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

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
Steady Flow
Presented by NTL Productions
March 30th, 2018
From the Heart of the Midwest, Steady Flow brings a unique style of powerful funk music like you've never heard it before. Formed in 2012 by 18 year old, soul guitarist extraordinaire, Tanner Brown, and his older brother, Ky "Goonie-Mom" Brown on bass guitar, the group has now transformed into a six-piece funk-powerhouse, quickly claiming their spot as one of the best live acts around.
In Steady Flow's short existence, the group has taken on music festivals such as North Coast, Summer Camp, Phases of the Moon, and the list goes on. The band is constantly turning heads at every performance as their hard hitting Funk Rock compositions shake the room and force all audiences to dance, rage, & simply feel good.

$10 Adv. / $13 Door ($5 w/ Student ID)

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Doors: 7PM
Chris Mathien: 8PM
Phanie Rae & TSS: 9:30PM
Steady Flow: 11PM
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