Happy Christmas! - to one and all
We had a great year in 2017 because of you... Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!
Manhattan's - Saturday, November 18, 8:30
Oldies all night long at Manhattan's! It's the place to be this weekend...
Cooper's Corner - Friday, November 10, 7:30
Thanks to everyone that came out to Ching Hua's last week. This week it's Cooper's Corner in Winfield, IL on Fri, 11/10/17!
Ching Hua's - Saturday, November 4, 9pm
Thanks to everyone that came out to one or more of our Halloween shows. This week it's Rock & Egg Roll in Des Plaines at Ching Hua's!
Halloween Parties! - Several StingRay Spooktaculars
We've been looking forward to this "scary" time all year. We'd LOVE to see you do the Monster Mash at one of our Halloween Shows this year. Come to all of them (Friday, Saturday & Monday)... If you dare!
Cooper's Corner in Winfield Friday
Catch the StingRays at Cooper's Corner this Friday 9/22/17 before a little break in our schedule.
Road Trip Wednesday & Winfield Friday
This Wednesday, August 23rd, we're Rocking up North in Edgerton, Wisconsin... Then Friday, August 25th, it's Cooper's Corner in Winfield... Details below...
Ching Hua's & Harwood Heights Fest
This Friday, August 4th, Rock & Egg Roll with us at Ching Hua's in Des Plaines... Then Sunday, August 6th, help us celebrate Harwood Heights 70th birthday! Details below...
Our date in Geneva has been relocated to River Park on Wednesday July 26, 2017.
Villa Park Make Up Date
Villa Park make up date set for Tuesday August 8, 2017.
Rain Out - Villa Park, 6/12/17
We're working to reschedule this date but tonight's show has been cancelled due to rain.
SIX Shows this Week! - 6/25/17
Monday 6/26, Cruise into Lockport with us, Tuesday 6/27, climb up to Pheasant Hills Park in Dyer, Ind, Wednesday 6/28, go out to West Chicago's Reed Keppler Park, Thursday 6/29, we have an appearance on the Morris Courthouse Lawn, Friday 6/30, it's a Jamboree in Mt Morris, IL and Saturday 7/1, race over to the Arlington Racetrack.
Four Great Shows this Week! - 6/19/17
Fly out to Elgin's Wing Park Tuesday 6/20 and see the StingRays from 7-8:30. Wednesday 6/21 come out to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, have a drink and dance from 5:30-8pm. Friday, June 23rd catch the show at a Cool Club called Cooper's Corner in Winfield. Then, it's the return of the StingRays to the Potato, which only sounds like the title to a B movie but in fact will be a great time for everyone!
Two Great Shows this Week! - 6/5/17
Come out to Countryside Thursday 6/8 and see the StingRays from 6-6:45, have a Pisa Pizza, then watch Strung Out at 7pm. Then Sat 6/10, take a trip down to Chatsworth, IL and help us make the town's 150th birthday something to remember.
This Schaumburg Summer Dance Concert offers a free introductory one-hour dance lesson by professional Arthur Murray instructors followed by two hours of dancing to free live music by the StingRays .
Roselle Cruise Cancelled
due to bad weather - catch us there Friday September 8, 2017
Thank you Schererville!
And thanks to everyone that came out. You made our first festival of the 2017 season a ton of fun!
Next Show: South Side Favorite Mister Mo's! - Sat, 5/6/17 - 8pm
Terrific wooden dance floor; FAMOUS Steak Burger; tucked into the corner of Tiffany Square $5 cover
Two Shows This Weekend!
Manhattan's in Carol Stream Fri, 4/7/17 and St Barbara's Fundraiser in Chicago on Sat, 4/8/17.
Two Shows This Weekend!
Operation Salute & Boogie (Vietnam Wall Fundraiser) in Oswego on Fri, 3/31/17 and Mister Mo's on Sat, 4/1/17
Cooper's Corner! - West to Winfield
WINFIELD, IL -- The StingRays are ready to Rock & Roll with you. SAT, 3/25/17, 7:30pm. No cover, but minimum purchase required. For reservations call: (630) 690-2668.
Manhattan's St Pat's Bash! - ShamRock & Roll with the StingRays
CAROL STREAM, IL -- The StingRays are ready to ShamRock & Roll with you. Cead Mile Failte to Manhattan's Annual St. Pat's Bash -- FRI 3/17/17, 8:30pm. And yes, there will be delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage, green beer, green apple martinis and few Irish tunes. No cover, but minimum purchase required. For reservations call: 630/871-2991.
North By Northwest! - Rock'n (egg) Roll & Sock-Hop
DES PLAINES, IL -- StingRays say, 'Come for the Egg Roll - Stay for the Rock 'n Roll' -- at Ching Hua's (NEW CLUB) FRI March 3, 2017, 8:30. Ancient Chinese Proverb say, 'Those who Rock & Roll lead long happy life.' PLUS...
