August


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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 01 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Sep 02 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, Sep 02 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, Sep 03 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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Lilly Hiatt, Matthew Francis Andersen

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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Ron Lazzeretti Band; Bunkertown, Ian Leith

Fri, Sep 04 2015, 8:30pm - $10
Local favorites in the club.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Sep 04 2015, 9:00pm - $10
An army of guitar players — bring your instrument and join in!

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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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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Sep 06 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 08 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Sep 08 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, Sep 09 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 Suenos

Wed, Sep 09 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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Chicago Singer Spotlight

Wed, Sep 09 2015, 8:00pm - $8
Chicagoland's premier showcase for amateur vocal talent. See these singers before they become stars!

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Judge William B. Sullivan Fundraiser

Thu, Sep 10 2015, 6:30pm - $100

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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 10 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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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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Original Salty Dogs

Sat, Sep 12 2015, 8:00pm - $15 - On sale August 28 - Tickets
The Salty Dogs welcome back clarinet/sax player Kim Cusack for a fantastic trad jazz night for all of you dancers! Plus St. Louis-based drummer Josh Duffee performs with the band.

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New Standard Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Sep 13 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, Sep 15 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Sep 16 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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Match.com Event

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

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Sep 16 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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Republican Debate

Wed, Sep 16 2015, 8:00pm
he debate on a big screen in the beer garden or the SideBar.

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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 17 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 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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Rick Shea (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 18 2015, 9:00pm - Pass the hat donation
Best know as an in-demand sideman, Shea performs songs from his own accomplished songbook.

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Expo '76 (Club)

Fri, Sep 18 2015, 9:00pm - Pass the hat donation
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond in the club!

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Club and SideBar Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Sep 19 2015, 5:00pm

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Sep 20 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Sep 20 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 Club

Tue, Sep 22 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Sep 23 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, Sep 23 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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Tab Benoit

Wed, Sep 23 2015, 8:30pm - $25 - Tickets
An artist who grafts elements of rock and soul to the indigenous sounds of the bayou.

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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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The Houli's Hooley (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 24 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 (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 24 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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Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line, Seth Walker

Fri, Sep 25 2015, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Two rising stars of the Americana scene.

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Brad Cole (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 25 2015, 9:00pm - Pass the hat donation
The singer-songwriter performs songs from his new album "Lay It Down" plus more.

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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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Velvet Jimis (SideBar)

Sat, Sep 26 2015, 9:30pm - Pass the hat donation
Navigate the intersection of soul, funk, blues, rock with a sidecar of hip-hop.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Sep 27 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, Sep 29 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Sep 30 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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Pete Ellman Big Band

Wed, Sep 30 2015, 7:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Alyssa Algood Quartet

Wed, Sep 30 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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October


Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel

Thu, Oct 01 2015, 8:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
The co-founder of Derek & the Dominos, a true southern blues/soul singer, performs with wife. A favorite in their home base of Austin, Texas.

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C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band; Dash Rip Rock

Fri, Oct 02 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The first of two nights of sizzling zydeco! Plus tonight only a set by New Orleans roots rockers.

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C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Sat, Oct 03 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The second of two nights of sizzling zydeco!

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Oct 04 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Red Elvises (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Oct 04 2015, 8:00pm - $15 - On sale September 4 - Tickets
Rock From Russia With Love!

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Bluesday Tuesday with Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials

Tue, Oct 06 2015, 7:00pm - $10 at the door onl
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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SideBar Sessions wit New Standard Quintet

Wed, Oct 07 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Oct 10 2015, 5:00pm

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Oct 11 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner Trio

Wed, Oct 14 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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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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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Oct 18 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Wed, Oct 21 2015, 7:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Brian Gephart Sextet

Wed, Oct 21 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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Nikki Hill

Fri, Oct 23 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale August 28 - Tickets
Sizzling live show by a new roots/soul sensation!

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Club Closed for a Private Party

Sun, Oct 25 2015, 4:00pm

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Raw Oyster Cult

Tue, Oct 27 2015, 9:00pm - $20 - O sale September 4 - Tickets
A supergroup sure to make a joyful noise! Featuring members of the Radiators (Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin and Frank Bua Jr.) Papa Grows Funk (John Gros) and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (Dave Pomerleau).

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Chicago Jazz with Brienn Perry

Wed, Oct 28 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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Ana Popovic

Wed, Oct 28 2015, 8:30pm - $20 - On sale August 28 - Tickets
The Serbian blues phenom is one of the hottest guitarists on the circuit today.

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10 String Symphony

Fri, Oct 30 2015, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door -On sale August 28 - Tickets
A CD release: Acoustic roots music from Nashville's Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer.

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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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Willie Nile, Jefferson Grizzard

Fri, Nov 06 2015, 9:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
The songwriter's new album, "If I Was a River," explores piano-based songs that diverge from his usual sound.

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Rob Parton Big Band with guest trombonist John Fedchock

Sun, Nov 08 2015, 6:00pm - $15 - On sale September 4 - Tickets
a CD release party for guest trombonist John Fedchock's new album, "Like It Is."

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R&B Cadets

Sat, Nov 14 2015, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The R&B Cadets go back a ways and now they are, like all good things, coming round again. This is a reunion you won't want to miss!

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Tommy Castro & the Painkillers

Fri, Nov 20 2015, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Alligator recording artist/blues guitar master rocks the house!

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