Christopher storm has been bumping the Chicago Dance scene for almost 20 years!
Traveling across the country to bring the hottest mixes to the biggest parties.
Back Country Roads is a 6 piece band based out of the northern Illinois area. BCR started as a 3 piece acoustic band in April of 2009 and quickly expanded to the 6 piece we are today. We have played at events such as Country Thunder (the last 5 years) and have been direct support for National acts such as Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy, Neal McCoy, Love & Theft, Steel Magnolia, Keith Anderson, Easton Corbin and Granger Smith. Back Country Roads plays mostly current Top 40 Country hits, with a few older selections and some originals thrown in the mix as well. We also occasionally leave the Country genre a little bit which gives the audience some variety. Our Facebook fan-base is over 9,400 fans and continues to grow. We are looking forward to expanding into new areas for another jam-packed fun filled year full of shows!
SEMPLE is a Chicago based band that prides itself on it's entertaining combination of musicianship and high energy stage performance. Fronted by one of the city’s most prominent lead singers and the band’s namesake, Keith Semple, every show is guaranteed to be a nonstop great time! With styles ranging from 70’s Rock to modern pop songs and everything in between, everyone is sure to leave happy. Known for their diverse array of medleys that feature bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, 70’s Rock, party songs and even alternative/punk rock, each show is packed with variety and contrast that takes the audience on a generational tour of music genres. Not to mention, SEMPLE features several of their own original songs in almost every show! The mutual love and enjoyment of performing music that each member possesses is not only obvious from the moment the band starts playing, but also supports a strong chemistry that makes their shows an enjoyment for everyone in the room. From bars and fests to weddings and corporate events, SEMPLE is available for your entertainment needs in almost any fashion. With a driving determination to be the absolute best at what they do, this is a band that is sure to leave you satisfied!
The Dark Passengers are Steve Davern, Pete Steele, Torri Hamilton, Kurt Evinger and Marshall Hong and Owen Szorc.
We bring a lot of home cooked stuff and a little bit of take out. You may hear some Stones, Johnny Cash or other Rock/Americana covers get stretched out in to what we call Jamericana.
We play festivals in Chicago and bar gigs as well.
Weekend Crush are Nicci Cochrane (lead vocals), Mark Cochrane (lead guitar, background vocals), Frank Smogur (lead guitar, background vocals), Kathy Roller (bass guitar) and Bob Molitor (drums). Forming in early 2017, Weekend Crush are a group of seasoned players that have all been in bands for 20+ years. We are a female-powered/guitar-fueled rock/alt/pop band with a setlist that spans 70’s to today. We have played some of the bigger Chicago area venues and festivals as well as charity and fundraising events. Always ready to entertain a crowd with great rock/alt/pop music.
"Heimat und Trachten Verein Edelweiss Chicago was founded in 1914. The object of the club was and still is to preserve and perpetuate the Bavarian and Austrian culture through the performance of authentic Schuhplattler and Volkstaenze (folk dances) and songs, while in traditional costume (Tracht).
The Bratwurst Brothers is a multi genre polka and Americana style live performance group that has operated in the Chicagoland area since 2012. The five piece ensemble plays traditional German, Polish and Czeck style Oktoberfest music while also offering classic and current well known popular music. The ensemble’s stage act makes its reputation by mixing authentic Oktoberfest style favorites with a dynamic pop twist that lends a fresh perspective, giving their fans a show that is at once classic and innovative. With upbeat renditions, instrumentation that changes song to song, and contemporary lyrics, the band goes out to every performance proving that Oktoberfest can be a traditional, yet modern celebration of a time honored tradition. Most sets will include Oktoberfest hits such as In Heaven There Is No Beer, Du Du Leigst Mir Im Herzen and Melody of Love, while mixing in America’s favorite artists such as Bob Dylan, the Police, the Lumineers and Bobby Darin. Personnel; Joe Derus, heading up the band on guitar has been playing since 1985, originally playing trumpet in many local polish style bands as well as touring with several nationally recognised performance artists, such as Lenny Gomulka’s Chicago Push, Marion Lush and the White Eagles, and Tony Blazonczyk- son of Grammy winning artist Eddie Blazonczyk, known as Eddie Bell of 50’s rock and roll fame. Joe expanded his repertoire in the 1990’s and built his own reputation playing many local Chicago venues and also performing in popular groups such as The Flapjacks, The Uprights and also leading his own group, The Catch. Kevin Altenburg, playing concertina, brass and bass has been a professional musician since 1982, playing polish and european style music with his own bands, as well as having toured with many nationally recognised polka and Oktober artists such as Eddie Blazonczyk, Lenny Gomulka, Steve Meisner and Gary Brueggen. Kevin also has held a respectable position in many local pop groups such as the Uprights, and Aria 51, Sam Bradshaw, after graduating DePaul music program has played upright and electric bass for many well known pop bands as well devoting much of his career to orchestral and symphonic pursuits. Mike Maduzia, on drums has had a long career of many Oktoberfest and polish style bands in the area, as well as supplying percussion for many local pop acts.
