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Fat City Bar and Grill is Champaign-Urbana's home for Live Music.

Check out the crowd from our GRAND OPENING THURSDAY APRIL 2 WITH DUSTIN LYNCH:
SATURDAY APRIL 11 JANA KRAMER: 
Friday June 12, Fat City Bar and Grill is proud to welcome RODNEY ATKINS to The City Center entertainment venue!!! With more than 9,000 square feet of space, a VIP Mezzanine level, the 3,700 square foot indoor bar and close to 2,000 square feet of beer garden between the buildings, 'Take a Back Road' to The City Center!'

$25 Pre-sale General Admission Tickets (Available BOTH online and at the bar)
$35 Pre-sale VIP Pit Pass Tickets (ONLY available online)
$35 Pre-sale VIP Mezzanine Tickets (Available BOTH online and at the bar)
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE RODNEY ATKINS TICKETS

Thursday June 25: BROTHERS OSBORNE
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BROTHERS OSBORNE TICKETS

Friday July 17: MARK CHESNUTT
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE MARK CHESNUTT TICKETS

Friday July 24: THE SWON BROTHERS
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE SWON BROTHERS TICKETS


Join us for our next big event:

Friday May 22: RHINESTONE COWGURL!!!
RHINESTONE COWGIRL is fronted by Paige Harrison - the sexiest voice on the country circuit! 

The band also features two CU musicians known for creating the most successful party bands around - Tommy G and Guido... they brought you The Brat Pack, 90's Daughter, and Live Karaoke Band. 

The band plays current and classic country with a focus on dance/party. Artists include:
Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Pistol Annies, Lady Antebellum, Trick Pony, Miranda Lambert, Band Perry, Gretchen Wilson, Big and Rich, Dixie Chicks, and classic artists like Johnny Cash, David Alan Coe, Garth Brooks, and Linda Ronstadt

For more information: Rhinestone Cowgurl @ The City Center Facebook event

Saturday May 23: THE BRAT PACK!!!
Almost Totally 80s music, totally!

THE BRAT PACK is BACK to ROCK Fat City Bar and Grill!

They're the ORIGINAL imitator, the master impressionator, the impersona non ingrata, the impostor extraordinaire. Accept no substitute!

Since 1996, The Brat Pack has broken attendance and bar sales records all over the Midwest with the finest blend of party attitude and hit 80s tunage: new wave, hair bands, one-hit-wonders, dance, classic rewind, and hip-hop. If it happened in the 80s, or if it should have happened in the 80s, the Pack is all about it. 

Come check out their FIRST SHOW at The City Center!


For more information: The Brat Pack @ The City Center Facebook event

 

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The Brat Pack

Fat City Bar and Grill, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign

 

The Brat Pack is ready to rock The City Center!!! "The 80s aren't over till we say they are." The Brat Pack has delivered happy 80s and beyond party goodness throughout this great land for eighteen sweet years - that's 150% the size of the Me Decade itself. The Brat Pack plays those never-ending hits so true to the originals that every once in a while a listener suspects lip-synching, so the band might have to treat them to a teensy little mistake just to set them straight. Another source of confusion is that lead singer Lynn D. Lauper looks exactly like every big star and transforms from one to the other so fast you won't believe it's just one person. Jesse Van Halen tames the ridiculously large keyboards while flaunting those designer toenails and bedroom eyes. Buried behind a sea of hats and plastic wildlife and shiny blue drums is Josh of Seagulls, mad scientist and star of Disney's The Country Bears, rocking the house hard. The front line features a new generation of Brats: Brendan Goes To Hollywood, master of the six string, and his twin whirling dervish Alex in Chains, on bass guitar, manage to leave just enough space front and center for Joe Bon Joey, king of word smithery and the suave dance move.

$7 Age limit: 19+

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Zach Linley and The Rebel Daredevils

Fat City Bar and Grill, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign

 

Most songwriters struggle to establish their musical identity, often trying out different musical styles like shoes, trying to find what fits. There aren’t many that emerge from this process fully formed, in control of their craft, their identity, and their music. Zach Linley fits solidly in the last category . His latest songs are fresh, full of heartfelt truths, and show the signs of a truly gifted and significant talent, one whose music feels familiar, but at the same time rides fearlessly into its own territory.

A small town boy who grew up in Effingham, IL, Zach wrote his first song at age 8, but didn’t take music seriously until he reached his late teens. Zach explains, “I was always fascinated by music, and it pushed me to learn how to play guitar, drums, and bass. I’ve always pushed myself to learn as much as I can musically, so that I can translate the ideas I come up with in my head into song.” Songwriting has been his life long passion. 20 years,10 bands, and 7 albums later, he still isn’t looking anywhere but towards the future.

When asked about his musical influences, Zach explains “I grew up listening to everything under the sun. My dad played a lot of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Eagles, and Alabama albums. I can remember sitting around in our barn playing guitar and singing a lot of those songs together with my parents and brothers, and I have gradually gravitated back to that kind of simple honest sounding music as it applies to my songwriting.”

Age limit: 19+

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