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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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Sept 4 - FRI

Anson Funderburgh (Anson & The Rockets

Mark Hummel ( Blues Survivors)

Little Charlie Baty (Nitecats)

A "Don't Miss" MARK HUMMEL and very special Guests!!!

Texas Guitar slinger Anson Funderburgh (Anson & The Rockets),Bay Area harp blowing/singing Grammy Nominee & 2014 Blues Award Winner Mark Hummell ( 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*
*$20 pp if purchased in advance!

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Rick Estrin and the Nightcats


RICK ESTRIN & the NIGHTCATS - touring in support of their latest CD, YOU ASKED FOR IT...LIVE!

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.

"These are serious musicians out to have a hotter than hot good time. It's tough to stay in your seat when Estrin and his musical cohorts get cooking." --Chicago Sun-Times
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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 

Reservations: 255-0458 after 5 pm

SEP 25 - FRI

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

SEP 26 - SAT


ERIC STECKEL BAND - a powerful player and an authentic Blues soul……hailed by many as one of the next big things on the rock and blues scene! Always a must hear and must see for fans of SRV, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa, Eric brings a passion and energy to the stage than never disappoints.

Start time: 9:00 pm, $10.00

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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)



WAYNE SHARP & THE SHARPSHOOTERS BAND  - formerly with Michael "Iron Man" Burks - Click link and checkout his amazing videos!!!

Start time: 9:00 pm, $10 

OCT 10 - SAT

J. R. Clark Bank

J R CLARK BAND & His All Star Blues Mob
 - JR Clark is protégé" of Chicago Blues Legend Lil' Ed Williams, also draws from his other influences such as Luther Allison, Magic Slim and Michael Burks to put on a high energy show! 9:00p, Cover $ 8.00

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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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OCT 24 - SAT

Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers

RAY FULLER & The BLUES ROCKERS - Ray's focus is on bringing his unique “Rockin’ Slide Guitar Blues” to Blues Festivals and major Blues venues throughout USA, Canada, Europe and beyond; putting on high energy, dynamic performances full of fire and energy audiences won’t soon forget!

9:00 p, $TBA cover.

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OCT 30 - FRI


STELLA VEES BLUES BAND - plays Chicago and West Coast style blues reflecting influences of legendary blues musicians like T-Bone Walker, Hollywood Fats, Magic Sam and Little Walter. If you like straight ahead, no effects pedal Blues, you have come to the right place.

The Stella-Vees finished first, winning the 2004 and the 2006 Kentuckiana Blues Society’s “Unsigned Blues Band Competition” in Louisville, KY. Competing bands in this highly respected event are judged on original blues material, showmanship, and blues talent. The Stella-Vees have played many major blues festivals since 2007 and continue to be a mainstay on the blues circuit.

9:00 p, $10 cover.

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The 24th Street Wailers

The 24th STREET WAILERS has quickly made a name for themselves in Canada and beyond. In August 2011, they were the only non-Quebec band to win both the Releve en Blues and the Bourse Air Transat/Blues Sur Seine competitions at Festiblues International De Montreal, which sent them to France to perform at The Blues Sur Seine Festival. In early 2012 they were nominated for New Artist of the Year at The Maple Blues Awards, and Blues Group/Duo of the Year at the Sirius XM Indie Awards. In February 2012, they were semi-finalists in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

9:00 pm, Cover $10  

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SUGAR BLUE BAND from Illinois - Grammy award Winning harmonica virtuso Sugar Blue is a world spirit...he's traveling the outer edges, pulling in inspiration like a soulful sponge, turning those thoughts and sounds into 21st century blues.

Start time: 7:30 pm, $15 cover 

NOV 18 - WED

BEX MARSHALL at Midway Tavern

BEX MARSHALL Band - form LONDON. DON'T MISS... this award-winning UK British blues artist's unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’. Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul.

Start time: 7:30 pm, cover $ 8.00

NOV 20 - FRI

Mike Milligan

 from Kokomo, IN - Voted "Best band in Indiana" in 2004 by the Slippery Noodle Inn (named Best Blues Club in the USA 2002 by The Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN) and Crossroads Blues Society. 

9:00p, $ TBA cover

NOV 25 - WED

Memphis Underground Band

Memphis Underground- DON'T MISS this hot new high-energy group comprised of professional musicians from popular local bands!

Music ranges from Classic Rock, to Blues, Motown, and current music of today!!

Start time: 8:00 pm, cover $10 
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