The Mars Light is a 6-piece gumbo of classic rock B-sides, old school jam rock,, and good time boogie sprinkled generously with tasty improv jams. Formed in 2010, The Mars Light is built to be a jamband Tootsie Pop - how many licks does it take to get to the Grateful Dead center? The answer is different every night, and that's the point. Some nights, there's none, others there's a lot. With over 100 years of working experience among the band, there's always plenty of material to choose from. 

Hundreds of songs in the repertoire and never played the same way twice, The Mars Light keeps it moving and interesting. Rich harmonies mix with dynamic interplay between the instruments and rollicking leads to create a sound that goes way outside the box.

Celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead and more!

Upcoming Shows



Cairo Ale House, 2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago


Midnight at the oasis Send your camel to bed Shadows paintin' our faces Traces of romance in our heads

Come on out and join us for a real good time

Age limit: 21+



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