Empty Cans Ascend on Ottawa for Two Shows – August 8th and Saturday, September 5th

Summertime Fun with the Empty Can Band in Ottawa! Hey all – if you missed your Empty Can Band fix at Two Brothers in Aurora a couple of weeks ago, we’re heading to Ottawa for two shows. The first will be this Saturday, August 8th at 8 PM at the Zeller Inn and the second will be an early show on the Illinois River at H2O Bar & Grill on Saturday, September 5th (Labor Day Weekend) at 2 PM.

We’ll be at full-speed and running on all cylinders at both gigs.  They are both outside performances so enjoy the summer while you can and some lively music from your favorite Empty Cans.

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Photo by Lynne Gillis

Saturday, August 8th – 8:00 pm to midnight
The Empty Can Band
The Zeller Inn
615 Columbus Street
Ottawa, IL, United States 61350
(815) 431-9550

Saturday, September – 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Empty Can Band
H2O Bar & Grill
948 E Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-4502

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Empty Can Band and Risa Renee to Rock the Roundhouse Sat July 25th at 8:30 PM

Empty_Can_Band_color_rooftop_july_2012Empty Can Band and special guest Risa Renee will perform at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 W. Broadway, Aurora, IL  on Saturday, March 1st at 8:30 p.m.  There is no cover charge.

The Empty Can 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, 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.

Risa_ReneeRisa Renee will open the evening with a set. Risa Renee is a budding talent new on the rock ‘n roll scene. Risa will be performing songs from her recent CD, “Twisted”.  Risa’s “Protectors” feature members of the Empty Can Band.

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 shuffle in the Spring at Open Range on Sat March 21st

OK, y’all enough of Winter.  The EmptyCanBand​ will shuffle in the Spring on Saturday, March 21st at 8:30 pm at Open Range at Bliss Creek, 1 Golfview Rd. Sugar Grove – don’t miss the core band at its best. We’re coming off a great benefit show and we’re tuned up and ready to go.  The usual supects, Dave Glynn, Johnny Mack, Richie Van Ham, Ray Rehberg​, Chevy – Jim Chevalier​, and Todd Moffett​ will provide you with some tasty originals and plenty of your favorite artists. Radioman Hambone calls the Empty Can Band, “the best bar band in the land!” Some come join us!  Like us on Facebook! See you there!

Benefit for Kathy – Tomorrow from 6:30 to 11:00 pm in Prestbury – Unite with Us for a FUN evening!

Cancer can rip people and families apart, but one family is united behind Kathy and so is this community! Join us to help raise funds to assist Kathy in her battle with stage 4 colon cancer. It all happens tomorrow evening (Saturday, February 21, 2015) with the Empty Can Band performing with the ECB horns and friends, silent auction (some incredible items including Blackhawks, Cubs tickets and restaurant gift certificates donated by area folks and businesses), 50/50 raffle, cool T-shirts for sale, food and refreshments (beer, wine, pop, water). The event runs tomorrow night (Saturday) from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Cheshire Club in Prestbury, 15 Winthrop New Road, Sugar Grove, IL. Admission is $10.00 and includes food, refreshments and entertainment. All proceeds go to the Rosheisen family.

If you cannot make the event, please Visit the GoFundMe.com Page for Benefit for Kathy

We also have more info on our Facebook Page!

Call for Help from the Empty Can Band – Benefit for Kathy – Sat, Feb 21st in Prestbury

Hey Empty Can Band fans! We hope you had a very merry holiday season and a happy new year!

We need your help. We’re having a benefit for our good friend Kathy Rosheisen who’s been battling stage four cancer.

The benefit is set for Saturday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Cheshire Club, 15 Winthrop New Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 in Prestbury.

The benefit will feature a performance by the Empty Can Band and friends. It will also feature heavy appetizers and refreshments. We plan to hold a silent auction and several raffles throughout the evening to help raise funds to help offset some of Kathy’s considerable expenses. The entry cost will be $10 and will include food, refreshments and the band performance.

It’s our hope that this benefit will do two important things: 1) lift Kathy’s spirits up and 2) knock her soaring hospital bills down.

So many of us are blessed with good health, a loving family and great friends. Right now Kathy has the family and friends going for her and a lot of prayers and medical support to help with her health, but it’s a daily struggle.

We know how powerful it can be when people come together as a community of friends, neighbors, family and supporters – and there are several ways in which you can participate in this specific event. The first and most important would be to show up – so save the date! Our second call-out would be for any silent auction items – things like sporting event or concert tickets, gift baskets, sports or music memorabilia (esp. autographed items), certificates from dentists, hair dressers, nail techs, message therapists, and other professionals, etc. for donation to the silent auction. Third would be if you’re willing to volunteer some time that day/night to help with set-up or tear-down or a variety of other tasks.

I hope you will consider showing your support in one of the three ways outlined above, or if you can’t make it to the benefit but would still like to help, we’d love it if you would consider making a donation to help ease the burden of Kathy’s medical expenses. Please contact me via email if you’re interested in helping one of our best friends.

You can keep up-to-date on the latest developments at both http://www.emptycanband.com and on Facebook at Benefit for Kathy

Sincerely yours,

Dave and the Empty Can Band

The Empty Cans wish you Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to everyone!  Thanks for another fun year!  We’re looking forward to a more active 2015 as we’re sure you missing seeing the full band.  Here’s a link to our Christmas Song – Christmas in A-Towne as a holiday treat.  Here’s our calendar of events so far…

The Empty Can Band
Bliss Creek/Open Range Grill
Golf View Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-0727
Saturday, March 21st
9:00 pm to 1:00 a.m.

Merry, merry!

The Empty Can Band

Christmas in A-Towne is copyrighted 2013 by Dave Glynn and John Mackniskas.

Dave Glynn to Perform This Friday and Next Monday in Downtown Aurora

It’s time to warm you up with some good old acoustic singer/songwriter campfire songs in the wonderful warm surroundings of Chef Amaury Rosado‘s 33 West on Friday, December 5th at 8:00 p.m.. Dave will play a blend of his own stuff mixed with some lovely ballads by your favorite singer/songwriters. Cap off your First Friday tour of Aurora with Dave and Chef Amaury. Enjoy the finest cuisine in the Fox Valley while your there!

Dave Glynn returns to Culture Stock, 43 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, Illinois 60505 on Monday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. for a fun hour of song and dance (well maybe not the dance). Dave will play several original songs from his catalog along with some choice favorites. Rich Van Ham will be joining Dave on harmonica. Dave has been performing professionally since an early age and boasts a performance at the Earl of Old Town in the 70’s. Dave’s songs cover a wide range of subjects including love, politics and spiritual awakening. Join us for an intimate hour of music. Dave is the leader of the Empty Can Band and promises to play Christmas in A-Towne, the big hit single from the Made In Aurora Christmas album.

Come join us!

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