2023 Concerts at the Crib

Dead Night at the Diamond ft. Terrapin Flyer and Sunshine Daydream

Friday, August 18th at 7 PM (Gates open at 6 PM)

General Admission = starts at $15 (standing room only)


Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago.  The band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead-inspired touring acts in the nation. The band draws from a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove, and Vince Welnick. They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation.

Terrapin Flyer official site: https://terrapinflyer.net/

Sunshine Daydream is a Ohio-based Grateful Dead tribute band, known for their authentic and high-energy performances that transport audiences back to the golden age of rock and roll.  With a lineup that includes some of the most talented musicians in the region, the band has gained a reputation for their faithful interpretations of the Dead's classic songs and their ability to channel their own signature improvisational style.  With their infectious energy and unwavering commitment to the music of the Grateful Dead, Sunshine Daydream has become one of the most sought-after tribute bands in the Midwest. 

Sunshine Daydream official site: https://sunshinedaydreamohio.com/



(With support from Quantum, Ketuzi, DJ Smalls, Badguy Moolah, Ekim, Mula, Chico, Wookalow, Koke Rutter, Hook, Good Company, Lucid LVK3, and Canaryy)

Saturday, August 19th at 6 PM (Gates open at 5 PM)

General Admission = starts at $27 (standing room only)


Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party-crushing alter ego Minnesota, is a producer and DJ heralding from Santa Cruz, CA that has been lighting up venues across the country with his frantic energy and pounding bass.  The man named after the land with 10,000 lakes has been a force on the bass scene for nearly a decade. Although he’s made a name for himself in the electronic music space, Minnesota’s musical journey started with heavy doses of classic rock, emo, and screamo.  He was heavily influenced by the psychedelic style of rock legends including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and cites them as inspiration for what would become his own sound.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4XIIdT0K7u7d1Tz5Vfx0JG


Friday, August 24th at 7 PM (Gates open at 6 PM)

General Admission = starts at $25 (standing room only)


Uncle Kracker is a multi-talented American singer, rapper, and musician. After vaulting to stardom as a charismatic presence and chief collaborator in Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band, the Michigan singer, song writer, and performer, also known as Matthew Shafer, Kicked off a stunning solo career of his own.

His 2000 major label debut, Double Wide, fittingly went double-platinum and yielded #1 smash “Follow Me”. Its 2002 follow-up No Stranger To Shame reached gold status and spawned cross-format hits such as “In A Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” which set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart, topping their #1 run on the Adult Contemporary radio charts for a staggering 28 weeks. 

Uncle Kracker reached country’s Top 10 with his double-platinum crossover hit “Smile” after touring with good friend Kenny Chesney (with whom he flew up the charts for 5 weeks at #1 with the duet “When the Sun Goes Down”), then fully embraced his country side with his critically acclaimed fifth outing, Midnight Special.

Uncle Kracker has played sold-out shows across the country and appeared everywhere from the American Country Music Awards to Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2DnqqkzzDKm3vAoyHtn8So

Uncle Kracker


Tributes to Van Halen & KISS ft. Jump & Stutter

Saturday, August 25th at 7 PM (Gates open at 6 PM)

General Admission = starts at $15 (standing room only)


Jump is America's #1 Van Halen experience, having positioned itself as one of the nation’s top up-and-coming Van Halen tribute bands. Featuring a variety of timeless hits off of the first six albums like “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Jamie’s Cryin,” “Dance the Night Away,” and more, JUMP’s live show also includes a selection of skits and one-liners portrayed by Van Halen from their live shows between 1978-1984. Experience an embodiment of the David Lee Roth era of Van Halen and immerse yourself in youth, nostalgia, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Jump official website: http://JumpTribute.com/

Strutter, the longest-running KISS tribute band, rocks audiences with an

an unforgettable mix of classic KISS tunes, fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, explosive pyrotechnics, authentic costuming, full makeup, staging, and special effects. Formed in 1988, they've spent more than 20 years painstakingly recreating the feel of classic Kiss, musically and visually, staging note-for-note and word-for-word performances of vintage Kiss concerts.

Strutter official website: https://www.strutteronline.com/


Tributes to Chris Stapleton & Eric Church ft. Tennessee Whiskey & The Ultimate Tribute to Eric Church

Friday, September 8th at 7 PM (Gates open at 6 PM)

General Admission = starts at $15 (standing room only)



Tennessee Whiskey is a talented group of Chicago’s top musicians, dedicated to paying tribute to the music of Chris Stapleton. The band consists of some of the most accomplished and experienced musicians in the city, each bringing their own unique style and energy to their performances. With a diverse range of musical backgrounds, they come together to create an unforgettable show that celebrates Stapleton’s music in all its forms. From classic hits to modern favorites, Tennessee Whiskey Band Chicago puts on a show that is sure to leave audiences in awe. 

Tennessee Whiskey Official Site: https://tennesseewhiskeychicago.com/

Nationally recognized as the top tribute to "The Chief" in the country, the Ultimate Eric Church Tribute is as close to the real thing as you will get.  They'll be playing all the top hits from "Springsteen" and "Talladega" to lesser-known gems like "Mr. Misunderstood" and "Heart on Fire".  A 5-piece band complete with electric guitars, keyboards, drum, bass, and guitar, these are some of the top musicians playing some of the best beer-drinking country music around.  Chicagos own Tim Gleason offers the real Eric Church Experience that will have everyone with a drink in their hand!

The Ultimate Eric Church Experience Official Site: https://ericchurchtribute.net/


Casey Donahew

Saturday, September 9th at 7 PM (Gates open at 6 PM)

General Admission = starts at $25 (standing room only)


Over the last 18 years, Casey Donahew has risen from a favorite on the local Texas country music scene to a nationally hot touring act who consistently sells out venues all across the country.  Donahew has released eight independent albums to critical and commercial acclaim, with his last four albums charted on the Billboard US Country Top 10, along with 21 #1 singles. Donahew’s "STANDOFF" quickly topped the iTunes Country Chart at #1 upon its release, and his follow-up album "ALL NIGHT PARTY" in 2016 immediately rocketed to #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. His 15th-anniversary record titled "15 YEARS, THE WILD RIDE", a collection of Donahew’s most popular songs and the ones that droves of fans sing night after night at his live concerts, was inspired by and became a gift for those fans who remain loyal in Donahew’s standing-room-only audiences.  His current album "ONE LIGHT TOWN" garnered Donahew his latest #1 single, “Let’s Make A Love Song", which was the #1 most-played independent song on country radio for 2019.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4bbloxL2d1IeYwuT2eIgib

Casey Donahew Official Site: https://www.caseydonahew.com


Ludacris & Flo Rida (Ft. Sweet Diezel Jenkins)

Friday, September 29th at 7pm (Gates 5pm)

Party Pit = $109 + Fees

Field General Admission = $79 + Fees

Stadium General Admission = $59



Ludacris: Musician and Actor known for his 90's and early 2000's rap/hip hop. Born in Champaign, Illinois and the moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his dream of becoming a musician. He made his mainstream breakthrough in 2000 when his second album Back for the First Time was released. Since then he has been known for having his own label, staring in movies (Fast and the Furious Franchise), while still releasing his own music. He has released eight albums and 89 singles.

Flo Rida: Is an American Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter. Born in Miami, Florida, he was inspired by the state to come up with his stage name Flo Rida. He went mainstream after his debut alum's Low (Ft. T-Pain) went number one in the United States for 10 weeks and broke the record at the time for digital download sales. Since then he has been making music ever since and has made four albums and 41 singles.

Sweet Diezel Jenkins: Is a Rapper/Singer known for his hip hop/rap.