ELGIN, IL -- Moose Club welcomes the public to a Sock-Hop! Costumes optional, but prizes for best Pink Lady and T-Bird! Raffles, Rock & Roll and more. SAT March 4, 2017, 7:30. Tickets available at door ($10).
StingRays Return! -- Plan to Rock Cooper's Corner
WINFIELD, IL -- The StingRays plan to Rock the floor at Cooper's Corner, FRI Feb 24, 2017 -- with your help! Plus, no waiting for the fun -- NEW 7:30 start time.
North vs. South! -- StingRays Playing Both Sides of Town
DECISIONS -- Rather than the usual West, the StingRays are playing North AND South this weekend! See us up North FRI, Feb. 17, at the Niles VFW. See us down South SAT, Feb. 18, at the Cro Club. Or, don't waste time making decisions -- come see us North AND South.
Valentine's Party! -- Love Is All You Need
LOVE -- for you to Be our Valentine! Love to see you all at our first show of 2017 -- SAT February 11, 2017. Romance, Rock & Roll and Revelry. Manhattan's annual Valentine's Bash. For reservations call Manhattan's (630) 871-2991.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
-- Pictures form New Year's Eve
Thank you everyone for ringing out the old with us last night. We say it every year, but it really was the best New Year's Eve ever. Thank you also for all the other celebrations all throughout 2016. Last night was the StingRays' 1200th show and the wrap up of our 20th anniversary year. We're looking forward to another 1200 shows, another 20 years and many more 'celebrations' with all of you.
New Year's Eve - Manhattan's - Sat, 12/31/16
CALL -- Manhattan's at (630) 871-2991 and make reservations for New Year's Eve...
Show Cancelled because of snow storm - Manhattan's - Sat, 12/10/16
CALL -- Manhattan's at (630) 871-2991 and make reservations for New Year's Eve...
Holidays with the StingRays! - Jingle Bell Rock through Ringing Out the Oldies!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS -- From our annual Christmas Show at Manhattan's on 12/10 -- lots of club dances in between -- to New Year's Eve. We'd love to see you and wish you the best! Look below and come on out...
Cro-Club! - DANCE FLOOR -- Extraordinaire!
DOWN SOUTH -- See you Saturday, 12/3/16 - 8pm. NO COVER! The Cro-Club! Open to the public; Fabulous Dance Floor; Friendly people; Free popcorn; Drinks a great value; Try a spinning pizza from the bartender.
A Weekend of StingRays - Moose & Manhattan's
Friday Nov. 18, 2016, 8:30-12:30 at Moose Lodge #1557 open to Moose members only.
Saturday Nov. 19, 2016, 8:30-12:30 Manhattan's - Carol Stream open to all (table minimum)
NOTE: Saturday, Special Guest Bartender: Manny!
Double StingRays Weekend - Ballydoyles Aurora & Coopers Winfield
Friday November 11, 2016, band 8pm-12 Fundraiser for Vietnam Wall 2017 - Oswego, Ballydoyle's in Aurora (event 6pm-12) $20 - includes hors d'oeuvres from 7-9pm
Saturday November 12, 2016, 8pm-12 Cooper's Corner - Winfield Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. NO COVER (table minimum)
Halloween Bash! - StingRay Spooktacular
MONSTER BASH -- Costume Contest! Monster Mash! PRIZES -- Scary Dancing & Drinks! NEW -- You vote for the best costumes. Saturday October 29, 2016, 8:30-12:30. Reservations recommended: (630) 871-2991.
Potato Creek Johnny's! - StingRays Rock Saturday
GLENVIEW -- The StingRays would love to have you rock with them at Potato Creek Johnny's on SAT Oct. 22, 9pm! Nicely laid out dance floor & stage; 37 beers on tap; famous burgers with lots of fries; NO COVER.
Cooper's Corner! - StingRays Rock Friday
WINFIELD -- The StingRays would love to have you rock with them at Cooper's Corner on FRI Oct. 14, 8pm! Large wooden dance floor; great food, drinks & parking. NO COVER (table minimum).
Mister Mo's! - StingRays Rock Southside
PALOS HEIGHTS -- The StingRays would love to have you rock the southside with them at Mister Mo's on SAT Oct. 8, 8:30pm! Wooden dance floor & FAMOUS Steak Burgers. Tucked into the corner of Tiffany Square. $5 cover
All Day & All of the Night! - StingRays Rock Saturday Twice
FOREST PARK FEST -- Last outdoor show this year -- and there's chili & beer! SAT, 10/1/16 - 12:30-2pm
JOLIET CRO CLUB! -- The StingRays ARE playing on Saturday -- Disregard any rumors you may have heard to the contrary!, 10/1/16 - 8pm (doors open at 7pm).
