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Oct5

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Windy City Blues Fest @ SeatGeek Stadium, 7000 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, Illinois

2019 Windy City Blues Fest - 1 Day, 2 Stages, over 15 musical acts, family friendly, fun, friends, good food and drink,  Carnival rides  plus the Chicago Blues Challenge.  Plenty of room to relax and enjoy some great music. 

$10 Entry......$10 Parking

Oct3

Kevin Purcell & Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribuite

210 Live, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, Illinois

Some of Chicago's finest veteran musicians assemble their talents to dedicate special shows to the music of the Allman Brothers. After years of playing in some of the areas biggest bands, these award-winning musicians gather to spotlight the music of Greg and Duane Allman, playing all of the favorites while putting new spins on other songs, as well as performing some of the songs that Duane played on before he joined the Allman Brothers. Great music, great band, great experience!  See you soon!!

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Sep28

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington, Illinois

Kevin's Birthday Bash!!! Come on out and help us celebrate Kevin's Birthday.  Going into this year, this will be the 30th Anniversary of the Nightburners!!  Back in 1989, right around his birthday, Kevin put our the first Nightburners Album, Thunderballin' They will be playing some of those original tunes for us all on the scenic shores of the Fox River. And we will have quite a few special guest performing with us as well!  So Mark Your Calendars and Be There or You Won't Get Your Share!  

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Sep14

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners Present... Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribute

Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington, Illinois

Join us for a cold brew, good food, and great music with our Allman Brothers Experience! Kevin Purcell - Vocals, HarmonicaTony Root - Bass Bill LeClair - Keyboards, PianoDr. Jay - Lead GuitarDon Laferty - 2nd Lead GuitarPeter Kruse - Drums, PercussionDave (Swanny) Swanson - Percussion, VocalsSome of Chicago's finest veteran musicians assemble their talents to dedicate special shows to the music of the Allman Brothers. After years of playing in some of the areas biggest bands, these award-winning musicians gather to spotlight the music of Greg and Duane Allman, playing all of the favorites while putting new spins on other songs, as well as performing some of the songs that Duane played on before he joined the Allman Brothers. Great music, great band, great experience, come see us soon!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=247&v=YWUb3Li-8mM   Located on 7 acres of the scenic Fox River with some of the most scenic views found on the lower Fox River. It has become a destination for customers from all over the Midwest. Celebrating our 30th anniversary, three generations of patrons now enjoy our panoramic views, the spacious skydeck, the Oar stage and party tent, year round riverfront dining, and the largest beer garden in McHenry County with unmatched outdoor entertainment and daily special events all summer long. Broken Oar provides the best people watching around - with boaters, golfers, motorcycle enthusiasts, teams and families all blended together to enjoy the festivities. Come visit us and LIVE THE OAR LIFE!

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Aug31

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners Present... Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribute

NASHWOOD, The Toadstool Pub - 327 Waukegan Avenue, Highwood, Illinois

HIGHWOOD TRANSFORMS INTO NASHVILLE’S HONKY TONK ROW AT THIRD ANNUAL NASHWOOD MUSIC AND FOOD EVENT Always wanted to visit Nashville, but never could? Well, Celebrate Highwood is bringing Nashville to you. The City of Highwood will transform its downtown into Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row for its 3rd Annual Nashwood. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to don their cowboy boots and hats the weekend of August 30 to September 1, as the sounds of live country, southern rock, blues, blue grass, folk, jazz, gospel permeate the town!

3-day weekend of over 80 free live music acts at over a dozen venues, including 2 outdoor stages & 7 courtyards, and buskers on the streets Family friendly line up and kids area Elvis-Mania for the entire family with two shows Saturday and Sunday Southern-inspired food & drink specials No cover charge, but as in true Nashville style, tips are always welcome to support the bands!

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Aug29

Arcada Theatre

Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners Present... Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribute with Special Guest Louis Zagoras We are honored that Onesti Entertainment, an entertainment industry powerhouse recognized as an innovative leader across the country, has asked us to play one of Chicagolands's premier theaters and concert venues, The Arcada Theater.  The Arcada Theater was built in 1926 by local millionaire and Chicago Tribune cartoonist Lester J. Norris. The new theater was a $500,000 example of the Norris family’s confidence in the future of St. Charles . With only 5,000 residents in town, 1,009 seats were installed. A popular stop on the Vaudeville circuit, the Arcada was described in the St. Charles Chronicle in this quote: “There may be larger theatres in Chicago , but for beauty of auditorium and artistic stage setting, there are none superior to the Arcada of St. Charles.” ​Today, the “Gem of the Fox Valley ” is back to its original state of elegance, complete with the original pipe organ that rises from beneath the stage floor. Some of today’s most iconic stars – including Mickey Rooney, Jerry Lewis and Martin Short – perform before the venue’s nine hundred enthusiastic audience members. With each impactful show, the historic Arcada Theater lives on, enabling thousands to experience the joy of world class entertainment. Call their office about tickets! We'll See You There!!  

