July 2, 2020 7:00 pm

Meet The Wayouts

The Wayouts are the newest standout on the Chicago festival scene. Dedicated exclusively to garage rock hits from the 1960s, the Wayouts deliver an authentic revival of rock n’ roll’s first generation with hits from The Kinks, The Animals, The Troggs, The Monkees, The Rascals, The Dave Clark Five and tons more — songs everybody knows with no run-of-the-mill “oldies”.

All veterans of the Chicago music scene, The Wayouts’ members have diverse musical resumes including signed, original indie rock projects, solo singer/songwriters and high-profile cover bands. The four friends discovered a shared love of 1960s garage rock anthems and recognized an opportunity to offer something different in Chicago’s live music scene. Formed in 2017, the Wayouts’ broad appeal and expert showmanship were immediately recognized by fans and promoters alike, landing them premier billing at summer festivals and premier venues throughout the Chicago area including performances at Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park, Naperville Rib Fest and Wrigley Field’s Glalagher Way.

The carefully curated Wayouts set list is made up exclusively of songs that everybody knows but aren’t worn out by your average classic rock and oldies acts. The band’s combination of raw intensity, professional musicianship and exuberant performance brings fresh life to the anthems of rock n’ roll’s first generation, striking equal balance between nostalgia and innovation, appealing equally to grandparents, soccer moms and hipsters.

The Wayouts are:

  • Steve Cimino – Drums

  • Eric Korte – Bass, Vocals

  • Brian McDonnell – Guitar, Vocals

  • Jeff Palac – Guitar, Vocals

Visit thewayoutsband.com for more information.