Dixie Crush is the Midwest's Ultimate Country Party Band covering the biggest Top 40 Hits of Today's Country Music. Fronted by both male and female lead singers, Dixie Crush entertains club, festival and corporate audiences by delivering a crazy fun, boot stompin', energy-packed performance. Our lineup of talented musicians and singers recreate the big, rich, layered sound of today's country music. Just like your favorite country radio station, you'll hear all the songs you know and love, the way you know them and love them.
Party to your favorite country artists including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion, Zac Brown and many more!
The Lounge Puppets are quite simply put one of the best cover bands out there! For over 15 years they have been igniting crowds with an electrifying live performance that rivals the very artists they are covering! They have been one of the very few bands that have maintained such a large and loyal following for so long and they show no signs of slowing down as they pick up new fans every show! They frequent all of the top clubs and festivals So if you're into '80s Hairbands and Arena Rock get yourself out to one of their next shows and see for yourself!
Eric Molitor has been mixing it up since 2003. A well known Dj & friend Kyle Vance aka Christopher Storm, took Eric under his wing and taught him the old school technique of how to spin vinyl records. A foundation to Eric's career as a DJ. Eric Lindsay made his break into the Chicago club scene when he owned a nightlife publication called Clubline Chicago Magazine. Every month that a new issue was released, Clubline would host magazine release parties at various nightclubs and bars throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Clubline had a crew of 4-5 DJ's and quickly became known as a group to throw some of the hottest parties in the city. Fast forward to 2019, and Eric will be closing Saturday night at Goebberts Oktoberfest.
Mike Schneider started playing the accordion at the age of six after hearing America's Polka King Frankie Yankovic perform live for the first time at a parish festival in Milwaukee, WI. Mike's father, Paul, planted the seeds of polka early, pulling his accordion out of the closet from time to time to entertain his only son. So if you were wondering how a six-year-old boy can go from accordion player to an acclaimed Wisconsin polka band leader, now you know!
The Mike Schneider Band has been entertaining audiences throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio since 1996. Since that time, Mike and his band have been nominated for 17 polka awards from five separate organizations. In 2009, they took home the Band of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame after eight nominations in the category since 1998. Mike also holds the honor of being one of the youngest people ever inducted into the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame at the age of 18 in 1997.
The Mike Schneider Band's travels have taken the group to such places as Cleveland, OH for Tony Petkovsek's annual Thanksgiving Weekend Polka Party in 2006. In 2008, they ventured out on the Caribbean to take part in their first Polka Cruise aboard the Carnival Valor. Mike and his band have appeared numerous times at Oktoberfest in New Ulm, MN, plus Summerfest and Rainbow Summer in Milwaukee, WI, and Motongator Music Festival in Wallace, MI. The Mike Schneider Band has even entertained audiences including James E. "Chip" Carter, son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and J.C. from the band NSync.
Mike and his band are no strangers when it comes to major media attention, either. In 1997, Mike appeared on the front-page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regarding his nomination for the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame's Horizon Award, which he would go on to win the following week. Mike has also been featured on 94.5 WKTI's long-running Reitman & Mueller show, Wisconsin's Morning News on News Radio 620 WTMJ, the Daybreak Report on Today's TMJ4, and on the Food Network for Food Nation with Bobby Flay, an appearance he made along with his entire band in 2002.
In 2008, Mike Schneider took his first steps into what has become a successful venture into children's music with his Pint Size Polkas project. His goal is to bring polka music to a new generation of fans while educating them on a number of core curriculum topics.
RockStar Rodeo is more than just your average country band, and a lot more than just your ordinary rock show. They strive to give every fan a true concert experience. RockStar Rodeo takes pride in real, genuine entertainment. Their goal for every show is to leave the fans wanting more, and at the same time, leave everyone 110% satisfied. How do they do it? These guys and gal deliver one of the most high-energy and professional performances in the Midwest. RockStar Rodeo has recently expanded much of their musical repertoire by delivering not only the best in top 40 country, but also many of the timeless rock classics from the 80s through today! A nonstop show with crowd interaction that is second to none. One minute you'll feel the energy as the crowd sways their hands side to side while singing Wagon Wheel, and the next minute, they're playing the air guitar to an ageless hit like Shook Me All Night Long. RockStar Rodeo is one of the hardest working, busiest, most dedicated bands on the market. Guaranteed, RockStar Rodeo will give all concertgoers an experience they will enjoy and remember forever. So what are you waiting for? Join the RODEO NOW!