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Upcoming Events

Here are some upcoming Blue Island Beer Company events. Click the event to read more details.

The Chicago Songwriter Podcast- Live Taping

Each Month host Joe Rian chats with Chicago songwriters, getting down to their inspirations and hearing from the people behind the music, as they play their creations live in the TapRoom.

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

Rocks Off Play “Let It Bleed”

Rocks Off will be playing the classic album “Let It Bleed” in its entirety. After that, the usual great mix of Rolling Stones tunes. $8 Cover

Inaugural Dixie Highway Oktoberfest!

Enjoy all of your DHBT breweries in one location! Each brewery will have a selection of beers, including Oktoberfests, of course! We will be cooking up some delicious German food to go along with the awesome beer. There will be a DJ playing your favorite music, along with some authentic German beer-drinking tunes. Wear your […]

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

1st Annual Fairly Folk Festival

Featuring some of Chicago’s Best Original Songwriters in Both Band and Solo Formats. Live on Two Stages. $10.00 Door $8:00 Advance WAY BACK STAGE 10:00 pm Grit n Gravel 9:00 pm Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders 8:00 pm Erin Edmister & Three Tons 7:00 pm Joe Rian & The A.M. Drinkers TAPROOM STAGE 10:00 pm […]

One Tail at a Time Fundraiser

Join us for an afternoon of beer, fun, and dogs! Your $20 ticket covers two beers, a raffle ticket, and a $10 donation to the rescue. Come meet some of One Tail at a Time ‘s adoptable dogs too! Leashed, dog-friendly dogs are welcome in the taproom.

DIY Wood Sign Workshop

DIY Wood Sign Workshop- YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND!! Come enjoy a great time and bring some friends! You will get to take home a wonderful piece that you created! Choose from any of our designs or have us custom design something for you! Please check out the Gallery page on our website to see […]

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

History of Raceway Park

Join the Blue Island Historical Society for their Winter Membership Meeting featuring a presentation on the history of Raceway Park by Stan Kalwasinski. This is a free event, but attendees are encouraged to sign up for a BIHS membership: https://blueislandhistoricalsociety.com/become-a-member/ Membership Meetings like this are a great way for BIHS members to engage the board […]

All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam with Steve Haberichter

Steve Haberichter is back to host our All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam here in the taproom. Last time was great, so bring out the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle for a fairly traditional Bluegrass Jam!

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

Champions League Trivia

Beginning in August, we are doing a 5 month-long trivia grudge match.  Each month teams play for the win and prizes of the evening, and amass points towards the FINAL VICTORY! All teams that compete in any night are qualified to take home the prize in December. Winning team gets a private party with a […]

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

Ramblin’ Deano (Waco Bros)

The songs of Ramblin’ Deano are protest tunes played out via aggressive folk music and intelligent blasts of acoustic punk. It’s fitting, coming from a founding member of the Chicago insurgent country band Waco Brothers, a group of barroom misfits with rowdy musical prowess.

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam with Steve Haberichter

Steve Haberichter is back to host our All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam here in the taproom. Last time was great, so bring out the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle for a fairly traditional Bluegrass Jam!

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

Champions League Trivia

Beginning in August, we are doing a 5 month-long trivia grudge match.  Each month teams play for the win and prizes of the evening, and amass points towards the FINAL VICTORY! All teams that compete in any night are qualified to take home the prize in December. Winning team gets a private party with a […]

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!

Santa’s Surfin’ Safari

Come hang in the taproom while the Surfaholics whisk you away to an intense island paradise featuring instrumental surf versions of your favorite holiday classics and more!

Open Mic Night

Our weekly Open Mic attracts some great players from all backgrounds.  Cheer on the other players, or test the waters yourself with a song or a small set list. Come see for yourself and have a great beer too!