Upcoming Dates

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors - 8:00pm
117 W Slade St
Palatine, IL 60067
847.907.9621

Past Dates

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Strawberry Moon Martini Bar
Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors - 8:00pm
204 S Main St
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-865-5151

http://www.strawberrymoonmartinisandmore.com

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Chicago Blues Challenge 2016 - 6:00pm
700 S Wabash
Chicago, IL
312.427.1190
Price: $15

Chicago Blues Challenge!!

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners will compete for the right to represent the Chicago area in the International Blues Competition being held in Memphis, Tennesse in January, 2017.

 

If you are in the Chicago area, we could sure use your support!! Audience participation is very helpful...and we are determined to make it to Memphis once again!!

 

The band competition will be following the duo acts and should begin around 8:00pm.  The Nightburners drew the 5th slot and will be playing somewhere around 10:30, so get there early to get a seat!!

 

Here is the info:

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

Buddy Guy's Legends

700 S Wabash

Chicago, IL

312.427.1190

http://buddyguy.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=251685

 

As always, thank you all for your support!!

 

The 2016 Chicago Blues Challenge is this Sunday at Buddy Guys Legends. The show starts at 6 pm. There are 4 Duo's and 5 bands. 90% of the profits goes to the winning musicians. The winning musicians travel to Memphis to represent Chicago in the International Blues Challenge.

Cover Charge is $15

Duo's
Matt Hendricks & Cash Curtis
Young American Double Action Revolver
Rick Weeds & Ben Blobaum
Last Ditch Effort

BANDS
Jamiah Rogers Band
Darren Jay & The Delta Souls
The Street Jaxkson Band
Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners
Pistol Pete's Blues Band

 

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Broken Oar
Loretta Purcell Musical Memorial - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
614 Rawson Bridge Rd
Port Barrington, IL 60010
847-639-9468

Life sometimes throws things at you that you have no way to prepare for. Last week I lost my mother at the hands of my troubled brother, who then took his own life. I have suffered minor tragedies in my past, but this is a major one that has left me and my family stunned and devastated. In the past, I have gotten through these life tragedies with the love and support of fans and friends, and of course, family. I am hoping to count on you again, not for me specifically, but so I can send my mother on her journey. Please go to my mother’s GoFundMe page - https://www.gofundme.com/2wg3z6c

We are arranging a musical send off at the Broken Oar this Saturday, November 5th from 4:00pm – 10:00pm. We are going to celebrate the life of my mother. I would love for you to join us to say goodbye to her.

Thank you for the years of support, peace and blessings to you all!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Mt Prospect Golf Course
Loretta Purcell Memorial - 11:00am - 2:00pm
600 S See-Gwun Ave
Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Life sometimes throws things at you that you have no way to prepare for. Last week I lost my mother at the hands of my troubled brother, who then took his own life. I have suffered minor tragedies in my past, but this is a major one that has left me and my family stunned and devastated. In the past, I have gotten through these life tragedies with the love and support of fans and friends, and of course, family. I am hoping to count on you again, not for me specifically, but so I can send my mother on her journey. Please go to my mother’s GoFundMe page - https://www.gofundme.com/2wg3z6c

Thank you for the years of support, peace and blessings to you all!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Strawberry Moon Martini Bar
Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors - 8:00pm
204 S Main St
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-865-5151

Dust my broom! It's Kevin Purcell & The Root Doctors at Strawberry Moon Martini Bar! Be sure to get there early to get a seat!

http://www.strawberrymoonmartinisandmore.com

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Highwood, IL
847.432.6000

Benefitting Make-A-Wish Illinois!!

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors - 9:00pm
2601 S River Rd
McHenry, IL 60051
815.363.7040

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors - 8:00pm
12 N River Street
Batavia, IL 60510
630.406.9200

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors - 7:00pm
3400 Pearls St
McHenry, IL 60050
815.363.2100

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Fundraiser for Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. - 7:0pm to 8:15pm
28500 W Roberts Road Port Barrington, IL 60010
Port Barrington, Illinois 60010

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Little Bear Park
Little Bear Ribfest - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
1001 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Bliss Wine
Blues, Brews & Burger Fest! - 6:30pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

Get down at the Blues, Brews and Burger Fest Saturday, Aug. 13, with some of Chicagoland’s best blues while enjoying craft beers, and fine wines. Don’t forget to feast on at least one of the gourmet burger selections from Bulldogs Grill while shaking it to our homegrown Bluesman (ME!) Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners. Sponsored by the Wauconda Lions Club, it all goes down starting at 5 p.m. in the main municipal lot at Mill and Maple streets, just off Main St. and Liberty/176, in Wauconda. Rain or shine. We play at 6:30pm!

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Blues, Brews & BBQ - 7:30pm to 10:45pm
4300 Peterson Park Rd. on McCullom Lake
McHenry, IL
Price: See Website: http://www.mchenryrotarybluesbrewsandbbqs.com/

McHenry Rotary proudly presents a fun-filled, three day Blues Festival at McHenry's Petersen Park located on scenic McCullom Lake.

An array of quality barbecue foods, grilled to perfection by well-known restaurants, coupled with roasted corn on the cob and delicious desserts are sure to satisfy everyone's appetite.

Sit back and enjoy some of the best Blues music the Chicago area has to offer while you sip on an ice cold brew.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

BLUES & BREWS FEST!! - 7pm - 10pm
485 Winchell Way
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-469-8180
Please call RESERVE 22 to reserve your spot!
$50 buys you the wristband which includes 30 beer vendor samples, BBQ, and great music.
 
General Entry is FREE for those who plan to hang out for great music, and prefer to purchase food and drink a la carte.
 
See you there!

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Potato Creek Johnny's
Jammin' at Johnny's! - 9:00pm
1850 waukegan rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-486-1007

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Lindy's Landing
Jammin' at Lindy's Landing! - 4:00pm
115 Park Street
Waconda, IL 60084
847.526.9789

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Private Party

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Broken Oar
Jammin' at Broken Oar! - 2:30pm
614 Rawson Bridge Rd
Port Barrington, IL 60010
847-639-9468

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Mickey Finn's Brewery
Jammin' at Mickey Finn's - 9:00pm
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-3626688

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Craft Brews & Chicago Blues Festival - 1-5pm
W4240 WI-50
Lake Geneva, Illinois 53147
(262) 249-3800
Price: http://brewsandbluesfestival.com/tickets.cfm

Join us for the ultimate beer tasting and music event! Featuring unlimited sampling of craft beer from around the US, live blues music and concession stand. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23rd from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva Wisconsin.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Strawberry Moon Martini Bar
Kevin Purcell - Acoustic show - 8:00pm
204 S. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Bliss Wine
The Delta Connection - is back! - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

Vincent, Purcell, Root (VPR) at Bliss Wine & Gifts. Come on out to see Gary and Tony and I (Kevin) pumping out some more of our bodacious ditties about life, love, blues, coffee, rain, beer, and bitchin'!! We are so thankful for our kick-ass fans that have supported the Nightburners and the Delta Connection. Gary has become a great friend and musical consort, as well as our Delta connection, and when you rock the blues, you need to connect to the Delta!! We'll share some vittles, a bit of lager, and give ears to some scintillating compositions about the journey of life....GRAZI!!!

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Potato Creek Johnny's
TONIGHT! LET'S REUNITE!
1850 waukegan rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-486-1007

Yes I know its short notice, but it is what it is...they called us because some other band cancelled...so we took the bait and refused to wait, and here's your telegram for a helluva jam!!! Our guest guitar player tonite is Vic Perrino, he's a fiery electrifying blues rock guitar player on the Chicagoland scene, and we think he can keep up with us....so come on out if your close and let see if we can take some of the chill out of this frigid air with some burnin' blues...

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Jammin' in Glen Ellyn - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
485 Winchell Way
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
630-469-8180

Come check out the cool vibe of this event, and let me say this...Mr. Vic Perrino will be joining is on this gig. Come on down and see the band play some of the old favorites. Vic will be our special guest guitarist for the evening! Here's the scoop:

This Friday, Feb 5

Reserve 22

485 Winchell Way

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

7 to 10

Nice place, we will be jammin!

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Chicago Blues Challenge 2015 - 5:30
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 427-1190

Join us as we rock the house to earn a spot on the journey back to Memphis!

for all the details - http://buddyguy.com/event.cfm?id=225057

 

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

The Delta Connection - 7:30pm
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60084
815-455-8000

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Bliss Wine
The Delta Connection - is back! - 6:30pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

Kevin Purcell, Gary Vincent, and Tony Root are back together!

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Delta Connection - 8:00pm
117 W Slade Street
Palatine, IL 60067
847-907-9621

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Norge Music Festival - 7:30pm
100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, IL 60021

Please come be part of the beginning and support the Music and the brand new stage at  a FIRST outdoor MUSIC FEST – next Sat Oct 3  in  a beautiful glacier formed natural basin at the base of Norge Ski Jump. Think Red Rocks in Colorado. Think mini Alpine Valley. Think a lot closer and easier to get to.  Bring chairs and blankets and hear Blues and other music starting around 4 in the afternoon on under the stars!  You can come earlier and see ski jumping without snow –wow!  Trains go to Fox River Grove. Shuttles available. Free Parking.

Saturday, October 3rd
Norge Music Festival
Norge Ski Club  
100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, 60021
Outdoors. We go on at 7:30pm.  We are the headliners. Others include Alex and the All Stars and the Blues Daddy’s. All on Saturday!!

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Dixon Main Street & Riverfront
Blues, Brews & BBQ - 9:00pm - 10:45pm
S Hennepin Ave
Dixon, IL 61021

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Blues, Brews and Burgerfest
Downtown Wauconda IL - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Mills and Main Street, Wauconda
Wauconda, IL 60084
Bliss Wine 847-526-7133

Hosted by Bliss Wine and Bulldogs Grill!

A night of all the best things . . . awesome music, craft beers, wine, and great burgers!

This is an outdoor event, rain or shine.  Lawn chairs are welcome, but leave your 4 legged friends at home.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Beer House Chicago Lombard
8:30pm
322 York Town Center
Lombard, IL
(630) 268-1111

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Private Party

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Festival Square - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
1060 E. Peterson Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030

An awesome show at Festival Square at the Lake County Fair starring Better with Bacon at 5 (our Wauconda compatriots and a smokin' band!!) and The Nightburners at 8! What a sublime summer night it shall be at the new fairgrounds! 

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Broken Oar
Jam of the day!! - 3 to 7
614 Rawson Bridge Rd
Port Barrington, IL 60010
847-639-9468
Price: Free!!!

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Lions Park - Lake Zurich
Alpine Fest - 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Lindy's Landing - Wauconda
Bang 'N Blues - 2:00pm to 5:50pm
115 Park Street
Waconda, IL 60084
847.526.9789

It’s the 35th anniversary of the filming of the Blues Brothers in Wauconda, and we’re having a blues themed celebration at Lindy's Landing

 

www.lindyslanding.net

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

7:00pm
Route 45 & Cortland
Mundelein, IL

Annual Mundelein Community Days, July 2, 2015 - July 5, 2015

Event includes musical performances, food, drinks, car show, carnival, activities for kids and adults, and much more. The parade will be held on Sunday, July 5th at 2 pm down Hawley Street from Village Hall to Mundelein High School. For more information call Mike Flynn at 847-949-3223.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
600 North Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084

Wauconda Fest runs Thursday through Sunday. Help us close the fest with our smokin' show.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Rock River Ballyhoo - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
OUTDOOR SHOW--Downtown Rockford
Rockford, IL 61101
Price: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Rock-River-Ballyhoo-tickets/artist/2117088#!

the first annual Rock River Ballyhoo Festival. This family-friendly event will feature kids' activities, live music, food vendors, a beer garden and a car show. The festival is sponsored by WREX-TV and Midwest Family Broadcasting. Tickets are available through the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, by calling 815-968-5222, or on entrance to the event.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Partners for Progress - The Barn
Wauconda Barn Dance & Pig Roast - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
23525 W. Milton Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-9066
Price: $40 includes dinner & soft drink

A special night of a special show for a special cause in a special town!!! The Nightburners will be kickin' up the boogie at the barn dance this Sat.! Why a special show? Well it's the debut of our fiddle player, the fantastic Edgar Gabriel! And to make it even more special, we will be joined by the sensational Dave Steffen, who has been an honorable Nightburner since the 70's or something. We are looking forward to jamming with our old friend who was in the band for many years, and our new friend who has been in the band for only weeks, but plays with us like it's been years!!!!

To get tickets go to the website below, tix are $40, includes the pig roast dinner and a sasparilla, put on your scoot boots and get ready to boogie! (remember the money goes to one of the greatest causes you could ask for, the Wauconda Rotary is awesome with what they do to help the community and the world!)

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Kevin Purcell - Acoustic Show - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
204 S. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-865-5151

This is our first time here. Come out and join us for sensational cocktails and some rockin' tunes!

