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Summer 2024 Schedule is posted! With 32 outdoor shows, you might just want to leave the lawn chairs in the trunk this summer. The first outdoor show will be Roselle Cruise Night on June 7, 2024 at 6:45 until 9pm. See you there!


Manhattan's St Pat's Bash! SAT March 16, 2024 - 8pm - Corned Beef, Green beer and Dancing. Call for reservations: (630) 871-2991


Evanston Senior Prom -- Feb 16, 2024. Check back to see when this date is rescheduled



Manhattan's NYE Party - SUN December 31, 2023 - 9pm
We'd love start the New Year with You. Champagne, party favors, delicious custom New Year's menu, and dancing. Call for reservations: (630) 871-2991 Event Details
NYE Menu


HAPPY THANKSGIVING -- the StingRays are grateful for each and every one of you ... for dancing, singing and supporting the StingRays and our music over the years. Thank you and best wishes to you and your families this holiday season.


the StingRays Summer 2023 Schedule -- is now printable
You can click HERE to download and print the StingRays Summer Schedule. We've tested it and found it looks great hanging on any color refrigerator (magnets not included.) Never miss another fabulous show!


NYE Bash at Manhattan's! -- Ring Out 2022
AULD LANG SYNE -- Thank you everyone for a fabulous 2022. We hope you'll join us to Ring out the Old and ring in the New at Manhattan's. A special New Year's Menu, favors, champagne toast at midnight and later start time of 9pm. Reservations: (630) 871-2991


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 Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 8:30


Outdoor Show -- Our show at the Halloween Hollow in Mokena, IL on Friday October 7, 2022 is our last outdoor show of the season. We start at 6pm and play until 7:30. There will be a Carnival, Food, Beer vendors and it's all happening in in Yunker Park. Thanks to everyone for a great Summer of concert series, festivals and club dates. We can't wait to see you this Fall/Winter in the clubs!



WEATHER UPDATE -- due to the weather, our residents only show at Edgewater by Del Webb on 8/28/22 has been postponed to TUE 8/30/22 with a new start time of 6pm.



WEATHER UPDATE -- due to the weather, our show in Mundelein on 7/21/22 has been postponed to TUE 7/26/22. Hope to see you at Manhattan's on SAT 7/23/22 - 8:30pm, where the weather doesn't matter at all.



Happy 4th of July from the StingRays. Come on out and let's have fun!



TUE 6/21/22 - 6pm - Cars & Guitars on 66 in Joliet -- has been rescheduled for Tuesday June 28, at 6pm because of the Excessive Heat.



WED 6/15/22 - 7pm - Westmont Concert in the Park OUTDOORS -- at Veteran's Memorial Park. Sheltered Seating with picnic tables and lawnchair seating. 141 S. Linden Ave., Westmont.



SAT 4/30/22 - 7:30 - Cooper's Corner ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING -- the StingRays can't make our 4/30 show tonight as planned. We hope you'll come to Cooper's and see the Amazing Rick "Elvis" Saucedo instead. See you next time.



FRI 4/22/22 - 8pm - Lockport Moose EVERYONE welcome, excellent dance floor & seating; great drink prices and delicious food including Fish Fry -- $5 donation. (members free) (815) 838-3944



la fheile Padraig sona i -- Let's Go Green! Corned Beef and Cabbage, Pot Roast Melts, Green Drinks, Irish Jig Contest and More. SAT 3/12/21 - 8:30pm at Manhattan's. For Reservations: (630) 871-2991.


BEST KEPT SECRET - the 1526 at the Des Plaines Elks. This Saturday 3/5/22. Incredible dance floor, delicious food, terrific drink prices & great parking. Members are free, but bring all your friends ($3 donation). For information call: (847) 824-1526.


January 2022 - This month is the band's annual StingRays Sabbatical, where we practice the three "Rs," rest research and re-grouping ... keep warm and we'll see you at Manhattan's for our annual Valentine's Bash!


ROCK in 2022 - We'd LOVE to start our New Year with You. Special (Fancy and Delicious) New Year's Menu. Party Favors and Champagne Toast at Midnight. Reservations Required: Call Manhattan's at 630/871-2991.


FRIENDSGIVING -- The StingRays would love to see all our friends and fans. We are thankful to all of you and hope we can see you on this Thanksgiving Eve. Manhattan's, WED 11/24/21 - 7:30pm (early start so can get home to cook)! For reservations call: 630/871-2991.


the StingRays will be at WESTCHESTER's Mayfair Park WED 9/1/21 - 7pm. The concert. was rescheduled, due to rain, on 8/11/21. It's still OUTDOORS. Bring a lawnchair and snack (we suggest Paul's Pizza & Hot Dog on 31st Street).


Wed August 11, 2021 - Due to the extreme heat and possibility of inclement weather tonight’s concert in Westchester's Mayfair Park has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 7pm.


