Chris Bare has been performing around the state of Ohio for over 20 years. His career began as a student at Bowling Green State University (Go Falcons!), where he sang for many events, including coffee houses, festivals, and fairs. He continued to perform throughout the Toledo area at restaurants and festivals, as a solo act and with the band, Shenaniganz. Some of the venues are listed below. During this time, his style began to form into a mix of folk, country, and pop sounds.