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Dock's Bar and Grill
A second show!! Gary Vincent, Kevin Purcell & Tony Root - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Doc's Bar And Grill
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-0002

Well I guess it was apparent that one show was not enough for Vincent Purcell Root (VPR) at Bliss Wine last night. There was no more room for fans that wanted to see Tony and I playing with Gary, and of course, now that he's been nominated for a Grammy, there were even more folks trying to hear a song or two. The only way we could think of to help out the overcrowding situation is to add another show!!! And so we did!! Dock Bar and Grill has offered us an afternoon slot at their lovely establishment on Sunday, yes thats tomorrow! From 2 to 4 Gary and Tony and I (Kevin) will be pumping out some more of our bodacious ditties about life, love, blues, coffee, rain, beer, and bitchin'!! There's no football, it'll be kinda warm, Docks overlooks the lovely Bangs Lake, whats not to like about a Sunday aft. minstrel show? Nothing, thats what, I tells ya!!! We are so thankful for our kick-ass fans that have supported the Nightburners and VPR, and we want you to send out good vibes for Gary winning that Grammy on Feb 8,  he has become a great friend and musical consort, as well as our Delta connection, and when you rock the blues, you need to connect to the Delta!! So take a Sunday drive, have some vittles, a bit of lager, and give ears to some scintillating compositions about the journey of life....GRAZI!!!

Vincent-Purcell-Root

2:00 to 4:00

Docks Bar and Grill

313 E. Liberty St.

Wauconda

847-526-3625

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Bliss Wine
Rare Appearance! Gary Vincent, Kevin Purcell & Friends - 7:00pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

Bliss Wine warmly welcomes Gary Vincent in a rare appearance, Accompanied by Kevin Purcell & Tony Root!


Gary is a National singer/songwriter, formerly of Gary Vincent and the Swamp Honkies. He is a lifelong professional in the music business, having spent 30 years writing songs in Nashville. He is an entertainer, record producer, film producer, musician, engineer, as well as songwriter. His songs are filled with keen insights, passion, and wit. They have been recorded by Mickey Gilley, John Anderson, The Crickets, Gary Morris, Tompall Glaser, Chris LeDoux, Leon Redbone, and many others. As an entertainer, Gary has a unique way of connecting with his audiences. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette once wrote "Gary Vincent throws a party every time he goes on stage."

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Bliss Wine
Kevin Purcell - Acoutis Front Porch Blues - 6:00pm - 9ish
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

27 Live
27 Live Event - 10:15pm
1012-1014 Church St
Evanston, Illinois 60201
855-927-LIVE (5483)
Price: $7 advance ticket. $10 day of show ticket

Doors open at 8:30pm  Wall of Denial plays at 9pm

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners start at 10:15pm

21+ show

$7 advance ticket.  $10 day of show ticket

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Bliss Wine
Front Porch Blues ~ an acoustic jam - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

King Biscuit Blues Festival - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Helena, AR 72342

October 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2014.   Details TBA

What is the King Biscuit Blues Festival?
It's when Delta Blues fans head on down to Helena, AR for 3 days of the best Blues in the Delta.

A.K.A The Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival continues the annual tradition of celebrating the blues in quaint Helena, Arkansas, which is a short road trip from Memphis.

I bet you didn't know that Arkansas is a great place to catch the Blues. Many say that Arkansas, Helena to be specific, is one of the best places in the South to hear real blues music and the best time is during the King Biscuit Blues Fest, formerly known as the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival.

With an impressive lineup, camping, and a family-friendly atmosphere, this music festival is a crowd pleaser and mandatory for all Delta Blues enthusiasts.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners - 9:00pm - 1:00am
2061 W Maple Ave (Rt. 176)
Mundelein, IL 60060
847-949-0858

 

Guest Fiddle player, James Sanders. Plus many more surprise special guests.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Blues on the Prairie - 8pm to 9pm
201 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193
847-895-3600

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners play 8pm - 9pm, followed by The Nick Moss Band.

We will be playing from 8pm to 9pm, followed by The Nick Moss Band.
Singer/songwriter Kevin Purcell welds the gritty, back alley
sounds of Chicago blues with the back roads soul of southern
rock. Years of playing have earned Purcell his reputation
as a smokin’ harmonica player, a powerful vocalist and a
respected songwriter. And while hard-rocking bluesman Nick
Moss was weaned on postwar electric blues, his timely and
topical songwriting enveloped in new rhythms and guitar
innovations have resulted in music of a higher intensity
and an increasingly rewarding relationship with audiences.
Together, these blues heroes, backed by incredible bands,
deliver a no-holds-barred show that’s gritty, rockin’ and,
above all, a blast.  With guest fiddle player, James Sanders!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Bliss Wine
Wurst Festival Ever! - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

Front Porch Blues! An acoustic jam. Kevin Purcell will be joined by musical friends Mike Church, Tony Root, and who knows who else for the Wurst Festival Ever! An annual oktoberfest event at Bliss Wine. German food, German wine, and smokin' jams, from 6pm - 9pm.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Blues Brews & BBQ - Downtown Dixon - 9:30pm - 11:45pm
115 S. Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021

Blues Brews & BBQ a new festival in downtown Dixon on August 30 featuring great Blues music, great food and great beer. The event will take place on First Street between Galena and Hennepin Avenue from 12 p.m. to midnight.

Highlighting the event will be a Bags for the Brave Bags Tournament to raise funds for the Honor Flight of Lee County.

An amazing line-up of music is in store for the festival with local favorites like Catfish Dogs, Nate Gordon, Robbie LeBlanc and the Real Live Show, and Downtown Rhythm Kings playing throughout the day. Touring Blues artists David Gerald and Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners are slated to round out the day of music.

Entertainment Line-up
12:30-1:30 p.m. – Catfish Dogs
2-3:15 p.m. – Robbie LeBlanc https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robbie-LeBlanc-and-the-Real-Live-Show/100328256673480
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Nate Gordon https://www.facebook.com/nategordonmusic
5-7 p.m. – David Gerald http://www.davidgerald.com/
7:15 p.m. – Downtown Rhythm Kings
9:30 p.m. - Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Great BBQ will be served by Salamandra, Baker Street, Bombdiggity, World Sausage Café and Mama Cimino’s. A wide variety of great barbecues from brisket to chicken to sausage will be available.

Bent River Brewing Company from the Quad Cities will be the Festival Beer and will feature several beers from their great line-up.

Admission is a $5 donation at the door and it is a an all-ages event. Kids 12 and under are free.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Skokie's Backlot Bash
Backlot Bash - 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Skokie Park District - 4701 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
(847)-674-1500

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners will be heatin' up the night at Skokie's Backlot Bash. This is our first time here, it sounds like a blast!

check out their website for more information, details, and bands.  www.backlotbash.com

 

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Bliss Wine
Blues, Brews & Burger Fest - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

This is an outside venue. Dress for the weather.

Feel free to bring your lawn chairs, but you probably won't need them, 'cuz your gunna wanna dance the whole night!

Bliss Wine will have wine available as well as season craft brews. Bulldogs Grill will be grilling the best burgers around.

 

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Wauconda Fest Jam - 7:30pm - 9:45pm
600 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 526-3610

Headlining this year, it will be a riot!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Windy City Blues Society Stage @2:15 / Budlight Stage @ 4:45pm - 2:15pm - 3:15pm / 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Grant Park
Chicago, IL 60601

Time and location:

June 13th 2:15 - 3:15 on the Windy City Blues Society Stage

AND Bud Light Stage 4:45-5:45

 

Chicago Blues fest June 6th through 9th

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Memphis Bound for Glory - Jan. 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th
Memphis, TN 38103
Price: See IBC web site for full details

Goin' back to Memphis

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Middletons on Main
Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners - 9:00pm-ish
Main St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 526-6433

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Windy City Live on Ch. 7
Windy City Live - 11am
Downtown Chicago
Chicago, IL

 

Click here for ticket information

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Beyond The Storm CD Release Party! - 9:00pm
2061 W Maple Ave (Rt. 176)
Mundelein, IL 60060
847-949-0858
Price: $8 cover

We vowed to take Memphis by Storm in January, these are the songs we played there, and others we wrote,literally, on the way home. Kevin's writing and the bands playing has never been better. Come join us!!!

Mark your calenders for Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners CD Release "Beyond The Storm" Saturday Nov.30th 9:00pm at Maverick's in Mundelein (They aren't just a country venue any more!) There will be an $8 cover at the door.

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Chicago Blues Challenge FINALS - TBA
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 427-1190
Price: $8 cover

We made it to the final round!  We will be competing for the honor to represent Chicago Area blues at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

 

Thank you for all your support, from near and far!

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Chicago Blues Challenge - 3:00pm to 9:30pm
2061 W Maple Ave (Rt. 176)
Mundelein, IL 60060
847-949-0858
Price: $8 cover

We will be competing again this year, against 5 other blues bands, for the honor of representing Chicago Area at the 2014 International Blues Competition, in Memphis TN.

Maverick's ain't just country any more!!

 

HEY! It IS a Chicago Bears bye week, so come on out!

 

 

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Bliss Wine
Kevin's Birthday Show w/ Friends - 6:00pm ish
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133
Price: No Cover

It's Kevin's birthday, along with a few friends who share the same date. Kevin will share some original music and share space with special musical friends.  An acoustic show. One of a kind!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Sin City Soul and Blues Revival - 2:30
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Price: http://www.sincitysoulandbluesrevival.com/

UPDATE: Revival relocates to The Riv
The show must go on!

We are just days away from what is sure to be an INCREDIBLE 72 HOURS of GREAT MUSIC and GREAT TIMES at SIN CITY SOUL & BLUES REVIVAL. Stress-free partying and camaraderie with old and new Blues Friends in Las Vegas!

Important development per Sin City's website: due to an irresolvable issue with The Rio Hotel last week....The Revival is moving to The Riviera Hotel Casino, located on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip! The folks at The Riv have been great to work with thus far, and we think the event will be every bit as spectacular as advertised. We have secured performance spaces in The Royale Pavilion, The Top of The Riv, The Pool, and The Casino Lounge Stage.

VEGAS BOUND!

30+ Bands performing day and night. We will be performing opening day!

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Paramount Blues Festival - 2:00pm
800 South Green Bay Road
Grafton, WI 53024
Blues Festival opens on Friday, September 6 at 4:30. Music starts at 5:00pm.
We play on Saturday, September 7 at 2:00pm
Go to blues fest link for ticket price option information.
http://www.graftonblues.org/paramountbluesfestival/

 
 
 

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

TBA
27843 West Grass Lake Road
Antioch, IL 60002
(847) 395-3804
Price: No Cover

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Bliss Wine
Brews & Blues Festival - 6:00pm ish - 10:00pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133

This has become an annual event in our hometown Wauconda! Bliss Wine and Bulldogs Grill host us for an evening of GREAT music... 'cuz WE are playing!


Bulldogs will be serving up their usual juicy burgers, Bliss has your craft brews and wines chillin' for you.


Dress for the weather, tho we'll be crankin' up the heat, if you know what I mean! This will all take place in the municipal parking lot across the street from Bliss Wine. Bring a lawn chair if you like.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Private Party
private Party

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Lindy's Landing - 7:00pm
115 Park Street
Waconda, IL 60084
847.526.9789
Price: No Cover

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Grandwood Park
Grandwood Park Summer Fest - 8:00PM to 11:00PM
36801 N. Hutchins Road
Gurnee, IL
Price: No Cover

Grandwood Park Summerfest

Nightburners start at 8pm - 11pm

Location: At the Ball Field on Hutchins Road - 36801 N. Hutchins Road, Gurnee

 

Midway Games -cash only, Inflated Jumpy, Giant Putt, Putt Golf, BINGO with cash prizes! Baggo Tourney going on all day. 

Ice Cold Beer & Coolers, Fantastic Food: Great Raffle Prizes & more.  see www.grandwoodpark.net for more info

 

No Coolers – No Pets Allowed

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners play Wauconda Fest - 7:15
600 North Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
Price: 2.00

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners, who just returned from Memphis as a Finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge, will cap off the fest with the heat of their Southern Rock and Blues. A must see performance! $2 fest entry free.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Private Party
Private Party

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Budweiser Crossroads Stage @ 4:15pm - Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners
Grant Park
Chicago, IL 60601

We will be playing on June 7th AND 9th

Time and location:

June 7th 4:15pm -5:30pm on the Budweiser Crossroads Stage

June 9th 3:45 - 4:45 Windy City Blues Society Stage

Chicago Blues fest June 6th through 9th.
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

TBA
614 Rawson Bridge Rd
Port Barrington, IL 60010
847-639-9468
Price: No Cover

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

back to our Irish roots! - 9ish
8 N. Vail
Arlington Heights, IL 6004
847-577-7733
Price: No Cover

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Potato Creek Johnny's
Jammin' at Johnny's - 9ish
1850 waukegan rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-486-1007
Price: No Cover

We decided to put some jam on the toasts! We put some friends together and decided to rock a little jam at Potato Creek Johnnys this Saturday! We never get a chance to play out this way, so some good times are in order...our special guest on guitar is none other than the smolderizing bluesman 'Snakefingers' Dave Salzman, who is known worldwide for his tasty blues and soul licks as one half of the guitar cavalry from the infamous Tabasko Sound Kitchen, which features a couple of The Nightburners as well. So we're like one big gnarly family, and Dave is like our cousin once removed, thats why he knows our jams!

