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Hard Rock Casino releases performance schedule through July

Information provided by Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

GARY, Ind. (April 25, 2023) – May, June, and July at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will see a wide variety of acts come to the venue’s many performance stages.

Friday, 4/28/2023

Smokey Robinson – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records. Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as, “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.” Robinson has been Inducted into the Kennedy Center, awarded an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a second star with The Miracles. He was awarded a medal at the National Medal of Arts, A Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards, and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Howard University conferred on Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music as did the Berklee College of Music. Tickets are $79.50 and up at Ticketmaster.com.

Luke Repass – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • From humble beginnings, Luke Repass has been making his way in the Chicago music scene for the last ten years. Soulful solos and a tight rhythm section captivate audiences across the county and at every show.

R-Gang – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • R-Gang is considered one of the best R&B dance bands in the Chicago area. Specializing in R&B, funk, and soul from the Motown era into the 21st Century, R-Gang is comprised of the most highly respected members of Chicagoland’s musical community, with backgrounds as diverse as the band members. From playing with national acts like Survivor or Mavis Staples, to writing and recording for groups like Doobie Brothers or Buddy Guy, to performing as on-field band for the Chicago Bears and pre-game entertainment for the Chicago Bulls, the musicians in R-Gang hold years of experience.

Saturday, 4/29/2023

Mississippi Heat – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues Band. Their motto is “Traditional Blues with a Unique Sound” as they present fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas.

7th Heaven – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • 7th Heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years. The band has been heard on over secen radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits: “Beautiful Life,” “This Is Where The Party’s At,” Stoplight”, “Better This Way,” and “Sing.” Also known for the famous “30 Songs in 30 Minutes” medley of songs from the 70s and 80s, 7th Heaven has been an entertainment staple for 36 years. Playing around 200 shows a year, with an average of 100 outdoor events, 7th Heaven has earned the right to say: “We’ve seen a million faces and rocked them all!”

Friday, 5/5/2023

Diana Ross – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Diana Ross defines an icon. A national treasure with a magnificent legacy that has changed the course of music history and popular culture, Ms. Ross is a creator of life, an alchemist of an unprecedented career that has made her one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. Tickets are $90.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com

Ivy Ford – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Ivy Ford, is a singer, musician, and entertainer. Waukegan born and raised, at 26 she is quite the up-and-coming artist of the Chicago blues and live music scene. Ivy Ford started performing live with Kenosha-based band The Real Deal at 13, and since then continues to nurture her musical calling. She plays piano, alto saxophone, drums, bass guitar, and guitar which are primarily self-taught. In late 2012, Ford joined a local blues band which in time evolved into Ivy Ford and The Cadillacs. In January of 2015, Ivy Ford opened for the legend Buddy Guy at his club in Chicago and continues to share the stage with Chicago blues hall of famers J.B. Ritchie, Joe Moss, Toronzo Cannon, and Tom Holland.

Mike Wheeler Band – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Mike Wheeler is a staple in the Chicago blues community and was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. From jazz to rock, from popular music to Top 40, Mike slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication, ease and indulgence.

Saturday, 5/6/2023

Vino Louden – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Vino Louden is a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee born in the small town of Hayti, Missouri. Since fronting his own band, Vino Louden Band has played venues locally and abroad, including Buddy Guys Legends, Hollywood Bowl, Windy City Live, House of Blues, Chicago Theater, and in Brazil, France, and Japan. He has recorded with Jimmy Johnson, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Otis Clay, Martin Scorsese Film and his own CD Vino Louden Live. Vino also acts as the bandleader of the “the Queen of the Blues” Koko Taylor. Also, he has worked with acts such as John Lee Hooker, B,B, King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Led Zeppelin, Jim Belushi and the Blues Brothers. Vino is currently preparing an acoustic/electric project.

