Tributosaurus is the Jurassic beast of multiple musical faces, and every month, the beast morphs into a different rock group. The finest musicians from Chicagoland join the core group to sit in…to sing and play songs they’ve wanted to cover all their lives.

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Tributosaurus Becomes Willie Nelson!

This one has been a long, long time coming.

Please join us at Martyrs on April 11th and 12th, when we become an absolute icon of American music: Willie Nelson

In 22 years of Tributosaurus, having become more than 130 different artists, we have played a ton of country songs.  But aside from becoming Johnny Cash, our country output has usually come as part of the songbook for bands like CSNY, Tom Petty, Elvis Presley, The Eagles, and so many others.  Country is a vital part of the fabric of American music, and it has meshed with gospel and rock & roll and soul and jazz to make some of the best art humanity has ever created.

No one personifies that more than Willie Nelson.  His catalog of more than 350 songs (!!!) has yielded hits in myriad styles, with folk, jazz, pop, and R & B among them. Willie’s bluesy vocal stylings made the Nashville establishment tremble, and the way he fused hippie sensibilities into country was considered career suicide in the 70’s.  That era has been rightly recontextualized as visionary.

We’ll pull from his songwriting days in the 50’s, which begat “Crazy,” and “Funny How Time Slips Away,”
from the initial Nashville era in the 60’s, and from his Austin, Texas period in the 70’s and 80’s when the hippie scene invigorated his music.  He became the face of “Outlaw Country,” rebelling against Nashville and forging his own sound, with hits like  “Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain,” “Pancho and Lefty,” “On The Road Again,” and “Always On My Mind.” I MEAN COME ON.

We won’t ignore his collaborations as part of The Highwaymen, and the duets with so many stars.

This will be a celebration of Willie Nelson’s songs and legacy, even as the man continues to thrive at 90.  Don’t let anyone tell you marijuana shortens a life span, folks.

Tributosaurus Becomes Willie Nelson
at Martyrs' - 3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL
Thursday April 11th - 7PM Show
Friday April 12th - 8PM show
Tickets at

Come to the All-80s Prom with Tributosaurus!

We’re super excited to announce a unique event in Tributosaurus history:  our participation in the All ‘80’s Prom: Chicago High on Friday, May 17th at the historical Chicago Athletic Association (12 S. Michigan Avenue).  The event will take place in the Stagg Court Ballroom which is a gorgeous room.  Tickets are on sale now and are expected to go quick!  Where else can you relive (or experience if you weren’t around or didn’t go) an 1980s Prom with prom photos and portraits, party favors, your favorite band playing vintage 80’s songs, Dan Leali break dancing and oh so much more.  The event will be hosted by your favorite Chicagoland DJ, Ryan Arnold and it’s going to be a bitching good time.  

We will bring you a mix of some of your favorite 80s hits from all across the radio dial, in the way only Tributosaurus can.  Multiple keys, guitars and singers will craft the sound of the 80s for you in a totally tubular way.  Whether you are a child of the 80s (like us), or not, this music evokes a style and time that is truly unique and fun.  So put on your Vans, pop your collar, and be a part of it!

Remember:  Prom isn’t just for high schoolers!

All-80s Prom Featuring Tributosaurus!
at The Chicago Athletic Association - 12 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Get your tickets >>HERE<<