Upcoming Shows

JULY 3

Customer Appreciation “COUNTRY NIGHT” with special Guest DJ JB Love (from Rockford’s hottest Country Station, 95.3 THE BULL) ~ 10 PM

Don’t miss this one-time Customer Appreciation Extravaganza to kick-off your Holiday Weekend featuring Special DJ Guest, JB Love from 95.3 along with 95 cent Miller High Life Drafts (all day) and 95 cent regular Sliders (from 7 to 10 pm) as well as NO COVER  CHARGE as our way of “saying thanks” for making District the best weekend Country Night in the area so far in 2015 !!!

July 4

Fourth of July “DJ BASH” – 10 pm

Come for the Fireworks (you can’t get much closer to Davis Park than District) and stay for our NO CHARGE HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY !!!

***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 10

“COUNTRY NIGHT” with “The Zac Matthews band” ~ 10 PM

Bursting on to the country music scene after his performance in Nashville’s Texaco Country Music Showdown, Zac Matthews’ recent achievements include, making it to the national finals of the largest talent search in Country Music, “The Texaco Country Showdown. Zac has been featured on T.V, Local and Regional Newspapers, MusicRow Magazine, and On 99.9 WJVL. Zac has been sponsored by B-Tuff Jeans, Thom’s Texas Traditions, and Coleman Custom Picks. Zac has performed at the Historic Ryman Auditorium, The Original Grand Ole Opry. Zac is currently recording his album in Nashville, Tennesee, and is working toward becoming the next big thing in country music!

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.

July 18

CHRISTMAS IN JULY Pub Crawl ~ 9 PM

FREE pub crawl between RBI, ONYX and District starting at 9pm and running all night long! FREE ride, great drink specials and paparazzi backdrop photos to capture all your special moments!

July 25

Dueling Pianos~8pm

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 31

“COUNTRY NIGHT” with “Back Country Roads” ~ 10 PM

Back Country Roads is a 6 piece band based out of the Northern Illinois area. BCR started as a 3 piece acoustic band in April of 2009, then quickly expanded to the 6 piece we are today. We have played at events such as Country Thunder USA the past 5 years and have opened for Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy, Neal McCoy, Steel Magnolia, Keith Anderson and Easton Corbin. We play mostly current Top 40 Country hits with a few older selections thrown into the mix as well. Our Facebook fan-base is over 8,000 fans and continues to grow. We are looking forward to expanding into new areas for another jam-packed fun filled year full of shows!

August 7

“COUNTRY NIGHT” with Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys~10pm

As American as apple pie, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys make country music by nature, not by design. Their songs travel straight from the northern pines and fruit orchards of Michigan to your radio speakers and local honky-tonks. The honest storytelling instantly grabs your attention while the music hits you in the gut like a double shot of whiskey. The energy of a live Grizzly Boys show explodes into the audience like an electrifying dose of adrenalin.

Gunnar Nybald, who still farms the family apple and plum orchards he’s been working all his life, writes the band’s songs from the seat of a tractor. While attending Michigan State University for an agricultural degree, Gunnar teamed up with hometown pal and bass player, Rob Mason (Kent City, MI); guitar slinger, Shane Grehan (Alpena, MI); guitarist/keyboardist, Chris Newberg (Rockford, MI); and drummer Joe Connolly (Rochester Hills, MI). That grisly group naturally became Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys.

***AUGUST 15***

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