D.K. Harrell – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • D.K. Harrell is 24 years old, emerging Blues artist from Ruston, Louisiana. In 2019, he performed at the B.B. King Symposium and was given the honor of playing one of B.B. King’s signature Lucille guitars. He competed in the 2022 International Blues Challenge and finished in 3rd place out of over 200+ international Blues acts. D.K. has shared the stage with some of the Blues’ most recognizable contemporary artists; Gary Clark Jr. Mr. Sipp, Kenny Neal, and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. He is the Jus Blues 2022 B.B. King, King of the Blues award.

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Hard Rock Café Stage – 10 p.m.

  • Ronnie Baker Brooks is a Chicago Blues and Soul staple. Brooks has been declared “blues royalty,” as his style honors the true torch bearers of this unique sound which includes Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Luther Allison as well as his father Lonnie Brooks.

Thursday, 5/11/2023

The Killers – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • The Killers are a Las Vegas-based four-piece who formed in 2003, featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vannucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. The band has received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more. Tickets are $139.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Friday, 5/12/2023

Pistol Pete – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • The consummate professional, Pete tunes up his guitar and then tunes into his audience. Whether he is playing for a small crowd or a large festival, he delivers exactly what the audience wants to hear. He has a large repertoire of cover tunes as well as original material. He is known for his tributes to Jimi Hendrix and considered to be one of the best in the country. Pistol Pete is equally talented in all genres of music; rock, funk, jazz and blues.

The 1985 – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8:30 p.m.

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

Who’s That Girl – Hard Rock Café Stage – 10:30 p.m.

  • Who’s That Girl: the Ultimate Pop Diva Experience is an electrifying stage show that celebrates the iconic female artists who have dominated the pop music scene over the decades. With stunning vocals, show-stopping choreography, and dazzling costumes, Who’s That Girl takes audiences on a journey through the greatest hits of the world’s most beloved pop divas. Led by three dynamic lead singers and backed by a team of talented dancers and musicians, Who’s That Girl captures the energy and spirit of legendary performers such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and more.

Saturday, 5/13/2023

Wayne Newton and Tony Orlando – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • Recognized and revered around the world, these two great American treasures will grace the stage for the first time at the Hard Rock Casino. Entertainment superstar Wayne Newton is known for his iconic signature song, “Danke Schoen” in addition to countless other top hit singles. Grammy Nominee Tony Orlando has sold millions of records, including Five #1 hit records: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose,” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).” Tickets are $69.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Sheryl Youngblood – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Sheryl started her own Blues band in 2013. She plays at the world renowned Blue Chicago as a regular member of the club as well as playing at many venues in and out of the United State with bookings at Buddy Guys Legend, Rosa’s Lounge, House of Blues Main Stage, Crossroads Stage, Foundation Room, Kingston Mines, B.L.U.E.S on Halsted, and Taste of Chicago.

The Spazmatics – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8:30 p.m.

  • Renowned as “The Ultimate 80s New Wave Tribute,” the Spazmatics come with all the sounds, styles, and way-cool dance steps from the decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.

The Dan Band – Hard Rock Café Stage – 11 p.m.

  • Dan Finnerty first caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now infamous rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Todd Phillips has continued to feature Dan with cameos in Starsky & Hutch, and the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time The Hangover, where he performed his version of “Candy Shop.” What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing “I Am Woman” at a karaoke bar spiraled out of control into The Dan Band – a cult phenomenon that has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Rolling Stone, and Variety.

Friday, 5/19/2023

Billy Currington – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Billy Currington’s latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Currington’s sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride. Tickets are $50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames is an authentic blues band that is high energy with versatile talent, variety, and a cohesive show that includes original driving blues, rock blues, boogie, R&B, and Soul.

Hairbanger’s Ball – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Hairbanger’s Ball was established out of Chicago in 2001. What started off as a “What if” idea quickly turned this band into one of the most sought after “80s Hair Rock Tribute Bands” in the United States. Performing over 150 shows a year for 15 years says it all. Their show is in high demand for club venues, private parties, and corporate events. This band has even been named “Best Rock Band” by the public in their hometown of Chicago.

