Bad Saddles

"Bad Saddles are the best damn rock band in the Rock Island District!!!"

Patrick David - Midwest Action 


Upcoming Shows


Chicago St Pub

9 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL

(815) 727-7171

Bad Saddles share the evening with Tall Paul and his Honky Tonk Guitar.


Shoe Fest Shuffle

670 W Station St, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

(815) 937-1750

Bad Saddles were selected to play the Shoe Fest Shuffle at On The Rox in Kankakee, IL We are very excited to be apart of this event! Come out and show us the love and support. This event could get us a spot on Shoe Fest!

8-8:45PM: The Bashful Youngens
9-9:45PM: Bad Saddles
10-10:45PM: All the Cool Molecules
11-11:45PM: Beeso and Friends


Rivers Edge Bar & Grill

8 PM / 12 North River Street, Batavia, IL


River's Edge is a cozy neighborhood tavern and music venue in the heart of Historic Downtown Batavia. Over 100 craft beers and whiskeys and a kitchen with 100% handmade food. Saddles will be playing a set on the beer patio from 8 - 11PM. Rain or Shine.


Rialto Square Theater

Doors 5:45Show 6:30 / 102 N. Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432


General admission tickets on sale now!! Tickets will be available through The Rialto website, Ticketmaster, The Rialto Theatre Box Office and Chicago Street Pub. We are proud to be a part of this show at The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet.

John Condron 6:30pm
Bad Saddles 7pm
Righteous Hillbillies 8pm


Muddy Roots MoonRunners Festival

2105 South State St, Chicago IL


Bad Saddles are excited to be added to the lineup for the 2017 MoonRunners Festival at Reggies Rock Club in Chicago. Stay tuned! Headliners include Shooter Jennings, Jesse Dayton, The Urban Pioneers, Scott H. Biram, The Legendary Shack Shakers and Ted Russell Kamp! Bad Saddles will be opening the fest on Day 2 Visit and for tickets and more info!


The Forge

7:30 PM / 22 W. Cass St. Joliet. IL 60432 for more info!

Grand opeing local showcse. This is the first offical dat the venue will be open. Come out and support Joliets own. Bad Saddles will hi the stage at 9:40 PM! This is a Free Show!


Chicago St Pub

9 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL

(815) 727-7171

Bad Saddles present Thirds! Come out and get your copy of the new album from Broken City Records. This will be a Release Show for the new 2017 record "Thirds"!


Elbo Room

10 PM / 2871 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60657

(773) 549-5549

Bad Saddles will play with our buddies in Great Ocean Waters. 



7:30 PM / $8 / 2105 South State St, Chicago IL


Bad Saddles share the stage with Austin Sterling!! More info at Also on the show will be Chicago's own Badwater and Nick Gibbs. 21+


Hopstring Fest 2016

11 AM / Silver Cross Field - 1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr. Joliet IL

Hopstring Fest 2016

Bad Saddles will play on the Hop Nest Monster stage at 6:30 PM



8 PM / 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402

(708) 788-2118

Get your ticket at Visit for more info. 

BAD SADDLES open up the evening with their straight up, shoot 'em down shotgun rock and roll. Born from punk, blues, and the very country style grit rock that the legends they are sharing the bill with... be ready for a spectacular kick-off to a wonderful evening. 

At any performance, HEARTSFIELD shows are full of fun, up-tempo, foot-stompin’ music that gets the crowd involved, singin’ and dancin’ away. The band delivers on its promise of hot pickin’, strong vocals, driving rhythm which have allowed them to last over three decades and still continue to please audiences with their growing songbook. Heartsfield is  Andon Davis (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals), Freddie Dobbs (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), Scott Bonshire (drums), Steve Eddington (bass guitar, vocals), and Dave Nelson (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro, vocals).


Chicago St Pub

9 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL

(815) 727-7171

Chicago St Pub and The Regressors welcome Bad Saddles for a ravashing good time! Start your Holloween weekend off right with a night with us and our pals in The Regressors. A splendid time is guarenteed for all!


