All Right! It's definitely in the air! Cubs are playing good baseball and Spring has officially commenced. Here's some not so new HOT NEWS: We were named a favorite band by West Suburban Living magazine!! Pretty cool. Whatever the weather it's always a great time to plan a Buffett & the Beach Party. We'd love to be there! Plus, don't forget to tell the management at your favorite club to look us up. The band can come in all kinds of sizes to fit any venue or budget. Also, its "who you know" for festivals, Village concert series, Music in the Park, etc. Recommend us when you can. Go to Booking Info and drop us a line!
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Dates are always being added. Watch here for details.
Thursday, May 16th - Ballydoyle Pub, Downers Grove - Taking the duo into Ballydoyle Pub for the FIRST TIME! Ballydoyle is a great venue with excellent food and drink. A very warm place. Come on out! We hope to show 'em something and get invited back. We start at 9:00. INFO
Sunday, May 19th - Firewater Saloon, Mt. Greenwood (Chi) - Goin' in our five piece outfit to this new venue. Great reviews. Hope you can make it. On from 7 to 10. INFO
Saturday, May 25th - Leez Place, Sandwich - Lookin' out on the water! This place is fun! Taking four pieces out to this cool place. 3PM to 7PM Great food and drink. INFO
Friday and Saturday, May 31st and June 1st - Private Event
Sunday, June 2nd - Firewater Saloon, Edison Park (Chi) Taking the five piece band into another new venue. As we said, great reviews. Try to come out. On from 8 - 11PM INFO
Thursday, June 6th - Moretti's - Hoffman Estates - Got the duo into another location for this great group of restaurant. On the patio 7 to 10PM INFO
Saturday, June 8th - Private Party
Saturday, June 15th - Jackpots, Streator - Friendly spot. Nice beer garden and restaurant. 9 to 12 INFO
Sunday, June 16th - Leez Place, Sandwich - Lookin' out on the water! This place is fun! Taking four pieces out to this cool place. Great food and drink. INFO
Thursday, June 20th - Private Party
Friday, June 21st - Jen's Guest House, Willow Springs Taking the duo into this nifty club. 1st time there. We start at 8PM INFO
Saturday, June 22 - Private Party 4PM to 7PM
Wednesday, June 26th - Moretti's, Morton Grove - Got the duo into another location for this great group of restaurant. On the patio 7 to 10PM INFO
Saturday, June 29th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious!, Westmont. Panama Jay troupes into this venerable, cozy club with his solo show. Always fun with guest performers. 7 to 10PM INFO
Sunday, June 30th - Parrothead Party in Genoa.
Thursday, July 11th - Moretti's Pizza, Edison Park - Panama Jay and Rod (on keys) are at this great club for the summer patio nights. Excellent food. INFO
Saturday, July 13th - Flannery's Sports Pub, Midlothian - A new place for the duo. Looks like fun. INFO
Sunday, July 21st - Caribbean Block Party - Tinley Park Great "downtown" event in suburban Tinley Park. We are on from 12 - 3PM. Details
Monday, July 22nd - Music Mondays - Wheaton Got the six-piece band headed to Wheaton for a summer concert series. Nice park and festive atmosphere. 6:30 to 8:30PM INFO
Friday, July 26th - Private Party
Saturday, July 27th - Eaglewood Resort, Itasca Got the five-piece band at this nifty resort in Itasca. They have a special rate for Illinois residents. Make a weekend of it! INFO
Thursday, August 1st - Concert in the Park, Tinley Park - A fun concert series. Watch for details.
August 2nd, 3rd & 4th - Beer Garden, Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis - "Panama" Jay will be holding court at a Tiki beer garden on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fare. 10:45AM to 1:45PM. This is a terrific state fair with great food, entertainment and fun! Watch for details.
August 5th & 6th - Beer Garden, Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis - Our duo will be performing at a Tiki beer garden on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fare. 7PM to 11PM. This is a terrific state fair with great food, entertainment and fun! Watch for details.
August 8th, 9th & 10th - Beer Garden, Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis - "Panama" Jay will be holding court at a Tiki beer garden on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fare. 10:45AM to 1:45PM. This is a terrific state fair with great food, entertainment and fun! Watch for details.
Saturday, August 10th - Evviva!, Lisle Got the trio head to this new (to us!) venue. Looks like a great place. INFO
Thursday, August 15th - Moretti's, Hoffman Estates - Got the duo into another location for this great group of restaurant. On the patio 7 to 10PM INFO
Sunday, August 25th - Leez Place, Sandwich - Lookin' out on the water! This place is fun! Taking four pieces out to this cool place. Great food and drink. INFO
Thursday, August 29th - Moretti's Pizza, Edison Park - Panama Jay and Rod (on keys) are at this great club for the summer patio nights. Excellent food. INFO
Sunday, September 1 - Jackpots, Streator - Labor Day Weekend. Nice beer garden and restaurant. 3 to 7 INFO
Wednesday, September 4th - Moretti's, Morton Grove - Got the duo into another location for this great group of restaurant. On the patio 7 to 10PM INFO
Thursday, September 12th - Moretti's Pizza, Edison Park - Panama Jay and Rod (on keys) are at this great club for the summer patio nights. Excellent food. INFO
Friday, September 20th - Jen's Guest House, Willow Springs Taking the duo into this nifty club. We start at 8PM INFO
We look forward to seeing you !!!
Watch for more dates!
Saturday, April 20th - Court Street Pub, Ottawa - New club a little "downstate". Made it a road trip!
Sunday, April 28th - Private Event
Saturday, March 30th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious!, Westmont. Panama Jay trouped into this venerable, cozy club with his solo show. Always fun with guest performers.
Saturday, January 26th - Toadstool Pub, Highwood. Great pub in historic Highwood. A winter Beach Party and it was fun. INFO
Friday, January 18th - J. Flemings - Absolutely Delicious, Westmont. "Panama" Jay took his solo show to this cozy eatery in Westmont. Great food and drink! INFO
Friday, November 16th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious, Westmont - "Panama" Jay was at this cozy, fun restaurant with great food and drinks. On from 7 to 10PM
Friday, November 2 - Private Event - Played a gig for the Elks Club in Niles. Great time.
Saturday, October 6th - Private Event Fun block party. The weather held!
Saturday, September 29th - Private Event
Saturday, September 15th - Austin's Fuel Room - Libertyville The band returned to this outstanding music venue. Great sound and lights. Had a attentive crowd.
Friday, September 7th - Toadstool Pub, Highwood, IL - Headed up to a new room for the band. Was be a lot of phun!! They want us back!
Sunday, September 2nd - Lobster Fest, Navy Pier. Went back to this great fest at the far end of the pier. Beaufiful setting with great food.
Saturday, September 1st -Private Party
Sunday, August 26th - Bands, Brews & BBQ - Kenosha, WI We took a trio of Panama Jay and a couple Pirates to this great fest that used to be called "Grill Games"
Friday, August 24th - The Countryside Saloon - Des Plaines. The duo of Bruce and Panama Jay Excellent food and drink!
Thursday, August 23rd - The Patio at Austin's Fuel Room - Libertyville We were out at this great restaurant and music venue. Got the duo of Panama Jay and Rod Kenley goin'.
Saturday, August 11th - Jambalaya, Pheasant Run, St.Charles. Got the trio back into this great resort and New Orleans themed restaurant. We were on from 9:30 to 12;30. Just like Bourbon Street!
Saturday, August 11th - Sandberg Jewelers - Skokie - This is a customer appreciation party was open to the public and was a blast!
Friday, August 10th - Southbank BBQ, Yorkville. Took the band to this west suburban venue. Right on the River. Had a great time. Back next season
Sunday, August 5th - Riverside Bar and Grill, Crystal Lake. Heart of the Summer right on the banks of the mighty Fox near Burton's Bridge. It was a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs. A little toasty but a good time ws had by all.
Wednesday, August 1st - Dancin' in the Streets - Clarendon Hills Took the band back to this terrific suburban concert series. They close down the main drag and have a party! Good food and drinks.