Cmon out and do some jumpin' and jivin', a little drankin', some commiseratin', and a whole lot of enjoyin'

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Brews & Blues Festival - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
W4240 State Road 50 Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 249-3800
Price: www.brewsandbluesfestival.com/tickets.cfm

Join us for Lake Geneva's ultimate beer tasting and music event! Featuring unlimited sampling of craft beer from around the US, live blues music and concession stand. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Geneva Ridge Resort. Ticket information 

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

The Nightburners will be the Studio
Through the months of March and April!
Working on the next album, details soon

Starting in March the Nightburners will be in the studio, working on their 5th album. 

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Bliss Wine
Kevin - Acoustic Jam - 6:00pm ish
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133
Price: No Cover

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Blue Jean Ball; Fundraiser for North Park Elementary School - 7:30PM to 11PM
3340 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-2739
Price: $95


Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Beale Street, Memphis TN - various venues
International Blues Challenge - January 29 through February 2, 2013
Memphis, TN

go to www.blues.org to get the schedule, buy your tickets, get all the information you need to show up and support your Nightburners to victory!

check out our band facebook page for day to day, blow by blow updates that our lovely assistant JoAnn will be making to keep our fans back home in the KNOW.

Order your special edition, one of a kind Memphis By Storm tshirt to help us fundraise for traveling expenses. See order form on band facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/NightBurners

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Bliss Wine
Nightburners Cast Off Jam Acoustic Show - 6:00ish
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133
Price: no cover

This Friday at Bliss Wine in Wauconda, they're throwing us a cast off party for our march to Memphis! And yes, we will be playing! Kevin, Andy, Billy, Tony, Don, and Pete playing tunes, and Bill and Jim playing the crowd!

I know that some of you may be tired of hearing about Memphis, but I think that it's natural to be jealous of not being able to go!!! Just kidding, but you can be part of our send off party, and you know we'd love to see you...AND we will be playing the songs that we're performing for the Memphis crowd!

Theres also a chance to win stuff! We'drink a toast to our luck and/or skill in Memphis!

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Peggy Kinanes Irish Restaurant and Pub
Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners - 9ish
8 N. Vail
Arlington Heights, IL 6004
847-577-7733
Price: No Cover

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Wauconda High School
Brain Freeze - 7:00
Main St.
Wauconda, IL
Price: Kids - $5 Adults - $10

Brain Freeze

an evening of entertainment presented by the

Wauconda High School Interact Club

with Skits and Performances by WHS Students

and featuring Joe Diamond - Paranormal Magician

and an encore performance by Wauconda's own

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Wauconda's hometown rocking blues band will be fundraising for their trip down to Memphis...they are representing the Chicagoland area in an International competition similar to the American Idol show, but for blues bands!

Admission: Students and kids under 18 - $5

Adults and kids over 50 - $10

 

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Middletons on Main
9:00pm
Main St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 526-6433
Price: No Cover

Fundraiser for our trip to Memphis....we need your help, of course! If it wasn't for you, we wouldn't be here!! We are going to Memphis to represent you!! Who wants to go? Get ready to party all the way down to Memphis in the meantime, baby!!!...

 

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Bliss Wine
Kevin - Acoustic show - Bliss' New Years Eve Bash - 6:00pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133
Price: No Cover

The crew for this night are Don Laferty on Guitar, Bill LeClair on Piano, Jamie Martinez on Standup Bass, and me on Vox and Harp...

Champagne toast to ring in the new year happens at 9PM. Yes, at Bliss, they are early birds, but we love 'em!!

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Dock's Bar and Grill
Rock at Dock's - 9ish
Doc's Bar And Grill
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-0002
Price: No Cover

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Victory Jam - 8:30
246 Greenbay Rd.
Highwood, IL
847-432-6663

Cmon out and enjoy the music of the band that won the Chicago Chapter of the International Blues Competition! And we are going to Memphis to compete against the world!!!! Don Laferty, Tony Root, Andy Ohlrich, Bill LeClair, Pete Kruse and I will be playing our brand of thermonuclear blues for your listening pleasure, but the shock and awe will be legendary...OK enough hyperbole, but your support will be not just appreciated, but mandatory...we know where you all live!!! Lets light this candle!...

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Acoustic Trio - 8:30pm
117 W Slade Street
Palatine, IL 60067
847-907-9621

The glorious return of Kevin Purcell, Tony Root, Andy Ohlrich and Dave Steffen! If you didn't see it last time, we'll let you see it this one last time!...and then you're outta here! (Are you listening to me?...you shouldn't...)

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Chicago Regional Blues Competition - 6:00pm
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 427-1190

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners will compete for the right to represent the Chicago area in the International Blues competition being held in Memphis, Tennessee, in January 2013.

More details to come!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Bliss Wine
Halloween Bash - Kevin Purcell acoustic trio - 6:00pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
847-526-7133
Price: No Cover

This is Bliss Wine's annual Halloween Bash. Costumes are highly encouraged!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Dock's Bar and Grill
9:00pm
Doc's Bar And Grill
Wauconda, Illinois
847-526-0002
Price: No Cover

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Broken Oar
2:00pm
614 Rawson Bridge Rd
Port Barrington, IL 60010
847-639-9468
Price: No Cover

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Rocky Vander's Bar & Grill
Charity Fundraiser - 5:30pm
968 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Prospect Heights, IL
847-459-9678
Price: $10 at door - includes food, ent

This is a charity fundraising event for Cancer.  The entire event runs 2pm - 8pm.

Kevin Purcell will play at 5:30ish.

All proceeds, including door, go to Terry Lynn "Teal" Cacchione.

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Schaumburg Fest - 5:30 to 7:00
201 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193
847-895-3600

We will be on the Prairie Center Music Stage (not the Main Stage, ther's no beer there!!!)

http://www.ci.schaumburg.il.us/HFun/September/Pages/DailySchedule.aspx

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Jammin' On Main - 6:00pm
Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
Price: free

Music, food, fun and dancing in the street! Main Street, Wauconda that is.

Don Laferty will be our special guest on Guitar!!

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

2:00pm - 6:00pm
27843 West Grass Lake Road
Antioch, IL 60002
(847) 395-3804

As a one of a kind location with fun and entertainment, Blarney Island is waiting for you a mile off-shore in Antioch, IL!

Located on the Chain O’ Lakes, the busiest inland waterway in the country, a trip to Blarney Island is like being on vacation!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Music by the Lake - 6:00 to 8:00
Grandwood Lake, right by the Sports Courts
Grandwood, IL

My old friend Bill LeCLaire has invited some of the Nightburners to come jam with him on his home turf, which we did a long time ago when we were all crazy renegade kids in trouble with the law. Here is what he told me the line up would be...Don Laferty on Guitar, Bill (of course) on Keyboards, Stickman on Drums, Tony on Bass, and I will sing some showboat tunes to showcase our showmanship for this show. So don't be a 'no show'...bring your coolers, a blanket, some candles maybe, a bottle of wine, or perhaps some poker chips, a basket of bilberries, a bar of gold and/or chocolate, some old photographs, some rare clippings from a Roman newspaper, you know just to change it up a bit...go to the website for exact location and whatnot, they know better than all of us!! 

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Relay for Life - 4:30 to 6:30
3709 W. Miller Rd.
McHenry, IL
Price: $10.00

This is becoming a huge event folks! Go to the website and check out all the happenings, it's a great benefit! It's gonna be like Woodstock, an all day concert event. Gina Glockson from American Idol is there, the Western Sky Band, Rough Nite Out, The Modern Day Romeos, it's gonna be a ton of fun, just like the old days, but these are the new days baby!!

Check out the 5K run through the 'Acres of Hope'. Run thru the veggies...and it's all for a good cause, we gotta help these people...see you there

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Acoustic Jam - 7:00pm
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
847.526.6225
Price: FREE

Special Guest Dave Steffen coming out to rock some acoustic jams with us!

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Brews, Blues & Burgers - TBA
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-7133
Price: Free
Come on down to Main Street Wauconda, and have a blast. Blues music, seasonal craft brews (and wine) from Bliss Wine and Gifts, and burgers by Bulldogs Grill!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

7:00pm
115 Park Street (at Park & Main)
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-9789
Price: No Cover

Our return to Lindys after a coupla years, we are so looking forward to it!!! It's outside, it's early, and it's going to be beautiful out there on the lakefront!! Cmon out and enjoy some good music, a drink, some vittles, the view, the sunset, it's like our whole town is a resort!!! See ya...

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Middletons on Main
Main St.
Wauconda, IL

Friday, July 20th, 2012

8pm - 10:00pm yes, 2 hour show! don't be late
180 N. Smith St. (across the street from the Metra stop in Pala
Palatine, IL 60067
847.358.9150
Price: $5 cover

THIS the show to see.!

Nellie's has a world class concert stage in a bar setting. How does it get any better than that?

You will want to see what the Nightburners can do with the best stage, sound and light systems in the Chicagoland area.

8:00pm to 10:00pm
Durty Nellie's

180 N. Smith St. (across the street from the Metra stop in Palatine)
Palatine, IL 60067
847.358.9150

A special return show to the famous Nellies! We haven't played a concert here in nearly ten years, so don't miss this special 2 hour concert of your favorite Nightburners tunes!!!

Were going from 8 to 10, so dont show up late!!! Yes a two hour concert on there awesome stage with an awesome sound system, and lights, and beer, and a dance floor, and a place thats big enough to really let loose!! And they have beer!!!

We now also have our newest T-shirts, so you can pick one up and wear it proudly over your birthday suit!!! This is gonna be one groovy jam man!!!! See you there, bring your friends, we want to be invited back, don't we? Hey I'm talkin' to you!!...(and don't forget your backstage passes, ladies.....)

 

Mark (the owner of Nellie;s) and Kev go way back to the old building. So the return of the Nightburners to Nellie's is a long time coming.

Come see the event that these two showmen are creating for you. THEY WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!

The Devil may be going down to Georgia but, he’s stopping at Nellie's first.

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

PRIVATE PARTY

Friday, July 13th, 2012

9:30pm
8 North Vail
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-577-7733
Back at our Irish mainstay!!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Antioch Summer Concert
Antioch Concert Series in the Park - 7:30pm
Skidmore Avenue
Antioch, IL

Antioch Concert Series, On Skidmore Avenue, the band shell behind the east side shops.                               music starts at 7:30PM

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

PRIVATE PARTY

Friday, July 6th, 2012

CANCELLED due to excess heat - Palatine Muscle Car Association Cruise Night
Cruise Night - 6 to 8
will be rescheduled
Palatine, IL

Special Guests on Guitar - Dean the Machine (an honorary Nightburner for life!) and Jay Kornick (he's in a smokin' bluesy rock band, Rhythmbone, check 'em out at http://rhythmbone.net/ and go see 'em rock!!!)

Get ready for some smokin' riffs over the roar of the muscle cars! Pedal to the metal baby!! Eat my dust!!! Hot Rod Lincoln!! Put some muscle in...the...uh...the um....uh, I got nothin'...can't think of anymore corny car slogans...they will have plenty there I suppose, so here's the best ever slogan....'Alcohol - the cause of, and solution to, all of lifes problems!!!' - Homer Simpson    Now thats rock and roll!!! Don't forget to bring your fancy hot rod if'n ya got one!...

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

PRIVATE PARTY

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Wauconda Fest - 7:00pm
600 N Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
847.526.3610
Price: $2
Hometown boy, Kevin Purcell, performs at the biggest, bestest night of the fest.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

PRIVATE PARTY

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Save the last Jam for me - 9:30pm
446 W. Virginia (Northwest Hwy/Rt. 14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60084
815-479-1199
Price: $8 cover
Last time to see us before we take a bit of a break!!! This place is way cool, good food, the bar is too cool, and for those in the know, there will be NO DJ!!! This is the old Porters, where we played for like 15 years, and they kept the ambiance and the class...cmon and get your fix of the NB experience before we fall below the radar for a while. (We only have one other public appeareance in June, and that is near the end of the month!!!) Yep, it's a perfect night for a cocktail, maybe some vittles, and I'm not sure why, but everyone always dances at this place..that's a good thing! Dancing is good for the soul, don't be souless!!! Music is good for the mind, don't be mindless!! Alcohol is good for not caring, so be carless and we'll play songs that will make you care again, then you will drink some more and become carelss again, and then we will play more and make you care again...it's the cycle of life!! Just like the Disney movie, where I am the babboon holding up the 5 baby Nightburners on the mountain in the sunset...thank goodness I didn't drop them on their skulls, they might have become musicians or something..

