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



Luke & The Drifters
November 12th, 2018
Luke and the Drifters is a country music band based out of Bloomington, Illinois.

The band is comprised of four musicians featuring; Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Luke Maurer; lead guitarist Trefan Owen; bass guitarist and vocalist, Mark "Tater" Stale and drums and vocalist, Tim Rowden.

Interestingly, Hank Williams, Sr. inspired the name “Luke and the Drifters! In 1950, the legendary singer/songwriter developed an “alter-ego” that he named "Luke the Drifter" and went on to produce albums under the alter-ego.

The name seemed the perfect fit for this talented country group! This super charged band provides a high energy atmosphere that knows how to rile up music lovers resulting in fun audience interaction, entertaining sing-a-longs and dancing!

Throughout their performances, the crowd partakes in drinking and dancing to various classic and super star artists and bands such as; George Jones, Waylon Jennings Garth Brooks, CCR, Alabama, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Luke Bryan. Jason Aldean, Kenney Chesney, Lynard Skynard, Dwight Yoakum and many, many more.

Luke and the Drifters easily fuse the old country classics with new age country styles to keep all generations entertained!

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Adairs Run
October 13th, 2018
Adairs Run is a country group with a fiery edge based in Nashville, TN. Their sound encompasses the roots from rock and roll all the way to melodies that tie into the heartfelt storytelling in today’s country music. The band is made up of four members; Todd Hanchock, Pat Pollifrone, Ian Daugherty, and Chad Yarger.

Front man Todd Hanchock, from Princeton, WV, began playing guitar and taking lessons when he was just 10 years old. His passion grew throughout the years as he took on learning more and more songs from his favorite artists ranging from the 80’s through early 2000’s rock and country worlds. He took to songwriting in his early college years after performing at a few open mic nights, and began to realize his passion stood with composing songs about the stories that he experienced throughout his life.

While in college, he met lead guitarist Pat Pollifrone, from Salem, VA, and the two began to work venues around Huntington, WV as an acoustic duo. Pollifrone, who had been in and out of several other groups growing up, began to focus on techniques with songwriting and stronger lead melodies to tie into their material. In 2012 the duo headed to Nashville, where they picked up bassist Ian Daugherty and drummer Chad Yarger. The group has been touring for the last few years regionally through the East Coast and upper Mid-West packing out many country music venues and gaining a wide range of fans along the way. Adairs Run has even picked up opening slots at many festivals and fairs and shared the stage with national acts such as Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line, Josh Thompson and many more.

In May 2016, the band released their first EP titled “Turn Back the Miles.” The new music features 6 new compositions including one song featuring hit rock artist Chris Daughtry. The first single will be released to radio by the end of June of this year. The band will continue to tour in support of the new release into early 2017 before going back into the studio to work on a full length album.

$5 Cover / $3 with Student ID

Doors: 7PM                Show: 10PM
Boy Band Review
October 19th, 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
Scott Marek Band
October 20th, 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
Jack Dupp & The Empty Bottles
October 26th, 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
October 27th, 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
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
Brushville
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:

- 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..

$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 Band
December 14th, 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