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Ryan Blakeman Plays the Whistle & Keg
RYAN BLAKEMAN PLAYS THE WHISTLE & KEG
Mar 2 @ 8 pm

Ryan Blakeman is a singer/songwriter/pianist based out of Youngstown, OH. Whether he is performing his infectious "American Whiskey Rock" originals or entertaining with soulful renditions of his favorite songs from the 60s to now, you are sure to find yourself humming along.

John Sailor LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
JOHN SAILOR LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Mar 9 @ 5 pm

Singer/Songwriter John Sailor has been cutting his teeth in the NE Ohio Music scene since 2017 and is quickly making a name for himself. His debut album, Simple Minded Dreams, has become an underground hit and can be heard throughout establishments in NE Ohio. Whether playing solo acoustic or with his band, Sailor's talent will captivate you and having you tapping along.

Nick Adduci LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
NICK ADDUCI LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Mar 15 @ 4 pm

Singer/Songwriter/Performer Nick Adduci is making a name for himself in NE Ohio with his soulful renditions of classic acoustic hits. Come check out this up and coming talent while enjoying ice cold drinks from our 50 taps!

Tyrone Hornbuckle LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
TYRONE HORNBUCKLE LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Mar 23 @ 8 pm

Blues sensation Tyrone Hornbuckle has been rocking NE Ohio since 1996, and he's bringing his sound to the Whistle & Keg in downtown Cleveland on March 23. Come on out for a beer (or two) and enjoy the show!

Matt Monta at Whistle & Keg CLE
MATT MONTA AT WHISTLE & KEG CLE
Mar 28 @ 5 pm

Touring singer-songwriter Matt Monta will get you Happy Hour going with a live performance of original Americana, rock, and blues music along with some classic favorites in the mix. Come get a cold drink and start your weekend right. Music and more at www.mattmonta.com "Matt Monta is an Ohio born-and-bred musician who performs original music threaded by folk, blues, and American rock influences. The righteous underdog, the scorned lover, and the indignant rebel all take center stage in the stories of his songs. His inspired songwriting and passionate performance have garnered comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne, and Hayes Carll."

Free Comedy on Tap Starring Zach Petrovich
FREE COMEDY ON TAP STARRING ZACH PETROVICH
Mar 29 @ 9 pm

FNP is please to announce that we have partnered with Whistle & Keg Cleveland in the heart of Cleveland 818 Huron Road East. We will be bringing professional comedians from around the country the last Friday of every month. The Whistle & Keg offers the finest selection of Self-service craft beer, wine, mead, cider, and kombucha—buy the ounce! This is a must taste kinda place. Zach Petrovich is from Allentown, PA and he has been performing across America for 10 years. Zach started in stand up in 2012 in his home town and proceeded to branch out during his time at school in Pittsburgh at Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts as an actor. Credits include Raw Dog Radio on Sirius XM. Zach will be featured on Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8. Zach has performed at Stand Up NY, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and holds a residency at The Grisly Pear Comedy Club featured on HBO's Crashing . Lance Weiss is a comedian, actor and writer based in NYC. He loves skateboarding & surfing, is passionate about healthy foods, and he likes cool socks and groovy hats but is better known for his on-camera talent for KarmaNetwork.com‘s comedy sketch show "Hey Gordon". He served as co-host of CNBC’s “Common Cents” and as co-host in several videos for Conde Nast’s channel "The Scene". He was a Top 4 finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”, and has been seen on NBC’s “The Today Show,” FOX’s “Laughs,” MTV’s “World of Jenks,” Bravo’s “The Love Broker,” You might recognize Lance from one of the several commercials his been in: AT&T, Bud Light, Kit Kat, Liberty Mutual and MLB.com. Chris Ketler (aka The Bitter Dude) who draws from a topsy-turvy life with humor that is easy to relate to and, in the process, funny as hell. Although Ketler is the first to say that his life isn’t quite so bitter nowadays, thanks to the fact that in little more than three years, he’s created a name for himself with recent appearances throughout Ohio, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, New York City and Orlando. In addition to his work as a comedian and comedy producer, Ketler is an actor, who stars in the upcoming television series, “Below Average Joe.” He also recently wrapped production on Amazon Prime’s crime family drama, “Mafia Ties.” Ketler can also be seen in major films like “White Boy Rick,” starring Mathew McConaughey, “Embrace The Twilight,” and the newly-released “Anhedonia,” starring The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney. Tonight's special guest is the very funny G.W. Neil. She is a Michigan native who spent most of her life in California. Now that she lives in Akron (the entertainment capital of the WORLD), she's ready to be an OVERNIGHT sensation instead of an occasional one night stand! Her humor is genuine and the product of being the "fat kid in polyester pants" growing up during 70s and 80s!! Bad perms and pop-rocks!! G.W. has quickly become one of our favorites and we know you'll enjoy her as well. Hosting the evening’s antics is the Master of Ceremonies, the voice of Akron at WNIR popular radio guru, Tom Cullison, the man with the golden voice (and hair). FREE COMEDY ON TAP plays Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9 pm - 11 pm. at the Whistle and Keg Cleveland located at 818 Huron Rd. East Cleveland. More information is available on F.N.P.'s Info Line at 330.975.0072 MAKE YOUR RESERVATION to this show or get tickets to any FNP show through 330/Tix at You can order tickets for all shows in advance at: https://t.co/4gfla3QQH8. Please take a moment to like & follow us & our friends. FNP website: https://funnynoizesproductions.wordpress.com/ Facebook: Funny Noizes Productions and @FunnyNoizesProd on Twitter. Tonight's Venue Whistle & Keg Cleveland Tonight's Comics: Zach Petrovich, Lance Weiss, Chris Ketler (aka The Bitter Dude), G.W. Nell and Tom Cullison. Follow "The Epic Radio Show at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674651589258288/ Follow “Mafia Ties” at https://www.facebook.com/MafiaTiesTVseries/ Follow “Below Average Joe” on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/belowaveragejoe/?ref=br_r...