Saturday, 5/20/2023

Andrew Schulz – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Andrew Schulz is a New York native and one of the most influential names in comedy today. Tickets start at $59.50. Ticketmaster.com.

Erin Coburn – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Ohio native Erin Coburn is known for her prolific songwriting and modern approach to American Rock and Roll. Her relatable lyrics and soul gripping vocals are a striking compliment to her scorching guitar solos. Writing songs and performing across the United States since a young age, Erin released her debut album, ‘Chaos Before Conformity’ (2015) at age 14, followed by her second and third albums, ‘Queen of Nothing’ (2017) and ‘Out from Under’ (2019). Her latest single releases, ‘Flip’ and ‘The MiSFIT’ her natural progression to a more mature sound with edgier lyrics with a dash of humor.

Head Honchos – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • The “HEAD HONCHOS BAND” brings to both the live music scene and recording experience music based on intense body moving rhythms and emotionally charged guitar expressions.

Ragdolls – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9:30 p.m.

  • Rising quickly through the tribute ranks, RagDolls has garnered the type of critical acclaim — in the span of a single year — that takes most bands years to achieve. Delivering energetic and powerful performances, RagDolls dig deep into the soul of America’s greatest rock and roll band. If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then it is blatantly clear that these women capture the essence of Aerosmith out of a love for the music and its energy. Their ultimate goal: to leave audiences feeling like they’ve experienced the real thing.

Thursday, 5/25/2023

Nate Venturelli – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m. 

  • Country Singer and Songwriter Nate Venturelli is from Northwest Indiana. Nate’s new single “Union Man” is a song written about the story of his grandfather’s life growing up to becoming a Union Steelworker, and has gotten recognition from Unions around the country. Nate can be heard on Country Radio 105.5 FM from Chicago to South Bend, WIVR Country 101.3 FM, iHeart 98.3 FM, Y Country 97.5 FM, Q Country 102.9 FM, 89.1 FM, AMI Jukebox worldwide, and all streaming platforms. Nate has been featured in The Entertainer, The Times, The Tribune, NWI Life, and on NBC news.

Friday, 5/26,2023

Echoes of Pompeii – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Echoes of Pompeii is comprised of an 11-piece band to give fans the true sound of a Pink Floyd concert: from synthesizers, delayed vocals, slide guitars, and female back up singers. The band will grab audiences with its state-of-the-art visuals such as lasers, lights, video, and iconic images that Pink Floyd was well known to produce. The band plays all eras of Pink Floyd from the early Syd Barrett days, to the later exclusion of the Roger Waters era, and everything in between.

Smiley Tillmon Band Featuring Kate Moss – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • One of the busiest blues outfits in Chicagoland, the Smiley Tillmon Band is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Smiley knows how to have a good time and makes sure his audience does too. After 55 years on the local blues scene, Tillmon serves up the blues and soul standards that people never seem to stop craving, his rich vocals and fluid guitar backed by a band that keeps his grooves tight and right. He joined forces with bassist Tom Rezetko, and they’ve been inseparable onstage ever since. Kate Moss shares guitar duties with Tillmon. Drummer George Baumann completes one of the Windy City’s toughest blues combos.

Saturday, 5/27/2023

Ricjaz and Friends – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Mr. Ric Hall, otherwise known as “RicJaz” Guitar is truly an extraordinary example of one of the best musicians to come out of Chicago.

Mike Dangeroux – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Mike Dangeroux was born in Chicago and began playing the guitar at eight years old. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music (BFA). A chameleon-like guitarist, he is effortlessly able to blend rock, blues, jazz, gospel, reggae, and funk. Mike has recorded with Glawdys N’Dee, Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, Zeleke, Charles Wilson, Kwame, Big Sound Music, Kid Dynamite, J.W.Williams, Bob Jones, Vanessa Holmes, Special Music Project, Quinn Records, Cicero Blake, Bob Jones, Annie G.Records, Big Sound Music, Delmark Records, William Greene, Bobby Slim James, James Gilbert, Gypsyfari, many others.

