March


Petra's Recession Seven

Thu, Mar 05 2015, 7:30pm - $10
Chicago style swing and trad jazz with a group of veteran players.

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The Fat Babies, Tuba Skinny

Fri, Mar 06 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Chicago style hot jazz plus a New Orleans young ensemble with a sound that ranges from trad jazz to spirituals to Depression-era blues.

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Robert Rolfe Feddersen (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 06 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Americana singer-songwriter tackles songs of the working class.

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Randall Bramblett, Colin Gilmore Band

Sat, Mar 07 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Soulful Southern soul plus second generation roots rock.

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Chi-Town Jazz Festival with Stephanie Browning, Ian Torres, Glenbrook South Jazz Ensembles and Scat That!

Sun, Mar 08 2015, 6:00pm - $20
Jazz in the club with proceeds going to hunger relief. Doors open at 5 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Mar 10 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Mar 10 2015, 8:00pm - $10
An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with featured storytellers, open stage to the public and musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. Tonight's theme song: "Vehicle" by Ides of March.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 11 2015, 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, Mar 11 2015, 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 Singer Spotlight

Wed, Mar 11 2015, 8:00pm - $8
Chicagoland's premier showcase for amateur vocal talent. See these singers before they become stars!

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Catholic Charities St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Thu, Mar 12 2015, 6:30pm - $50 to March 9; $60 after March 9 and at the door
An event benefiting Catholic Charties New Hope Housing Program for Homeless Families.

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Bobby Bare Jr. (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Mar 12 2015, 8:00pm - $12 - Tickets
A solo acoustic show by the Nashville singer-songwriter.

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Green Mile Roosevelt Road Pub Crawl

Fri, Mar 13 2015, 5:00pm - $10 for a wristband - Tickets
Join us for a night of music and pre-St. Pat's fun! Buy a wristband for drink specials, access to the trolley that will travel the street, free music and more!

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Fred Eaglesmith's Traveling Steam Show plus Tif Ginn

Fri, Mar 13 2015, 6:00pm - $20 - Tickets
There's never a dull moment on stage when Fred comes to town.

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24th Street Wailers (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 13 2015, 8:30pm - $5 suggested donation
Discover the roots of blues, gospel and R&B in the music of this Canadian band. Tonight the Wailers (8:30 & 10:30 pm) trade sets with Expo '76 (9:30 & 11:30 pm).

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Red Elvises

Fri, Mar 13 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Rock From Russia With Love!

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Expo '76 (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 13 2015, 9:30pm - $5 suggested donation
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Tonight Expo '76 (9:30 & 11:30 pm) trades sets with the 24th Street Wailers (8:30 & 10:30 pm).

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St. Patrick's Day Festival

Sat, Mar 14 2015, 1:00pm - $15, $5 (12 and under) - Adult tickets on sale Feb. 27 - Tickets
Join us for our 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. This is a day for the whole family and all ages are invited.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners plus Andrew High School Jazz Band

Sun, Mar 15 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Mar 15 2015, 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Mar 17 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 18 2015, 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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Jazz Community Big Band with guest vocalist Ava Logan

Wed, Mar 18 2015, 7:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Music in the Club!

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner Trio

Wed, Mar 18 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Sons of the New Amish, Dukes & Pearls, Allegra Malone

Thu, Mar 19 2015, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists.

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American English

Fri, Mar 20 2015, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Chicago's #1 Beatles Tribute Band.

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Innerspice (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 20 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Rock 'n' roll songs that tell stories.

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Nikki Hill

Sat, Mar 21 2015, 9:00pm - $35 - Tickets
Sizzling live show by a new soul sensation! Concert to benefit the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, and Skrine Chops will be grilling! (not included in ticket price) Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets only.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Mar 22 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Mar 24 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 25 2015, 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 Brienn Perry Quartet

Wed, Mar 25 2015, 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 Hodie Snitch, The Country Doctors, Gin Palace Jesters (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Mar 26 2015, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo!

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Deke Dickerson, The Modern Sounds, The Dyes

Thu, Mar 26 2015, 8:00pm - $12 - On sale Feb. 27 - Tickets
The roots music legend returns for a show backed by The Modern Sounds. Plus Chicago's The Dyes open.

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An Evening with Los Lobos

Fri, Mar 27 2015, 9:00pm - $75 - Tickets
WXRT and FitzGerald's present this legendary band in a rare roadhouse setting.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 27 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll, last Friday of every month.