Idris Phillips featuring Katie O'Neill LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
IDRIS PHILLIPS FEATURING KATIE O'NEILL LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Mar 30 @ 8 pm

Phillips found himself as a session player in a recording studio for the first time at the age of 16. Shortly thereafter, his composition and arranging skills piqued the interests of record label executives who saw the talented and handsome young prodigy as a possible candidate for investment. Music industry politics and pressures pushed Phillips and his music out on the road where live performance earned him his reputation as a versatile and skillful player, opening for the likes of other popular jazz performers like Mose Allison and crossing backstage circles with artists like Richie Havens and Livingston Taylor. Idris has toured with Cat Stevens, played with Leon Russell, Phil Collins, and members of James Taylor’s band. Katie O'Neill is a talented young violinist, performing professionally as a member as the Youngstown Symphonic Orchestra as well as several touring groups around NE Ohio. This talented duo is going to make your Saturday night at the Whistle & Keg one you won't forget!

Kris Ferrell LIVE at Whistle & Keg
KRIS FERRELL LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
Apr 5 @ 4 pm

Electric and Acoustic solo act Kris Ferrell will be in house entertaining your ears for Happy Hour while the magical tap wall entertains...everything other part of you. Come by, relax, have a beer (or two) and enjoy live music before the Indians game!

J.J. Vicars LIVE at Whistle & Keg
J.J. VICARS LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
Apr 13 @ 8 pm

Six strings, five CDs, three countries, two continents, but only one Reverend J.J. Vicars - an ordained minister in the Church of the Latter Day Dude, and one red-hot rockin' guitarist and vocalist. From the USA, across the Pacific to Japan and China, and back again, Double J's Blues, Roots, and Rock guitar playing has thrilled live audiences, getting him numerous spots on radio stations around the world, and rave print reviews. His five CDs, listed below, showcase his musicianship and technique. He is also in demand as a producer for other artists who recognize the unique Double-J touch that he brings to music. He's now back in the USA, working on his next two albums, and coming soon to a venue near you to rock your socks off. His all-out, take-no-prisoners show will leave you wanting more. Check out J.J.Vicars now!

Andy Timko LIVE at Whistle & Keg
ANDY TIMKO LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
Apr 20 @ 2 pm

Andy Timko is an Ohio-based up and coming country singer/songwriter who has quickly been gaining momentum in the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia markets. Andy's journey in music is not a typical one. The 27-year old former college basketball player was never supposed to begin writing and performing country music-it just sort of happened that way. Andy grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and did not sing a note until he was 23 years old- but once he did, he hit the ground running--headlining numerous shows and events across the region, as well as opening for various national acts such as Sundy Best, Dustin Lynch, Chris Higbee, Outshyne, and Zach Paxson. Andy’s songwriting and one of a kind voice has caught the attention of listeners throughout the region—earning the band’s first single “Carolina” recognition in the January/February edition of American Songwriter Magazine in 2013. Influenced by prolific modern-era country singer/songwriters such as Eric Church, Will Hoge, and Brantley Gilbert—Andy has developed a style all his own. Believing in earning fans the old-fashioned way, Andy pours his heart and soul into every performance- providing audiences with an authentic and unique live experience at every show.

