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Kankakee Live

It’s live entertainment reimagined!

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See the best regional and local acts, from alluring acoustics to full band performances each weekend on the Kankakee Live stage. Experience the excitement all around you at Kankakee Live when celebrating with friends while listening to vibrant, live entertainment, sipping on specialty drinks, and enjoying a whole lot of fun. Kankakee Live is the hot new spot in New Buffalo, Michigan for all things entertainment.

Hours

Sun - Thu 
Noon – 9 pm

Fri & Sat 
Noon – 10 pm

Promotions / Events

Zero Unplugged
November 27
9:00 pm
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ZERO is a Rock and Pop band playing the best of yesterday’s and today’s hits with shredding guitars, killer vocals and driving rhythm!. The members are all seasoned veterans and have played in various bands all around the country.

After Ours
November 28
7:00 pm
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After Ours is a self-described “head-nod-jazz” duo from South Bend, IN comprised of Eli Kahn (7-string guitars & madness) & Arthur Schroeder (drum set) with a unique approach to improvisation & dynamic range.

Having worked together for 9+ years as the rhythm section in different groups, the two musicians have developed a tight chemistry that translates to their original music & interpretations of contemporary tunes.

Chris Burch
November 29
5:00 pm
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Chris Burch is an alternative rock influenced artist who has been performing to audiences across the country. Using a guitar as the spill canvas for his sharp song-writing, raw vocal appeal, and bravely fresh sound, Chris delivers his songs with a reckless intensity that sets him apart from his contemporaries. 

Mike Struwin & Roots Rhythm
December 4
7:00 pm
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Incorporating myriad genres, including Alt-country/Americana/Roots/Rock/Memphis Soul and even Reggae, this trio is one you won't want to miss. 

Eli Kahn
December 5
3:00 pm
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Eli Kahn is a guitarist, beat-maker, & improviser from South Bend, IN. Having performed for over 10 years with his original projects such as sobriquet, The B.E.A.T. & After Ours, he has honed his craft with layers & composition to create a unique instrumental sound. Through the use of looping, beat machines, & a custom 7-string hybrid guitar, he is able to paint landscapes with head-nod inducing rhythms, grooving bass lines & melodic guitar parts that blend together seamlessly.

2 Trailers Down
December 5
7:00 pm
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2 Trailers Down is a 3-piece acoustic band that covers everything from AC/DC to Elvis!

Chris Behre
December 6
5:00 pm
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Chris Behre was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. because of his father’s work was raised in Brussels Belgium until age 10, then moved to South Bend. He had begun playing guitar at age 8, writing songs by 11, inspired by the amazing music of the 60’s and 70’s, especially the singer/songwriters. He has played live from age 15, and educated at Berklee College Of Music While in school, sang an original song at the famous Berklee Performance Center.

The Crawpuppies Unplugged
December 11
7:00 pm
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No, The Crawpuppies are not a cajun band or anything like it. They are one of the most solid original / cover pop rock bands you'll ever come across. Hailing from Northwest Indiana, these veteran rockers have been entertaining audiences of all ages, sizes, and tastes since 1995. From festivals, to weddings, to bar gigs, these guys can do something for everyone.

HiFi Unplugged
December 12
7:00 pm
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Recognized as a popular, crowd-engaging LIVE band, HiFi UNPLUGGED features acoustic guitars, keys and vocals of Mike Paterson & Dave Rudin.

Jason Murphy
December 13
5:00 pm
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Covering a wide range of musical genres including rock, classic rock, pop rock, country, and soul, Jason Murphy blends his talent and passion into each performance.  

Chris Burch Trio
December 18
7:00 pm
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Chris Burch is a rock n’ roll influenced artist who performs to audiences across the country. Using a guitar as the spill canvas for his raw vocal appeal and bravely fresh sound, Chris delivers his songs with a reckless intensity that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Drawing heavily from American and British rock n’ roll, his sets are like a music history lesson. You may hear Elvis Presley or Sam Cooke one minute, then Foo Fighters or Pink Floyd the next.

In this trio, Chris will be joined by veteran musician Paul Erdman on guitar, and a percussionist.

Jason Paul
December 19
3:00 pm
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Jason Paul, a Mississippi native, has been playing music as long as he can remember. “My Grandaddy stuck a guitar in my lap when I was 3 and made me play it every day.” Fronting bands from Dallas, TX, St. Louis, MO, MS and Indiana. He has released 2 full-length albums and shared the stage with greats like Sevendust, 3 Doors Down, Mark Chestnut and Randy Houser to name a few. He has since gone solo and released a solo acoustic album that was recorded in both Mississippi and Fort Wayne, IN where he now resides. If you haven’t seen him on stage, you are missing what has been referred to as a high-energy acoustic show that is by no means laid back. “I try to keep the crowd involved from beginning to end. If they wanna hear something, I encourage them to request it and it becomes next on the list.” Catch Jason Paul live and become part of the show.

Gemini
December 19
7:00 pm
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The band, Gemini combine original music, interesting covers with an easy going attitude to create serious music that makes you smile and want more!

Rob Yocom
December 20
5:00 pm
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Rob Yocom is a singer/songwriter from South Bend, IN. He began his professional music career in the late 90’s and has continued playing in various bands for the past 20 years. He has been in several original bands playing everywhere from Chicago to New York City and has supported many national acts such as Fuel, John Mellencamp, Alien Ant Farm, Avatar, Kip Winger, Royal Bliss and many more. Recently he’s played in several successful cover bands such as Stillshot and is currently the lead singer for ZERO. He has also established himself as a well-known solo artist playing regularly throughout Michiana.

Chris Behre
December 26
3:00 pm
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Chris Behre was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. because of his father’s work was raised in Brussels Belgium until age 10, then moved to South Bend. He had begun playing guitar at age 8, writing songs by 11, inspired by the amazing music of the 60’s and 70’s, especially the singer/songwriters. He has played live from age 15, and educated at Berklee College Of Music While in school, sang an original song at the famous Berklee Performance Center.

Imphormal
December 27
5:00 pm
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Mike DeHays is Imphormal, playing electric cello covers of pop and classic rock hits and more.

The Crawpuppies
December 31
10:00 pm
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No, The Crawpuppies are not a cajun band or anything like it. They are one of the most solid original / cover pop rock bands you'll ever come across. Hailing from Northwest Indiana, these veteran rockers have been entertaining audiences of all ages, sizes, and tastes since 1995. From festivals, to weddings, to bar gigs, these guys can do something for everyone.

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