Friday, 6/2/2023

Mississippi Heat – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues Band. Their motto is “Traditional Blues with a Unique Sound” as they present fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas.

Mackenzie O’Brien – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Mackenzie O’Brien is a singer songwriter and band leader from the northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin area. Mackenzie has headlined at various venues in Chicago, Madison, and Nashville and also performed in the cities of Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas, Milwaukee, and Austin. Mackenzie has landed over 25 original songs on small market radio in the USA and Europe and seeks to expand her reach and brand.

Saturday, 6/3/2023

Incognito and Loose Ends – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of UK music during the last four decades. Tickets start at $49. Ticketmaster.com.

Head Honchos – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • The “HEAD HONCHOS BAND” brings to both the live music scene and recording experience, music based on intense body moving rhythms and emotionally charged guitar expressions.

Blackened – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Blackened is the ultimate tribute to Metallica. From the lights, lasers, fog, stage setup, to the uncanny spot-on sounds of vintage Metallica, audiences will get the full live Metallica experience. Metallica once invited Blackened’s lead singer, John, onstage at their 30th anniversary show to perform with them on “Wherever I May Roam.”

Friday, 6/9/2023

Laura Rain & The Caesars – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Laura Rain is a hard-driving soul singer who uses the power and finesse of her own voice to inspire and electrify the spirit. Born and raised in Detroit, she delivers her original music with fearless emotion and excitement. Along with her creative partner George Friend, the pair have released four albums, and six singles with a unique blend of contemporary funky soul, blues, and R&B worthy of Detroit’s rich history of musical innovators.

Breakfast Club – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • The Breakfast Club is the longest running, most recognized 80s tribute band in the United States. Formed in 1993, the group was the first of its kind. The mission was simple: create an entertainment group that embodied the enigmatic, creative, and buoyant spirit of music and live performances of the original MTV generation of the 1980’s. That mission remains today.

Saturday, 6/10/2023

Kevin Hart – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Emmy & Grammy nominated Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years Hart has become Hollywood’s box office powerhouse, opening eleven films at number one at the box office and grossing more than in $4.23 billion global revenue.  Tickets start at $169.50. Ticketmaster.com

Breezy Rodio – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • After 11 years with Chicago Blues Legend Linsey “The Hoochie Man” Alexander, Breezy Rodio started his own band. He signed with legendary Chicago record label “Delmark Records” and released two albums which received rave reviews all over the world. In 2018 Breezy was nominated for the Blues Blast Music Awards in the category of “Rising Star of The Year” His blend of both old and new school blues, soul music, R&B, swing, and jazz creates a unique sound and vibes that will get you moving all night long. Breezy is about to release his new album “Underground Blues” recorded in Austin Texas in February 2022 and produced by Texas living legend Anson Funderburgh.

Mytime Jazzy Zsoul Funk – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • MyTyme Jazz Zsoul band has been rocking music and entertaining crowds in the Chicago land area and the Midwest for years. They do a variety of music from soul, jazz, and funk to R&B, hip hop, and pop.

Friday, 6/16/2023

Vino Louden – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Vino Louden is a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee born in the small town of Hayti, Missouri. Since fronting his own band, Vino Louden Band has played venues locally and abroad, including Buddy Guys Legends, Hollywood Bowl, Windy City Live, House of Blues, Chicago Theater, and in Brazil, France, and Japan. He has recorded with Jimmy Johnson, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Otis Clay, Martin Scorsese Film and his own CD Vino Louden Live. Vino also acts as the bandleader of the “the Queen of the Blues” Koko Taylor. Also, he has worked with acts such as John Lee Hooker, B,B, King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Led Zeppelin, Jim Belushi and the Blues Brothers. Vino is currently preparing an acoustic/electric project.

