The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson 8:30 pm

What started out as a straight ahead blues band before scoring hits with Tuff Enough and Wrap It Up, has evolved into an American music outfit drawing on a variety of styles highlighting the song writing of Kim Wilson.


Decoy Prayer Meeting 6:45

Main Stage. Western swing and honky tonk from a collection of veteran Chicago musicians. DPM have been entertaining crowds and honing thier craft in clubs and barrooms all over Chicago and 2015 will mark the release of their first record and their debut at Backlot Bash. Video


The Psychedelic Furs 8:30 pm

The Psychedelic Furs, led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat”. The band took off into the stratosphere, when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink”, the band’s legacy was cemented. Website

The Luck of Eden Hall 6:45 pm

Having been performing their brand of pop psych and rock and roll for over two decades, The Luck of Eden Hall may be Chicagos best kept secret. They've released about eight albums worth of material on variety of indy labels. This summer finds them touring Europe and playing festivals before returning in time to play the Backlot Bash. You don't want to miss this set.


Eric Unger 5:15 pm

Beer Tent Stage. Eric Unger is a singer-songwriter who combines poetic lyrics with strong, memorable melodies.

Nu Bambu 4 pm

Main Stage. Vintage Sounds of salsa, cumbia and merengue blended with reggae and a touch of soul. Website

Infamous Banjolele Bandit 3 pm

Beer Tent Stage. Tin Pan Alley and Jug band renditions of an eclectic mix of pop tunes played by a one man band. Website

Matt Hendricks 1:45 pm

Main Stage. Matt Hendricks is a Chicago based singer, songwriter and guitarist who is keeping the blues alive with his blend of heartfelt singing, masterful guitar playing and great original songs. Website

Gillespie Jazz Trio 12:45 pm

The Amos Gillespie trio has performed all around Chicago and the surrounding area, including for concerts, festivals and special engagements at the Chicago Cultural Center, Green Dolphin, Green Mill, Millennium Park, Chopin Theatre and many others. Amos recently celebrated the release of “Paintings Composed” – an album of new music inspired by art. His piece from the album titled “Jasper Johns” was featured on Lisa Flynn’s “New Releases” on WFMT last April.

Angela James 11:30 am

Main Stage. Angela James’ music brings to mind the rich, deep voices of classic country artists like Patsy Cline and Rosanne Cash with the narrative sensibility of more modern female troubadours like Neko Case. Website


becomes The Cars 6:15 pm

Crowd favorite, Tributosaurus, returns to the Backlot Bash stage to recreate the sounds of Boston's favorite pop/rock/new wavers, The Cars . Website

Dann Morr & The Dashing Bastard Sideshow 4:30 pm

Main Stage. Dann Morr and his band of Chicago music veterans play an infectious blend of indy rock and power pop. Their 2014 debut album highlights excellent songwriting and their live shows are a raucus good time. Website

Chris Corsale 3:30 pm

Beer Tent. Chris is a long time musician and teacher at The Old Town School of Folk Music who plays well crafted pop songs. Website

Jess McIntosh 2:15 pm

Main Stage. A versatile performer and teacher, Jess's musical language ranges from orchestral and chamber violin to Old-Time fiddle and original song. Website

Infamous Banjolele Bandit 1:15 pm

Beer Tent Stage. Tin Pan Alley and Jug band renditions of an eclectic mix of pop tunes played by a one man band. Website

Steve Rosen 12 pm

Main Stage. Steve plays country, bluegrass and old time music. Website