June


Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Jun 28 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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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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FitzGerald's 35th American Music Festival

Thu, Jun 30 2016, 5:45pm - $25 - Tickets
Our 35th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ! Today doors open at 4:30 pm.

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July


FitzGerald's 35th American Music Festival

Fri, Jul 01 2016, 5:00pm - $30 - Tickets
Our 35th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ! Today doors open at 4:30 pm.

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FitzGerald's 35th American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 02 2016, 1:30pm - $35 - Tickets
Our 35th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ! Today doors open at 1 pm. Also tonight from 9-11 pm, our pal Dave Hoekstra will broadcast his WGN-AM radio show, Nocturnal Journal, live from the festival.

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FitzGerald's 35th American Music Festival

Sun, Jul 03 2016, 1:30pm - $50 - Tickets
Our 35th festival, with over 40 bands on three stages, festival tents with seating and Festival Tom's good Cajun/American BBQ! Today doors open at 1 pm.

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Bluesday Tuesday with Corey Dennison Band

Tue, Jul 05 2016, 7:00pm - $10 - At th 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 05 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Jeannie Lambert & Judy Roberts

Wed, Jul 06 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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The Amazing Heeby Jeebys and Them Guilty Aces

Thu, Jul 07 2016, 8:30pm - $10
Rockabilly at its very best!

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The Revelers

Fri, Jul 08 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - 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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Cliff Johnson & the Raine, Kevin Lee & the Kings

Sat, Jul 09 2016, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Power pop that you won't soon forget! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bitters (SideBar)

Sat, Jul 09 2016, 9:30pm - FREE - just hit the tip jar!
A night of jazz, funk, blues and more.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Jul 10 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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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Jul 12 2016, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 12 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Housing Forward Trivia Night Benefit

Wed, Jul 13 2016, 7:00pm - $35 - Tickets
Compete to defeat homelessness. Winners take home the satisfaction of victory and a really big trophy. Includes professional Trivia Master, food and drink for your team of up to six people. Start studying now!

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Collective

Wed, Jul 13 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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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Toni Fountain, Pipes, Jazz Robots

Thu, Jul 14 2016, 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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CLOSED FOR POST-FEST VACATION!

Fri, Jul 15 2016, 12:00am
Taking a breather this weekend. Clulb and SideBar both closed. Thanks to all who came out for the Fest!

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CLOSED FOR POST-FEST VACATION!

Sat, Jul 16 2016, 12:00am
Taking a breather this weekend. Clulb and SideBar both closed. Thanks to all who came out for the Fest!

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CLOSED FOR POST-FEST VACATION!

Sun, Jul 17 2016, 6:00pm
Taking a breather this weekend. Clulb and SideBar both closed. Thanks to all who came out for the Fest!

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Open mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 19 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Bill Overton Quartet

Wed, Jul 20 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Country Night in Berwyn

Thu, Jul 21 2016, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo!

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Expo '76

Fri, Jul 22 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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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Jul 22 2016, 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!

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Sleepy LaBeef with the Chris Casello Trio

Sat, Jul 23 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale July 1 - Tickets
A legendary rock pioneer whose live performances retain the raw power of his rockabilly roots. Tonight he's backed by the Chris Casello Trio -- two sets. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ron Lazzeretti & Naomi Ashley (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Jul 23 2016, 9:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of songs with Ron Lazzeretti and Naomi Ashley who are backed by indubitable musicians Andon Davis, Michael Krayniak, Paul Bivans and Isaac Lyons. Doors open at 8 pm.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, Jul 24 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, Jul 26 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Chicago Jazz with Brienn Perry

Wed, Jul 27 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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The Baseball Project, The Wooldridge Brothers

Thu, Jul 28 2016, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Gutterball), The Baseball Project began as a way for a couple of fans to pay musical tribute to our national pastime and has since blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right. Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Closed for a Private Party

Fri, Jul 29 2016, 5:00pm

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Cannonball & Friends Unplugged (Club)

Fri, Jul 29 2016, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
A night of acoustic singer / songwriters including members of Cannonball plus Matthew Francis Andersen and special guest Josh Harty. Doors open at 8 pm.

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The Belvederes

Sat, Jul 30 2016, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale June 24 - Tickets
One of our favorite local roots-rock bands. Doors open at 7 pm.

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No Big Band Jazz Tonight

Sun, Jul 31 2016, 6:00pm

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Chrissy Johnson (CD release), Steve Dawson, Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Jul 31 2016, 7:30pm - $10 - On sale June 24 - Tickets
A CD release party for Chrissy Johnson's new collection of songs, "Arms of July." Plus roots rock from Rachel Drew and her band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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August


SideBar Sessions with Jeannie Lambert & Judy Roberts

Wed, Aug 03 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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Club Closed for a Wedding

Fri, Aug 05 2016, 5:00pm

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Those Darn Accordions, The Polkaholics

Sat, Aug 06 2016, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Squeezebox wizards! Plus polka with a punk edge! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band, After School Matters Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 07 2016, 5:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 4 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Collective

Wed, Aug 10 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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Club Closed for a Private Party

Sat, Aug 13 2016, 5:00pm

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Rob Parton Chicago All-Star Reunion Big Band

Sun, Aug 14 2016, 6:30pm - $15, $5 (17 & under) - Tickets
Performing straight ahead big band jazz. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5:30 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Aug 17 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Dolly Varden, Phil Angotti & Friends

Fri, Aug 19 2016, 8:30pm - $12 - On sale June 24 - Tickets
A great evening of roots rock and power pop. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Aug 20 2016, 5:00pm

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 21 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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Chicago Jazz with Brienn Perry

Wed, Aug 24 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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Ronnie Baker Brooks

Sat, Aug 27 2016, 9:00pm - $20 - On sale July 1 - Tickets
The blues guitar hero with his band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, Aug 28 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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September


The Band of Heathens

Sat, Sep 17 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - At Ticketfly only - Tickets
The Austin, Texas-based band presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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