Thursday, August 16th - Moretti's - Edison Park - Great outdoor beer garden and always fun!
Saturday, August 18th - Private Party - A 40th Bday party for a Parrothead! Great party!
Saturday, August 28th - Hollywood Casino, Joliet - Played for a couple VIP parties. Had to scamble together a PA but got it done.
Friday, July 27th - Private Party
Wednesday, July 25th - Private Event
Sunday, July 22nd - Village of Bannockburn Concert - Getting better every year. Beautiful park and a big and friendly crowd.
Friday, July 20th - Private Party
Thursday, July 19th - Moretti's - Edison Park - Great outdoor beer garden and always fun! Good food and drink! The duo was there.
Friday, July 6th - Kerry Piper - Willowbrook. Bruce and Panama Jay returned to this great Irish pub and had a great time.
Saturday, June 9th - Private Party - the duo of Bruce and Jay entertained a bunch of folks at a school fundraiser. Fun!
Friday, June 8th - Pheasant Run - Jambalaya - St. Charles - Jay & Bobby played out on Bourbon Street at the resort. Great time!
Sunday, June 3rd - Taste of Wheaton - Wheaton (duh!) The band ireturned to this great fest for the fifth time. We opened the Sunday festivities and had a great time and a great crowd.
Friday & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd. Two day event at the Chicago Yacht Club. We fit right in!
Sunday, May 27th - Dockside - Ottawa, IL Took' the band to the river! Scenic Riverfront Bar and Grill nestled on the north bank of The Illinois River, in historic Ottawa, IL. Great setting and a lot of fun.
Saturday, May 5th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious - Westmont. "Panama" Jay took his solo show back to this very comfortable restaurant. His son and daughter joined in. Pretty talented kids!
Friday, April 20th - Kerry Piper - Willowbrook "Panama" Jay and Bruce, the Pirate returned to this fun pub. Jimmy has some Irish in him and so do we!
Friday, April 6th - Austin's Fuel Room - Libertyville Wow! This is a terrific music room. Big sound, cool lights. Went in with our friend Rod Kenley on keyboards - a terrific date - dancers, lights, fog!!! Very cool.
Thursday, January 25th - A private party at a senior center - Jimmy's music appeals to ALL Ages
Saturday, January 20th - TR's Front Row Sports Bar, Waukegan Took the band to this great club in the "dead" of the winter!! We played from 8:30 to 12:30. Had a great time.. Back in July.
Saturday, January 13th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious - Westmont "Panama" Jay took his solo show back to this very comfortable restaurant. On from 7 to 10PM.
Friday, September 29th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious in Westmont. "Panama" Jay marched his one man band in to usher in Fall. This is a very nice and cozy restaurant with a good menu and great drinks.
Saturday, September 16th - Chicago Yacht Club, Belmont Harbor. Turns out it was open to the public! The big Kahuna party.
September 14th - Moretti's Edison Park - We took the duo into this nifty watering hole. It was a pre-party for the big Jimmy show at Wrigley! Turns out millennials love Bubba too!!! Friendly place with good food and drink!
Saturday, September 9th - Private corporate picnic for more than 800 people in Bolingbrook!
Saturday, September 2nd - Lobster Fest, Navy Pier. Great time on the Pier. The Lobster Fest was a big sucess and the five piece band had the joint jumpin'
Saturday, August 26th - Very fun Church picnic in Lisle. We rocked the tent!
Wednesday, August 16th - Private corporate event at the Navy Pier Margaritaville Cafe
Saturday, August 12th - Kerry Piper, Willowbrook. "Panama" Jay and Bruce the old Pirate returned to this great bar and restaurant. Always a lot of fun.
Saturday, August 12th - We played at a customer appreciation party for Sandberg Jewelers in Skokie - they loved the band.
Sunday, August 6th - Skallywags, Juneau, Wisconsin We stopped in Juneau on our way back from St. Ignace and played at a neat waterfront club.
Saturday, August 5th - Mini Cooper Rally, St. Ignace, MI Went back to the Mackinac area again. This is a fun event with 2000 Mini Cooper owners out on the pier. August in the Mackinac area - it was beautiful!
Sunday, July 30th - Back to Highwood for a "command performance" for the Bloody Mary Fest. Had a great time!
Saturday, July 22 - Private event in the evening
Saturday, July 22 - Taco Fest in Highwood. Got the trio out at this unique fest - "Panama" Jay, Bobby the Pirate and Bruce the old Pirate! Was a good time and they immediately asked us back to the Highwood Bloody Mary fest the next week!.
Thursday, July 20th - Had the duo of "Panama" Jay and Dave Seagren (Pans) at Sweet Carolines in Hoffman Estates. Nice place with great BBQ.
Saturday, July 15th - Private party for a bunch of thirty-something Parrotheads headed to the Jimmy show at Wrigley. "Panama" Jay and Bobby the Pirate entertained.
Friday, July 14th - Taste of Westmont, Westmont. Had the bigger band with the horns out to this terrific fest. Great food and drink and obviously great music!
Wednesday, June 21st - Dancing Marlin, Frankfort "Panama" Jay was out solo at this terrific Frankfort restaurant. 6 to 9PM
Thursday, June 22nd - Private Event
Friday, June 16th - Private Event
Sunday, May 28th - Eaglewood Resort, Itasca We headed out to this hidden gem in Itasca. Great place to play golf, have dinner and join the band on the back patio.
Saturday, June 10th - Private Party
Sunday, June 4th - Taste of Wheaton, Wheaton. The band returned for the third year to this fun early summer fest. Had a great time and big crowd!
Saturday, June 3rd - Troprocked the Yacht Club for two days during a power boat esposition.
Friday, June 2nd - See above
Saturday, May 27th - Kerry Piper, Willowbrook - We're took a duo to this fun Irish pub. "Panama" Jay and Bruce -the old Pirate. Great food and drink and a good crowd.
Friday, May 12th - Private event at a south side country club. Set up an played on the tenth tee!
Friday, May 5th - Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, Lemont - Last minute solo gig for "Panama" Jay for a Cinco De Mayo party.
Saturdays, February 18th and 25th - Captiva Cantina, Captiva Island, Florida. "Panama" Jay was vacationing in Florida for few weeks. Why not line up a couple gigs? Had a blast! A block from the water.
Saturday, September 24th - St. Anne Fest, St. Anne, IL Great time. They kept wanting us to "turn it up!" - very unusual
Friday, September 23rd - Private Party - Trio - Swanky digs in Northfield - good time - they loved us.
Wednesday, August 31st - Tilted Kilt, Bolingbrook. We're took a duo down to this joint. Panama Jay and the Old Pirate - Bruce Ooh la la
Saturday, August 27th - Private Party
Thursday, August 25 - Private Party
Sunday, August 21st - Berkeley Picnic, Berkely - 3:30 to 6PM We had fun at this summer fest.
Friday, August 19th - Private Party
Thursday, August 18th - Rockford Brewing Company, Rockford. WE were on the patio for this great summer music series. Got a little breezy and wet - tear down was interesting!
Saturday, August 13th - Private Party near Rockford
Thursday, August 11th - Margaritaville Cafe, Navy Pier. We took a duo down to Bubba's own joint. Panama Jay and Bobby the Pirate Very cool. Navy Pier in August!!!
Wednesday, August 3rd - Manteno Sportsmen's Club, Manteno, IL We had a four-piece line-up including "Panama" Jay and that Old Pirate Bruce. We were there from 6 to 10 for Cheeseburger Night!
Saturday, July 30th - Sunray Hills, Burlington, Wi Our most unusual gig! Clothing was not necessary!
Sunday, July 3rd - Pre-fireworks show in Worth. We were on from 7 to 9PM. Beautiful night and great fireworks.
Saturday, July 2nd - Aroma Park Boat Club, Aroma Park (Kankakee) - We headed down to this terrific Independence Day celebration for the fine folks at the Aroma Park Boat Club. It's open to the public with an excellent fireworks show and top-flight musical entertainment (obviously)!
Saturday, June 25th - We played an excellent Private party for one of our favorite Parrotheads in Batavia.
