Below is a listing and descriptions of the many local music performers and creative events coming up at KBC. Click an event for more info.
- 7th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Mike Melendez
- 13th 7-10pm (Friday) – Paul Courchaine
- 14th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Zack Slik
- 20th 7-10pm (Friday) – Chris Houston
- 21st 7-10pm (Saturday) – Junkyard Heartstrings
- 28th 7-10pm (Saturday) – The Cosby Sweaters
- 4th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Secret Evil Plan
- 10th 7-10pm (Friday) – Eavesdrop
- 11th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Zack Slik
- 17th 7-10pm (Friday) – K&M Music
- 18th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Bill McCarthy
- 25th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Illuminated Nights
- 3rd 7-10pm (Friday) – The Cosby Sweaters
- 4th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Highway Kind
- 11th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Zack Slik
- 17th 7-10pm (Friday) – The Grey Whisker Pickers
- 18th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Junkyard Heartstrings
- 25th 7-10pm (Saturday) – James Keyes
- 1st 7-10pm (Saturday) – The Cosby Sweaters
- 7th 7-10pm (Friday) – Gracie Day
- 8th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Zack Slik
- 15th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Bill McCarthy
- 21st 7-10pm (Friday) – Hit the Bus
- 22nd 7-10pm (Saturday) – Matt Robert
- 29th 7-10pm (Saturday) – Just for Kicks
Ernest performs original songs and many covers of favorites. Ernest’s musical influences include Mike Ness, Scott H. Biram, Johnny Cash, Eddie Spaghetti, Randy Rhoads, James Hetfield and, like all musicians, too many other artists to name
Brian’s Trivia Game Show!
Join us for our Own Trivia Game Show in the Beer Garden. Up to 10 players with battle the rest of the audience in our own original beer garden game show hosted by Brian, your brewmaster. Trivia will be followed by a free movie under the tent! (Weather permitting)
The Cosby Sweaters
This fun dynamic acoustic duo performs favorites from the 80s and 90s. Winners of Best Pop Act in the 2013 Worcester Music Awards, The Cosby Sweaters always bring humor and energy to their performances. Come enjoy a night of laughs and great music.
Paul Courchaine is a Worcester musician who does solo acoustic/vocals. He has performed at places such as Irish times, Funky Murphy’s, and Vals. He has a long list of covers ranging from classic rock, modern and country.
Eavesdrop is an acoustic trio formed of three female vocalists from the Western Massachusetts area. Covering a wide range of folk & soul music with a unique twist of harmonic interpretation, Eavesdrop offers a nostalgic experience garnished with a fresh and delicate approach.
Grade “A” Fancy
Savory Crackers gathered this collection of intrepid troubadours with the intention of spreading an infectious new twist to the American Roadhouse songbook. With foot stomping abandon Grade “A” Fancy will have you smiling, singing, dancing, and yes, even yodeling in public in no time. See you at a show soon!
The Grey Whisker Pickers
The Grey Whisker Pickers will be in the house playing their trademark sound. A blend of outright honky tonk..with a dash of folk…and some good ol’ rock n’ roll attitude….Born from the rich American tradition of making music around kitchen tables and front porches, The Grey Whisker Pickers are about friends and family getting together to make music and have fun…sharing good times.
Highway Kind blends accomplish
“This is a band that delivers some beautiful work.” – Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Hit the Bus
Hit the Bus plays an eclectic mix of music ranging from the 50’s to today.
The House Tones
The House Tones play blues, rock, funk, and folk music ranging from 60’s-70’s through contemporary. Songs from artists include Tom Waits, Black Keys, Dylan, Sublime, Gorillaz, Elton John, Tom Petty.
Chris Houston has been performing for over 20 years. He plays frequently in the Worcester area as a solo artist and in bands such as The House Tones. He performed for us at our grand opening and returns to play some popular tunes for this beer loving audience.
This versatile acoustic duo cover band hails from eastern Connecticut. They vary sets for every performance, with songs from the ’60s to the present in a variety of genres. Jason and Heidi play songs that everyone knows and loves, many of which are not often performed by live groups, while also tastefully selecting deeper cuts from artists that appeal to diehard fans.
Just for Kicks
Just for Kicks is an Acoustic duet show featuring well loved 70’s and 80’s rock, pop and hair/glam! music. They will always keep you guessing!
From the Sturbridge MA area, Livestock is an acoustic group performing bluegrass, country, and Americana.
The Luscious Lushes
The Luscious Lushes is an ongoing collaboration of musicians, centered around the production and performance of original tunes. Most of those tunes were written by Suzanne LePage (music) and Jonathan Cook (lyrics), but the rest of the band contributes as well. Live performances may include additional surprise guests. Love, live, and share music!
