Country Night in Berwyn with Gin Palace Jesters, Smith & McMahon

Thu, Jul 25 2019, 8:00pm - $5

Doors open at 7 pm.

Gin Palace Jesters: Chicago's original Honkytonk Fools, the Gin Palace Jesters are purveyors of the finest in hard hitting Hillbilly, Honky-tonk, Country Boogie and Western Swing. Infused with a deep and sincere fondness for all traditional American musical styles, the sound of the Gin Palace Jesters could best be described as being akin to the sounds of Country Music's golden age of the 1940's-1960's. Although a portion of their live performances come from a vast catalog of the Hillbilly & Country Hit Parade, these boys are not mere followers or imitators as they boast the talent of 4 songwriters that pen original novelty numbers, heartfelt love songs, Honkytonk weepers, drinking songs, dark ballads and instrumentals. Delivering time honored conventional stringed instrumentation and vocal harmony, the Gin Palace Jesters prove that authentic country music is still a valid and vital musical art form in both long established hit songs as well as brand spanking new originals. The Gin Palace Jesters are a true authentic American band often seen holding court where the thrones are bar stools, the lights are made of neon, the holy spirits are served on the rocks, and Hank Williams is King.

Smith & McMahon: Smith and McMahon with special guest Steve Zahradnik from The Country Doctors. Playing all those lost but not forgotten hits from a.m. country radio like your Dad used to listen to when you were unbuckled in the backseat rollin’ down highway 41 to Tennessee for illegal fireworks for the Fourth of July. Foot stompin’ songs by: Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton, John Denver, Buck Owens, and many more. So put your boots up, set a spell with a cold frosty or scoot those Fryes to the dance floor cause it’s gonna be better than biscuits and gravy on Sunday morning.