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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$3 DOMESTICS

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Whiskey Island

"PEOPLE'S CHOICE"

AWARD WINNERS

@

Great Lakes Brew B-Q

with our

Thank You Thank YOU very much

WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$3 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 3 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4  & so are  shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 90-Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!
OUTSTANDING!

 

Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216)-
375-5966

 

All shows are all ages. Start @ 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours before show time. Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make them by calling or texting me

@ Text> 2163755966

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at

wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

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EVAN (my oldest son) AND GATEMOUTH!

Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

Open Bar/Cash Bar

Holiday & Cocktail Parties,

Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, Wakes & Weddings, Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done themAll Such as...

(Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell / Text # 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.

I will definitely keep in

touch with you

ON TAP!

Founders

DIRTY BASTARD SCOTCH STYLE ALE

So good it's almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain't for the wee lads.

Great Lakes CLOUD CUTTER ALE

Bursts of juicy citrus zip across friendly, lightly filtered wheat skies in our high-flying tribute to the historic Cleveland Air Races..

 

BELL'S OBERON ALE

Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with our signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.

Leinenkugel 
SUMMER SHANDY


Crisp weiss beer with natural lemonade flavor.

Leinenkugel own unique take on Franz Kugler’s original Munich tavern tradition. Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy® is our traditional weiss beer with refreshing natural lemonade flavor that makes it the perfect summer beer.

In 2012, Summer Shandy won a Silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival® in the Fruit Wheat Beer category.

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'

Some of the best things in life are the product of happy accidents. Such is the case with Lagunitas Brown Shugga’. This beloved holiday classic began as a botched batch of Olde GnarlyWine. The addition of brown sugar not only increased the ABV, but also amped up the rich malty sweetness. Toffee, caramel and big piney hops all rolled into one massive brew that's deceptively easy to drink

 

Rhinegeist Brewery

Bubbles

Rosé Ale


A Rosé Ale made with apple, peach and cranberry, for additional pink hue, tartness and juicy fruitiness.

Anderson Valley Brewing CERVEZA CREMA
NITRO

With hints of caramel in the nose and a touch of spice, this slightly sweet, malty session ale is conditioned with nitrogen to impart a smooth, creamy texture and the classic “cascading effect” leading to a silky finish. With its unique flavor profile, it has become affectionately known as the “cream soda for adults”.

Stella Artois Cidre

Crisp and refreshing belgian cider made with hand-picked apples

 

Market Garden Prosperity Wheat

Formerly known as Street Wheat! If you’ve ever spent time in a German Beer Garden, you know how much they love their wheat beer. Our Bavarian style Hefeweizen is a satisfying blend of sweet wheat and pale malts, clove and banana aromatics, and the zesty tang of wheat beer yeast.

Working Class Brewery Brick Layer Brown Ale

An ale like this will make
you lay bricks all the live long day

 

Platform Amarillo Fog DBL IPA


This is an outstanding beer that has just a bit of "east coast" yeasty kick, but is not nearly as juicy or biting as many. More like an Unfiltered Enjoy By than a Heady Topper.
It is a very hazy, vibrant burnt orange-gold. It has an egg shell white, massive pillowy head.
It smells fairly malty and musty with an almost pilsner like grain aroma. There is also some fruity esters, pine, and some noticeable yeast.
The flavors really pop compared to the aroma. It has a lot of musty/earhty grapefruit, pineapple, and a touch of peach. Not really sweet at all. There is a bit of a floral hop flavor, followed by a solid bitter pine. It finishes with a little bit of a yeast bite.
The body is definitely on the heavier side, but smooth with no real noticeable alcohol

Royal Docks Pendragon RareWit

According to legend, King Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon, was possessed of two magical ales. Pendragon RareWit is our homage to the first of those beers - magically ‘wrought in Avalon' to refresh knights after battle and imbue them with the ‘courage of the Red Dragon'. Rather than hops, Pendragon RareWit relies on a pantheon of herbs and spices - many native to the Welsh Countryside - to provide a refreshing citrusy floral balance to the sweetness of barley malt and unmalted wheat.

