May


VoiceBox Unplugged (SideBar Music Room)

Tue, May 03 2016, 6:00pm - $10 suggested donation
An early evening (6-8) workshop for aspiring storytellers. Come hone your skills with active advice, short improvs and round table discussion.

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Bluesday Tuesday with Sugar Blue

Tue, May 03 2016, 7:00pm - $10 at the door only
Sugar Blue celebrates the release of his new disc "Voyage." The best blues bargain in town...Lagunitas and WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker present a monthly show dedicated to the blues. Plus BBQ by AUTRE MONDE, available when doors open at 6 pm and throughout the evening. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, May 03 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, May 04 2016, 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 Garrison/Paliga Octet

Wed, May 04 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED - Eric Michaels Organ Trio

Wed, May 04 2016, 8:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Eric Michaels from American English and his Organ Trio.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Val & the Raised Right Men and Bitters

Thu, May 05 2016, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bad Sneakers Orchestra

Fri, May 06 2016, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
The band's 5th anniversary show! The music of Steely Dan! Plus door prizes! Doors open at 7 pm.

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School Of Rock Tribute To Indie Music / Black Sabbath

Sat, May 07 2016, 12:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Come out and see the Oak Park School of Rock pay tribute to some of the most influential artists in rock history! Contact the school for advance tickets at (708) 298-0002. Doors open at 11 am.

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American English

Sat, May 07 2016, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Chicago's #1 Beatles Tribute Band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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School Of Rock Tribute To Black Sabbath / Indie Music

Sun, May 08 2016, 12:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Come out and watch the Oak Park School Of Rock pay tribute to some of the great bands in rock history! Contact the school for advance tickets at (708) 298-0002. Doors open at 11 am.

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Mother's Day (Club Closed in the Evening)

Sun, May 08 2016, 5:00pm
Happy Mother's Day!

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, May 10 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, May 10 2016, 8:00pm - $10
Come on out and celebrate the third anniversary of our evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. This month's theme song: Simon and Garfunkels's "Homeward Bound." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, May 11 2016, 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 Bill Overton Quartet

Wed, May 11 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Rock Out for Sarah's Inn Benefit

Thu, May 12 2016, 7:00pm - $20 in advance; $25 at the door - Tickets
The 7th annual spring fundraiser with music by The Contractors and Missing Ted.

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Sarah Potenza (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, May 12 2016, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Honest reflective songs by a performer with a powerhouse vocals. There's a reason she made it to the Top 20 on "The Voice." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Little Feat's Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett with the New Orleans Suspects

Fri, May 13 2016, 9:00pm - $30 in advance, $35 at the door - Tickets
Three sets this evening (doors open at 7 pm): the first features Little Feat members Paul and Fred in a solo acoustic set followed by a set by the New Orleans Suspects. The evening ends with Paul and Fred joining the Suspects for what is sure to be a memorable set.

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Beatle Bros 30th Anniversary

Sat, May 14 2016, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Come on out and help the Beatle Bros celebrate their 30th anniversary playing the music of the Fab Four. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, May 14 2016, 9:00pm - $10
An army of guitar players — bring your instrument and join in!

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners, Addison Trail High School Jazz Band

Sun, May 15 2016, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 4:30 pm.

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, May 15 2016, 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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Curt Morrison's Student Guitar Recital

Tue, May 17 2016, 6:30pm - Free
Kurt Morrison's guitar students perform on the big stage. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, May 17 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, May 18 2016, 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 Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, May 18 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Harmonious Wail, Don Stiernberg Trio

Thu, May 19 2016, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
A unique, enticing style of mandolin-driven gypsy-jazz. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ian Leith & the Dozen Buzzin' Cousins (SideBar)

Thu, May 19 2016, 8:30pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
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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Donna the Buffalo

Fri, May 20 2016, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
A soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Zimmermen with guest Anna Fermin

Sat, May 21 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The Zimmermen celebrate Bob Dylan's 75th birthday. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Pig and Skip Show (SideBar)

Sat, May 21 2016, 9:00pm - TBD
Pigtail and Skipper from the New Duncan Imperials plus special guests! More info soon.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, May 22 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, May 24 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Peter Saxe Trio plus special guest (SideBar Music Room)

Tue, May 24 2016, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
A special night of trio jazz with guest saxophonist Hunter Diamond. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, May 25 2016, 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, May 25 2016, 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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Fanfare with Sonus Umbra

Thu, May 26 2016, 8:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door - Tickets
A collective of musicians dedicated to the music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer plus a band featuring accomplished players from the Chicago rock scene. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Country Night in Berwyn with Big Sadie and Lonesome Still (SideBar)

Thu, May 26 2016, 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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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, May 27 2016, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll!

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Expo '76 (Club)

Fri, May 27 2016, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $5 Brickstone APA pints! Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Belvederes, Bart Alonzo

Sat, May 28 2016, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
One of our favorite local roots-rock bands. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Lazer Lloyd

Sun, May 29 2016, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Lazer Lloyd is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and an international recording artist influenced by rock,blues, gospel,folk, country, southern rock, and the great guitar traditions of power and groove from Hendrix to Wes Montgomery. This show is part of the Israeli Jazz and World Music Festival. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Moth StorySLAM: Escape

Tue, May 31 2016, 8:00pm - $10 - On sale one week before the show at The Moth website - Tickets
FitzGerald's welcomes The Moth for an evening of storytelling. Tell a story or just listen. See the website for details. Bound to be a fun evening! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, May 31 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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June


Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jun 01 2016, 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, Jun 01 2016, 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 Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Jun 05 2016, 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 Lurrie Bell

Tue, Jun 07 2016, 7:00pm - $10 at the door only
The best blues bargain in town...WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show dedicated to the blues. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing. Plus BBQ by AUTRE MONDE, available when doors open at 6 pm and throughout the evening.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jun 08 2016, 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 Marshall Vente Octet

Wed, Jun 08 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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The Blasters, Chicago Blues Angels

Thu, Jun 09 2016, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Phil Alvin brings The Blasters back to FitzGerald's. This seminal roots rock band is a club favorite. Plus a local blues outfit that never disappoints. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Red Elvises

Fri, Jun 10 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Rock From Russia With Love! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Otis Clay Tribute

Sat, Jun 11 2016, 8:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - At Ticketfly only - Tickets
A tribute to one of our favorite artists featuring The Right Now with JC Brooks and special guests, Sonny Knight & the Lakers plus vinyl sets by DJ Mr. Gac. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Jun 12 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jun 15 2016, 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 Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Jun 15 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Pine Leaf Boys

Sat, Jun 18 2016, 8:30pm - $15 - On sale May 6 - Tickets
The Grammy-nominated Louisiana band presents their own inimitable brand of Cajun music. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Jun 19 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jun 22 2016, 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, Jun 22 2016, 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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Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Sat, Jun 25 2016, 9:00pm - $25 - Tickets
New Orleans' favorite son Kermit Ruffins returns with a show that promises to be a lively evening of distinct jazz. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, Jun 26 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jun 29 2016, 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, Jun 29 2016, 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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July


35th Annual American Music Festival

Fri, Jul 01 2016, 5:00pm
We're working on it! Stay tuned.

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35th Annual American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 02 2016, 1:00pm
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35th Annual American Music Festival

Sun, Jul 03 2016, 1:00am
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The Revelers

Fri, Jul 08 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale May 6 - Tickets
Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest project which combines Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that's sure to get you moving.

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