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March at 210 Live in Highwood: The Nadas bring Iowa’s best alt rock country music to 210 Live; Grammy-nominated Latin songwriter Abel Gallardo; a fabulous St. Paddy’s Weekend; The Prince Project, and much more!


Press Release | Mon February 25, 2019, 03:25 PM EST

  • The Prince Project at 210 Live March 23

    The Prince Project at 210 Live March 23

  • Abel Gallardo at 210 Live on March 9

    Abel Gallardo at 210 Live on March 9

  • Laury Shelley at 210 Live March 10

    Laury Shelley at 210 Live March 10

  • June's Got The Cash at 210 Live March 31

    June's Got The Cash at 210 Live March 31

  • Purim Party with Maxwell Street Klezmer Band at 210 Live March 24

    Purim Party with Maxwell Street Klezmer Band at 210 Live March 24

  • Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones at 210 Live March 14

    Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones at 210 Live March 14

  • The Doors of Chicago at 210 Live March 21

    The Doors of Chicago at 210 Live March 21

  • The Nadas at 210 Live March 9

    The Nadas at 210 Live March 9

  • St. Paddy's Day Party with the Celtniks at 210 Live March 15

    St. Paddy's Day Party with the Celtniks at 210 Live March 15

  • Eric & The Dynamos at 210 Live March 21

    Eric & The Dynamos at 210 Live March 21

The days may be starting to get longer, but nighttime is still the right time to enjoy some of the Chicago area’s finest live music at 210 Live (210 Green Bay Rd., Highwood, IL 60040; 847-433-0304). The March calendar is filled with a high-caliber mix of great performers, from rock to R&B, retro to jazz. The music, sound quality and atmosphere are superb, and you can relax at the comfortable tables or lounge seating while enjoying some great libations and delicious snacks. This month’s special highlights are The Nadas and the Abel Gallardo Band.

Grammy-nominated Latin singer-songwriter Abel Gallardo and The Nadas hit the stage for amazing back-to-back shows on Saturday, March 9. At 7 p.m., two-time Latin Grammy nominee Abel Gallardo and his Band make their first 210 Live engagement. This Latin pop band sensation sings in Spanish and sings from the heart, touching people of all tongues with his sincerity. In 2014, Abel gained the interest of a renowned producer of Latin music, Junior Cabral, who has worked with prominent figures such as Ricardo Arjona, Pepe Aguilar, Juan Gabriel, Ana Gabriel, Lucero, and Julio Iglesias among others. Cabral produced Abel’s first solo album which includes his first single, Mi Declaración. This is a special evening not to be missed.

Then, at 9 p.m., The Nadas, an indie alt-rock meets country band from Iowa who have sold more than 200,000 records on their own label, Authentic Records, take the stage. Singers/guitarists Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith, bassist Brian Duffey, and drummer Brandon Stone mix country, rock, alternative, and indie with flawless songwriting and catchy melodies for a crowd-pleasing experience. Tickets for both shows will go fast, so get yours now!

Get in touch with your Inner Irish during 210 Live’s St. Paddy’s Day weekend

St. Paddy’s Day will never be the same once you’ve taken in the sights, sounds and bevvies of 210 Live’s celebration throughout the weekend. Things get off to a rollicking start on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. as The Rattlers make their first appearance at 210 Live. Truly masterful at playing hard-hitting Texas honky tonk, country, twin fiddle western swing and rippin’ rock-a-billy, the band members have recorded and played with Dolly Parton, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Dickie Betts, Hank III and more. Featuring four current members of Jump ’N The Saddle, the band includes TC Furlong on steel guitar, John Rice on guitar and fiddle, Barney Schwartz on bass, Billy Shaffer on drums and Ollie O’Shea on fiddle and schtick. If honky tonk and country swing are your thing, be sure to catch this show!

Then, at 9 p.m., St. Paddy’s Weekend gets under way in earnest as the amazing Celtniks bring their exuberant Irish music to the stage beginning at 9 p.m. So, go on the lash! 210 Live will be jammers! You’ll have a craic, even if you look like a stook!

On Sunday, March 17, Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners will shake their shamrocks! This wild band of ne’er-do-wells (not really, they’re great guys and talented, too) will bring their gritty blues rock sound, with an Irish twist for one night only, to 210 Live. The music begins at 7 p.m. Grab a pint or two and have a great time. 

Is Retro Now Current?

