Chuck Jennings...Musical Entertainment

The Passion of Music

Simply put, music is one of Chuck's passions. Upon first hearing the Beatles "I Want To Hold Your Hand" he was hooked. Chuck will be hosting the"OPEN MIC" every 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm at Prarie Krafts Brewery in Buffalo Grove so next date is May 21. As a regular stand in for his buddy Rob, Chuck also hosts the 1st & 3rd Thursdays open mic at  Copper Fiddle Distillery in Lake Zurich as needed. Chuck will be performing a 'solo' half hour set on June 9 at 1:30pm in Libertyville as part of the fundraiser to benefit the Therapeutic Arts Program of the Global Alliance for Africa. He and his buddys Dean Milano, Chris Minardi, & James Costanza (aka The $100 Quartet) will be at Dannys Pub & Grill in Naperville  on Saturday August 11 and on Saturday August 24 he and Dean & Chris play at the Glen Ellyn Art Fir in the afternoon and he and Dean tem up with Kent Lewis performing as the Liddle Fiddle Trio at Copper Fiddle Distillery in Lake Zurich 7:30 - 10:30pm. Finally, Chuck makes his first solo appearance for the first ime in a long time at Lucky Bernie's in Mundelein at 408 N. Lake St. (N/W corner of 45 & Hawley) on Friday September 28 7-10pm.

408 North Lake Street


Chuck and his partner Al "Vac" Vaccarello make up the acoustic duo BLUE EYED LEO. Performing on six and twelve string guitars as well as keyboard and a little harmonica now and again, they entertain the crowd with "classic rock" standards from such renowned artists as the Beatles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Simon & Garfunkel, America and a host of others including current and more recent artists such as Jack Johnson, Zac Brown Band and Snow Patrol to name but a few. The duo will open June with back to back private events at Boulder Ridge Country Club on Friday the 1st and a private Kildeer residence on Saturday the 2nd. performing at a highschool graduation party. They're back in the public eye at Zaza's Tavola Italiana in Lake Barrington on Thursday the 14th 7-10pm, Prairie Krafts Brewing Company in Buffalo Grove on Friday the 15th 7-10pm, and closes out the month at Fatman's Gurnee on Friday the 22nd 6-10pm and Saturday the 23rd. 7:30 - 10:30pm at Copper Fiddle Distillery in Lake Zurich. July opens with a return to Cary Country Club on Friday the 13th 7-10pm and the duo performs twice on Saturday the 14th 1st at a private party at Farmhouse On North in Barrington 11am - 2pm and for the Lake Zurich high school graduating class of 1968 in celebration of their 50th at Kemper Lakes in Kildeer from 8-11:30pm. The following weekend opens with another return to Countryside Saloon in Des Plaines from 9pm Friday the 20th until 1am and performs at another 50th private event in Antioch on Saturday the 21st only this time in celebration of 50 years of marriage. August opens on the 10th with a debut performance at Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove 8-11pm and then it's on to Fatmans Gurnee on Friday the 24th 7-11pm

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Covering several artist primarily from the '60's and 70's Get Back Chicago is a true "classic rock" band well known for performing an all Beatles set upon request but by no means a Beatles tribute band. That being said, the band's next performance will be on Friday June 8 5-7pm at FEW Spirits 918 Chicago Ave in Evanston followed on Sunday June 10 5-7pm at Link O'Chain Cyclery 145 Sayton Rd in Fox Lake. In August on the 18th the band will be in Woodstock for a private celebration of marriage returning to the public eye on Sunday July 29 at Drink Nightclub in Schaumburg for the Woodfield Area Children's Orginazation fundraiser. Saturday September 1 8:30-11:30pm the band will be at McGonigal's Pub 105 S. Cook Sttreet in Barrington to kick off the Labor Day weekend. The following Friday the 7th 9pm til midnight marks the band's debut at Docks Bar & Grill 313 E Liberty St, Wauconda, returning to Countryde Saloon 2501 E Ballard Rd in Des Plaines 9:00pm until 1:00am on Friday September 21. Then the band rocks Copper Fiddle Distillery 532 W State Rte 22 #110, Lake Zurich, IL 7:30 - 10:30pm on Saturday October 20th and again on Turkey Eve Wednesday November 21.


Chuck's true art is songwriting. Having a strong appetite for poetic verse he's written at least 300 poems of which about half have been put to music. Yep, driven by the vocals of John, Paul, George & Ringo he's always on the hunt for strong melodies and powerful soul-searing harmonies.