Uinta

Hop Nosh IPA

   Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. It's balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.

North High Brewing Honey Wheat Lager

Light body, orange hues and a smooth finish develop from brewing with a special honey malt and orange blossom honey.

Slightly hazy gold with
Sweet malt aroma, with clove and citrus. Smells remarkably like Blue Moon, but stronger.
Sweet, malty and honeyed arrival, followed by a citrusy tang and mild banana clove esters.
Heavier side of mid weight; little carbonation, slick and smooth. Appropriate for the style
Tastes pretty much like a sweeter, bolder, less carbonated Blue Moon. Surprised this is a lager; would almost think its a Hefeweizen!.

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

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The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,

and pray too seldom.

We

have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you

can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little

person soon will grow

up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say,

"I love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from

deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday

that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home Monsters, Gladiators  Games or ALL Gateway Events..........with

$2-Domestics

-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-

Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$6 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

"When I went to school, they askedme what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
John Lennon

 

Wednesday June 27

TERRAPIN FLYER &

MELVIN SEALS

from the Jerry Garcia Band

Terrapin Flyer and Melvin Seals have been performing together nationally for the past 14 years. The band draws from seasoned musicians in a revolving lineup and often features former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band. Along with Melvin Seals, this tour features bassist Janis Wallin from Steve Kimock's Crazy Engine, Joe Chirco drummer from The Zen Tricksters & Halfstep, Josh Olken, Kara Cavanaugh and Doug Hagman from Terrapin Flyer.

Melvin Seals played Hammond B3 organ in the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years and has honored Jerry's legacy with his band JGB in the years since. He is considered one of the finest Hammond B3 players in the world and was revered by Garcia, and his legion of fans, for bringing authentic gospel, jazz and R&B sensibilities to the improvisational realm.

Thursday June 28

alt / rock band from Denver, Colorado

Compass & Cavern

Compass & Cavern is a three-piece alternative rock band from Denver, Colorado. The band was formed in December 2014 and has since risen quickly in the Colorado music scene. C&C's first release, Mother of Invention – EP, included the songs “MetaFor” and “Brainstorm” which helped the group establish a strong, loyal following. The band followed up with their 2017 Before It Begins album which includes singles such as "Good Enough" and "I Can't Complain" that continue to gain popularity online and extend C&C's following across the U.S. and overseas. The band is currently booking tour dates across the country and plans to release new music in the coming year.

