Live Music Schedule
Hello, Friends, and Happy New Year!
I'm a bit tardy on issuing my January dates, as it is January 11th already! The holidays will do that to you!
But to be fair, it wasn't because I was laying low..I've been quite busy, actually!
For starters, New Year's Eve was once again a huge success! Those who were able to come to RETRO BISTRO were treated
to a 6-piece version of THE JOHNNY BURNETT BAND (JOHNNY BURNETT, BRIAN MURPHY and BRIAN REYNOLDS),
featuring LARRY DEANGELO on flute, ROBBY MACK on saxophone, and DIANA MAYNE on viola and electric viola!
The sound was amazing! You can catch DIANA MAYNE with THE JOHNNY BURNETT BAND this FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH at JIMMY'S CHARHOUSE in Elk Grove!
DIANA is also appearing with another band, BURNSIDE & HOOKER, on Friday, January 29th at House of Blues in Chicago!
And the trifecta for DIANA is that she is also a member of my Fest for Beatles Fans project band, BEATLEJUICE, who walked away as winners
of the Battle of the Bands this past August at the Chicago Fest!
My wife, Susan's, birthday is January 17th, and it seems we've made it an annual tradition of going to a Blackhawks game for her birthday!
Last night we were there to see the Hawks win their 7th in a row, handing Colorado a 6-3 loss! Hossa and Kane each scored twice! GO HAWKS!!!!
January will see my return to JIMMY'S CHARHOUSE in ELGIN, where I'll be appearing solo on Saturday, January 24th, 7 - 10pm.
It's been a while, but it's always nice to be there. Jimmy's Charhouse Elgin is right out I-90 at Randall Road.
You take that exit, go right, and you're there! For now, it's Johnny performing solo,
and JIMMY'S CHARHOUSE in Elk Grove is where you can see THE JOHNNY BURNETT BAND, along with special guests DIANA MAYNE
and KANDALYN HAHN! Both Jimmy's locations are great for dining, and we hope enjoy the music, too!
January also will see my return to JOHNNY'S KITCHEN & TAP, located in Glenview, IL. I'll be there on the last Friday
of the month, January 29th, 7 - 11pm! It'll be good to see Mary and the gang again, and for you meat lovers,
Johnny's Kitchen & Tap has some of the best steak and chicken around!
On January 21st, I will return to RETRO BISTRO as part of an ongoing once-monthly engagement! You can see me there from 6 - 9pm, solo!
But you never know who might show up at Retro Bistro!
HOTEL BAKER'S "ROX CITY GRILL" is in the midst of remodeling, but the music continues on in the room to the right of the lobby,
The St. Charles Room. By the time I next appear there, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22nd, the remodeling may possibly be complete.
Come by and find out if I'm right!
Today saw the very sad news of the passing of David Bowie, who fought cancer for the last 8 months. He was 69,
and will take his place as one of Rock'n'Roll's musical legends! You can be sure that THE JOHNNY BURNETT BAND will perform some
of his music THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at JIMMY'S CHARHOUSE ELK GROVE.
Susan poses at a mural at the David Bowie exhibit we saw in November 2014.
A few mentions of Bowie's songs, films and characters...
I mentioned about BEATLEJUICE earlier! As I said, we WON the Battle of the Bands at The Fest for Beatles Fans this past August!
If you couldn't be at The Fest, you now have a second chance to see BEATLEJUICE! I'm very excited to announce that there will
be a BEATLEJUICE REUNION at PEGGY KINNANE'S in ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH! All 4 members of the
BEATLEJUICE STRING QUARTET will be back - DIANA MAYNE, KANDALYN HAHN, WILLA LEANNAH and MELISSA BRUMM! We will be playing songs by The Beatles,
and from their solo careers, all night long! This event will fall just about halfway to the next Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans
in August 2016, so it's a great way to catch up with fellow Chicago Beatles Fans! You will see all 8 members there,
with the exception of drummer TONY GIANGRECO, who has a previous commitment. THE JOHNNY BURNETT BAND's drummer,
BRIAN REYNOLDS, will fill in for Tony! This will be a very special night, indeed, so mark your calendars NOW!
There will be a minimal cover charge at the door at Peggy Kinnane's, but come early and have dinner at this great Irish restaurant
and pub that is renowned in Chicagoland! And, it's an official BLACKHAWKS BAR, so, you can't lose! This will be my first
official appearance at PEGGY KINNANE'S, so please come out and help make the night a success! Music starts at 9pm!
Fri 1/15 - Jimmy's Charhouse ELK GROVE, 7 - 11PM, The Johnny Burnett Band with DIANA MAYNE and KANDALYN HAHN, and TONY GIANGRECO joins us on drums for this night!
Thur 1/21 - Retro Bistro, 6 - 9pm, solo
Fri 1/22 - Rox City Grill at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, IL, 8:30pm - 12:30am, solo
Sat 1/23 - Jimmy's Charhouse ELGIN, 7 - 10pm, solo
Fri !29 - Johnny's Kitchen & Tap, 7 - 11pm, solo
Sat 1/30 - Jimmy's Charhouse ELK GROVE, 7 - 11pm, The Johnny Burnett Band with special guests DIANA MAYNE and KANDALYN HAHN!
Tue 2/9 - MARDI GRAS at RETRO BISTRO!, 6 -9pm, solo
Sat 2/20 - BEATLEJUICE REUNION at PEGGY KINNANE'S in ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL, 9pm - 1am, (minimal cover charge)
Johnny Burnett Solo - (you've all likely seen this one!) Catch me at the various great restaurants
I play at, and sometimes I bring my own gear for special events or private parties!
The Johnny Burnett Band - we are as many as 7 members, but often are a 4-piece:
Visit my website anytime at www.hcsi.com/Johnny
DIRECTIONS to some of my venues;
JIMMY'S CHARHOUSE - Take a short drive out I-90 to Randall Road, exit there, and turn right. Immediately turn right, and you're there! Just off the expressway. jimmyscharhouseelgin.com 847-783-0200
SEASONS 52 - Located in Schaumburg, IL, Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites
guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international
wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance. Based out of Florida, with 12 locations in the country,
the food is sure to please! Located across from Woodfield Mall (by the movie theaters)
1770 East Higgins RdSchaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 517-5252 seasons52.com
HOTEL BAKER - Located in historic St. Charles, IL, just on the west side of the Fox River.
Take 355 to North Ave (64), go W. You'll drive straight into St. Charles, and the
"ROX CITY GRILLE" restaurant is inside the Hotel Baker.
Hotel Baker offers the epitome in all things luxurious -- elegant guest rooms and suites,
state of the art amenities, exceptional dining and lounge venues, and a scenic riverside
setting that's second to none. Anywhere.
100 West Main Street, St Charles, IL
(630) 584-210 hotelbaker.com
RETRO BISTRO - Located in Mount Prospect at Golf (58) and Busse, in the shopping plaza by Artemis.
Wonderful French cuisine! Dining room seating for diners only!
(847)439-2424 (Chris Barth)