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Suzy's | Yorkville, IL
 
Saturday September 24th
Suzy's | Yorkville, IL

With a bachelorette party keeping the dance floor occupied much of the evening, Urban Sprawl’s 101 show did not disappoint at our return trip to Suzy’s.

Urban Sprawl is Neal-Rudnik, Steve Ehlers, Carter Szok, and Kenny Vercellotti

Set One
Lonely Boy
Love Her Madly
Dead Flowers
Treat Her Right
Wild Night
Wreck Me
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Hard Workin’ Man
Johnny B Goode
Everybody Talks
Need No Doctor
Rocking Me Baby
LaGrange

Set Two
Texas Flood
Hard To Handle
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Rock All Nite
Last Nite
Desire
Best Friend’s Girl
Authority Song
Dancing With Myself
Wagon Wheel
Roadhouse Blues
Honky Tonk Woman
What I Like About You
Fortunate Son
Plush
Hit Me Baby One More Time

  Set Three
Hicktown
Save a Horse
Shook Me All Night Long
Blister In The Sun
Play That Funky Music
Friends In Low Places
Brown Eye Girl
I’m a Believer
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
Pink Houses
Seven Nation Army
The Joker
What I Like About You
Knocking on Heavan’s Door
Mother
Simple Man

JT's Porch | Lombard, IL
 
Friday September 9th
JT's Porch | Lombard, IL - Urban Sprawl's 100th gig!

3,193 songs played, 1,316 guitar picks, 1,049 can coolers, 652 promo posters, 44 different venues, 14 headline marquees, two ambulances, and one trailer breakdown.

The past five years. We’ve endured sweat, blisters, broken strings, gear malfunctions, spilt beer, falling light stands, electric shocks, battled thunderstorms, humidity, sleet, snow and 90 degree heat. We’ve been stuffed in 8x8 corners, featured on five foot high stages, opened for national acts.

We’ve played for friends, family, hundreds of music fans, and at times, practically no one but the bartender. Patrons have requested everything from Celine Dion to Metallica and enough "Free Birds" to populate the entire state. All the great times, rocky times, late nights, full rooms, empty rooms, overlong ego feeding guitar solos, crickets, and rousing applause.

If it wasn’t for our friends, family and fans, we would not have been able to endure more than a handful of shows. On behalf of Urban Sprawl, we appreciate your support.

Urban Sprawl

Green Valley Golf Range | Hanover Park, IL
 
Friday August 5th
Green Valley Golf Range | Hanover Park, IL

Our return to Green Valley was a blast! Special thanks the Dave Kaz of Shade of Blues who sat in on both guitar and bass for the final set of the evening.


Urban Sprawl at Green Valley Golf Range featuring Neal Rudnik, Steve Ehlers, Carter Szok, Kenny Vercellotti Urban Sprawl at Green Valley Golf Range featuring Neal Rudnik, Steve Ehlers, Carter Szok, Kenny Vercellotti Urban

Freddie's West End | Lake Geneva, WI
 
Saturday July 30th
Freddie's West End | Lake Geneva, WI

Urban Sprawl’s fifth appearance at Freddie’s West End’s Cardboard Boat Regatta was a massive success! With the weather peaking about 80, it was a welcome change from the previous few years of muggy low 90’s. Sprawl, along with assistance from guests CK and the Gray and Pat Fritz started mid-afternoon and went well into the eleven o’clock hour. That was a solid nine hours of live music, folks! As the sun started setting the band swapped electric for acoustic guitars for a more intimate set.


Urban Sprawl’s fifth appearance at Freddie’s West End’s Cardboard Boat Regatta with Neal Rudnik, Kenny Vercellotti, Steve Ehlers and Carter Szok

Green Valley Golf Range | Hanover Park, IL
 
Friday July 15th
Green Valley Golf Range | Hanover Park, IL

Our first outing at Green Valley started ominously on account of a rainstorm that just swept the area and it was still misting a little during load in. Once we got everything plugged in and by the time the tube amps were hot, the sun was out making it a fantastic evening.

As the headliner of the festivities, we were prominently featured on the practice putting greens, making it the most unique stage we’ve ever performed! By the third set, Carter and Neal where wiping water of the drum heads and guitars because the humidity was so high. It was a fantastic event and we look forward to a return trip in August.


