Kevin blows up a storm but leaves plenty of room for the rest of the band to show their stuff too. Nobody holds back…these guys kick butt!!” - Twelve Bar Rag, Suncoast Blues Society (FL)

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Wauconda Street Dance

Downtown Main Street Wauconda, Main Street, Wauconda

Saturday of Labor Day weekend brings the 23rd Annual Street Dance hosted by the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Village of Wauconda. Main Street is closed from 4 pm until 11 pm, and filled with residents enjoying live bands while gathering groceries for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. 2022 Headliner is Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners.



The Toadstool Pub, 327 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL

Celebrate Highwood will transform its Downtown into Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row for the 5th Annual Nashwood (Nashville+Highwood) Music Fest. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to don their cowboy boots and hats over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, for three days of FREE live country, bluegrass, blues, and Southern rock music, as well as Southern-inspired food and drink specials.

The sounds of Nashville will permeate the air as music lovers stroll the streets of Downtown Highwood enjoying over 100 FREE performances throughout 25 venues including 10 outdoor performance spaces, all within a 48-hour time frame. There are no cover charges, but in true Nashville style, tips are always welcome to support the musicians!


The Village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce welcomes all residents and guests to enjoy great music, food, and fun at the annual Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party!

Admission is FREE!

Live music, food, and beverages will be available throughout the event.

FREE kids' activities will be held Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM!

Free Parking Options

Emerson Street Parking Deck @ 30 S. Emerson Street - access Emerson Street from Central Avenue East Commuter Lot @ southeast corner of Northwest Highway and Emerson Street

Commuter Options

The block party is less than 2 blocks from the Mount Prospect Metra Train Station on the UP Northwest line.


Your favorite blues band will be playing some of our original tunes, as well as all the classics you know and love, plus a few new ones you're sure to enjoy all on the scenic shores of the Fox River.

Plus YOU'VE GOT TO SEE OUR BACKBURNER HORN SECTION... Mitch the Lip on Trumpet, Rob Calabro on sax, joining us for night of funky rockin blues with horns!!!

Windy City Blues - Blues & BBQ Fundraiser

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The Garage Smoke House & Bar, 3202 Grove Ave, Berwyn, IL

Come out to support the Windy City Blues Society for their Blues & BBQ Fundraiser with a special performance by Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners.

FREE for all current 2021-22 dues paying members, Lifetime & Founding members of the Windy City Blues Society.

Memberships $20 online and at the door - Free food, cash bar, raffles, split the pot.

Come on out to a night that is sure to rock and for a great cause!

$20 Membership to Windy City Blues Society includes access to the event!


Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

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Durty Nellies, 180 N Smith St, Palatine, IL

WE'RE BACK ON STAGE FRIDAY NIGHT NOV 12TH to reignite the stage at Durty Nellie's after 2 decades, returning to our old stomping grounds where we played to sold-out crowds all through the 1990s. The Nightburns shows were so popular back then, that more than a few times, the Palatine Fire Department showed up to clear out the overcrowded concert hall!

We'll be playing some of our original tunes, as well as all the classics you know and love, Plus A Slew of New Songs You're Sure To Dig.

And if that wasn't enough...

OUR BACKBURNER HORN SECTION WILL BE JOINING US ON STAGE... Mitch the Lip on Trumpet and Rob Calabro on sax for a night of smoldering blues with a Rockin' Horn Section!!!'

So Make Your Plans to Be at DURTY NELLIE'S Friday Night November 12th! See You There!

Nellie's Gastropub & ConcertHub Stage. Nellie's has been a friendly, neighborhood tavern since 1972. Serving the Palatine community for over 45 years, this new location opened its doors in 2003! Nellie's is also known for the most extensive beer selection in the area.

Tickets are $8


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