Bar is conveniently located less than1 mile off Hwy HH; on mile marker 7, across from Horny Toad. We cater to a variety of people from families who want a break from the boat to those looking to experience night life at the lake. Shady Gators offers live music throughout the entire summer that is sure to accommodate everyone's taste! Expect to see performances by bands like; Chubby Carrier, Charlie and the Stingrays, Contagious and the Well Hungarians.
For anyone seeking a truly authentic Honky Tonk experience you will not be disappointed with Travis Mann Band's uniquely true country sound and styling. In November 2009 Mann announced his new band line up including Memphis hot shot Joe Fick on upright bass (formerly of The Dempseys) and up and coming talent Matt Lee on lead guitar. Travis Mann and his band have been creating a craze on Nashville’s historic "Lower Broadway" since Mann’s arrival in 2005. If you are seeking a real authentic Honky Tonk experience, you will not be disappointed by this Band’s uniquely true unleashed country sound. Some think these boys must have played their songs in another life because they seem to know some...
For those of you that don’t know, Madd Hoss Jackson is a party band located in west central Illinois. We play the largest selection of music, from country, classic rock, pop, rock ’n roll, and anything in between!
2 years in the planning, 9 months searching for the best musicians, 4 months in rehearsal and now this lake area “supergroup” is at Capt Ron’s July 4th & 5th. The i-Berrys band is a 9 piece Celtic, Irish, Pop, Funk, Country, Rock band from Osage Beach. Band founding member Roger Hulett says the mix of music sounds complicated but really isn’t. Hulett says, “You hear a song on the radio, and it either fits the i-Berrys or it doesn’t. The band definitely has a distinct personality that will be apparent in the first live set that some songs just wouldn’t fit”.
His live show can turn any evening into a party - a night full of great music, comedy, and improvisation. And most of all, fun. Lots of fun. Wayne plays guitar and banjo and tells jokes. Lots of jokes. He makes up songs on the spot. He gets people from the audience up on stage to do songs with him. Songs like ‘Bald Guys Are Getting Hip’ and ‘The Unicorn Song.’
A local group from O’Fallon, Mo., “The Rough Riders” entertained and wowed the crowd with some good ole country music such as, Hank Williams Jr.’s “Family Tradition” and Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester.” They were awesome! So much so, that I decided to talk about them, rather than the other politic ians who showed up, like Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and the guy who wants Gov. Blunt’s job, Kenny Hulshof. Don’t get me wrong, Blunt and Hulshof did a fine job preparing the crowd for McCain and Palin, but the Rough Ryders kicked some serious butt and were a hard act to follow! Even country music star and headliner John Rich had a tough time following that act.
One word to describe the swampdelic sounds of Chubby Carrier and Bayou Swamp Band? Fun. Pure Louisiana zydeco fun with a hot sauce chaser. Anybody who has doubts about the accordion as an instrument will be swayed the right way with Carrier's passion and fire on the instrument.
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to "continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places."