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Summer Jam! - 2:00
614 Rawson Bridge Rd.
Port Barrington, IL 60013
(847) 639-9468
Back at the Oar, that means summer has begun!!! See you at the show...

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Heavy Blues Jam - 9:30
311 W. Depot Street Suite A
Antioch, IL 60002
Attention!! Special show!!! The quad team of Don Laferty, Tony Root, Pete Kruse and Kevin (Thats me!!) are going to rock your world with some heavy rock blues numbers that will leave an imprint..you've seen Tony melting on the bass, you've heard Pete slamming on the drums, you've experienced Don smolderizing on the guitar, you've watched me act like a jackass; everything you need for a night of rockdown!!! This is not the Nightburners, so we do it a little different, we will be there, so you should too!!!

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Craft Brews & Chicago Blues - 1:00 to 5:00
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
800-474-3272
Finally a gig in the afternoon!! Open to the public, admission is $25 and includes 15 tasting tickets for beer from 25 Midwest craft breweries, unlimited food samples that pair well with beer and live blues music from Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners!

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

9:00pm
446 W. Virginia Road (Northwest Highway / Rt. 14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-1199
Price: $8.00
This place has had a facelift and they did a beautiful job!!! This is the former Porters Oyster Bar on Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake, and many of you know we packed this place everytime we jammed there! Now we have the chance to do it again! It is now a steakhouse and martini lounge!! The layout is basically the same, but they changed it enought to make it really cool. There is more room and what an atmosphere for sitting back with a cocktail (yes they have a regular bar, not just martinis..!) and watching some rockin' blues ignite the place! And plus they have a Special Valentines Dinner package happening so you can take your lovee for a delicious steak in the elegant velvet diner and then step into the exquisite wood and tile bar for some dancin' and drinks! That is the best kind of romance...and it takes the sappy and cheesy out of this sometimes awkward Hallmark holiday!!! And you know how we love to rock for our Nightburning sweethearts...you're perfect for each other...now get to bumpin' and grindin'....

Friday, April 27th, 2012

6:30pm
201 S. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-7133
Price: No Cover
Cozy wine bar in downtown Wauconda. Kevin will be doing his acoustic front porch blues and such things.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

9:00 p.m.
313 E. Liberty Street (Rt. 176)
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-3625
Price: No Cover
Third show of 2012! Get there early to claim your real estate.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Double Shot Rockin' Blues - 9:00
275 Parkway Dr.
Lincolnshire, IL
847.499.5000
Price: $8.00
The big show!!! We are pairing up with our good friends from the Rough House Blues Band, one of the very few upper class rockin' blues bands in the entire area. Searing licks from Jim Egan on the Guitar, smokin' rythmn section with Kevin and Chris on bass and drums, great keys too and the song selection to match, we are looking forward to it. Remember, this is a concert venue, so we will be playing concert style!!! Still plenty of room for dancing, and what a show this will be! Best blues rock show in Chicagoland this month!! Please visit their website for info, but realize they picked the wrong video for our link, that is not us!!! Some other band with the same name from the 80's somehow got uploaded by the club, we are trying to have it removed!!!!

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

St. Pattys Day Jig - 9:00
313 E. Liberty
Wauconda, IL
St. Pattys Day Bash once again! Being an Irishman, this day simultaneously makes me ecstatic and nauseous...the drunks, the obnoxious green beer, the fake Irish accents, the shamrocks, the leprechaun tossing, what could make someone more ecstatic??? But the corned beef, the cabbage, the Irish stew, the potatoes, the alcohol, the great music, the good times, the shamrock tassles on boobs, what could make someone more nauseous? And such is the bread of everyday life, from morning til noon, til the shadowless night. I remember Dublin in the rare old times....Molly Malone and Old Mrs. O'Leary, my sheleighly was rigid and stiff, but I lost it down at the mill, I miss that old walking stick!...When Irish eyes are smiling, all the world is bright and gay, unless you're like Rick Santorum, and you could get arrested for being Irish, IF the world is bright and gay because your Irish eyes are smiling...and don't forget the legend of the Black Rose, and young Clu Cullen, his eyes were dark, his expression sullen, and how'd he fight and always won, and how they cried when he was fallen...

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Lindys Landing
Love for Lily Fundraiser - 2:00
115 Park St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
We are giving our time and help and money and energy and whatever we can for this dear little one who fighting the fight that almost all of us have encountered in our lives with someone. This is the grandaughter of one my favorite people in the town of Wauconda. Deb and her husband John are some of the nicest, most helpful, most genuine people you that you meet maybe once in a lifetime, and we are pulling out all of the stops for them and their daughter and grandaughter. It takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to heal a child! This fundraiser has been assembled by some other good people of Wauconda and beyond, and we intend to make it a smash! Heres the scoop - from 10AM to 2PM there will be a Lindys Brunch (Adults $15, Kids $8) and the proceeds are all going to the Lily Fund. Then at 2 o'clock the live music starts, with Whats Missing? (Louis Sharps outfit) going 2 to 3, Bart and the Belvederes (Bart Alonzos gang)from 3 thirty to 4 thirty and The Nightburners (Kevin Purcells rascals) from 5 to 6 - all of these times are approximate, some will probably play longer, and I know we will play until nobody wants to hear the cacaphony anymore! There will also of course be 50/50 raffles, themed prize packages, and of course dancing and drinking!!!

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Pre-Super Bowl Party - 9:00
313 E. Liberty
Wauconda, IL.
Kevin will be quarterbacking the Nightburners at Docks ! Watch as Kevin harps out orders, singing and dancing in the pocket , handing off solos ,Andy goes out for a long one, Rick takes 8 bars but goes for 16 , Mike takes the snap, and runs up the middle for 32 , as Tony and Pete keep a tight formation, all the way to the End zone ! Touchdown!!! Grab a cocktail ! Whew ! Sounds exciting ! Be there !

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Peggy Kinnane's
Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners
8 N. Vail
Arlington Heights, IL 6004
847-577-7733
Price: No Cover

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Chapel of New Thought
Thanksgiving Show
Rt. 59
Wauconda, IL
Get ready everyone! We have a very special acoustic show for Thanksgiving! A very musical show in an intimate setting. A perfect evening of acoustic tunes before giving thanks. Stay tuned...

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

9:30
506 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
8 4 7 - 3 6 7 - 4 7 0 4
Thanksgiving is coming, and then Christmas, and then New Years!! How do we stop the madness? Well, we can't...but we still are going to kick out the jams a couple of more times before the end of the year!! Thats right fans...this is the second to last show of the year, and at a great place where they have a big high stage and a sound system/light show for a concert style experience! Thats makes us rock even harder!! The last electric gig of the year in Dec. will not have these amenities, so I think you should make your way to this rockin' joint, grab some most excellent chow, and then do like Van Halen says...'Dance the night away'!!! The whole crew will be there, and I look forward to seeing you there!!!

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Peggy Kinnane's
The Nightburners Set The Leaves On Fire ! - 9:00 PM till ???
8 N. Vail
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
The
847-577-7733
Price: $7.00 Maybe Less, Ain't It Worth

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Blues Bar
The Fall Season Kick-Off - 9:00 - ???
2 West Busse Avenue
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056
847-788-9977
Price: $7.00

Hey Nightburner's Fans!

 

We're starting this wonderful Fall season with a Kick-Off at the Blues Bar in Mount Prospect October 8th @ 9:00 . One of the best blues venues in the burbs! This joint offers excellent liquid enjoyment along with a great food menu, come out for a great dinner too!

We need you help to heat up the joint, you know we'll be on fire...keepin the place hoppin in the true Nightburners fashion...

See Ya Saturday... Rock On!!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

313 E. Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
847-526-3625
The summer closer, always a bash!!!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Private Party

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Cook Park
Community Roundup - Noon
Main St.
Wauconda, IL
Doing a little jam for the community, right in the park, under the sun, in the great wide open...

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

9:30
352 Lake St.
Fontana, WI
262-275-3222
Summer fun again at the lakeshore...the fun is quite fun here, alot more fun than regular fun, and twice as much as normal fun, and far wider than good ol' fun...but this is the epitome of a juke joint, playing right on the wood floor with the plastic people drinking from glass jars...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Steak and Seafood Extavajamza!!! - 9:00
246 Green Bay Rd.
Highwood, IL
847-432-6663
We 've been invited to play this fine restaurant in Highwood! Thanks Dave and Mary!!! This is just a fantastic place to get an awesome steak, some wine, and then hit the dance floor to turn that protein into muscle!!! They do recommend reservations because the place gets rockin'!!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Private Show
Sayner Wisc.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Blues and Brews
Bliss Wine Shop - 7:00
201 S. Main St.
Wauconda, IL
847-526-7133
My freinds Scott and Maria are doing it again!!! Awesome street concert, they close off the street and you get to drink a variety of specialty brews and boogie to the blues!!! Right on Main St. in Waconda!!! They have tents and a great stage, and brewery stations where you can order your favorite completely unknown beer...

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Antioch Summer Series
Summer Concert Series - 7:30 - 9:00
902 Skidmore
Antioch, IL
I love these weeknight shows in the parks, it's a chance for a different type of crowd to come see a great concert and not have mingle with the drunken riff raff on the weekends...Don't say nothing, I know I'm the drunken riff raff, take it easy...

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Alpinefest
Live DVD Show!! - 7:30 to 11:30
Lions Park
Lake Zurich, IL
LIVE DVD being taped at this show!!! We will be headlining on Friday night at this huge fest!!! These people are some of the most gracious and cool people to run a fest...the great thing about the Lions Clubs, of which I have been a member so I know the great things they do to help this world become a better place!!! Right at Rt.22 and Main St.

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Kiefs Reef
2:00
3505 S. Wright Rd.
Burtons Bridge, IL
(815) 455-1444
If you havent been here in the years we've been playing this joint, get out here! Its gorgeous, right by the river, beautiful ladies, handsome men (I mean in the band...) and just a great location to eat some grub off the grill, have a few cold ones, and if you're one of our biker fans, ride over for a day of splendor!!! Its right at Rt.176 and the river!!!

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

8:00
313 E. Liberty St
Wauconda, IL
847-526-3625
My hometown arena for the Nightburners spectacle!!! Keep your eyes here, if we play on the deck, we'll start at 7:00, inside will be closer to 8:30/9:00 - I'll keep you posted...

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Private Block Party

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Mundelein Fest
Independence Day!! - 6:30
Mundelein, IL
Playing in between the fireworks!!! Yeah!!! We are headlining this awesome fest and we are excited about rocking your world!!! We'll celebrate July 4th together, with all the appropriate oohs and aahs, plus a couple of beers, and we'll supply some rockin' jams!!! What a night!!!

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Private Show
Tower Lakes

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Lake Geneva Shindig - 9:30
352 Lake St.
Fontana, WI
262-275-3222
Back at the luxurious and swanky Chucks, a mainstay on Lake G. This is where all of the sordid debaucherous ribald behavoiur comes to its zenith in the world of men..and women...and what a gas!!!!

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Docks Bar and Grill
Acoustic Jam - 2:00
313 E. Liberty
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-9993
It'll be a beautiful day I tell you and you can overlook the lake from the deck with a steak and a cocktail while swaying to the breeze and grooving to the acoustic mirage of the Nightburners...spectacular!

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Armed Forces Day Celebration - 9:00
Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
847-526-3625
Summers coming!!! The deck is open! The docks are floating!! The band is jamming!! The chicks are dancin'! The dudes are drinkin'! Everybody's partying! The good times are happening! Ah yes..

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Come To The Buzz With The Nightburners!
Summer Kick Off!! - 9:30-??
5831 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-444-6889
Price: $5.00
Back at our new favorite place in Crystal Lake!!!! For those of you who have been there, you know how cool this place is!! Plenty of room, lots of dancin' room, beautiful bar, great stage...Lets do this!!!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

El Sombrero
Cinco de Mayo Festival - 7:00
1100 Elmhurst Road
Mt. Prospect, IL
847-364-0030
The Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at El Sombrero. This place was voted 'Best Mexican Food' like a bunch of years in a row by the Daily Herald, and they've been there for umpteen years, so you know it's gotta be good, and they do it up for this fest, so get ready to hit the Tequila and some Nachos and some Nightburneros!!!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

JJ Twiggs
Avon Walk Fundraiser - 8:00
Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL
847-540-5800
Price: $15 per person, $20 per couple
April 23rd, 2011 JJ Twigs Lake Zurich, IL Time: 8:00pm Avon Walk Fundraiser Cover $15.00 per person $20.00 per couple So many of us have been affected or touched by something like this, so we must do our part for the solution. One of our friends and fans asked us to be part of this, and we said we would do our part, and now we humbly ask you to come out and be part of it too. Little bit earlier show, so no excuses, and we can have some fun while helping out!!!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

9:00
8 N. Vail
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-577-7733
The Irish Pub of the Irish Pubs in this part of the land of Ire!! Don't mess with success! I doubt that they have as much fun in Ireland as we have at this place!!!!