Sunday July 11, 2021 - Our show in Munster, IN has been rescheduled because of rain to Sunday August 1, 2021


Saturday July 10, 2021 - Time change for Lombard Cruise Night, now 6-9pm


Tuesday July 6, 2021 - Concert at Perry Farm Park - 459 Kennedy Dr, Bourbonnais, IL
The StingRays are incredibly excited to play for the Opening Night of Bourbonnais Township Summer Concert Series. We start at 7pm. Hope to see everyone there.


Thursday, 7/1/21, Morris Concert CANCELLED due to Fire. The StingRays thoughts are for the health and safety of the people of Morris.


Tue, 6/29/21, Dyer, Indiana Concert Cancelled due to Rain

Summer 2021 is Here!
Roselle Cruise Friday June 4, 2021
The StingRays are incredibly excited to play for the Opening Night of Roselle Cruise. We start about 6:45pm. Hope to see everyone there.

Date Change! for our show at Boondocks in Seneca
The StingRays first outdoor show of 2021 at Boondocks in Seneca, IL has be changed from Sunday May 9 to Sunday May 16 because of the predicted cold weather.

Valentine's Dance! - Sat, February 13, 2021
Be Our Valentine?
Call Manhattan's for reservations: (630) 871-2991, 300 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream - 8:30-12am

PHOTOs of NYE 2020 - NYE Gallery
Check out the link to our facebook gallery above and see what a great time NYE was at Manhattan's. The band is going to be off for a while (see the schedule below). It's never too early to call and make reservations for Manhattan's Valentine's Party on February 13, 2021. (630) 871-2991. Until then keep warm, keep safe and we'll see you soon.

FAREWELL -- to 2020! Welcome to 2021 - Manhattan's Thu December 31, 2020 - 9pm
We'd love start the much anticipated New Year with You. Champagne, party favors, delicious custom New Year's menu, and dancing ... with special guests Greg Favata and Joe Smith. Dinner and reservations are required (630) 871-2991. Click here for the full story

Manhattan's Halloween Show - Sat October 31, 2020 - CONFIRMED
SPOOKTACULARLY SCARY --- YES! Our annual Halloween Party at Manhattan's is official. Finish sewing your PRIZE-winning costume. Get ready to order Special Halloween Cocktails like VAMPIRE's Kiss & practice your MONSTER Mash. Did we mention PRIZES! Best of all: MONSTER DRUMMER RON TRIPP! FYI: Masks while dancing is mandatory. Get your reservations: 630/871-2991.

Des Plaines Elks Lodge - Sat October 24, 2020 - CONFIRMED
INDOORS -- In the VERY spacious (and great for social distancing) banquet hall. Don't forget the GREAT menu! Masks are mandatory. Love to see everyone.

WORKING on LABOR DAY - Monday September 7, 2020, 2-6pm
Manhattan's Annual Labor Day Parking Lot Party. Another great OUTDOOR show at Manhattan's. For reservations call: 630/871-2991

Changes at Cooper's Corner
Friday August 28, 2020, Reservations will be required because of the limited capacity, socially distanced seating. Masks will be required to enter but not at tables. A fun safe time is guaranteed for All!

Time Change - Des Plaines Elks Lodge
The StingRays will be playing from 7pm until 10pm at the Des Plaines Elks Lodge on Saturday August 22, 2020

Stickney Music on the Move
Wednesday August 19, 2020 - Starting out at Home School at 44th and Wenonah from 7pm - 7:50 pm. At Edison School 41st and East ave. From 8pm-8:50pm See you there!

Geneva - registration for Fri 8/7
Stickney - Rescheduled for 8/19/20

Stickney 8/5/20 - Cancelled
Rescheduled, date tbd

Four Shows this Week! (July 31 - August 7)
Three outdoor and one indoor show this week. We can not wait to see you!

First Outdoor Show of 2020! Dyer, IN - Tue 7/21/20
CONFIRMED - Dyer Community Market, Food trucks, Windmill Brewing, Rock & Roll

Rain Out - Geneva Show 7/15/20
Due to rainstorms starting at 3:00 pm and not expected to end until late tonight, the StingRays first show of the summer has been postponed. Thank you everyone who planned on coming, and we'll let you know when it's RESCHEDULED.

StingRay Summer Schedule - 5/19/20
Updates ...
The StingRays are updating our schedule every day. Shows are only listed as cancelled once it's official. Cancelled shows are shaded in gray with strikethroughs. We look forward to seeing all of you in the future.

StingRay Summer Schedule Posted - 4/7/20
Fingers Crossed ...
OPTIMISTIC -- We hope everyone and their families are healthy. We've missed seeing all of you, and are hoping that everyone will be safe soon -- so in that spirit, we invite you to our upcoming shows. If anything changes we'll let you know, but in the meantime, the StingRays look forward to seeing all of you. Stay tuned to this website, our hotline (630) 962-2109 and our facebook page for more schedule updates!