Friday, June 24th - Private party for one of our favorite northside tennis clubs.
Saturday, June 18th - Daisy Days, Clarendon Hills We went back to this fun street-fest in charming Clarendon Hills. Perfect night and a great crowd.
Sunday, June 5th - Taste of Wheaton, We were back for the third year to this great early summer fest. Fun day and large crowd.
Saturday, June 4th - 2nd day of the party!
Friday, June 3rd - Private party for one of our favorite yacht clubs.
Sunday, May 29th - Dockside in Ottawa. Panama Jay and that ol' Pirate Bruce were down there in the afternoon. Opening weekend for great new bar!
Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) - We played at a "fun run" in North Riverside from 8:30 to 10:30AM !! Early but fun. Just ask Bruce!
Saturday, May 14th - Hemingway's, Lake Geneva, WI It was a big multi-band extravaganza to honor our fallen leader Carib Steve Slawkin on his birthday weekend. It's always a blast with South of Disorder (the "big" band - 10 pieces), Pirates Over 40, Frank Whiting and more.
Saturday, April 30th - School Fundraiser, Western Springs. Had a great gig with the fine folks from St. Johns!
Friday, April 29th - A last minute "corporate" booking in Aurora. Got the eight piece band together in four days and we played on a flat bed in the 50 degree weather. Wow.
Friday, April 15th - Ela Township Community Center - Jay and Bobby the Pirate teamed up for a duo show at this very active center. They want us back.
Friday, December 4th - We were at the Rocford Brewing Company for a private corporate Xmas Party.
Had a cheery time!
Saturday, November 7th - Cedarburg Educational Center, Cedarburg, WI - A fundaiser for the Cedarburg Educational Foundation. They called it "Cedarburgers in Paradise"! They had a food "truck" serving outstanding cheeseburgers. Everybody had a great time.
Saturday, October 10th - Aroma Park Boat Club, Aroma Park (Kankakee) This Independence Day celebration was rescheduled twice due to flooding! We finally put on the show on a balmy October night to a large crowd. The fireworks show was amazing. This was our fifth year in a row!
Friday, October 9th - Private Company Party, Four Season's Hotel, Chicago We rocked the ballroom of the Four Season's for a bunch of (mainly male) networking attorneys - enough said!
September 26th, - Ridge Country Club, Oak Lawn We set up on the 10th and played to the packed terraces of this very nice CC. Had a (golf) ball!
Saturday, September 12th - Reef Point Marina, Racine, WI We took duo of "Panama" Jay and Bobby ( the "Pirate") Swigart out this waterfront club. Spectacular setting, great food and drinks.
Monday, September 7th - Private Parrothead Party!
Sunday, September 6th - Private Party
Saturday, September 5th - Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, IL We went back to finish the summer season at this nice spot in the western burbs. Bunch of Parrotheads were there. Nice night - lots of fun.
Friday, September 4th - Countryside Saloon, Des Plaines, IL We had our duo out at this nice bar/restaurant to cap off the summer.
Friday, August 28th - Harry Caray's in Rosemont, IL Back to Harry's. Got a little rainy. Played inside to an appreciative crowd.
Sunday, August 23rd - Private Parrothead Party !!!
Saturday, August 22nd - Arrowhead Golf Course, Wheaton, IL - "Panama" Jay took the solo show to this comfortable restaurant and bar. He brings the drum machine and the amazing invisible harmonizers! Pretty big sound.
Saturday, August 15th - Private Parrothead Party !!!
Friday, August 14th - Harry Caray's in Rosemont, IL We we're there will our trusty duo. Great place.
Saturday, August 1st - Bayside Music Festival, St. Ignace, MI (Mackinac Island) It was a great Road Trip !!! We packed up the band and headed to this summer "Eden". Wall-to-wall fun! Fantastic location, beautiful weather. They want us back next year.
Wednesday, July 29th - Summer Concert Series, Berkeley, IL We went back to this pleasant summer concert series for the second year. We played from 6:30 til dark. A very nice time was had by all!
Saturday, July 25th - Medinah Shriner's President's Party, Addision, IL Fourth time for the full 11 piece band at this big summer party for more that 200.
Friday, July 24th - J. Fleming's Absolutely Delicious, Westmont, IL "Panama" Jay was out solo at this cozy downtown Westmont eatery. He was's on the patio from 7 to 10PM. Lots of fun and a big, friendly crowd
Friday, June 19th - Private Party We returned to this northshore tennis club for the fifth year in a row! They really love us!
Saturday, July 18th - Private Party
Sunday, July 12th - Village of Mokena, IL We are on our horse and will be at the Free Concert in the Park in Mokena. We've got one of our five-piece groups including steel drums playing from 7 to 9PM (We know, we know). Should be fun!! Details
Sunday, July 12th - Village of Bannockburn, IL We were out a summer concert for the fine folks up in Bannockburn. We'll be played with five pieces including a fabulous steel player fom 3 to 6PM
Saturday, July 11th - Sunray Resort, Burlington, WI. This one is a little outside the box. Clothing optional - seriously.
The band chose to be clothed but the crowd? Well.......
Friday, July 3rd - Famous Dave's, Oswego. We had a duo playing for the first time at this nice ribs joint. "Panama" Jay and Al Vaccarello ( Vac) combined and took the stage from 8 to 9:30PM.
Saturday, June 27th - Aroma Park Boat Club Fest and Fireworks, Aroma Park (Kankakee), IL CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING. RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 25TH WITH JOHNNY RUSSLER AND THE BEACH BUMS
Thursday, June 25th - Private Party
Saturday, June 13th - Daisy Days, Clarendon Hills, IL We got four songs played before the monsoon hit and the fest was cancelled!
Friday, June 12th - Private Party - Milwaukee
Sunday, June 7th - Taste of Wheaton, Wheaton, IL We returned to this great fest in the western burbs. It was a great time and we were on the main stage from 2 to 5PM. What a way to start the summer season!
Friday, June 5th - Private Party
Saturday, May 30th - Private Party - LaGrange 12 - 3PM Cancelled due to wet weather
Saturday, May 16th - Hemingway's Port of Call, Lake Geneva, WI We lost our founder and leader "emeritus" to a heart problem last fall. South of Disorder and our friends Pirates Over 40, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, Frank Whiting and the David Marshall Band are gathering to have a "musical memorial" for our late friend. Music started at 6PM It was bittersweet 'cause Steve would have loved to have been there. He was...
Saturday, May 9th - Angry Brother's Pub, Racine, WI Panama Jay and Bobby S. cross the state line to debut at this slick brew pub in Racine. It went great! Scheduled at the their "sister" club Reef Point Marina in Racine.
Saturday, April 11th - The Saint Paul Margaritaville Gala, County Line Orchard, Hobart IN The good folks from the Saint Paul Catholic School threw a big Margaritaville party. We were there with bells on. (That can hurt!)
Friday, March 27th - Prairie State Winery, Genoa, IL. We returned to the winery for their Friday night "Wine Down". PSW has moved across the street to a new, larger location. Our time tested trio of "Panama" Jay, Bobby and Eddie Kaiser (PO40) kicked off Spring.
Friday, March 20th - Mangy Dawgs Pub and Liquor House, Hanover Park. "Panama" Jay and
Bobby Swigart (PO40) returned to this nifty "hole in the wall" bar. It's always fun - darts, pool, etc.
Saturday, March 14th - J. Fleming's Absolutely Delicious, Westmont. "Panama" Jay opened the season in March with a solo show at the terrific restaurant in Westmont. Great food and drink in very cozy atmosphere.
Saturday, February 14th - We did Valentines Day in Aurora for the Phoenix Club. It was a blast!
New Years Eve - Route 20 Outhouse, Sturdevant (Racine) WI - It was a great night out at this terrific music venue. Lots of Buffett fans and a memorable "reggae" version of Auld Lang Syne!
Friday, December 19th - We played a nice private party for a St.Charles business. Great party!!
