June


Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Jun 30 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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July


34th Annual American Music Festival

Wed, Jul 01 2015, 5:00pm - $25; festival pass $100 - Tickets
Our 34th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ!

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34th Annual American Music Festival

Thu, Jul 02 2015, 5:00pm - $35; festival pass $100 - Tickets
Our 34th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ!

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34th Annual American Music Festival

Fri, Jul 03 2015, 11:00am - $35; festival pass $100 - Tickets
Our 34th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ!

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34th Annual American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 04 2015, 11:00am - $35 - Tickets
Our 34th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ!

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CLUB AND SIDEBAR CLOSED

Sun, Jul 05 2015, 5:00pm
Closed for recovery -- thanks everybody!

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Bluesday Tuesday with Dave Specter Band featuring Brother John Kattke

Tue, Jul 07 2015, 7:00pm - $10 at the door
The best blues bargain in town...Lagunitas and WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker present a monthly show dedicated to the blues. Plus food for purchase from Skrine Chops — their world famous pork chop plus BBQ ribs and chicken, potato salad and cole slaw.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 07 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Match.com Happy Hour Event

Wed, Jul 08 2015, 7:00pm - Tickets
This Match.com Event is open to Match members only. To RSVP, go to www.match.com/events/13819.

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SideBar Sessions with Judy Roberts and Renee Patrick "The Soul Sisters"

Wed, Jul 08 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Jul 09 2015, 7:30pm - Free
Ever wonder how a podcast works? Come to this exciting new weekly taping in the SideBar! Hosts Paddy and Bill Houlihan host this weekly one-hour show with a mix of music and interviews with local community organizers, playwrights and filmmakers, plus performances by musicians and stand up comedians.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Toni Fountain, 13 Monsters, Gills

Thu, Jul 09 2015, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists.

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Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Cajun Vagabonds

Fri, Jul 10 2015, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Modern zydeco music from one of the genre's most dynamic performers. Sure to get everyone up and dancing'!

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Whitey Morgan, Cody Jinks

Sat, Jul 11 2015, 8:30pm - $15; $75 - Tickets
Country music at its best. $75 VIP ticket includes: general admission ticket to the show, sound check meet and greet with Whitey, VIP koozie, VIP laminate.

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Renaldo Domino Experience

Sat, Jul 11 2015, 9:30pm - Free
Renaldo Domino, one of the unsung heroes of Chicago soul, is joined by six Chicago music veterans from bands like Expo 76 and Mucca Pazza; a groove explosion!

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Jul 12 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Colin Gilmore (SideBar)

Sun, Jul 12 2015, 6:00pm - Free
Second generation Texas roots rock.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 14 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Jul 14 2015, 8:00pm - $10
An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with featured storytellers, open stage to the public and musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson.

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PADS Trivia Night Benefit

Wed, Jul 15 2015, 7:00pm - $35 per person - Tickets
Your ticket includes 2 hours of high stakes, fast paced trivia gaming, a drink ticket and snacks. The winning teams will take home bragging rights...and a really cool trophy! A fundraiser for West Suburban Pads.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Jul 15 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Jul 16 2015, 7:30pm - Free
Ever wonder how a podcast works? Come to this exciting new weekly taping in the SideBar! Hosts Paddy and Bill Houlihan host this weekly one-hour show with a mix of music and interviews with local community organizers, playwrights and filmmakers, plus performances by musicians and stand up comedians.

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Michael Fracasso & Ralston Bowles

Thu, Jul 16 2015, 8:30pm - $12 - Tickets
Two singer-songwriters swap songs.

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Wild Onion Traveling Band featuring Anna Fermin & Trigger Gospel, Andon Davis Quartet and Switchback

Fri, Jul 17 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale June 26 - Tickets
Americana in its many forms.

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Webb Wilder, Sam Outlaw

Sat, Jul 18 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly with the last of the full-grown men. Plus an up-and-coming country artist (yes that's his real name) whose new album was produced by Ry Cooder.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Jul 19 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Tonight music from TV, movies and Broadway shows, including tunes by Henry Mancinni, Rogers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Lerner & Lowe and much more.

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Jul 19 2015, 7:00pm - $5; children under 8 free
The spotlight is on teens in this open mic. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 21 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Chicago Jazz with Brienn Perry Quartet

Wed, Jul 22 2015, 8:00pm - $10
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Jul 23 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Ever wonder how a podcast works? Come to this exciting new weekly taping in the SideBar! Hosts Paddy and Bill Houlihan host this weekly one-hour show with a mix of music and interviews with local community organizers, playwrights and filmmakers, plus performances by musicians and stand up comedians.

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The Hot Jazz Alliance (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Jul 24 2015, 8:30pm - $10
What sets the band apart is their energy – performing the most authentic 1920s era music, but with a unique joy, freshness and vitality. Young American jazz stars Andy Schumm and Josh Duffee join Australians Michael McQuaid, Jason Downes, Leigh Barker and John Scurry in an unparalleled diplomatic jazz coup.

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Banditos, The Shams Band, Al Scorch

Fri, Jul 24 2015, 9:00pm - $10 - At TicketFly only - Tickets
From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.

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Ian Leith (SideBar)

Sat, Jul 25 2015, 8:30pm - Free
Born in West Texas, raised in Southern Illinois, seasoned in California and currently calling Chicago home, Ian Leith is on a "quest of endless possibilities with these here fingers."

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Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie with Golden State-Lone Star

Sat, Jul 25 2015, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
An all-star cross country melding of California musicians.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Jul 26 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Jul 28 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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SideBar Sessions with Marshall Vente

Wed, Jul 29 2015, 8:00pm - $10
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Chicago Singer Spotlight Jr.

Wed, Jul 29 2015, 8:00pm - $8
Chicagoland's premier showcase for amateur vocal talent - see them before they become stars! This month teenage singers are in the spotlight.

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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Jul 30 2015, 7:30pm - Free
Ever wonder how a podcast works? Come to this exciting new weekly taping in the SideBar! Hosts Paddy and Bill Houlihan host this weekly one-hour show with a mix of music and interviews with local community organizers, playwrights and filmmakers, plus performances by musicians and stand up comedians.

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Country Night in Berwyn

Thu, Jul 30 2015, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo!

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 31 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Fan appreciation night. Good time rock and roll in the SideBar. Plus Expo '76 in the club.

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Expo '76 (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 31 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Fan appreciation night. Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond in the club! Plus Cannonball in the Sidebar.

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August


Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Aug 02 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Jeannie Lambert & Judy Roberts

Wed, Aug 05 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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Petra's Recession Seven

Thu, Aug 06 2015, 7:30pm - $10
Chicago style swing and trad jazz with a group of veteran players.

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The Black Lillies

Fri, Aug 07 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The Black Lillies honor the traditions of their Appalachian heritage while blazing new trails in the roots rock genre.

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Rob Parton Big Band

Sun, Aug 09 2015, 6:00pm - $15, $5 (17 & under)
Performing straight ahead big band jazz. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Lucy Smith and Autumn in Augusta

Wed, Aug 12 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 16 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Roy McGrath Quartet

Wed, Aug 19 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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The Sauce Boss

Thu, Aug 20 2015, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
From the deep roots of the Florida cypress swamp comes the Sauce Boss playing his own swampy Florida blues and cooking some tasty gumbo!

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Aug 23 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Chicago Jazz with Brienn Perry

Wed, Aug 26 2015, 8:00pm - $10
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Aug 30 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Music in the Club!

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