Google Maps 3420 W. Grace
Chicago, IL. 60618
(773) 478-4408


M-Fri 4pm - 2am 
Sat 11am - 3am
Sun 11am - 2am

Box Office Hours:
Open - 6pm

Kitchen Hours:
Open - 11pm

Abbey Pub

Chicago's Best St Patrick's Day Party

Chicago's Best St Patrick's Day Party

Sat, March 16, 2013

1:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

The Abbey Pub

Chicago, IL


This event is 21 and over

A celebration of all things Irish - Food, Music & good times. See Irish Dancers & Bag Pipers as well as great Irish bands at The Abbey's 40th annual St Pats Day Bash

Red Rebel County (Dropkick Murphys/Flogging Molly Trib)
Red Rebel County (Dropkick Murphys/Flogging Molly Trib)
What began as an excuse for a handful of South Side musicians to get together and play some fun Irish music that defined their musical upbringing, has quickly turned into a nine person 'tour de force' that is taking the Midwestern music scene by storm! Since the band's inception in 2009 Red Rebel County has sold out countless shows, been invited to play in front of thousands for various high profile Chicago Police/Fire Department benefits, and packed venues around the Midwest. Their legion of rabid fans continues to grow rapidly with every show.

Covering the pioneers of the bar-room sound, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, Red Rebel County plays everyone's favorite party tunes, along with a handful of traditional Irish bar-room tunes and original music that is guaranteed to have the crowd singing and dancing along with the band. BUT PARTYGOERS BEWARE – this show isn't for the faint of heart! Red Rebel County doesn't put on just any old, ordinary show like most other cover bands. When Red Rebel County rolls through a town the venue is quickly transformed into a huge party with the band playing host as your friendly "MC." So get ready for loads of drinking, toasting, and fans jumping up on stage to sing and dance along with the band at the next show!

Having received national attention and critical acclaim in their respective original Chicago bands, this group is well versed in bringing both energy and musicianship to their live shows. From the bag pipers, to the banjo and the fiddle that will have you dancing along, Red Rebel County puts on a MUST SEE show for music lovers everywhere! Be sure to check them out when the party hits your town!

So get ready to raise your glass in a toast, sing and dance along to a song (or ten,) and you'll have a blast with Red Rebel County…guaranteed!
Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers
Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers
"We're a Chicago-Irish band." That's how front man Kevin Flynn best describes the Celtic inspired sound of Kevin Flynn and The Avondale Ramblers. Based out of the Avondale neighborhood on Chicago's north side, KF & The Ramblers bring a rollicking take on Gaelic music that reflects the working-class, religious, drunken, sometimes violent (yet always somewhat beautiful) aspects of their city. Though the band's sound is steeped in the influence of traditional Irish music, their songs are anything but traditional…

"We kind of look at our music the same way Led Zeppelin looked at theirs," says Flynn. "The basis of their sound was the blues – but they expanded on it. They took it into new and interesting areas. That's what we try to do with Celtic/Gaelic music." It's certainly something they accomplish. Country, folk, gospel and rock seem to meld seamlessly with their Irish tunes. The lyrical perspective is also unique: "We're from here – so our songs are about Chicago, not Ireland," continues Flynn. "Instead of singing about Ireland's pubs, rolling fields and characters we sing about the Harp & Shamrock, Michigan Avenue and Mayor Daley. We don't sing with a brogue – we sing with our Midwestern accents."

Along with lead singer/guitarist Kevin Flynn, the Avondale Ramblers are comprised of a stellar cast of veteran players from the Chicago music scene including members of MILLION YEN, NASH KATO BAND and MARY TYLER MORPHINE.

Kevin Flynn-Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Sean Mulroney-Ampeg Baby Bass/Vocals
Nils St. Cyr-Electric Guitar/Vocals
Andy Gerber-Mandolin
Fred Frey-Drums/Vocals

So grab your beer and your girl and get on the dance floor. Keep your eyes open for Kevin Flynn this year in Chicago and beyond!

Kevin Flynn & the Avondale Ramblers PDF


First show ever played to a sold out crowd at the Double Door on St. Patrick's Day – March 17th, 2007
Opened several sold out shows in 2007 for Chicago's legendary 'The Tossers'
Played with 'Cranky George' – featuring James Fearnley of 'The Pogues' on June 8th 2007 @ Molly Malone's in Los Angeles, CA (And were joined on stage by Fearnley for a rendition of Dirty Old Town!)
Opened for the Young Dubliners at Chicago's House of Blues on Feb. 29th 2008
Opened for The Tossers at Chicago's METRO for a SOLD OUT audience on March 14th, 2008
Were featured on Chicago's WXRT 93.1 FM's Local Anesthetic program
Were featured on Chicago's WBEZ 91.5 FM's 848 program on St. Patrick's Day 2008
Opened for Murphy's Law on 7/30/08
The Great Whiskey Project
The Great Whiskey Project
The Great Whiskey Project formed in 2010 when a soulful singer/songwriter and an explosive Irish fiddler teamed up with other Chicago musicians to fuse foot-stomping rythms with poignant melodies. The result is a contagious new sound that will make you want to stay for another drink.

The Great Whiskey Project loves to play great songs. They are less concerned about the genre that those songs fall into. They will play traditional Irish music, Johnny Cash, Gnarls Barkley, Elvis and The White Stripes in the same set. It all works together. They are most proud of their dozens of original songs. They are constantly writing.
O'hare School Of Irish Dance
Traditional Irish Dance since 1979. O’Hare students have won Midwest, National, All Ireland, and World Championships. They have also gone on to dance in Riverdance, as well as Lord Of The Dance Productions. The O’Hare School of Irish Dance now boasts more World Championship titles in solo dance than any other school in the United States.
CFD Pipes and Drums
CFD Pipes and Drums
Organized in May of 2007.

The Chicago Fire Department Pipes & Drums was established with three virtues in mind. Pride, honor and tradition. This public service band set out to create an organization that upholds the traditions of the Fire Service and aims for the high performance standard of a world class Pipe & Drum Band.

The CFD P&D is comprised of members of the Chicago Fire Department and their immediate family. Every decision the band makes is done while keeping in mind our core values. Put the focus on the band and the department we represent first.

Band members realize that involvement in the band is an extension of their calling in the fire service. For our civilian members, it is often a way to honor a loved one and give back the CFD family that has been there since they were born.

Since the very beginning, the band has received strong support from the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local 2.
Fitz & The Celts
Fitz & The Celts
Fitz & the Celts
Fitz & the Celts has been a staple of the Irish music scene in Chicago for over 15 years. Combining traditional Irish songs and tunes, as well as rocked up covers from artists such as The Pogues, Hothouse Flowers and the Waterboys, the band delivers Irish music with a punch.
The band has performed regularly at the top Midwest festivals including the Chicago Irish Fest, Milwaukee Irish Fest and Irish American Heritage Center Irish Fest. They have also been a regular house band at some of the city’s premier Irish music clubs, most notably The Abbey Pub on the city’s northwest side.
Several members of the band have toured with the Trinity Irish Dancers and with recording artists such as Michael McDermott.
Venue Information:
The Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace St
Chicago, IL, 60618