Thursday, October 30th - Private event on the 99th floor of the Willis (nee Sears) Tower
Saturday, October 4th - Private Wedding - 4 pieces The Bride and Groom are solid Pheads! Nice time for everybody.
Saturday, September 27th - Private Event at Burnham Harbor to close the boating season. Beautiful day and location.
Sunday, September 21st - A private birthday party for an 80 year old Parrothead! Joanie was great and a lot of fun!
Saturday, September 20th - Flip Flops Tiki Bar, Carol Stream. Last minute booking...we had a great time as did the party goers and some intrepid Parrotheads.
Sunday, September 14th - A Parrothead picnic in Genoa City. They're the BEST!
Saturday, September 13th - Wiley's Grill at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor. Big end of the summer bash at this nifty club in the south suburbs. It was great!
Friday, September 12th - Private Event
September 6th - Private Event
Sunday, August 31st - Eaglewood Resort and Spa, Itasca We had a ball at this beautiful resort
Saturday, August 30th - Drakefest, Eaton, Ohio - We packed up a five piece version of the band and took it on the road to Drakefest in Eaton, OH. Great event, nice place and a lot of fun.
Friday, August 29th - Cancelled due to rain. Crystal Lake Dinner at the Station, Crystal Lake
Thursday, August 21st - Private Party
Friday, August 14th - Weber Grill, Schaumburg. Panama Jay and Bobby returned to this terrific institution of red meat!
Saturday, August 9th - Private Event
Thursday, August 7th - Private Event
Friday, August 1st - Harry Carays, Rosemont We took the duo of Panama Jay and Bobby Swigart to the patio from 5:30 to 8:30PM
Saturday, July 26th - Medinah Shriners President's Ball, Addison, IL Our full 10 piece band entertained these happy Fez wearers for the third straight year. It's always a lot of fun and the client brings "Sliders" at midnight!
Friday, July 25th - Harry Carays, Lombard We took the duo of Panama Jay and Bobby Swigart to the patio from 5:30 to 8:30PM Great spot and a classy joint!
Wednesday, July 23rd - Berkeley Summer Concerts. We're headed out for this nice summer series. We had a little trouble getting the band "aimed" and played from 6:30 to dusk. They said they want us next year!
Sunday, July 20th - Caribbean Block Party, Tinley Park. We had a ball at this mini-taste, car show, street fest... We took the stage with our six-piece version of South of Disorder from 12 - 3PM.
Saturday, July 19th - Bakersfield Restaurant, Westmont. Nice place, great food and a comfy patio. Hope we go back!
Friday, July 18th - Harry Carays, Lombard We took duo of Panama Jay and Bobby Swigart to the patio from 5:30 to 8:30PM
Saturday, July 12th - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN Coyote Golf Course. Rescheduled for September 13th
Friday, July 11th - Harry Caray's, Lombard. Got the South of Disorder Duo out for three Friday's in July. It's great restaurant and comfortable patio. We had a great time with "meeters" club. Maybe a romance was born!!
.Saturday, July 5th - Aroma Park Boat Club 4th of July Celebration, Aroma Park - We were there with a five-piece ensemble for the third straight year for this outstanding party on the banks of the mighty Kankakee. Good food, great fireworks, 1,500 people! - a big night!
Saturday, June 28th! - We put our four-piece outfit on a big cruising boat wedding on Lake Michigan. Rain, wind, chop - the whole nine yards - great night.
Friday, June 27th - Private Party. A lucky Parrothead turned 40! We're took a four-piece group to help him celebrate. His sister-in-law wants us to come to New York!!! Can you spell R O A D T R I P ???
Thursday, June 26th - Westmont Street Fair, Westmont, IL Our four-piece version "took' it to the streets" in the heart of
Westmont. Hey, Jimmy used to play just Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We like Thursdays!! It was a great night.
Wednesday, June 25th - We woweed'em at the Milwaukee Yacht Club for the kickoff to Summerfest.
Saturday, June 21st - Sunray Resort, Burlington, WI Let's just say it was very interesting at this "clothing optional" camping resort. They want us back next year and the place is open to the public - eye opening!
Friday, June 20th - We had the trio out at a toney north shore tennis club for the fifth straight year. Lotsa' fun.
Saturday, June 14th - Daisy Days, Clarendon Hills - Wow! One of the great street fests in the western burbs. We had six of us out there and had a great response and good time. Perfect weather (thank goodness).
Sunday, June 8th - Taste of Wheaton, Wheaton - We had our six-piece band out to this first-rate suburban fest. The weather was great and they want us back next year! Good testimony.
Saturday, June 7th - DuPage Hounds Minor League Baseball, Benedictine Stadium, Lisle. It was Buffett night at the ballpark. This is high quality baseball in a very budget friendly environment. We took a duo of Panama Jay and pan player Tyler Smith. Buffett and baseball - a natural fit.
Friday, June 6th - Jay was right back in Milwaukee for a solo show.
Sunday, June 1st - Jay took his solo show to a nifty Milwaukee boat harbor.
Saturday, May 31st - Nortons, Highland Park - We took a five-piece version back to this terrific venue in the north suburbs. Norton's has great reasonably priced food and drink. The place was rockin'
Friday and Saturday, May 30th and 31st. The trio of Jay, Johnny Pace and Ed Kaiser returned to our favorite Chicago boating club and played two days for a special event.
Friday, May 23 - The trio of Panama Jay, Bobby and Bruce rocked a suburban country club for a Mason lodge dinner honoring Mason wives!
Friday, April 11th - Flip Flops Tiki Bar, Carol Stream. Our South of Disorder Duo of "Panama" Jay and Bobby Swigart was out at the big pre-party night for the Party in Parrot-dise. This is biggest event for our great Chicago Parrot Head Club. It was a great kickoff to a wild and successful weekend.
Friday, March 28th - Prairie City Winery, Genoa - "Panama" Jay and Bobby and Bruce (PO40 regulars) took their trio show back to this nifty winery in beautiful downtown Genoa. The place was packed and a good time was had by all at this memorable "winedown".
Friday, March 11th - Mangy Dawgs Pub & Liquor House, Hanover Park - "Panama" Jay and Bobby S. took the South of Disorder Duo out of hibernation and kicked off spring training at this comfortable watering hole. Had a great time. Nice crowd, good place.
Saturday, November 23rd. J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious, Westmont. Panama Jay went out solo (last minute gig) at this friendly, economical restaurant/bar in beautiful downtown Westmont. Nice crowd and nice night.
Saturday, October 26th - Private Party. A long married Parrothead Pair (50 Years!!!!) hired our fearless duo to be part of the celebration. They loved us. It was a lot of fun.
Friday, September 27th - Cheeseburger in Paradise, Downers Grove. We had the trio of Panama Jay, Dane and Bobby out for a retirement party for a good parrothead. She's had her invitees enjoy the band at the front of the restaurant but the rest of the place was open to the public. It was a nice night and we fit right in at CIP!
Thursday, September 19th - Jay's was out at a swanky yacht club in Milwaukee.
Saturday, September 14th - Private Party We were out at Hemingways for a major Parrot Head wedding. What a night. Our fellow bandsters from Pirates Over 40, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, Todd Donnelly (Mr. Myers) and Frank Whiting put on quite a show for the newly weds..
Saturday, September 7th - Fall On The Green Festival, Oak Lawn. We made our debut at the 18th Annual fest in the beer tent (where else?). It was a lot of fun and the crowd was great!
Monday, September 2nd - Private Party - Our third time at this fun Parrothead's backyard. Weather was great, nice party - great food!.
Saturday, August 31st - Pine Tree Campground, Belvidere, IL We're took a four-piece band out to entertain the campers who were much "happier" (get it? - Happy Campers!) than when we got there.
Friday, August 30th - The Hard Rock Cafe at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI Listen to this: the performer in the dressing room right before us??? - Mr. Tony Bennett - that's right - THE Tony Bennett. Pretty cool. It was a real dressing room - no urinals on the wall! We had a great time. They need to move it 50 miles closer to Chicago - no problem - said they'd work on it.
