Dave Steffen Band
What better way to kick off the weekend…
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. regularly and proudly showcases the very best in national, regional, and local talent. Our live music entertainment covers a wide range of musical styles including classic rock, blues, acoustic, alternative, bluegrass and many more.
The Great Dane features live music most every Friday & Saturday night.
Bands will be playing from 6-10pm in the Beer Garden as long as the weather is permitting. In case of inclement weather, the venue will be moved inside from 9pm-1:00am.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dave began playing guitar as a young boy, showing unusual talent even at a very early age. By the time he left high school, his band was signed to Scepter Records. Within five years, he had also released recordings with RCA and Mercury Records. His talent as a songwriter and singer, in addition to his prowess as a guitar player, earned Steffen and his band special recognition in Billboard and Cashbox magazines and the Gavin Report.
Dave continued to play venues in Wisconsin, opening for such national acts as Rush, Boston, Styx, and REO Speedwagon, as well as headlining his own shows. For several years Dave and his band continued to receive acclaim in clubs throughout the upper Midwest, including Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee.
In 1986, the Dave Steffen Band headed west to the bright lights of San Francisco to experience the Bay-area music scene. During an adventurous nine-year stay, Dave worked with a variety of national musicians, opening for groups like Huey Lewis and the News, Santana, Ronnie Montrose, Robin Trower, and Journey. Guitar virtuosos like Carlos Santana and Neil Schon noticed in Dave a special giftedness as a guitarist, and on various occasions would come to his performances to jam with him in an intimate club setting. During this time, Dave continued to write and record his own music, releasing three album/CDs.