Our History The Good Times and the Tough Times


We began in 76 at the Lay-Z-J Ranch and Saloon, with New Age Music Bookings Concerts in Bloomington like Robert Hunter, John Lee Hooker, Jim Schwall , Heartsfield, Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt, Adrian Belew, New Grass Revival (Sam Bush & Bela Fleck)  


Then with de Bourbon Projects, managing  and promoting local bands to national recognition,
artists like  Kool Ray & the Polaroidz, Mojo Stew, and the Something Brothers.  

Coming to rest with EMI Management of the Madison Theater, and the Riverfront Amphitheater's Stars Beneath the Stars Concert Series  bringing national  artist like Blues 

Traveler , BB King, Alison Krause, & Union Station  Warren Zevon, The Doobie Brothers WidespreadPanic, the Flecktones, 

Now we have a renewed take on music we are calling Stormbrew Music, Thanks for visiting  and come back often to  see our great line up of artists, and maybe listen to my audio book history of our travels   Thanks Denny de Bourbon


Don't Miss These Dates

Thursday May 31

Warren & Pearson perform at Baxter's  Bar & Grill in Bloomington  

Located right across the Central Regional Airport of Bloomington-Normal, Baxters American Grill

Website: baxtersgrille.com

Phone: (309) 662-1114

Address: 3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704

Thurs June 7

  Warren & Pearson at Kick's Bar & Grill,   Out Door, 6-9pm 

Phone: (309) 728-2060

Address: 19578 N 1960 East Rd, Towanda, IL 61776

Thurs June 14

 Rockin' Tom Ricker at Kick's Bar & Grill,   Out Door, 6-9pm 

Phone: (309) 728-2060

Address: 19578 N 1960 East Rd, Towanda, IL 61776

Thurs June 21

Lowder & Manning,  

Kick's Bar & Grill

Out Door, 6-9pm 

Phone: (309) 728-2060

Address: 19578 N 1960 East Rd, Towanda, IL 61776

Friday June 22~

Wayward Son performs their Christian Rock program at the Beautiful Castle Gardens in Lexington, IL    Nestled less than one mile from Interstate 55 and historic Route 66 in Lexington, is Castle Gardens, a truly unique estate.  309-826-6916, 

Sunday July 15

 Lowder & Manning, Sugar Creek Arts Festival, Noon -1:30 pm Staging Area at Broadway & North Street,  Normal IL One Heck of a lot of fun

More Dates w/ Great Bands

Fri Aug 10th

Rockin Tom and the Cozmic Ramblers at Connie Link Amphitheater

Normal, IL

6-8 pm

Always Remember First Fri of Every Month




New Dates Coming


New Dates Coming


New Dates Coming



Lowder & Manning

Jaigh Lowder & Jill Manning are at the top of their class, performing original folk and rock tunes as well as classic folk and jazz standards.  Well known in the wine country and coffee house circuit, from Austin to Nashville.  Not to be missed!

Soul Shine


Fabulous Hoedads/Honky Tonk AllStars

Former members of Timothy P and RR3 have regrouped, and playing the music they love.  Featuring Emmy Award Winner Ron Stockert bands

Old Hippy Bob Bogaert

Classics from John Prine to Alice Cooper, and everything in between, including his new original titled "Wasted Acres"  Touring this winter in the warm southern states, watch for him at festivals and clubs this summer

King T'z

A great band who has reformed for a second run at creating  the music they love. A fun loving group of great guys ready to rock your patrons



The Something Brothers




Jeni  Bratcher “That Folkin Girl” a singer/songwriter from the Heartland’s. A  folk singer who sings from the heart, warm and soulful with a hint of  jazz, taste of old country and blend of  Americana  journeying into a  sounds all her own. 

Her  lyrical writing and powerful vocals pull you in and make hearts swell.  Along her side is Andrew Brucker. He is a farmer who knows things, grow  things and plays the mandolin. 

Jeni  hopes her music will leave you smiling, feet tapping, full of heart.  Just maybe inspiring you to be a bit more kind to one another..and to  yourself. 


Arthur Lee Land

From Boulder, CO, Arthur is a multi-instrument vocalist renown for his Afro Folk Grass live looping art.  Arthur can present educational programs to thrill and involve students as well.  Popular with House Parties, Wineries and Listening Clubs that are the talk of the circuit.  Watch for a Midwest Tour this Summer/Fall

Chicken Shack

Rockin' Dancin' Blues Machine, well known and respected in Central IL, Clint, a member of Stone and Snow, brings an added layer of excellence to an already great line up of musicians

Warren & Pearson

Matthew Jennings Warren and Dennis "DEE" Pearson also past members of Kool Ray and the Polaroidz are veteran musicians, who have lent their considerable talent to taking Central IL to the nation

Wayward Son

Just recently signed, Wayward Son are Christian Rockers with  a message of love thru  their musical talent for which they are thankful .  Catch them in June at the Castle in Lexington, IL

About Us

It's All About The Music

Stormbrew has a rich history of promoting local and regional Midwestern Artists since the days of the Lay-Z-J Ranch and Saloon, through the Kup Cheng dynasty, to the days of the Pre-Fire Madison Theater and here we are today still loving music and promoting  artists who bring the sounds

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Stormbrew collects a 10% commission from the artist,  There are no fees added to the buyer, this is a communication and coordination service we offer to artists.  

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