Friday, August 23rd - Hemingway's Port of Call, Lake Geneva. The Big Band, Frank Whiting and Pirates Over 40 rocked the joint until the wee hours. A nice big tune-up for the Buffett show at Alpine the next night. Steve's place is always fun. Great food, drinks and the friendliest place around.
Sunday, August 18th - The Dock at Montrose, Chicago. 6PM - 10PM What a great way to spend a lazy Sunday. Great drinks, excellent food and music on the beach! We had a seven-piece group of Disorderlies and had a great night.
Sunday, August 18th - Polish Fest, Toyota Park Stadium, Bridgeview, IL We did the early shift from 12:30 to 4:00PM and at Toyota Part on this very sunny and warm Sunday for the big Southside Polish fest. Had a solid group of pheads and Buffett fans.
Saturday, August 17th - River Grove Lobster and Steak Festival, River Grove. The big South of Disorder band headlined this big steak and lobster feed. It was the second annual and they served over 1,200. The lobster was great and the full-blown 80's sound system was great.
Friday, August 16th - Countryside Saloon, Des Plaines Jay and Bruce went back at this roadhouse bar/restaurant. Had a good time and had some parrothead types hanging on til' close.
Sunday, August 4th - Carillon Lakes Activity Center, Romeoville. We took four hearty Disorderlies and played our little hearts out from 6 - 8PM for the fine folks of Carillon Lakes. At least 200 hundred enjoyed the show.
Saturday, August 3rd - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Stadium, Appleton, WI Five of us journeyed (and I do mean journeyed) up to Appleton and played after the game for the big Buffett night. It was a lot of fun. Couple hundred people stayed after the game and enjoyed our mix of Buffett and the Beach Music. They were dancin' 'til we shut down at midnight. Then the 3 hour drive home - phew! Great night.
Friday,August 2nd - Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI We took our seven-piece Disorderly bunch and played up at the ski chalet at this world class resort. About 250 resort guests enjoyed the show and we dancing up a storm as the sun went down. Great night - except for the mosquitoes!
Saturday, July 27th - Medinah Shriners, Addison, IL We took a 10 piece version of the (smaller) band and returned to the President's party. It was great. Nice night, they want us back next year.
Saturday, July 13th - Norton's, Highland Park. We broke in a new place on the Northshore. This venerable watering hole has great food and drink and is a total blast. We were there in a five-piece grouping from 9:30 - 1:30 (We know...). It was a blast - heading back soon.
Friday, July 12th - Private Party - Jay was poolside at the North Shore Country Club in Mequon, WI for a very pleasant evening show. Nice, appreciative folks. Alas, no dive in the pool.
Saturday, July 13th - Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall, Pleasant Prairie, WI. "Panama" Jay lead a duo (with Bobby Swigart) from 1 to 5PM and entertained outside the food court at this big outlet mall. A little untraditional for us but well received.
Thursday, July 11th - Fischman's Liquor & Tavern, Jefferson Park, Chicago. "Panama" Jay and Johnny P. were out for a great trop-rock night at this cool northwest side institution. We played in the front window from 6 - 9PM and had a great time. They have food vendors in trucks park in front of the bar and serve dinner! It was outstanding.
Sunday, July 7th - Petunia Fest, Dixon, IL We had the BIG band out west at this fun fest in Dixon. Great summer night leading up to a fantastic fireworks display. They want us back next year!
Saturday, July 6th - Aroma Park Boat Club, Aroma Park (Kankakee). Oursix-piece version made a return visit to this great mid-summer event. Looked like about 1500 folks. Great night, big fireworks.
Sunday, June 30th - The Dock at Montrose, Chicago. Our seven-piece Disorderlies bunch returned to this very fun beachside venue at Montrose Beach. Pretty windy and cool but a great place to play. It's was a lot of fun. We took the stage around 6PM and carried on until 10ish.
Saturday, June 29th - Porky's Ribfest, Toyota Stadium, Brideview. This was a big night! We've had the BIG band playing from 3:30PM to 6:30PM We are just ahead of Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Tribute - did Robert Plant actually cover Margaritaville? - He should have!) Then the night was closed by British rockers Fog Hat!
Friday, June 28th - Dinner in the Park, Depot Park, Crystal Lake. "Panama" Jay took a duo (playing with the incomparable Bruce Waters) to his old home town for a date at Depot Park in downtown CL near the train station. Was a nice night. Lots of old friends and made a bunch of new ones.
Thursday, June 27th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious - Westmont Auto Show - Jay and Bobby thought they were going to be on the patio - uh uh - we setup on the street and entertained the whole auto show. They didn't have a category for Jay's minivan!
Wednesday, June 26th - Dancin' in the Streets, Clarendon Hills. The big SOD band returned to this outstanding concert series in the western suburbs. Had a big crowd and a great night.
Saturday, June 15th - Windy City Thunderbolts, Crestwood. It was Buffett Night for this minor league team. We had a duo there pre-game from 5:00 - 5:45PM Minor league baseball - you can't beat it!
Saturday, June 22nd - Hemingways - Nice Anniversary night up at Steve's place. David Marshall opened on the patio, the SOD took over inside, the Pirates Over 40, then SOD, the PO40! Everybody likes the short sets and fast changes. Great nite! Congrats Steve! Six years!
Saturday, June 15th - Private Party - We trop-rocked at nifty Country Club in Milwaukee. Turned out great!
Friday, June 14th - The Hard Rock Cafe at the Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, Michigan. This was cool! We took a six piece version over to this fab casino in Michiana. Pro sound, lights - we had a Green Room and dressing rooom (without urinals!). Great time.
Saturday, June 8th - Big Fish Grille, Wilmington. We headed down to Wilmington to this fun riverside joint. Great food and drinks. AND, the Hawks won!
Friday, June 7th - The Mangy Dawg, Hanover Park. "Panama Jay" and Bobby took the duo to this remodeled and under new ownership pub. It was a blast. A real "hole in the wall" with a nice crowd and management.
Saturday, June 1st - Fleming's Absolutely Delicious, Westmont. "Panama" Jay returned to this very pleasant restaurant in downtown Westmont. The weather was bad so Jay did the show inside. Nice turnout of fans, friends and Parrotheads.
Saturday, June 1st - Private Block Party - We took a four piece group to this great neighborhood party. Went great, appreciative crowd, great food and drinks and a real nice time. Rain held off!
May 25th - Hemingways, Lake Geneva. We had a big Fishstix Freddy reunion bash with our Buffett world confederates, Pirates Over 40, many guest stars and the David Marshall Band. Everybody did short sets and kept the place jumpin' A couple members were on the DL but we soldiered on anyway. It's always fun!
Saturday, May 18th - Hemingways, Lake Geneva.It was a a belated zero birthday / roast for our fearless leader Steve. Has a lot of the e Freddy Fishstix crew there partyin' hard and some of them even got up to play!
Friday, May 10th - 8700 Club, Carriage Greens Golf Course, Darien Panama Jay and Bobby were out at this cozy club. The joint was rocking until 12! Always a good time.
Tuesday, April 23rd. We had a good time playing a private event at the Adler Planetarium. It was "out of this world" - ugh!
Saturday, April 20 - Party in Parrotdise. It was great. David Marshall opened followed by the Pirates Over 40. Then we all got up there for a big Buffett orchestra. Raised a lotta dough and had a great time.
Friday, April 19th - Weber Grill, Lombard. "Panama" Jay and Bobby Swigart returned to this terrific steakhouse in the western burbs. It was great - excellent steaks and seafood cooked on real "Webers", generous drinks and a warm and friendly lounge. 6PM to 9PM
Saturday, March 23rd - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious, Westmont. "Panama" Jay was out solo at this nifty Westmont restaurant. The food is great, the place is cozy with free valet parking. Had a nice crowd and a good time.
Friday, March 22nd - Prairie State Winery, Genoa. "Panama" Jay, Bobby and Bruce are returned to this nifty winery in Genoa. They have these way fun "wine downs" and this one was a beach party. It was a blast.
Saturday, March 9th - Joe's Saloon, Brookfield. The trio of "Panama" Jay, Dane and Johhny P. played at a surprise party for a dedicated Parrothead. Had a great time.