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

St. Pattys Greenday Bash! - 9:00
313 E. Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
847-526-3625
Another round of Irish mayhem, with the cast of Riverdance!!! Watch as the Nightburners lash on their clogs and dance in unison to the grandiose sounds of the Irish countryside!!! Watch as we lather ourselves in alcohol and stumble around blindly to finally end up propped up in a chair until morning, just like in the real pubs!! But do I really have to tell you how much fun we have here!! As long as I got Irish blood in me, I'll be celebrating St. Pattys day with you guys!!!!

Friday, March 18th, 2011

St. Pattys Day Jam - 9:00
506 Hawthorne Canter
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847-367-4704
The essential Irish Pub for the St. Pattys Day tomfoolery!! If you go to their website, you will see all of the blarney they have planned for us...you can go swimming in huge troughs of cabbage, ride on carousels made of corn beef, take showers in green beer, and try to spear leprechauns with a sharpened shillelagh, but if you miss, they get to crush your Blarney stones!!! So we are going to thrust upon you some newly learned tunes from the Irish Trinity of the Blues!!!! Its on the backside of the Hawthorne Mall, plenty of parking!!! All of you Libertyville folks are very close!!!! Plenty of parking, plenty of room, plenty of Irish and non-Irish food!!! Great stage, great sound and lighting system!! C'mon out lassies!!! (and laddies...)

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Docks Bar and Grill
9:00
Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
847-526-3625

There has been a bit of confusion, but it is now fixed - We are back at our home town joint on Saturday, so just be ready to be rocked, thats all!!! Our special guest will once again be Don Laferty, the smokingest of the smolderers, Mr. Smokestack Lightning!!! We wish you all to be there for the square dance!!!

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Marks House Of Rock & Roll One Year Birthday Bash - 9:30 PM -
322 N Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL
224-676-0304
Hey Gang! It's Marks One Year Anniversary and he's asked us to kick off the new year, we are honored. This guy puts it all together for the musicians and music lovers and gives it back to the community!! Get your music lovin butts out and shake 'em up for Mark and let us be your guide to celebrate! Rock On Mark!

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Doc's Bar & Grill
Doc's Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Trott - 9:00 PM
313 East Liberty Street
Wauconda, IL
Before you stuff that turkey and stuff your tummy come on out to Doc's and stuff your head with some of the hottest and most delicious, tasty notes that could be cooked up by Kevin and the gang. Come on out and get your fill, but make sure you leave room for the best food and drinks on Bangs Lake at Doc's.

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Halftime
Rockin' Relay - 7:00
2405 W. Johnsburg Rd.
Johnsburg, IL
815-344-0007
Price: $7.00
Get ready for the Rockin Relay for Life Fundraiser!!! Our 1st time back to Halftimes in many years!!! The show starts at 7:00 with Whiskey Jetpack, and then we go on at 10:00. I'll be there early to party with you guys, and then get up to jam with my homies!! This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, so let's raise as much as possible for good cause!!!!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Twiggs
Halloween Party!!! - 9:00
Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL
Halloween Party!!!! Need I say more???

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Octoberfest - 1:30 to 5:30
45 South Barrington Rd.
South Barrington, IL
(847) 382-7673
Octoberfest at Millrose - I am amazed at how many folks know of this place already - well, for all you guys who say you'd like to bring your kids out to see us, this is your shot!!! This event is kid freindly, with activities for them and everything. And there is also alchoholic activities for Mom and Pop!!! The hole family can have fun!!! BBQ, Wine, and Beer will be there to satisfy any urges...

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Clay Street Patio
Woodstock Octoberfest - 8:00
109 E. Church St. (right off the square, go around back by Clay
Woodstock, IL
815-337-2811
The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Clay St. Patio...For our fans from Woodstock and everywhere else!!!!!! This is a very cool place attached to the infamous Waynes Lanes, a historic bowling alley from the gangster era, in a historic bulding from the turn of the century!!! Why everywhere else do you ask?? Because they are right across the street from the train station in Woodstock!!! You can take the train and don't worry about driving home 3 sheets to the wind!!! The last train leaves at 12:30 and we are done around midnight!!! Besides wearing a raincoat, what could be more responsible than that!!!(I'm just saying, if it rains or somethin'...) The bar is out on the patio, they will be cooking up some food, cold beers, cmon its October man!!! By the way, this will be the last time you can come see us until the end of the month!! Ouch!! Ed is the owner of this place, and he is the nicest guy, so come out and support him and us, we're playing right on the patio IN YOUR FACE!!!!

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The Street outside of Bliss Wine and Gifts
The Wurst Festival Ever!! - 7:00
Main St. a block north of Rt.176
Wauconda, IL
Price: $10
Heres the scoop: Friday, October 1st 5pm – 10pm Limited Tickets on Sale Now! $10.00/per person includes commemorative beer stein and a donation to The Main Attraction. Entertainment By: Frank K Music (German Tunes) 5pm – 7pm Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners 7pm – 10pm MicroBeers $3.00 Wine $5.00 by Menu by: Bulldogs Grill - Beer Boiled Bratwurst with grilled onions & Dusseldorf mustard , Grilled Knackwurst with sauerkraut, Sausage Sampler: Bratwurst, knackwurst, warm German potato salad, sauerkraut, Bavarian Pretzel or a good old non-German burger! $2.00 - $7.00 depending on selection!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Kevins Birthday Bash!!! - 2:00
Middle of Grass Lake
Antioch, IL
(847) 395-4122
Hoping for a nice day, because this time, it's personal...I know its a litlle late in the year, but on this day we celebrate MY birthday. All of my freinds and relatives will be there (or somewhere else) celebrating my birthday (or something else) and bringing wonderful gifts and tidings for me (or not...) BUT, and this is a big BUT!!!!, I am turning Hawaii 5-0!!! Book it Danno!!!! We are going to tear it up, I am going to get jaked and fall in the drink!!! This is the party for the afterparty from the first party!!!!! I hope you can all make it!!! I'd love to see you at my party so I can cry if I want to!!! Keep the boat out for one more foray!! Celebration time, c'mon!!! Lets get gooped together and try and swim home!!! Dont forget your swimming bloomers!! I'll be swimming in a bottle of Stoleys...

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Andys' Birthday Party!!! - 9:30
446 Virginia
Crystal Lake, IL
815-356-0700
We are back at the famous Porters, to celebrate Andys' Birthday in style!!! You never been to Porters?? Its like a 1920's speakeasy, glamorous and cultured. Bring something by for Andys B-day, he's playing in his birthday suit!!!!

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

We are down south in Indiana, one toke over the line, Sweet Mary!!

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Main and Liberty
Dancin' in the streets!! - 6:00
Wauconda, IL 60084
Now most of you know that this is one the biggest shows of the year where this town fills the streets with 3 - 4 thousand screaming maniacs who are ready to rock!!! If you're one of those who don't know, get your but out to the intersection of Main St. and Liberty St. and catch an eyefull!! No other town in these parts has this many people fill their streets to hear the band!!! Its like Mardi Gras...its like Woodstock...like NASCAR...like the Blackhawks winning...like aliens attacking and putting everbody in an interment camp!!! Its like that!! Theres food, theres drink, theres dancing in the streets, theres screaming jugglers and beligerent sword swallowers, theres Amazon women throwing small men through burning rings of fire, theres Cosacs doing rope tricks while riding ghost horses, and theres stuff for the kids too!!! Dont be shy, no one will notice anyway...

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Docks Bar and Grill
Mayberry Jam!!! - 9:00
313 East Liberty Street
Wauconda, IL
847-526-0002
Our hometown concert hall, just like Mayberry!! Aunt B on drums, Barney Fife on guitar!!!! Goober is flirting with the waitress, and Otis is drinking the bands drinks!!!! oh, Ang!!!!

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Rock of Ages!! - 10:00
322 Milwaukee
Wheeing, IL
(224) 676-0327
Price: 5.00
The Burners are in the House!!! Thats right, the House of Rock and Roll!! Mark is one of the coolest club owners because he IS a musician too!! Come on out and show your support for this club, we want to see him thrive because he's one of the few venue owners that gets it!!! Musicians are not the enemies!!! We work together for the greatest cause of all time, the cause of rockin' out!!! And we are on the frontline of those who want to have that choice!!! When we wake tomorrow, will we be free to rock??? Or will we wake to another plot by the man to bring a brother down???!!! Will we be the rejected majority being oppressed by the wicked few???!!! Or will we stand strong for our right to be part of the delusional mob that looks up to the mirrored ball and screams "We are going to rock no matter what!!" ??? We will not go silenty into the night...for we were born of rock, our souls were forged with rock, our heads are full of rock, our skulls are hard as rock, and if I could, I'd be Ben aka The Thing from The Fantastic Four because he's made entirely of rock. And I mean hard rock!!! So lets rock the sages of the ages on the stages and in the cages, check the gauges and read the pages as the party rages on.....!!!!!!

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

River Rock - 3:00
614 Rawson Bridge Rd.
Port Barrington, IL
847-639-9468
Back to the Oar, the coolest port on the river that will have a motley crew like us to swab the deck!!! All hands on deck for a proper rogering!! Hit the deck a' runnin', laddies!!.. afore ye end up in the scuppers!!! Set upon with a cat-o-nine tails!!! Or wind up tied to the Captains daughter!!! Quit yer loafin' and fire a shot of rum across yer starboard jibs!!! Walk the plank down to the Broken Oar, ye scurvy scoundrel and have a swig says I!! It'll brighten your scan!!! And we'll all listen up to the drunken rabble of Captain Kevin and his band of bloody pirates!!!! Hooray and up she rises!! Pull away me lads, and hoist the jolly roger!!!

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Geneva Jams!! - 10:00
352 Lake St
Fontana, WI 53125
262-275-3222
Price: 5.00
Ok, we just finished playing there and IT WAS SMOLDERIZING!!! Don Laferty was a one man band, he stole the show and showed no mercy on the unsuspecting patrons of this barrlehouse joint!!! (Of course, Tony and Pete helped in the destruction and then reconstruction of the fans minds....) So we'll be back on this date, and guess what?? So will Don Laferty!!! Careful now...

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Private Event

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Free for all!!! - 9:00
310 Main Street
Sayner, WI 54560
(715) 542-3647
Jammin in the north woods, its up there!!! But we gotta do a little bit of touring!!!

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Summer Breeze Jam!!!
4018 Roberts Rd.
Island Lake, IL
847-526-7174
Acoustic show outside at the rockingest little bowling alley this side of ugly!!! Summer keeps roliing along so don't let the jams pass you by!!

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

AlpineFest - 6:00 - 8:00
81 east main
Lake Zurich, IL
Lake Zurichs huge festival, and we shall rise to victory!!!

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Private Event

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

HERITAGE PARK, WHEELING
SATURDAY IN THE PARK - 8:00 to 10:00
WHEELING
Price: 10.00
Holy Cow..... Nightburners Fans, We've been asked to headline the "Saturday in the Park" Festival this July 10th, at Heritage Park in Wheeling, just east the old Wicks warehouse on Dundee Rd. There will be several bands performing, with us, smolderizing as the closing act!!. This special show is being sponsored by Marks House of Rock N Roll. More info coming as we get it......... “Saturday In The Park” and the details are as follows: Where? Heritage Park in Wheeling. It’s a little south of Dundee Rd in between Wheeling Rd and Wolf Rd (Right next to the Village Hall Grounds) When? Saturday July 10th, 2010. Starts at noon! First band is at 2pm Bands? 2pm-Mesmerized 4pm-Hag http://www.myspace.com/hagrockband 6pm- Mass Dynamic (Mark’s House of Rock N Roll’s house band) 8pm- Kevin Purcell & The Nighburners http://ats.nightburners.com/home.html Food/Drink? Miller Lite/MGD, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Wine, Coke/Water Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza will be catering the event. There will also be a Bago Tournament to sign up for. This is an outdoor event and will occur RAIN OR SHIN!!!! $10 Admission Tickets are on sale now at Mark’s House of Rock N Roll or can be purchase at the gate on 10th. This should be a really fun event and I hope to see you all out there. Any questions? Message me back or email me at RLach87@gmail.com or just call Mark’s at 847-529-0066

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Rolling Meadows Cruise Night
6:00
at the corner of Kirchoff & Meadow Roads (old Dominicks parking
Rolling Meadows
Price: FREE
Cool cars, righteous music, what else is needed???

