All of your younger days of Connect 4 and Jenga game play (or maybe current days) are about to pay off.
Enter the tournament and win random prizes, and even better, bragging rights. It really means something when there's a prize and championship on the line. You can find a partner when you get here, or bring a group!
If you have an extra game to bring, message us on Facebook ahead of time and we will borrow it for a free beer on us.
The Bart Attacks! are an acoustic duet that employs folk, bluegrass, and many forms of Americana as a medium of musical and artistic expression.The pairing exhibits a strong Americana/Folk music influence, and boasts a willingness to explore the music in an experimental fashion.
A folk duet that plays an eclectic songbook of covers and originals, including the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and traditional Americana.
Throughout the course of their musical union, the members of The Bart Attacks have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues and making countless public appearances. The Bart Attacks! has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike.
Lucky Pickers is an acoustic duet from Northern Illinois composed of singer songwriters, Despina Pafralides and Caleb Peters.
When they are not traveling with their full time bands, Miles Over Mountains and Fox Crossing Stringband, the two multi-instrumentalists team up for an upbeat mixture of Americana and bluegrass driven tunes.
Both Caleb and Despina groups have traveled across the country performing at many venues, festivals, and events.
See their full-time bands here:
We are excited to have The Pickin' Grinners come by for a show for the first time! A few folks from the band have played at our place before and were great, and we look forward to hearing all of them together!
Door starts at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm
Check out the band Facebook profile here.
Coordinated by Tom Maslowski: Hey, Uke! is a jam session just for ukulele-ists. Any level musician is welcome to come and join in. I try to hold these at a different location each month with a different theme for the song list. I’ll include the that list and the books I get them from in this description.
Carrying Torches is an original five piece pop and alternative-rock influenced band.
September 2017- Deli Magazine- Chicago's Rising Artist of the Month, January 2018- 1st place winner- Anthony Rizzo Foundation Battle of the Bands- April 2019- Kankakee Area Music Awards- Song of the Year- "Strangers"
From Dan himself:
“On the heels of my first solo album I've put together a great little tour of gigs in 2019 to support the new music and have fun doing it. Along with my musical brethren Anthony Bartkowiak (bass) and Bret Figura (drums) we're looking to create a live experience that makes you feel these songs right in your chest.
Speaking of feeling something in your chest, BEER! This place brews some amazing craft beer on site, (I can vouch from experience) and the vibe in the room allows for seating or standing, so you can have the experience you want. And EVERYONE who comes to the show will walk away with a vinyl record! So come join us for a beautiful night of music, beer, and good times at Elder Brewing Co. “
Come check it out!
Releasing their debut EP, "Something Happened Here, Once" via the antiquated novelty known as audio cassette tape. Playing a show at the lovely Elder Brewing in Joliet, IL to commemorate.
From Winona, MN Mike Munson will come and amaze Joliet with his Mississippi-style finger-picking blues guitar playing. He is also a gifted singer-songwriter creating a musical environment and compelling lyrics that add depth to his masterful guitar playing. So, put the date on your calendar and see why he is known as the foreman of Winona's thriving music scene. Here is a taste of his talent. Come out for more...
Thanks to our friends Jodi and Greg for helping to set this up!!
Join us for NYE!
Live music by Colonel Chloroform with special guest Jross Green
$40 ticked includes:
4 Craft Beers
Champagne Toast at midnight
Ticket price online includes fees. You can also pay in advance of the event in the taproom during open hours.
Five incredbile women singers performing great tunes solo and together-- featuring the last two winners of Chicago's "The One" competition, Makena Hartlin and Nikki Giblin, plus Allison Flood, Robyn Castle and Stacy Sienko. There'll be great craft beer, a pop-up chef in the house making dinner, and a night of beautiful music! Join us! (A "Shinidg At The Shanty" presentation in cooperation with the good people at Elder!)
Mustache Fest returns for a seventh installment! So, grow or obtain a fake mustache, and come listen to some great bands. This years fest will start at Elder Brewing, and finish at Chicago St. Pub.
Elder will have Carnivale Food Truck from 5-9pm for food!
The Jon Swearengen Ka-Tet
Join us to round out this year of craziness and a whole lot of beer.
Ticketed dinner catered by TRUTH Restaurant- starts at 7pm
The Selectones live music- 9pm-11pm
Return of King Candy cream ale
Confirmed food trucks for Lunch hours Chicago Pizza Boss and Dinner hours BaBy Q's Food Truck
Live Music starting at 3pm
*ALEX HOFFER*JOHN CONDRON*PETE JIVE*ERIC TOTHEROW*KEVIN KRAUSS*JOHN GREEN*ALISON FLOOD*CHRIS FLOOD*BRIAN MOTYLL*
Hazy All Dazy - Anniversary Collaboration Beer with Arrowhead Ales Brewing Co. will be available on draft and in cans starting Friday at opening!
The Secret Lives is an up and coming Folk//Rock//Rhythm//Blues//R&B Duo out of the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Comprised of Singer songwriter Andrew Victory and Rachel Darling, the duo operates in a wide spectrum of original music to covers with their own twist.From busking to smooth soulful breakdowns, their onstage energy is hypnotic.
$3 cover at the door
(taken from their Facebook page, where you can check out more info and pics)
Calling all of our paint the pint glass attendees, and fellow craft and planters... Gather round with your friends, or make new ones, and plant a nice little decoration with us on Wednesday, October 17th.
For $30 you will receive all materials to plant a succulent, the plant(s), and a 10oz. pour of your choice from our taps. Plus, free popcorn!
You can buy more beer when you are here if you would like. We also have cold brew coffee on nitro. This is a 21 and over event.
Buy your ticket online or in the taproom. Please reserve a spot. If we have extra seats, we will take payment at the time of the event, but it is not guaranteed.
Online tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plant-and-drink-night-tickets-50887780722
Come Join Gavin Coyle and Friends at Elder Brewing for an Irish session. Enjoy an evening of Irish music, Drinks, Story's, and good "Craic". Bring your fiddle, whistles, or session pipes and sit in on what’s going to be one hell of a night with Jigs, Reels, and songs.
Come see Riverhorse play in our live music room for the first time! These guys are super talented local musicians, and will debuting new material and some of their originals you may have heard before. Music starts at 7pm, and we will close around 10pm or so.
August 10th: TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band
August 11th: Joliet Blues Festival 2018
@Elder: Patrick Spiroff Band
August 15th:The Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss
Route 66 Street Market in Downtown Joliet
August 16th: Vinyl Night with Audiophil's Records
Before 9pm: Blues and Brews at Elder Brewing Co.
After 9pm: The Ivy Ford Band
Chicago Street Pub Music, Food, & Beer
August 18th: Blues & Brews on 66
The second Thursday of the month is officially Game Night at Elder Brewing Co. for the summer.
Game Nights are a time for you to get together with friends and play some of your favorite board, card, or random games that you love while sipping craft beer and enjoying a cool environment (can we call our own environment cool?).
Some ideas are Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Euchre, whatever!! We also have Millipede to play, and will be adding another permanent game soon.
Kids are always welcome.
If we don't have a planned food truck, bring snacks and dinner with you or order for delivery to our place.