A good question. Find out for yourself on Thursday, March 14 as Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones return to the 210 Live stage. These gentlemen of musicial distinction offer up a high-energy collection of great rock ‘n’ roll classics going back to the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Then they add a skillful touch of country swing to the music, making for an evening of pure dancing fun! The music begins at 7 p.m.

Another great retro group, Rosie & The Rivets, returns to 210 Live on Thursday, March 28 for their 1950s and ‘60s Dance Party. If you can’t get enough of classic tunes from artists such as Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Nancy Sinatra, the Ventures, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Elvis, Carl Perkins and many more, then an evening with band members Christine Mikulskis, Frank Canino, Marc Edelstein, Kevin Gawthorp and Jim Barclay is a memorable musical immersion!

The month of March finishes off with another fun show—June’s Got the Cash, a musical tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter. The band features Jenna Middleton as June Carter and Jonathan Lyons as Johnny Cash. Steve Justman on bass and Bart Alonzo on lead guitar round out the band. This energetic evening of soulful country hits takes place Sunday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

210 Live has the best tribute band lineup in Chicagoland

March continues 210’s tradition of hosting the best tribute bands in the area. Making their monthly and super-popular appearance on Thursday, March 7 is Soulshine, a band of veteran, highly-skilled musicians who play the heck out of the Allman Brothers Southern blues/rock. Their re-creations are amazing. The music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8 will be another dream night for classic rock lovers. Fans of guitar legend Eric Clapton will be amazed at the musical finesse and energy of Eric & the Dynamos. They pay tribute to the music of the incomparable “Slowhand,” featuring Louie Zagoras on guitar along with Scott Kaufman on keyboards, Ira Sussman on bass and David Harris on drums. The band reaches deep into Clapton’s repertoire, playing favorites from Cream, Derek & The Dominos and Blind Faith, featuring music from the Eric Clapton/Stevie Winwood collaborations. A real treat for fans of one of the greatest guitarists of all time! Be ready for this set to envelop you! 

The Ravinia Ramblers open the show with their ever-evolving music drawn from rock, bluegrass and pop including original songs from Jason Berger. The music begins at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 13, we host Dan Moulder & Friends, featuring Kara Cavanaugh on vocals along with more big names in the jam band scene—Josh O, Briskey and Petey—do their take on the Grateful Dead. Their heady mix of rock, psychedelia, country, folk, reggae, blues and experimental music begins at 7:30 p.m.

210 Live says “hello, we love you” on Thursday, March 21 as it hosts the Doors of Chicago. This amazing tribute band captures the music and dynamics of Jim Morrison and the Doors in their prime. Relive your baby boomer soundtrack while you dance or groove to these legendary tracks. Music begins at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, March 23, we are pleased to present The Prince Project, the most authentic Prince tribute band in the country! You’ll think you’re at a live concert of Prince and the Revolution at the renowned Minneapolis First Avenue club, circa 1980s. The band is led by DeVaughn Weber, a renowned Prince impersonator and YouTube star who has been electrifying fans from coast to coast performing as Prince. This astounding re-creation begins at 8 p.m.—don’t miss it!

One of 210’s most admired and popular tribute bands is Have A Cigar, The Pink Floyd Experience. They return to the stage on Friday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m. It’s truly a multimedia happening—Pink Floyd like you’ve never experienced before. It will be an evening of psychedelia, cool visuals and awesome music that never grows old, so don’t miss it!

Funk, Soul and Pop: perfect for hitting the dance floor

Dance partying gets off to an early start in March as The Ravines return to the 210 Live stage Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. The Ravines are a high octane funk and rock machine. Pulling from some of the best bands and studio musicians over the last 20 years, The Ravines got together for the sheer joy of playing music. Having formed in mid-2017, people have been rejoicing at the infectious grooves they create exclaiming "this is the best band I have heard in years.” The bands they have been in or a part of include Nicholas Tremulis, Mucca Pazza, The Way Moves, Bass 30, Tami Show, Blitz FM, King Mixer and many more. 

We know that many of you (secretly) love pop and top 40 tunes going back to the ‘60s, 70s and ‘80s. It’s time to let your inner Top 40 out on the dance floor, for all to see, right here at 210 Live! We’re bringing the great Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press to the 210 Live stage on Saturday, March 16, at 9 p.m. You’ll be singing along to a jukebox full of hits ranging from Hall & Oates to Taylor Swift, Queen to The Beatles, and Wilson Phillips to Elton John!  You may even hear some of our off-the-wall choices from Les Miserables, The Golden Girls, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and classic Disney movies! Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press combine excellent musicianship, bone-crushing 3-part vocal harmonies, and a contagious stage energy that will keep you dancing!

