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)

Chicago's Red Hot, Rockin, Swamp Boogie Blues Band!!!

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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!

Nov12

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

Oct1

Kevin Purcell's Rockin' Birthday Bash

Lindy's Landing, 115 Park St, Wauconda

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners with the Backburners Horn Section will rock the night in Bang's Lake as we celebrate another year around the sun for our fearless leader, Kevin Purcell!

Little Bear Blues Fest

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Little Bear Ribfest, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL

The 10th Annual Little Bear Ribfest is returning to Vernon Hills on August 20th and 21st. We have put together another amazing line-up of award-winning blues music including KEVIN PURCELL AND THE NIGHTBURNERS, in addition to several restaurants serving their most delectable ribs and side dishes. Our bourbon bar is back this year in addition to our beer tent serving your favorite brews. Grab your lawn chairs, head to Century Park, and enjoy this fun festival along the shores of Little Bear Lake.

Tickets are $5 for individuals over 5 years old are available for purchase at the event gate on festival dates. Proceeds from Little Bear Ribfest support the Park District’s Family Scholarship Fund.

McHenry Blues Brews & BBQ Festival

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Peterson Park, 4300 Peterson Park Rd , McHenry, IL 60050

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners - Chicago's Red Hot, Rockin, Swamp Boogie Blues Band!!! AND Rose Hill Revival - The Ultimate Allman Brothers Tribute

will be rocking the stage at Peterson Park as the Headliners for their 10th annual event!

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners - Chicago's Red Hot, Rockin, Swamp Boogie Blues Band!!!

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THE BROKEN SPOKE TAVERN AND EATERY, 332 Fellows Rd, Genoa City, WI

The Broken Spoke is excited to welcome back the iconic Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners!

If you haven't seen these guys you are in for a treat! Multi award winning, fan favorites Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners start at 1 pm rain or shine! Rumor has it he's bringing the horn section!

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Davinia Ravinia featuring Kevin Purcell & The Root Doctors

DaVinci Waldorf School, 150 W Bonner Road, Wauconda

Come out and enjoy a date night with an evening of music! This adults-only live concert on school grounds will feature three incredible acts, made up almost entirely of DVWS teachers and alumni parents who moonlight as favorite local crooners as well as our very own Kevin Purcell and The Root Doctors!

VIP, Premium and General Admission Tickets Available

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners - Chicago's Red Hot, Rockin, Swamp Boogie Blues Band!!!

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The Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington

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 one's you're sure to enjoy all on the scenic shores of the Fox River.

Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing In The Streets

On Hubbard Street between Wood & Paulina, 1700 W Hubbard St., Chicago IL 60622

JUST ANNOUNCED: ROSE HILL REVIVAL - The Ultimate Allman Brothers Tribute will be performing at this year's Chicago Brewing District’s #DancingInTheStreetsChi! Catch us live at the 2021 street fest in #WestTownChicago August 7 to enjoy some seriously hot jams and majorly refreshing cold brews. For all the details, be sure to visit www.dancinginthestreetschicago.com.

$10 Suggested Donation

Kevin Purcell & Friends with special Guest Mike Wheeler

The Parlor Speaneasy at Primo, 720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

Kevin Purcell and Friends have been playing around Chicago for 30 years playing Blues/Southern Rock on stages from all over the Chicagoland area ultimately representing Chicago at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis where we competed against 225 bands from around the world to finish in the top 9 in the finals at the Orpheum Theater. That lead us to playing at The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena,Ark (the biggest blues fest in the south, twice) to playing in Las Vegas at The Riviera.

$10 (which includes $5 OFF DINNER upstairs at Primo with show tickets valid on date of the show.)

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners Rock the Broken Oar

The Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington

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 a night of funky rockin' blues with horns!!!

And if that wasn't enough...

We are so excited to have one of the premier guitar players from the Chicago area joining us, the amazing Dennis Costas will be joining us for a night of smoldering blues with a Rockin' horn section!!!'

So Make Your Plans to Be at the Broken Oar Friday Night! We'll be playing outdoors so a-rockin' good time will be had by all! See You Friday!

NO COVER!

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

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