Empty Can Band to Play New Year’s Eve at Ballydoyle

Here are the Empty Can Band’s upcoming performances:

This just in… The Empty Can Band will be playing a double-bill with Pawn Shop at Ballydoyle, 28 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506 in Aurora on Tuesday, December 31st.  The Cans go on at 8:30 p.m. and will leave the stage at 10:00 p.m. for Pawn Shop to take over.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to bring in the New Year with two of Aurora’s best bands!

We especially love playing charity events, so the Empty Can Band will be performing on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the Mid-America Club in Chicago for the Charity Classic: Land of Oz Party to benefit three charities:  Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS, ClubCorp Employee Partner Foundation and Facing Forward to End Homelessness.  So all of your folks who work downtown can join in the fun for three great causes.  Tickets are $50/General Admission, or $450/Roundtable of 10.

On Sunday, December 8th, The Empty Can Band along with the Made in Aurora ensemble will be recreating their Holiday Show featuring the music from album City of Lights, Made in Aurora, Volume 2 at The Venue, the new, intimate, amazing sounding room in downtown Aurora, 21 S. Broadway at 7 PM.  The night will feature at least 15 different performances and will be fun for the whole family!

More gigs ahead:  The Empty Can Band will be at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora on Jan 25th and will be hosting a St. Paddy’s Party as the Empty O’Can Band at The Venue in Aurora on Saturday, March 14th.

Fall shows with The Empty Can Band will leap off the trees!

The Empty Can Band rides again and kicks off the Fall schedule with a Few Empty Cans on Saturday, October 26th at 8 PM at AC’s Pub in Aurora, 2124 W Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506.  There is no cover charge for this gig. Great food, plenty of liquids and a couple of fun sets by a Few Empty Cans.

The Empty Can Band will be heading to Chicago on Thursday, November 14th at 8 PM and performing at Sylvie’s Lounge, 1902 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613, where we will be supporting some old friends that night including Tim Gainer – who has a new album coming out, Jean Doyle and Dave Bonnan in their band, Steal The Rain.  This will be a reunion of old friends, and some of us will be playing some old songs in case you were worried that you wouldn’t know the words.  Rumor has it there is a $10 cover charge, but that will include at least three bands and might pay for a set of guitar strings after we pay the sound guy.  We’re nostalgic for the 80’s club scene, what can we say?  Stay up all night, just like the old days and crawl into work tired or hung over or both. 

We especially love playing charity events, so the Empty Can Band will be performing on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the Mid-America Club in Chicago for the Charity Classic: Land of Oz Party to benefit three charities:  Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS, ClubCorp Employee Partner Foundation and Facing Forward to End Homelessness.  So all of your folks who work downtown can join in the fun for three great causes.  Tickets are $50/General Admission, or $450/Roundtable of 10.

On Sunday, December 8th, The Empty Can Band along with the Made in Aurora ensemble will be recreating their Holiday Show featuring the music from album City of Lights, Made in Aurora, Volume 2 at The Venue, the new, intimate, amazing sounding room in downtown Aurora, 21 S. Broadway at 7 PM.  The night will feature at least 15 different performances and will be fun for the whole family!

Save the dates:  The Empty Can Band will be at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora on Jan 25th and will be hosting a St. Paddy’s Party as the Empty O’Can Band at The Venue in Aurora on Saturday, March 14th.

Listen to the Empty Cans on Spotify and YouTube!

A Few Empty Cans at Woodstock 50 at The Venue this Saturday and Blackberry Farm on Sat Aug 24th

Dave, with Todd and Richie will be kicking off Day Two of the Woodstock 50 show at The Venue on Saturday, August 17th at 4 PM.  We’ll be honoring Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Tim Hardin and Country Joe and The Fish. For more info, visit The Venue. The Venue will be hosting a two-day tribute to Woodstock featuring the best that the Fox Valley has to offer.  Sponsored by the Fox Valley Music Foundation, this will be wonderful time of peace, love & music!  Check out The Venue’s full schedule of music – great to have this in Aurora now!
On August 24th, the Empty Can Band will be performing at a Back to School Fundraiser for Rosary High School and Marmion Academy at Blackberry Farm.  Show begins at 6 pm, bring the grandkids! For more info, visit the Rosary High School Party in the Park site.
We’d love to see you at all of these events!