Saturday, February 23rd - Private Party, Crest Hill. We had a four piece outing with Vac, Dane, Tim and Jay. Had a lot of fun at a private "active adult" community. They want us back this summer for a pool party. ("This party's gettin' dull, throw someone in the pool!") It's always fun!
Saturday, February 9th - Hemingways, Lake Geneva. Turns out our full band made day of it at Steve's place. Call it early Mardi gras / Spring Break! Had a good time. It's always fun.
Saturday, January 19th - Parrothead event in St. Joe, Michigan. We took a four piece version of the band over to this first annual Parrothead event and had a great time. Always fun with the Parrotheads - they know the songs better than we do! Got a little windy when we were packing up. Dane's glasses blew off and, of course, he couldn't see where they went. We got out and policed the area and found 'em not without Jay losing his hat and taking a pretty tumble in pursuit. Ah, showbiz...
Friday, January 11th - 8700 Club, Carriage Green Golf Course, Darien. Jay and Bruce were out in our duo format at this cozy club from 8 - 12. Caribe Steve was there and got up with the band. Always a lot of fun. Come for dinner at the excellent adjacent restaurant and then sashay down the hall to the 8700. Makes for a great night.
Saturday, December 15th - Had the trio of Panama Jay, Bobby and Bruce out for a 60th bday party in Edison Park. Lots of fun. Bongo Bob showed up and sat in. Great night.
Friday, December 7th - This gig might live in infamy too! Jay - appeared under his new stage name of Panama Jay - played solo at an all-girls Catholic high school in Milwaukee! What was he thinking? Turns out it was for the STAFF! Whew! (Put me on the girls soccer team!)
Friday, November 30 - Weber Grill, Lombard - Jay and Bobby were there for Happy Hour from 6 to 9PM. The bar at this famous restaurant is warm and friendly and the food is outstanding. Bunch of Parrotheads kept the place rockin' Kicked off the Holiday Season with a great night at the Weber Grill.
Friday, November 16th - Geneva Ridge Resort, Lake Como (Lake Geneva), Wisconsin. Jay was out solo at this totally rehabbed and remodeled resort. Formerly known as Interlaken this nice spot is just north of Lake Geneva on Route 50 on the shores of beautiful Lake Como. Steve, Cath and Larry and Don (Hemingways) stopped by. A little quiet but a nice place.
Friday, November 9th - The 8700 Club at Carriage Greens Golf Course, Darien. The intrepid trio of Jay, Bobby and Bruce tookthe stage at this nifty little night spot from 8 to 12. Carriage Greens has a nice restaurant with moderate prices for excellent food and drink. Had a group of Parrotheads out. Nice night.
Saturday, October 13th - Hemingway's Port of Call, Lake Geneva. A big Fishsticks bash at Steve's. Everybody was there. A big combined jam of our band, Pirates Over 40, Frank Whiting of Local Favorites and the David Marshall Band. Great food and drink specials were enjoyed by all. Al Vacarello came back and sat in as a special guest star!!!
Saturday, September 29th - Private Parrothead Party!
Thursday, September 27th - Jay was atThe Zest Cafe at the Lemon Tree Grocer, Downers Grove. 7 - 10PM They are suspending live entertainment for a while so it was nice to have some Parrotheads and a full house!
Wednesday, September 19th - Sunshine Thru Kids Fundraiser, Oak Brook Hills Marriott. Our four piece band returned to this great fundraiser and wonderful time was had by all .
Saturday, September 8th - The Village Wine Cellar, Hinsdale. Bobby Swigart and Jay entertained a full house at the Cellar and had alot of fun.
Saturday, September 1st - Wakefields, Lake Como (Lake Geneva) Jay and Bobby were back there from 7 - 11. Great night, the weather held. Lots of fun.
Saturday, August 25th - Private Party at the Boulder Ridge CC. The trio of Jay, Bobby and Jimmy Nelson rocked the joint. A sincere Parrothead got up and did four tunes with us! We aims to please.
Friday, August 24th - Hemingway's Port of Call, Lake Geneva. We had the big band plus The David Marshall Band, Pirates Over 40, and Frank Whiting. We were ready if Bubba hisself showed. (He was in the area for the Alpine Show). Oh well, next year. Nevertheless it was a great night at Steves venerable road house.
Sunday, August 19th - Wakefields, Lake Como (Lake Geneva) Took the trio to the patio from 2:30 - 6:30PM. It's a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Como. Good food and drinks.
Saturday, August 18th - Pompeii Restaurant, Orland Park. Another great new place for the duo of Jay and Bobby. We had a great time and an excellent pizza.
Saturday, August 11th - Ship & Shore Festival, New Buffalo, MI What a great night! Must have been a couple thousand people. This is great water oriented fest in New Buffalo complete with lighted boat parade. Weather was perfect!
Saturday, August 4th - A big wedding up at Hemingways. Lucky Parrotheads celebrated their marriage with Jimmy's great music and the BIG band. Johnny and Jay played the mood music at the reception and then place opened to the public starting at 7:30PM Great time!
Friday, August 3rd. Winberies, Buffalo Grove. OpenED up a new place to Jimmy's good time music. Jay and Bobby rocked the joint. Nice place with great food and craft beers.
Sunday, July 29th - Our Parrothead friends partied hard on Sunday and we we're there!
Saturday, July 28th - Private Event. We were back at the Medinah Shriners for the presidents ball. We'll had out Fezes on! They want us back for next year!
Sunday, July 22nd - Landshark Beer Garden, Navy Pier, Chicago. The Disorderlies - our seven piece grouping headed back to the pier for a big show. We were on from 2 - 4PM. It was a beautiful day and a great time.
Sunday, July 22nd - Dock at Montrose Beach, Chicago. After the pier we headed over to Montrose Beach to play at this really nifty bar/restaurant right on the shores of Lake Gichigumi (Michigan to y'all). We were there from 6:30 to 9:30PM
Saturday, July 21st - Wakefields - Lake Como (Lake Geneva) broke in a new place. Johnny and Jay were right on the shores of Lake Como (just north of Lake Geneva).
Friday, July 20th - The Forge of Vernon Hills, Vernon Hills. They had a Buffett night and we took a four piece version of the band and played our great mix of Buffett and the Beach. It went great. We'll be headed back soon.
Saturday, July 14th - We played a nice private party for the fourth year for some great Parrothead-types.
Wednesday, July 11th - Dancin' In The Streets, Clarendon Hills. The full band played at this western suburban institution. Partied out in the streets of downtown Clarendon Hills. It was a terrific night - we ended up with a "festival" level sound system. They could hear us in Oak Brook!
Saturday, July 7th - We had this on the schedule as a "Private Event"! Boy we're we wrong!! It was a big riverside party put on by the Aroma Park Boat Club (just south of Kankakee). There we're about 1200 people! We partied hard, had a great time, great food and free drinks. It was outstanding. We're going back next year. Definitely worth the trip.
Friday, July 6th - The 8700 Club, Carriage Green Golf Club. The Disorderly Trio got called for a late fill-in gig at the 8700 Club of the Carriage Greens Country Club in Darien. The group will showcased a rare appearance of band founder Steve together with two cagey Pirates - Bobby Swigart and Bruce Waters. It was a blast.
Friday, June 29th - 115 Bourbon Street - Beer Garden. 6 - 10 Jay and Bobby took the duo to this incredible south side music club. Had a great time and they liked us a lot. Bunch of Parrotheads showed for the pre-Tinley festivities and phun was had!
Saturday, June 30th - Private Party Our seven-piece version entertained at a big charity fundraiser in New Buffalo, MI. They raised a bunch of dough and we raised the roof! (pretty corny, eh?)
Wednesday, June 27th - Jay's was out solo at a swanky private event at the Milwaukee Yacht Club - great evening on the lake!
Saturday, June 23rd - Private Event - Jay's did a solo gig on his way up to Lake Geneva at the Tuckaway Country Club in the Milwauee area.
