Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue
08/27/21 Duluth, MN. The Tribute Fest
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bayfront Festival Park 350 Harbor Dr,. Venue phone: (218) 422-8210. More information

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Past Shows

Date City Venue
09/12/20 Salem, WI. The Sandlots
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 9251 Antioch Rd. Venue phone: www.sandlotsofsalem.com. Outdoor Show
08/28/20 Mundelein, Il. Crossroads of Ivanhoe
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 20915 W Park. Venue phone: (847) 949-9009. Outdoor Show – CANCELLED due to forecasted rain.
08/16/20 Salem, WI. Hawg Heaven
Time: 2:00pm. Address: 10306 Antioch Rd.. Venue phone: 262-862-7777.
08/07/20 West Chicago, Il. Cairo Ale House
Time: 6:45pm. Address: 2009 Franciscan Way. Venue phone: (630) 876-9600. Live stream of the show on the Patio
07/30/20 Grayslake, IL. Lake County Fair Grounds and Event Center
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1060 East Peterson Road. Venue phone: 847-680-7200. Lake County Fair – CANCELLED
07/18/20 Elk Grove Village, IL At Work Sports Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 1190 E Higgins Rd.. Venue phone: 847-871-9490. This is an outside event. “Benefit The Bars Tour”
07/10/20 Libertyville, Illinois MICKEY FINN’S BREWERY
Time: 10:00pm. Address: 345 N. Milwaukee Ave.. Venue phone: 847-362-6688. CANCELLED
06/06/20 Roselle, IL. Roselle Lions Club Annual Rose Festival
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Roselle Metra Station. Venue phone: 630-306-7008. Cancelled
05/16/20 Kenosha, WI. Brat Stop
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $8.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 12304 75th Street. Venue phone: 262-857-2011. We will be opening for “Bounty Hunter” A Fantastic Southern Rock Band. This Show is not to be Missed Cancelled
04/25/20 Salem, WI. Hawg Heaven
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10306 Antioch Rd.. Venue phone: 262-862-7777. POSTPONED Check back for updates Cancelled
04/18/20 Spring Grove, Il. Whisky Waters
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 7237 State Park Rd.. Venue phone: (847) 629-5548. POSTPONED Check back for updates
04/11/20 Elk Grove Village, IL At Work Sports Bar
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1190 E Higgins Rd.. Venue phone: 847-871-9490. POSTPONED Check back for updates
02/21/20 Salem, WI. The Sandlots
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 9251 Antioch Rd. Venue phone: www.sandlotsofsalem.com.
02/14/20 Antioch, IL. Cudas Bar and Grill
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 27045 W Grass Lake Rd.. Venue phone: 224-788-9144.
01/11/20 Hanover Park, IL. Bungalow Joes
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 7406 Jensen Blvd. Venue phone: (630) 830-8899.
12/28/19 Spring Grove, Il. Whisky Waters
Address: 7237 State Park Rd.. Venue phone: (847) 629-5548.
12/21/19 Ingleside, IL. J’s Sports Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 816 Grand Ave.. Venue phone: 847-629-5925.
12/07/19 Elk Grove Village, IL At Work Sports Bar
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 1190 E Higgins Rd.. Venue phone: 847-871-9490.
11/23/19 Antioch, IL. Cudas Bar and Grill
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 27045 W Grass Lake Rd.. Venue phone: 224-788-9144.
10/26/19 Salem, WI. Hawg Heaven
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 10306 Antioch Rd.. Venue phone: 262-862-7777.
10/12/19 Spring Grove, Il. Whisky Waters
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 7237 State Park Rd.. Venue phone: (847) 629-5548.
09/28/19 Elk Grove Village, IL At Work Sports Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 1190 E Higgins Rd.. Venue phone: 847-871-9490.
07/13/19 Highwood, IL. The Humble Pub
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 336 Green Bay Rd. Venue phone: 847-433-6360.
07/07/19 Russell, IL. R & R Crossing
Time: 2:00pm. Address: 14827 W Russell Rd.. Venue phone: 847-395-0595.
06/01/19 Roselle, IL. Roselle Lions Club Annual Rose Festival
Time: 5:00pm. Address: Roselle Metra Station. Venue phone: 630-306-7008.
05/11/19 Elk Grove Village, IL At Work Sports Bar
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 1190 E Higgins Rd.. Venue phone: 847-871-9490.
11/17/18 McHenry, IL. Corkscrew Pointe
Time: 2:00pm. Address: 1402 N Riverside Dr.. Venue phone: 815-578-8360. Jilly Jilly’s Birthday Party!

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Steve
Growing up in a military family that loved music, Steve began singing and playing guitar and piano at an early age, joining his first professional band as a lead singer/guitarist right after high school. He added the bass guitar soon after. For over 40 years in Southern California, Minnesota, and Illinois, Steve has performed in a variety of rock and country bands as well as a current touring tribute act. Since 2018 Steve has found a happy home with the Dixon Bandits playing and singing Southern Rock with a passion.

Doug
Doug grew up in Itasca, IL, and started playing guitar at the age of 14. Early influences were were the usual suspects – Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, along with Alex Lifeson, Gary Richrath and Toni Iommi.
In his teen years and early twenties (1980-1985), a friend of his allowed him to have an “open mic” at his house every Thursday night. Over that five year span, he played with a wide variety of musicians, but bands started up and fell apart regularly.
In 1990, he started a band with a friend of his that finally stuck. “Nuthin’ Fancy” was an exceptional Southern Rock band in the northwest suburbs of Chicago that played regularly until 2002.After taking about 14 years off to raise a family, Doug reconnected with the remaining members of Nuthin’ Fancy. They assembled a new band, and Doug now plays exclusively with The Dixon Bandits

Pat
Starting at age 8, studied contemporary and jazz organ. Then I became a drummer. Ugh!
Early ‘80’s, sat down at the piano.
In the ‘90’s joined an all original band, then a southern rock band,
a country band, two blues rock bands, and now a southern rock band, Dixon Bandits.
Sat in a few times with The Marshall Tucker Band.
Opened up for CCR at The House of Blues.
Played the Taste of Chicago
Finally, I love grilled cheese sandwiches, and my hair used to be flaming red.

Mike
Mike started playing drums around the time the Beatles broke up. He’s played in various rock bands and wedding bands and will play anything that isn’t Proud Mary or the Hokey Pokey. He’s happy to be here in Bandit-land playing Southern rock

Scot
Scot grew up in the north Chicago burbs, and has been playing area clubs since the late 80’s. After an intense three year study in the mountains of Idaho, he returned to the Chicago area and hasn’t looked back. Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dickie Betts, David Gilmour, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton, and later on Trey Anastasio and even Joe Satriani all have had an influence on his playing style. From original 90’s band Zipper, to local cover bands like Sharkdog, Sinner and Saints, Axe, and Waterfront Dogs to name a few, his love of the stage and guitar have led him home to the Dixon Bandits where his southern bluesy roots has come full circle.

Paul
Paul started playing bass at the age of 10 in 1966 at the encouragement of his older brother who was already a multi-instrumentalist. In early 1972 Paul was turned on to the Allman Brothers and soon the rest of the southern rock bands that blossomed. Berry Oakley quickly became his main influence and continues to be to this day. Too many bands over the years to mention helped him hone his craft, playing mostly southern and country rock, blues and classic rock. His most recent stint in a working band was in that genre with the classic rock band Unfinished Business. Now he’s happier than a swarm of flies buzzin’ a manure field to be back in southern rock playing his music of choice, with the Dixon Bandits.