July


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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SideBar Opens Tonight at 6:30 pm

Sat, Jul 30 2016, 6:30pm

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The Belvederes, Bart Alonzo

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

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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 - 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 and a short set by Steve Dawson. Doors to the bar room open at 6 pm; doors to the music room open at 7 pm.

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August


Bluesday Tuesday with Guy King

Tue, Aug 02 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 02 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 03 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, 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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Beer Tasting - Around The Bend Brewery

Fri, Aug 05 2016, 7:00pm - Free
Come to the SideBar and sample the lastest beers from Chicago's Around The Bend Craft Brewery from 7-8pm. No charge, just bring your thirst and stay for Eastern Kentucky singer/songwriter Eddy Green!

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Eddy Green (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 05 2016, 8:30pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Eddy’s music fuses a kaleidoscopic brand of songwriting/playing that is uniquely his own.

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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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 09 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Aug 09 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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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 10 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 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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Cha Wa

Thu, Aug 11 2016, 8:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar! - Tickets
A free show under the stars! The Mardi Gras Indian funk band honed its explosive sound in clubs and festivals around the Crescent City.

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The Signigicant Others (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 12 2016, 8:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Jenny and Robin Biennemann and Jodi and Dave Walker form a quartet of nimble guitars and soaring harmonies.

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Annika Chambers

Fri, Aug 12 2016, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A night of sizzling blues with this up-and-coming artist from Houston. Doors open at 7 pm.

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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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 16 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 17 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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Ralph Covert's Student Show

Wed, Aug 17 2016, 7:00pm

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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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Michele Malone (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Aug 19 2016, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
“Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress” (Guitar World) Doors open at 7 pm.

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Dolly Varden, Phil Angotti & Friends

Fri, Aug 19 2016, 8:30pm - $12 - 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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Expo '76 (SideBar)

Sat, Aug 20 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!

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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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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Aug 23 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 24 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, 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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Country Night in Berwyn with Hope Rose, Clark Paterson

Thu, Aug 25 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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Ian Leith and the Dozen Buzzin' Cousins (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 26 2016, 9:00pm - 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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Ronnie Baker Brooks

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

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Limited Edition 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 30 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 31 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 Alyssa Algood Quartet

Wed, Aug 31 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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September


Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Jay O'Rourke & Friends

Sat, Sep 03 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening with two artists who have left their mark on the Chicago music scene. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Dave Specter Blues Bands with guests Jimmy Johnson and Brother John Kattke

Tue, Sep 06 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 CAPRI, available when doors open at 6 pm and throughout the evening.

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Sondorgo

Thu, Sep 15 2016, 8:00pm - $15 - On sale July 29 - Tickets
Söndörgő is one of the most active and interesting world music groups in Hungary. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Nikki Lane

Fri, Sep 16 2016, 8:30pm - $15 in advance; $20 at the door - At TicketFly only - Tickets
A modern-day Wanda Jackson presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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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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Nikki Hill

Fri, Sep 23 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Sizzling live show by a new soul sensation! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Deacon Blues Anniversary Show

Sat, Sep 24 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale July 29 - Tickets
“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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Presidential Debate 2016

Mon, Sep 26 2016, 8:00pm - No cover
It's gonna be huuuge!The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live from Hofstra University. We'll have it on three screens in the club, SideBar and tent.

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October


Slaid Cleaves (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 08 2016, 8:30pm - $20 - On sale July 29 - Tickets
The Texas singer-songwriter digs into his impressive songbook. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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WiFEE and the HUZz BAND

Fri, Oct 14 2016, 10:00pm - $12 - On sale July 29 - Tickets
Vocalists Ruby James and Stephen Cooper front this ten piece powerhouse with a full horn section and a smokin' rhythm section that will take you back to the glory days of Motown while being on the forefront of today's cutting edge. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Shinyribs

Fri, Oct 21 2016, 9:00pm - $20 - On sale July 29 - Tickets
A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Sat, Oct 29 2016, 9:00pm - $15- On sale July 29 - Tickets
Since forming in 1988, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have emerged as one of the world's most respected practitioners of American roots music.

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