Upcoming Shows

MAY 29

Country Night with “Natalie Stovall & The Drive” ~ 10 PM

Whether it’s Natalie Stovall’s breathtaking vocals and larger-than-life stage presence, her Band’s turbo-charged, take-no prisoners live shows, or the collective unit’s barnstorming worldwide tours, “Natalie Stovall and The Drive” prove they are arena ready.  A humble, charismatic entertainer with a trademark lion’s mane of big blonde hair, Natalie and her powerful vocals and sparkling fiddle leave audiences spellbound.  Although she can seem larger than life onstage, offstage she’s as down home and as easy-going as can be.  One-on-one sincerity and a contagious personality just come naturally to this small town girl from Columbia, Tennessee.  Make no mistake though, as soon as you put this small town girl in front of an audience – something spontaneous, mesmerizing, and explosive happens.

May 30

Dueling Pianos LIVE ~ 8 PM

Every last Saturday of the month is Dueling Pianos at District!  An interactive musical comedy experience that engages audience members and makes YOU the star of the show!  Featuring “Dario Radio”, the best Chicago has to offer!  ”Dario Radio” has a complete array of music selections so even the most ridiculous requests will be attempted … and who knows, we might hand the mic over to you!

June 5

Country Night with “South Bound” ~ 10 PM

“South Bound”, formed in 2012 and based out of Beloit, WI, has hit the ground running with their “Rockin’ it Country” style of music.  Covering artists such as Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, “Little Big Town”, “The Band Perry” and Lady A as well as classic Artists such as Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, “Foreigner”, “Journey” and “38 Special” , “South Bound” has found a magical mix of both Country and and Rock N Roll.

June 6

“Raise the Woof” Fundraiser to support “The Puppy Mill Project” – Doors Open at 6 PM (Comedy at 7 PM)

Stand-Up Comedy featuring Steve Mazan, Seth Davis and Bobby Hill.  Raffles and Signature Drinks featured with proceeds going to “The Puppy Mill Project”.  Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $20 for Preferred VIP Reserved Seating.  Tickets can be purchased at www.thepuppymillproject.org or inside District.  ”21 & Over” only !!!

June 6

“Mallrats” ~ 10 PM

“Mallrats” is an assembly of super powers from across the galaxy, poised to defend stages across the Mid-West from the tyranny of wrong-doers.  5 men and their fearless team of ninjas traverse the blizzards of the central states in the fiery Phoenix and its indestructible cargo unit, bringing mind-numbing joy to the masses of individuals who grew up listening to the incredible sounds of the radio in the early 1990’s.  ”Mallrats” brings that history into a specialized show that focuses on the popular radio-rock from that era . . . think “Nirvana”, “Soundgarden”, “Pearl Jam” and “Stone Temple Pilots” as well as every other “Top 10″ hit from the 90’s to that list.

June 12

Country Night with “Drew Baldridge” ~ 10 PM

With a voice as rich as the mid-western soil he was raised on, Patoka, Il native, Drew Baldridge’s music reflects small town life while living large on the simple things.  Drew’s music is the “soundtrack to life”, be it a rowdy Friday night or a peaceful Sunday morning.  His Songs and performances transport listeners to their favorite memories while simultaneously making new ones.  He has shared the stage with artist’s such as “Alabama”, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry, and Justin Moore.

June 13

MAIN STREET DISTRICT presents the 1st “TWO BLOCK PARTY” of 2015 ~ 6 PM

“Too White Crew” with “The Personnel” and “Sidewalk Chalk”

June 27

Dueling Pianos LIVE ~ 8 PM

Every last Saturday of the month is Dueling Pianos at District!  An interactive musical comedy experience that engages audience members and makes YOU the star of the show!  Featuring “Dario Radio”, the best Chicago has to offer!  ”Dario Radio” has a complete array of music selections so even the most ridiculous requests will be attempted … and who knows, we might hand the mic over to you!

***JULY 9***

“P.O.D.” w/ “Islander” and “From Ashes to New”~ Doors Open at 7 PM

“P.O.D.” (Payable on Death) certainly has the right to talk about passion in music.  Passion has been front and center since the Band formed in 1992 in San Diego, CA, and all the way up to the release of their eighth and latest record, Murdered Love. Over the last two decades, the Group has sold over 10 million Albums (including 2001’s triple platinum record Satellite), garnered four no. 1 Music Videos, three Grammy nominations and over a dozen Rock Radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation” and “Goodbye For Now”.  Music trends have come and gone, but “P.O.D.”’s fanbase has seemingly only grown stronger.

July 11

“Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts” ~ 10 PM

Songs.  Songs are the key.  Miles Nielsen has been writing them for as long as he can remember.  Good, bad, great – yeah he’s covered all those bases.  For some, music is something in the background, or in the corner of the bar, or merely something that lives on the other side of the dial – a magic diversion created to pass the time in the car.  For Miles Nielsen, music is as much a part of his life as the act of taking a breath, every experience, every conversation, every dream is a potential song in the making.  There are millions of people writing, recording and releasing music in today’s world of immediate return.  Learn three chords, turn on the computer and you have a worldwide release.  There are very few, however, who are writing music that makes you immediately wish there was “more” – another song to make you turn up the volume , another nugget of melody or lyric that you can find some part of to make your own.  Miles’s songs provide that sense of yearning and ownership.  You want to have another record, another song – you want to hit rewind … you want to know more about this world created in song by Mr. Nielsen.  A captivating wordsmith, instrumentalist, and creator of hooks – rare indeed, but present in the person of Miles Nielsen.  It would be hard to imagine that the years spent honing his craft throughout the bars and music halls of the Midwest, were not leading to something bigger, something permanent.  His latest release, Miles Nielsen Presents the Rusted Hearts, certainly occupies a space of permanence – these songs are not mere throwaway pop songs – but, rather explorations and declarations of a mastery of style and substance, destined to fall into regular rotation on the turntables of fans new and old for years to come.  What is next?  Like with any other prediction – no one can say.  Gifts like Miles’s come along very infrequently, and one can only hope that his ability to be so “in the now” – listening for the songs spoken in the everyday world will continue to grow.  Then maybe that “more” we are looking for, will be given to us via that very key we yearn for … through Songs.

***JULY 16***

“Hinder” with “Full Devil Jacket” and “Diamante” ~ Doors Open at 7 PM

“Hinder”, the multi-platinum Oklahoma City Rockers, are gearing up for their fifth studio Album (When the Smoke Clears) which is set for release via The End Records/ADA this spring.  Sing-a-long Anthems, such as “Get Stoned” and “Lips Of An Angel,” shot them to mega-stardom, establishing “Hinder” as the next wave in “Anthemic” Rock.  Now, with over a decade-plus career under their belts, and having honed their live chops touring with the likes of “Mötley Crüe”, “Nickelback”, “Aerosmith” and “Papa Roach”, “Hinder”’s upcoming Album, with their official new lead vocalist Marshal Dutton, has breathed new sound and new air into the ever-evolving Band.  The Band, which released its debut Extreme Behavior in 2005 and followed with 2008′s Take It to the Limit, 2010′s All American Nightmare, and 2012′s Welcome to the Freak Show, has every reason to have that kind of unfettered confidence in their upcoming Album.  They have an “un-fuck-with-able” foundation, one that is bolstered by true friendships and proven know-how when it comes to writing and recording songs.

***AUGUST 15***

“10 Years” & “Nonpoint” with “The Family Ruin” and “Awaken the Empire” ~ Doors Open at 7 PM