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2016 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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MAY 27 - FRI

Joanne Shaw Taylor w/Bobby Caldwell

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR w/BOBBY CALDWELL - The Queen of Briitish Blues!! Joanne was voted "Best British Female Vocalist" at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011. Her current album, Almost Always Never, was helmed by the legendary record producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin) in Austin, Texas. Joanne was invited as special guest to Annie Lennox performing at the Queen's ...

9:00 pm, $10.00 cover 
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JUN 03 - FRI

Babylon Sneakers at the MIDWAY TAVERN

BABYLON SNEAKERS - A seven-piece Steely Dan tribute band based in South Bend, IN. Currently interpreting the Dan's obscurities and hits from '72-'80, Babylon Sneakers accurately pays homage to one of jazz-rock's most popular catalogs."

9pm... Cover $ 5

JUN 04 - SAT

1 TON TRIO at Midway Tavern Calendar

1 TON TRIO - a Rock-blues power trio!!!

9:00p, Cover $8.00

JUN 10 - FRI

Stella Vees Blues Band

STELLA VEES BLUES BAND - Chicago & West Coast Jump Blues! Stella Vees reflects 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. Winners of two of Kentuckiana's Blues Society’s “Best Unsigned Blues Band Competition” in Louisville, KY, The Stella-Vees have played major blues festivals since 2007 and continue to be a mainstay on the blues circuit. Their CD, Don't Tell Me Your Name consisting of 8 original tracks, won the 2015 Best Self Produced CD competition by the Kentuckiana Blues Society.

9:00p, Cover $TBA


EVERYBODY HAS A STORY / Terry and the Heart Beats

EVERYBODY HAS A STORY / TERRY and the HEART BEATS - Terry & Heart Beats has been entertaining the people of Michiana for the past five years, playing the greatest blues, soul and rock music of all time. This talented group has great vocals and a horn section that has performed with the likes of recording artist, George Michael. The band’s musical influences include: The Temptations, Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, as well as other great music groups from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

9:00p, $TBA cover

JUN 17 - FRI


GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR Revue!!! Featuring Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors, Anson Thunderburg and Little Charlie Baty! This is a MUST SEE EVENT!!!

The Golden State/Lone Star Revue is an all-star, cross-country melding of musicians from California -- Mark Hummel (harp-blower, vocalist, bandleader and Grammy nominee), Little Charlie Baty (ex-Nightcats bandleader and guitar hero) and RW Grigsby (bassist) -- and Texans Anson Funderburgh (guitarist and Rockets bandleader) and Wes Starr (famed Austin drummer who has played with a who's who of Texas music royalty).

9:00p, Cover PRE-SALE $20.00, or $25 at the Door

JUN 18 - SAT

Brandon Santini Band

BRANDON SANTINI BAND from MEMPHIS, TN is undeniably a harmonica player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players!!!!!

9:00p, Cover $8.00

JUN 24 - FRI Darryl Buchanan

No Smoking event

MINNEAPOLIS & SOUL MOTOWN with Darryl BuchananDARRYL BUCHANAN - Tonight featuring a lot of PRINCE music!

Darryl Buchanan has toured the globe for 25+ years and at age 17 was discovered by the legendary Motown recording artist Jr. “Shotgun” Walker. Darrly began touring in 1980's and worked with many famous groups like The Temptations, legendary James Brown band director Fred Wesley of the JB’s, and the Motown Revue; he also performed on TV shows including NBC’s Saturday Night Live. See INFO and Website

9:30 PM Cover $ 10
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JUL 08 - FRIBlue Lunch band at the Midway Tavern
BLUE LUNCH from Cleveland - an 8-piece band (4 Horns) playing 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 :00pm ... Cover $10.00

JUL 09 - SAT Lil Frank & the Premiers w/ Billy Stewart
LIL FRANK & THE PREMIERS - 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 $10.00
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Charles Walker Band

CHARLES WALKER BAND - Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has refined their unique sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk, R&B and soul infused with melodic pop influences. Though compared to an array of musicians (Prince, Bruno Mars, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, George Clinton, and James Brown), their music retains deep gospel influences and positive lyrical messages. - See more at: http://www.walkerband.com/band_bio/#sthash.R6ZcHxsH.dpuf

Details TBA... 9:00 pm, $ 8.00 cover 


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

- 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)

AUG 16 - SAT

ONE TON TRIO at Midway Tavern Calendar

CHRIS CANAS BAND - Do your soul a favor!!!! CCB has a well blended set of classic covers and clever, roller coaster like originals that will keep you captivated and coming back for more. With their diverse mix of Blues, Funk, and Soul they are always well equipped to bring the party wherever they go with heart-wrenching vocals, pulse pounding rhythms, and an electric energy that can be felt in the air! Don't miss an opportunity to see the CCB "LIVE" and in the flesh.

9:00p, Cover ONLY $7.00

AUG 23 - SAT

Ginger and Her Baked Goods

GINGER and HER BAKED GOODS - a group of seasoned musicians who have played all over the country. The band brings together an exciting blend of rock, jazz, and rock-a-billy sounds for a great performance!

Time 9:00 pm, $ 5.00 cover  / No smoking in Dance Hall.

AUG 30 - 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)
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Kelly Richey solo ... Live!

Experience KELLY RICHEY & the BAND!!!
- 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 CD... "SHAKEDOWN SOUL" 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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