Manhattan's - TGIF - In the Key of "F"!
CAROL STREAM -- "F" stands for Friday, Fun, Fabululous StingRay prizes, and Followed by Dancing! Join us at Manhattan's, FRI, 9/23 for Fantastically Fast Feet Flying on the Floor to the non-Fleeting Fad of the rock & roll PHenomph! (no cover - table minimum).
Des Plaines Fall Fest - A little More Summer Left...
DES PLAINES -- Come for the StingRays ... Stay for the food, beer-wine garden, car show, arts & crafts, animal show, kids activities, carnival & more. Only two more outdoor shows this year. Hope to see you.
StingRays at Cooper's Corner - It's all About the Dancing
WINFIELD -- Cooper's Corner, Saturday, September 10, 2016. Dancing -- that about says it!
All Aboard... - Rock & Roll Train Stops Twice this Weekend
AMBOY, IL -- Amboy Depot Days FRI, 8/26/2016, 8pm
COUNTRYSIDE -- Best Block party ever! SAT, 8/27/16, 6:30pm (BYOB/food or dish to share)
Manhattans! - Saved a Seat for You
CAROL STREAM -- We're back at Manhattan's on SAT, 8/20/2016. Love to see you get out of your chair and DANCE!
Up the Potato Creek
- Paddle North Saturday
-- That's Right... Go North! We're back on SAT, 8/13/2016. Love to see you tear up the dance floor. Also, there are 37 beers on tap and hot juicy burgers and plentiful sides of fries; NO COVER. See Pictures
from our last show at Potato Creek Johnny's.
Weekend Repeat! - StingRays Rock Friday & Sunday
NILES -- The StingRays Rock & Roll Friday August 5, 2016, 6:30-8:30, in Niles, IL. While you're there, take a ride on the trackless Kiddie Express Train ("kids" of all ages!).
HARWOOD HEIGHTS -- StingRays Rock & Roll another great Fest on Sunday, August 7, 2016, 7-9pm, in Harwood Heights, IL. Check out the local food vendors and the carnival too.
Triple The Fun! - Three Is A Magic Number
CAROL STREAM -- Friday July 29, 2016, 8:30-12:30, Beat the heat and dance to the beat at Manhattan's.
ARLINGTON HTS -- Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1-6pm, Off to the races! Rock & roll between horse races! Arlington Racetrack.
SUGAR GROVE -- Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12-1:30pm, Sugar Grove Corn Boil -- plus cars & lots of 50s-60s bands.
Islands and Highways - Cruising with the StingRays
GENEVA -- Wednesday July 20, 2016, 7pm, Take an Island 'cruise' (yes, a real island) at Island Park in Geneva (bring your lawnchairs; pizza and ice cream available).
ROSELLE -- Friday, July 22, 2016, 7pm, Roselle Cruise Night! COOL CARS & a great NEW location at the American Legion (yes, they'll let you buy beverages; lawnchairs suggested)
On the Prairie Path... At Ruggard Gazebo
VILLA PARK -- Bring your lawnchairs to Villa Park... Concession stand with burgers, dogs & popcorn! Mustard up the energy to Ketchup with your friends. Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:30pm.
LAGRANGE PARK -- Rain or Shine? Either Way, StingRays Play. Join us at the fabulous LaGrange Park Bandshell on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:30 pm. If it rains, join us at the alternate RAIN LOCATION at Park Jr. High, 333 N. Park Road, La Grange Park, IL
Note: This week’s concert is sponsored by Paul's Pizza & Hot Dog. Thank you.
Double the Fun!
Goodtimes Near & Far
EAST DUNDEE -- 6/30/16 - Thirsty Thursdays, CRAFT BEER Tasting ($5 flights!) pairings; beer education tent; famer's market.
MT MORRIS -- 7/1/16 - Mt Morris Jamboree, Bandshell; food sold by local civic groups like scouts; Farmers Mrkt (4-7) Official IL Freedom Bell!
Indiana Wants Us!
And We're Going Back There
DYER, IN -- Our 31st Show in Indiana! LAWNCHAIRS; bring a picnic! On famous Lincoln Hwy.
Only Southside Summer Show
PALOS HEIGHTS -- Nice Dance floor; FAMOUS Steak Burger; tucked into the Northwest corner of Tiffany Square. $5 cover SAT 6/11 2016, 8:30.
Inside or Out on the Deck
CAROL STREAM -- This weekend dance to great Rock & Roll inside or outside! We'll be on the new stage inside, or you can kick back on the new deck outside! SAT 6/4 2016, 8:30.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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.
Love to See you Again
Join us SAT 8/22/2015 at Manhattan's in Carol Stream. We'd love to see you.
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.
Shop Local – Market on the Green
TUESDAY 6/23 – Bring your lawnchairs and your ‘green’ shopping bags for the Farmer’s Market. 6pm.
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!
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...
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!