Previous Shows

2019 Pretending Tour!

Current Schedule

Previous Appearances

Fri May 31st - 9:00pm - 12:30am
Come out for dinner and stay for the show! Great location and great venue. Tickets - $8 in advance ( Get Tickets Here ) or $10 at the door. If you're not having dinner, the doors open at 9:00 PM.
1000 N Rohlwing Road #13, Lombard, IL 60148 - Map
Sat Jul 20th - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Karen Hart Band Pretending is back at Kenosha's Tribute Island Fest on Saturday, July 20th! We'll be on the Legends of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Stage, also known as the Beachside Stage, from 4:30p - 6:00p. This event features the most celebrated tribute acts from across the Midwest playing a wide variety of the most popular music of the last half century. It all takes place at Simmons Island on Kenosha’s beautiful lakefront. Tribute Island is a joint venture between Happenings Magazine, and Kenosha’s Area Convention & Visitors Bureau boasting 50 + bands on five stages. There will be food vendors offering a wide variety of cuisines, as well as exhibitors and activities for concert goers. Here is the link for tickets. Use discount code "karenhartbandpretending". Hope to see you there!
5001 Simmons Island Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140 - Map
Fri Jul 26th - 9:00pm - 1:00am
The perfect place to grab a bite and pint! Awesome place for Irish food and ROCKIN' music. Hope to see you there!
28 West New York Street, Aurora, IL 60506 - Map
Sun Jul 28th - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
An excellent charity event to benefit the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled and The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Celebrating Eli’s 75 years in foodservice and 35 years of making great cheesecake! Live music and great entertainment (HEY, that's us!). Classic Car show from 10-3. Midwest Rails Modular Railroad display. Grilled lunch for sale, 11am– 3pm. FREE Cheesecake Samples 11am-6pm. Meet and Greet Eli’s Big Slice Mascot & Photo op with the Eli’s Cheesecake Mobile. Come in costume for a free slice. Winner chosen from each decade (40’s-80’s) earns a grand prize of free cheesecakes, Eli’s gear, and more (winner chosen at 1pm). Click here or call 773-308-7000 for complete details about the fest.
6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago, IL - Map
Fri Aug 2nd - 8:00pm - 12:00am
Nothing like a County Fair, come on out and ROCK with us at the Kankakee County Fair on Friday, August 2, 2019. We'll be performing in the Budweiser Pavilion. Click here to see more information.
213 W 4000 Rd S, Kankakee, IL 60901 - Map
Fri Aug 16th - 6:30pm
Karen will be part of Jess Fest! Are you ready to boogie? Get down? Get groovy for a great cause? Jess Fest is a variety show featuring top Chicago performers (Hey! That's ME!) raising funds to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. For one night only Chicago's top talent will come together for an incredible evening of drinks, dancing and fun to raise awareness for Parkinson's Disease (PD), a disease that affects nearly 6 million people worldwide. Jess Fest's inaugural theme will honor the 1970's with performances reminiscent of the decade and costumes to match! Local vendors, delicious food, and an amazing show are only the beginning of what Jess Fest will offer:
To buy tickets, click here.
Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657 - Map
Sat Oct 19th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Karen will be performing an acoustic set at Blissful Banana Cafe with Mark Kap from The Musician's Come & Play (CAP) Club!
Come out and enjoy LIVE entertainment by Karen & Mark while contemplating which of the Cafe's excellent dinner choices you will enjoy along with your favorite cocktail. Join in on all the fun listening and singing along to all your favorite songs from the 70's and 80's!
15447 S 94th Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462 - Map
Sat Oct 26th - 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Come out and ROCK with the band! We’ll be featuring the Pretenders followed by NIGHTSNAKE, a Whitesnake tribute band.
1712 W Wise Rd, Schaumburg, IL, 60193 - Map

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