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Previous events

The Shades

Potter's Place, 29 W. Jefferson, Naperville, IL. 60540

Greetings to all. Hopefully, you got a chance to get out and enjoy this fabulous day. We need more like it. Fingers crossed for something similar on Friday, July 8.

The Shades will be hitting the patio at Potter's Place on Friday, July 8 at 8:30 pm, weather permitting. Margaritas, chips & salsa, some mex food and a healthy dose of classic rock tunes with The Shades. Hard to beat.

Potter's Place 29 W. Jefferson Ave Naperville

8:30 - 11:45 No cover Mike

The Shades

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Draft Picks, 523 Fairway Dr., Naperville, IL.

The Shades return to Naperville. We will be hitting Draft Picks this Saturday, 8-11 pm.

It has been a while since we've been in this area....almost a year. Hard to believe, but true. This is our first time at Draft Picks and we're really looking forward to it.

If it fits your plans, stop by for some tunes, beverages, a little dinner and more tunes.

The Juke Box Kings

Casale Pizzeria, 216 N. Walnut St., Itasca, IL. 60143

Since The Shades are taking a break this week, I am filling in some calendar space my other project, THE JUKE BOX KINGS. It's hard to predict how much longer outdoor shows will be available, so we're squeezing in as many as we can. Cucina Casale has plenty of your favorite beverages to choose from, we're all under a tent with heaters (thank the Gods) and the tables are spaced apart nicely. Masks are required for those post-beverage excursions into the bar.

This is a line-up that will be playing a wide range of songs....some classic rock, some dance, some country, a little Motown and maybe even a little surf music. We're not even sure. Come out and help us decide what to play.

John Abbate - drums, vocals Chris Winters - guitar, vocals Mitch Marcus - guitar, vocals Mike Maloney - bass, backing vocals

Cucina Casale 216 N. Walnut St. Itasca

7 - 10 pm


3/4 of The Shades

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Countryside Saloon, 2501 E Ballard Rd, , Des Plaines, IL 60016

We hope that everyone has stayed safe during this terrible period. Well folks, this will be our first time playing out since February and all shit hit the fan. What started as a show where Mike I were filling in some spots with GMRC has now turned into a show where a third Shades member will be joining us (hence 3/4 The Shades). We will be performing outdoors on their patio. Seating will be limited due to social distancing but the owner has encouraged us to invite folks out to listen from their vehicles or off of the property as well. We miss you all and hope to see you soon.