November


John Hiatt, Andrew Ripp (SOLD OUT)

Fri, Nov 21 2014, 8:00pm - SOLD OUT
A benefit for the Oak Park Food Pantry.

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Kevin Gordon Band (SideBar)

Fri, Nov 21 2014, 10:30pm - $10 - Tickets
SideBar is closed until 9:30 pm when doors will open for the Kevin Gordon Band who go on at 10:30 pm for two sets. Anyone at the Oak Park Food Pantry benefit with John Hiatt tonight in the club get in free with wristband to this after party show. For others, admission is $10.

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Friar Fest 2014

Sat, Nov 22 2014, 6:30pm - $75 in advance; $100 at the door - Tickets
Featuring a performance by jazz great Ramsey Lewis!

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Nov 23 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the Club (New Night)

Tue, Nov 25 2014, 8:00pm - Free
New night for performances in the club. Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Nov 26 2014, 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, Nov 26 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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The 7th Annual Black(out) Wednesday with The Shams Band and Ryan Joseph Anderson

Wed, Nov 26 2014, 9:00pm - $8 - Tickets
Rock 'n' roll with a banjo. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Tickets available at Ticketfly only.

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Thanksgiving Day (Club Closed)

Thu, Nov 27 2014, 5:00pm
Happy Thanksgiving! Check out this video for Bill FitzGerald's instruction on how to grill a turkey. Quite informative! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR7vG7Ij4_I

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Speed4Sarah: ALS Fundraiser

Fri, Nov 28 2014, 7:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Fall Fundraiser Concert & Silent Auction In Support of Young Faces of ALS. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Tickets available at TicketFly only.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Nov 28 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll, last Friday of every month.

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Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Ron Lazzeretti & Friends

Sat, Nov 29 2014, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Beatles-esque Cosmic Americana from Milwaukee! Ron and his musician pals open the show.

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Nov 30 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Music in the Club! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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December


Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 02 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Dec 03 2014, 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 New Standard Quintet

Wed, Dec 03 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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Ron and Naomi's Christmas Special

Thu, Dec 04 2014, 8:00pm - $10
A good old-fashioned salute to the holidays with The Longfellow Larks, John Claxton, "Candy" Cayne Collier and more!

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Oak Park & River Forest High School Ireland 2015 Fundraiser (SideBar)

Thu, Dec 04 2014, 8:00pm - $30 at the door
Help send OPRF students to Ireland to study James Joyce at University College Dublin.

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The Beatle Brothers

Fri, Dec 05 2014, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An evening of songs made famous by the Fab Four.

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Expo '76

Fri, Dec 05 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and more!

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Jenny Bienemann and Friends (SideBar & SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Dec 06 2014, 6:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An evening of music with some great local performers.

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Chris and Heather's Everything BUT Country Calendar Show

Sat, Dec 06 2014, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams are back this year to celebrate "Heather's Lil' Everything BUT Country Calendar" with a live show featuring 12 different acts covering the legends of jazz, soul, rock, folk, pop and punk.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band Christmas Show; Oak Park/River Forest High School Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 07 2014, 5:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Christmas with a visit from Santa at 6 pm. Fun for the whole family.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 09 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Dec 09 2014, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
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: "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music."

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Dec 10 2014, 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 NIA Quintet

Wed, Dec 10 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Seven Generations Ahead Benefit Concert

Thu, Dec 11 2014, 7:00pm - $75 at the door, $100 at the door - Tickets
Good times, good tunes, good cause! A benefit for Seven Generations Ahead, an organization promoting sustainable and healthy communities.

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The Bad Examples

Fri, Dec 12 2014, 9:00pm - $10 in advance; $12 at the door - Tickets
The return of Chicago's best bar band! Plus tonight the Windy City Paddy Wagon will be serving up it's gourmet burgers for purchase.

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Brave Combo Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Sat, Dec 13 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Polka, Cha-Cha, Hokey Pokey and more -- one of the highlights of our holiday season and anniversary celebration!

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Dec 14 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Jon Dee Graham, Jon Langford, Mike June

Tue, Dec 16 2014, 8:00pm - $15 - On sale Oct. 31 - Tickets
The two Jons return for an evening of excellent music! Mike June opens. Tickets on sale Oct. 31 at the club and TicketWeb.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

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

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Dec 17 2014, 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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Rob Parton Big Band with vocalist Leslie Buekleman; Riverside-Brookside High School Jazz Band

Wed, Dec 17 2014, 7:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Performing holiday music and straight ahead big band jazz. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Dec 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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FitzGerald's 34th Anniversary Holiday Open House featuring Country Night in Berwyn's Holiday Show (Club) and Axes of Evil (SideBar)

Thu, Dec 18 2014, 7:30pm - $5 donation (Club); pass-the-hat (SideBar)
Come on out and celebrate FitzGerald's 34th anniversary. Ten bands mix country music mixed with holiday tunes in the club. Plus Chris Neville, David Blamires and Jon Paul perform rock favorites in the SideBar.

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Beatles Night — The Beatles' "Beatles for Sale" played live

Fri, Dec 19 2014, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A celebration of the album's 50th anniversary, followed by a set of holiday music.

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The Redmonds, Duct Tape Band, Dana French

Sat, Dec 20 2014, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Celebrate the holidays with a blend of country, pop and blues from three local bands.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, Dec 21 2014, 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, Dec 23 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Christmas Eve (Club and SideBar Closed)

Wed, Dec 24 2014, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Christmas Day (Club and SideBar Closed)

Thu, Dec 25 2014, 5:00pm
Happy holidays to everyone!

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Robbie Fulks Raps Up 2014

Fri, Dec 26 2014, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Robbie's witty and humorous look back at 2014. Two performances of one of our most popular shows — Dec. 26 and 27. Get your tickets now!

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Robbie Fulks Raps Up 2014

Sat, Dec 27 2014, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Robbie's witty and humorous look back at 2014. Two performances of one of our most popular shows — Dec. 26 and 27. Get your tickets now!

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Dec 28 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, Dec 28 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 SideBar

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

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New Year's Eve with The Fat Babies & The Bellfuries

Wed, Dec 31 2014, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
Dance in the New Year with Chicago style hot jazz and Texas roots/rockabilly. Plus party hats, favors and champagne at midnight!

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SideBar New Year's Eve with Expo '76 & the Total Pro Horns

Wed, Dec 31 2014, 9:30pm - $20 - Tickets
Rock in the New Year with Expo's stunning list of hits and obscure cover tunes! Plus party hats, favors and champagne toast and a big-screen HULLABALOO!

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January


New Year's Day (Club and SideBar Closed)

Thu, Jan 01 2015, 5:00pm
Happy New Year!

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10 String Symphony; Ella Gill

Sat, Jan 10 2015, 8:00pm - $15 - On sale Nov. 21 - Tickets
Acoustic roots music from Nashville's Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer. Plus a young singer-songwriter from Oak Park.

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C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Fri, Jan 16 2015, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Sizzling zydeco to warm up a winter night.

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C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Sat, Jan 17 2015, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Sizzling zydeco to warm up a winter night.

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The Zimmermen with Cathy Richardson

Fri, Jan 23 2015, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - On sale Nov. 21 - Tickets
Two sets featuring the music of Bob Dylan.

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Webb Wilder

Sat, Jan 24 2015, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly with the last of the full-grown men.

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