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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.

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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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APR 4 - SAT SHARON LEWIS & TEXAS FIRE Band
 
SHARON LEWIS & TEXAS FIRE BAND - Sharon Lewis has entrenched her status as one of Chicago’s true Blues Divas since her blues/rock band called Under The Gun premiered at Buddy Guy's Legends in the early 90's. Her CD, The Real Deal, released in October 2011, has been greeted with rave reviews to further solidify her Diva status.   9:00 pm, cover $TBA

Reservations: After 5 pm call... 574-255-0458.

APR 8 - WED

JOHN PRIMER & the REAL DEAL BLUES

 
DON'T MISS Grammy nominated blues artist JOHN PRIMER & the REAL DEAL BLUES  band electrifies audiences at clubs and festivals around the world, and remain a driving force in the world of Blues music today.

Start time: 7:30 pm 

APR 11 - SAT Lil Frank & the Premiers w/ R.J. MISCHO
 
LIL FRANK & THE PREMIERS with Special Guest  BARRELHOUSE CHUCK (Chicago's great boogie-woogie piano virtuoso.) and R.J. MISCHO who is on tour promoting his New Release "Everything I Need" !!! - the banner for live music, mixing original songs in the great genres of the American Roots Music Masters: Blues, Swing, New Orleans R+B, Memphis ’60s Soul, Rockabilly, Surf, Tex-Mex, and more. What sets these musicians apart from the ordinary is each has separately and collectively served musical apprenticeships with the very generation of original artists that created this vital music from the 1930s through the ’70s.

9:00 PM Cover $TBA

APR 17 - FRI JUNIOR AND THE iGNITERS
 
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

APR 18 - SAT

Jazz Band

 
JAZZ BAND - Mr. Leather  

Start time: 8:00 pm 

APR 19 - SUN

Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers

 
JIMMY THACKERY & the DRIVERS - Jimmy always unleashes an intense volley of rockin' blues guitar guaranteed to leave you emotionally spent! His double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note.

7:30 pm, Cover $10  

APR 24 - FRI

LAURA RAIN & the CAESAR live from Detroit

 
LAURA RAIN & the CAESARS Live from Detroit! Detroit’s Laura Rain and the Caesars seem to have internalized everything good about blues, R&B, funk, and soul, and in the process created something smart and soulful of their own: a retro modern vision of soul and blues music, immediately familiar yet completely fresh.

"THE BAND IS HOT, the arrangements first-rate, but you  won't believe LAURA RAIN" - Tom Hyslop

9:00 pm, $8 cover 

APR 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! 9:00 p, $10
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MAY 1 - FRI

Cash Box Kings band at the Midway Tavern

 
CASH BOX KINGS Bands - CD Release Party!. On their latest album, "Holding Court", the band continues their mission of carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 1950's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20's and 30's!!!

Start time: 9:00 pm, Cover TBA 

For Reservations call 255-0458 after 5 pm

MAY 2 - SAT

WAYNE SHARP & THE SHARPSHOOTERS BAND

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

Start time: 9:00 pm, $10 

MAY 06 - WED

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 $ TBA 

Reservations: 255-0458 after 5 pm

MAY 9  - SAT Rockin' Johnny Burgin Band
 
ROCKin' JOHNNY BURGIN BAND from Chicago. If you like the sound of the classic West Side Chicago Blues guitar slingers, you'll love "More Real Folk Blues" from The Rockin' Johnny Band!  - 9:00 PM Cover $ TBA

MAY 10 - SUN

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 $ TBA

MAY 15 - FRI

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, $tba


MAY 16 - 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)

MAY 17 - SUN

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!

7:30, cover TBA  

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MAY 29 - FRI

SUGAR BLUE Band

 
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: 9:00 pm, $10 cover 

MAY 30 - SAT Darryl Buchanan
 
DARRYL BUCHANAN - SOUL & BLUES!  Darryl was discovered and recruited by Motown's legendary sax man Jr. Walker. Darryl's involvement with Jr. Walker included touring the United States, Canada and Europe. While on tour, Darryl became Walker's opening act. His musical talents and stage persona has earned him popularity with diverse crowds worldwide. 9:30 PM Cover $ 10
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JUN 5 - FRI

Kelly Richey Band ... Live!
 

 
Experience The KELLY RICHEY Band 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 NEW 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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JUN 7 - SUNBruce Kats





BRUCE KATZ & BAND
... from New York. A total screamer on the Hammond B-3 organ! (See Info)  7:30 pm. $10

JUN 11 - THUR Lil Frank & the Premiers w/ Billy Stewart


Paul Oscher at the Midway Taven, Mishawaka, IN





LIL FRANK & THE PREMIERS with Special Guest PAUL OSCHER.

Don't Miss Paul Oscher, the
award-winning blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar, and piano). Paul Oscher came to national attention as a member of Muddy Waters’ Blues Band 1967-1972, and was the first Caucasian member of the group. In Paul's show, besides playing and singing the blues, Paul tells stories of his life in the blues and legends he knew.

Lil Frank is the banner for live music, mixing original songs in the great genres of the American Roots Music Masters: Blues, Swing, New Orleans R+B, Memphis ’60s Soul, Rockabilly, Surf, Tex-Mex, and more. What sets these musicians apart from the ordinary is each has separately and collectively served musical apprenticeships with the very generation of original artists that created this vital music from the 1930s through the ’70s.

7:30 PM Cover $10

JUN 12 - FRI

Jazz Band

 
EVERYONE HAS A STORY  

Start time: 9:00 pm 

JUN 13 - SAT

CHRIS ANTONIK BAND at Midway Tavern Calendar

 
CHRIS ANTONIK BAND - TORONTO-based blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Antonik arrived onto the National and International blues scene in 2010, with his self-titled debut album which received widespread critical acclaim, placed in the Roots Music Report Top 100 charts for over a year, and garnered Antonik a nomination for Best New Artist of the Year at Canada’s national Maple Blues Awards.

9:00p, $$TBA cover


JUN 17 - WED

Doug Deming & Dennis Druenling with the Jewel Tones

 
DOUG DEMMING & the JEWELTONES  - with special guest DENNIS GRUENDLING!

A Show You'll Not Want to Miss!!!

7:30 pm, $10 cover 

JUN 19 - FRI JUNIOR AND THE iGNITERS
 
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

JUN 20 - SAT DOG & PONY SHOW Band
 
DOG & PONY SHOW band - Great Rock 'n' Roll starts by unleashing the power of rhythm, which is a major part of Dog & Pony's approach! TBA. 9:00 PM Cover $ TBA

JUN 24 - WED

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT Band

 
VICTOR WAINWRIGHT - with one of the tightest smokn' bands... THE WILD ROOTS from Memphis!  Powerhouse Blues, Memphis Soul, R & R, and Big Soul sounds. Multi-year winner of Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s. DON'T MISS Victor's honky-tonk and boogie with a dose of rolling thunder!!!

Start time: 7:30 pm, $10 cover 

JUN 27 - 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, $5.00 cover
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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 PUNK QUINTET   

Start time: 7:30 pm, cover $5 
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