Cooper's Corner Cancelled - Sat, March 21, 2020
See Everyone Soon…
Stay tuned to this website, our hotline (630) 962-2109 and our facebook page for more schedule updates!

Coming out of Hibernation - Sat, January 25, 2020
For a good cause
Please join us at the St. Scholastica Daybreak Fundraiser. Tickets are $25 and are available after all masses at the Welcome Center or at the Parish Office 630-985-2351 ext. 297. There will be snacks and a cash bar.

 
 
 

 
updated: May 29, 2024
MAY
31
FRI
Coopers Corner
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
JUN
1
SAT
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Great food. NO COVER ($15 table min)
JUN
7
FRI
Roselle Cruise
344 E Maple Ave
Time - 6:45-9pm
Cool Classic Cars, drinks at the American Legion Post!
JUN
8
SAT
Franklin Park Fest
25th Ave & Franklin Ave
Time - 11am-12:30
Music, food, trains and carnival rides
JUN
8
SAT
Tinley Park Arts Fest
17420 S. 67th Court, Tinley Park
Time - 2pm-4pm
Vogt Visual Arts Center - Original art by local artists & food trucks
JUN
9
SUN
Evergreen Park
9700 S Homan, Evergreen Park
Time - 6pm-8pm
Klein Park at architecturally stunning Pergola Pavilion. Bring picnic, lawn chairs, blankets.
JUN
15
SAT
Woodhaven Lakes
Private, Sublette, IL
Time - 7pm-10pm
For Woodhaven campers and their guests
JUN
19
WED
Stickney
Ridgeland Ave & 41st St, Stickney
Time - 7pm-9pm
Pavilion in Memorial Park. Grilled food to buy; picnic tables
JUN
21
FRI
Pinegree Grove
Clubhouse parking lot
Time - 6:30-8:30
Private Concert in Pinegree Grove
JUN
22
SAT
Lombard Cruise
Park Av & Michael McGuire Dr
Time - 6pm-9pm
Classic cars, Historic Lombard’s stores & restaurants
JUN
27
THU
The Gathering Place
715 Campus St, Milton, WI
Time - 7pm-8:30
Concession/bar open 5:30pm music starts 7pm. 50/50 raffle
JUN
29
SAT
Lakeshore Campground
5300 Old Porter Rd, Portage, IN
Time - 8pm-11pm
FREE to non-campers after 7pm. Stop at the "Picnic Basket" stand for food, ice cream.
JUL
5
FRI
Mt Morris Jamboree
Front St & Wesley, Mt Morris, IL
Time - 7pm-9pm
Bandshell; food by local civic groups; Farmers Mrkt, Official IL Freedom Bell! - Rain Location
JUL
6
SAT
Cooper's
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
JUL
7
SUN
Munster, IN Concert
1005 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN
Time - 6:30-8pm
At Munster Town Hall, Free Admission and parking
JUL
11
THU
Lincoln Square
4731 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Time - 6pm-8:30
Giddings Plaza, food & cocktails available from local restaurants; farmer's market
JUL
13
SAT
Surf-N-Turf Forrest Prsrv
27341 S Ridgeland Ave Monee, IL
Time - 6:30-8:30
Lawn or kayak (own or rental), Seafood food truck BYOB wine & beer
JUL
16
TUE
Wheaton Public Library
198 E Wesley St Wheaton, IL
Time - 7pm-8:30
On West Plaza. Free; some seating provided/ bring chairs. RAIN ALTERNATE: Lower Level
JUL
18
THU
Morton Grove Car Show
6250 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL
Time - 6:30-8pm
FREE family fun filled evening at Harrer Park. Classic cars, Food available
JUL
19
FRI
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Great food. NO COVER ($15 table min)
JUL
20
SAT
Bridges of Poplar Creek
1400 Poplar Creek Dr, Hoffman Estates
Time - 6pm-9pm
Beer Garden at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club
JUL
24
WED
Community Park
161 E Woodlawn Ave La Grange Park, IL
Time - 7pm-8:30
Classic Amphitheater Concert setting
JUL
25
THU
Courthouse Lawn
111 E Washington St, Morris, IL
Time - 6:30-8pm
Beautiful & historic (I&M town founded in 1834)
JUL
26
FRI
Brookfield Bandshell
Kiwanis Park 8820 Brookfield Av
Time - 7pm-8:30
Tree filled park with elegant bandshell. Drinks for sale; Bring your lawn chairs.
JUL
28
SUN
Pierogi Fest
119th & La Porte Ave, Whiting, IN
Time - 2pm-4pm
Pierogi, Pierogi, Pierogi! We're in the Beer Tent! Did we mention Pierogi?
JUL
31
WED
Geneva River Park
117 N River Ln, Geneva, IL
Time - 7pm-8:30
Beautiful River Park (yes, right on the Fox River) drinks?
AUG
1
THU
Music at the Gazebo
497 Spring Rd, Elmhurst, IL
Time - 6:30-8pm
Prairie Path & Spring Rd. Bring picnic. No alcohol w/Elmhurst School of Rock
AUG
2
FRI
Schaumburg Summer Dance
180 Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL
Time - 7pm-9:30
Arthur Murray FREE dance lessons at 6:30. Dance w/ the StingRays at 7pm
AUG
3
SAT
Cooper's
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
AUG
7
WED
Highland IN Concert
3001 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN
Time - 7pm-9pm
Main Square Park by some very nice restaurants
AUG
16
FRI
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Great food. NO COVER ($15 table min)
AUG
17
SAT
Timber Lake Resort
8216 Black Oak Rd, Mt. Carroll, IL
Time - 7pm-10pm
Must be registered guest at resort to attend performance
AUG
24
SAT
Countryside Block Party
Parkside & Hillsdale, Countryside
Time - 6:30-9:30
BYO - drinks/food (or dish to share) & Lawn chairs. Dancing in the Street!
SEP
1
SUN
Stickney Family Day
43rd & Ridgeland, Stickney, IL
Time - 4pm-6pm
A Stickney tradition we're thrilled to be included in this year!
SEP
2
MON
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 2pm-5:30
Great food. NO COVER ($15 table min)
SEP
6
FRI
Glacial Park
6512 Harts Rd, Ringwood, IL
Time - 7pm-8:30
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Nature preserve on Nippersink Creek BYOB and picnic
SEP
13
FRI
Roselle Cruise
344 E Maple Ave
Time - 6:45-9pm
Cool Classic Cars, drinks at the American Legion Post!
SEP
14
SAT
Cooper's
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
SEP
19
THU
HarborChase
Private, Naperville, IL
Time - 5pm-6:30
Private/resident show
OCT
11
FRI
Senior Hayride-Halloween
1911 S. Lawrence Ave. Lockport, IL
Time - 1:15-2:30
Dellwood Park (Event starts at 12pm) Costume Contest
OCT
17
THU
Cook Library
635 N Aspen Dr, Vernon Hills, IL
Time - 6:30-7:30
Vernon Hills Sullivan Center
OCT
26
SAT
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Halloween Bash! Scary drinks & dancing; Costume CONTEST NO COVER ($15 table min)
NOV
16
SAT
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Great food. NO COVER ($15 table min)
NOV
29
FRI
Cooper's
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
DEC
12
THU
Elmhurst Holiday Gala
155 E St Charles Rd, Elmhurst
Time - 12:30-2pm
Complete lunch and Santa! To register:
DEC
14
SAT
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Christmas Show. NO COVER ($15 table min)
DEC
21
SAT
Cooper's
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Christmas Show! Great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
DEC
31
TUE
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 9pm-12:30
New Year's Eve Party. Call Manhattan's for reservations: (630) 871-2991

