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Fat Bob's Kirkland Tap

Kirkland Jam Night - Blues/Rock Open Mic
First and third Friday of the month at 8pm

Hosted by Eddy Melendez, Cheryl McNamee, Mike Stock

500 W Main St.
Kirkland, IL

The Kirkland Jam Night is a place to meet new musicians, jam and have fun. We currently have many talented folk coming from the surrounding areas (Rockford, Belvidere, DeKalb) for Jam Night as well as occasional visitors from Wisconsin, Chicago, and Indiana. Feel free to join us!

Bring your axe, sticks, or just yourself and some friends for some jammin, drinkin, eating, dancing, and lettin loose!

Music styles often played here are Blues, Country, Rock (and various flavors - classic, southern, etc.)


Fat Bobs Kirkland Tap

500 W Main St (Rt. 72)

Kirkland, Illinois 60146

(At the corner of 5th and Main St.)


1st & 3rd Friday, every month

8pm - 1am

Don't forget, Bob's got food!

Italian beef - hot dogs - brats -hamburgers - cheeseburgers - chicken sandwiches - poppers - egg rolls - potato skins - chicken strips - chips


What equipment is available to use? Should I bring my rig?

Equipment available for jammers to use *respectfully*: mics, full drum kit, guitar amp, bass, bass amp, djembe, shakers. Sometimes there's a keyboard available.

Do I need to be a musician to go to these events?

Nope! If you enjoy listening to live music but don't play, feel free to come on out and enjoy it with us.

Can under-age musicians participate?

Participants under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Have other questions? Feel free to post them on our Facebook page or message us.

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  • Submitted by Cheryl
  • Last updated: March 24, 2015

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