2020

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Meg and The Wheelers, Jan 19

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Jan 29

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Jan 29

I Don't Want To Sober Up Tonight. Classic honkytonk sounds from The Empty Bottle in Chicago.

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Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Jan 29

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Jan 29

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Jan 29

Country rock with a ton a soul from Eric Edmister and  3 Tons.

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David Quinn, Jan 31

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Jan 29

David Quinn, Jan 31

Audience and Live Broadcast on WMOT radio at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville.

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Junior Brown, Feb 21

Ameripolitan Awards, Feb 24

Johnny Falstaff, Feb 22

 Guit With It. Junior Brown from Hernando's Hideway in Memphis

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Johnny Falstaff, Feb 22

Ameripolitan Awards, Feb 24

Johnny Falstaff, Feb 22

Lost in the City Lights.  Johnny Falstaff  from the Circuit Playhouse in Memphis

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Ameripolitan Awards, Feb 24

Ameripolitan Awards, Feb 24

Ameripolitan Awards, Feb 24

Highlights from the 2020 Ameripolitan Awards from the Graceland Theater

2019

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Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders, Jan 4

Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders, Jan 4

Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders, Jan 4

Dan Whitaker's first appearance at the reopened classic honky tonk, Carol's Pub, from Chicago.

Matt Campbell

Matt Campbell, Jan 10

Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders, Jan 4

Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders, Jan 4

Nashville's Man With Everything returns to Chicago  to play the Folkways Happy Hour at Cole's Bar.

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JP Cyr and The Midnight Men, Jan 20

Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders, Jan 4

JP Cyr and The Midnight Men, Jan 20

JP Cyr and The Midnight Men open the year of Chicago Honky Tonk Showcases at the Empty Bottle.

The Dance Bullies

Dance Bullies, Feb 4

Dance Bullies, Feb 4

Dance Bullies, Feb 4

The Dance Bullies live from the stage of the Humble Pub in Highwood Il.

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Josh Hedley, Feb 9

Dance Bullies, Feb 4

Dance Bullies, Feb 4

 Mr Jukebox, Josh Hedley, exchanges his cowboy hat for a Cub's cap and blows away Schuba's in Chicago with his voice and his inexhaustible repertoire of country classics and cuts from his new album.

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High South, Feb 21

Dance Bullies, Feb 4

High South, Feb 21

 The boys from High South close harmonize their way through a very  tight set at Martyrs in Chicago. 

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Ameripolitan Award Show, Feb 23-26

Ameripolitan Award Show, Feb 23-26

Ameripolitan Award Show, Feb 23-26

Superbowl of honkytonk; highlights from the Ameripolitan Awards 2019 from the Graceland Resort in Memphis, TN. 

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Dallas Moore, Feb 24

Ameripolitan Award Show, Feb 23-26

Ameripolitan Award Show, Feb 23-26

Mr. Honkytonk rocks the main stage at Minglewood Hall in Memphis. 

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The Delta Bombers, Feb 24

Ameripolitan Award Show, Feb 23-26

The Delta Bombers, Feb 24

Hard charging Delta Bombers smash the stage with their 2019 Ameripolitan Award winning rockabilly throwdown at Minglewood hall in Memphis.

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Mike and the Moonpies, March 18

Chicago Honky Tonk's Saturday Special, March 30

Mike and the Moonpies, March 18

You look good in Neon. Highlights from a night at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn.

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Don Diego Trio, March 25

Chicago Honky Tonk's Saturday Special, March 30

Mike and the Moonpies, March 18

The Godfather of Rockabilly, Don Diego, and The Don Diego Trio arrive from Italy to perform at Carol's Pub in Chicago

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Chicago Honky Tonk's Saturday Special, March 30

Chicago Honky Tonk's Saturday Special, March 30

Chicago Honky Tonk's Saturday Special, March 30

The inaugural Saturday Special In Berwyn hosted by Chicago Honky Tonk 

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Joel Wortell and The Natural Law, April 20

Joel Wortell and The Natural Law, April 20

Joel Wortell and The Natural Law, April 20

Memorable show 4/20 at the Montrose Saloon with Joe and the boys.

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Chicago Honky Tonk Showcase, April 21

Joel Wortell and The Natural Law, April 20

Joel Wortell and The Natural Law, April 20

Ol' Wild Earp and The Free For Alls with Hesh and the Hellfire

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Dallas Moore Band, May 9

Joel Wortell and The Natural Law, April 20

Dallas Moore Band, May 9

 Tryin' To Be A Blessing. At Reggies in Chicago.