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Private Event

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Docks Bar & Grill
Liberty Jam!! - 8:00 PM
313 East Liberty Street
Wauconda, IL
(847) 526-9993‎
Last word that I got from the big man hiself is that we will be playing on the deck!!!!! Dudes, do you know what that means??? Do you understand the magnitude of this revelation??? Do you realize the sublimity of this fortunate confluence??? Can you comprehend the causation of the Elysian essence that precedes the distillation of this preponderant coalescence??? If you can't answer those questions, then answer this question - Why would you not be there??? Could there possibly be a better place to jam to the music, watch the fireworks over the lake, have a most excellent dinner, and then get jaked and stumble home??? The answer is not exactly mysterious unless youre delerious. Our special guest will be our own fireworks specialist Don Laferty!!! He lights up the guitar with a five string fuse!! The show starts a little earlier to make time for the fireworks show, so join together with the band...

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Chucks
10:00
Fontana, WI
Back to the wildest joint on Lake Geneva!!!

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Mutiny in the Lake County! - 3:00 - 7:00
38283 N.Bolton Place
Antioch, IL
847-395-3569
Price: FREEE
Our first time at this nautical venue, and we're a little scared. We scare easily! Nicky told us scary, hurtful stories about this place!! I'm not sure if I should bring my shoes and glasses..Oh well, I guess we are gonna have to bring both barrels!!!! The honorable Dave Steffen will be joining us to tear down the walls of fear and denial, and build the bridges of rockonization that is needed to conquer the masters of disaster!!! I know you know what I'm talkin' about (cuz I don't..), so all you rockaholics get out for the Sunday sermon of pure unadulterated, dyed-in-the-wool, real McCoy, unabated, foot loose and fancy free, light-up-the-town, down-to-the-wire, close to the edge, round-the-corner, balls to the wall, rockbottom, pure-as-the-driven-snow (but you drifted...), locked up tight, cuttin' the rug, kick out the jams, trip the light fantastic, bull by the horns, ass in a sling, up shits creek, up to here!!, right in your eye, take this job and shove it, womanizing, man handling, by the book, atom smashing, mudslingin', firestartin', marriage ending, hemp smokin', hog washin', jug totin', knee knockin', teeth nashin', rigor mortis-izing, space and time bending, bible thumpin', oil spewin', cyclops eatin', barn burnin', gator smackin', best in show, once-in-a-lifetime, back to the wall, gut wrenchin', just the facts maam, bone splittin', skull crackin', fits-like-a-glove, I've fallen and I cant get up, earth shatterin', heart breakin', bleeding, crushing, stomping, fold, spindle, and mutilating, eve of destruction, bad-to-the-bone, take off your pants and jackit, mob scene, hero worshippin', wheres your Moses now see?, rip-roarin', mercury risin', bitch slappin', climax fakin', grave robbin', if this guitar was to bite me..., chicken whackin', shit kickin', horse stealin', side windin', take -off-yer-clothes-and-stay-awhile rockalific jamitization!!!!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

MT. PROSPECT BLUES-FEST/BLUES BAR
MT. PROSPECT BLUES-FEST - 9:00 PM
Elmhurst Rd. & Northwest Highway
Mt. Prospect
Hey Nightburners fans, OK, well since we PACKED the Blues Bar on the 27th of March (over 300 happy fans) they've asked us back to pack the place again for the Blues-Fest on the 19th of June. It will be a day and night full of music, grog, great food, and a cast of thousands!! It's a HUGE festival, and one NOT to miss. Please email us for more info, or just check our website for more up-dates.

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Sunday Bash!! - 2:00
614 Rawson Bridge Rd.
Cary, IL
847-639-9468
Price: Free
This just in!! Nightburners playing afternoon Sunday gig at the Oar. So after church, come out for some rockin' and preachin' the blues, it will be beautiful!!!! Aawww...thats beautiful......

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Mt. Prospect Car Cruise Night
6:00
Elmhurst Rd. and Northwest Highyway
Mt. Prospect.
Price: FREE!! FREE!! FREE!!
What a way to start off another Car Cruise season in Mt. Prospect. At the corner of Elmhurst Rd. and Northwest Highway, in the train parking lot. More then 150 classic cars there every saturday night with free give-aways. So polish up your Plymouth, dust off your Dodge, or fancy up yer Ford, for a GREAT night of music and classic cars!

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Jam - 2:00 - 6:00
313 E. Liberty
Wauconda
847-526-9993
What are doing on Sat. afternoon? I know what we are doing...acoustic jam party at Docks!!! We dont need no reason to jam, but I can't think of a better reason than to celebrate the honor of our soldiers!!! Yes sir, we salute all those past and present who fight/fought for this country, we jammed heavily for Armed Forces day, we will do so again!!!! So get a drink, grab a dish, sit down and stay awhile...Excellent!!!

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

JJ Twiggs
Armed Forces Day Celebration!! - 9:00
Across the street from Hackneys on Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL
847-540-5800
On this day we play for our armed forces, a musical salute to the men and women who are willing to give their lives for the freedom in this country, whether you agree with the war or not, they still do the job!!!! Come celebrate these heroes with us!!!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Wedding (Acoustic show)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

9:30 pm
322 N. Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL
(224) 676-0327
Price: 5.00 cover
Hey Nightburner fans, Here is a great new place for y'all to check out! Nice intimate setting with a cool bar and plenty of space to sit, or dance. So, c'mon out and boogie yer blues away with us.

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

9:00
313 E. Liberty
Wauconda, IL
847-526-9993
Back at our mainstay, reveling in our heyday, trying to make headway, and turn it into payday!!!! Thats right I can rap too!!! Move over M & M, here come vanilla chocolate, fool!!! My rap is so small they call it shrink rap!! My lyrics are so full of garbage they need a tie rap!!! My beats are so plastic they called Saran rap!!! I spent so much time in jail 'cause of a bad rap!!! How 'bout this bad mamma jamma: Hickory dickory dickory dock , the mouse ran up my homies clock, the clock struck one, the mouse fell down, dats what you get for messin around!!!...OK Knock it off long enough for me to get you out to the show and rock at the Dock!!!!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

JJ Twigs
9:00
Lake Zurich, IL
847-540-5800
We played a gig here for their Grand Opening, and we had a blast, and now they would like us back for more!!!! What a great little place to rock out, the bar continues from the stage all the way across to the other side of the joint in a huge semi-circle!!!! Good time my friends, good times!!! Do not mock me, for there are good times to be had....It is right across the street from Hackneys on Rand Rd. in Lake Zurich

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Purcell Family Fund Raiser - 9:00
2 West Busse Avenue
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 788-9977
Price: 7.00 cover, or 25.00 donation
Hi Folks, This is a speacial night for us, as we are having a Purcell Family Fund Raiser, not to mention a LOAD of special guest musicians. We are also going to be raffling off TONS of cool items for those who have purchased a ticket in advance. For more ticket info, please contact Dean at 847-736-4885, or email me at brosgit@comcast.net. Don't miss this show.....it will be a blast!! I would also like to thank Gand Music & Sound in Northfield, The Guitar Works LTD in Evanston, Docks in Wauconda, and Mickey Finns in Libertyville for their support and donations for the raffle. www.gand.com www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com www.guitarworksltd.com www.docksbarandgrill.com www.flaurlyyours.com

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Mickey Finns
St. Pattys Day Celebration Kickoff - 9:30
412 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 362-6688
Yes, the rumors are true, we are back at the infamous Mickey Finns - cmon out folks, they have great food, great beer, a great sound system, a great stage, great atmosphere, great times, great people, great future, great clothing section, great deals on groceries, great personalities, great religious icons, great lawn care, great referees, great resale items, great newspaper articles, great hairstyles, great evening gowns, great beasts from afar, great gifts for the small minded, great obstacles for the weak kneed, great things in the works, great inventions from the last century, great polaroids from Atlantis, great big pieces of moon rock, great quotes from the evil King Clovis who asked is it better to be feared than loved???(...he decided it was better to be feared,,,now did I scare you with all that babble???...) Mickey was Irish!!!! So lets do it!!!!

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Docks Bar and Grill
Kickoff the Jams!!! - 9:00
Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
847-526-9993
Here it is folks - After a bit of a hiatus and some reconditioning, here is how we are starting out 2010, at our favorite joint on our home turf!!! We've done some retooling, some recasting, some unschooling, and some unmasking - we checked out whats hot and whats not, we took the ax to the heads of the hacks - we took some notes and slit some throats, and now we know....its back on the chain gang baby!!!! Get wit us for a most rockin' night of supernatural musicotomy, supreme tune-astics, and mind bending jaminations, all entombed in a mystical shroud of rythmnatic opulence....we are here to serve and protect!!! (..you from the pernicious, reprehensible bastardization of everything we know to be good and pure in this world, and also bad music!!..of which there is too much!! ) On with the show, maestro!!!...

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Keifs Reef
End of the year closeout special!!! - 10:00
Rt. 176 and the Fox river
Burtons Bridge, IL
Last acoustic show!!! Last show indeed!!! Please come out and have drink with us as we end this year so we can regroup and prepare for the new decade!!!!

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
21661 N Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire, IL
(847) 541-4700
Details by this Saturday!!!!

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Docks Bar and Grill
Right down the Street Dance!!! - 8:30
Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
Attention Everyone!!! News Flash!! Update!!! This just in!!! Show just added!!!Docks Grill Live presents 'Live at Docks Grill'!!!! Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners...for those of you who dont like street dances, get ready to rock out to the pure and pristine jams we be puttin' down....for those of you who like street dances, go get your fill and then you can literally walk down Liberty street and rock out to the clear and clean jamifications that eminate from the overlords of rock!!!! Put on your dancin shoes, bring your beer bellies, dine on some exquisite vituals, and lets party for the last days of summer!!!!!

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

2:00 PM
27843 W Grass Lake Rd
Antioch, IL
(847) 395-4122
Price: FREE
Don't be confused if you show up to the address listed below and we're not there. You have to get out your cabin cruiser or open bow or row boat or canoe (or hop on the ferry) and come out to the middle of Grass Lake. And since it's on the water conventional law doesn't apply...

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

3:00 PM
W4190 W End Rd
Lake Geneva, WI
(262) 245-5756
Price: FREE

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

4018 Roberts Rd
Island Lake, IL
(847) 526-7174
THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED!!!

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

9:00 PM
380 S Lawson Dr
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-6577
Can't wait to party with all of you guys again!!!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Kief's Reef
2:00 PM
3505 S Wright Rd
McHenry, IL
(815) 455-1444‎
Price: FREE
Right on the river, make sure you ask for a Jerk Burger or Jerk Chicken because their house jerk sauce is freakin' unbelievable! So bring your ride and head down and see us jam it out on a beached pontoon boat

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Back Lot Brew Fest - 2:00 - 5:00 PM
412 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL
(847) 362-6688‎
Price: FREE before 8PM
Rocking the annual Back Lot Brew Fest! There's a rib cook off! Pig Roast! Fresh brewed beer! Nightburners! What more could you possibly ask for?

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

9:00 PM
446 W Virginia St
Crystal Lake, IL
(815) 356-0700
Price: FREE
This place has solid food... (solid means good)

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

3:00 - 7:00 PM
W4190 W End Rd
Lake Geneva, WI
(262) 245-5756
Price: FREE
Nestled down along beautiful Lake Como just west of downtown Lake Geneva, you'll forget you're within driving distance of your home, and work, and responsibilities, and sobriety...

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Acoustic Jam - 2:00 - 5:00 PM
313 E Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
(847) 526-9993
Price: FREE

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Rodeo Jam - 5 - 7 and after the rodeo
We're back for one night only at the Wauconda Rodeo!!! Wow, a weekend of horses!!! Well my dad always used to say, "There are more horses asses then there are horses...." I guess we'll find out, won't we?? GO TO THE WEBSITE AND FIND OUT ALL PERTINENT INFO FOR YOUR PARTICULAR RODEO OUTING!!!

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Party in the Park - 2:30 - 7:00
2200 West Euclid
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
847.385.7500
Price: $5/$6/$7
We are back for the big party!! Horse race, then jam, then horse race, then jam, etc....Are you kidding??? This is the most fun since gambling was invented!!! Go to their website and check out the rules, I believe you are allowed to picnic there!!!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Docks Bar and Grill
4th of July Jam!! - 7:00 - 12:00
313 E. Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
847-526-9993
The event of the season!! Just cmon out and no words are needed!! You'll see for yo'self the jamousity, the rockaholism, the festivinity, the sheer blastamity (these arent words, cuz I said no words are needed..)of this show under the tent by the lake!!! My friend Tim McGovern and his band Triadd (Triaddmusic.com) will be warming you up, and they jam, dudes!!! This is gonna be nothing but fun, so dont miss it!!! And with Docks new deck overlooking the whole scene...WHOA!!!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Frontier Stage/Recreation Park
Frontier Days Festival - 5:15 - 7:45
500 E. Miner
Arlington Heights, IL
First we jam here to start off the 4th festivities - a concert man!!! Like Woodstock!!! See if you can keep up with us ...this is not our last stop - see below!!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Private Event

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Barrington 4th of July Celebration - 8:00 - 11:30
Spring Street
Downtown Barrington, IL
The blast off for the week of celebration leading up to the 4th of July!!! So lets start here and get to rockin'!!! There is food, beer, music, friends, beer, good times, laughs, beer, music, and beer!!!! And food!!! And beer!!! 'Cause its the beer tent!!! So they have beer!! I think.... North Train Commuter Lot at Spring St. in Downtown Barrington - go to the website below for directions or a map or whatever, 'cause if you go to downtown Barrington, you cant miss it...

