September


Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 16 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Anne Hills (CD release)

Wed, Sep 17 2014, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Anne Hills celebrates the release of her new CD, "Tracks," a collection of train-inspired songs including originals and covers of songs by Steve Goodman and Michael Smith.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Sep 17 2014, 8:00pm - $5 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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Axes of Evil featuring Chris Neville, David Blamires and Jon Paul in the SideBar

Thu, Sep 18 2014, 9:00pm - Free
A hit parade of songs from the '70s-today.

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Oak Park School of Rock presents Woodstock

Fri, Sep 19 2014, 7:00pm - $10 in advance; $12 at the door - Tickets
Students perform music from Woodstock. (Come for the School of Rock show and stay for Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts at no extra charge.)

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Sep 19 2014, 9:00pm - $10
An army of guitar players — bring your instrument and join in!

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Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Fri, Sep 19 2014, 9:45pm - $10 - On sale Sept. 5 - Tickets
Beatles-esque Cosmic Americana from Milwaukee! (Come for the School of Rock show at 7 pm and stay for this show at no extra charge.)

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Jesse Dee; The Velvet Jimis

Sat, Sep 20 2014, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Blue-eyed soul explored and updated. Plus a mix of soul, funk and hip-hop.

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Oak Park School of Rock presents Woodstock

Sun, Sep 21 2014, 1:00pm - $10 in advance; $12 at the door - Tickets
Students perform the greatest hits from Woodstock Music Festival.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Sep 21 2014, 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, Sep 21 2014, 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 Club (New Night)

Tue, Sep 23 2014, 8:00pm - Free
New night for performances in the club. Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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SideBar Sessions with Chris Madsen Quartet

Wed, Sep 24 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic/Electric Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Expo '76 (Club)

Wed, Sep 24 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Sponsored by Argus Brewery.

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Slaid Cleaves

Thu, Sep 25 2014, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The Texas singer-songwriter digs into his impressive songbook, including tunes from his recent album "Still Fighting the War." (This is a seated show in the club.)

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Country Night in Berwyn with John Ballentyne's Crazy Heart, Blue Lorraine and Jacque Judy (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 25 2014, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo!

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 26 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll, last Friday of every month.

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Waco Brothers, The Dyes

Fri, Sep 26 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale Sept. 5 - Tickets
The Wacos return with their loud, energizing collision of punk and country. Plus inspired rock with rockabilly undertones from The Dyes. On sale Sept. 5 at the club and TicketWeb.

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CLUB CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

Sat, Sep 27 2014, 5:00pm

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Dream of Life: A Springsteen 65th Birthday Bash Tribute with Bucky Halker and Friends (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Sep 27 2014, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An acoustic celebration of the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Sep 28 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 30 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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October


SideBar Sessions with Alyssa Algood Quartet

Wed, Oct 01 2014, 8:00pm - $5 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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Don Harmon: The Special Session

Thu, Oct 02 2014, 7:34pm - $100
A fundraiser for Senator Don Harmon.

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Petra's Recession Seven (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Oct 02 2014, 8:00pm - $10
Chicago style swing and trad jazz with a group of veteran players. Now on the first Thursday of the month.

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Oktoberfest with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Red Elvises and Kory Quinn

Fri, Oct 03 2014, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Celebrate Oktoberfest the FitzGerald's way with an evening of western swing, rockabilly, traditional country and good ole rock 'n' roll.

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CLUB CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

Sat, Oct 04 2014, 5:00pm

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Animal Care League presents Barktoberfest (SideBar)

Sat, Oct 04 2014, 7:00pm - $65 in advance to Sept. 27; $75 at the door - Tickets
Celebrate fall at this benefit to raise money for homeless animals.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Oct 05 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with NIA Quintet

Wed, Oct 08 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Steve Wynn (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Oct 10 2014, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
"The ex-Dream Syndicate frontman's a veritable Ph.D. of timeless rock songcraft" - Chicago Tribune

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Pat McLaughlin Band with Jamie McLaughlin

Sat, Oct 11 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale Aug. 22 - Tickets
Two McLaughlins for the price of one! A FitzGerald favorite returns with a band featuring his son, 15-year-old son on guitar, as well as two veteran Nashville players — Greg Morrow (drums) and Dave Roe (upright bass).

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Oct 12 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Music in the Club! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with New Standard Quintet

Wed, Oct 15 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Story Slam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Oct 16 2014, 7:00pm - $50 - Tickets
Stories of travel, adventure, mishap and discovery!

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Curtis McMurtry (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Oct 17 2014, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
The son of James McMurtry makes his FitzGerald's debut! One day you'll boast you saw him in this intimate setting.

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The Zimmermen with guest Michael McDermott

Fri, Oct 17 2014, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Two sets featuring the music of Bob Dylan.

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Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson

Sat, Oct 18 2014, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
The World's #1 Instrumental Combo teams up with the roots-music legend playing material from their new album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits."

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Kids Rockin' Costume Party featuring Los Straitjackets with Deke Dickerson

Sun, Oct 19 2014, 11:00am - $25 for adults; $5 for 12 and under - Tickets
All proceeds to benefit Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Oct 19 2014, 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, Oct 19 2014, 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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Shout Section Big Band

Wed, Oct 22 2014, 7:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club.

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SideBar Sessions with Marshall Vente Octet

Wed, Oct 22 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown

Fri, Oct 24 2014, 8:00pm - $25 - Tickets
The British blues legends celebrate the release of "Goin' To The Delta." The album has reached #5 on Billboard Blues Chart, #2 on The Roots Report Chart and #1 on Amazon Blues sales chart.

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Charlie Parr (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 25 2014, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
A rising singer-songwriter from Austin -- Minnesota!! Advance tickets on sale at Ticketfly only.

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Oktoberfest with Ed Wagner's Lustige Blaskapelle

Sun, Oct 26 2014, 12:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door - Tickets
Oktoberfest Polka Party!

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Oct 26 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Tim McNamara/Ellen Germaine Group

Wed, Oct 29 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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November


Heartsfield

Sat, Nov 01 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Up-tempo, foot-stompin’ country music!

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Savoy Family Cajun Band

Sun, Nov 02 2014, 7:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Classic Cajun music from Louisiana.

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Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

Fri, Nov 07 2014, 9:00pm - $15 in advance; $18 at the door - Tickets
A FitzGerald's favorite - incredible live show! Chuck celebrates the release of his fine new disc, "Night Surfer." Advance tickets strongly recommended.

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Deacon Blues featuring Howard Levy with special guest Chuck Webb

Sat, Nov 15 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The premier STEELY DAN tribute experience. Tonight featuring some special guests.

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