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Summer 2016 is Here!
Time for StingRays & Lawnchairs!
MAILBOX -- Check your U.S. mailbox for the StingRays 2016 Summer Schedule. We're at bandshells, Cruise Nights, Farmers Markets, City Squares and Festivals. We'd love to see you everywhere -- starting FRI 5/20/2016, 7pm at Roselle Cruise.
NOTE: If you'd like us to send you one in the U.S. Mail -- E-Mail us back
ALSO: click here for a printable version.

StingRays Defy Superstition
Dancing on Friday the 13th is Lucky - NOTE: EARLY START - 8:30pm
RABBIT'S FEET -- In their ongoing research of Urban Legends, the StingRays discovered that dancing feet are as lucky as rabbit's feet. "Usually we wouldn't play on Friday the 13th," says StingRays Urban Anthropologist and Keyboardist John-Q, "but now I think we're obligated to spread the good mojo." The StingRays will play on Friday, May 13th, 2016, 8:30, at Manhattan's, Carol Stream.
NOTE: EARLY START - 8:30pm

StingRays at Cooper's Corner
It's all About the Dancing
WINFIELD -- Cooper's Corner, Friday, May 6, 2016. Dancing -- that about says it!

Rock & Roll from West to East
StingRays Play Carol Stream & Chicago
Friday, April 15, 2016 come out to Manhattan's in Carol Stream and on Saturday, April 16, 2016 come out again to St Barbara's in Chicago's Bridgeport. The event is called the Golden Days Dance and it'll be from 6pm - 11pm in the school gymnasium. Your $25 event ticket includes a full dinner and entertainment.

Lockport Moose
Fundraiser Open to Public - Sat, 4/9/16
Every ticket includes a pork chop dinner, dine in only. Buy a ticket for every member of your family, and all your friends. Then come down enjoy the music and food while winning money. Tickets available at the door.

Cooper's Corner
A New & Modern Steakhouse
As this show at Cooper's Corner is on April SECOND, rather than the 1st, there is no doubt we'll be there and waiting for you to fill the floor. Can't wait to see you.

Spring Fever? Cro Club!
Dancing Antidote to Winter Blahs - StingRays
"The cure for Spring Fever is Rock & Roll," claims StingRays Guitarist and Life Coach John "Malcolm" Didier. The band is looking for participants for a 'dancing' study at the Cro Club in Joliet this Saturday March 19 to verify preliminary evidence of this phenomena. No cover. (815) 723-3154 for more details.

St Patrick's Bash!
Everyone's Turning Green
The band is getting ready for their St Patrick's Bash at Manhattan's in Carol Stream this Saturday March 12. What better way is there to celebrate St Patrick than to have some delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage, green beer or green apple martinis while dancing to the StingRays? And there's no cover! (630) 871-2991 for more details.

Fun Filled Weekend
with the StingRays
Fri, February 26, 2016 come out to Cooper's Corner in Winfield and on Sat. February 27, 2016 come out again to Mister Mo's in Palos Heights.

Return to Cro-Club!
Dancing Down South
RETURNING - SAT 2/20/2016; 8pm-midnight. Fabulous dance floor, lots of seating, terrific people and nice drinks - plus a cool pizza cooker behind the bar. We'd love to see you. Check out pictures from last time. Click Here.

Be Our Valentine
Take Us to Manhattan's
Check out the details on our Valentines Party page. Call and reserve your table now! (630) 871-2991

Warm Up This Friday
At Cooper's Corner in Winfield
The StingRays will play a rare January date at Cooper's Corner in Winfield. “It's going to be warm Friday,” said StingRays Guitarist John. "Warm outside but HOT inside the Club," added Keyboardist Steve.

New Year - New Club!
Come Show them Rock & Roll Lives
The StingRays will kick off 2016 at a NEW club for Rock & Roll – Potato Creek Johnny’s in Glenview (closer than you think). Stage, dance floor, PLUS terrific burgers and 37 beers to choose from. “This night will be a sense sensation,” says StingRays Sentientologist and Keyboardist Steve.

StingRays Rockin' New Year's Eve
Ring Out the Oldies... with Us
Champagne toast, favors and of course hats and tiaras. Special dinner menu and Dancing to Rock & Roll! Get your reservation now: (630) 871-2991. Be sure to tell them you want the seating where you can see the StingRays.

December Dancing Days
Cut Loose at Cooper's Corner
We'd love to see you FRI 12/4/15 at Cooper's Corner in Winfield. Check out the fun from the last time we played Cooper's in October... click here Can't wait to see you.

Double the StingRays
Double the Fun
We'd love to see you Fri, 11/20 and/or Sat, 11/21 at Manhattan's in Carol Stream. Look for yourself in last month's pictures. click here: PHOTOs 10/10/15. Can't wait to see you.
Steve, Al, John & Frank

Halloween Pictures!
See Yourself Having Fun
Thank you for a frightningly fun 12th Annual Monster Bash at Manhattan's. We loved seeing so many friends & fans (at least we think that's who you were under those costumes!) Pictures Here!

HALLOWEEN!
WITH THE STINGRAYS .... OOOOH!
Practice your Monster Mash and join us for a ghoulishly good time at the 12th Annual StingRays Halloween Bash at Manhattan's, 300 S. Schmale Rd., Carol Stream, Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9pm -- costume prizes, scary songs, Monster Mash contest and more!
Plus, visit our "GHOSTS" of Halloween Past photo gallery -- to find yourself: click here

A Lot At Steak
Jimmy's Charhouse Friday
We'd love to see you FRI 10/23/15 at Jimmy's Charhouse in Elk Grove Village. Check out our gallery from the last time we played there: click here: PHOTOs Jimmy's.
Can't wait to see you.
Steve, Al, John & Frank

Friday, Fall Fun
Cooper's Corner Concert
We'd love to see you FRI 10/16/15 at Cooper's Corner in Winfield. Check out our gallery from the last two times we played there: click here: PHOTOs Cooper's Corner. Can't wait to see you.
Steve, Al, John & Frank

Thank You!
For another great Summer
The weather wasn't the greatest but the band played every show... not one rain-out. Several times, while we looked out at a sea of umbrellas and lawn chairs, the band was impressed by the dedicated, tough, group of people we've had the privilege of getting to know and having fun with for yet again another Summer. Thanks again and we'll see you in the Fall.

ENCORE!
Love to See you Again
Join us SAT 8/22/2015 at Manhattan's in Carol Stream. We'd love to see you.

Niles Concert
North Side Fun
FRIDAY 7/31, 6:30 - Niles – Beautiful park... nice stage... and friendly people...

Dance Floor Galore!
Cro-Club has room for cool ‘moves’
SATURDAY 6/27 – Check out our NEW Club – the Cro Club! One of the best dance floors around; great drink prices, free popcorn and try a pizza made right behind the bar – NO cover. (just minutes off I-355) 8pm.

Rock Local!
Shop Local – Market on the Green
TUESDAY 6/23 – Bring your lawnchairs and your ‘green’ shopping bags for the Farmer’s Market. 6pm.

Daddy-O Rocks!
Father’s Day: return to being simply Dad
The StingRays are celebrating every Dad who transforms to Daddy-O on the weekends, ripping up the dance floor to the greatest rock & roll ever written. Join us Saturday June 20, 2015, at Manhattan's in Carol Stream, 300 S. Schmale, 630/871-2991.
Click here to see some picture’s from May's show. Some good moves by some cool cats here!

Two NEW Clubs!
Cooper's Corner & Jimmy's Charhouse
Come out and have fun on the Westside at Cooper's Corner in Winfield on Friday May 29 and then again on Saturday May 30 on the Northwest Side at Jimmy's Charhouse in Elk Grove Village!

April Showers Bring...
the StingRays to Manhattan's
Take a break from doing your taxes Saturday, April 11 and enjoy life with us at Manhattan's! And, in the spirit of the season, there's no cover! Call (630) 871-2991 for details...

St Patrick's Bash
Manhattan's in Carol Stream is turning GREEN for our St Patrick's Bash Saturday March 14.

Be Our Valentine
It may be cold out but Manhattan's in Carol Stream wants to warm you up with a Valentine's Party this Saturday February 14. Be sure to reserve your table (630) 871-2991.

Special Surprise StingRay Shows
Friday & Saturday Fun
The band has just added a special surprise show at Manhattan's in Carol Stream this Friday February 6. Then Saturday February 7 join the StingRays for a Veterian's Benefit at the American Legion in Carol Stream for a teriffic Pot Roast Dinner.

StingRays In Winter
Rare Off Season Performance
The StingRays usually take January off but this Saturday, January 17, 2015 the band has a rare Wintertime show at Manhattan's in Carol Stream. For what it's worth, the weatherman flipped a coin and is calling for nice weather this weekend... The band however is calling for a 100% chance that it’ll be warm and cozy with torrents of great dance music playing inside Manhattan's. See you there.

New Club, Croatian Club & NYE Party at Manhattan's
We're debuting at the Croatian Cultural Club of Joliet, Sat, Dec. 27, 2014, 8pm. As you may know, with a good turn out, the club can see that Rock & Roll (and of course the StingRays) should be back! And the Dinner Package for New Year's Eve at Manhattan's has been announced! Call 630-871-2991 for reservations... it's filling up fast!

Halloween Bash at Manhattan's!
StingRays Spooktacular
We've been looking forward to this "scary" night all year. We LOVE Halloween at Manhattan's and love dancing to the Monster Mash with all of you. Hope to see you on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9pm.

Summer's Almost Gone
The last two of our 20 outdoor shows are next weekend and the StingRays want to thank everyone that clapped, tapped their toes, sang along and especially danced with us and made the Summer of 2014 one of our most fun Summers ever...

Our 2014 Summer Schedule is here!
Check back soon because more may be added. This May we're taking some time off for rest, research & rehearsal... See you soon...

Spring?
StingRays Warming the planet
Well the StingRays show at Manhattan's in Carol Stream on March 21 was the ONLY day of Spring so far... The band predicts another warm dry night inside Manhattan's for Sat, April 5, 2014.

Next stop... Spring!
A show to warm your heart
The next scheduled show is on the first full day of Spring 2014! See you at Manhattan's in Carol Stream on March 21.

New Year, New Start for the StingRays!
Welcome Al & John!
The StingRays are thrilled to welcome Al on drums and John on guitar -- our newest StingRays. This is a new year! We've got a new band! And, we can't wait for all of you to meet them. They rock!
Printable Schedule - updated: May 28, 2016
MAY
6
FRI
Cooper's Corner - 8pm - 12
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield, IL
(630) 690-2668
Friendly atmosphere, dancing, great staff and a beautiful room
MAY
13
FRI
Manhattan's - 8:30 - 12:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream, IL
(630) 871-2991
Get lucky and catch our show on Friday the 13th!
MAY
20
FRI
Roselle Cruise - 6:45
344 E Maple Ave, Roselle, IL
(708) 939-9008
10th Annual Kick-off! NEW location; buy hamburgers; COOL CARS.
MAY
30
MON
St Charles Singles - 7:30
1401 W Lake St, Bartlett
(708) 939-9008
At the beautiful Villa Olivia Country Club, Great dance floor.. COVER - no need to be single!
JUN
4
SAT
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
NEW! explanded dance floor! Great food.NO COVER (table minimum)
JUN
7
TUE
Oregon Park West - 7pm
1402 Koontz Pl, Oregon, IL
(708) 939-9008
Lawnchairs, picnic tables; RAIN Alternate; buy hot-dogs; Farmer's Mrkt; give-aways
JUN
11
SAT
Mister Mo's - 8:30
7214 W College Dr, Palos Hts
(708) 671-0288
Dance floor; FAMOUS Steak Burger; tucked into the corner of Tiffany Square $5 cover
JUN
16
THU
Lincoln Square - 6:30
4731 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
(708) 939-9008
Giddings Plaza, food & cocktails available from local restaurants; famer's market
JUN
18
SAT
Cro Club - 8pm
1503 Clement St, Joliet
(815) 723-3154
CANCELLED
Sorry about that... look for alternate date soon...
JUN
23
THU
McCullough Park - 7:30
150 W Illinois Ave, Aurora
(708) 939-9008
LAWNCHAIRS; bring a picnic! small picnic shelter; walking path connects to Fox River Trail
JUN
26
SUN
Elmer Miller Park - 6pm
222 Schulte St, Dyer, IN
(708) 939-9008
Our 31st Show in Indiana! LAWNCHAIRS; bring a picnic! On famous Lincoln Hwy.
JUN
30
THU
Thirsty Thursdays - 6pm
319 N River St, East Dundee
(708) 939-9008
CRAFT BEER Tasting ($5 flights!) pairings; beer education tent; famer's market
JUL
1
FRI
Mt Morris Bandshell - 7pm
Front St & Wesley, Mt Morris, IL
(708) 939-9008
Bandshell; food sold by local civic groups like scouts; Farmers Mrkt (4-7) Official IL Freedom Bell!
JUL
6
WED
LaGrange Park Bandshell - 7:30
132 E Oak Ave, LaGrange Park, IL
(708) 939-9008
Outdoor amphitheater; Make sure you dance! We'll be videotaping; Sponsored by Paul's Pizza
JUL
13
WED
Villa Park Gazebo - 6:30
10 W Park Blvd, Villa Park, IL
(708) 939-9008
Kiwanis selling burgers, brats, etc; on the Prairie Path LAWNCHAIRS
JUL
16
SAT
Carillon Lakes - 7pm
(private), Crest Hill
(708) 939-9008
Hey Carillon residents -- looking forward to seeing you again.
JUL
20
WED
Island Park - 7pm
2 IL 25, Geneva, IL
(708) 939-9008
Firehouse Pizza & Grill and Dairy Queen will be available for purchase. Really is an island!
JUL
22
FRI
Roselle Cruise - 7pm
344 E Maple Ave, Roselle, IL
(708) 939-9008
10th Annual Season! NEW location; buy hamburgers; COOL CARS
JUL
29
FRI
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
NEW! explanded dance floor! Great food.NO COVER (table minimum.)
JUL
30
SAT
Arlington Racetrack - 1:15
2142 W Euclid Av
(708) 939-9008
Motors & Music. At the racetrack; food-drinks available. Band plays between horse races.
AUG
5
FRI
Niles Park - 6:30
Lee & Ottawa, Niles, IL
(708) 939-9008
Kiddie Express Train will be giving kids and adults rides on a trackless train
AUG
7
SUN
Harwood Hts Fest - 7pm
4600 N Oak Park Ave, Harwood Hts
(708) 939-9008
Two days of live music, local food, and kids' games
AUG
13
SAT
Potato Creek Johnny's - 9pm
1850 Waukegan Rd, Glenview
(847) 486-1007
37 beers on tap and hot juicy burgers and plentiful sides of fries; NO COVER
AUG
20
SAT
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
NEW! explanded dance floor! Great food.NO COVER (table minimum)
AUG
26
FRI
Amboy Depot Days - 8pm
50 S East Ave, Amboy, IL
(708) 939-9008
37th annual Depot Days festival… Food, Craft Fair, Carnival & Us!
AUG
27
SAT
Block Party - 6:30
Parkside & Hillsdale, Countryside
(708) 939-9008
Rock the Block! BYO- drinks & food (or dish to share) & Lawnchairs. Dancing in the Street!
SEP
10
SAT
Cooper's Corner - 8pm
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. NO COVER (table minimum)
SEP
17
SAT
Des Plaines Fall Fest - 2pm
1015 Howard Ave, DesPlaines
(708) 939-9008
Food, beer-wine garden, car show, arts & crafts, animal show, kids activities, carnival & more
SEP
23
FRI
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
NEW! explanded dance floor! Great food.NO COVER (table minimum)
OCT
1
SAT
Chili & Beer Fest - 12:30
7501 W Harrison St, Forest Park
(708) 939-9008
Details coming soon but it's safe to say there will be chili and beer...
OCT
1
SAT
Cro Club - 8pm
1503 Clement St, Joliet
(815) 723-3154
Huge DANCE floor; NO COVER ; pizza behind bar; nice people
OCT
14
FRI
Cooper's Corner - 8pm
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. NO COVER (table minimum)
OCT
29
SAT
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
Halloween Party! Scary Monsters, Super Creeps, keep me running, running scared. Costume Prizes.
NOV
12
SAT
Cooper's Corner - 8pm
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. NO COVER (table minimum)
NOV
19
SAT
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
NEW! explanded dance floor! Great food.NO COVER (table minimum)
DEC
3
SAT
Cro Club - 8pm
1503 Clement St, Joliet
(815) 723-3154
Huge DANCE floor; NO COVER ; pizza behind bar; nice people
DEC
10
SAT
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
Our annual Christmas Extravaganza! Rock Around the Christmas Tree with Us!
DEC
11
SUN
WOW - Widow or Widowers - 6pm
Empress Banquet Hall, Addison, IL
(708) 939-9008
W.O.W's annual Christmas Party. Details soon.
DEC
31
SAT
Manhattan's - 8:30
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991
New Year's Eve! Ring Out the Oldies... with Us. Champagne toast, favors, hats & tiaras.

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