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Tav Falco's Panther Burns, May 24

Tav Falco's Panther Burns, May 24

Tav Falco's Panther Burns, May 24

The Master of Chaos brings a Cabaret of Daggers to Reggies in Chicago

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Charley Crockett, June 5

Tav Falco's Panther Burns, May 24

Tav Falco's Panther Burns, May 24

That's How I Got to Memphis. An evening with Charley Crockett at Joe's on Weeds, in Chicago

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A Day In The Country, June 24

Tav Falco's Panther Burns, May 24

A Day In The Country, June 24

Gether Jenkins, Bonnie Montgomery, Summer Dean and nine Chicago bands from the historic Hideout Inn.

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Great American Music Festival, July 3

Great American Music Festival, July 3

Great American Music Festival, July 3

Highlights from the 2019 Great American Music Fest in Berwyn, IL

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David Quinn, July 19

Great American Music Festival, July 3

Great American Music Festival, July 3

Let Me Die With My Boots. David Quinn at the Empty Bottle, in Chicago

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Chicago Honky Tonk Showcase, July 21

Great American Music Festival, July 3

Chicago Honky Tonk Showcase, July 21

Afternoon of Western Swing courtesy of the Westerlees and the Chandelier Swingers

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Blue Cactus at the Montrose Saloon - Aug. 13

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Montrose - Aug. 16

Blue Cactus at the Montrose Saloon - Aug. 13

So Right, (You Got Left)  Killer honkytonk with Blue Cactus

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David Quinn/Bailey Dee, Carols - Aug. 15

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Montrose - Aug. 16

Blue Cactus at the Montrose Saloon - Aug. 13

Wanderin' Fool. Allstar honkytonk show at Carol's with David Quinn, Bailey Dee, and Joel Paterson. 

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Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Montrose - Aug. 16

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Montrose - Aug. 16

Erin Edmister and Three Tons, Montrose - Aug. 16

Southside Soulful Country with Erin Edmister and Three Tons

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Dave Arcari at the Montrose - Aug. 18

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Aug. 18

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Aug. 18

Scottish Troubadour Dave Arcari brings the dirty Loch Lomond Blues to Chicago.

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Aug. 18

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Aug. 18

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Aug. 18

4-Time Ameripolitan Award Nominee Casey James Prestwood at the Chicago Honkytonk Showcase.

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Big Cedar Fever - Aug. 24

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Aug. 18

Big Cedar Fever - Aug. 24

Ameripolitan Award Winning Western Swing from the Montrose Saloon

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Blake Berglund and Belle Plaine - Sep. 12

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Sep. 15

Blake Berglund and Belle Plaine - Sep. 12

The Denim Wedding Tour  hits the Montrose Saloon in Chicago

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Craig Gerdes - Sep. 13

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Sep. 15

Blake Berglund and Belle Plaine - Sep. 12

Smokin' Drinkin' & Gamblin' with Craig Gerdes

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Sep. 15

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Sep. 15

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Sep. 15

Cox Army with Joe Wortell and The Natural Law

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Saturday Special - Sep. 28

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers - October 13

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers - October 13

Greg Garing and The Cowpokes Headline Chicago Honkytonk's Saturday Special at Fitzgeralds in Berwyn IL.

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Sarah Shook and The Disarmers - October 13

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers - October 13

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers - October 13

Keeping the home fires burnin' at Sleeping Village in Chicago

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Lawrence Peters Outfit - October 17

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers - October 13

Lawrence Peters Outfit - October 17

A Man Needs Love - Lawrence Peters performs from Carol's Pub .

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Kelsey Waldon - Oct. 15

Carolyn Sills Combo with B.B. Palmer - October 20

Carolyn Sills Combo with B.B. Palmer - October 20

The sounds of Monkey's Eyebrow, KY with Kelsey Waldon from Schuba's in Chicago

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Carolyn Sills Combo with B.B. Palmer - October 20

Carolyn Sills Combo with B.B. Palmer - October 20

Carolyn Sills Combo with B.B. Palmer - October 20

Chicago Honkytonk's Showcase from the Empty Bottle.

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Dale Watson and Celine Lee - October 23

Carolyn Sills Combo with B.B. Palmer - October 20

Dale Watson and Celine Lee - October 23

Call him Lucky. Dale Watson  and The Lonestars from the Brauerhouse in Lombard IL.

