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Kankakee Grille

DINNER, DRINKS, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!

Satisfy your cravings for comfort foods with a modern twist including hearth baked pizzas, soups and salads, hometown favorites, and more. There is no better place in the area to enjoy delicious dining, a large selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails, and live entertainment. Kankakee Grille New Buffalo will be ready for
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Kankakee Grille

At New Buffalo
Dining Hours
Mon & Thu: 4pm – 9pm
Fri & Sat: Noon – 10pm
Sun: Noon – 9pm

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Limited menu available from 10pm - Midnight on Fri & Sat.

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The Red Roses
January 28
10:00 PM
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The Red Roses are a Chicago-based 5-piece band that performs the alternative and indie hits that Millennials grew up on. Angular guitars, buzzy synths, sweaty beats and soaring vocals, all brought to the stage with edgy passion and authenticity.

Mike Talbot
January 29
5:00 PM
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Mike has played over 1,000 live shows, including opening for “Styx” and “Kansas”. Mike is known for having one of the most extensive “covers” repertoires spanning over six decades of some of the best loved classics. From Louis Armstrong to Coldplay, Johnny Cash to Pearl Jam, Mike’s energy and love of music transcends style or genre. Mike is a finely seasoned performer who delivers an unforgettable performance each and every time he takes the stage.

Live Trivia
January 30
7:00 PM
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Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards. Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

1st Place – $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place – $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place – $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Buddy Pearson
February 2
6:00 PM
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Buddy Pearson has been steadily playing bass for 36 of his 47 years. Hailing from a very musically supportive family. Buddy was given his first upright bass at age nine, and, in one way or another, has never looked back. In addition to playing bass nightly for others, national and local, Buddy also puts his guitar skills in a solo setting at weekly performances at several venues, with his own brand of Soul, Pop, and Jazz. Along with playing, Buddy has been teaching all levels of electric and upright bass privately for the last 20 years, currently teaching at South Bend’s The Music Village.

BBI
February 3
10:00 PM
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BBI is a five member band that plays old school to hip hop, from 60’s to today’s hits. BBI is an innovator in the true meaning of variety in music.

The Crawpuppies
February 4
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.

Please note: Entertainment location is subject to change to the Kankakee Live stage during inclement weather.

Diane & Lisa
February 5
5:00 PM
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International touring artists Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey are a dynamic duo, a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and boogie-woogie. They take their act to festivals, clubs and theatres around the world and are known for creating an atmosphere of intimacy with their humor and joyful interactions with the audience.

Performances include the Thredbo Blues Festival in Australia; Box Factory for the Arts, Michigan; Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Blues in Bisbee and Tucson Folk Festivals, Arizona; Le Bilboquet and Caveau de la Huchette jazz clubs in Paris; Yoshi’s in California; Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in Sonora, Mexico; Wild Rose Moon in Indiana; Silver City Blues Fest in New Mexico; and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland.

Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey have been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. Lisa has also been inducted into the Tucson Music Hall of Fame and appeared on the Grammy-nominated CD, “Ladies Man” with Pinetop Perkins. 

Diane and Lisa have co-produced several CDs on their label, Owl’s Nest Productions, including Diane’s “I Never Knew”, Lisa’s “Trio”, “Bring Your Own Boa” for Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas, and Diane & Lisa’s duo CDs, “You Got What I Want”, “Wild Women” and their Christmas hit, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe”.

Diane grew up in rural Wisconsin, one of 7 children in a blue-collar community that centered around the paper mill and dairy farms near Appleton. Her father nurtured her love of singing by introducing her to the albums of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald. Diane also loved poetry, which influenced her style as a lyricist. Diane always created opportunities to perform professionally, singing in bands, working in theatre and making recordings, alongside her career as a nurse in Wisconsin and, since 1992, as a teacher in Arizona. Lisa grew up in a rural community outside of Portland, OR, one of 3 children in a family of musicians. Lisa moved to Arizona in 1984 to study jazz piano and begin her career performing and also working in theatre. In 2005, Diane & Lisa began performing as a duo, touring across Europe, Australia, the US, Canada, and Mexico. In 2015, they began touring in the Midwest, making Michigan their home in 2021.

“Diane is one of the finest instinctually pure singers I have heard”
-Tucson Weekly

“Van Deurzen’s voice is warm and soothing, pouring out the lyrics with effortless control.”
-Tucson Lifestyles

“Whenever these two artists perform together, people comment on their easy rapport and emotional connection. Otey’s piano and vocals are hot and steamy. Van Deurzen sings sweetly. Together they blend like a musical cappuccino with extra foam on top.” -Chuck Graham

“Fun stuff from Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen. (Wild Women) is a tribute in song to 100 years of women blues singers with a great mix of sass, sentimentality, and humor.” -Duncan Hudson, KXCI

“They put their hearts and souls into each song they sang and the fun they exuded on stage was infectious as it engulfed the audience.   Hand clapping, toe tapping, smiles, hoots and hollers prevailed throughout their 2 hour performance. People are still talking about their uplifting performance and can’t wait for them to return” -Clearwater Tribune

Live Trivia
February 6
7:00 PM
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Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards.   Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

1st Place – $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place – $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place – $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Double Deal
February 9
6:00 PM
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Paul Decker (aka: Small Paul) has had a musical career spanning some four plus decades. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (acoustic/electric guitars, bass, all types of keyboards) and is
an extremely stylish and diverse vocalist. Current part of three regional bands, The Hipposonics (Funk, Classic Rock, Country), REAL DEAL (everything from Louis Armstrong to Motown), and The Remnants (Rock, Country, Funk), along with excellent solo and duet pairings.
Craig Ridout has over fifty years of musical experience as an accomplished saxophonist. Playing Tenor, Alto, and Soprano Saxes along with harmonica, Craig adds class and fabulous technique to all
His performances. Paul and Craig have been performing seamlessly together for 20 years. Their song list spans everything from Billy Joel and Elton John to bluesy renditions of Pop favorites.

Hipposonics
February 10
10:00 PM
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The Hipposonics deliver music with a full dose of energy and passion making each song a tribute to the original artist. Covering music from bands including Foreigner, Bruno Mars, Loverboy, and so many more, this band will keep you asking “What’s Next?”

PS Dump Your Boyfriend
February 11
10:00 PM
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PS Dump Your Boyfriend (aka Pfreak Show) has been knocking the socks, shoes, pants and halter-tops off midwest club goers for the past 5 years with no real end in sight. This multimedia show is woven into a rambunctious cocktail shaker of psychedelic rock, spaced-out funk, hardcore rock, freestyle disco rap and everything else under the sun up to, and including the proverbial kitchen sink.

Jimmy Fastiggi
February 12
5:00 PM
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“Americana rock and roots” is the way Jimmy describes the music that he plays.
He started playing guitar at age 19 and immediately fell in love with the instrument. He began by teaching himself songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan and acoustic music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Over the next several years, he played in various types of bands including folk, bluegrass, country and rock and roll. As he began to listen to swing and jazz, he developed more interest in songwriting, especially the music from the American Songbook by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and the Gershwins.


In recent years, Jimmy has fallen back in love with the blues and plays songs by many of the great blues legends such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton. From simple folk, to Beatles-influenced rock, delta blues, Motown-flavored R&B, country or Swing Jazz, his music reflects elements from all these styles of music. Jimmy now lives in St. Joseph Michigan where he performs at various venues throughout Southwest Michigan and the Michiana area.

Live Trivia
February 13
7:00 PM
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Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards.  Teams are currently limited to eight persons.  Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

1st Place – $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place – $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place – $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Imphormal
February 14
6:00 PM
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Mike DeHays is Imphormal, playing electric cello covers of pop and classic rock hits and more.

Michael Young & Friends
February 17
10:00 PM
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Michael Young & Friends rocks your night with the best hits.

Imphormal
February 19
5:00 PM
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Mike DeHays is Imphormal, playing electric cello covers of pop and classic rock hits and more.

Live Trivia
February 20
7:00 PM
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Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards.  Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

1st Place – $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place – $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place – $20 Four Winds Gift Card

Smith and Richards
February 23
6:00 PM
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Michael Smith on guitar and Jeff Richards on Keyboards form this duo combining many years of musical experience. Smith and Richards have been entertaining separately and together in several band configurations including being part of the tour band for The Monkees’ Davy Jones. Their repertoire includes hits that will be sure to please and excite your musical taste and you will have fun going down memory lane.

Nawty
February 24
10:00 PM
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NAWTY is a Band that will rock your socks off while you dance the night away. With a continually changing setlist of over 150 songs ranging from Motown on up to current chart toppers and everything in between, Nawty can Easily accommodate your night out with a Fun Energetic Vibe!

Dirt Born
February 25
10:00 PM
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“Dirt Born is NW Indiana’s premier ‘90s Alternative and Grunge cover band. Playing everything from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and STP to Green Day, Weezer, and The Offspring, you’ll know every song and have a blast celebrating the best decade in music!”

Mike Talbot
February 26
5:00 PM
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Mike has played over 1,000 live shows, including opening for “Styx” and “Kansas”. Mike is known for having one of the most extensive “covers” repertoires spanning over six decades of some of the best loved classics. From Louis Armstrong to Coldplay, Johnny Cash to Pearl Jam, Mike’s energy and love of music transcends style or genre. Mike is a finely seasoned performer who delivers an unforgettable performance each and every time he takes the stage.

Live Trivia
February 27
7:00 PM
Get Details

Each Monday will feature Live Trivia night at Kankakee Grille New Buffalo, where guests have a chance to win gift cards ranging from $20-$50 in Four Winds Gift cards. Free admission to all guests.  Cheating is prohibited. This includes utilizing cell phones or smart phones to come up with team answers.  If a phone call or a text must be made, please respect the game and wait until all answers have been submitted. Teams will be disqualified if caught cheating.

1st Place – $50 Four Winds Gift Card

2nd Place – $30 Four Winds Gift Card

3rd Place – $20 Four Winds Gift Card

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