Hopstring Fest 2015

11 AM / Silver Cross Field - 1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr. Joliet IL

(815) 722-2287

Saddles are happy to be a part of this classic celebration of craft beers and roots rock music. Hopstring Fest 2015 presents a full day of incredible music with The Steepwater Band, The Regressors, The Leadfoot Band, our buddy Pete Jive, Local greats John Condron and Alex Hoffer, Edward David Anderson, Miles Over Mountains and more. Don't miss this awesome day of music. Saddles hit Stage Three at 3:30. Vist for ticket information. 


The White Horse Inn

348 W. Maple St, New Lenox IL 60451


Saddles will be making an appearance at this Hopstring Fest Pre-Party hosted by our good friend Brian Barry!! Come hang out and jam with us. 


Windy City Inn

2257 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

(773) 588-7088

A classic Chicago joint welcomes Bad Saddles for a ravashing good time! Reuniting with our brothers over in Coyote Riot... A splendid time is guarenteed for all! More details to follow...


Chicago Street Pub

9 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL

(815) 727-7171

Bad Saddles are excited to welcome our friends Great Ocean Waters from Chicago to our favorite Joliet hometown venue, the Chicago Street Pub! Kreller brothers and Streit brothers both one stage in one night!? That's almost too much to handle! Make sure you don't miss it!


Mojoes of Joliet

5 PM / 22 W. Cass St. Joliet. IL 60432

(815) 714-2688

Thanks to Gorilla Music, Bad Saddles are welcomed to Mojoes for the first time in a Chicago rock band showcase. visit for more details. Presented by TASCAM Audio Equipment. 


Quenchers Saloon 

2401 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 276-9730

Very excited to hit the stage at Quenchers for the first time. We are playing with our friends bands Dunwhich Rats, The Suburbanists and Deanna Belos. More info to come. Visit for more info. Presented by Phantom Note Productions.  


The Abbey Pub

7 PM $10 / 3420 W. Grace, Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 748-4408

Bad Saddles open for Rich O'Toole with Jack Butlers Jones at this Saturday night showcase. Come out and have a great night at one of Chicagos hottest venues. Tickets on sale now at Visit for more info.  


Badda Brew

802 Thedore, Crest Hill, IL

(815) 726-3401

Bad Saddles return to Badda Brew for this Saturday night showcase with our pals Element Control and Etlyn Zylin!



8 PM / 3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 

(773) 404-9494

Bad Saddles Album Release Show! With our friends The Leadfoot Band and Coyote Riot. "Sad Battles" the new album will be hot off the press as Bad Saddles open for The Leadfoot Band at this Black Saturday extravaganza party show. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!!! Presented by Marytrs', Midwest Action and Broken City Records. Check out and for more info. $10adv/$12door


Fall Fest

17205 W. Spangler Rd, Elwood IL

Bad Saddles return to the farm to do a late set at Fall Fest. More info coming soon. 


Barn Dance Block Party

4-11PM / Downtown Joliet, Chicago St. 

(815) 727-7171

Join us at Barn Dance Festival 2014. We are taking Barn Dance to the Streets this year. Bad Saddles, The Leadfoot Band, Alex Hoffer Band and Edward David Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire. $10 at the door or at Chicago St Pub beforehand. More info coming soon!!!


Q Bar

8 PM / 8109 S. Cass Ave, Darien IL

(630) 241-0970

Bad Saddles will hit the stage with the tape rolling. Hopefully some great recordings will come out of the night. Come join us friends.


Hopstring Fest 2014

11 AM / Silver Cross Field - 1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr. Joliet IL

(815) 722-2287

A celebration of craft beers and roots rock music. Hopstring Fest 2014 presents Cracker, The Steepwater Band, The Leadfoot Band, John Condron, The Regressors, Chicago Farmer, Edward David Anderson, Alex Hoffer, Pete Jive, Jon Till and many many more. A full day of incredible music. Tim Streit and mandolin / violinist Nate Wison will play on the Deschutes Brewery Stage @ 5:30PM! Visit for more info.


The Drunken Donut

8 PM / 821 Plainfield Rd, Joliet IL

(815) 723-8210

Bad Saddles will play a local showcase with Kilgour Trout and The Webbly Greens. 


