impact Brushville can have, they decided to enter the BATTLE FOR THE SADDLE at Nashville, Tennessee’s legendary WILDHORSE SALOON in early 2012. Out of the over 300 national bands that entered, Brushville came out on top and was selected the winner by a panel of top industry professionals including Michael Knox (the man credited with “discovering” talents such as Jason Aldean, John Rich and Gretchen Wilson).

To further add to Brushville’s resume…they have shared the stage with some of Country Music’s MEGA-STARS including:


Brushville blends five extremely talented musicians, with incredible harmonies, an explosive stage show and a fresh, dynamic sound produced by an array of instruments to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. Brushville has been expanding their assault throughout the nation and is sure to be lighting up your area very shortly.

This isn’t just a band…

It’s an experience..

$8 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM

Wedding Banned
November 30th, 2018
Skip the ceremony and start the party! Hailing from Chicago, via Gas City Indiana, Wedding Banned has become “the greatest wedding band on Earth.” Wedding Banned plays 80’s and 90’s music, throwing in some other guilty pleasures, that will take you back to great times and moments. Their unique performance combines music, audience interaction and comedy. Wedding Banned selects a bride and groom to get “married” on stage at most shows. Wedding Banned plays over 100 club shows, weddings, corporate events and festivals a year. If you want to have one of those, “you should have been there nights,” come and see Wedding Banned!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Jake Dodd
December 7th, 2018
Jake Dodds is an independent country music artist currentlyl touring the US, playing 120 shows in 2017.

Over the past 4 years Jake has played shows in 15 states opening for 13 national touring acts and 2 major tours.

Jake has opened shows for: Lee Brice - Chase Rice - Tyler Farr - Dustin Lynch - Brett Young- Kane Brown - Jerrod Niemann - Chase Bryant - Big SMO - Love and Theft - Josh Thompson - Neal McCoy - Micheal Ray - Jana Kramer - Wil Hoge - Chris Cagle

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Clayton Shay
December 14th, 2018
Born and raised in the corn fields of Illinois, Clayton Shay is no stranger to Bloomington. During his time in Illinois he graduated from ISU, played shows all over the state, and was one of Six Strings’ house bands. Since leaving Illinois and residing in Nashville, Clayton has been touring with national act Blackjack Billy while also pursuing his solo artist ambitions. Throughout his career he has shared the stage with numerous national acts, such as: Parmalee, Walker McGuire, Devin Dawson, and Locash to name a few. So come on out, and bring your dancing boots, because Clayton Shay and his band are gonna be playing all your favorite songs!!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM