Close friends and formed from remnants of other Chicago projects, Downers Groove has been building their sound and reputation since 2012. From their home base in Downers Grove, They have become well known for blending their influences into a collective new sound. An infectious sense of humor, heart-felt lyricism reflective of life experience, catchy melodies, extensive improvisation, and floor thumping grooves weave together a seamless musical experience that is unique and fresh, yet familiar. Downers Groove is “well-versed in variety, with a live performance [style] that showcases their skill in onstage communication and intuitive improvisation” (The Daily Herald). Performing in Chicago since 2012 at such venues as Martyrs’, Reggie’s, The Cubby Bear, aliveOne, Bourbon on Division, and Phyllis’ Musical Inn, they have appeared at a number of music festivals including Homegrown Music and Arts Festival, Eyes to The Skies, and Summer Camp: On the Road Tour, with more debut appearances on the books this summer. The DG flame is catching fire and burning it's way around the Midwest circuit. To date, Downers Groove has self-released one album: A Long Way (2018), and a live compilation: Live Vol. 1 (2019).