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Cox's Army Record Release - Nov. 13

Bloodshot Records 25th Anniversary - November 14

Bloodshot Records 25th Anniversary - November 14

Cox's Army, The Family Gold, and The Lawrence Peters Outfit from The Hideout in Chicago

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Bloodshot Records 25th Anniversary - November 14

Bloodshot Records 25th Anniversary - November 14

Bloodshot Records 25th Anniversary - November 14

Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots with performances by The David Quinn Band and Wild Earp.

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Chicago Honkytonk Showcase - November 17

Bloodshot Records 25th Anniversary - November 14

Chicago Honkytonk Showcase - November 17

The Western Elstons with Kelly Hogan at the Empty Bottle in Chicago

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A Big Ole Holiday Matinee - Dec. 15

A Big Ole Holiday Matinee - Dec. 15

A Big Ole Holiday Matinee - Dec. 15

The Hoyle Brothers back a host of Chicago's favorite honkytonk bands for the fabulous Christmas Special at the Empty Bottle.

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Pat Reedy - Dec. 15

A Big Ole Holiday Matinee - Dec. 15

A Big Ole Holiday Matinee - Dec. 15

Pat Reedy with his last show for the year in the U.S. at Carol's Pub in Chicago.

A Big Ole Holiday Matinee - Dec. 15

 

2018

James Hand and Whitey Morgan

2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards Show, Graceland Resort, Memphis - Feb. 13

2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards Show, Graceland Resort, Memphis - Feb. 13

2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards Show, Graceland Resort, Memphis - Feb. 13

Highlights from the Ameripolitan Awards 2018 from the Graceland Resort in Memphis, TN.

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Feb 18, 2018

2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards Show, Graceland Resort, Memphis - Feb. 13

2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards Show, Graceland Resort, Memphis - Feb. 13

Exciting Performances from Italian Honkytonkers, The Don Diego Trio and local standouts Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders.

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - March 18, 2018

2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards Show, Graceland Resort, Memphis - Feb. 13

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - March 18, 2018

Featuring Joe Wortell and the Natural Law and Wild Earp and the Free For Alls.

Pat Reedy

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Apr. 15

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Apr. 15

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Apr. 15

Headlined by Nashville's own Pat Reedy  (Ameripolitan Award Nominee) and the Long-Time Goners with special guests Gin Palace Jesters

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Dale Watson and Celine Lee, Evanston - May 4

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Apr. 15

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Apr. 15

Two of America's favorite honkytonkers live at a fabulous show in Evanston, IL. (Make mine a Lonestar).

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - May 20

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - Apr. 15

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - May 20

Matinee performance by 2018 Ameripolitan Award Winner (Rockabilly  Female) Bailey Dee & Her Late Nite Bait. With special guests, The Modern Sounds featuring  virtuoso Chicago guitarist  and 2019 Ameripolitan Award Nominee, Joel Paterson.

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The Hillbilly Casino, Nashville TN - May 25

The Hillbilly Casino, Nashville TN - May 25

The Hillbilly Casino, Nashville TN - May 25

Muscular performance from the men of The Hillbilly Casino live at the Nashville Boogie, Nashville, TN. May 25.

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Nashville Boogie, Nashville TN - May 25

The Hillbilly Casino, Nashville TN - May 25

The Hillbilly Casino, Nashville TN - May 25

Twinbill featuring "Twin-Peaks" Blues and Country from the one and only Tav Falco featuring Mario Monterosso and his irrepressible guitar.  Up next, UK teddyboy Levi Dexter and the Gretsch Brothers. Nashville TN, May 25. 

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Miss Tammi Savoy, Nashville TN - May 26

The Hillbilly Casino, Nashville TN - May 25

Miss Tammi Savoy, Nashville TN - May 26

Ameripolitan Award Nominee (Best Honky Tonk Female), Miss Tammi Savoy, shines bright at the Nashville Boogie, Nashville, TN. May 25

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - June 16

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - August 12

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - June 16

Matinee double header with The Country Doctors and the fresh new voices of The Horseshoe Benders

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - July 18

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - August 12

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - June 16

Esther Rose comes to us straight from New Orleans followed by Chicago's own Family Gold

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Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - August 12

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - August 12

Honky Tonk Showcase at the Empty Bottle, Chicago - August 12

The powerful W.T. Newton opens for perennial  Chicago powerhouse and Ameripolitan Award Nominee the Lawrence Peters Outfit