Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana updates free weekend performance schedule

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Mr. Blotto will play at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana on October 30. (Photo provided)
Information provided by Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

GARY, Ind. (September 30, 2021) – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is continuing to host many free performances this fall. A full list of the acts is included below:

Friday, 10/1/2021

DJ Xavier – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Xavier is known as one of the pioneers of the Chicago House Music Movement. He was honored to be named to the Architects of House as one of the 100 most influential DJ’s in the Chicago House Music scene between 1975 and 1995.

Ricjaz and Friends – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • Mr. Ric Hall, otherwise known as “RicJaz” Guitar is an example of one of the best musicians to come out of Chicago. Since leaving the Chicago Conservatory College to tour with Albert King, Ric has gone on to play with Soul, R&B, Jazz and Blues Bands throughout Chicago. Since 2005, Ric has been a member of the Buddy Guy Band, sharing the stage at times with BB King, Santana, John Mayer and Stevie Wonder. RicJaz & Friends plays the entire spectrum of Ric’s career – 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, R&B, Blues & Oldies.

Saturday, 10/2/2021

DJ Xavier – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Xavier is known as one of the pioneers of the Chicago House Music Movement. He was honored to be named to the Architects of House as one of the 100 most influential DJ’s in the Chicago House Music scene between 1975 and 1995.

Cowboy Jukebox – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • Cowboy Jukebox is Chicago’s 5-piece country rock party band — country music for people who love country music and for people who hate country music. The band plays top 40s country of the decades as well as a few surprises from the Pop Billboard charts all the way to hits of the 90s and 2000s.

Friday, 10/8/2021

DJ Lil’ John – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • DJ Lil’ John is globally recognized for his remixes and production work during the 1990’s, but these days he has been making a name for himself in the world of commercial radio. On a daily basis, he supplies pre-recorded mini-mixes for Chicago’s Soul 106.3FM.

The Spazmatics – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • The Spazmatics are renowned as “The Ultimate 80s New Wave Tribute”. The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of energy and entertainment.

Saturday, 10/9/2021

DJ WyldChyld – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • For over 18 years, Tony Benion aka DJ WyldChyld, has been a regular fixture in Chicago’s nightlife scene. His acclaim skyrocketed after serving as a 2011 Lollapalooza DJ.

Serendipity – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • Serendipity is a pop/rock band from the Chicago suburbs most notable for playing a combination of popular 60’s, 70’s and 80’s covers as well as current pop hits at events all over the Chicago land area. Serendipity has been seen and heard on live television, radio stations and commercials, and will be working on an original album in 2020.

Friday, 10/15/2021

DJ Sandra Suave – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Sandra is an Open Format DJ who has rocked crowds at Cuban Fest, Backlot Bash, Chicago Pride Parade, Pride North Festival, My House Music Fest, Villapalooza, Logan Square Arts Festival, Northalsted Market Days, and The Writer’s Bench: Battle for The Eagle. She is a resident DJ on Vocalo Radio Chicago and the resident DJ at The Gwen Hotel’s Tipsy Tea Party.

Boy Band Review – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • Boy Band Review is a premier boy band tribute show. Bringing full production lights, video, choreography, harmonies, and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans with their boy band shows that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love. Boy Band Review shows are an incredible throwback experience where fans relive great years.

Saturday, 10/16/2021

DJ WyldChyld – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

7th Heaven – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • 7th Heaven is a Pop Rock band from the Chicagoland area. 7th heaven started in 1985 and is one of the biggest and busiest indie bands in the world. The band has released over 800 original songs.

Friday, 10/22/2021

DJ WyldChyld – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

The 1985 – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • From South Bend, IN, The 1985 is a five-member retro band, featuring the best of rock, pop, new wave, and metal from the 1980’s! Lights, video, costumes, all come together for an immersive, TOTALLY 80’s experience.

Saturday, 10/23/2021

DJ Lil’ John – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • One of the busiest blues outfits in Chicagoland, the Smiley Tillmon Band is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. After 55 years on the local blues scene, Tillmon serves up the blues and soul standards that people never seem to stop craving. He joined forces with bassist Tom Rezetko, and they’ve been inseparable onstage ever since. Kate Moss shares guitar duties with Tillmon, and drummer George Baumann completes one of the Windy City’s toughest blues combos.

Friday, 10/29/2021

Mike Wheeler Band – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Mike Wheeler has a vast knowledge of music and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, he slides in and out of musical genres with ease. Mike Wheeler is a staple in the Chicago blues community, playing and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including Nellie Tiger Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray & Cadillac Dave. Mike was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.

Ally Venable – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • With Heart Of Fire, Texas’s favourite new gunslinger Ally Venable is coming off the ropes of the pandemic swinging. Defying dark times and rolling up the amps, this fourth release from the acclaimed singer-songwriter is a record to rattle speakers and signpost better times ahead. “My vision was to really spread a positive message of love,” says Venable. “The world needs that right now.”

Saturday, 10/30/2021

DJ Lil’ John – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

Mr. Blotto – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • Mr. Blotto is Chicago’s Original Jam Band, with 30 years as a non-stop touring band and over a dozen albums and nearly 4,000 concerts under their belt. Generational audiences are engaged and surprised constantly as the band breaks down norms and expectations by playing surprise albums in their entirety, or voyaging on complex musical odysseys. Mr. Blotto made it through the rough and tumble music world as survivors that now share their unparalleled professional experience and creativity in every show.

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is located at 5400 West 29th Avenue, Gary, IN.

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