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Bash on the Bayou - 3:00 - 6:00
W4190 West End Rd.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-245-5756
This place is so cool, go to their website and check it out, we play on the patio so you can chow while we rock!!!! Oh Jambala and a crawfish pie, filet gumbo, son of a gun gonna have some fun on the bayou....Click on the link, man, click on the link (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean??...)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows
Cruise Night - 6:30
Kirchoff and Meadows
Rolling Meadows, IL
Price: FREE
Dudes and Dudettes, this is an awesome car show with everything, vintage cars, motorbikes, hot rods, muscle cars, unicycles, Tonka trucks, everything!!!!! Come out and enjoy a summer night like we used to back in the day, smoochin' in the back seat of a hot car, listening to the Nightburners in the glare of the dashboard AM radio....got me hypmotized!!!!! Southeast Corner of Kirchoff and Meadow in Rolling Meadows

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

10:00
1799 S. Busse Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL
847-397-3100
Price: FREE
This used to be Famous Freddies Roadhouse, so you know where it is!!! Lets rock this new joint for us, they have lots of locations around... go to www.morettischicago.com and click on the Mt. Prospect location for directions, or you can call them, either way I heard they got great food, pizza included and they know how to have a good time

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Private Event

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Citizen's Park
Picnic in the Park - 3:00 - 5:00
Rt. 14 and Lake Zurich Rd.
Barrington, IL
Price: FREE
This is a beautiful Park in Barrington with an awesome amphitheater stage...almost like the Hollywood Bowl!!!! At 1:00 to 2:00 the Caroline Campbell Band will be showing their stuff..Rock On!!!! Kids are allowed so bring the whole pack!!!! There will be food available for purchase, NO ALCOHOL is allowed in the park though, being that its a free event!!! What better thing to do on a beautiful Sunday afternoon??? For those of you who wish to know, this is a party to recognize the volunteers and participants for the program Walk On - Equine Assisted Activities. They provide equine assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. (That means they get to learn with horses) It is a charity that educates and inspires people to advance to their highest potential...Awesome!! For any more info go to www.walkonfarm.org, they are good people!!!!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Wauconda Memorial Day Parade
10:00 AM
Wauconda, IL
Price: FREE
We will be rocking the float again this year - and hopefully we'll go 2 for 2 with noone falling off the flatbed mid-jam

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Docks Bar & Grill
9:00 PM
313 E. Liberty St
Wauconda, IL
847-526-9993
Price: FREE
Call for reservations at the bar... Kevin will be naked for this show

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Happy Hour Memorial Day weekend blastoff!! - 5:00 - 9:00
850 Tower Dr.
Lake Villa, IL
Start off your Memorial Day Weekend right!!! A new place for us, this is a beautiful liitle place in Lake Villa, and at a new time for us, happy hour!!!! Go to their website for directions and such, order a little dinner, and lets get started!!!!

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Kiefs Reef
9:30
3505 S. Wright Rd.
Burtons Bridge
815-455-1444
Were playing in the indoor arena for this one!!!!! Rte 176 and the river!!!!

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The Brat Stop
10th Annual MDA Fundraiser
Kenosha, WI
Price: $10.00
Saturday, April 25th, 2009 10th Annual MDA Fundraiser The Brat Stop Kenosha, Wisconsin $10.00 Cover charge for 3 great bands!!! The Wads Crossroads and featuring Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners Giant Raffle!!! Grand Prize is a BBQ Catered by Outback for 25 guests with entrees, sides and desserts. More great raffle prizes including iPod Touch 32GB Mp3 player ($400 retail value); GPS System Garmin nuvi 260w; Brewers vs. Cubs @ Miller Park "Medavante Package"; Miller High Life Golf Bag plus many other great items. Meet the Miller Team, and win great Miller prizes. Music starts at 8:30 pm. Show goes until 1:00 am.

Friday, April 17th, 2009

9:30
Were back at the Libertyville mainstay!!! Great place to have a bite, great food, come upstairs to the awesome Amber Room, great stage, great sound system, drink a cool one and rock to our newest tunes!!! Go to the website for directions, its right on Milwaukee Ave. in the middle of Libertyville!!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Docks Grill
Rock the Vote!!!!! - 7:00
Wauconda, IL
Price: No cost, just get out and vote!!
Come join us for a cocktail and some tunes on election day!!!! This is sponsored by Glenn Swanson, our current township supervisor, as we tally up the votes!!! If your are from Wauconda, please get out and vote, if your not, just come for the jams...with special guest Dave Steffen on acoustic guitar (yes, this will be our acoustic show!!!!)

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Gridleys Grille
9:30
RFD 4868 Rte. 83 (basically Gilmer and 83)
Long Grove, IL
847-478-3663
A new place, and very nice!!! Get yourself some reservs, grab a steak (their specialty...) and rock out for the rest of the eve...you and the moon, the moon and you...wear a necktie so I can tell ya' apart!!!....

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

8:30
313 E. Liberty St
Wauconda, IL
847-526-3625
Price: No Cover
This is the date we will be playing!!!!! Dont delay!!! You know the drill!!! Dancin' shoes, alcohol, and jams!!!!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Docks Grill
6:00
Rte 176
Wauconda
St. Pattys Day acoustic show!!!! Green beer. corned beef, shamrock tassles, ya' know, the whole Irish thing!!!! Note the early time signature!!!!!

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

This Date at Docks is changed!!! Please look below!!!

Friday, March 6th, 2009

J.R.s Broken Inn Saloon
David Meeks Fundraiser - 7:00
4500 Roberts Rd
Island Lake, IL
847-639-8844
Price: $10.00
Raising Funds for the Honorable David Meeks, write in candidate for Village Trustee for Island Lake. There will be food, drinks, and jams by us!!!! Yes, he is the man for the job!!!! And yes, we are the band for the job!!! All Hail!!!! Bow to Caesar!!!!...

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

9:00 PM
2 West Busse Ave
Mt Prospect, IL
847-788-9977
Price: Maybe 5 bucks?
This place has a kickin system to dance to - you won't be able to help the urge to groove! The salmon dinner and BBQ chicken sandwich kick some ass...

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Carmel Street Scenes
7:00 PM
1 Carmel Pkwy
Mundelein, IL 60060
Price: TBA
2nd night at the Street Scenes. Party it up!

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Carmel Street Scenes
7:00 PM
1 Carmel Pkwy
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 566-3000‎
Price: TBA
Wow it's been like 5 years playing this benefit show! Come on out, gamble, drink, and fist pump your way to another memorable evening you're sure to wake up and remember nothing of... where the Nightburners make the room so hot, you can taste the person next to you (sometimes good...sometimes not) and remember it's for the kids - so you'll go home knowing your money was well spent contributing to the education of tomorrow's leadership. Peace - NB

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Docks Bar and Grill
Nightburners Christmas Party!! - 8:00
313 Liberty Street (Rte. 176)
Wauconda, IL
847-526-9993
OK Everybody - last show of 2008 - Huge thanks to all of our fans for supporting us - We hope we can continue to be a part of your musical lives in '09 - but first, lest party about Christmas!! Happy Holidays, lets dance!!!!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Private Event

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Parkside Pub
Turkey Testicle Festival - 2:00
11721 East Main St.
Huntley, IL
847-669-8496
Here it is, the famous festival that doesnt make any sense....but a big festival it is!!!! Me Myself, I dont get it....I cant eat stuff like that!!!!! But the music and the rest of the festival is rockin'!!! We are opening the fest so cmon out and jam with us from 2 to 4, and then you can enjoy Street Corner Blue after us, then the 70 deez band, and ending off with the Prowlers at 11:00 - Lets Rock!!!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Holtgren Farm
Grand Open House - 2:00-5:00
Milton Rd.
Wauconda, IL
Freds new stables are opening, horses everywhere!!!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Docks Bar and Grill
Halloween Bash - 8:00
313 Liberty St. (Rte. 176)
Wauconda, IL 60084
8478-526-9993
Another Halloween Bash - costumes abound, people acting like the monsters they really are!!! What could be better??? Who is behind the mask!??! What in hell has surfaced on this day???!! Dress however you'd like, but cmon out and dance to the jams!! Docks knows how to throw a party, so lets get scary!!!!

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Shaws Crabhouse
Royster with the Oyster Fest - 2:45 - 4:45
21 East Hubbard (Dearborn & Kinzie)
Chicago, IL
312-527-2722
Party at Shaws Crabhouse!!! This place has been around for 100 years or somthin'!! They've been supported the blues (and Jazz) forever, so come on down to Chi-Town and watch us rock this joint!!!! Well, except we are playing outside, so we'll rock all those joints!!!!

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

2nd Annual Elvira Bradtke Breast Cancer Benefit - Doors Open 7:30
12304 75th St.
Kenosha, WI
262-857-2011
Price: $10.00
This weekend 10/04/08 good food, good bands, good venue!!! Come on up eat, drink ,see good music. Get some Cheese... Saturday, October 4th, 2008 2nd Annual Elvira Bradtke Breast Cancer Benefit Starts @ 8 pm with door opening @ 7:30 pm $10 Cover @ the Door Open@7 pm Phone: (262) 857-2011 Click here for map & directions www.bratstop.com Please join us at this benefit fundraiser to help us raise funds to support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Raffles and Door Prizes available all evening. Ages 21 and over. Hosted by Crossroads with Crush Proof Box (Rock/Funk/Metal) www.crushproofbox.com or www.myspace.com/crushproofboxband Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners (Chicago Blues/Southern Rock) www.nightburners.com and Eric George Band (Rock/Blues) www.myspace.com/ericgeorgeband Admission is only $10 per person to see four bands, to eat good food and drink, and it all goes to a good cause. For more info about the bands go to www.thebandcrossroads.com

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Birthday Bash Part 2!! - 10:00
352 Lake St.
Fontana, WI 53125
262-275-3222
And the revelry continues and our Lake Geneva satellite location, the birthday tomfoolery continues... were you here last time we played???!!! It was awesome....This place is way too much fun to be legal, and yet I contacted my attorneys and they said it was perfectly legal....Impossible!!!!! But lets do it anyway....

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Birthday Bash!!! - 9:30 - 1:30
2 West Busse
Mount Prospect, IL
847-788-9977
OK Its the start of the birthday bash weekend!!!! Its Kevins birthday, so this is where we celebrate!!!! And this includes Mary and Mike and Joanne!!!!! And also, its Andy's birthday celebration too!!!!! Lets light this candle!!! Cmon all youse guys and chicks, all my freinds and family will be there!!!! And theirs too!!! We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long!!!! And of course we would love to have you all out to celebrate and sing drunken Irish lullabyes...

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Private Event

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Welcome back bash!!!! - 9:30
446 Virginia
Crystal Lake, IL
815-356-0700
Hey everybody, we're back!! And they're back!!! Yes Porters has re-opened with a new owner and a whole new menu!!!! If you never came to see us here, you just don't get it....(I'll give you a hint...oysters are an aphrodesiac...wink wink, nudge nudge..) With our special guest drummer, Gordon Rinda!!! Go to their website for reservations and info and such...

Friday, September 19th, 2008

All Star Jam - 9:00
1029 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
847-424-9800
We are playing a warm up set for Mike Flynns North of Memphis, they are freinds of ours and they are extremely talented musicians, cmon out and help us rock this house from the town where I grew up and Tony still lives there!!!

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Party in the Park - 1:00 - 5:00
2200 West Euclid
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
847-385-7500
Our annual Laber Day event thanks to the good people at Arlington, they love us and we love them!!!

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Dock's
Naked Jam - 7:00
313 E. Liberty (Rte. 176 just east of Main St.)
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-9993
Under the tent again - Remember??? Huh!!??? Remember??!?!? You were there, you saw what happened...Cmon, fess up, you did it too!!!! Could things get that naked again??!??! Lets just see...

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Private Event

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Private Event

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Rock the Sharks!! - 2:00-6:00
Yeah, it was underwater, yeah, some people got washed into the sea, yeah, a nice couple from Antioch got eaten by sharks, but Blarneys is open now!!!! And we are going to rock the sharks in the Chain o' Lakes!!! Get in yer boat, yer jet ski, yer scuba gear, yer innertube, grab a dolphin, whatever, 'cause last year was a gas!!!! The more the merrier (when the sharks are circling...) GET ALL PERTINENT INFO FROM THE WEBSITE!!!! CLICK THE LINK, MAN....