Empty Can Band Summer Fun!

We start our summer fun at Millennium Plaza in Aurora this coming Weds, July 10th from 6 to 8 pm. Located on Stolp Avenue in downtown Aurora between Galena and Downer. We’ll continue the fun at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora on Sat July 27th at 8:30 pm. Don’t miss it!
Dave will be kicking off Day Two of the Woodstock 50 show at The Venue/Mundy Park on Saturday, August 17th at 4 PM.  He’ll be honoring Richie Havens, John Sebastian and Country Joe and The Fish. For more info, visit The Venue.
On August 24th, the Empty Can Band will be performing at a Back to School Fundraiser for Rosary High School and Marmion Academy at Blackberry Farm.  Show begins at 6 pm, bring the grandkids!  We’d love to see you at all of these events!

Dave, Richie and Ray Ride Again! Derby Day!

And their off! Celebrate Derby Day with Dave, Richie & Ray who play all of your old favorites in the wonderful stables of AC’s Pub. Place your bets that they’ll get your dancing with your winnings! No cover charge – great food and fun!  The fun happens on Saturday, May 4th at 7 PM at AC’s Pub, 2124 W.Galena Blvd, Aurora, Illinois 60506.

Save the Date for these summer treats:
Blues on the Fox Preservation Band at Millennium Park in Aurora at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 13th.  Band features several Empty Cans and other wonderful folks.  We will celebrate the RCA Bluebird recordings made in the Leland Tower in downtown Aurora in the late 1930’s.  Join Dave, Todd, Rich, Chevy, Lisa Green, Warren Poi and JD Klatt.
Blues on the Fox Preservation Band will guest perform on Hambone’s Blues Party – WDCB 90.9 FM on Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 PM.  This will also feature a preview of the 2019 Blues on the Fox Festival – set for June 15 & 16 at RiverEdge Park.
Empty Can Band at Millennium Park in Aurora at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 10th.
Empty Can Band at Two Brothers Roundhouse on Saturday, July 27th at 8:30 PM

Empty Can Band – Make Winter Go Away Tour 2019

Just in time for this weekend’s Snowmaggedon, we are planning to make Winter Go Away in a couple of weeks on Saturday, February 2nd at 8:30 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL.  Please join Richie, Johnny, Chevy, Todd and me to make it go away.  We promise to play a couple of new songs – we’re actually rehearsing!  So please come to a great place for live music and food in Aurora at Two Brothers.

“Everytime I try to get out, they pull me back in!” complains Ray Rehberg.  Yes, it’s true, Ray will be joining Richie and me at the new AC’s Pub, 2124 W.Galena Blvd, Aurora, Illinois 60506 on Saturday, February 9th at 8 p.m.  We’ll do some three-piece acoustic stuff at the new hangout on Aurora’s West side.  All your old friends will be there – and everybody will know your name (or at least have access to your rap sheet), so join us in the F-U-N!

Fall Back with the Empty Can Band this Sat at Two Bros Roundhouse

The Empty Can Band will be returning to Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora on Saturday, November 3rd at 8:30 p.m. Fall back with us – the clocks change that night so you can get some extra sleep after dancing your feet off!

The band will consist of the core five guys – Johnny, Todd, Richie, Chevy and me (Dave). We are inching our way through 20 years as a band – Wow!!! We welcome veteran singer/songwriter Dana French as our special opening guest.

For a preview of our performance, check out our latest YouTube video by the amazing Jake Chevalier!

We hope to see you there!