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2015 Midway Tavern Calendar

COVER CHARGE applies to the Dance Hall.  NO COVER (unless noted) applies to Bar Area where you can enjoy your favorite beverage, pool and darts. Smoking is permitted in both areas unless noted otherwise.


NOTE: Entertainment calendar subject to errors, omissions, revisions or cancellations. "Open" dates usually book, but may not appear on this calendar.



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JUL 11 - SAT

3rd SeSSion Band at the Midway Tavern

3rd SeSSion - Dance and party to music from the 60s to 2014 and all decades in between! 3rd SeSSion is Sure to Entertain!  9:00p-1:00a, cover only $ 5.00

NO-Smoking (Dance Hall only)

JUL 15 - WEDAnni Piper 
ANNI PIPER BAND ~ Maybe it's the slinky dresses. Or maybe it's that smokey, soulful voice. Whatever the reason, the same adjectives keep coming up whenever people describe Anni Piper: Sultry. Sexy. '"Blues, to me, is a very sexy kind of music, anyway," says Piper, who lives in Cocoa Beach. "It's so passionate and raw, and you can't help but getting charged up!!!

Check'm Out! at 7:30 pm, $ 8 cover.

JUL 17 - FRI

The GOOD The BAD and The BLUES

The GOOD The BAD and The BLUES - The rich sound of this band, is a mixture of the fresh new sounds of the new and deep rooted past of Gospel, Blues, Soul and Funk. the blending of influences make a rich dynamic experience that touches every sense of your being, you can feel it see it and hear it,, well maybe not taste but if you could it would be home cooking like you have always imagined.

8:00p-Midnight, $8 cover 

JUL 18 - SAT

Moveable Types at the Midway Dancehall!

MOVEABLE TYPES - an Indie Rock band based out of South Bend/Mishawaka. Originals & covers. 

Start Time: 9:00p, Cover $ TBA

JUL 19 - SUN

The MRQ Band at Midway Tavern

MRQ - MODERN ROCK QUINTET ~ Hop the way-back machine & fasten your seat belt! Original members of this Michiana band reunite after 47 Years to play songs popular at the time. Soaring harmonies, jangly 12 strings, and a tight rhythm section playing songs by the Byrds, Hollies, Beatles and more!!!

Start time: 7:30 pm, cover $5 

JUL 24 - FRI

Skyla Burrell Band at the Midway Tavern

Skyla Burrell Band - "Skyla has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working women in the Blues. She leads her talented band through all original high-energy offerings of Blues that range from jumping, jazzy and swinging to rockin' Memphis soul and smoldering straight-up Chicago. Through it all her voice runs up and down your spine while she wails away on her guitar and your feet just can't be still." ~ Suncoast Blues Society

9:00p, cover only $ 8.00

JUL 25 - SAT

Billy "Stix" Nicks and The Motown Machine

BILLY "STIX" NICKS and the MOTOWN MACHINE - All the great hits from Motown's Golden Era featuring the fantastic vocals of Terry Austin, Chandra Williams. Billy, the drummer with Motown Records' "Jr. Walker and the Allstars" will keep the dance floor packed all night with that driving Motown beat! You can't have more fun in public than this! 9:00pm-Midnight, $10

CHRIS DUARTE GROUP - Austin-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer Chris Duarte has often been compared with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's heady stuff for the musician, who plays a rhythmic style of Texas blues-rock that is at times reminiscent of Vaughan's sound, and at other times reminiscent of Johnny Winter. The truth is, Duarte has his own sound that draws on elements of jazz, blues, and rock & roll!!!

7:30 PM Cover $ 10.00

JUL 29 - WED

Brent Johnson and The CALL UP at the Midway Dancehall!

BRENT JOHNSON and The CALL UP - ON TOUR performing Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock & Americana!! A guitar prodigy from the age of four, South Texas born Brent Johnson always knew where he wanted his playing to take him. Drinking in the very best of Blues, Jazz, Rock, Punk, Country and World Music, by the time his family moved to New Orleans in his teens, he was predestined towards a career in music!! 

Start Time: 7:30p, Cover $ 8.00

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BRANDON SANTINI at the Midway Dancehall!

BRANDON SANTINI - a name worthy of conversations that include Jason Ricci, Billy Gibson, Dennis Gruenling, Rick Estrin and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield. 

Start Time: 9:00p, Cover $ TBA



Blue Bella Recording Artists - HANK MOWERY and the HANKTONES - WINNER! BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD OF 2013 in The Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge!

Top 50 CD's of 2013 - THE BLUES DOC

9:00 pm, $TBA

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AUG 14 - FRIBlue Lunch band at the Midway Tavern
BLUE LUNCH A mega crowd-pleaser from Cleveland - this 8-piece band plays Swing, Blues, New Orleans R+B, and 60's Memphis Soul. Full horn section plus Bass, drums, guitar, harmonica, piano will keep the  dance floor... hopping!!