PLUS

indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio

THE MASON DISTRICT

Officially founded in 2015, The Mason District is an indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. The band consists of lead singer and guitar player Tom Tobias, bass player and singer Maria Petti and drummer Collin Nutter.
The Mason District's journey began years ago, even before the three band members met. Tom was busy, tirelessly learning how to play guitar and write music and lyrics. Maria was also learning and writing new songs. At the same time, Collin was enhancing his skills as a drummer. After years of individually practicing the three met at a local open mic night and decided they wanted to create music together. “It all started with Maria”, says Tom. “I met her at an open mic night where I was playing. She was this little, shy girl that didn't say much. As soon as she started playing and singing, I knew I wanted to work with her and ultimately become great friends. It wasn't until a few months later that Collin came into the picture. I was hosting an open mic at this time, and immediately took notice to Collin. He took the stage with a friend and started playing a Black Keys song. Coincidentally, I had been trying to write and play the same type of music. I introduced myself and started working with Collin and his friend Jeff on rock covers as well as writing new material in that genre.” Tom worked with Maria as well, on cover music and some of their own music for acoustic winery gigs, in addition to working with Collin and Jeff on other music. Finally, after realizing the small band formed by Collin, Jeff an Tom needed a bass player, Maria jumped into the game. Before they knew it, Tom, Maria and Collin decided to form The Mason District after Jeff had dropped out due to creative differences. The three spent a couple of years getting to know each other. They learned how to work with each other and develop their sound and have since been performing in the local Cleveland, Ohio music scene. “We are all inspired by different music,” say the three band mates. The Mason District pays homage to the likes of CCR, Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, David Bowie, Steely Dan, James Taylor, the Motown Era, Bob Dylan, Zach Deputy, Jack Johnson, Kings of Leon, Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Alabama Shakes, the list could go on forever. “All of these influences have played a huge part in the making of our music,” say Tom and Collin. The Mason District is inspired by music of course, however, they use the environment surrounding them in addition to events in their lives to create and bring their stories to life. “I can be inspired by anything around me. It can be something as simple as the way a person looks at me or something I see happening at a certain time. I like to view music as writing a score to a movie. How can I bring the image in my head to life?” says Tom. In December of 2016, The band released their first EP/Album titled Shotgun Soul. Shotgun Soul featured raw instrumental as well as vocals to produce a melodic sound that was necessary in the development of The Mason District sound. The three agree Shotgun Soul was a learning experience and needed to happen to help in the creative process. “ We continue to use the basic fundamental sound we used in Shotgun Soul in the writing process to create our music,” says the band.
The Mason District is made up of more than musicians. The three members are part of everyday society just like the people and events that inspire them. Tom Tobias is a registered nurse in the critical care area of a local hospital giving back to the generations that came before and helped raise him. In addition to music, Tom likes to spend time surfing the Great Lakes all year round as well as spending time in the great outdoors. Collin Nutter has a degree in audio engineering and plays a role in the production of the bands music. Collin also dips into the extreme sports world, snowboarding when he can in the winter and spending time in the outdoors. He is also a wealth of information. Maria Petti is a very talented musician. She is an acoustic staple in the winery/bar scene in Northeastern Ohio. She also hosts a local open mic night. Maria loves bike rides, canoeing, camping, fishing and hiking.
Tom, Maria and Collin, now great friends, have come together to tell their story by bringing imagination to life and engaging audiences to take that journey with them. The Mason District is currently in studio working on new music for 2018. “After all is said and done, we really enjoy making good music and sharing it with our fans,” says The Mason District.

AND

Pop Rock, Alternative,Indie from Chardon OH

THE TOM KATLEES

The Tom Katlees are a four piece garage band from the little town of Chardon, Ohio. The band began in 2011 and has evolved since then. The bands sound started as psychadelic blues and has transformed into a modern Indie/Pop rock band with a splash of surfer rock. The Tom Katlees love to play live and share their music to new listeners.

Friday June 29

Finger Lakes Region BlueGrass

Dirty Blanket

The seeds of Dirty Blanket were planted in 2013 at the meeting of lead guitarist Max "Dirty" Flansburg and lead singer/songwriter Kevin "Blanket" O'Leary. Combi ning an array of unique musical influences with a shared passion for creating new original music, the two began playing as an acoustic duo. Utilizing what free time their other musical projects allowed to book gigs across Upstate NY, they eventually found themselves opening for acts as large as Jeff Austin of the Yonder Mountain String Band and beyond. The summer of 2016 saw the duo's sound take a shift toward a more heavily bluegrass-influenced style, with Max and Kevin crafting new originals and taking to the stage to cover the music of such Americana legends as Hot Rize, Newgrass Revival, the Del McCoury Band, and the like. 
In the months that followed, the two were joined by longtime friends Richie Colf on the mandolin, and Joel Fedkiw on the five string banjo. By December of 2016, local Finger Lakes musician Aaron Oldweiler had joined the ranks on upright bass, rounding out the band as a 5-piece, fast-picking bluegrass quintet. The group continues to garner the attention of folk music lovers and festival goers from the Finger Lakes Region and across Upstate NY.

Saturday June 30

from 1-6pm

Dr. Z Amplification

30th Anniversary celebration

Friday July 6

A WAHOO OF A HAPPY HOUR!

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With The Best DAM Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Happy Hour with

Fresh songs. Deep roots -full-time troubadour from New England to Nashville

SHAWN TAYLOR

Wandering roots troubadour Shawn Taylor, weaves music from many colored threads of Americana. His fourth original CD “Balance,” wanders from Appalachian to island groves, rock to pop, sparse folk ballads to finger-style time twisters and gut busting blues. “Shawn Taylor is one of the finest traveling troubadours performing on the circuit these days. Boasting world-class guitar chops, soul enriched vocals and an uncanny knack for capturing life in a song,” wrote Brian Owens, of Metronome Magazine - Boston in June 2017. “His lyrics dabble in a wonderful gritty naturalism that's uncommon around here,” wrote Dan Barry of the New Haven Advocate. He’s won and placed in, performing songwriter competitions up and down the east coast, such as the Towne Crier in New York and Infinity Hall in Connecticut, and has also been awarded internationally for his short fiction. He’s played some of America’s most treasured listening rooms such as the Blue Bird Café in Nashville, Tennessee and Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia, and has shared the stage with legends and notables including Maria Muldaur, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, Pat Wictor, Scott Ainslie, Spuyten Duyvil, Garnet Rodgers and Sarah Potenza. He’s been an oysterman, a custom cabinet maker and has thru-hiked (end to end), the Appalachian Trail (GA-ME), the John Muir Trail (CA) and The Long Trail (VT). He’s spent the past decade relentlessly performing (267 shows in 2017), travelling, exploring and developing his wandering roots sound and life philosophy. Last summer, his wife and two children, seven and nine, joined him on the road for the first time. Their six-week tour touched down in eight states, included wild ponies and a flash flood, and ended with Taylor’s appearance as a 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY) “Emerging artist.” The family will join him again on the road in 2018, for 6,ooo miles, in an expanding loop, growing their roots wider and deeper, and planting and harvesting, the seeds of wandering roots.
www.ShawnTaylorTunes.com
“Fresh songs. Deep roots.”

Post Game with

Country Roots Rock from Parkersburg, WV

THE JEFF RAY BAND

Jeff grew up in Ripley, WV where he was always surrounded by music. It started with his grandfather who was a gospel singer in the 1970s. He would hold Jeff on his lap while playing piano and singing. He would also play his guitar for him as well as spend hours just playing records and listening to different kinds of music.
At the age of 14, Jeff started playing guitar. He immediately sunk himself into learning to play and figuring out how to play different songs. This continued throughout his high school years. By the time Jeff graduated high school, he had already played dozens of shows. He spent the next several years playing with a number of bands throughout the eastern United States.
In January 1996, Jeff went to Los Angeles with his lifelong friend, Brian Nutter (now of the Keith Urban band). They wanted to form a band and get into the L.A. music scene. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find the right people to play the music that they were writing. After a few months, they realized that in order to form the band they had in mind, they would have to return to West Virginia. So, in July of 1996, they returned to WV and formed the band Mo’ Bigley with their old friends, Anders Bush, Terry McGee, and James Greathouse. Mo’ Bigley was together for several years and played shows up and down the east coast. Jeff said, “Mo’ Bigley is probably my favorite band I’ve ever played in. We had a magical chemistry and sense of brotherhood”, about his former band. Many of the songs Jeff still plays today were born during the Mo’ Bigley days.
In the spring of 2011, Jeff got the call to play for Nashville recording artist Troy Olsen who had two country top 40 hits including “Summer Thing” and “Good Hands”. Troy also wrote Blake Shelton’s number one hit, “I’ll Just Hold On” and “Love Don’t Let Me Down”, for the Country Strong movie soundtrack. After Troy’s tour was over, Jeff returned to West Virginia until getting the call to play for the Locash Cowboys who co-wrote Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”. He toured with the Locash Cowboys playing shows all over the United States and parts of Europe. He eventually returned to West Virginia to start his own band and pursue his own career of singing, playing guitar, and songwriting. Having grown up being a fan of artists such as John Mellencamp and Tom Petty, Jeff’s music has roots in American rock and roll as well as country music.

