Chesterton’s European Market prides itself on providing the best entertainment for our visitors. From fine jazz to Chicago blues to acoustic swing, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of musicians perfectly attuned to the ambiance of a community market.
Mike Beach is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, where he taps the nostalgia of the city’s history for his craft. “I love writing a song that takes me on a journey or helps me move through life. Great lyrics have a way of burning our souls forever, almost like a scent can bring back some moments in time from years ago. As I write, I’m transported back to a heartbreak, to moments with family and friends – back to a hundred first times, high school and teenage memories.” Beach regularly tours throughout the Midwestern United States, and recently released a solo album entitled “Son of a Beach.”
Ronn Barany plays an eclectic mix of music and has his rock roots in folk to modern to blues but being all soul. He is a singer and songwriter with orignial arrangements of popular music performed in his own unique style.
Tony Cortina The acoustic sounds of blues + soul + and some good old fashion rock n roll!
Gerry Hundt On the strength of his critically-acclaimed Blue Bella Records CD, “Since Way Back,” Gerry was nominated for Blues Music Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011 for Best Instrumentalist, Other (Mandolin), and featured at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Blues Station in Tournon d’Agenais, France. In addition to continuing worldwide radio and web airplay, tracks from “Since Way Back” have appeared numerous times on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Michael Bruccoleri is a former member of the wildly popular 60′s band Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone (“I’m Into Something Good,” “Henry the Eighth,” “Mrs Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”), a band he toured with from 2003 to 2006.
Peter Nye is a songer writer and founder of The Chicago Bluegrass Band. A multi instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, and bass. Peter has toured Scandinavia, the EU, and the US. His musical style is varied and includes Celtic, C and W, Jazz, Blues and Rock.
Ed Strudas Local Singer/songwriter/guitarist .