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Saturday, August 31, 2019

On August 31st we will host The R J Revue! 7:30-9:00pm!
This is a collaboration of guys with different background styles of music and years of experience from Funk, to Contemporary Jazz and Rock & Roll. The Band Director Roosevelt Johnson has been longtime friends with the Drummer Tony Matthews dating back to high school. They have been playing together for many years. Roosevelt met D.K. at church and teamed up for many years playing Gospel Music along with other genres of music often writing and arranging their own songs. Roosevelt met Tom Stober at one of the local clubs in the Chicago Area and discovered a great chemistry while playing together. Tom quickly became part of the R J Revue family. Tom Stober has a Rock Bluesy style of guitar playing that has a very authentic sound of his own that gives the band another flavor which now is called R J Revue – you must come out and Feel the Power!

We are proud to announce that Echo and Ransom will be bringing their talent to the Beats & Eats stage on Aug. 31st from 6:00-7:00pm. We’ve included their Bio & hope to see you all at the end of the month!

In late 2016, singer/songwriters and longtime friends, Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield, teamed up to play a show together. Quickly, the collaboration turned from a side project to the main project for both artists, and they gave the duo the name “Echo and Ransom.” They now play several shows a week throughout the Chicagoland area, playing their own songs and a variety of covers spanning genres and eras.


Opening set for our final event of the season is the incredibly talented Edward David Anderson! His set will begin at 4:30pm!

Edward David Anderson is an American songwriter and veteran of the road who spent his formative years fronting the revered Midwest band, Backyard Tire Fire. Known for infectious melodies and memorable messages he penned 8 releases for the band and played countless shows across the US and Canada.

Since their hiatus in 2011 EDA has continued to write and tour solo and with his band Black Dirt Revival. His delivery in the live setting is both dynamic and impactful showcasing a natural prowess on banjo, acoustic/electric guitars and foot percussion. He defines his sound as Black Dirt Music. “Songs about people and places, about life and love and loss. It’s roots music, cultivated in the fertile soil of the Midwest.”

His 2014 debut, Lies & Wishes (produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos) was lauded “a superb solo effort” by No Depression while David Dye (NPR World Cafe) praised his follow up Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions (2015) as “a wonderfully soulful record.”

With his recently released Chasing Butterflies (10/19/18, Black Dirt Records), EDA made the album that’s been on his mind for some time now. “I’ve always wanted to make a record in Muscle Shoals. But it needed to be the right batch of songs with the right people,” he recalls. Securing Jimmy Nutt as producer and enlisting local musicians yielded “a stunning collection of modern Americana” (Donald Teplyske of Fervor Coulee). From the hopeful opening lyric, “It’s a beautiful thing/when two people sing/in harmony,” to the haunting title track’s “There’s a restlessness I guess/I’m uneasy I confess,” EDA takes you on a vast & colorful musical journey. You get the feeling he’s lived these songs. That the sleepless nights, the long drives, and the never ending search fuel the fire that keeps Edward David Anderson out there Chasing Butterflies.

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Special Guest: DJ AyJay will be spinning all of your faves next Saturday! Bring your dancing shoes! #dance #boogie #getdown

From packing out festival stages to opening up for some of the biggest rising names in dance music, AYJAY always brings the party! His wide taste in music and UNMATCHED energy, allows him connect with anyone who wants to party!

Some of his appearances:
Spring Awakening 18 (Chicago)
Spring Awakening 19 (Chicago)
Haunted Fest 16 (Ohio)
Winter Fest Music Festival
Midwest Freak Fest
Elmtober Fest

Along with headlining shows in Chicago & Michigan

The Long Lost


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Super excited to announce that The Long Lost will be performing on July 27th from 6:30-7:30pm! #music #girlband #rockin #beats #summer#community #oswego #oswegobeatsandeats #frontwomen #thelonglost#bands

Fiercely spirited and relentlessly authentic, The Long Lost write songs laced with both bleeding heart optimism and bitter cynicism. The Chicago Americana/Alt-country group blurs the line between happy and sad, creating misleadingly upbeat songs about the dark and disheartening times in life. Above all else, the music of The Long Lost centers around the intuitive harmonies of front-women Avalos and Burke. This distinct vocal pairing is shaped by influences across the decades – the glamour of early rock and roll, the theatrics of mid century country, as well welcoming the guidance of the modern folk-rock genre. The band succeeds in capturing a singular, unique sound.

Continually honing their sound, The Long Lost has grown into a five piece outfit playing off their vintage-tinged Americana sound. Although their music has evolved, Avalos and Burke offer variety in their performance, often returning to their roots as a duo and playing their songs in the natural, raw style they were created.

Salsa del Norte


Salsa del Norte will be heading to the Beats & Eats stage on July 27th! . Come get your cha-cha-chá on! 💃🕺#salsadelnorte #dance #vibes #summer #festival #party

Salsa del Norte strives to push the boundaries of Latin American musical traditions, covering and fusing together everything from Salsa and Latin Jazz to Mambo, Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaton, Bachata, and other traditional styles from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Colombia with the hope of helping celebrate the diverse cultures that have contributed to this vibrant genre of music.

The Darling Suns

3-4 pm
Opening set for 7/27 at 3pm we’ve got the incredible talent of The Darling Suns! You’ll want to catch them here for their last show before heading to the East Coast to promote their new music!!
We are super excited to have The Darling Suns open our first Beats & Eats of the season on July 27th! They will take the stage from 3-4pm! They’ve had some great write ups-take a look & listen.

The Darling Suns is an indie rock band based out of Chicago, Il. The music is a collaboration of every mind in the group yet, centered around the songwriting of the lead singer Robert Krause and the instrumentation of lead guitarist John Stenger. The band formed in early 2017 and quickly garnered a following opening many notable shows in the area. With haunting yet beautiful lyrics about love, loss, heartbreak, and the optimism of romance, the upbeat rock and folk melodies around them become a defiant and powerful way of delivering a message to a captivated audience. The band released their self-titled EP in 2018 and has not looked back since.

“On their debut EP, The Darling Suns offer five remarkably crafted Americana songs, each one given love and life with thoughtful arrangements and pretty details. It’s the kind of EP that makes you hungry for more.”

– Savannah Davanzo; The Music Mermaid

The Darling Suns plan to release their first full length record in August of 2019 with an east coast tour & vinyl release to support it.

“The band members of The Darling Suns have been working hard on a new album, due out later this summer, but the band has been dropping tastes of what’s to come. The Darling Suns‘ newest single “Loving You,” out Friday, is a swinging summer song that dances within the band’s signature folk-inspired indie rock sound — built around Rob Krause’s upbeat but emotionally charged vocals and strengthened through Lindsey Ward’s violin and John Stenger’s jack-of-all-trades performances with guitar, synth and dynamic backing harmonies. But if you’re paying attention, you’ll notice some darkness creeping in around the edges, signs of the band’s new direction for the upcoming release.”

– Brian Shamie; Daily Herald / Chicago Sound Check