Bones Jugs added to the 16th annual Summer Camp Music Festival Lineup! - We’re excited to join Summer Camp Music Festival this coming Memorial Day Weekend in Chillicothe, Illinois! This is the 16th anniversary and we can’t wait to see who else will be on the lineup with us! The 16th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place May 27th – 29th, 2016 at Three Sisters Park …
New Year’s 2015! - This year we’ll be putting on a special New Year’s show in downtown Urbana, IL at the history Iron Post. Joining us on the bill will be Paul Kotheimer, Kenna Mae, The Hot Iron String Band, and Dill Pickles. The show will start around 9 PM.  Attendees can expect a packed bill of acoustic music …
Welcome to our newest member, Meagan Gillis - We’re excited to announce Meagan Gillis will be joining our team as the new principal xylophonist. Meagan comes hot off the streets of New York where she’s been earning a living busking in the subway. She brings a wealth xylophone experience to the team and has so far done an exceptional job assimilating our material. …
BONESSTOCK - Bones Jugs N Harmony – Chicago Farmer – The Fights – Grandkids – Kenna Mae – Abnormous – Klevah – Samuel Payne – Jaik Willis – DJ Ricky Wells  BONESSTOCK 2015 will once again take place at Mike N Molly’s in downtown Champaign on July 18th. To catch all the updates be sure to check out the facebook event. Order Pre-Sale tickets here. More announcements coming soon!
Tha Crossroads - We’re excited to share our recording of “Tha Crossroads”. On April 23, 1996, up and coming rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released Tha Crossroads. This innovative track blended rap and R&B, combining their signature staccato rap style with touching lyrics about losing a loved one. The song surged through the Billboard charts, reaching #1 on the Hot …
Exit T-Pan - Friends, we have some bittersweet news. One of our beloved percussionists, Tim Berg, will be leaving Bones Jugs N Harmony to pursue a career in music education. Although we will miss Tim, we are happy for him, and excited about the future of Bones Jugs! He will be joining us on a limited number of …
February March Tour -   We’re changing the oil, applying a fresh coat of Rain-X and packing our bags for our February-March tour.  After a few weeks off we’re coming out fresh with a string of big Midwest shows before we turn South and head for the Bayou. Then we’re swinging through Texas before turning North and then West …
Party’s in the Kitchen Released! - We’re pleased to announce: Party’s in the Kitchen, our debut album, is now available for streaming and download. After playing over 150 shows since forming in 2013, Bones Jugs N Harmony is putting out our first major music release. Fan favorites such as Wiggle Ya Bones, Sunday Mornin Blues, and the title track Party’s in …
New Website! - We’re relaunching Check back for more updates on shows, press, news, and other bits of bones of wisdom.
CD Release Tour announced. - We’re hitting the road for over 30 shows in support of our debut album Party’s in the Kitchen. The first leg takes us out to Colorado and back heading through Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. After a few shows in Illinois we head South through

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Party’s in the Kitchen

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The debut album from Bones Jugs, is out now. More info about the album here.

Upcoming Shows

  • February 12, 2016 Dayton, OH: Blind Bobs with Cherry Lee and The Hotrod Hounds
  • February 13, 2016 Bloomington, IN: Valentine's House Show at Helms Deep
  • February 19, 2016 Kankakee, IL: FEED Arts Center
  • February 20, 2016 Crystal Lake, IL: Duke's Alehouse
  • February 21, 2016 LaSalle, IL: 9th Street Pub

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About Bones Jugs

Bones, jug, xylophone, kazoos, resonator guitar, banjo, double bass, drums, donkey jawbone, all sorts of noise makers… these are just some of the instruments Bones Jugs use to conjure up their eclectic acoustic sound. The group began in December 2012 with the vision of being a pop-up party on street corners, at farmers markets, in living rooms (and kitchens!), or even amplified in a club. A jug band of sorts, with four synchronized one-man-bands woven together in a tapestry of delight. And the cherry on top? High speed virtuosic xylophoning. They began learning 1920’s xylophone rags and arranging classic (and not-so-classic) Americana songs. After a few public appearances it became clear that the group was too fun to be a side project. Listeners wanted to dance, sing, and laugh along as long as the tunes kept coming. The band could not resist, so they began investing in the ensemble as a full time gig. Now, three years into the project, they’ve logged over 300 shows and continue to aggressively tour in support of their debut album Party’s in the Kitchen. Based out of the thriving Midwest music scene, Bones Jugs continues to bring their party from town to town.

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