Past Shows… 2024
MAY
28
TUE
Sun City Sock Hop
Private, Huntley, IL
Time - 7pm-8:45
Sock Hop! It's always a fun time in the Drendel Ballroom.
MAY
18
SAT
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Great food. NO COVER ($15 table min)
APR
27
SAT
Coopers Corner
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
APR
19
FRI
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
You need a break from doing your taxes... dance the night away with us!
APR
9
TUE
Luther Village
Private - Arlington Heights, IL
Time - 7-8pm
Private Senior Dance. See everyone else soon!
Map
Indoor Show
MAR
29
FRI
Cooper's Corner
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. $15 a person min food & drink
MAR
16
SAT
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Special St Pat's Bash! Corned Beef, Green beer and Dancing
FEB
24
SAT
Private Party
Private, Bartlett, IL
Time - 7:30-11
Private Party. See everyone else soon!
Map
Indoor Show
FEB
17
SAT
Cooper's Corner
27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield
(630) 690-2668 - 7:30-11pm
Procrastinator's Valentine's Day. $15 a person min food & drink
FEB
16
FRI
Evanston Senior Prom
To Be Rescheduled
Date TBD
To Be Rescheduled. Date, time and details tbd
Map
Indoor Show
FEB
10
SAT
Manhattan's
300 S Schmale, Carol Stream
(630) 871-2991 - 8pm-11:30
Valentine's Dance! Call Manhattan's for reservations: (630) 871-2991
JAN
1-31
MON
Hiatus
See you soon!
Time - 12am-12am
StingRays Sabbatical, research, re-grouping and shoveling snow
Map
Indoor Show