Infinity – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Formed in 1985, Infinity grew from being not only a Journey Tribute band, but one of the top drawing cover bands in the Midwest. Two-plus decades rocking the hundreds of local music festivals lighting up the Chicago suburbs each summer have put Infinity in front of hundreds of thousands of fans.

Saturday, 6/17/2023

Ivy Ford – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Ivy Ford, is a singer, musician, and entertainer. Waukegan born and raised, at 26 she is quite the up-and-coming artist of the Chicago blues and live music scene. Ivy Ford started performing live with Kenosha-based band The Real Deal at 13, and since then continues to nurture her musical calling. She plays piano, alto saxophone, drums, bass guitar, and guitar which are primarily self-taught. In late 2012, Ford joined a local blues band which in time evolved into Ivy Ford and The Cadillacs. In January of 2015, Ivy Ford opened for the legend Buddy Guy at his club in Chicago and continues to share the stage with Chicago blues hall of famers J.B. Ritchie, Joe Moss, Toronzo Cannon, and Tom Holland.

R-Gang – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9 p.m.

  • R-Gang is considered one of the best R&B dance bands in the Chicago area. Specializing in R&B, funk, and soul from the Motown era into the 21st Century, R-Gang is comprised of the most highly respected members of Chicagoland’s musical community, with backgrounds as diverse as the band members. From playing with national acts like Survivor or Mavis Staples, to writing and recording for groups like Doobie Brothers or Buddy Guy, to performing as on-field band for the Chicago Bears and pre-game entertainment for the Chicago Bulls, the musicians in R-Gang have years of experience.

Sunday, 6/18/2023

Kevin James – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. James was the producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2, Zookeeper, and Here Comes The Boom. Tickets are $54.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Friday, 6/23/2023

Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Duke Tumatoe, born William “Bill” Severen Fiorio in 1947, is an American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He has gigged with Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, John Fogerty, and George Thorogood. He was a founding member of arena-rock giants REO Speedwagon. He has released fifteen albums as the bandleader of Duke Tumatoe & The All-Star Frogs and Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio. His 1988 live album “I Like My Job” was produced by John Fogerty. He typically plays more than 100 dates per year.

The Spazmatics – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Renowned as “The Ultimate 80s New Wave Tribute,” the Spazmatics come with all the sounds, styles, and way-cool dance steps from the decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.

Saturday, 6/24/2023

Stefan Hillesheim – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Born January 17, 1987, in Koblenz, Germany, Stefan is best known for his slide guitar playing, soulful vocals, and songwriting skills.

Wayne Baker Brooks – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of today’s top guitarists whose signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre. Chicago Blues laid the foundation to Wayne’s innovative style. Growing up Brooks was a regular visitor to such historic places as Chess Studios, Checkerboard Lounge, Wisefools, and many other blues landmarks at which he witnessed many live performances by blues masters like Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Luther Allison, KoKo Taylor, the great Muddy Waters, and his father. The youngest son of blues master Lonnie Brooks — Wayne Brooks was literally born into the blues.  Wayne Baker Brooks and this Band continue to play the world over with WBB’s signature top shelf brand of guitar playing and a live show that should not be missed.

Friday, 6/30/2023

Halsey with Live String Ensemble – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Halsey has amassed more than 41 billion combined global streams to date, including more than 15 billion U.S. streams, and sold nearly 20 million adjusted album units worldwide. Tickets start at $39.50. Ticketmaster.com.

Nerdvana – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Nerdvana delivers a memorable performance that will keep an audience on their feet for hours while they experience the best hits of the 90s.