9:00p ... Cover $ 10

AUG 15 - SAT

GAZEBO LOVE CHILD Band at Midway Tavern

GAZEBO LOVE CHILD band  from Niles, MI, playing funk, blues, and jazz! When this group starts playing the BLUES, it will blow you away then leave you wanting more!

Start time: 9:00 pm, $TBA

JUNIOR & the IGNITERS - R&R, Rockabilly, Blues and More! Junior and the Igniters is well established in the blues community and quickly become one of Northern Indiana’s favorite blues bands.

9:00 PM Cover $ 6.00

AUG 22 - SAT

The Claudettes

THE CLAUDETTES   "A mash-up of Otis Spann blues, Albert Ammons boogie-woogie, Ray Charles soul and "Fess" Longhair New Orleans R&B"--Downbeat Magazine

Start time: 9:00 pm, $10 

AUG 26 - WED


HECTOR ANOCHONDO BAND   Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues— he lives and breathes the blues. At 16-years-old, the budding musician picked up his first guitar and never looked back. Put this show in your - If you haven’t yet, you really should - category

Start time: 7:30 pm, $6.00 

AUG 29 - SAT

Kelly Richey solo ... Live!

- Kelly has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.” That’s an apt appraisal of the Lexington, Kentucky native who’s been based in Cincinnati for many years. Richey has often been compared to such greats as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan because of her ability to capture and entertain an audience with ripping guitar leads that both sing and astonish. Since establishing her own label, Sweet Lucy Records, Richey has released 11 albums and a live DVD. Checkout her music video... "LOVE" by Kelly Richey!!!

Buoyed by critical praise and fiercely loyal fans, Kelly Richey only performs a limited number of shows each year.  9:00pm / $ 10 cover

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Sept 4 - FRI

Anson Funderburgh (Anson & The Rockets

Mark Hummel ( Blues Survivors)

Little Charlie Baty (Nitecats)


Texas Guitar slinger Anson Funderburgh (Anson & The Rockets),Bay Area harp blowing/singing Grammy Nominee & 1014 Blues Award Winner Mark Hummel ( Blues Survivors) & Sacramento based Alligator recording artist & guitar wizard Little Charlie Baty (Nitecats) form the front line of blues Super group Golden State/Lone Star Revue. With Rome, GA born Wes Starr on drums ( now in Austin) and fellow high school buddy RW Grigsby ( now in CA) on bass, this powerful quintet is one of the toughest outfits out on the road. They've recorded "The Hustle Is Really On" for Electro Fi Records under Hummel's name that was nominated for a Blues Music Award this year.

Start Time: 8:00p, Cover $ 25 pp


Rick Estrin and the Nightcats


RICK ESTRIN & the NIGHTCATS - for 30 years, Rick Estrin from California was the voice and face of one of the country's best-loved blues and jump bands, Little Charlie & The Nightcats. His huge harp sound, streetwise vocals, razor-sharp lyrics and hipster persona were as much the focus of the band as Little Charlie Baty's hard-swinging and unpredictable guitar. In fact, Rick was so much the central figure of the band, most newcomers assumed he was "Charlie. 7:30, cover $10.

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Davina and the Vagabounds at the Midway Tavern

DAVINA & The VAGABONDS band - Returns to the MIDWAY... Not to be missed!!!

Known in The Twin Cities of Minnesota as being the busiest band in town; because of their hard-working professionalism, high energy stage performance, and original sound.     7:30 PM Cover $10 

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Terry and the Heart Beats with Special guest Bobby Lee Caldwell

TERRY and the HEART BEATS – playing the greatest blues, soul, and rock music of all time! This group has great vocals and a horn section that’s performed with the likes of recording artist George Michael. Come relax, join the fun and dance the night away!!!

9:00p, $8 cover ($5 with coupon)

JUNIOR & the IGNITERS - R&R, Rockabilly, Blues and More! Junior and the Igniters is well established in the blues community and quickly become one of Northern Indiana’s favorite blues bands.

9:00 PM Cover $ 6.00

OCT 17 - SAT

Elwood Splinters Blues Band at The Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN

ELWOOD SPLINTERS BLUES BAND - Everything from traditional to contemporary blues, plus quite a few well-received originals by Paul Thode and the rest of the band. The Elwoods are known to be funky, get down, high-energy performers. They believe that everyone should be part of the show.... And understand the universal message of the Blues.  9 pm. Cover $ 7.00.

NO-Smoking (Dance Hall only)

OCT 23 - FRI

Long Tall Deb and the Drifter Kings

LONG TALL DEB & the DRIFTER KINGS - Back by popular demand... Ohio based blues band invades Indiana once again. Deb is said to be the HOTTEST Female blues singer in the MIDWEST!!!!!

9:00 p, $10 cover.

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