Fronting several Cape Cod bands in the late-1970’s and early-1980’s then — after settling down in beautiful Worcester, MA in 1984 — Bill McCarthy has been a popular performer in-and-around Worcester County, Boston Metro West, East Boston, and Cape Cod for over thirty-years.
My Better Half
Brett and Lisa Brumby (My Better Half) are a vibrant, seasoned musical duo with a 2 decade-long history of performing regional shows. Besides their signature vocals, Brett and Lisa play a variety of instruments which include acoustic and electric guitars, bass and percussion.
Glass Painting with Simone
Local artist and teacher Simone Germain will work with you step by step to paint two of these holiday glasses. You can choose either two wine glasses, two beer mugs, or one of each!
The event is $40 per person, which includes one drink (soda, beer, wine, or mead) and everything you need to make two glasses that you get to bring home (or give as a holiday gift)!
Please arrive from 6 – 6:20 pm to get your drink and pick a seat. Painting will start at 6:30 pm sharp.
Tickets can be purchased in our taproom or online here.
Razzvio, Bourbonator Release Party, and Clambake!
It’s that time of year again! Our Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. whiskey barrel-aged Doppelbock, otherwise know as the Bourbonator will be released to the public on Thursday August 25. So we decided to make a party out of it! This year’s smooth and bold whiskey flavored German strong lager weighs in at 10% ABV.
If the Bourbonator wasn’t enough, we are also teaming up with Webster’s own Lobster Nook for a Clam Bake! For the low price of $30, you can get a scrumptious New England seafood dinner including a pound and a quarter lobster, two pounds of steamers, and sides including macaroni salad and corn on the cob. They will also be selling seafood al la carte along with non-seafood favorites from the grill.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! From the west coast and currently touring the US, Razzvio will be joining us on the Beer Garden stage for a two hour performance of Electric String Pop music featuring rockin’ tunes on the electric violin. A MUST SEE SHOW!!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S STILL MORE!! Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. will be in the Beer Garden providing a FREE WHISKEY TASTING (for those 21+)!! Come sample some of their wonderful spirits.
Admission is FREE (no ticket needed) and this is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! Join us!!! Unless you have something better to do on a Thursday Night (doubt it…).
Matt’s show features open and standard-tuned acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and occasional banjo on an eclectic batch of original and cover songs, by artists such as Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Blind Blake, Louis Armstrong, Bogus Ben Covington, Woodie Guthry, Pink Anderson, The Louvin Brothers, and lots more.
Secret Evil Plan
Secret Evil Plan is an original & cover band. They play their own original tunes and cover classics like the Ramones, The Clash and Social Distortion to todays favorites like the Black Keys and Foo Fighters. Some 80’s, 90’s, and today with a few of our favorites tossed in.
Big John Short
Armed with foot percussion, a National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box reso-hillharp, Big Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues and its importance to American music.
That Dollar’s Gone
That Dollar’s Gone is a duet that performs a variety of 60’s , 70’s , and 80’s classic, and contemporary acoustic rock and folk music. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, The Eagles, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, The Kinks, U-2, The Temptations, The Turtles, K T Tunstall, Cat Stevens, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Mamas & Papas, Smokey Robinson, Peter Paul & Mary, and the list is ever growing.
Brett and Lisa Brumby and Selena (Lisa’s Sister) are a vibrant, seasoned musical trio with a 2 decade-long history of performing regional shows. Besides their signature vocals, Brett and Lisa play a variety of instruments which include acoustic and electric guitars, bass and percussion.
The Trees are a free style rock band from Webster, Massachusetts. Having met about 10 years ago, Brian, Dan, and Dave have been performing together entertaining the Webster and Connecticut fans with great Freestyle Rock. After years of some members moving away they are finally here to stay!
World’s Smallest Quartet
“WsQ”, “the Word’s Smallest Quartet”. They are a husband-and-wife acoustic duo with 12 years’ experience in this format, and we have played 1,550+ gigs together so far….and counting! (The family that plays together stays together!)
They have over 400 songs in their repertoire and truly can offer something for everyone. They know that people like to hear what they know, so they stick to cover songs that everyone will recognize. Their material spans many decades, with the highest concentration being within the 60s through the 90s. Having an eclectic appreciation of music in general, they are often found performing songs you would never expect from an acoustic band.
In the area of Worcester County, Zack brings you good old time hoe down music. Just as pleased to play in a small bar or on your back porch, your basement, or living room. Playing a variety of instruments, mandolin, 5-string banjo, harmonica, and guitar with a few other thrown into the mix at times.
Cultivating old tunes, adding his own arrangements to some well seasoned classics, as well as a handful of original material. It is music set to get your feet a tappin’.