Events

May
31
Comedy Night

Comedy Night Returns to Franchescos!

All new exciting lineups scheduled all 2019! New Comedians and New Material. 

Headliner: MIKE MARVELL

Mike Marvell has been doing comedy professionally for over 15 years, although he's been making people laugh his whole life. He told his guidance counselor in high school he wanted to be an engineer and she told him "With your grades? That's hilarious, you should be a comedian!" His comedy is based on growing up in Wisconsin... football, hunting, fishing, his family, and his wife and kids. He's performed at everything from churches to swinger clubs, grade schools to colleges, country clubs. to biker clubs, nursing homes to casinos (same thing). Instant likability, he reminds you of your crazy cousin, the guy next door, your brother-in-law. Even if you don't hire him you'll still want to hang out with him.

Opener: GREG BACH

Greg Bach is a fixture on the Milwaukee comedy scene but has performed all over the country. People from Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, and Loves Park have found his jokes amusing. His comedic style is a three-part recipe: dry wit, life experiences, and observations regarding highway billboards (more the third than anything). Greg has performed with many national headliners, including W. Kamau Bell, Godfrey, Tom Clark, Shane Mauss, Johnny Beehner, James Ervin Berry and Chastity Washington.

June
7
The Vince Chiarelli Band

Plan a romantic evening on Francesco's patio with one of the most original and eclectic Italian band. “The Vince Chiarelli Band” has entertained audiences from coast to coast. They have been acclaimed for their unique sound, which gives their audience a taste of traditional Italian music with their own modern twist and a Latin flair. The band’s popularity is credited to their unique mix and arrangements of classic Italian favorites, intertwined with romantic Italian ballads, Italian-American favorites and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms. Audiences will be captivated by the band’s own self-described genre of “Flamenco Italiano,” which has revitalized the excitement of Italian music.

 

No Cover Charge

Weather Permitting

June
12
Mr. Ed Duet Summer Concert Series

Join us on the patio at Franchesco's for Mr. Ed's Duet debut! Mr. Ed is an acoustic coffehouse style duet, that covers classic American and British rock with focus on simple and pure sounds. Get ready for their acoustic guitar and natural piano, topped with rich vocals and harmonies. Bring your friends, family, or plan your date night on the patio soon as space is filling up!

Call for reservations!

815.229.0800

 

No Cover Charge

Weather Permitting

July
21
Solo Italiano

A celebration of all things Italian.
Classic Italian Car Show - Full-Service Bar - Hand Crafted Pasta Made with Our Famous Cheese Wheel - Pizza - Italian Sandwiches - Local Gelato - Italian Cookies - Classic Italian Sfingi - Italian Granita - Wine Tasting -Authentic Live Music
Kids Entertainment: Dunk Tank - Clowns - Face Painting
Our Famous Pasta Eating Contest
And Much Much More!!