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!

ECB Cure for the Summertime Blues!

Don’t miss a fun night of dancing and romancing under the stars with the best thing since Lawrence Welk – the Empty Can Band. Bobby and Nancy will be dancing their way to stardom! Join the Empty Can Band this Friday, July 20th from 8:30 pm to midnight at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL. We’ll be in the Courtyard – weather-permitting.

Can’t wait to see you there! 

Empty Can Band Live and Outside!

The Empty Can Band returns to Ottawa with a six-piece group to play all of your favorites on the Illinois River on a Sunday afternoon. Dockside, 1001 E. Main St. in Ottawa is the scene of the crime from 2 to 5 PM on Sunday, June 17th. Jorge is coming all the way from Mexico to tickle the ivories. There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day! Don’t miss it!!!

Two Buskers Go Legit at Sat Afternoon Cafe with A Couple of Empty Cans and Upcoming Benefits

Hey everyone, Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring, and Happy Happy Joy Joy! Just want to fill you in on the latest developments for the Empty Cans. Richie and I will be performing at Kiss the Sky Saturday Afternoon Cafe on April 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 180 First St, Batavia, Illinois 60510. Don Robinson will sit in on bass for a few songs as well. We’ll be digging into the catalog for some oldies and we’ll also perform some fresh material. I always surprise Rich with some new songs just to keep him on his toes.  Damned if he doesn’t do a great job when he’s surprised!

We’re planning a benefit for Ezzie Stalker and Lutheran General for Sunday, May 27th from 4:30 to 8:00 pm at the Batavia Moose, 1535 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510. We’ll send out more details soon, but there will be a performance by the Empty Can Band and special guests. Please mark your calendars.

I would also like to mention that the Empty Can Band will be the featured entertainment at the Red Tie Spring for a Cure Event on Friday, April 13th from 7 to 11 pm at Mesón Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540. Richie and I will be warming up the crowd for the cocktail hour and full, upright dancing will be required after all of the fundraising. For more info, visit https://www.funforacure.org/.

We sure miss everyone, so please drop by to see us soon! Peace on earth and love to all!

Dave and the rest of the Empty Cans

Empty Cans Come Back to Life to Relieve Your Cabin Fever

Hey everyone!  The holidays are over and after the Super Bowl this Sunday, what’s a person to do?  Well, go see the Empty Can Band, of course.  We’ll be playing at Two Brothers Roundhouse on Saturday, February 17th at 8:30 p.m. For a warm-up, Dave and Richie will be performing at Saturday Afternoon Cafe at Kiss the Sky Records in Batavia this coming Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The band is even practicing some new material for the Two Brothers gig – wow!  We’ll be playing two 75 minute sets beginning at 8:30 p.m. Two Brothers Roundhouse Brewery is located at 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505.  The Empty Can Band includes Richie Van Ham on harmonica and wild dance moves, Johnny Mack on wicked lead guitar and vocals, Todd Moffett on in the pocket drums and vocals, Jim “Chevy” Chevalier on bass and good looks and Davy Glynn on rhythm guitar and vocals.

Richie and Dave, hot off their Mexican debut, will be playing some old favorites and the originals you seldom hear at Kiss the Sky Records 180 1st St, Batavia, IL 60510, this Saturday, February 3rd from 1 to 3 pm.  Joining the guys for a few numbers will be Don Robinson on bass.  This will be Don’s professional debut so please give him a warm reception.

Rumor has it the boys might be playing on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th.  We’ll keep you posted. You can always visit our website: http://emptycanband.com or follow us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EmptyCanBand-288244141336/?ref=br_rs We hope to see you soon!