September


Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Sep 26 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Sep 27 2017, 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, Sep 27 2017, 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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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Wed, Sep 27 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
You know you need a dose of rockabilly — Big Sandy style! Doors open at 7 pm.

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StorySlam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Sep 28 2017, 7:00pm - Tickets start at $60 - Tickets
From 7-10 pm, enjoy food, drink and the company of friends while hearing stories of adventure, mishap and discovery told by consummate storytellers.

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Country Night in Berwyn with Wild Ponies, Gerald Dowd & Steve Doyle (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Sep 28 2017, 8:00pm - $5 - Tickets
The new album "Galax" salutes Wild Ponies' traditional roots while exploring new, progressive territory. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-8

Fri, Sep 29 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-8 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Expo '76 (Club)

Fri, Sep 29 2017, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $5 Brickstone APA pints!

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 29 2017, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Sep 30 2017, 5:00pm

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Animal Care League presents Barktoberfest (SideBar)

Sat, Sep 30 2017, 7:00pm - $65 in advance, $75 at door - Tickets
From 7-11 pm, the annual fundraiser features live music by Chelusier and an open bar that includes beer, wine and the Barktoberfest Barktini. ​Mingle with Oak Park's neediest hunds, take your chance at our pick your prize raffle, and bid on auction items.

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October


Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Oct 01 2017, 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 Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

Tue, Oct 03 2017, 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. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Oct 03 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Oct 04 2017, 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 Judy Roberts & Jeannie Lambert

Wed, Oct 04 2017, 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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FitzGerald's New Faces Night with Charley Crockett

Thu, Oct 05 2017, 8:00pm - $8 - Tickets
"Charley Crockett has the well-rounded songwriting capabilities of Van Morrison and a vocal approach that finds common ground between Bill Withers and early Dr. John." — Central Track Doors open at 7 pm.

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-8

Fri, Oct 06 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-8 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Tommy Castro and The Painkillers: 'Stompin' Ground' Record Release Tour

Fri, Oct 06 2017, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
"An inspired blend of high-energy blues, R&B and roadhouse rock…soulful, celebratory vocals and exquisite, stellar guitar” (Blues Revue) Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ryan Joseph Anderson (SideBar)

Sat, Oct 07 2017, 8:00pm - $5 donation
American Songwriter said Anderson "evokes the open-tunings of Nick Drake as well as the barroom howl of Tom Waits."

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Deacon Blues Anniversary Show with special guest drummer Paul Wertico

Sat, Oct 07 2017, 9:00pm - $18 in advance, $20 at the door - Tickets
The Grammy-winning drummer joins the band for an evening of Steely Dan music. “If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues." —Bob Stroud (WDRV-FM “The Drive”) Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Oct 08 2017, 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, Oct 10 2017, 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.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Oct 10 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Oct 11 2017, 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 Peter Lerner/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Collective

Wed, Oct 11 2017, 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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Sound Hound Smith

Wed, Oct 11 2017, 8:00pm - $10 - 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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John Prine Birthday Party featuring Tim Gleason & Aaron Kelly with The Illegal Smiles

Thu, Oct 12 2017, 8:00pm - $8 - Tickets
Two sets featuring the songs of one of America's great singer-songwriters. NOTE: John Prine will not be here. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Colin Weaver, The Hurtin' Kind, DC Millionaire (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Oct 12 2017, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists. Doors open at 7 pm. PBR's $2!!

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-8

Fri, Oct 13 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-8 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Jack Klatt, The Corsairs with Chris Casello, Joe Wortell & The Western Stars

Fri, Oct 13 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Presented by Chicago Honky Tonk. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Curtis McMurtry (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Oct 13 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
"The second album by McMurtry shows its conceptual ambition in the way it coheres, exploring a range of emotions through a variety of personae. From the vulnerable innocence of the opening “Hard Blue Stones” through the corpse picked clean on the closing “Silver World,” the 13-song cycle shimmers through the desires and flaws of a shared humanity." (Don McLeese, No Depression) Doors open at 7 pm.

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Barry Goldberg & Friends

Sat, Oct 14 2017, 4:00pm - $15 - Tickets
A meet and greet and performance to celebrate legendary Chicago keyboardist Barry Goldberg's induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame on October 15th! Doors at 3:30 pm, meet and greet at 4 pm, show 4:30-6 pm.

