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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Previous events

Date Event Location
Tributosaurus becomes The Monkees Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes The Monkees Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus becomes Van Morrison Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes Led Zeppelin Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes Led Zeppelin Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Presents: One Hit Wonders of the 80s Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630 Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630
Tributosaurus Becomes The Rolling Stones - New Year's Eve! Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes The Rolling Stones Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus becomes the Rolling Stones Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Becomes Simon & Garfunkel Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Simon & Garfunkel Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
SOLD OUT - Tributosaurus Becomes Bruce Springsteen - Black Wednesday Show Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Jackson Browne Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Jackson Browne Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Becomes ELO Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes ELO Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
Tributosaurus Becomes R.E.M. 210 Restauruant & Live Music Lounge, Highwood, IL 60040 210 Restauruant & Live Music Lounge, Highwood, IL 60040
Tributosaurus Becomes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Wire, Berwyn, Illinois Wire, Berwyn, Illinois
Tributosaurus Becomes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613 Martyrs', Chicago, IL 60613
CANCELED: Tributosaurus Becomes Eric Clapton at Taste of Polonia Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630 Copernicus Center, Chicago, Il 60630

Upcoming Events & News

May is BLACK SABBATH! 

The last time we tackled this seminal band, it was Halloween of 2010 - appropriate timing, but Black Sabbath is great any time of year.

Join us on Wednesday May 1st at Martyrs' and Friday May 3rd at Wire as we embrace the deep roots of heavy metal, and become Black Sabbath. Decades before Ozzy was a reality TV joke, he was a complete bad-ass front man, and he and his mates set out to create what they hoped would be rock and roll versions of horror films. They made some of the most purely dark music of all time. This is a band that once rented a castle, just so they could rehearse in the dungeon. Wonderfully ridiculous. 

The guitarmada will be in full effect to make evil mirth, and our old pal Kerry Devine will join us to sing a few; come see if we kick him out for drinking too much like Sabbath did to Ozzy in 1979. We’ll feature many songs from the platinum selling eponymous first record, dive head-long into the coke-binged excess of Masters of Reality, and give you a taste of the Ronny James Dio era as well. Critics hated Sabbath, but the people, they loved them. We bet some of you still do too.

Tributosaurus Becomes BLACK SABBATH

Wednesday, May 1st at Martyrs' - 7PM Show
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613 
Tix Available at: Martyrslive.com

Friday, May 3rd at Wire - 9PM Show
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

We return to the Beverly Arts Center in April! 

***THE BAND SHOW IS SOLD OUT***
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets - see you there!

By popular demand, we bring The Band show to the South Side... 


 

There's a moment in 'The Last Waltz,' the amazing documentary about the final concert by THE BAND, when Martin Scorsese asks Levon Helm about the musical landscape in his home state of Arkansas. Levon says 'bluegrass and country music'if it comes down into that area and if it mixes there with the rhythm and if it dances, then you've got a combination of all that music.' Scorsese asks what that's called. And Levon simply says 'Rock and Roll.' 

It's been a while since we performed at the Beverly Arts Center, and it's a great theater - we have brought Rock and Roll there before.  If you are a fan of this music, this is a place you can really get inside of it.

Come join us as we play Rock and Roll on April 27th as The Band. For some of us, this is as good as music gets. Deep, deceptively simple grooves, soulful harmony vocals, layered keyboard excellence, great lead guitar, and much more. We'll draw heavily from the self-titled 2nd album, hit the debut 'Music From Big Pink,' and give you a few versions from the Waltz itself. There will also be a couple Levon Helm solo tunes as an added bonus and belated homage. 

Certain bands stand, even decades later, as emblems of the best music can aspire to. Come enjoy The Band with us. 

Tributosaurus Becomes THE BAND 
Saturday, April 27th at the Beverly Arts Center
SOLD OUT

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