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: 8PM        Show: 8:30PM

Smoke ‘N Guns
May 6th, 2016
Once you see Smoke ‘n Guns in action, you’ll be left with an experience you will never forget. The phrases “high energy” and “dynamic duo” hardly do these girls justice. Alecia Arnall’s blues/rock ‘n roll tone pairs magically with Lindsay Bowman’s pop/country voice. Alecia Arnall (Osage Beach, MO) and Lindsay Bowman (Seaford, VA) formed Smoke 'n Guns in 2011 after meeting in Nashville, TN.

In a few short years, they have built a fan base across the US, performing at venues in Alabama, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, to name a few. The duo has also had the privilege to open for many national acts, such as Dustin Lynch, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Blackberry Smoke, and Collin Raye.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Scott Marek Band
May 7th, 2016
Scott Marek continues to impress people all over with one of the best male country voices in Illinois. Their high energy Top 40 Country set list includes hits from artists such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and many more! The Scott Marek Band is definitely an experience you need to come see for yourself!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Femme Fatale
May 13th, 2016
Femme Fatale is a classic rock / blues band from Central Illinois with members that have been playing & singing music for well over 20 years. The band consists of some very talented musicians that have opened up for various well known artists over the years such as Koko Taylor and Pat Matheny.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 9PM
Old Smoke Band
May 20th, 2016
Bloomington’s own, the Old Smoke Band, is an Americana Roots Rock band formed in 2013. A tasty soup of heavy grooves and high flying guitar that has been left to soak in the blues and take you to your happy place.

Taking influence from the masters of southern blues / rock / country and modern roots revivalists, OSB brings classic American roots music and infectious grooves to the table and leaves you lickin' on your canine tooth.

The band formed in 2013 as a duo called The Armadillo Brothers. After a year of soul searching and expansion, Old Smoke Band was launched. Adam Humphreys fronts the group with face-punching guitar riffs and soul crushing good looks. Heath Brandon and Scott Neuweg lay down the rhythm, and Chris Lackey rounds it out with some jack of all trades piano and harp skills that could only be described as sorcery.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils
May 27th, 2016
Zach Linley is a multi-talented singer/songwriter from the midwest. He writes gritty, honest heartfelt songs filled with rich melodies and lyrics that easy for the listener to identify with. He has released several singles and an EP with his band ZACH LINLEY & THE REBEL DAREDEVILS.

Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils have played extensively throughout the midwest, opening for artists such as Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson, Frankie Ballard, Josh Thompson, David Allan Coe, as well as numerous other talented acts and musicians. Co-Founder and former CEO of CMT Nyhl Hensen says, "Zach Linley is the Garth Brooks of the new millennium. I can see him being a key player in the next era of country music.In addition to being a great vocalist and having tremendous musical talent, his song writing is phenomenal and far ahead of the game."

Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils continue to expand their listening audience and develop a larger fan base with every performance. They've caught the attention of Nashville, with artists such as Wynonna Judd giving them a big "thumb's up" on social media site Twitter. Be on the look out for a new ZACH LINLEY & THE REBEL DAREDEVILS album in spring/summer of 2015.

Matt Poss Band
For over a decade, the members of Matt Poss Band have been doing things their own way, bucking the mainstream and playing by their own rules, straddling the fence between country and rock as if they invented the concept. Frequently on the road, MPB is steadily proving that an “overnight success” can take a while to accomplish. Based in the Midwest, the group has spent the last decade zigzagging across the United States, touring Europe twice and hitching rides on all sorts of military aircraft to entertain our troops in Saudi Arabia and 'downrange' Afghanistan.

Mixing elements of country, bluegrass, rock and blues, MPB has earned a passionate and diverse fan base that continues to grow, and it's about as organic as it can get. Cowboys, rednecks, truckers, hippies, bikers and yuppies can be found arm-in-arm singing along to MPB songs like Three Bricks Shy and Jack Rabbit. Each fan is won by live performance or good old word of mouth.

In the decade they’ve been together, they've released five full-length albums, with the last two being on the band's own label - Bonfire Records. Over 10,000 albums sold is no small feat for any group in this digital day and age, but MPB has hit that mark and continues to chug along, one show and a few fans at a time.

$7 Cover

Doors: 7PM               ZL&RDD: 9:45pm               Matt Poss: 11:35pm
Aileeah Colgan
June 3rd, 2016
Aileeah Colgan is a country recording artist from Peoria, Illinois. She is an entertainer and a storyteller with a lot to say. Her relatable and insightful music is a reflection of the person within – sassy, authentic, honest, sweet, and confident. Her lyrics reveal the beauty as well as the hard times of growing up in the south as the youngest of seven children. Aileeah’s music is a celebration of the challenges found in life and love. Her influences include Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, Johnny Cash, and Miranda Lambert. She released her self-titled EP album at the Apollo Theatre in Peoria, Illinois this year.

Aileeah writes her songs on her acoustic guitar, but records with a full band. Therefore, she has the capability to deliver a performance that is either soft and intimate, or big and loud, or both!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM