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S.L Wine Bar continues “Good Vibes Only” mentality in Lansing

LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2023) – S.L Wine Bar continues to bring good vibes to the Lansing community during their monthly live music events. Over 50 people attended a November 24 event to listen to live music while enjoying a variety of wines and other liquors.

The two-hour event featured a live music performance by the group “2nd Nature Band” which currently has a residency at the bar.

The “Good Vibes Only” motto continues

S.L Wine Bar provides an upscale and relaxing vibe for those who wish to unwind after a long day. (Photo: Kinise Jordan)

The bar is owned and operated by married couple Christopher and Deja Cain, who both come from a lineage of business ownership.

The Cains’ aim is to continue their original business model of creating a safe, relaxed, and comfortable environment for all patrons.

“We want people who want to be here, who want to have a good time, who wants to relax from a hard day at work, from everyday life,” said Christopher Cain. “[We want people] who have a genuinely good vibe and who want to be around other people who have a good vibe and positivity.”

Cain is a musician himself and has been playing percussion instruments since he was 11 years old. He has experience in several genres of music including Gospel, R&B, and Jazz.

“I am a musician so I always [planned] to bring live music into the space [but] I wanted to do it correctly,” he said.

2nd Nature Band is the band in residence at S.L Wine Bar. They play on the fourth Fridays of each month. (Photo: Kinise Jordan)

2nd Nature Band

2nd Nature Band was founded in 2010 by Wayne Bradford, Anthony Gaines, Benjamin Moore, and Matthew Berger to express the love of music through musical conversation.

The group consists of seven members including lead singers Sonshine Wiley and D Lylez. The other members who mainly play instruments include Brian Brown, Runere Brooks, Bobby Cooper, Richard Patterson, and Dwayne “Deo” Bradford.

The band has held a residency at S.L Wine Bar for over a year.

During the November 24 event, they performed several cover songs including “Angel” by Anita Baker, “Say Yes” by Floetry, and “Work” by Rihanna.

They also performed a few of their original songs including their latest single “Dirty Vibes.”

The bar’s live music event previously took place every first and third Thursday of the month but was recently changed to the last Friday of every month.

For more information on upcoming events, visit

S.L Wine Bar is located in Lan Ridge Plaza, at the northeast corner of Ridge Road and Burnham Avenue. (Photo: Kinise Jordan)

S.L Wine Bar is located at 3224 Ridge Road in Lansing.


Kinise Jordan
Kinise Jordan
Kinise Jordan brings local experience and a long list of journalism skills to her work with The Lansing Journal. She understands the need for reliable, factual information in equipping people to build community. An Audio News internship with WBEZ honed her interviewing skills and her sense of timing and deadlines. A native of Calumet City, Kinise is familiar with the interplay of local government, local schools, and local businesses.