Saturday, 7/1/2023

Keith Jackson and The Triple Dose Band – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Northwest Indiana is known for a stomping ground for many highly acclaimed artists and “The Triple Dose Band” keeps that list going. Making their debut in 2001, these highly talented musicians met doing a jam session in Hammond, Indiana. As a very versatile group, their performances lean towards the genre of variety music allowing them to satisfy the desires of all their listeners. The founder of “The Triple Dose Band”, Keith Jackson, first cousin to Michael Jackson, was greatly inspired by legendary artists such as Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, The Winans Family, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Jackson 5, and Marvin Gaye.

BBI – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • BBI has transcended the test of time and become an entertainment phenomenon. BBI possesses an ebullient live spirit that cuts across ages, races, and backgrounds. It’s not just the accolades of great songs, an unforgettable stage show, and being well dressed that have elevated BBI to superior status.

Sunday, 7/2/2023

Cypress Hill – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Three decades ago, B-Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs sparked a trip that left popular culture stoned, stunned, and staggering in anticipation for more. Naming themselves after a local street in Los Angeles, Cypress Hill burst on the scene in 1991 with the release of their self-titled debut album. The singles How I Could Just Kill a Man and The Phuncky Feel One became underground hits, and the group’s public pro-marijuana stance earned them many fans among the alternative rock community. Cypress Hill followed their debut with Black Sunday in the summer of 1993, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, garnered three GRAMMY Award nominations, and went triple platinum in the U.S. As a result, Cypress Hill became the first rap group to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts at the same time and are the first Latino-American hip-hop group to achieve platinum and multi-platinum success. Tickets are $52.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Friday, 7/7/2023

Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, and Animals As Leaders – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • Even after hundreds of shows, 15 million records sold, three GRAMMY Award nominations including one GRAMMY Award win for Best Metal Performance in 2022, and almost four decades together, Dream Theater continue to look ahead. Their collective gaze never wavers from the future. Instead, the progressive metal trailblazers consistently explore uncharted territory with the same spirit of sonic adventurousness. Tickets start at $59.50. Ticketmaster.com.

Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Duke Tumatoe, born William “Bill” Severen Fiorio in 1947, is an American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He has gigged with Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, John Fogerty, and George Thorogood. He was a founding member of arena-rock giants REO Speedwagon. He has released fifteen albums as the bandleader of Duke Tumatoe & The All-Star Frogs and Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio. His 1988 live album “I Like My Job” was produced by John Fogerty. He typically plays more than 100 dates per year.

Sheryl Youngblood – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Sheryl started her own Blues band in 2013. She plays at the world renowned Blue Chicago as a regular member of the club as well as playing at many venues in and out of the United State with bookings at Buddy Guys Legend, Rosa’s Lounge, House of Blues Main Stage, Crossroads Stage, Foundation Room, Kingston Mines, B.L.U.E.S on Halsted, and Taste of Chicago.

Saturday, 7/8/2023

Jimmie Allen – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen has been blazing trails since the beginning of his breakout career. Allen was nominated for Best New Artist at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, his first ever GRAMMY nomination. He was also nominated for Male Artist of the Year nominee at the 57th ACM Awards and Outstanding New Artist nominee at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. Allen launched his career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane (which The New York Times dubbed as one of 2018’s strongest) – the first being his RIAA 2x Platinum debut single “Best Shot,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on country radio for three weeks, and second being Platinum-certified “Make Me Want To.” Tickets are $45 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Mississippi Heat – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues Band. Their motto is “Traditional Blues with a Unique Sound” as they present fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas.

Young Guns Country Band Chicago – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Aim for a rootin’-tootin’ good time with the Young Guns as they bring the sound and look of Nashville to a hoedown near you.

Sunday, 7/9/2023

Weezer – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

  • Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals). Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide. Their catalogue has included such megahits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more. Weezer has won Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, and more throughout their career. Tickets are $109.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Friday, 7/14/2023

Laura Rain & The Caesars – Council Oak Bar Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Laura Rain is a hard-driving soul singer who uses the power and finesse of her own voice to inspire and electrify your spirit. Born and raised in Detroit, she delivers her original music with fearless emotion and excitement. Along with her creative partner George Friend, the pair have released four albums, and six singles with a unique blend of contemporary funky soul, blues and r&b worthy of Detroit’s rich history of musical innovators.

