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***UPDATED  March 20th, 2024***
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For the upcoming shows, scroll down a bit.

But first, info on the EIGHT great bands I get to play with!....
I'm extremely fortunate to be playing with some great bands (and even greater friends). Please click on the band names to open a new window for their respective websites!


Mixtape Junkies
ALL your favorite 80's music the other bands are not playing for you  :)
For our songlist and lots more info



BlockStar
The concept? We're a live version of your favorite radio station on a holiday weekend while you're enjoying a block party - we play 3 to 4 song blocks in-a-row of your favorite artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s.    :)





OMT (One More Time) 

Classic rock, Contemporary Country, Alternative, and much more.

Great songs you love and great songs you may not know but WILL love. Tight vocal harmonies and a ton of fun!  (And yes, we did weigh the fun to be sure).

www.OneMTime.com




Turbo Shot

This is the band that seriously doesn't take itself seriously.   :D   

It's all about the great 'party rock 'n' roll' that you hear comin' out of your drunk neighbor's old and dying humungous speakers around midnight on a Saturday night - where everyone at his house is having the time of their lives, but you're wussing out cuz you gotta work on Monday. Wahhh... Every thing from the classic 70's & 80's favorites to contemporary hits. I'll let one of the band's posters speak for itself....  


www.Facebook.com/TurboShotRocks 

 




BAD BOUYS

Your favorite yacht-rock classics, but with a little more edge and power to 'em.


www.facebook.com/badbouyschicago





PRAIRIE SURFERS

Classic Rock to Americana.




I'm also helping out by subbing in on some shows with two great local bands:


---The killer Rush tribute band, ANIMATION


www.Facebook.com/AnimationRushTribute




---And some great original music mixed in with some great, special covers in the band MEL MUZIC

www.MelMuzic.com





**UPCOMING SHOWS**

As busy as I am with shows, guitar lessons, band rehearsals, etc, I'm sure I'll miss posting something at some point. If you're wanting to double-check if I'm playing any weekend that is (accidentally) not listed below, please feel free to email me to find out if I will be playing a show with one of these great bands!  

Dave@DaveTheGuitarPlayer.com



2024




JANUARY

Friday the 12th - **CANCELED due to snow!!** MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Go Brewing (Naperville)

--we have rescheduled for Friday February 23rd, hope to see you there!



FEBRUARY

Friday the 2nd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Ballydoyles (Downers Grove)

Saturday the 3rd - Studio livestream with Mike from MEL MUZIC

Friday the 9th - BAD BOUYS (charity evrothers (Aurora)


Friday the 23rd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Go Brewing *CANCELED!!*

(I had an unexpected hospital stay that week and I was still recovering)  

**----> Gig reschedule date is below (Saturday, April 6th!!) <----**



MARCH

Friday the 1st - ANIMATION  @ Madcaps (Palatine)

Friday the 15th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ The Roundhouse (Aurora)

Saturday the 16th - Studio livestream with MEL MUZIC



APRIL

Friday the 5th - ANIMATION @ Hero's West (Lamont)

Saturday the 6th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Go Brewing (Naperville)

Friday the 12th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ The Matrix (Naperville)

Saturday the 13th - BAD BOUYS @ Frankie's Blue Room (Naperville)



MAY

Friday the 10th - PRARIE SURFERS @ Quigley's (Naperville)




JUNE

Friday the 7th - MEL MUZIC (opening up for Will Hodge, info to come)

Tuesday the 18th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Harrer Park Morton Grove (7:00-8:30)

Friday the 28th - PRAIRIE SURFERS @ Quigley's (Naperville)



JULY

Sunday the 14th - OMT @ Naperville Concerts in the Park; Century Farms Park (7:00-8:30)

Sunday the 21st - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Naperville Concerts in the Park (7:00-8:30)

Sunday the 28th - BLOCKSTAR @ Elburn Toys for Tots (4:00-6:00) *awaiting confirmation




AUGUST

Thursday the 1st - OMT @ The Promenade (Bollingbrook)

Friday the 2nd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Jonny Cabs in Burr Ridge (8:00)




SEPTEMBER

Saturday the 28th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES (awaiting confirmation)








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Please keep checking back for updates!  

Hope to see you all at a show - I guarantee a GREAT time to be had by AL!    ;)


(And yes, I said "AL")      :)