Saturday, June 23rd - Hemingway's Port of Call, Lake Geneva. Steve's place celebrated its fifth anniversary and the big band put together a swell bunch o' Jimmy music to celebrate the anniversary of the joint. It's was a great time. Friday, June 22nd - Private Party
Wednesday, June 20th - Weber Grill Restaurant, Schaumburg. Jay and Bobby returned to this great summer patio scene and excellent restaurant.
Sunday, June 17th - Volo Auto Museum, Volo. A lot of folks brought Dad out for a good time at this unique setting. We were there with four pieces from 11:30 to 3:30PM It's a fun spot to spend a day.
Saturday, June 16th - Douglas Street Sports Bar, Elgin. A trio date with Jay, Bruce and Jimmy (PO40) at this well known Elgin watering hole was a lot of fun. Good crowd and a good time.
Friday, June 15th - Countryside Tap, Des Plaines. Jay and Bruce Waters (PO40) took the duo to this very friendly joint in Des Plaines.
Saturday, June 9th - We took a four piece group and played a wedding reception for a young Parrothead couple. Nice wedding and a good time. See...we do do weddings!
Sunday, June 3rd - The Dock at Montrose Beach, Chgo. Our seven piece (bigger) band played at this lakeside spot. Great setting and a great time. We're looking to go back later in the summer.
Friday, June 1st - The trio of Jay, Bobby and Jimmy N. played for a nice event at the Racine Yacht Club for the Chicago Yacht club. Go figure. Had a great night.
Thursday, May 31st - Arrowhead Golf Course. Jay played solo at this great golf course / restaurant lounge. It's a beautiful place and a lot more fun when its over 45 degrees and it doesn't rain all day!
Sunday, May 27th - Volo Auto Museum, Volo. A four-piece version of The Disorderlies rocked the Betty Boop Drive-In Stage for a great Memorial Day weekend show put on by the American Antique Car Association. It was a little warm. Lots of classic cars, five buildings of collectibles and antiques, nice grounds and much more.
Saturday, May 26th - Hemingways Port of Call, Lake Geneva. The Big Band - South of Disorder - wasup at Steve's place on Memorial Day weekend. It was a great big Fishstix blowout with players from Pirates Over 40, The Beach Bums and the David Marshall Band. At one point there were 28 musicians on stage!!! Steve's place has great food, big, cold, reasonably priced drinks, specials, shot-girls, you name it! Come on up next time!
Friday, May 18th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious, Westmont. Jay and Bobby returned to this excellent restaurant cafe in the heart of beautiful downtown Westmont. We played in the patio/beergarden and had a ball. The place was packed with our friends and fans.
Tuesday, May 15th - The Legends, Notre Dame Campus, South Bend, IN. We took a four-piece band to the home of the Dome! Kicking off Commencement week on Senior Day. It was great! The parrothead future is bright!
Saturday, May 12th - Village Cellar, Hinsdale Jay and Bobby (from PO40) took the stage (such that it is) at this cozy wine bar in downtown Hinsdale. This place is kinda' unusual in that you can bring in your own food, order a pizza, etc. They have terrific wine and craft beer selection at excellent prices. This place is fun. The place was packed. Lotso' phun!
Friday, May 4th - We had the trio out at an event for the Masons and their wives. Lotta' fun.
Sunday, April 29th - We played for the 50th birthday of a local parish priest. Everybody loves Bubba.
Saturday, April 21st - The Lima Eagles Club, Lima, Ohio! - Yes, that's right, The Disorderlies took the show on the road. We packed up and played our lively show to great crowd at a fun social club in Lima, Ohio for a big Buffett party. We had a great time and hope we get to head back next year.
Friday, April 20th - Delta Tau Delta House, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN Jay and Bruce headed back to Purdue for the third year in a row to entertain the brothers and their dates at a Grand Prix party. It was a real blast. They handed us a bottle of rum when we walked in! Our future's safe - good kids and good partiers.
Saturday, April 14th - The Party in Parrot-dise, The Doubletree Hotel in Downers Grove. This was the big Chicago Parrothead Club fundraiser and we combined with the Pirates Over 40 for a huge dual show! It was great. More than 200 Parrothead dancing and singing there tropical finery. Plus they raised a ton of money for Altzheimers.
Friday, April 6th - Grinnell College, Grinell, Iowa. We had a blast celebrating the 22nd birthday of a college graduating Parrothead. That's right - a trio of Jay, Bruce and Jimmy(bass from Pirates Over 40) headed out to Grinell and entertained the kiddies out on the quad. Our host loves Buffett and wanted the real thing. Jimmy wasn't available so we went!
Friday, March 9th - The 8700 Club at Carriage Greens Golf Course, Darien. This is a friendly club with great site lines and acoustics. We had the trio of Jay, Bruce and Bobby S. on stage from 8 - 12. Carib Steve joined us for a couple numbers!
Saturday, February 18th - The Village Cellar, Hinsdale. Jay and Bobby returned to this cozy wine/beer bar. We packed the place and look forward to going back soon!
Friday, February 4th - The Zest Cafe at the Lemon Tree Grocer, Downers Grove. Jay took his solo act back to this nifty cafe inside an even niftier grocery. Always fun. Had some Parrotheads in attendance!
Sunday, January 27th - The United Center, Chicago. No, we didn't headline a stadium show. But we did play on the concourse for the Bulls game that afternoon. What a blast! The six piece version of the band acquitted themselves quite well, thank you.
Saturday, January 21st. The duo of Jay and Bruce went up to Racine and played for the Racine Yacht Club winter party. Had a Red Rose Cafe theme. Good times.
Saturday, December 17 - Village Wine Cellar, Hinsdale. Jay and Bobby returned to this really neat wine bar. They have great prices on wine and beer and you can bring your own food! The place was packed. We'll be back next Spring!
Friday, December 16th - Carriage Greens Golf Course - The 8700 Bar - the trusty trio of Jay, Bobby and Bruce opened up a new venue for the band. Good crowd and a good night! This place is great and a reasonably priced spot for dinner and entertainment.
Friday, November 18th - Countryside Saloon, Des Plaines. Jay and Bobby opened a new room at this great venue. They enjoyed Bubba's good time tunes. Great roadhouse bar and right here in the middle of Chicagoland.
Saturday, October 29th - Zest Cafe/Lemon Tree Grocer, Downers Grove, IL Jay's was out solo at this great little cafe/grocery store. The place was packed and had a wait for the first time. Thanks for coming out!!!
Saturday, October 22nd - We had a six piece version of the band at Mickey Finn's in Libertyville for a big parrothead birthday party.
A great time was had by all and the host is bringing us out to his backyard next summer for a big island party!
Saturday, October 15th - Hemingway's Port of Call & South of Disorder Bar, Lake Geneva. The whole band plus a long list of guests celebrated Octoberfest up at Steve's place in Lake Geneva. It was an amazing night. Players from SOD, Pirates Over 40, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, The David Marshall Band and more all jammed the night away. At one point there were 23 musicians on stage! Don't miss these Fish Stix Freddy outings next year!
Saturday, October 8th - The Village Wine Cellar, Hinsdale. Jay and Bobby (from PO40) were at this neat little wine shop and bar in Hinsdale. Wine and beer are available and they serve hor'deurves. They don't have a food menu but, believe it or not, you can bring your own. There is a great sub shop around the corner. We packed the place! Great night.
Friday, September 23rd - Dock's Bar in Wauconda. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER The Docks folks have decided to cancel our patio performance due to the weather forecast that called for temps in the 60's. We'll be back out there next season!
Saturday, September 24th - A wedding at Hemingways! Yes, a wedding! These folks are devoted to Bubba and all things Margaritavillish! The wedding was in the afternoon and Jay and Tyler (pan player from the Beach Bums) entertained at the reception and then they opened up Hemingways to the great unwashed to celebrate with them for a great cause. A big combined show of South Of Disorder and Pirates Over 40 got going around 7:30PM. It was a memorable evening for all.
Friday, September 16th - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious, Westmont, IL. A really neat restaurant in the middle of Westmont. Jay and Bruce Waters played to a very friendly crowd from 7PM - 10PM.
