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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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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 

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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 22 - FRI

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: 9:00 pm, cover TBA 

MAY 29 - FRI


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. 9:00 PM Cover $ 10
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Kelly Richey guitar workshop!

*** ATTENTION Guitar Players & Enthusiasts ***

Prior to tonight's performance KELLY RICHEY will be holding a 90-minute GUITAR INSTRUCTION WORKSHOP -  witch includes cover charge for her 9:00p show!

Time 6:30 - 8:00 p

Click INFO for details and then register to attend ... TODAY!!


Kelly Richey solo ... Live!

Experience KELLY RICHEY!!!
- 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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THOMBOYS Band  - DON'T MISS this high-energy ALL-GIRL rock band quickly becoming a favorite throughout Michiana!

Start time: 9:00 pm 

JUN 7 - SUNBruce Kats

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


Eliot Lewis at Midway Tavern

ELIOT LEWIS  - A MUST-SEE EVENT!!!! - Eliot Lewis has built a career most musicians can only dream of. Touring as an independent artist, he brings his experience playing four instruments to his own brand of guitar featured rock.

He's appeared on every episode of the hugely popular and critically acclaimed "Live From Daryl's House " show, working with artists from Joe Walsh and Todd Rundgren to Train and Grace Potter and so many others.

Eliot also performs to sold-out shows all over the world with the most successful duo of all time, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates. 

Start time: 7:30 pm, $10 

Paul Oscher at the Midway Taven, Mishawaka, IN


Lil Frank & the Premiers w/ Billy Stewart

PAUL OSCHER TRIO with special guest LIL FRANK

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. (See info)

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


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


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

7:30 pm, $10 cover 

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

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 25 - THU


VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & the WILD ROOTS - 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


Start time: 7:30 pm, cover $5 
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