Urban Sprawl at Green Valley Golf Range, Neal Rudnik Steve Ehlers Carter Szok and Kenny Vercellotti

Homer Community Fest | Homer Glen, IL
 
Saturday June 25th
Homer Community Fest | Homer Glen, IL

Urban Sprawl rocked guitarist Neal Rudnik's hometown of Homer Glen! With friends, family and neighbors in attendance, the band blistered through twenty plus tunes in just over 90 minutes. It was hot. It was muggy. But it was awesome! Special thanks to Pelican Harry’s and the Lockport Wrestling Booster Club and of course the Village of Homer Glen for welcoming the band with open arms.


Urban Sprawl at Homerfest Carter of Urban Sprawl at Homerfest Carter and Ken at Homerfest Neal Rudnik at Homerfest

Kickerz | Crest Hill, IL
 
Saturday April 30th
Kickerz | Crest Hill, IL

Urban Sprawl had a chance to rock a new venue. Thanks Kickerz for the support!


Urban Sprawl at Kickers in Crest Hill, Neal Rudnik, Steve Ehlers and Jon Trobe Carter Szok of Urban Sprawl at Kickers in Crest Hill Neal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl at Kickers in Crest Hill
 

Countryside Saloon | Des Plaines, IL
 
Friday April 15th
Countryside Saloon | Des Plaines, IL

Carter and Jon handling the foundation of another fantastic evening at the Countryside Saloon!


Urban Sprawl at Countryside Saloon, Carter Szok and Jon Trobe
 

JT's Porch | Lombard, IL
 
Friday April 8th
JT's Porch | Lombard, IL

Jt's Porch, a great neighborhood pub with a western vibe and long supporter of live music has supported Urban Sprawl over the years dating back to 2009 when guitarist Neal Rudnik performed acoustically. When the band formed, Jt’s was one of the first places they called for a booking. On Friday, the place was jumping with eager music fans and the intensity never dropped until the last tune. With three encore’s, it is fantastic to perform to patrons with an appreciation of local live music.


Urban Sprawl at Jt's Porch with Neal Rudnik and Steve Ehlers Urban Sprawl at Jt's Porch with Carter Szok, Steve Ehlers, and Kenny Vercellotti Urban Sprawl at Jt's Porch with Steve Ehlers, Carter Szok, and Kenny Vercellotti Urban Sprawl at Jt's Porch with Neal Rudnik, Steve Ehlers and Kenny Vercellotti Urban Sprawl at Jt's Porch with Neal Rudnik and Steve Ehlers
 

Suzy's | Yorkville, IL
 
Saturday March 26th
Suzy's | Yorkville, IL

After a half a year absence while fulfilling his obligations to the Air Guard, we are excited to have Kenny V back on the bass guitar! Suzy’s, a pub that guitarist Neal Rudnik has previously performed acoustically on a number of occasions welcomed the full band with open arms.

Urban Sprawl with Steve Ehlers, Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok, Kenny Vercellotti Urban Sprawl with Steve Ehlers, Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok, Kenny Vercellotti Urban Sprawl with Steve Ehlers, and Neal Rudnik Urban Sprawl with Steve Ehlers,Carter Szok, Kenny Vercellotti Urban Sprawl with Steve Ehlers, and Neal Rudnik

 

Katie O'Connor's | Plainfield, IL
 
Saturday March 19th
Katie O'Connor's | Plainfield, IL

Urban Sprawl was proud to headline Katie O’Connor’s Saint Patrick’s festival. With March Madness in full effect, the dancing started early. Wreck Me, Dancing Days, Play That Funky Music, and Crazy Train all made debuts while Are You Gonna Be My Girl and The Middle where live rehearsed requests to close the night.

Urban Sprawl with Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok, Jon Trobe and Steve Ehlers at Katie O'Connor's
Urban Sprawl's Steve Ehlers and Jon-Trobe at Katie O'Connor's
Urban Sprawl with Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok, Jon Trobe and Steve Ehlers at Katie O'Connor's
Urban Sprawl's Neal Rudnik at Katie O'Connor's

 

Dao Restaurant & Bar  | Orland Park, IL
 
Saturday January 30th
Dao Restaurant & Bar | Orland Park, IL

Dao Restaurant & Bar is another new venue and we would like to congratulate close friends Jodi and Pat for celebrating their nuptials earlier in the day. Pat and Malory were fantastic as guest singers!

Urban Sprawl at Dao in Orland Park
Neal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl at Dao in Orland Park

 

JT's Porch | Lombard, IL
 
Friday January 15th
JT's Porch | Lombard, IL

There is never a dull moment at Jt's Porch. Check out Urban Sprawl's latest video You Shook Me All Night Long.

Neal Rudnik and Steve Ehlers of Urban Sprawl at JT's Porch
Urban Sprawl at JT's Porch
Neal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl at JT's Porch



 
 

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