Empty Cans to join the Freehouse Blues Band for Benefit for Fallen Marine on June 7th

The Empty Can Band and the Freehouse Blues Band will perform at the Poker Run to Benefit the Captain Thomas John Heitmann Memorial fund on Saturday, June 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 830 Harrison St.,Peru, IL 61354, (815) 223-0282. You do not have to participate in the Poker Run to enjoy the Empty Can Band and Freehouse Blues Band. The bands will start playing at 2:30 TJ_Heitman_Benefit_Imagep.m. and plan to each play at least a set a piece. We are planning an Uber Jam at the end!

Here’s more info about the Poker Run:

A RIDE TO REMEMBER: POKER RUN

June 7, 2014
All vehicles welcome! Registration will take place in Peru, IL at the Eagle’s Club. Registration starts at 8AM with a bike blessing taking place at 10AM. The Run will finish at the Eagles Club in Peru, IL with a live and silent auction at 3PM, dinner at 4PM, as well as live entertainment! Come and support us in accomplishing Thomas’ dreams.

Here’s more about Thomas:
Captain Thomas John Heitmann, 27, of Mendota, Illinois, was killed while flying an AH-1W Cobra helicopter that crashed during training on September 19th, 2011, at Camp Pendelton, a Marine Corps base in Southern California.

Captain Heitmann, Tom to his friends, was a member of the Saint Bede Academy graduating class of 2002 (Peru, Illinois). While at St. Bede, Tom lettered four years in football with three years in track and one in basketball. He was a part of the most successful football team in the Academy’s history and was inducted with his team into SBA’s Hall of Fame. He was also the 2002 News Tribune Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year; he still holds two of St. Bede’s track and field records. Tom was involved in the arts as well; he was a four-year choir member and cast in the Academy’s musicals. On top of the arts and athletics, Tom was also active in his faith, serving as a eucharistic minister at the Academy and participating in TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)

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About three years ago, Thomas Heitmann wrote a letter to St. Bede track and field coach Mike Skoflanc. The former Bruin standout wanted to see what could be done to raise funds to build a track at his alma mater. Tragically, Heitmann is not able to see that project through. This benefit will raise funds for the project. To read more about Thomas, learn more about the benefit or make a donation, please visit the Captain Thomas John Heitmann website – http://www.capttjhmemorial.com/

The cost for the Poker Run which included dinner is $20.00, if you would like to just attend the dinner and enjoy the bands, it’s $10.00. Both bands are donating their time and equipment to the cause. We will rock the house! For more information about the Eagles Lodge, call (815) 223-0282.

March Comes In Like A Lion With the Empty Can Band at Two Brothers Roundhouse On Saturday, March 1st At 8:30 PM

Aurora, Illinois.  March comes in like a lion with a performance by the Empty Can Band at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 W. Broadway, Aurora, IL  on Saturday, March 1st at 8:30 p.m.  There is no cover charge.

The band features the talents of Dave Glynn on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Johnny ‘Mack’ Mackniskas on lead vocals and lead guitar, Rich Van Ham on harmonica, Ray Rehberg on guitar and mandolin, James ‘Chevy’ Chevalier on bass, and Todd Moffett on vocals and drums.

The band will perform songs from their two albums, “Beautiful Man” and “Still Alive”. The evening will also be flavored with their own versions of songs by artists Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Big Head Todd, Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne and others.

“We’re ready to push the Polar Vortex out the door! Wear your dancing shoes” suggests band leader Dave Glynn.

For more information, visit the band’s website at EmptyCanBand.com.  You can also follow the band on Facebook, just search “EmptyCanBand”.  There is no cover at the Two Brothers Roundhouse on Saturday night. You can contact the Roundhouse directly at 630-264-2739 and at TwoBrothersRoundhouse.com.

Empty Can Band to Thaw Out the Crowd in Ottawa on Sat March 22nd

We’ve moved THIS gig to Sat March 22nd due to the impending blizzard! The Empty Can Band plans to thaw out the crowd on Saturday, March 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Zeller Inn, 615 Columbus Street, Ottawa, Illinois 61350. Tasty originals and covers by Van the Man, Rolling Stones, Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne and others are on tap. Don’t miss the fun! Early start at 7:30 and there is no cover charge!