Speaking of dancing, you might know how fun it was to dance to the great jazz era big bands like Benny Goodman. Jazz clarinet was, at one time, the star of the jazz world, and clarinetist Michael Lerich Jazz Ensemble continue this wonderful listening and dancing tradition on Wednesday, March 20 for an early, 7 p.m. show. Bring your partner and swing the evening away!

Aside from being one of the mid west’s most popular bandleaders, booking over 12,000 events in almost three decades, Michael has always had a love of the clarinet. His father’s love of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw was passed down to him. The many years of building Michael Lerich and His Orchestra and Michael Lerich Productions, Inc. took time away from being able to dedicate time for the continued practice required to artistically play the clarinet. However, over the past few years Michael has dedicated his time and energy into the instrument and has subsequently formed the ensemble that so many of Chicago’s wonderful jazz artists want to be a part of…Kevin Fort, Ryan Cohen, Ben Clark and Jim Sellers on Piano…Matt Ferguson, Christian Dillingham, Matt Gold, Joe Policastro and Paul Merar on Bass…Andre Beasley, Bob Rummage, Darren Scorza, Ken Takaoka and Zack Marks on Drums. At any given time, any one of these truly marvelous artists will perform with Michael for another wonderfully creative jazz experience.

The groovin’ continues Friday, March 22 as the ‘80s come alive with the sound of Sixteen Candles and their ‘80s Dance Party. This band is one of the most popular and entertaining groups in the Chicago area. Great vocals and musicianship and fun-loving style—and their song selection is impeccable. It’s all about the groove and the fun, so get your body moving! The music begins at 9 p.m.

March will go out in high-energy style as Chicago’s Tina Turner PLUS Motown & More show takes the stage on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. It’s all about the soul, the voice and the nonstop excitement. Dorothy Roberson, known as "Chicago's Tina Turner", is Tina Turner's body and soul sister. Dorothy’s roots are in traditional gospel music, but over and over in church and elsewhere people were remarking on how she sounded like and looked like Tina Turner. But it wasn’t until performing on the streets of Chicago for survival and then as a solo front singer that she decided to make music her life dream. If you’re wondering what love’s got to do with it, then get your dancing shoes on and get down at 210 Live for this truly electrifying show—you will love it! We dare you to stayed seated!

The March jazz Lineup has variety, style and artistry

We’re really excited about this month’s jazz calendar, and things get off to a fantastic start right away: Friday, March 1 is Vintage Swing Era Dance Night. For the first time, the iconic big band from the Green Mill (the oldest and still hottest jazz club in Chicago) is coming to 210 LIVE! Vocalist extraordinaire Tanya Melamed, renowned for her talent, poise and flair, joins Chicago's premier vintage band, the 13-piece Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Dance to music of the ‘30s and ‘40s, featuring the great compositions of the iconic Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others. The music begins at 8 p.m.

This is one night you’ll want to dress to impress! Wear your best roaring ‘20s outfit, then throw back to the days of the swing era with all its glitz and glamour. Swing dancers: There is a huge dance floor just waiting to be dazzled with your fancy footwork.

On Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m., the versatile and captivating Angel Spiccia Duo takes the stage for an intimate early evening of beautiful music from the Great American Songbook. Vocal master Angel adds her personal color and style to each song. That, along with her natural approach to phrasing and timing, and coupled with her tremendous stage presence, keeps fans coming back time and time again. This is a special evening not to be missed. You will also be able to try out 210 Live’s new light menu.

On Sunday, March 3, jazz trio lovers will thoroughly enjoy Gritman & Moran, a unique acoustic trio that will leave a lasting impression. With Heather Gritman’s multi-genre, heavily jazz-influenced background and Steve Moran’s extensive country and rock roots, Gritman & Moran create a unique musical tapestry of their own distinctive musical arrangements. From yesterday’s classics to today's contemporary hits, you can expect something memorable. The music begins at 5 p.m. After the show, JuSt Duo, a piano and bass duo featuring 210 Live’s own Judy Night on piano and Stacy McMichael on bass, will take the stage.

