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March


Shout Section Big Band

Sun, Mar 24 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Mar 26 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 27 2019, 5:00pm
Classic cocktails with a modern twist every Wednesday in the SideBar -- a perfect complement to our Sidebar Sessions jazz series!

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Ian Leith & Dozen Buzzin Cousins, Cara Dunning (EP Release), James Berthiaume, Matthew Michael & Christina Marie

Wed, Mar 27 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Cara Dunning celebrates the release of her new EP with friends. Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jazz from Planet Flippo

Wed, Mar 27 2019, 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Country Night in Berwyn with JP Cyr and Midnight Men, Erin Edmister & 3 Tons

Thu, Mar 28 2019, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Peter Joly Group (SideBar)

Thu, Mar 28 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
An evening of Americana.

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Pat McLaughlin Band featuring Kenny Greenberg, Michael Rhodes and Greg Morrow plus The Bono Bros Band

Fri, Mar 29 2019, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
A rare local show with revered Nashville songwriter Pat McLaughlin, a two-time 2019 Grammy nominee who's worked with many Nashville greats including John Prine and Dan Auerbach. He's backed by his all-star band of Nashville studio aces. Doors at 7 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 29 2019, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Chicago Honky Tonk presents A Saturday Special

Sat, Mar 30 2019, 4:00pm - $15 in advance, $20 day of show - Tickets
Featuring music on two stages — Club and SideBar — plus food and a vintage pop-up market. The lineup includes The Hoyle Brothers, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, The Modern Sounds, The Family Gold, Gin Palace Jesters, Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders, The Westerlees, Matt Campbell, The Saluda Moonlighters, Cox's Army, The Mountainaires. Doors open at 3 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Mar 31 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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April


Bluesday Tuesday with Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues

Tue, Apr 02 2019, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
WDCB's Tom Marker hosts the best blues bargain in town! Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Apr 02 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Apr 03 2019, 5:00pm
Classic cocktails with a modern twist every Wednesday in the SideBar -- a perfect complement to our Sidebar Sessions jazz series!

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SideBar Sessions with Event Horizon

Wed, Apr 03 2019, 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ron Lazzeretti Band, Terry White & the Loaded Dice, Donnie Biggins

Thu, Apr 04 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
All your favorite local songwriters in one beautiful bunch. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bitters (SideBar)

Thu, Apr 04 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
A power quintet of music improvisation and live music mixology.

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Acoustic Friday with Jenny Bienemann & Friends (SideBar)

Fri, Apr 05 2019, 6:00pm - $5 donation
These sessions will feature family and friends including Jenny's husband Robin Bienemann, and a rotating cast of local and national singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists.

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Lilly Hiatt, Katy Guillen

Fri, Apr 05 2019, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
With music in her DNA, the Nashville songwriter mixes her Americana roots with gritty rock 'n' roll. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Soul Spectacular: A Tribute to Aretha & the Classic Soul Era

Sat, Apr 06 2019, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
A star-studded line-up of the city’s best young singers all paying tribute to the Queen and the music of her era. A tribute to Aretha Franklin with performances by Julie Nichols & the Epic Sound, Sam Trump, Meghan Murphy, E. Faye Butler, Tammi Savoy, Green Weedz, Elisa Latrice, Emily Woods, Pia Renee and D'Mitri Williams. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Heavy Sounds Two-Year Anniversary Show

Sat, Apr 06 2019, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Five musicians steeped in the Memphis sound of Booker T and the MG's.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Apr 07 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Apr 09 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with featured storytellers and musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Apr 09 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Apr 10 2019, 5:00pm
Classic cocktails with a modern twist every Wednesday in the SideBar -- a perfect complement to our Sidebar Sessions jazz series!

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SideBar Sessions with Chicago Latin Jazz Collective

Wed, Apr 10 2019, 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Terrapin Mountain

Wed, Apr 10 2019, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
The acoustic offshoot of the Grateful Dead band Terrapin Flyer.This show will feature Wavy Dave from Cornmeal on banjo, Jon Goldfine from the Henhouse Prowlers on bass, Pat Otto from Growler on mandolin, Phil Roach from Trippin' Billies on fiddle and Doug Hagman from Terrapin Flyer on guitar. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Apr 11 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists. Doors open at 7 pm. PBR's $2!!

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Eric Gales

Thu, Apr 11 2019, 8:30pm - $20
“One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” Joe Bonamassa. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bunkertown (SideBar)

Fri, Apr 12 2019, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
A mix of folk, rock, blues and country.

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Chris Smither

Fri, Apr 12 2019, 8:30pm - $25 advance, $30 at door - Tickets
A profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and intense performer who draws deeply from the blues, American folk music and modern poets. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Alewife (SideBar)

Sat, Apr 13 2019, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
Five member combo rocking the roots of surf/sci-fi from around this vast global multicultural milieu. Equatorial. Extraterrestrial. Extemporaneous. Exquisite.

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The Flat Five

Sat, Apr 13 2019, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Pop vocal super-group featuring Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners, Oak Park High School Jazz Band

Sun, Apr 14 2019, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Hops for Humanity

Mon, Apr 15 2019, 6:30pm - $100 - Tickets
From 6:30-9 pm, this Hops for Humanity event features beer from Oak Park's Kinslahger Brewery.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Apr 16 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Apr 17 2019, 5:00pm
Classic cocktails with a modern twist every Wednesday in the SideBar -- a perfect complement to our Sidebar Sessions jazz series!

