May 28th – Rock & Reggae
Saints of Valory
The alternative rock band Saints of Valory was formed in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before relocating to Austin, Texas. The band was signed by Atlantic Records after being named one of Billboard’s Top Unsigned Artists in 2012, and released their debut single, “Neon Eyes,” in 2013.
The Roosevelts, a Southern-raised indie rock band from Nashville, describe their sound as “a little indie-folk, a little bit alt-country, and little bit pop-rock.” The band’s debut album, “The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn,” is set for an April 22 release.
Callaloo is a Chicago-based world fusion steel pan group featuring Ron Stark of the Fox River Academy of Music and Art in Oswego.
Gizzae is a reggae band from Chicago that has toured the country and are regulars at the Wild Hare Club on North Halsted Street in the city.
Saints of Valory
July 30th - Country & Blues
Headliner Tony Lucca is another former “The Voice” contestant, competing on coach Adam Levine’s team during season two in 2012. Born in Michigan, Lucca got his start on “The Mickey Mouse Club” and worked as an actor before becoming a full-time musician.
JD Eicher & the Goodnights
JD Eicher & the Goodnights is a pop-rock quartet that recently released its third album, “Into Place.”
Paul Pfau is a singer-songwriter from Nashville who competed on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2015 after turning the chairs of coaches Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton with his performance of “Fly Me to the Moon.”
PolySci is a band from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois whose songs run the gamut of Rock, Funk, Jam, Fusion, Reggae, Soul, and anything else with a groove.
August 27th - Americana
Red Wanting Blue
Red Wanting Blue is a Columbus, Ohio-based rock band that formed in 1996 and signed its first record deal in 2010 after 14 years of operating as an independent band. Their 10th full-length album, “Little America,” was released in 2014.
Keith Semple, another former “Voice” contestant, is a local singer who left his native Northern Ireland to pursue a music career in the United States. The pop-rock singer lives with his family in Aurora and is well known on the local music scene as the former lead singer for 7th Heaven.
Charlie Berry is a Nashville based country music singer and songwriter. Having toured the world with his former band, Mockingbird Sun, he is currently crafting his solo debut. His sound is best enjoyed with the volume up and the windows down.
Edward David Anderson
Edward David Anderson, frontman of Backyard Tire Fire embarked on his solo career after penning BTF songs and touring relentlessly for a decade.