Jack Straw Band, which features Forest Park’s own Jon Gram (left), will take the stage locally Thursday night. At 9:30 p.m. July 9, Jack Straw Band will play Skrine Chops, at 7230 W. Madison, Forest Park.

Gram, a guitarist, does lead vocals and writes original material for the band inspired by the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and Phish.