August


Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 05 2015, 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 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 Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Aug 06 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. Tonight's music guest: Todd Hembrook and the Hemispheres.

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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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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Aug 08 2015, 5:00pm

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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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 11 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Aug 11 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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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 12 2015, 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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Cedes Buck & Friends, The Blue Groove

Wed, Aug 12 2015, 8:00pm - $10
Local performers present R&B, country, rock and '60s soul music.

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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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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Aug 13 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 The Revue

Thu, Aug 13 2015, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists.

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Barb Clifford & Shakin' Tailfeathers, Chris Casello & The Corsairs

Fri, Aug 14 2015, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
New burning hot string band from Chicago that mixes hillbilly music with the rhythm and blues.

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Vanessa Davis Band

Sat, Aug 15 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Hard rockin' blues with a Chicago favorite!

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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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 18 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 19 2015, 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 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 Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Aug 20 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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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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Kings of the Keyboard

Fri, Aug 21 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Hosts Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams present an evening of piano and organ players: Hammond B3 great Chris Foreman, pianist for the Joffrey Ballet Paul Lewis, 14-year-old piano sensation Daniel Souvigny, Choctaw Wildfire featuring Charlie Pierce, The Letter 3 featuring Scott Ligon, plus Chris Ligon plays the Baldwin "Fun Machine." Also 16mm films of piano and organ greats.

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Expo '76 (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 21 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond.

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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Aug 22 2015, 5:00pm

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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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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Aug 25 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 26 2015, 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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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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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Aug 27 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 with The Country Doctors, The Sharknadoes, Slim Pickins Band

Thu, Aug 27 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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Deacon Blues Anniversary Show featuring Billy Branch

Fri, Aug 28 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The premier STEELY DAN tribute experience with special guest Billy Branch.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 28 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll.

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Beatles Night — The Beatles' "Help!" played live

Sat, Aug 29 2015, 7:00pm - $8 at the door only
The movie will be shown at 7 pm. Followed by the album performed in its entirety by Phil Angotti, Casey McDonough, Tony Kidonakis and special guests. And after a break, a second set of Beatles' music.

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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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September


Bluesday Tuesday with Sugar Blue

Tue, Sep 01 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.

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Lilly Hiatt

Thu, Sep 03 2015, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Hiatt's music reaches out boldly and playfully into many different sounds and styles: Austin folk rock, Pacific Northwest indie, pre-Oasis Britpop, New York punk ca. 1977. There are ’90s alt guitars and ’00 indie synths, some twang and some Neko Case and Kim Deal. And yes, she's John Hiatt's daughter.

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The Steepwater Band, Nick Moss Band

Sat, Sep 05 2015, 9:00pm - $10 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Steepwater's signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach.

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Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

Fri, Sep 11 2015, 9:00pm - $15 in advance, $18 at the door - Tickets
A FitzGerald's favorite - incredible live show!

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Match.com Event

Wed, Sep 16 2015, 7:00pm
This Match.com Event is open to Match members only.

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The Show Ponies

Thu, Sep 17 2015, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
The indie-folk band has created a sound that is all their own.

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Senator Don Harmon: The Special Session

Thu, Sep 24 2015, 7:30pm - $100
A fundraiser for Senator Don Harmon.

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Billy Prine Band, Cannonball

Sat, Sep 26 2015, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Roots rock bar band deluxe!

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October


StorySlam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Oct 15 2015, 7:00pm - $50 - Tickets
Stories of adventure, mishap and discovery told by consummate storytellers.

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November


Sisterhouse Benefit (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Nov 05 2015, 6:00pm - $50 in advance; $60 at the door
Fundraiser includes buffet dinner, cash bar, raffles, silent auction, music and a good time for a good cause

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