Peter Charles: Live Entertainment & Music Lessons

Playing rock and Americana favorites in and around McHenry County, IL. Add the special touch of live music to your restaurant, bar, private party, or wedding ceremony! Or treat yourself to the guitar lessons you've always wanted to take...

Village Tavern - Long Grove
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Village Tavern - Long Grove

I’m back live at The Village Tavern in Long Grove on Saturday, September 28!

So bring a friend or two, and let’s get a good crowd going. The Village Tavern is an excellent place to enjoy dinner, have a drink from the beautiful bar, and listen to live music in the dining room. Hope to see you there!

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Offsides Sports Bar & Grill - Woodstock
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Offsides Sports Bar & Grill - Woodstock

When I was young, we hung out stockings on December 6th for St. Nick to fill. Maybe I’ll bring one to Offsides for my gig that night, and you can bring your extra treats to share! And if all you got was a lump of coal, I’ll sing you some songs to get you back in the holiday spirit. See you there!

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Ballydoyle - Downers Grove
Sep
12
8:30 PM20:30

Ballydoyle - Downers Grove

  • Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant (map)
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Downers Grove, here I come! I’ve got my first gig in this great town on Thursday, September 12, at Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant. They’ve got traditional Irish food in addition to American cuisine, as well as a full bar and a wide selection of beers. Join the crowd for a pint and some tunes!

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815 Chop House - Crystal Lake
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

815 Chop House - Crystal Lake

815 Chop House is one of the newest dining spots in Crystal Lake, and they’re now serving live music in addition to steaks, chops, seafood, and more! As always, I’m looking forward to a fun crowd and a tasty meal. Come see what’s new in town, and let us entertain you!

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Chatterbox - Long Grove
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Chatterbox - Long Grove

Time for my first gig at The Chatterbox in Long Grove! Join me on Saturday, August 31, and I’ll sing you through the evening while you enjoy a craft beer, a hand-crafted cocktail, and maybe something from the menu. Truffle fries and prime rib sliders sound great to me!

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Buffalo Creek Brewing - Long Grove
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Buffalo Creek Brewing - Long Grove

August is going to rock in Long Grove! My debut at Buffalo Creek Brewing is on Saturday, August 24, and I can’t wait to play there! Head to www.buffalocreekbrewing.com to see what a cool vibe they’ve got. As their web site says, “Our beer styles and Long Grove’s heritage are a perfect match. We have a Bavarian style taproom, event space, and a one of kind Biergärten with beautiful views of the lawns and freshly trimmed pine trees.” Hope you’ll join me for some live music!

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815 Chop House - Crystal Lake
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

815 Chop House - Crystal Lake

815 Chop House - new to Crystal Lake - is having their ribbon-cutting this week, and I get to provide the free, live music!

Come on down for a delicious meal, and we'll celebrate their arrival on the dining scene with my favorite songs. And if the weather is nice, the music will be outside on their beautiful patio! Hope I see you there!

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Broken Earth Winery - Long Grove
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Broken Earth Winery - Long Grove

I’m looking forward to another night of music and fine wine at Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove. My second show here is on Saturday, August 10, where I’ll be playing and singing from 7:30 to 10:30. Broken Earth brings you the best offerings from their vineyard in Paso Robles, California, where their sustainable practices and the beautiful climate create excellent wines.

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Williams Street Tap - Crystal Lake
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Williams Street Tap - Crystal Lake

Hey, Crystal Lake - join me downtown at “The Tap” on Williams Street! I’ll be rocking a night-owl gig on Friday, August 9 at 10 pm, and I can’t wait. I’ll be singing some classic rock, and adding my own touches. I think this will be a good one for a bit of electric guitar! See you there.

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815 Chop House - Crystal Lake
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

815 Chop House - Crystal Lake

There’s a new restaurant in town! Steaks, chops, seafood, sandwiches, and live music are ready for you in Crystal Lake at 815 Chop House. With a beautiful dining room and an excellent patio, you can dine inside or out as I entertain you with my favorite songs. I always bring at least one acoustic and an electric guitar, so we’ll see what you like the best!

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815 Chop House - Crystal Lake
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

815 Chop House - Crystal Lake

Live music is BACK on Virginia Street in Crystal Lake!

THIS THURSDAY, I’m bringing free, live music to 815 Chop House! (https://www.facebook.com/815chophouse/) It’s one of the newest restaurants in town, and I’m performing on their patio on August 1st from 5 to 8 to welcome their crowd. They’ve re-opened at the site of the former M Supper Club, and I’m looking forward to a great meal after my gig! I used to play just down the street at Jaster’s, which is closed as of writing (perhaps there’s hope?), so I can’t wait to rock the neighborhood again. If there’s a good crowd, I’ve been known to play a little extra… So bring your friends for dinner and free, live music!

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Jexal's - McHenry
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

Jexal's - McHenry

Summer Mondays in McHenry are for Cruise Night! While you browse the beautiful rides, I’ll be playing and singing on Jexal’s patio. So mark your calendar for Monday, July 29, when the featured vehicles will be “Tuners & Imports, Rat Rods, and Motorcycles!” The music starts at 5, so I’ll see you downtown for a meal, a drink or two, and my favorite songs.

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Jexal's - McHenry
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Jexal's - McHenry

I’m back at Jexal’s Wing-Zeria in McHenry on Saturday, July 19! You’ll find wings and pizza, of course, as well as burgers, wraps, and more! I play on the patio from 6 to 9, so let me entertain you while you enjoy a great meal, tasty drinks, and a great atmosphere. Come kick of your weekend at one of the best new spots in town - right at the corner of Green Street and Hwy 120!

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Strawberry Moon - Wauconda
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Strawberry Moon - Wauconda

Wauconda is an excellent town for live music, and this is my first show at Strawberry Moon! Join us on Thursday, July 11, for a martini made with care, select fare, delicious desserts, and live music. I’ll have a few instruments with me, including a guitar or two, and I’ll be singing some of my favorite songs for the crowd. See you there!

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Hermann's - Port Barrington
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Hermann's - Port Barrington

Time for my first show at the neighborhood pub! Live music at Hermann’s? Yep! They got the ball rolling this summer, and I’m ready to give it a shove on Saturday, June 29. I play and sing from 7 to 10, rain or shine, and if it’s nice out, the patio is going to rock! As always, I’ll have an acoustic, an electric, and maybe a 12-string? Maybe a mandolin? See you there to find out!

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Broken Earth Winery - Long Grove
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Broken Earth Winery - Long Grove

Long Grove - here I come! My debut in this great little town is at Broken Earth Winery on Saturday, June 1st. Featuring wines from their vineyard in Paso Robles, California, this is the perfect spot to welcome summer. My show begins at 7:30, and I can’t wait to entertain you. Salud!

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