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August


Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 20 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Aug 21 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, Aug 21 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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The Quebe Sisters

Thu, Aug 22 2019, 8:00pm - $15 in advance, $20 at the door - Tickets
When the Texas-born Quebe Sisters, triple-threat fiddle champions, start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony audiences are blown away. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jazz Couples (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Aug 22 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of jazz with Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips. The 4th Thursday of the month through October. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Toy Robots (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 23 2019, 8:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
This Chicago power trio has quickly amassed a collection of well structured songs with movable boundaries to keep their improvisation skills sharp and their shows ever-evolving.

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Groove Witness, Jack Butler's Jones, Paul Amandes

Fri, Aug 23 2019, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An evening of jazz-funk and blues. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Club Closed for a Private Party

Sat, Aug 24 2019, 5:00pm

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The Wooly Rhinos (SideBar)

Sat, Aug 24 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
The Woolly Rhinos is a guitar based rock and roll band performing their own songs with two goals in mind, to have fun and rock!

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Aug 25 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, Aug 27 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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The Summer of Shams with The Shams Band

Wed, Aug 28 2019, 8:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
Drawing heavily from their Kinks, Rolling Stones, and Wilco influences, songwriters Donnie Biggins and Paul Gulyas create whiskey-driven blues, complete with four-part harmonies. Performing the last Wednesday of the month through August. Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Sam Robinson Quartet

Wed, Aug 28 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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Country Night in Berwyn with Dirty Green, The Westerlees

Thu, Aug 29 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 (SideBar)

Thu, Aug 29 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
An evening of Americana.

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Concerts in the Yard: Ike Reilly Assassination

Fri, Aug 30 2019, 7:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
FitzGerald's presents a series of three outdoor concerts. (In case of rain, the show will move into the club.) Food for purchase tonight: Big Star tacos. Sponsored by 805 California Blonde Ale. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 30 2019, 10:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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The Menards (SideBar)

Sat, Aug 31 2019, 8:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
Country, blues and folk rock.

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Heartsfield

Sat, Aug 31 2019, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Up-tempo, foot-stompin’ country music! Doors open at 7 pm.

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September


Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Sep 01 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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Bluesday Tuesday with Joanna Connor

Tue, Sep 03 2019, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
The best blues bargain in town — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show showcasing Chicago's best blues artists. Revolution Brewing beer specials. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 03 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Mitch Paliga Quartet

Wed, Sep 04 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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The Claudettes, Kid Bear (EP Release)

Thu, Sep 05 2019, 8:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at door - Tickets
The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of '60s soul. Kid Bear is somewhere on the rock and roll side of Americana. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bitters (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 05 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, Sep 06 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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Tim O'Brien Band

Fri, Sep 06 2019, 8:30pm - $25 - Tickets
Classic bluegrass with a master player. Doors open at 7 pm.

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A Tribute to Buddy Holly & the Crickets

Sat, Sep 07 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
On Buddy Holly's birthday, Zachary Stevenson and other stars of the Jeff Award-winning production of the "Buddy Holly Story" pay tribute to the musical legacy of these legends. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Mr. Gac (SideBar)

Sat, Sep 07 2019, 9:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
Mr. Gac is an all-vinyl DJ spinning funk, soul, R&B and upbeat boogie jams.

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Friends for Judge Cara Smith Fall Reception

Sun, Sep 08 2019, 1:00pm - No cover
From 1-3 pm, a fundraiser with donations to Friends for Judge Cara Smith greatly appreciated.

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Jazz Community Big Band with vocalist Ava Logan

Sun, Sep 08 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, Sep 10 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, Sep 10 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Reelin' and Rockin'

Wed, Sep 11 2019, 7:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A screening of Dave Hoekstra's music documentary "The Center of Nowhere" followed by music from the North Berwyn Rhythm and Soul Organization.

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SideBar Sessions with Ryan Schultz/Chad McCullough and

Wed, Sep 11 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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Exposure Local Music Showcase

Thu, Sep 12 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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Bunkertown (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 13 2019, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
A mix of folk, rock, blues and country.

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Ernie Hendrickson (CD Release), Big Sadie

Fri, Sep 13 2019, 8:30pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Ernie Hendrickson celebrates the release of his new disc "Roll On." Plus the intricate harmonies of Big Sadie. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Club and SideBar Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Sep 14 2019, 5:00pm

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Sep 15 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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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Sep 15 2019, 7:00pm - $5; children under 8 free
The spotlight is on teens in this open mic. Doors open at 6 pm; sign up begins at 6:30 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 17 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Sep 18 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 Bill Overton Quartet

Wed, Sep 18 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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Phil Angotti and Friends (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 19 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Phil’s original music plus some choice rock/pop - guaranteed to raise a smile!