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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Apr 17 2019, 7:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Break out those dancin' shoes and join the big band dance swells and glide to the music of the APOL Orchestra. Free dance lesson during the break. Doors open at 6 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Apr 17 2019, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Fletcher Rockwell (SideBar)

Thu, Apr 18 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
A mix of Americana and classic rock & roll of '70s.

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Zenith Sunn

Thu, Apr 18 2019, 8:30pm - $25 - Tickets
FitzGerald's presents a new collaboration between Eric Lindell and Anson Funderburgh. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Steepwater Band

Fri, Apr 19 2019, 9:00pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
The Chicago-based band performs tunes from their classic songbook and the new disc "Shake Your Faith." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Expo '76 (Club)

Sat, Apr 20 2019, 9:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $4 Brickstone APA pints! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Apr 20 2019, 9:00pm - $10 - At the door only
Bad Examples frontman in a solo acoustic show — you're invited to bring your instrument and join in! Doors open at 8 pm.

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Club and SideBar Closed for Easter

Sun, Apr 21 2019, 5:00pm
Happy Easter!

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Apr 23 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Apr 24 2019, 5:00pm
Classic cocktails with a modern twist every Wednesday in the SideBar -- a perfect complement to our Sidebar Sessions jazz series!

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SideBar Sessions with Ryan Schultz/Chad McCullough's Metal on Flesh

Wed, Apr 24 2019, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Will Kimbrough

Wed, Apr 24 2019, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
The Nashville Americana artist previews songs from his new album, "I Like It Down Here." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Phil Angotti and Friends (SideBar)

Thu, Apr 25 2019, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
Phil’s original music plus some choice rock/pop - guaranteed to raise a smile!

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Country Night in Berwyn

Thu, Apr 25 2019, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo! Doors open at 7 pm.

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American English

Fri, Apr 26 2019, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Chicago's #1 Beatles Tribute Band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Apr 26 2019, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Apr 28 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Apr 30 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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May


Billy Prine plus Juliet Simmons Dinallo & Michael Dinallo

Wed, May 01 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - On sale March 15 - Tickets
The younger brother of John Prine is a talent in his own right. Plus the Nashville husband-wife musical duo. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Acoustic Friday with Jenny Bienemann & Friends (SideBar)

Fri, May 03 2019, 6:00pm - $5 donation
These sessions will feature family and friends including Jenny's husband Robin Bienemann, and a rotating cast of local and national singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists.

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Satsang

Fri, May 03 2019, 9:00pm - $15 in advance, $18 at door - On sale at Eventbrite only. No tickets sold at the club. - Tickets
A power trio that creates a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Luke Winslow-King

Sat, May 18 2019, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Luke Winslow-King with his band — Brennan Andes (bass), Geoff Lewis (drums) and Roberto Luti (guitar).Doors open at 8 pm.

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The Zimmermen with special guests

Fri, May 24 2019, 9:00pm - $20 - On sal March 15 - Tickets
The Zimmermen perform the music of Bob Dylan with special guests TBA. Doors open at 7 pm.

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June


Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound; The Claudettes

Sat, Jun 01 2019, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate. The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of ’60s soul. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chris Knight

Thu, Jun 06 2019, 8:00pm - $25 - Tickets
The singer/songwriter whose work has been compared to Prine, Cash and Nebraska-era Springsteen. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Tom Russell

Sat, Jun 08 2019, 8:00pm - $35 in advance, $38 at door - Tickets
FitzGerald's welcomes back Tom Russell for a two-set show and a celebration of his new album "October in the Railroad Earth." Doors open at 7 pm. (THIS IS A SITDOWN SHOW. EVERYONE WITH A TICKET WILL GET A SEAT.)

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16th Street Theater BASH

Sat, Jun 22 2019, 1:00pm - Advance tickerts: $50 single/$95 couple; at the door: $55 single/$100 couple
From 1-4 pm, Celebrate and imagine with us as we are on-the-move to Harlem Avenue. Enjoy live music and special performances, relish delicious bites provided by our official Season 12 sponsor Lavergne's and win exciting prizes and experiences in our raffle, silent and live auction.

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John Fullbright Band

Sat, Jun 22 2019, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
A Grammy-nominated FitzGerald favorite returns with a full band for an evening of Americana, folk and blues. Doors open at 7 pm.

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July


FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival

Wed, Jul 03 2019, 4:30pm - TBA
FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival takes place July 3-6. We're busy working on the lineup. More info coming soon.

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FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival

Thu, Jul 04 2019, 1:00pm - TBA
FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival takes place July 3-6. We're busy working on the lineup. More info coming soon.

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FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival

Fri, Jul 05 2019, 4:30pm - TBA
FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival takes place July 3-6. We're busy working on the lineup. More info coming soon.

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FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 06 2019, 1:00pm - TBA
FitzGerald's 38th American Music Festival takes place July 3-6. We're busy working on the lineup. More info coming soon.

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