Saturday July 7

A WAHOO OF A HAPPY HOUR!

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With The Best DAM Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Happy Hour with

AMANDA WALSH &

RICK SZEKELYI

passionate singer-songwriters extraordinaire from CLE

Songwriters Amanda Walsh and Rick Szekelyi have been performing as a duo over the last few years. They are also members of the band, City Limits ( Songwriters Amanda Walsh and Rick Szekelyi have been performing as a duo over the last few years. They are also members of the band, City Limits ( http://www.citylimits.us ). Their set list includes songs they wrote individually, songs they wrote together, as well as interpretations of standard and contemporary covers. Their set list includes songs they wrote individually, songs they wrote together, as well as interpretations of standard and contemporary covers.

POST GAME

Knuckleheads PaRty w/

THRIVE

feat. Katie Curran a country band from CLE

Katie Curran lead vocalist and actress Katie Curran has wowed audiences of thousands at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Akron Civic Theatre, and The Kent Stage. Curran’s bandmates, father & son duo, Jim Boardwine & Brett Boardwine, lead THRIVE, a northeast Ohio performing arts troupe, as President and VP respectively, and serve as Curran’s co-writers, producers, and accompanists. The group also performs as a full band with touring members: Brian Poston (guitar), Bill Poston (drums), Joe Divis (bass), and a host of guest vocalists, including local powerhouse, Savannah Fitzgerald, Cheyenne Head, Aliyah Wright, and opener, Joey Boardwine.
It may seem unconventional for members and directors of a resident theater troupe to also record & perform as a country band, but in an age in which stars routinely rotate from the pop charts to Broadway and back, maybe it makes perfect sense. Last April, country girl Curran thrilled sold-out crowds as Dorothy in THRIVE’s unique adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Jim Boardwine. On July 6th, she will release a 10-song country album, largely penned by writing sensation, Brett Boardwine, at a release concert in THRIVE’s own 800-seat auditorium (8585 St. Rt. 14 in Streetsboro). The following night, the team will head to one of Cleveland’s best live music venues - Wilbert’s - for an evening show.

Sunday July 8

Opening at 9:30AM

A WAHOO OF A HAPPY HOUR!

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With The Best DAM Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

 

Thursday July 12

"They are very, very good.  That's why I keep having them back." - Buddy Guy

REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKIN’ ALTAR BOYS
featuring Westside Andy Linderman on Harmonica

  • 2016 Blues Blast Music Award for Best Live CD
  • 2016 Independent Blues Scene Award for Best Live CD
  • 2011 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for Best Blues Band” and “Best Song”
  • Grammy Award nomination, Best Blues Compilation CD: 2007
  • Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award, Best Blues Band: 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008 , 2010 and 2016
  • Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award, People's Choice: 2006, 2008 and 2010
  • Voted Milwaukee's Best Blues Band 2015, 2016 and 201

Saturday July 14

A WAHOO OF A HAPPY HOUR!

With The Best DAM Specials DOWNTOWN!

$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Live on our stage at Happy Hour

Johnny Elvis

and the Crown Electrics

Personal Interests: Fried peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches, fast cars and fast women and the

post game

alt rock indie pop from Nashville
Cave Mode Shake

Thursday July 19

Surf, Rockabilly, Rock-N-Roll from Key West, FL

PATRICK

&

THE SWAYZEES

Retro style hi energy band from Key West, Florida. Mashing together all genres of the reminiscent 60s and back. With a mixture b-side and well known tunes from some of the greats of the music world of rockabilly, rock n roll, surf instrumentals, rhythm & blues and soul. All while staying true to the style of that era in their own original music! 