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Michael Glabicki (of Rusted Root) with Dirk Miller

Thu, Sep 19 2019, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The show features many Rusted Roots hits, and also provides a look into the mind of Glabicki through stories and songs yet to be released. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Fri, Sep 20 2019, 9:00pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
Sonically inspired by the Hill Country blues, cowpunk and the Southern soul of Stax. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Reckless Kelly, David Quinn

Sat, Sep 21 2019, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following. " - A Taste of Country. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Nobody's Girl, Colin Gilmore Band (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Sep 22 2019, 7:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening of folk and Americana. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Sep 24 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Greyhounds

Wed, Sep 25 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
From Austin, a band with a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, funk, and the Bakersfield country of Buck Owens into a style that has been described as "Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top." Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Sep 25 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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Jazz Couples (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Sep 26 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of jazz with Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips. The 4th Thursday of the month through October. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Country Night in Berwyn

Thu, Sep 26 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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Concerts in the Yard: The Bottle Rockets

Fri, Sep 27 2019, 7:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
FitzGerald's presents a series of three outdoor concerts. (In case of rain, the show will move into the club.) Sponsored by 805 California Blonde Ale. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Red Elvises

Fri, Sep 27 2019, 10:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Crazy fun with this Russian band's take on American rock and roll! Doors open at 9 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 27 2019, 10:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Chicago Honky Tonk presents A Saturday Special

Sat, Sep 28 2019, 4:00pm - $15 in advance, $20 day of show - Tickets
Featuring music on two stages — Club and SideBar — plus food by Big Star and a vintage pop-up market. Music by The Cowpokes, Ryan Koenig, J.P. Cyr and the Midnightmen, The Golden Roses, Todd Day Wait's Pigpen, David Quinn, Joe Wortell and the Natural Law, Dan , Whitaker and the Shinebenders, Wild Earp and the Free For Alls. Doors open at 3 pm; music starts at 4 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Sep 29 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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October


Bluesday Tuesday with Toronzo Cannon & the Chicago Way (CD Release)

Tue, Oct 01 2019, 7:00pm - $10 - Tickets
The Chicago bluesman celebrates his new album, "The Preacher, the Politician or the Pimp." Bluesday Tuesday is the best blues bargain in town — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show showcasing Chicago's best blues artists. Revolution Brewing beer specials. NOTE: This month only advance tickets available at the club and TicketWeb. FitzGerald's will be offering a 50% discount to anyone with a CTA employee ID that pays at the door the night of the event. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Music & Potlucks present FolktoberFest (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Oct 06 2019, 4:00pm - $35 in advance, $40 at door - Tickets
Featuring Songwriters in the Round: Mark Dvorak, Michael Peter Smith and Heather Styka, plus a vocal workshop, acoustic jam and food. Doors open at 3 pm.

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The Bros. Landreth

Sat, Oct 12 2019, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
Slide guitar, blood harmony, and heart-on-your sleeve songwriting. The Brothers Landreth specialize in love gone bad and cowboy lullabies. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Slaid Cleaves

Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
The Texas singer-songwriter digs into his impressive songbook. Two sets. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

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Smooth Hound Smith

Fri, Oct 18 2019, 8:30pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
A foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “one-man-band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jazz Couples (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Oct 24 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of jazz with Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips. The 4th Thursday of the month through October. Doors open at 7 pm.

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OPRF High School Class of 1979 Reunion

Sat, Oct 26 2019, 7:00pm
Class of 1979 SAVE THE DATE! Your 40th year reunion will be celebrated at Fitzgerald's Nightclub in Berwyn. Time, cost, and other details to be determined.

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Peter Case (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 26 2019, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The three time Grammy nominee, Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Doors open at 7 pm.

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November


Switchback

Sat, Nov 02 2019, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack who draw on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Beyond Hunger Benefit with Indigo Girls

Sat, Nov 23 2019, 7:00pm - $200 - Tickets
This Show Is Sold Out. Beyond Hunger has a wait list. If you are interested, email Lauren at lauren@gobeyondhunger.org. Any questions call Beyond Hunger at (708) 386-1324.

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