Music Calendar
Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones Band at 210 Live
Reserve Now
Thursday 15 November
07:00 PM
rock and roll,
Free valet. No cover.
Parties 6 or greater may reserve couch sections in advance through Tock.

The Wild Ones band was formed in 2000 by veteran Vocalist Rick Lindy. After a 5 year stretch as lead singer for Big Guitars from Memphis, Rick decided that it was time to start his own original Rock-a-Billy band. Mike Hosman also of Big Guitars was the original drummer. Wild Man Todd Menke on lead guitar, and Malcolm Didier on Bass. Todd had to leave the group for personal reasons in 2001, and Ray Kainz took over as lead guitarist.

The band recorded their first CD entitled, “Wild Side of Town” in 2001. The Wild Ones were asked to tour Europe that Spring and landed a record deal with Flipside/Amigo Records in Oslo, Norway. The recording received favorable reviews all over
Europe which lead to another schedule tour in 2002.

The Wild Ones worked hard and achieved another album entitled, “American Dream”. In Spring of 2002, the Wild Ones did another tour of Europe thru Red Planet agency. Malcolm was the real winner on this tour. He not only came home with memories of many-a-beers, but he also met his lovely wife Susan while we performed in Bergen, Norway.

The Wild Ones have also performed around the USA, mainly in Chicago at such places as Navy Pier, Concerts at The Sears Tower, The John Hancock Building, Green Dolphin Street and The United Center.

The band re-formed in 2006 with Todd Menke back on lead guitar and welcomed drummer Butch Nelson (formerly of Rick Lindy and The Cyclones & Big Guitars from Memphis) to the lineup. Todd had to leave for personal reasons in 2008, and the band now has the pleasure of having Dave Eliot formerly of the surf trio The Mysterians. Eric Stoliker replaced Malcolm Didier on Upright and Electric Bass, and Joe Smith replaced Butch Nelson in Spring of 2008.

Members of the current line up have played shows worldwide in Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland, The Faeroe Islands, England, Canada, and Mexico.

The great thing about this line up is the tremendous chemistry all the members have. Let the Ricky Lindy and the Wild Ones take you to this wild side of town!

THE 210 LIVE EXPERIENCE: 210 Live is not just a music venue. It's not just a restaurant. It's not just a bar. It truly is an experience. People walk in and feel the energy in the place. It's something special...some even say magical. It's a place that people fall in love with, and want to return to again and again.

DINING: Chef Peter McCarthy serves up an eclectic mix including phenomenal smoked dry-rub chicken and ribs, seafood, vegan options and delectable desserts.

SEATING: Patrons can dine at tables or couch seating--the same seating where they will see the show.

VENUE: 210 Live offers the best live entertainment and dining on the North Shore Wednesday through Sunday. The urban chic ambience creates a perfect setting for live music and private parties, with clear site-lines and great acoustics throughout.

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210 Live

210 Live is the North Shore’s premier live entertainment and dining destination. Originally built as a bowling alley, the first in Lake County, the historic space now presents live music five nights a week featuring some of the best musicians in the region and from around the world. With a 5300 sq. ft versatile space, patrons are invited to experience high-quality food and incredible music all while dancing the night away.  A curated menu, filled with favorite dishes including Jambalaya, Scottish Salmon, Tuna Poke, Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Memphis-Style Ribs, delicious desserts and more, offers guests a unique dining experience. Whether it’s a night out, date night, corporate event, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding or shower, 210 offers high quality amenities and entertainment in any form.  Doors open at 5pm nightly Wednesday – Sunday.