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Catherine's Night – The COT Benefit

Sat, Mar 28 2015, 7:00pm - $60 - Tickets
All proceeds go to the Catherine O’Connor Trage Literacy Program at Misericordia Heart of Mercy.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Mar 28 2015, 9:00pm - $10
An army of guitar players — bring your instrument and join in!

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An Evening with Los Lobos

Sun, Mar 29 2015, 8:00pm - $75 - Ticketweb ONLY - Tickets
WXRT and FitzGerald's present this legendary band in a rare roadhouse setting.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Mar 31 2015, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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April


SideBar Sessions with New Standard Quintet

Wed, Apr 01 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Petra's Recession Seven

Thu, Apr 02 2015, 7:30pm - $10
Chicago style swing and trad jazz with a group of veteran players.

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Wyatt Lowe & the Mayhem Kings; Chicago Blues Angels

Fri, Apr 03 2015, 9:00pm - $8
A new generation of rockabilly.

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Trout Steak Revival, The Leadfoot Band

Sat, Apr 04 2015, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale at TicketFly only - Tickets
Buzz is big on this Emmy-winning bluegrass band, who were also the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival competition winners. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Tickets available at TicketFly only; none will be sold at the club.

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Easter - Club and SideBar Closed

Sun, Apr 05 2015, 5:00pm

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Apr 08 2015, 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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Deacon Blues featuring Billy Branch

Fri, Apr 10 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The premier STEELY DAN tribute experience with special guest Billy Branch.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band plus Concordia University Jazz Ensemble

Sun, Apr 12 2015, 5:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Apr 14 2015, 8:00pm - $10
An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with featured storytellers, open stage to the public and musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. Tonight's theme song: "A Fool's Regret" by Cathy Richardson.

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Jazz Community Big Band

Wed, Apr 15 2015, 7:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Music in the Club!

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner Trio

Wed, Apr 15 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Prevail Benefit: Songs of Hope with Don Stiernberg Trio

Thu, Apr 16 2015, 7:00pm - $35 in advance, $40 at the door - Tickets
A benefit for Prevail, an organization that provides services to individuals and families facing financial crisis.

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Dustbowl Revival

Sat, Apr 18 2015, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
A California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail.

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Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Sun, Apr 19 2015, 1:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Come on out for this matinee show for an early dose of western swing, rockabilly, traditional country and good ole rock 'n' roll. There'll be after brunch appetizers for purchase from Sergio's Place plus a Bloody Mary bar.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Apr 19 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Apr 19 2015, 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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SideBar Sessions with Brienn Perry Quartet

Wed, Apr 22 2015, 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 Schwag: A Grateful Dead Experience

Thu, Apr 23 2015, 9:00pm - $10 advance, $13 at the door - Tickets
The vibe and music of the legendary band. Presented by NTL Productions and Harmonica Dunn.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Apr 24 2015, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll, last Friday of every month.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Apr 26 2015, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Steve Duke Trio

Wed, Apr 29 2015, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9).

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May


Southern Culture on the Skids

Wed, May 06 2015, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
Crazy fun rock show! Advance tickets strongly recommended.

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An Evening with Tom Russell

Fri, May 08 2015, 8:00pm - $28 in advance, $30 at the door - Tickets
Tom Russell celebrates the release of his new album, “The Rose of Roscrae” in this 2-set show. THIS IS A SEATED SHOW IN THE CLUB. EVERYONE WITH A TICKET WILL GET A SEAT; FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

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Heartsfield

Sat, May 09 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale March 6 - Tickets
Up-tempo, foot-stompin’ country music!

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John Fullbright plus Hardin Burns

Fri, May 15 2015, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
A FitzGerald favorite returns with a trio for what's sure to be a great show. Get your tickets now.

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American Aquarium

Sat, May 23 2015, 9:00pm - $12 advance, $15 at the door - On sale March 6 - Tickets
The roots-rockers tour behind their new album "Wolves."

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Chevere

Sat, May 30 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale March 6 - Tickets
Latin, jazz, funk and blues from one of Chicago's hottest bands.

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June


Sonny Landreth

Fri, Jun 05 2015, 9:00pm - $20 advance, $25 at the door - On sale March 6 - Tickets
The first of a two night stand with the great Louisiana guitarist who's touring behind his new album, "Bound By the Blues."

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Sonny Landreth

Sat, Jun 06 2015, 9:00pm - $20 advance, $25 at the door - On sale March 6 - Tickets
WXRT and FitzGerald's present the second of a two night stand by the great Louisiana guitarist who's touring behind his new album, "Bound By the Blues."

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Tim Menard & Friends

Fri, Jun 12 2015, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A gathering of some of Chicago's best musicians for a roots, rock and rhythm retrospective.

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