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



Boy Band Review
February 9th, 2018
Boy Band Review - Is the best Boy Band Tribute Show in the country! Bringing full production lights, video, dancing, 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, helps you relive the best years.​

The #boyband shows are an incredible throw back experience with dancers and back up singers where the audience members relive the best years! They are playing to capacity crowds throughout the Midwest and spreading nationwide. They have played numerous high profile events, private engagements, a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Casino, the NHL Stadium Series Classic Blackhawks game, and countless venues across the country to capacity crowds. Boy Band Review is everyone's favorite show since the 1990s!

$10 Cover

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Jake Worthington
February 10th, 2018
In 2014, Jake Worthington was named "Runner-Up" on Season 6 of the hit NBC TV Show "The Voice". While on the show Jake released 3 songs that reached top 20 on Billboard. Success from “The Voice” led to a Social Media presence that reaches nearly 250,000 people across the US.

In October 2015 Jake released his first EP debuting at #16 Billboard Heat Seekers and #44 Billboard Country Albums. The first single off the EP “Just Keep Falling In Love” reached Top 50 on The Music Row Chart and Top 30 on The Texas Regional Radio Report. The Music Videowas featured on GAC, CMT and many other outlets.

In the summer of 2016, he released his follow-up single “How Do You Honky Tonk” and hit the road on the “How Do You Honky Tonk” Summer Tour sponsored by Amspec, Cinch Jeans and Ernie Ball. The tour featured 26 stops in 16 states.

Jake recently released his sophomore EP featuring his #1 Single “A Lot of Room to Talk”. The EP debuted Top 10 on iTunes Country Albums Charts

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Radio Romance
February 16th, 2018
Radio Romance has been writing, recording and touring together since 2011. Their style is rooted in country and influenced by 90's pop rock. They are not another hopeful flash in the pan project, they are friends who view themselves as brothers and view their music as a reflection of not only themselves but the people in their lives that made them who they are today. They have been signed with Sony/ATV Nashville since 2013. Since signing they have been on the road grinding and working hard non-stop almost every weekend playing their own head-lining shows and have also opened for Luke Bryan, The Railers, Parmalee, Colt ford, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Michael Ray, Phil Vasser, Cole Swindell, ZZ Top and Bruce Hornsby to name a few. They have had the privilege to write with many talented writers in town like Bart Butler, Larry McCoy, Jody Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Mike Heeney, Corey Batton, and Shane Minor and have also formed a writing alliance with some of the best up and coming writers! They are only a few months away from releasing their new EP! One of the tracks is "Say What You Want," a sing along anthem style song portraying that everyone is different and that it's always best to be yourself and not to judge others for doing the same. Other tracks include the summer sing along "Hits Me Like The First Time," the rocker "Goodbye Dynamite" and the heartbreaking harmony driven power ballad "How Do You Go." 2015-16 seem like promising years for this fast up and coming band.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Ty Bates
February 17th, 2018
Ty Bates' music will get you dancing and also touch you in a way that will leave you speechless. His music and live shows have been sending shock waves through audiences all over the U.S. and He's ready to come to your town and make you a believer and a fan!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Joe Stamm Band
February 23rd, 2018
Stamm began performing in dive bars, for free, with nothing but his acoustic guitar in 2007. These days, venues don’t mind sending him, and the 5-piece band he formed, a few bucks to play. The Joe Stamm Band – consisting of Dan Greuter on lead guitar, Jon Byler Dann on bass and background vocals, Cory Petty on guitar and Michael “Iggy” Dickson on drums - continues to extend their reach and fan-base, having released a music video to national TV and anticipating an album release sometime in 2015. Has the Joe Stamm Band “made it”? – “No,” Stamm answers, “and what does even mean? I’m not concerned with ‘making it’ or topping any charts or moving to Nashville. We just want to make the best music we possibly can, inspiring and entertaining the people around us right now. If we keep doing it right, the people who identify with us and our music will continue to grow in number and enthusiasm. That’s our goal. That’s what we want. We started this thing in the grassroots of central Illinois. And we plan to stay firmly rooted. Roots and growth are dependent on one another. We trust our fans will keep us centered on both.”

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM         Show: 10PM
Brushville
February 24th, 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:

- KEITH URBAN - ALAN JACKSON - BRAD PAISLEY - LADY ANTEBELLUM - JAKE OWEN - THE BAND PERRY - PHIL VASSAR - LOVE & THEFT - LO-CASH COWBOYS - BIG & RICH -JUSTIN MOORE - and MANY MORE!!!

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..

Doors: 7PM
Jack Dupp & The Empty Bottles
March 2nd, 2018
Hailing from Normal, Illinois, Jack Dupp and The Empty Bottles is a band that rumbles like a freight train, screams like a pterodactyl, and kicks like a mule. Bringing you tunes from Petty, Pink Floyd, Neil Young and many others.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM


The Feudin' Hillbillys
March 3rd, 2018
The Feudin' Hillbillys have been entertaining by the thousands all across the Midwest for the last 12 years. They have performed with such artists as: Luke Bryan (twice), Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, and over 19 of the industry's finest artists, headlined arenas, filled the center of a shopping mall, and look forward to you experiencing their high energy show. Buckle up for a ride with The Feudin' Hillbillys.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM        Show: 10PM
Edward David Anderson Trio
March 10th, 2018
Edward David Anderson is one of music's modern makers, a rock & roll veteran who spent his formative years fronting the revered Midwest band, Backyard Tire Fire. Known for infectious melodies and memorable messages Anderson penned 8 albums for the band and played countless shows across the US and Canada. Their eventual hiatus fostered his solo debut, Lies & Wishes (2014, Royal Potato Family) working with friend and Grammy winning producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Seeking refuge from cold and snowy Illinois winters Anderson headed to the gulf coast of Alabama where he met producer Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Willie Sugarcapps) and recorded Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions in 2014. The album floats melodiously on rivers of fiddle and clouds of pedal steel, on gentle acoustic guitars and hints of piano, dusted with some ghostly guitar from Will Kimbrough and striking vocal harmony by Crawford's wife, singer Savana Lee. The nine-song collection steps firmly into the Americana world and was hailed “A wonderfully soulful record” by David Dye (NPR's World Cafe) and "A simply infectious album” by No Depression. Anderson is an artist on an existential quest who seeks and searches through song. Writing is in his bones and music in his soul. He's a lifer who's happy when he's learning, creating and performing and restless when he's not. The Chicagoland native, influenced by blues, rock & roll, folk and bluegrass creates a sound uniquely his own. He strums acoustic guitar, banjo and cigar box guitars while happily kicking a bass drum and singing songs that evoke an emotional and spiritual connection with listeners in venues large and small.

Doors: 7PM        Show:10PM

$10 Cover
Clayton Shay Band
March 17th, 2018
The Clayton Shay Band is exploding into the live music scene, delivering the perfect balance of in-your-face rock/country music that is guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor and partying with the band all night long. With their roots ranging from hard rock to blues and country, The CSB has attracted the attention of live music fans all over central Illinois as well as the attention of the numerals national acts that they have shared the stage with such as: Walker Mcguire, Outshyne, Casey Jamerson, and Blackjack Billy. With the band performing favorites from artists such as Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, and many more, you're going to want to grab a drink, hit the dance floor, and sing along to every song. Being one of Six Strings Club's newest house bands, you need to get out and see for yourself what you've been missing out on. It's sure to be an experience that leaves you thirsty for more!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Wedding Banned
March 23rd, 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
Scott Marek Band
March 24th, 2018
Raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, Scott is the third of eight children in the six girls/two boys Marek clan. Scott likes spending time with family and friends and especially enjoys bringing people together for outdoor BBQ's, sporting events, and to work on anybody's ailing car. Coming from a large, close family, he always knew whatever his dream was his family would be there to support him!

Scott started teaching himself how to play his dad's guitar in first grade and has been parading around the house playing a guitar and singing ever since. Although he can play and sing many music genres, it became apparent early on that he loved the greats of country music.

Scott's first public performance was at the church his family attended. In high school he participated in local talent shows and school contests. He has recently appeared as a finalist in two major country competitions: the Colgate Country Showdown and American Country Showcase. Currently Scott is one of the house band's for The World Famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville and playing venues throughout the midwest.

He has already had the privilege of opening for major country artists including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bently, Rodney Atkins, Diamond Rio, Bucky Covington, Keith Anderson, Colt Ford, Chely Wright, Jaron and the Long Road to Love, and many more. He has also had the honor of playing for many benefit celebrations that have supported St. Jude, American Cancer Society, team Layne, the Humane Society, Wounded Warriors, First Book of Mclean County, Jammin for Hammit and Save-a-Vet.

Until now, Scott has fine-tuned his skills and gained experience on-stage alone. He has searched long and hard for a handful of talented, dedicated, exciting musicians to complete his country music vision. Finally, one of the best male country voices in Illinois has teamed up with three fantastic musicians (Cody Gaesser, Kevin Yarger and Marty Kudla) to form one of the most talented Top 40 Country bands in Illinois. Check out the website for a show near you!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Lick Creek Band
March 31st, 2018
Lick Creek is a meshing of 6 rock and country musicians. Putting their love for both genres into one sound, that has been making a buzz since the first show. They have performed in their hometown of Springfield, IL, all over the state, and into Iowa & Missouri.

Started by Lance Stone, Lick Creek was formed in December of 2013. Originally formed as a cover band, the eventual goal was to do originals. Within two months of starting, their unique sound had them opening for acts such as Ray Scott, Keith Anderson, David Nail, Billy Bob Thornton, David Lee Murphy, and other national acts. They were voted 2014 “Best New Band” in Illinois Times and 2015 “Reader’s Choice Best Band” in State Journal Register.

In 2015 the band was drawing lots of attention and they decided to start playing originals. That was when “Bend” was introduced to the fans. In early 2016, a couple of new players were introduced to help Lick Creek reach the next level. During this transitionary period the originals were put on hold. After the dust settled they decided to work on their first EP. The originals on the EP include Bend, The Line, Don’t Start, My Liver, and Let Me Be. They have introduced those songs to some smaller market radio stations such as KS95.1 at Osage Beach, Mo & WFMB104.5 in Springfield, IL with great feedback.

Lick Creek brings a unique sound to today’s pop country dominated world. They add some classic 70’s rock/southern rock and mesh it with a swampy blues and country sound. They are paying homage to the greats who pioneered outlaw country, and new artists like Eric Church and Blackberry Smoke. Add to that, powerful male and female vocals with fast paced stage energy and you get what folks call one of the best country bands they’ve seen.

“Each song I’ve heard so far is an eclectic mix of bluegrass, southern rock, and 90’s-style country that really brought the genre to the popularity it has today. I’m so freaking impressed right now because, save for a few artists, country music has lost that.” - Jay Skube Springfield, IL Lick Creek has become a family. We are a group of musicians that love music and performing. We want to enjoy the success we’re having and see how far it goes. You only live once. Neglecting to find out how far our path leads would be a mistake. Making music that makes people dance, laugh, and live, is what makes us happy…….. makes us, Lick Creek.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM