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 May 15, Fat City Bar and Grill is proud to welcome JOE DIFFIE 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, this will be a 'A Night to Remember!'
$20 Pre-sale General Admission Tickets (Available BOTH online and at the bar)
$30 Pre-sale VIP Pit Pass Tickets (ONLY available online)
$30 Pre-sale VIP Mezzanine Tickets (ONLY available at the bar)
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE JOE DIFFIE TICKETS
THE CITY CENTER IS OPEN!!!
The new facility is in place of what was our beer garden and features over 9,000 square feet of space. The building allows us to continue to feature some of the best local and regional acts and now the ability to book larger national acts as well. We have around 14,000 square feet of entertainment space with the addition of The City Center, with a 3,700 square foot indoor bar, a 1,900 square foot Mezzanine level and close to 2,000 square feet of beer garden between the buildings.
Check out photos of our progress HERE
Join us for our next big event:
Friday May 1: WEDDING BANNED!!!
Skip the ceremony, start the party!
Wedding Banned formed in Gas City Indiana. After being dubbed, “too wild and crazy,” by their hometown, the Banned hit the road looking for gigs. Their first break came when they landed a Thursday night gig at The Cubby Bear in Chicago, IL. Word spread and that performance turned into a seven month long run. Wedding Banned filled Cubby Bear with people who wanted to see their unique performance that combines music, audience interaction, crazy characters and comedy. The band relocated to Chicago.
**The Music: Lot's of 80's, some 90's, other surprises and songs you want to hear. It's your party, we just make it more awesome.
**Where do they play: Wedding Banned now plays over 100 shows a year in front of thousands of fans. Wedding Banned headlines Chicago clubs like Joe’s on Weed Street, 115 Bourbon Street, Durty Nellies and Cubby Bear. Wedding Banned has headlined over 50 street festivals including The Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Belmont Sheffield Music Fest, Retro on Roscoe and Downtown Palatine Home Fest.
Chicago Rocker Magazine: Best dance band in Chicago.
CBS Chicago: Best wedding band in Chicago.
For more information:
Saturday May 2: MATT POSS!!!
The OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY for the Orange and Blue Rodeo Roundup!!!
Matt Poss Band's FIRST TIME at The City Center at Fat City Bar and Grill!!!
Matt Poss Band is what you get if you throw Shooter Jennings, Blackberry Smoke, Zac Brown and Eric Church into a blender: A hi-octane original Americana show with the grit of a Texas Roadhouse and the soul of a Sunday Southern tent revival.
For over a decade, the members of Matt Poss Band have been doing things their own way, bucking the mainstream and playing by their own rules, straddling the fence between country and rock as if they invented the concept. Frequently on the road, MPB is steadily proving that an “overnight success” can take a while to accomplish. Based in the Midwest, the group has spent the last decade zigzagging across the United States, touring Europe twice and hitching rides on all sorts of military aircraft to entertain our troops in Saudi Arabia and 'downrange' Afghanistan.
Mixing elements of country, bluegrass, rock and blues, MPB has earned a passionate and diverse fan base that continues to grow, and it's about as organic as it can get. Cowboys, rednecks, truckers, hippies, bikers and yuppies can be found arm-in-arm singing along to MPB songs like Three Bricks Shy and Jack Rabbit. Each fan is won by live performance or good old word of mouth.
In the decade they’ve been together, they've released five full-length albums, with the last two being on the band's own label - Bonfire Records. Over 10,000 albums sold is no small feat for any group in this digital day and age, but MPB has hit that mark and continues to chug along, one show and a few fans at a time.
The latest album of original music, Greetings, was released in October of 2013. A compilation of hardcore country covers named Bonfire Bootlegs Volume 1 was recently released in late 2014. Despite a full schedule promoting the recent albums, the band is already carving out enough time to write and record their next batch of songs, which will end up in their early 2015 effort, a tribute to the troops named Beans & Bullets. The result will be an album that encompasses the last 10 years of MPB. Seventeen songs that capture the essence of a road-worn and battle-scarred band of brothers.
That’s old school.
That’s the Matt Poss Band.
For more information: Matt Poss @ The City Center (Fat City Bar and Grill) Facebook event