A Fat Tuesday Special! 210 Live opens its doors on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. as New Orleans comes to Chicago for a special WDCB (90.9 FM) Fat Tuesday Party with the Roy McGrath NOLA Quintet. Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Roy McGrath is a tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader and sideman living in Chicago, Illinois. Roy has played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival three times and the New Orleans French Quarter Fest, once with Fredy Omar y su Banda Latina.

The Quintet features Chris Shuttleworth on trombone, Jonathan Wenzel on drums, Ben Dillinger on bass, Julius Tucker on piano and Roy McGrath on sax. This amazing ensemble plays the songbook of New Orleans, second line, Dixie songs and New Orleans standards. 210 Live will feature delicious New Orleans drinks and fare! Join us at 210 for a fantastic Fat Tuesday party, supported by WDCB!

The Bill Porter Orchestra, a 210 Live favorite, returns on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. for an evening of top-notch big band jazz. Always mesmerizing, the band pulls from a wide repertoire of arrangements that cross the decades.

On Sunday, March 10 at 7 p.m., 210 Live has a special treat for jazz vocal aficionados: The great Laury Shelley makes her exciting first 210 Live performance. Known as "a musician's musician," this singer/songwriter toured as vocal soloist for over five years with Grammy and Oscar Winning composer Michel Legrand.

This will be a special evening where she sings a variety of genres she loves and feels passionate about, from the edgy Latin pop feel of Sting's "Shape of My Heart", to the jazz waltz of Ann Ronell's classic "Willow Weep For Me", down the road to Al Jarreau's funky soulful rendition of David Foster & Jay Graydon's "Mornin", to embracing the unforgettable melody and lyrics of Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman's "Pieces of Dreams". The evening will include some of Laury's original songs from her CD, "Time Is A Healer".

Sunday, March 24 will be a fun night at 210 Live. Start the evening at 6 p.m. by celebrating Purim with The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Alex Koffman and Tanya Melamed. If he had only known what a great musical tradition would evolve, evil villain Haman would certainly have had a change of heart.

The evening continues at 7 p.m. as 210 Live’s own great jazz pianist Judy Night brings her Quintet to the stage on Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m., for her CD Release Party II. This mesmerizing pianist has put together a beautiful live album, Sliding on Glass, featuring the Quintet performing creative interpretations of jazz, pop and country tunes. Always enthralling, Judy’s piano stylings come truly from the heart and mind of an ever-exploring musical artist. The Quintet features Brian Wilkie on guitar, Justin Kramer on drums, Jackson Jay Kidder on bass, plus a special appearance from Tc Furlong from Jump in the Saddle on pedal steel.

Book your big event or party at 210 Live!

If you’re looking for an outstanding venue to host your event or party, 210 has packages to suit all your needs! Enjoy delicious food, drink packages, incredible live music, and more! Grab your group and plan your party today! Here are five good reasons to host your event at 210 Live:

  1. The Vibe. You can feel it when you're in the room and it feels good.
  2. Parties. 210 Live is a room of activity and movement and makes for great parties of all types including holiday parties.
  3. The Sound. 210's professional grade sound system makes for a high-fidelity sound experience.
  4. The Music. 210's owner, Judy Night, is a musician and runs the booking, only booking the highest quality bands locally and nationally.
  5. The Food. 210 Live offers “easy-plan” business parties for groups of up to 200 people. Contact 210 Live for more information.

New light food menu

210 Live is now serving a delicious light menu of flatbreads, salads and soups. For dessert we have Hilary’s Cookies, an artisan Chicago purveyor. They’re a dessert in a cookie. Endulge.

Musicians: 210 Live is an ideal place to record a live album, produce a video or host a CD Release Party!

With its state-of-the-art recording capabilities, large stage, excellent sound system and stage lighting—not to mention its stylish, funky vibe, 210 Live is ideal for artists seeking a place to record live or host a CD Release party! We can provide a complete technical crew, while your audience parties with great food and drinks! Contact 210 Live to learn more.

About 210 Live

210 Live, located at 210 Green Bay Road in Highwood, Illinois, is a stylish, comfortable and exciting live music venue and bar where guests enjoy live music five nights a week. 210 is a community of musicians and neighbors—an inviting, comfortable and stylish environment where singles, couples and families escape from their everyday life to relax, enjoy and indulge. 210 Live is open an hour prior to showtime until an hour after the show ends.

For more information, please visit or call (847) 433-0304.
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Press Release | Mon February 25, 2019, 03:25 PM EST

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