Marina Strah LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
MARINA STRAH LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Apr 27 @ 8 pm

Marina Strah is a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, OH whose influences infuse blues, jazz & pop with catchy lyrics, unforgettable melodies, and an energetic personality. Her love of music set in at an early age being surrounded by her father's band, Jukebox Heroes, ad at age 12 he taught her to play drums. As a senior in high school Marina was co section leader of the drum line, and at age 18 picked up the guitar for the first time. Her first public performance came when a friend asked her to play Paul McCartney's Blackbird for a school talent show, and she hasn't looked back. Since then she has been named winner of the 2014 Ohio's Got Talent contest, winner of the RyanSeacrest.com cover contest, one of cleveland.com's most interesting people of 2015, and is in the wake of releasing her debut EP, Run Away, earlier this spring.

Pistol Hill & Ritch Henderson LIVE at Whistle & Keg
PISTOL HILL & RITCH HENDERSON LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
May 9 @ 4 pm

Award winning singer/songwriter, Pistol Hill, was born and raised in the Foothills of North Carolina. Pistol began playing drums at six years old, switched to guitar at age twelve and began writing songs immediately. “The first 20 songs I played were my own” Pistol said, and in clarification added, “Songwriting was the first thing I had ever felt passionate about.” In 2016, Pistol decided to quit his day job and dedicate all of his time to touring and writing. Pistol now tours most of the Southeast and is actively writing, recording, and releasing new material. In the Spring of 2018, Pistol released Part I, featuring his first single “Different You,” and on November 18th, Pistol will release Part II. Pistol Hill’s music is available on all digital outlets. Visit pistolhillmusic.com for tour dates and to join the email list. Ritch Henderson is a lover of everything southern, and the thing he values most is genuine encounters! Peace, Love, and Prosperity! He will be a headliner for the Tumbleweed Festival this year!

East 9th LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
EAST 9TH LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
May 18 @ 6 pm

East 9th was started by guitarist/singer Ryan Racketa, and drummer Tyler Adams, coming over from the band Vambo Marble Eye, and began writing their own music. Through many lineup changes and fill-ins, East 9th has settled into a 4 piece, Alt./Indie rock band. Steve Spencer made the move from bass to guitar, and Jarrett "Ol' 20 Jaw" Walters took over on bass. With influences such as Arctic Monkeys, Colony House, Hozier, Young The Giant, The Killers, Kongos, Jack White, East 9th is quickly making a name for themselves in the NE Ohio music scene.

The Tea Bags LIVE at the Whistle & Keg
THE TEA BAGS LIVE AT THE WHISTLE & KEG
Jun 8 @ 2 pm

Bad accents and Loud clothing is just the start ! (Besides tipping our hat to the classics), you get the Cheesy 80's thru today's best British Rock ! This is more than just your crooked teeth and sex dripping band baby ....We came to kick the bollocks out of the night !

Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts LIVE at Whistle & Keg
DAN BUBIEN & THE DELTA STRUTS LIVE AT WHISTLE & KEG
Jun 15 @ 8 pm

Gritty and honest, yet always soulful one might think this band hails from a place much further south than the suburbs of northwest Pittsburgh. Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts are constantly refining and redefining their craft using a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, that express a heart-felt love of all things music. Rooted in soul, and versed in a style that harkens back to the days of a classic STAX recording, Dan Bubien and The Delta Struts consistently break new ground with an eclectic spin on the collective music they make. Dan’s soulful vocals and guitar are backed by the stellar guitar playing of Shawn Mazzei and anchored by rhythm section veterans Mark Pollera (Drums) and Christian Caputo (Bass) The Delta Struts chart a course that begins and ends with the music always being the first priority. Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts put a contemporary spin on soulful roots music. Set to release "Thieves & Yesterdays" on February 1st, 2019, their first full length studio album together and Dan's third in the past five years.