Music Schedule


Ohio Players 
8:30 PM - Main Stage

Funk, soul and R&B legends will be playing thier hits Fire, Love Rollercoaster and more.

Jeremiah Hunt
6:45 PM - Main Stage
Chicago Jazz bassist Jeremiah Hunt brings the funk to kick off a weekend of live music on the Backlot Bash main stage.

Silver Rose
6 PM - Beer Tent Stage
Country swing



The Verve Pipe
8:30 PM - Main Stage

This indie rock band from Michigan hit nationally with their Billboard Hot 100 #5 single The Freshman. Scoring 6 more hits in the alternative charts, The Verve Pipe has recorded 6 more records and has continued to play shows all over the world. VIDEO

Smoking Popes
7 PM - Main Stage

A unique blend of buzzsaw guitars, caffeinated rhythms and heartfelt crooning vocals, combining the angst of punk with the smooth sophistication of Frank Sinatra, creating music both urgent and timeless, and influencing a generation of musicians. VIDEO

The Handcuffs
5:45 PM - Main Stage

Led by critically acclaimed drummer Brad Elvis and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chloe F. Orwell, Chicago's The Handcuffs explore broad sonic territory while believing in the power of a great radio hook. The Handcuffs inhabit some of the same musical domain as T-Rex, Spiders from Mars Era Bowie, and early Blondie - all filtered through a modern lens. The Handcuffs are celebrating the release of their fourth album Off The Rails which featues guest appearances from Mott The Hoople's Morgan Fisher. VIDEO

Material Issue
4:30 PM - Main Stage

Chicago power-pop giants resurfaced with a new line-up. Material Issue issue wowed Backlot crowds in 2019 with the superb musicianship and the stellar songwriting that the group has always been know for. We are excited to welcome them back to our stage. Get to the bash early to catch this solid line-up of acts. VIDEO

The Mosquitos
3:15 PM - Main Stage

Katie Grennan & Jim DeWan
2:15 PM - Beer Tent Stage
Traditional Irish

Donna Herula Trio
1:30 PM - Main Stage
Blues and roots

Jacob Sweet
12:30 PM - Beer Tent Stage
Acoustic rock


Tributosaurus becomes The Allman Brothers Band 
6 PM - Main Stage

Backlot Bash fan favorites return as The Allman Brothers in a special two hour set.

Farewell Captain
4:30 PM - Main Stage
Guitar driven indie rock with classic influences.

The Frantastic Sound System
3:30 PM - Main Stage
Zydeco party band guaranteed to get you dancing in the steets.

Andrea Bunch Duo
2:30 PM - Beer Tent Stage
Acoustic rock

Kaben Kafo
1:30 PM - Main Stage
Traditional Malinke Djembe

Louis Bardales
12:30 PM - Beer Tent Stage