Friday July 20

acoustic/indie rock band based in Pittsburgh, PA

James Drakes and the Chris Taylor Trio

The band formed in 2015, after Drakes released his debut solo EP "Quarter." Since then the band has shared the stage with acts such as Tim Reynolds, XEB, Lee Dewyze, Wakey Wakey, Casey Abrams, and some of the best up-and-coming acts that the thriving Pittsburgh music scene has to offer. The band prides themselves on their live performances and thrives on stage. The band signed a deal with "Wicked Pittsburgh Records" in April 2018. JDCT3 partnered with the "Plastic Ocean Project" in summer 2017. This group is dedicated to the removal and reduction of plastic pollution in the oceans. A percentage of proceeds from all shows and album sales are donated to POP. JDCT3 released their debut full length album "Follow These Rivers," in October 2017. The album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon. Tracks from the album have been played in rotation on 102.5 fm WDVE and "The Rivers Edge" Internet Radio.
The band combines a perfect blend of fluid percussion, outrageous bass lines, ringing solos and catchy lyrics. The band is currently playing and scheduling shows across Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina as they begin to establish a regional presence.
You won't want to miss out on what this group has to offer! So sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet tunes from James Drakes and CT3.

Monday July 23

Rust-Belt Americana Music from Pittsburgh, PA

Bindley Hardware Co

Bindley Hardware Co. is a rust-belt Americana band from Pittsburgh, PA. They draw influence from classic country, folk and modern alt-country, as well as from the original Bindley Hardware Co., its namesake hardware store owned and operated by frontman Jon's family during Pittsburgh's industrial boom in the early 20th century. “To be able to make music or have any kind of creative endeavor that id entifies where you're from is really important. [...] Things in Pittsburgh inspire me every day. The Bindley Hardware Co. has such a rich history and I'm kind of making it my own,” Bindley said.
The Bindley Hardware Co. debut full-length, Ever Satisfactory, is slated for release in November 2017 with a special Kickstarter album pre-order launching at 10:30am EST on September 15, during the 2017 Americana Music Association Conference in Nashville, TN.
Stay up to date with Bindley Hardware Co. by signing up for the email list and you'll get an Mp3 of "Three Rivers" mailed directly to your inbox with instructions on how to easily download and listen.

Saturday August 11

2018 Grammy Nominee

Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers

High Energy Zydeco Music from Lafayette,LA

America's Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco f amilies in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19. Growing up in Lafayette, LA, Dwayne, now 32, was the last of eight children. His musical ablilities were influenced by his father, Rockin' Dopise, Sr., who was a pioneer of Zydeco Music. This year, as a tribute, Dwayne plans to record an album of his Dad's greatest Zydeco hits.
Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers not only pump out incredible Zydeco music, they also add a bit of rhythm and blues, funk, rock and roll, reggae and pop to their performances. His performances have been described as, "Muscular, rhythm and blues-styled lyrics balanced with expert musicians swinging hard—this is Saturday night zydeco at its best." - Brian Boyles, Offbeat Magazine

OFF BEAT AWARDS as: Best zydeco artist, best zydeco accordionist and best zydeco album.
Visit www.DwayneDopsie.com for more information

Thursday August 16

"thrilling electric blues from this astonishing guitarist. ” USA Today

Albert Castiglia

"Up All Night." It's an apt title for Albert Castiglia's seventh album: nobody sleeps when this man is in town. After 27 years of house-rocking studio albums and smack-in-the-mouth live shows, the Florida bandleader is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues that gives it to you straight. Now, the visceral riffs and bruised soul of Up All Night make everything else sound like a lullaby. "I'd describe the musical vibe of this new album," says Castiglia simply, "as heavy."
Being released October 6, 2017 on Ruf Records, Up All Night finds Castiglia in a creative swagger after last year's acclaimed Big Dog. What wasn't broke then hasn't been fixed now, with the bluesman once again recording at Dockside Studios, Louisiana, and capturing a warts-and-all mix alongside producer Mike Zito. "I figured since the Big Dog session went so well there, why change studios?" he reasons. "I'll probably record there for the rest of my life."
Dockside might be home-turf, but any notion of a comfort zone was dispelled by an edgy new lineup who pushed their bandleader to the wire. "Putting my new band together was a pivotal moment and this recent incarnation has really upped my game," says Castiglia. "My drummer, Brian Menendez, is very dynamic and gives me that extra spark. He's along the lines of a Ginger Baker or Mitch Mitchell. Jimmy Pritchard is my bass player and he's solid as a rock. His tone is fat and he's right on time. When I hear him, I think of Bill Wyman or Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones. It's a power trio with no boundaries or restrictions. It's a pretty amazing sound to me and it's reflective in Up All Night."
Up All Night is what happens when fist-tight chemistry meets a songwriter firing on all cylinders. Flying out of the blocks and bottling ten songs on the first day, Castiglia shook the Dockside walls with the most powerful songs of his career. There's the stinging "Hoodoo On Me." The strutting garage-band vibe and scream-it-back chorus of "Three Legged Dog." The punchy call-and-response bar-room brawler that is "Knocked Down Loaded." "That song was written with my frequent collaborator, Graham Wood Drout," says Castiglia, "and it brings me back to when I was a young musician and felt like I was ten feet tall and bulletproof."
Other high-velocity cuts include "95 South"'s travelogue, decorated by the inimitable slide-guitar fairydust of Sonny Landreth ("That's about having to drive from Washington D.C. to my home in South Florida in the middle of a tropical storm"), while "Chase Her Around The House" splices an early rock 'n' roll vibe with an age-old male need ("It's about coming home and wanting to devour your significant other after being on the road for a long time").
He'll pummel you with the rough stuff, but Castiglia can also shift gears to more contemplative moments, whether that's the rolling and contented acoustic blues of "You Got Me To That Place," or its thematic opposite-man, "Unhappy House Of Blues." "That song was co-written with Cyril Neville," he explains. "Cyril wrote the lyrics but I completely relate to them, because they bring me back to unhappier times when I was a struggling musician and I had no support from who I was with. I think anyone can relate to these tunes."
This isn't Castiglia's first time around. Born on August 12th, 1969, in New York – before moving to Florida aged five – he made his professional debut in 1990 with Miami Blues Authority, but truly hit the international radar when Junior Wells invited him into his solo band for several world tours. "It was an incredible adventure," recalls Castiglia. "Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a Chicago bluesman. Junior opened the door for me to do that. He recorded his last studio album, Come On In This House, at Dockside. What a sign!"
The gig was a shop-window, and though Wells died in 1998, there was no stopping Castiglia, whether he was joining the great Atlanta vocalist Sandra Hall for national tours in the late-'90s, or holding his own in onstage jams with everyone from Pinetop Perkins to John Primer. Nobody's sideman, his own burgeoning solo career began with 2002's Burn, followed up by 2006's A Stone's Throw, 2010's Keepin On and 2012's Living The Dream. In 2014, Ruf debut Solid Ground was declared "smouldering and intense" by The Blues Magazine, while last year's Big Dog was the thrilling culmination of a lifetime's craft, championed by Blues Blast's Kim Derr as "the best album I've listened to this year".
That back catalogue is a high bar, but Up All Night raises it, defying you to sleep until you've worn out its 11 magnetic tracks. "You'll rock out and dance like nobody's watching," concludes Albert. "If you're sad, this record will lift you up. If you're already happy, this album will make you happier. You can listen to this album anywhere, anytime…"

Saturday August 25

"From sizzling slide guitar...to nitty-gritty harp blowing...to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat"