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Aug28

Mr LeClair's Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Wall of Denial

Highwood Evening Gourmet Market, Everts Park | 130 Highwood Ave. Highwood, Illinois 60040, Highwood, Illinois

Due to a scheduling Mix up, SoulShine WILL NOT be playing this event!  INSTEADl Our Keyboardist Bill LeClair's Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Band - Wall of Denial will be playing this Event!  In 2011 Wall of Denial was formed after performing Stevie Ray Vaughan's music at shows, combined with other blues music, but the Stevie Ray Vaughan music is what really captured the audiences. The band members have also had many years performing Stevie Ray Vaughan's music. Especially Gary Stratton, who has performed Stevie's music for over 20 years. Wall of Denial has been receiving great feedback from all of the fans that come out to see them perform.

Some say that when they close their eyes, they could swear it was Stevie on stage. Combine that with the other very talented members of the band, with decades of experience, and you have a great band that has now focused only on having the public relive and enjoy that great Stevie Ray Vaughan experience.

Why make dinner at home when you can spend the evening with friends and family at the Highwood Evening Gourmet Market. Recognized as one of the best outdoor markets on the North Shore! This is not your typical market. In its eleventh season, this family and pet friendly event features live music, dancing under the stars, freshly prepared delicacies from local restaurants and food trucks, and creative cocktails. Attendees can shop for locally made artisan breads, sauces, cheeses, pastas and sweets in addition to jewelry, fashion and art. To foster community spirit, each week we feature one of our local non-profit groups who make our community a great place to live. Come on out to see old friends and meet new ones. See you at the park!

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Aug18

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ, Peterson Park - 4300 Peterson Park Rd, McHenry, Illinois

NEW EXPANDED SHOW! For the first time, see The Nightburners triple feature presentation! From 2PM to 2:30 its Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors with the Acoustic Blues Show From 2:40 to 4:15 its Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners doing the Rockin’, Swamp Boogie Blues From 4:35 to 6PM The Nightburners present Soulshine / Rose Hill Revival - The Ultimate Allman Brothers Experience.

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. Tickets are $10 per day at the gate but when you purchase online in advance, tickets are only $7 per day. Online ticket sales end August 12, 2019 and incur a small processing fee. NEW THIS YEAR: limited quantity of VIP Tent Tickets for $75 per person (stage side tent; includes food, beer, and wine)!

$7 in advance, $10 Day-Of-Show

Aug17

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

Little Bear RibFest, Century Park Pavilion - 1401 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills, Illinois

The Park District is cooking up a mix of blues, brews and BBQ for our annual Ribfest! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening listening to award-winning blues musicians.  Numerous local rib vendors will be on site barbecuing their specialties!  There will be plenty of adult beverages including beer, wine, and new this summer – a bourbon tasting tent! $5 Entry Fee Tickets will be available at the gate.

$5 Entry Fee

Aug11

2nd Annual Corn Fest with Kevin Purcell & The Root Doctors

No Wake Bar & Grill, 99 Kazimour Drive, Port Barrington, Illinois

Join us for our 2nd annual corn fest with our special guest Kevin Purcell and The Root Doctors! Try sweet corn a bunch of different ways.

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Aug3

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Blues, Brews, and Burgers, Mill and Maple Street, Wauconda, Illinois

Get down at the Blues, Brews and Burger Fest Saturday, Aug. 3, 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 8:00pm!

Aug3

Kevin Purcell & The Root Doctors

Taste of Arlington Heights, Harmony Park (Vail Ave At Campbell St), Arlington Hts, Illinois

Kevin Purcell and the Root Doctors will be performing their back porch style of blues at The Taste of Arlington Heights at 2pm on Saturday, August 3rd! The event takes place in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Vail and Campbell. Come on out!