Chicago Street Pub

9 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL

(815) 727-7171

Tim Streit opens the stage for Chicago Farmer. A Hopstring Fest Pre-Party Extravaganza Show. Only $7. Hope to see everybody there!


Farm F@%$ Festival 2014

17205 W. Spangler Rd, Elwood IL

July 4th-6th 2014 Three Days of Music Camping and Arts! Bad Saddles play on the 5th @ 8:30 PM


Mojoes of Joliet

10 PM / 22 W. Cass St. Joliet. IL 60432

(815) 714-2688

The Streit Brothers open for David Allan Coe!!! It's the brothers first time playing Mojoes, so come out and show your Saddle support. Hope to see you there!


The Joliet Bakery

8 PM / 821 Plainfield Rd, Joliet IL 

(815) 723-8210

Bad Saddles celebrate Kyle's 30th Birthday. With friend bands Velocicopter, A Brothers Cullen and a very special guest!


John Hartford Memorial Festival

12PM / Bean Blossom, IN 

The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground.

Bad Saddles got the opportunity to open up the "Boogie Stage" for a sound check set at the 4th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival. Scott, Kyle, Tim and special guest Jim Streit hit the stage for a little jam to get the festival started off right! Officaly unoffical. The John Hartford Festival is "The most laid back music fest in America." Don't miss out on such a great festival, every year!!


Bobby Mcgees 

9 PM / 1200 Cedarwood Dr. Crest Hill IL

(815) 741-4318

Bad Saddles Live with Etlyn Zylin and Element Control! We are excited to play another local showcase with our friends bands. 


Elbo Room

10 PM / 2871 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60657

(773) 549-5549

Bad Saddles play I AM FEST 2014! The 6th Annual I AM FEST will take place at The House of Blues, Chicago on Saturday, August 16th, 2014.


Beat Kitchen

11 PM / 2100 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago IL 60618

(773) 281-4444

Bad Saddles return to Beat Kitchen for a hometown hoedown with friend bands Old Grand Dad and Bubbles Brown


Chicago Street Pub 

8 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL 60432

(815) 727-7171

Pete Jive opens for Bad Saddles at the best damn pub and music venue in Will county. "Chicago Street Pub is the Earl of Old Town of the 21st century!" -Tim Streit


Chicago Street Pub

8 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL 60432

(815) 727-7171

Tim Streit and Nick Domberg will appear as "The White Horse All-Stars" with Brian Berry, J Ross Green and guest mandolin/violinists xtrordinair Nate Wilson!!


Cafe Mustache

8 PM / 2313 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647

(773) 687-9063

Bad Saddles introduce Nick Domberg to the new line-up at a Midwest Action all acoustic show. With Yoo Soo Kim and Joyeux!


Chicago St. Pub

9 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL 60432

(815) 727-7171

Get the holiday weekend started right with Bad Saddles at their favorite venue. Chi St Pub.


Electric Wednesdays Haunted Halloween Party

8 PM / The Drunken Donut - 821 Plainfield Rd, Joliet IL

(815) 723-8210

Bad Saddles will be performing as Eric Burdon and the Animals at the Annual Electric Wednesday Haunted Halloween Party! with Etlin Zylin, Alec Otter Jones, Proton and much more!!!


Bada Brew

9:45 PM / 802 Thedore, Crest Hill, IL

(815) 726-3401

Bad Saddles live with Stone Soul Fountain (NY) and Gemini. Only $5! Come have a brew with your favorite dudes!


Rockamole Fest 

2 PM / 708 Young Dr, New Lenox, IL

Bad Saddles play the first annual Rockamole Fest! Come out and show your support as we try to raise money for our friend and local great Alex Hoffer. There will be apperances by our friends John Till, Brian Berry, Pat Otto, Eric Lambert, The Neighbors and Pete Jive. There will be craft beers on tap by Jeremy Baker and a guacamole contest. Don't forget to BYOB.   


Chicago St Pub 4th Weekend Party

9 PM / 75 N. Chicago St, Joliet IL 60432

(815) 727-7171

Bad Saddles are back in action performing Live at Chicago St. Pub for the 4th of July weekend party!! Come out and shows some love!