Friday, September 9th - Jack Desmond's Irish Pub, Chicago Ridge, IL We had a trio of Jay, Vac and Tyler (The Beach Bums) out at this Friday night party at this south suburban Irish pub. Buffett and Guiness...it couldn't get any better!
Sunday, August 28th - Volo Auto Museum, Volo. Always a fun afternoon in Volo at this unique classic car and antique "mall"
Saturday, August 27th - Lindy's Landing, Wauconda. Our seven piece ensemble was out for this great night. Lindy's Landing is a terrific spot on the shore of beautiful Bangs Lake. It was their the big island party. We rocked the boat!
Friday, August 26th - Tilted Kilt, Elgin We were out on the patio as a trio. It was a lot of fun.
Sunday, August 14th - The hard hitting trio of Jay and Bruce and Bobby (from Pirates Over 40) had a great time on the deck of this excellent bar/restaurant. It is really nice. Right on the water, beach for kids to swim in, great food, reasonably priced drinks. Don't miss it next season. We are going to be back there on Saturday night, August 27th from 7 - 11PM
Friday, August 12th - Our seven piece version did a nice date at a nice CC in Milwaukee. Eric Peterson from the David Marshall Band sat in on guitar. Boy is he good!
Tuesday, August 2nd - A private party for a nice tennis/swim club was shortened by rain. Good first set and we gave them a "credit" for a couple more hours at their convenience.
Saturday, July 30th - A private affair in Wisconsin. We rocked a bunch of CC swells. Good night.
Saturday, July 23rd. The Tap House Grill, Oswego. Jay and Bobby played at this nifty pub. A bit of a late start, but a good gig.
Saturday, July 23rd - Jimmy was in town at Toyota Stadium AND Jay was out solo at the Chicago Parrotheads tailgate party. It's always fun in the sun!
Saturday, July 16th - Private Party at Bongo Bobs swanky country club in Michiana was great.
Sunday, July 17th - Lindy's Landing, Wauconda. The trio was on the (very warm) deck from 2 - 6PM. Beautiful spot on Bangs Lake.
FRIDAY, JULY 15th - Flatlanders Brewery, Lincolnshire - CANCELLED Watch for a date in the future
Sunday, July 10th - Oglesby Fest, Oglesby, IL The six-piece Disorderlies headed west to play a fun festival.
Saturday, July 9th - Tilted Kilt Roselle. A (not so) big Buffett/Island party and we were there with our four piece band. Quite a place!
Saturday, July 9th - Private Party We had the duo headed north of the border for a "yacht club" nooner. Somebody had to do it!
Saturday, July 2nd - Private Party A great group of parrotheads (small "p") had us back for the third time!! Must be doing something right. It was a great night!
Friday, July 1st - Tilted Kilt Patio, Elgin, IL The trio Jay, Bruce and Bobby plus the drumming stylings of "Herbie IV" return to the sunny patio of the Tilted Kilt from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Always fun and the "scenery" is pretty interesting to some. Click here for more info.
Sunday, June 26th - Volo Auto Museum, Volo. A fun afternoon in Volo at this unique classic car and antique "mall" We played from11:30 - 3:30PM. We had a power packed four piece line-up on the Betty Boob Restaurant stage. This is a very interesting place.
Saturday, June 25th - Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chicago. Wow!! What a setting. The seven-piece Disorderlies lineup took the venerated Beer Garden stage from 6:00PM - 8:30PM. Right on the big lake they call Gitche Gumee! It was a blast - we wanna' go back!
Friday, June 24th - Hemingway's Port of Call & South of Disorder Bar, Lake Geneva. The whole band was there with an all Jimmyband line-up including Pirates Over 40 and Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band plus Frank Whiting on the patio !!!! It was a rockin' night. Jimmy's opening act Ilo Ferrieria was there too!
Tuesday, June 21st - We had the duo of Jay and Bobby out at the Weber Grill in Schaumburg on the patio from 6 - 9PM Things were going well until 80 mile per hour winds kicked up!! They made us stop 15 minutes early! We were going to tie ourselves to a couple columns and keep going. We had a lot of fun and a nice steak dinner.
Sunday, June 19th - Docks, Wauconda, IL Our intrepid duo of Jay and Bobby were on the deck from 2PM - 6PM. Then they asked us to stay until 8PM. It's a great setting overlooking the lake. Good menu and generous libations.
Saturday, June 18th - Gage Marine, Williams Bay, Wi. Jay played solo on the deck of the Louise, the last remaining steam powered boat on Lake Geneva. The docked the big ship right on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. A new venue for the timeless music of Jimmy and the Beach. They are building a new restaurant which will open next year.
Friday, June 17th - Gruben's Uptown Tap, Plainfield. Jay's went out solo at the oldest bar in Plainfield. Gina Glocksen was on the main stage inside! This is a great spot with a nice outdoor patio.
Sunday, June 12th - Lindy's Landing, Wauconda. What a great setting on Bangs Lake. Just beautiful. Sunny, but a little cool. Oh, the trio of Bruce, Jimmy Nelson and Jay were also very cool!
Saturday, June 11th - Hemingway's Port of Call & South of Disorder Bar, Lake Geneva. It was the big fourth anniversary party. I t was a lot a good music, good food and drinks.
Saturday, May 28th - Hemingway's Port of Call & South of Disorder Bar, Lake Geneva. The whole band was there plus a long list of guests from our musical friends in Pirates Over 40, The Beach Bum Band and the David Marshall band all celebrating Memorial Day Weekend up at Steve's place in Lake Geneva. Steve call's it the Freddy Fishstix Reunion. (If you know, you know!) It was fun, heck, It's Always Fun!!
Friday, May 27th - Flemings "Absolutely Delicious", Westmont. The duo of Jay and Bobby took the stage at this comfy dinner house with a great patio/beergarden. The place was packed with our Hinsdale fans. Had a great night.
Friday, May 6th - Heroes West Joliet. Our four-piece group rocked the place. Nice sports bar!
Saturday, April 16th - 3 Vines Cafe, Sleepy Hollow (W. Dundee). Jay took his solo act (with electronic assistance from a slick rhythm machine and vocal harmony "box") back to this excellent wine bar and grille. Great menu and unbelievable selection of wine. The fun started around 8:30PM
Saturday, April 16th - Party in Parrot-Dise Happy Hour, Hickory Ridge Hotel, Lisle. The Parrotheads lost their planned entertainment late in the game and Jay is filled and played "solo" from 3PM - 6PM. It' always fun to play for "card carrying" Parrotheads!
Friday, April 15th - Private Party. Jay and Bruce were invited back to perform at boffo Frat party at Purdue. We went last year and they loved us. They loved us this year too. We think they think we're "cute". Talkin' about next year!
Thursday, April 7th - Private Party. A true parrothead put in 38 hard years of work and wanted The Disorderlies for his farewell. Worked out great.
Saturday, April 2nd - Private Party in South Bend. The Disorderlies headed to the land of the Golden Dome!
Saturday, March 26th - Jambalaya Bar @ Pheasant Run, St. Charles. We're took a four-piece group of Disorderlies back out to this great "gig". It was a really phun bar/restaurant in the Pheasant Run Resort. Great food and drink with a Cajun feel.
Friday, March 25th - Prairie State Winery, Genoa. The intrepid Disorderly Trio of Jay, Bruce and Bobby headedout to this nifty winery/restaurant for one of their famous "Wine Downs". What a great time! The place was rockin'. A bunch of Parrotheads ( capital P) were there.
Saturday, March 12th - Hemingway's Port of Call & South of Disorder Bar, Lake Geneva. Almost the whole band with guest stars from Pirates Over 40 celebrated the early spring and MARDI GRAS up at Steve's place in Lake Geneva.
Saturday, January 8th - 3 Vines Cafe, Sleepy Hollow (W. Dundee). Jay took his solo act to this tony little wine bar and grill. Warm friendly place with great wines and food. Jay plays with a drum machine and harmonizer - pretty big sound. He's adding knee cymbals next time!
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