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Kirschs
Same as last Sunday - what were you thinking!??!?!?!?

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Private Party

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Private Party

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Kiefs Reef
The Levy Jam - 3:00 - 8:00
Rte 176 and the river
Burtons Bridge
Cant miss it, right on the river and Rte. 176, they got a bar down by the river and grill by the road and we jam somewhere in between!!! Good times all around people!!!

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Nortons of Green Lake
Summer Jam Up North!! - 7:00
380 S. Lawson Dr.
Green Lake, WI
920-294-6577
Its a few hour drive but this place is beautiful!!! Go to www.nortonsofgreenlake.com for directions and info if you want an adventure!!! Last year we had a gas...in fact, when they wouldnt let us play outside anymore, we packed up everything, everyone in the audience grabbed something and we went inside!!!! These people have fun, and why not??? Its Green Lake Wisconsin man!!!!

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds
Wauconda Rodeo

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds
Wauconda Rodeo

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds
First Annual Bike Night Fundraiser - 6:30
Route 12 at Case Rd
Wauconda
Price: $10.00
Sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post 911 and The Wauconda Lions Club - I am proud to be involved with this shindig, as a member of the Wauconda Lions Club, the things that we do for children and others is astounding, so yes, there are good organizations out there doing awesome good for people, including the American Legion Riders, and what better cause than that, I ask you!!!! The money all goes to nothing but good - So cmon out and rock with us, there'll be vendors of all kinds, including food, tons of motorcycles, a beer garden, raffles, 50/50 split the pot, and of course, The CONCERT!!!!! We wanna make this a huge yearly event, so get on your bikes and ride!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

4th of July Celebration - 8:00 - 11:30
SouthEast corner of Cook and Main St.
Barrington, IL
Start out your 4th of July revelry (in the dictionary, 'boisterous merrymaking'..does that sound like all of yous' guys or what????...) the right way with this concert in Barrington - they always do it right, thats why this is the 24th Annual!!!!!! We are sponsored by Wickstrom Ford Lincoln Mercury, so we are buying the band van from them!!! And the van WILL be rockin', so don't bother knockin'....

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

8:30 - 12:30
2075 Marketview
Yorkville, IL 60560
630-553-4585
They loved us in Sandwich, now were invited to Yorkville right down the street... these people know how to rock!!!! Go to the website for info, directions, and whatnot....do it!!!!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Tunes on Tuesdays - Concert in the Park - 7:00 - 8:30
6250 Dempster
Morton Grove, IL
We play at the Pavilion at the north end of Harrer Park!!!! Sponsored by Morton Grove Subway on Dempster!!

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

10:00
240 Town Center Lane
Glendale Heights, IL
630-893-0700
This is again a new place for us - Cmon out and lets christen this joint with some proper rocking!!! And as a bonus we have slew of new tunes!!!! We are debuting them at this show!!!! Some Zep, some Hendrix, more Floyd, some surprises!!!!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Durty Nellies
Fundraiser for Linda Hoffman - 6:00 - 10:00
Palatine, IL
847-358-9150
Price: $50.00 (or whatever you can affo
Listen closely my freinds and fans. This is a very special show because it is a fundraiser for a dear freind. She is battling ALS, a very debilitating disease, and we decided to help, not only with her financial situation, but also to raise awareness about this condition. Please come and show your support and help raise some funds for Linda, a dear freind who we can't stand to see her go through this, but man is she brave!! There will be appetizers served, and the Nightburners start around 6:30 - Please, Im begging you, come out and support this worthy cause, and I thank you whole heartedly

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Wauconda Memorial Day Parade!!
Memorial Day Parade in Wauconda - 9:00
Main St.
Wauconda, IL
Thats right!! Were going to play on a float in the parade in my hometown!!!! What a riot!!!! We'll be passing out all kinda stuff and junk and things, all through the generous sponsorship of Neighbors Carpet Care, the BEST DAMN CARPET CLEANERS on the planet!!!! At the helm of the big ship (in other words, the float!!!) will be Captain James Lingert, although he is most commonly known as "Just Jim", so wave to him, swear at him, make suggestive remarks to him, throw things at him, moon him, but don't stand in front of his truck, cuz he will run you over promptly, just for THE FUN OF IT!!!! Hey what fun is a parade if you cant run over a few freinds??!!! So line the streets, we are jammin' all the way up the road!!!

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Private Party

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Wool Street Grill
Memorial Day weekend bash jam!!! - 10:00
800 Feinburg Ct.
Cary, IL
847-462-9673
This is our Memorial Day Party!!!! Cool new place!!! Everybody has been talking about this joint!! Cmon out and memorialize!!! Seriously!!

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Private Party

Friday, May 9th, 2008

9:30
Libertyville, IL
Back at the great Finns!!!! Great Stage, great sound system, great room, Great Golly Miss Molly!!!!www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com for directions!!!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

9:00
22221 Pepper Rd.
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
847-381-7308
Another acoustic show...they just keep getting better!!! New songs too!!!

Friday, April 25th, 2008

House of Blues
Brighter Side of the Road Foundation Fundraiser - 7:00 - 9:00
Chicago, IL
Price: $125.00
Folks, this is a fundraiser for this foundation that is trying to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease). This one is close to me because I have good freinds who are afflicted, so I am going to do everything I can!!!! Get the details at www.brightsideoftheroad.org. We play 7 to 9:30, and the Underwater People play 10 to 1 - Please come if you can afford to, they raise money for a very good cause, a cure for an extreme disease

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Private Party

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

9:30
18490 West Old Gages Lakes Rd.
Gages Lake, IL 60030
847-223-2575
Newly remodeled and ready to rock, a new club for us!!! This place is totally cool, good food, great sound system, all the condiments, and stuff and junk!!!

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Prairie House
9:30
23068 Main St.
Prairie View, IL
847-415-2255
Special show!!!! A Halloween Shindig with special guests. I'll be collabarating with Stuart with alot of his songs and some of my songs and some guest players and a general good time!!! The place is just north of Rt. 22, east of Buffalo Grove Rd. , west of Milwaukee Rd., right next to the railroad tracks....cool little joint!!!!

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Dukes Grill
Kevins Birthday Bash - 9:30
476 Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
847-526-0002
OK time to celebrate birthdays!!!! It is my birthday on this day, but we will be celebrating Andys birthday too!!! And my freind Mary, and JoAnn and even Mike!!!!! All of us born on the same glorious day!!!!!! (Except Andy, who was the week before, but nonetheless glorious!!!) What a special day for the world the day the WE were born!!!!! Man, I am gonna party like a rock star!!! Cmon and join me and a host of special guests on stage!!!!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

McHenry Mooselodge No. 491
Edann Atwater Fundraiser - 8:00
3535 N. Richmond Rd. (Hwy 31)
Johnsburg, IL 60050
815-385-9770
Price: $20.00
Please come to help raise funds for Edann, a special 5 year old girl with a progressive genetic disease that has no cure, and a short lifespan. We are glad to be doing this fundraiser, as these folks called us out of the blue and we had that day off, so what better and more noble cause than to play music to save lives!!!????!! This Lodge is very cool, lots of room, dance floor, great stage, actually its more like a music club than most music clubs!!! Lots of fans already bought their tickets, so it looks like a good time!!!!

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

2:00 - 7:00
Dont put your boats away yet!!!! End of the summer romp at the island, if it hasn't floated away!!!! Get details and directions and junk and stuff at the Blarneys website by clicking on the link above...now listen, its not over 'til we say its over!!!! Boaters are like bikers...you go until the ice forms!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Private Party

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Main St. and Rt. 176
Wauconda Street Dance - 6:00
Price: FREE
We're back!! More fun than should be allowed on the streets of a small town!!! 2 bands jammin' throughout the night, drinks, food, dancing, nothin but a good time!!!! The most excellent band "Crossroads" (a smokin' local band from the 'hood!!!!)will be joining us for an evening of good music, good times, and a good cause (this is also the Annual Food Drive!!)

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Private Party

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

LakeMoorFest
12:30 - 5:00
Coming soon...
Lakemoor, IL
Cmon out to the fest and rock with us and then stay for the grandiose fireworks show ( I heard its pretty smokin'!!)

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Woodstock Harley
Keep posted for details

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Private Party

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Little Big Horn
9:30
2045 W. Maple
Mundelein, IL
The place where we rocked for our CD Release party...the rock shall continue!!! 2045 W. Maple (Basically the corner of 176 and 60/83) 847-566-1134

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Kiefs Reef
Summer bash on the river!! - 3:00 - 8:00
In the small town of Burtons Bridge, right on the river, about a mile or so west of the town of Island Lake ON Rt. 176 (basically its at 176 and the river..)

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Graduation Party

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

1:00
Wauconda, IL
Go to their website www.waucondarodeo.com and get all the details!!!

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Private Party

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Private Wedding

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Blarneys Island
2:00 - 6:00
Anitoch, IL
Pray for beautiful day!!! We going out on the island!!! If youve never been there, DO IT!!! Its awesome...

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Kellys Pub
8:30
Sandwich, IL
A semi acoustic show at this local pub, always a good time!!!!! At Rt.34 and Main. Go to www.kellyspubonline.com for directions and such!!!

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Private Party
Naperville, IL

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

McHenry Moose Lodge
8:00
McHenry, IL
Stop the Drop and Fix the Lot May 12, 2007 at the McHenry Moose Lodge 3535 N. Richmond Rd (N.31 and Johnsburg Rd.) 4:30 - 7:00 PM All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner $10.00 this includes our entertainment!!!! A great Chicago blues and southern rock band, Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners 8:00 PM start time. $5.00 cover charge if you don't come early and enjoy our spaghetti dinner before Kevin takes the stage. The McHenry Moose Lodge is hosting a carnival, "MOOSEFEST 07", May 9th-13th. 17 full sized carnival rides for all ages. So if you are coming to enjoy Kevin why not think about checking out the carnival too. Wed. 5-10 PM Thurs. 5-10 PM Fri. 5-midnight Sat. 2-midnight Sun. 2-10 PM

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

The Broken Oar
1:00 - 6:00
614 Rawson Bridge Rd. in Cary, IL
Attention!!! This show just added because Sunday will be a beautiful day!!!! This place is right on the river, very nice, come out and have a nibble and jam!!

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

The Hideout
9:30
Sandwich, IL
A cool place in Sandwich, good people, good times...see you there!!! 815-786-1301 4692 E. 29th St.

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

The Thirsty Fox
9:30
St. Charles, IL
Come party with us at the infamous pub at 104 E. Main St. Its good to be back in St. Charles!!! Start off spring wiht a good dose of Nightburners jammin'!! 630-377-6634

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Little Big Horn Saloon
9:30 pm
Mundelein, IL
2045 W. Maple (Basically the corner of 176 and 60/83) 847-566-1134 OK< Here it is folks!!! Our long anticipated CD release party!!! Put on some dancin' shoes and come out to see Kevin, Tony, Dave, Andy, and Stickman jamming on the songs from the newest CD!!! There will be special guests, theres a huge dancefloor, plenty of parking, and we are gonna rock!!!! Come help us celebrate the release of "House of Fire", a CD of old favorites and new originals...See you there!!!

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Dukes Grill
10:00
Wauconda, IL
We're back for the infamous St Pattys Day Blowout!!!! Green beer, shamrock pasties, Molly Malone's, the magic fiddle, pot's o' gold, lassies wearin' green under garments, what more could you ask for!!!! Another piper doon!!!!

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Onion Pub
7:30
Lake Barrington, IL
22221 Pepper Rd. (just off River Rd. just south of Rt.22) This is a fundraiser for the Creative Learning Montessori School in Barrington. This is being put on by fans of ours whose children go there!!! This is going to be an ELECTRIC SHOW!!! (We usually play acoustic at the Onion, but we will be in the big back room, so get ready for a hot Onion!!!!) For those fans of ours that will show up, we ask that you give a donation at the door, however large or small, 'cause thats what were playing for!!!

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

J.R.s Saloon
9:30
Island Lake, IL
4500 Roberts Rd. A couple miles south of Rt. 176. Cmon out with yer sweetheart for a rollicking Valentines Day!!! Well get y'all hot and sweaty and drunk and dancin' and then you can go home and do what sweethearts do on Valentines Day....Eww!!! I hope the chicks are there with their heart shaped pasties!!!!

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Carmel Street Scenes
7:00
Mundelein
SAME AS FEB 9TH!!!

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Carmel Street Scenes
7:00
Mundelein, IL
We have done this every year for a while. A huge fundraising event for Carmel High School in Mundelein. If you have never attended, it is a gas!!! But remember, just a warning, it is a fundraiser, so it costs to get in. I dont know how much, but it is worth it for this spectacle!!!! Rooms upon rooms of music, food, comedy, plays, beer, and drunken ribaldry!!! For everything you need to know, go to www.carmelstreetscenes.com. We'd love to see you there!!!!

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