Too Hype Crew – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Too Hype Crew brings all these classic old school R&B and Hip Hop jams to life. There’s nothing like the energy when the music starts pumpin’ and booties start shakin’. Regular DJ sets just can’t compare to the energy of a 100% Certified Live performance. energy performance that leaves people wanting more. As Erin always says, “expect the unexpected!”

Saturday, 7/15/2023

Mr. Funnyman Band – Hard Rock Café Stage – 8 p.m.

  • Mr. Funnyman is the ultimate variety band in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland performing a wide range of different cover music including but not limited to Micheal Jackson, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Chicago, ABBA, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Elton John, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Leonard Skynyrd, Steely Dan, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, The Who and dozens of other artists.

Friday, 7/21/2023

Shinedown – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Multi-platinum band Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in music, embodying the kind of creative dynamism that transcends boundaries with over 6.5 billion global streams, a record-breaking 19 #1 rock hits, 15 platinum and gold singles, platinum or gold certification for every album, 10 million albums sold worldwide, and major media acclaim. They are known for their timely and honest messages behind their chart-topping songs that resonate with not only their global audience and the rock community, but our culture at large. Their masterfully realized, high-concept 7th studio album Planet Zero, out now on Atlantic Records and produced by Shinedown’s Eric Bass, debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and the Official UK Albums Chart, and at #1 on 6 other Billboard charts including Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, and Top Alternative Albums. Tickets are $84.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Boy Band Review – Hard Rock Café Stage – 9:30 p.m.

  • Bringing full production lights, video, choreography, harmonies and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans with their #boyband shows that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love. Bringing some sweet hip thrusts and air grabs performed perfectly “N SYNC”, Boy Band Review, shows are an incredible throwback experience where fans relive the best years.

Saturday, 7/29/2023

Deon Cole – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • Deon Cole is a comedian, writer, and actor, who can currently be seen in Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall for Netflix opposite Idris Elba, Regina King, Zazie Beetz, and Lakeith Stanfield. Deon recently wrapped a role in Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill’s You People — released on January 27 — for Netflix, acting opposite Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Eddie Murphy. Deon is currently playing Alfonso in Amblin/Warner Bros.’ The Color Purple directed by Blitz Bazawule opposite Taraji P. Henson, Corey Hawkins, Colman Domingo, Danielle Brooks, Aunjanue Ellis, Halle Bailey, and H.E.R. Next up, Deon will star in BET+’s dark comedy series Average Joe from McG. Deon can also be seen as Charlie on ABC’s Blackish and Freeform’s Grownish. For his work on Blackish Deon won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times in a row at the 2020, 2021, 2022 NAACP Image Awards. Deon can currently be heard as the voice of Dave, for Dreamworks Animation’s Netflix series, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. Previously, he starred as Detective Daniel “DJ” Tanner on the TBS comedy Angie Tribeca opposite Rashida Jones. Tickets are $59.50 and up. Ticketmaster.com.

Sunday, 7/30/2023

Volbeat – Hard Rock Live – Doors open at 6 p.m.

Volbeat are two decades deep into a career that has found them sharing stages with genre legends like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Motorhead, Slipknot, Megadeth, Anthrax, and more. Tickets start at $84.50. Ticketmaster.com.


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

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Hard Rock Casino provides information about the variety of entertainment scheduled on their three stages. The Hard Rock Live venue seats 2,700 and hosts performances from big names in the industry. Free live performances are booked at the Hard Rock Cafe and Council Oak Bar stages on Friday and Saturday nights. Located in Gary, Indiana, Hard Rock Casino is about a six-minute drive from Lansing, Illinois.