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Aug1

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners Present... Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribuite

210 Live, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, Illinois

This is a special Event with Special Guest on Keyboards Carter Luke and the Unique Sound of Louis Zagoras on Guitar! Louie Zagoras is the founder, lead singer/lead guitarist and primary songwriter for the band ROLLOVER. Louie and ROLLOVER toured the country extensively in the 90's when the band's first record broke big on Chicago's 93.1 WXRT-FM radio. Louie's song "Shipwreck" was the break-out single. We also have a Big Announcement that we want all our Fans to hear directly from us. We're also going to be doing some Special Video recording. So come on our and lets show Louis, Carter what a Nightburner Fans are all about!!! Some of Chicago's finest veteran musicians assemble their talents to dedicate special shows to the music of the Allman Brothers. After years of playing in some of the areas biggest bands, these award-winning musicians gather to spotlight the music of Greg and Duane Allman, playing all of the favorites while putting new spins on other songs, as well as performing some of the songs that Duane played on before he joined the Allman Brothers. Great music, great band, great experience, come see us soon!!

Price: $5 - $7 in advance

Jul27

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

Lincolnwood Fest, Proesel Park – 6915 Kostner Avenue, Lincolnwood, Illinois

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Jul18

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

Concert at Freier Farm, 23585 Kelsey Road, Lake Barrington, Illinois

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Jul16

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

Evanston Starlight Concert and Food Truck Festival, Brummel Park - Brummel Street at Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, Illinois

Evanston's 2019 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city, June 4 through July 30. The series is presented by the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Starlight concerts will take place on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Be sure to check the schedule below for the evenings that food trucks will be on site. In the event of rain, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. (except June 18 concert). Rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling/texting 847-448-4311 (until 7 p.m.)

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Jul13

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

Harvard Food Truck Festival, Ayer Street - Downtown Harvard, Harvard, Illinos

Come celebrate with great food, music, and drink at the Harvard Food Truck Festival. There will be many food trucks will be in attendance, serving up delicious food and even better promotions! Stay tuned for more details.

Jul12

Kevin Purcell & Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribuite

West Chicago Railroad Days Festival, Pioneer Park - 479 W Forest Ave, West Chicago, IL

Make tracks to Railroad Days in West Chicago, July 11-14 at Pioneer Park for a fantastic weekend of fun and excitement for the whole family! Events include a carnival regional music acts, sporting events, kids' activities and plenty of food and drink.

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Jul11

Kevin Purcell & Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribuite

210 Live, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, Illinois

Some of Chicago's finest veteran musicians assemble their talents to dedicate special shows to the music of the Allman Brothers. After years of playing in some of the areas biggest bands, these award-winning musicians gather to spotlight the music of Greg and Duane Allman, playing all of the favorites while putting new spins on other songs, as well as performing some of the songs that Duane played on before he joined the Allman Brothers. Great music, great band, great experience, come see us soon!! Arrive early for thier Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Specials starting at 630pm.: $5 Drafts, $5 Imports, $5 Sangria, $5 Cookie Sundaes, $5 Soup or Salad Choice of 5 Flatbreads for $10 each! Starts an hour before the headliner until showtime weekly on Thursdays

Price: $5 - $7 in advance

Jul5

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Mundelein Community Days, Kraklauer Park - 116 N Lake St, Mundelein, Illinois

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 7th at 2 pm. The parade will form in the Mundelein Metra Station parking lot and will run west on Division Street from the Metra lot to California Avenue, north to Hawley Street, then west to Mundelein High School. The reviewing stand will be set-up on the southeast corner of Lincoln and Division. For more information call 847-949-3223.

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Previous events

Oct5

Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Windy City Blues Fest @ SeatGeek Stadium, 7000 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, Illinois

2019 Windy City Blues Fest - 1 Day, 2 Stages, over 15 musical acts, family friendly, fun, friends, good food and drink,  Carnival rides  plus the Chicago Blues Challenge.  Plenty of room to relax and enjoy some great music. 

$10 Entry......$10 Parking

Oct3

Kevin Purcell & Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Tribuite

210 Live, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, Illinois

Some of Chicago's finest veteran musicians assemble their talents to dedicate special shows to the music of the Allman Brothers. After years of playing in some of the areas biggest bands, these award-winning musicians gather to spotlight the music of Greg and Duane Allman, playing all of the favorites while putting new spins on other songs, as well as performing some of the songs that Duane played on before he joined the Allman Brothers. Great music, great band, great experience!  See you soon!!

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Sep28

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners

Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington, Illinois

Kevin's Birthday Bash!!! Come on out and help us celebrate Kevin's Birthday.  Going into this year, this will be the 30th Anniversary of the Nightburners!!  Back in 1989, right around his birthday, Kevin put our the first Nightburners Album, Thunderballin' They will be playing some of those original tunes for us all on the scenic shores of the Fox River. And we will have quite a few special guest performing with us as well!  So Mark Your Calendars and Be There or You Won't Get Your Share!  

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