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SIdeBar Closed for a Private Party

Sat, Oct 14 2017, 5:00pm

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The Backroad Boys with John Fullbright, Kevin Welch, Michael Fracasso and Dustin Welch

Sat, Oct 14 2017, 8:00pm - $25 - Tickets
Four good friends and musical collaborators get together for an in-the-round show. This is a sit-down show; everyone with a ticket will get a seat. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Oct 15 2017, 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, Oct 15 2017, 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, Oct 17 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Oct 18 2017, 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 and vocalist Leslie Beukelman

Wed, Oct 18 2017, 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. Doors open at 6 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Suenos

Wed, Oct 18 2017, 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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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-8

Fri, Oct 20 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-8 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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The Band of Heathens, Matt Poss

Fri, Oct 20 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - At Ticketfly or pay at the door - Tickets
The band's recent disc, "Duende," is a stylistically diverse effort that takes a leap beyond their last, more acoustic, introspective effort with an eclectic batch of material that shows where The Band of Heathens has been, but more importantly, where they are going. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Peter Case, Terry White (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 21 2017, 8:00pm - $15 - 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. Sponsored by Hopewell Brewing.

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Junior Brown

Sat, Oct 21 2017, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
Music that combines the soul of country and the spirit of rock 'n' roll. Doors open at 7 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Oct 22 2017, 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, Oct 24 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Oct 25 2017, 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, Oct 25 2017, 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

Thu, Oct 26 2017, 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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Expo '76 (SideBar)

Thu, Oct 26 2017, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $5 Brickstone APA pints!

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-8

Fri, Oct 27 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-8 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Oct 27 2017, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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NRBQ

Fri, Oct 27 2017, 9:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 day of show - Tickets
The legendary band always a FitzGerald favorite! Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Closed for a Private Party

Sat, Oct 28 2017, 5:00pm

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Ghosts Of Rock Stars Past Halloween Costume Party & Lip-Sync Battle

Sat, Oct 28 2017, 7:30pm - $10 - At the door only
A tribute to the late Eric Brightfield who brought this fun Halloween show to FitzGerald's for many years. Now his friends bring it back. This is the best in Halloween fun. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jazz Consortium Big Band

Sun, Oct 29 2017, 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, Oct 31 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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November


The Nadas, Tom Fuller Band

Thu, Nov 02 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Iowa’s signature alt-rock-country band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cold Hard Cash

Fri, Nov 03 2017, 8:30pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
The Cold Hard Cash Show is an original and innovative tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three! Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Bad Examples; Billy Prine Band

Sat, Nov 04 2017, 8:30pm - $15

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James McMurtry, Max Gomez

Sat, Nov 11 2017, 8:30pm - $25 - Tickets
“James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation” —Stephen King Doors open at 7 pm.

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Front Country, Growler

Wed, Nov 15 2017, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
“Front Country blend everything from high-lonesome mountain music to new-wave power pop, newgrass picking, oldgrass harmonies, and just plain glorious musicality. This is Americana at its best: music with deep roots and wide-ranging vision” - Popatunes Doors open at 7 pm.

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Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles featuring Eric Ambel

Thu, Nov 16 2017, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Rock 'n' roll with two FitzGerald favorites -- and hey, it's Lagunitas Pint Night! $5 pints of Lagunitas IPA and you keep the souvenir glass!

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Jim Lauderdale, Matthew Francis Andersen (CD release)

Fri, Nov 17 2017, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at the door - Tickets
Throughout his three-decade career, Jim Lauderdale has helped pave the way for the current Americana movement, recording albums and writing songs that cross genres from country, rock, folk and bluegrass. Plus a CD release opening set by a local favorite. THIS IS A SIT DOWN SHOW. EVERYONE WHO PURCHASES A TICKET WILL GET A SEAT. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry Benefit with St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Sat, Nov 18 2017, 6:30pm - $175, includes appetizers and drinks (beer, wine, and signature coctail) - Tickets
Alabama soul at this fall's benefit for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

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Fletcher Rockwell

Wed, Nov 22 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Fletcher Rockwell’s latest release, "Urban Heartland," finds the band conjuring the spirit of a bygone era. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Nov 25 2017, 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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December


Ron and Naomi's Christmas Special

Thu, Dec 07 2017, 8:00pm - TBA
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Toronzo Cannon

Fri, Dec 08 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale Sept. 29 - Tickets
The Chicago bluesman with his blistering guitar work and soul-baring vocals. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cash Box Kings, The Jimmys

Thu, Dec 28 2017, 7:30pm - $10 - On sale Sept. 29 - Tickets
Tough, real deal classic Chicago blues. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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February


4th Annual Washington Island Fish Boil Festival

Sat, Feb 03 2018, 3:30pm - TBA
An authentic Door County fresh whitefish boil. Music with Fiddlers Green Jam Session in the SideBar Music Room and the Island All-Stars in the club. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

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