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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Our first show at a big indoor stage is....TALKING HEADS! 

Letting the days go by between the start of COVID and now was tough on us all, but now that we’re returning to normal, it’s time to release that angst as only a night of great music can. 

Join us at Theater on the Lake on the beautiful Chicago Lakefront, as we inhabit the musical souls of David Byrne and company.  You will dance, we will play, and the return of Live Music will be welcomed with style and substance. 

You’ve heard the songs for years, noticing the unique mix of art rock, funk, afrobeat, and punk that made them the very embodiment of “new wave.”  This music is high minded art that makes you think, funneled through killer grooves that make you move.  As always, we’ll re-create the sounds diligently, with all the necessary instrumentation.  You’ll see multiple keys rigs and guitars, and lots more. 

This summer is already filling up rapidly, and we decided to return to our traditional Wednesday night for this one so you can avoid all your conflicts and get out to really have some fun - it is summer, after all. You could stay home AGAIN, and you may ask yourself: Well, how did I get here?  Don’t let this night be the same as it ever was.  

Wear the biggest suit you can find, and come party with us as Talking Heads instead. 

Tributosaurus Becomes Talking Heads 
7pm - Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 
at Theater on the Lake - 2401 N Lake Shore Dr. 
Tickets on sale at 10AM Friday, June 19th at

Special 4th of July Weekend Shows in Evanston! 

Tributosaurus becomes Tom Petty - 4th of July Weekend Shows
Tickets on sale now at

***July 3rd Show is SOLD OUT - some tickets left for July 4th***

It feels a little bit more like our normal world out there these days. With that in mind, who’s ready for some outdoor live, high quality American-made music for 4th of July weekend? Tributosaurus is.

Join us in good health and high spirits on Saturday July 3rd and Sunday July 4th at Post 42 in Evanston, as we become Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.  These will be the only Tom Petty shows we will be doing this summer, and they are good for partying with your friends, or bringing the whole family.
We’re so excited to bring this music back to you, and to pay homage to Petty once again. Tom’s music is quintessentially American; informed by the classic rock of his native South, influenced thereafter by his beloved Byrds and California folk rock, yet somehow still fitting right into place among new wave brethren of the late 70’s and early 80’s. The genius is in the songwriting. Elegant, timeless anthems that feel vital to this day.
Let’s spend time together in the open air, basking in the freedom to have musical experiences together again!

Tributosaurus Becomes Tom Petty - 4th of July Weekend Shows
Saturday July 3rd & Sunday July 4th - 7PM Shows
at Post 42 Patio in Evanston, IL
Tickets on sale Now

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We're Back! 

Tributosaurus Returns to Live performance - and what better way than to pay tribute to The Rolling Stones!

It has been a long year for all of us, and we have been champing at the bit to get back out in front of you - and that time has finally come.  We are rolling out a slate f great summer shows, but it all starts on June 26 in Wheaton, and to mark the occasion, we chose The Rolling Stones/

We don’t need to offer you biographical or historical context here; THEY’RE THE ROLLING STONES. What you need to know is we’ll have a killer horn section to handle, among other things, some Exile On Main Street staples.  You need to know we’ll delve back to the beginnings of their recordings, and make it through and past some disco era dance killers, and everything in-between.  

You need to know that like many of you, we have this music traveling through our veins.  And maybe you’ve noticed this; when we really, deeply know the material…..the satisfaction of the experience reachers higher levels. 

It will be a thrill to channel The Rolling Stones, both spiritually and sonically.  Come celebrate the return of live concerts with us, and them. 

June 26th at Memorial Park in Wheaton IL - 8PM
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Chris Neville & Friends Concert Series Every Thursday in Evanston 

Chris Neville & Friends 
Thursday Night Concert Series 
in Evanston Starts May 6 

This year has brought a lot of changes, and while many were hard, some were pretty good.  One of the better ones has been the Thursday night streams I have been doing.  They have allowed for some musical joy to be shared, and a chance to play with many different musical friends, in many styles.  Well, now that things are starting to get back to normal, I think we should keep it going, but in a live context, don't you?  So starting on Thursday May 6, and running all the way through the summer, I will be hosting the Chris Neville & Friends Concert Series at the Post42 Patio on the Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston, IL.  Every Thursday, I will play from 7-10pm with one of 4 groups, some new, some old, that each offer something different and you can come and join us on their spacious outdoor patio (and there is an indoor space in case of rain, with seating is more limited and will be pre-sold for each show).  Consider it an appetizer as Tributosaurus starts to get underway a little later in the season. 

So who is a part of it?  Feast your eyes:

These shows are going to be really fun, from the classic rock of Axes to the deep blend of styles of Chris(2); from the quirky and unpredictable Courtesy Patrol to the funk jamming of Meadowlark, there's something every Thursday to satisfy your musical cravings, so get your tickets today! 

Chris Neville & Friends Thursday Night Concert Series 
at the Post 42 Patio in Evanston - 7PM EVERY Thursday 
***Starting MAY 6*** 

For details, and to buy tickets, visit: