January


Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Jan 24 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jan 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 Chris White Duo

Wed, Jan 25 2017, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Country Night in Berwyn

Thu, Jan 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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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-7

Fri, Jan 27 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-7 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Rico Birthday Bash

Fri, Jan 27 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Come dance the night away at Ricky's (Rico's) Birthday Bash -- Classic Rock, Soul & Funk. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Rented Mules (SideBar)

Fri, Jan 27 2017, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
CANNONBALL taking January off, and in their place we have local favorites The Rented Mules!

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Polyrhythmic

Sat, Jan 28 2017, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
An evening of jazz featuring Greg Spero (piano), Mike Mitchell (drums), Hadrien Feraud (bass) and Dario Chiazzolino (guitar). Doors open at 7 pm.

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Polyrhythmic

Sun, Jan 29 2017, 1:00pm - $10, $2 for students with ID - At the door only
An afternoon show to introduce the next thing in jazz to students. Polyrhythmic is Greg Spero (piano), Mike Mitchell (drums), Hadrien Feraud (bass) and Dario Chiazzolino (guitar). Doors open at noon.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Jan 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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Ralph Covert's Songwritng Class Show

Tue, Jan 31 2017, 7:30pm - No cover
Performing on the big stage.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jan 31 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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February


Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Feb 01 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, Feb 01 2017, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles plus Eric Ambel

Thu, Feb 02 2017, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Two sets -- Sarah's band will back Eric and then Eric plays in Sarah's band.

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-7

Fri, Feb 03 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-7 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Cathy Richardson Band

Fri, Feb 03 2017, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter with the powerful, soulful voice. Doors open at 7 pm.

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3rd Annual Washington Island Fish Boil Festival

Sat, Feb 04 2017, 3:30pm - $15 festival admission; fish boil dinner an additional $17; bratwurst dinner an additional $12 - Tickets
An authentic Door County fresh whitefish boil (including fish, potatoes, cole slaw, dessert), a bratwurst dinner (and vegetarian fare) for those who don't want fish (no advance tickets for the brat and vegetarian just pay when you buy) and music with Fiddlers Green Jam Session in the SideBar Music Room and the Island All-Stars in the club. Sponsored by Leinenkugel Brewing and Death's Door Gin.

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Bluesday Tuesday with Marty Sammon & Giles Corey

Tue, Feb 07 2017, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening with Buddy Guy's keyboard player. This is the best blues bargain in town — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show dedicated to the blues. Plus Tom "Festival" Cimms will be cooking up his Louisiana specialties for purchase. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Feb 07 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Feb 08 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 Quartet

Wed, Feb 08 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!

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Exposure Local Music Showcase

Thu, Feb 09 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 5-7

Fri, Feb 10 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-7 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

Fri, Feb 10 2017, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $5 Brickstone APA pints! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Sat, Feb 11 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Funky, lyrically charged racket that sits comfortably with soulful sounds. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band, Downers Grove North High School Jazz Band

Sun, Feb 12 2017, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 4:30 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Feb 14 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Feb 14 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. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Feb 15 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 Swing Dance Night with Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders Big Band

Wed, Feb 15 2017, 7:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Break out those dancing shoes and come out and swing dance to the music of the APOL Orchestra.

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SideBar Sessions with Brian Gephardt Group

Wed, Feb 15 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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The Cactus Blossoms

Thu, Feb 16 2017, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The Minneapolis brothers put their own spin on classic two-part harmonies. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-7

Fri, Feb 17 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-7 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Bono Bros Band, Fran Banish Band

Fri, Feb 17 2017, 8:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door - Tickets
Local favorite the Bono Bros at 8 pm followed by their very special guest blues-rock guitar legend Fran Banish at 10:15 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts

Sat, Feb 18 2017, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
The singer-songwriter returns with his signature blend of rock and soul. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Feb 18 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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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners, Addison Trail High School Jazz Band

Sun, Feb 19 2017, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 4:30 pm.

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Feb 19 2017, 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

Tue, Feb 21 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Feb 22 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 Marshall Vente Octet

Wed, Feb 22 2017, 6:00pm - $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, Feb 23 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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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-7

Fri, Feb 24 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-7 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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C.J. Cheneir & the Red Hot Louisana Band

Fri, Feb 24 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Sizzling zydeco to warm up a winter evening! Plus Tom "Festival" Cimms will be cooking up his Louisiana specialties for purchase. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Feb 24 2017, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll!

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The Legacy Guild Spring Fundraiser featuring Mike Dangeroux Band

Sat, Feb 25 2017, 7:00pm - TBA - Tickets
From 7 pm-midnight, a rockin’ evening featuring the Mike Dangeroux Band. Tonight's MC is Blackhawk great Troy Murray. Funds raised will go toward college scholarships for local high school students who have lost a parent.

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After Brunch Bash with The Teflons and Sunnyside Up

Sun, Feb 26 2017, 1:00pm - $12 for adults; $4 for kids - Tickets
Bluegrass, swing, country plus a family barn dance. (Adult tickets are on sale at the club and TicketWeb; for children just pay at the door.) Capri will be serving if you're still hungry! Doors open at 12:15.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Feb 26 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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Jambalaya Cook-Off with Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Mon, Feb 27 2017, 7:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Free tastings! Beads and hurricanes! The crowning of our Jambalaya winner plus two sets by Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Fat Tuesday Party with Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Tue, Feb 28 2017, 6:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Fat Tuesday party with music, food (Louisiana specialties by Tom "Festival" Cimms), hurricanes and beads beads beads! The evening begins with Tom Marker (WDCB & XRT) spinning Crescent City classics at 7 pm followed by Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience at 8:30 pm. Tom "Festival" Cimms’ cooks up his Louisiana specialties for purchase. Sponsored by Abita beer. Doors open at 7 pm. Sponsored by Abita beer. Doors open at 7 pm.

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March


The Giving Trio (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 03 2017, 8:30am - Free
Chicago-based jazz group with a style and sound reminiscent of late 50's and 60's cool-jazz and pop music.

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American English

Fri, Mar 03 2017, 9:00pm - $12 - On sale Jan. 27 - Tickets
Chicago's #1 Beatles Tribute Band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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24th Street Wailers (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 10 2017, 9:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Don’t miss this real deal Rock n’ Roll band. All Killer, No Filler!

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Tuba Skinny

Sat, Mar 11 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—Tuba Skinny;s sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Red Elvises

Fri, Mar 31 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Rock From Russia With Love! Doors open at 7 pm.

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April


Brave Combo

Fri, Apr 14 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Polka, Cha-Cha, Hokey Pokey and more -- Brave Combo had to cancel their annual December show and want to make it up to you now! Will Frosty make an appearance? Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Iguanas

Sat, Apr 15 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Deep grooves and Tex/Mex funk from New Orleans. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jenny Bienemann (CD release)

Fri, Apr 21 2017, 7:30pm - $10 - At the door only
The Chicago singer-songwriter celebrates the release of her new disc, "Every Soul Grows to the Light." Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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May


Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Sarah Borges

Sat, May 06 2017, 9:00pm - $25 - Tickets
THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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June


FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Fri, Jun 30 2017, 4:00pm - TBA
We're working on it! Stay tuned for details.

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July


FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 01 2017, 1:00pm - TBA
We're working on it! Stay tuned for details.

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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Sun, Jul 02 2017, 1:00pm - TBA
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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Mon, Jul 03 2017, 4:00pm - TBA
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