TLTalks: Red Rebel County and CFD Heroes Night

With our large Irish population and the status of St. Patrick’s Day as a city-wide holiday, it’s no wonder that Irish drinking music bands are popular in Chicago. So it should be no surprise that local band Red Rebel County has skyrocketed to a place of honor in our city’s cover band scene. Their covers of Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy, and traditional tunes get your feet dancing and your glasses raised, but they’re more than just a rollicking good time. Two of their members are firefighters, and this Friday they’ve got a benefit at Joe’s for Ignite The Spirit.

I spoke with band members Rob Medinger and Douglas Crowley about the band, their show, and this amazing charity. Have a listen and then get your tickets to their show tomorrow night at Joe’s. It’s only $5 and proceeds help families of fallen and injured firefighters. They’ve also got t-shirts for sale and other ways you can help out. Make a night of it with a party bus ride from the south side. They actually sold out earlier this week so they ended up getting a bigger bus! They’ve now a few more seats but you’ll need to get them today (tickets available on their website).

These are great guys who play fun music and help out a fantastic cause. I can’t think of a better way to start your St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Chicago


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