The Cans will also rock the house at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora, IL on Sat, March 1st at 8:30 p.m.

Dave Glynn Live! Solo Acoustic at Culture Stock on Monday, November 25th

Dave Glynn, singer/songwriter and leader of the Empty Can Band will perform live at Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora IL on Monday, November 25th from 6 to 7 pm.  Admission is free.

Dave will perform original songs from his catalog of over 30 years of songwriting. Dave will also perform a few cover songs, “There are just too many great songs out there, but I’ll do my best to pick some songs so the audience can sing along,” promises Dave.

Dave had his professional debut at 16 years of age at the Earl of Old Town in Chicago, a club famous for the performances of Steve Goodman, John Prine and other songwriting greats.

He has performed at many clubs and college campuses including the University of Notre Dame, Loyola University, House of Blues, Orphans on Lincoln Avenue, Biddy Mulligan’s, Reilly’s Daughter and Two Brothers Roundhouse.

He has recorded and contributed his original songs to several albums, most recently “Beautiful Man” with the Empty Can Band and two of the Made in Aurora projects. Please join Dave for an intimate hour of song.

The Empty Can Band will be performing on February 1, 2014 at the Zeller Inn in Ottawa, IL and on Saturday, March 1st at Two  Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL.

Empty Can Band To Rock The Leaves Off The Trees At Two Bros Roundhouse On Saturday, Oct 19th At 8:30 PM

Aurora’s own Empty Can Band will rock the leaves off the trees with a live performance at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 W. Broadway, Aurora, IL  on Saturday, October 19th at 8:30 p.m.  There is no cover charge.

The band features the talents of Dave Glynn on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Johnny ‘Mack’ Mackniskas on lead vocals and lead guitar, Rich Van Ham on harmonica, Ray Rehberg on guitar and mandolin, James ‘Chevy’ Chevalier on bass, and Todd Moffett on vocals and drums.

The band will perform songs from their albums, “Beautiful Man” and “Still Alive”. The evening will be flavored with their own versions of songs by artists Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Big Head Todd, Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne and others.

“OK, put your rakes down and leave your torches at home and come and jam with the Empty Can Band!” asks band leader Dave Glynn.

For more information, visit the band’s website at EmptyCanBand.com.  You can also follow the band on Facebook, just search “EmptyCanBand”.  There is no cover at the Two Brothers Roundhouse on Saturday night. You can contact the Roundhouse directly at 630-264-2739 and at TwoBrothersRoundhouse.com.

Empty Can Band Returns to Ottawa, IL on Saturday, Aug 31st on the Banks of the IL River

The Empty Can Band is back with a live performances at a fun, outdoor venue on Saturday, August 31st – Labor Day weekend at H2O Bar & Grill, 935 E, Main St., Ottawa, Illinois 61350 – right on the banks of the Illinois River. We start early – 8 PM, and get your dance on!

The band features the talents of Dave Glynn on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Johnny ‘Mack’ Mackniskas on lead vocals and lead guitar, Rich Van Ham on harmonica, Ray Rehberg on guitar and mandolin, James ‘Chevy’ Chevalier on bass, and Todd Moffett on vocals and drums.

The band will perform songs from their most recent album, “Beautiful Man”, songs from “Still Alive”, their debut album, and will also peform some new original material. The evening will be flavored with their own versions of songs by artists Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Big Head Todd, Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne and others.

You can follow the band on Facebook, just search “EmptyCanBand”. To listen to some of the bands songs, tune into DeliRadio – it’s free!  To catch a live video of the band from Downtown Alive a while back – check out Facebook!

Empty Can Band to Close Out Two Brothers Summerfest This Sunday

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We are pleased to announce that we are closing out Two Brothers Summer Festival/Hopfest at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway St Aurora, IL 60505, this Sunday, June 23rd. Greg Boerner will be sharing the stage with us and Greg will open solo at 1:00 p.m., Grammy Nominee Zak Morgan will do a set and then the band will take the stage at 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This will be out in front of the Roundhouse in the parking lot. This is a kid-friendly, family fun kinda show. Get tickets here: www.twobrothersfestival.com – the show on Sunday is free, but you might want to check out some of the bands on Friday and Saturday. 

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