WATERMELON SLIM

An ever-expanding career of ramshackle grandeur WATERMELON SLIM Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote "From sizzling slide guitar...to nitty-gritty harp blowing...to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat." Paste Magazine writes "He's one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he's got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him." The industry agrees on all fronts. Watermelon Slim & The Workers have garnered 17 Blues Music Award nominations in four years including a record-tying six in both 2007 & 2008. Only the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray have landed six in a year and Slim is the only blues artist in history with twelve in two consecutive years. In Spring 2009 he was the cover story of Blues Revue magazine. Now, Watermelon Slim is making more waves with Escape From the Chicken Coop, his first-person account of the days he spent driving a truck. It is just one of many instances of a life spent changing gears. Two of Slim's records were ranked #1 in MOJO Magazine's annual Top Blues CD rankings. Industry awards include The Independent Music Award for Blues Album of the Year, The Blues Critic Award and Canada's Maple Blues Award for International Artist of the Year among others. Slim has hit #1 on the Living Blues Charts, top five on the Roots Music Report and debuted in the top ten in Billboard. One of Slim's most impressive industry accolades may be the liner notes of The Wheel Man eagerly written by the late legendary Jerry Wexler who called him a "one-of-a-kind pickin' n singing Okie dynamo." Slim has been embraced for his music, performances, backstory and persona. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, The BBC's World Service and has been featured in publications like Harp, Relix, Paste, MOJO, Oklahoma Magazine and Truckers News as well as newspapers like The London Times, Toronto Star, Chicago Sun-Times, The Village Voice, Kansas City Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Michelle Shocked's JAMS Magazine. The Memphis Flyer led its terrific CD review with the question "Does anyone in modern pop music have a more intriguing biography than Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans?" Slim was born in Boston, his father was a progressive attorney and freedom rider and his brother is a classical musician. He was raised in North Carolina listening to the housekeeper sing John Lee Hooker songs. Slim attended Middlebury on a fencing scholarship but left early to enlist for Vietnam. While laid up in a Vietnam hospital bed he taught himself upside-down left-handed slide guitar on a $5 balsawood model using a triangle pick cut from a rusty coffee can top and his Army issued Zippo lighter as the slide. Slim first appeared on the music scene with the release of the only known protest record by a veteran during the Vietnam War. The project was Merry Airbrakes, a 1973 protest tinged LP with tracks Country Joe McDonald later covered. In the following 30 plus years Slim has been a truck driver, forklift operator, sawmiller (where he lost a partial finger), firewood salesman, collection agent, funeral officiator and at times a small time criminal. Due to aforementioned criminality, Slim was forced to flee Boston where he had played peace rallies, sit-ins and rabbleroused musically with the likes of Bonnie Raitt. Recently Raitt singled out Slim to her audience as a living blues legend during a summer 2009 performance. From Boston Slim landed in his current home state of Oklahoma farming watermelons - hence his stage name. Somewhere in those decades since Vietnam Slim completed two undergrad and a master's degree, started a family, painted art and joined Mensa, the social networking group reserved for members with certified genius IQs. When he's not on tour Slim loves to fish and at the age of 60 bowls a steady 240 in his local league. The big turning point was 2002 when Slim suffered a near fatal heart attack. His brush with death gave him a new perspective on mortality, direction and life ambitions and thus his second emergence as a performing musician. Five albums later he says, "Everything I do now has a sharper pleasure to it. I've lived a fuller life than most people could in two. If I go now, I've got a good education, I've lived on three continents, and I've played music with a bunch of immortal blues players. I've fought in a war and against a war. I've seen an awful lot and I've done an awful lot. If my plane went down tomorrow, I'd go out on top." And when you watch him perform, you know every word is true. Throughout his storied past, it has always been truck driving that Slim returned to. While trucking and hauling industrial waste for thankless bosses at hourly wages to support himself and his family, his id yearned for release of the musician inside. In fact, many of Slim's current songs began a cappella in his rig keeping him awake and entertained.

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