Buzz Cafe

7 PM / 905 S Lombard Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301

(708) 524-2899

Come grab a 'cup o joe' and enjoy an evening with Tim Streit as he plays originals as well as crowd favorites. The buzz cafe is a very cool spot to hear singer songwriters from all over Chicago. Some bigger names have been through the cafe. 


Goose Island Wrigleville

8 PM / 3535 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60657

(773) 832-9040

21+ $5 with Kate Kalish & The Wildfire and The Hooks. Come out and have a beer with some friends and music fans. It's a Friday night in Wrigleyville, always a good time. 


The Mutiny

9PM / 2428 N Western Ave, Chicago IL 60647

(773) 486-7774

We are playing Chicagos favorite dive bar, The Mutiny. come out and support your favorite dudes. IT'S FREE!


Cal's Bar St. Pats Party

9 PM / 400 S Wells, Chicago IL 

Show some love as we say goodbye to Cal's Liquors! They have been good to all of us. We go on at 11! with The Royal Suns of Guns and The Royal Heeby Jeebies. 


Two Way Street Coffee House

7 PM / 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 969-9720

Tim Streit makes an appreance at the famous Two Way Street Coffee House. (Live folk music every week since 1970).


Underground Wonder Bar

10 PM / 710 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60654

(312) 266-7761

Tim Striet does a solo set and opens the night for Dave Flippo & the Flippo Music Jazz Band @ Lonnie Walkers Underground Wonder Bar. Live music everynight. 


Underground Lounge Wrigleyville

10 PM / 952 W. Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 327-2739

Bad Saddles play a showcase at Underground Lounge in Wrigleyville. Will be a good time only $5.  


US Beer Co

9 PM / 1801 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago IL 60614

(773) 871-7799

Bad Saddles return to US Beer Co. Come out and show some saddle support. 



8 PM / 2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL (Wicker Park)

(773) 278-6600

Bad Saddles album release celebration show. Come support the guys as they release their debut album Tanglewood. With The Dave Zagar Trio, A Light Sleeper and My Grandpa the Boxer. 


Old News

2/5/17 - We will release our new record 'Thirds' on March 10th at Chicago St Pub in Joliet. Hope to see ya there. 

10/6/16 - We are working on our third record 'Thirds'. We hope to drop new record early next year. Stay tuned, we will be booking after the release. 

8/20/16 - Come out to Hopstring Fest this weekend and checkout all the bands and tasty brews!

1/16/16 - We are excited to be opening for HEARTSFIELD at Fitzgerald! Come out to see the legendary Chicago band take the stage.

12/30/15 -  Happy New Years from the Saddles. We are pleased to announce that we will be starting the year off right! We will be opening for the legendary Chicago rock band Heartsfield at Fitzgeralds on 1/16/2016. Get you your tickets at for more info. 

10/2/15 - Fans and friends, Bad Saddles are hard at work going into the winter months. We are moving forward with writing and recording our third record. Stay tuned for more info.

8/1/15 - Tickets to Hopstring Fest now available.  

6/9/15 - Bad Saddles Sad Battles is now on iTunes. More Broken City Records to follow. Check it out.

3/21/15 - New Shows booked, come check us out Chicago. And Coming soon. Bad Saddles on itunes.. For what it's Worth.

1/4/15 - Happy New Year from Bad Sads. We have a lot planned for this year. Shows to come very soon. 

11/30/14 - Saddles would like to thank everybody who came out last night to our release gig at Martyrs'. We had a blast playing for you all.

11/5/14 - Bad Saddles will be playing a surprise show tonight with Maxwell Hughes (The Lumineers) At The Drunkin' Donuts EW. Hope to see everybody there to show some support as he passes through on his tour. 

9/9/14 - Saddles announce album release show at Martyrs' on Black Saturday 2014! Come get a copy and enjoy some jams with our friends THE LEADFOOT BAND!  

8/30/14 - Bad Saddles play the Q Bar tonight in Darien. We are excited to announce that the set will be being recorded for some future endeavors.

7/28/14 - The long awaited brand new album "Sad Battles" is almost hot off the press. It's been a long time coming, stay tuned!!!

7/26/14 - Bad Saddles launch new website. Thanks for stopping by.