The Redmonds Christmas Show
The Redmond's annual holiday show. Doors open at 7 pm. Bring a non-perishable food item for the band's annual food drive.
Performances by the following bands plus many special guests:
THE REDMONDS: Don't miss this Redmonds show - a lot of new material including new originals and special surprises! Who knows - Santa might even show up! The Forest Park-based band fronted by Mike Redmond of Forest Park and Katie Hull Redmond, a Brookfield native, features some of the best musicians from the region including Oak Park’s Mike Gorman of Off Broadway and Pezband fame on bass; top Chicago pedal steel guitar player Rich Koc; studio drummer Rick Nelson; and multi-instrumentalist L.J. Slavin who has played everywhere from television’s “Tool Time” to the Steppenwolf Theater. Playing music ranging from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to Civil Wars and the Lumineers, as well as original tunes, The Redmonds pull from several decades. The vast range of selections, synergy, and impeccable harmonies appeal to fans age 6-60. www.redmondsmusic.com
KEVIN LEE AND THE KINGS: Kevin Lee and the Lonesome City Kings were signed to MCA in 1992, the band's first single "Standing in the Line of Fire" was chosen for an NBA All Stars Video and used in the movie "A Dangerous Woman." Lee released his first solo album “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” in 1998 on Bubblehaus Records. In 2002 Kevin released the critically acclaimed CD “Loaded” on Chicago-based Big Blast Records. In 2006 Lee released “Flip the Switch” on Sigus Records. In 2010 Lee released “Dusk Till Dawn” on Sigus Records featuring his trademark songwriting with big hooks, chunky guitars, and melodies that can't be forgotten. The song “Time Won't Stand Still” hit #1 at WMWX in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2013 the album Breakout was released and Lee was voted one of the best Chicago artist's by the Illinois Entertainer. Lee was voted best new artist by Fireworks Magazine UK in 2007, toured as opening act playing multiple 20,000 plus seat arenas for REO, Cheap Trick, Pearl Jam, Lou Gramm, and Matthew Sweet. Kevin's song "Tonight" was featured in the 2016 major film release "Spaceman".
DUCT TAPE BAND: Led by Harry Witz based out of Lancaster, PA, this is a group of "stuck together" musicians based on the location of the show - Chicago or Lancaster - playing hard-driving classic rock. This show's line-up includes appearances by Romeo Brothers Tony Caponi and Bill Hall; Chicago Sports Legend Bobby Hitz (did you know he can sing?); Jimi Sohns from Shadows of the Night; and Mike, Katie, Mike Gorman and Rick Nelson of The Redmonds.
THE ROMEO BROTHERS: The Romeo Brothers are Bill Hall, Tony Caponi, Mike Eberlein, Rick Nelson and Mark Tulloss.