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December


Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners with vocalist Leslie Beukelman, Hinsdale Central High School Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 15 2019, 5:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Come on out and be part of a live broadcast on Big Band Sunday! The first hour of the Skyliners show (6-7 pm) will be broadcast on WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 4 pm.

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Dec 15 2019, 7:00pm - $5; children under 8 free
The spotlight is on teens in this open mic. Doors open at 6 pm; sign up begins at 6:30 pm.

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Jon Dee Graham, Bonnie Whitmore

Tue, Dec 17 2019, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
"Jon Dee Graham is the Titan of American songwriters." - Jason Isbell Doors open at 7 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 17 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Dec 18 2019, 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's Big Band Christmas Reunion with vocalist Leslie Beukelman and Riverside-Brookfield High School Jazz Band

Wed, Dec 18 2019, 7:00pm - $15, $5 (17 & under) - Tickets
Performing the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Chicago composer/arrangers and various seasonal favorites. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. Doors open at 6 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Dec 18 2019, 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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Country Night in Berwyn Holiday Show

Thu, Dec 19 2019, 7:30pm - $10
Country Night celebrates the holidays with an extended roster of performers. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Phil Angotti and Friends (SideBar)

Thu, Dec 19 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Phil’s original music plus some choice rock/pop - guaranteed to raise a smile!

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The Redmonds Holiday Show

Fri, Dec 20 2019, 8:00pm - $12 in advance at TicketWeb and at club or $10 with a non-perishable food item at door only - Tickets
With The Redmonds, Petty Union (Tom Petty tribute band), 24/7 (kid rock band) and Second to Rome. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Christmas with the Beatles (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Dec 20 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Music by SGT. SAUERKRAUT'S POLKA BAND (high-energy Beatles polkas), DANNY DONUTS (Beatles parodies with a Christmas twist) BEATLEJAM (Chicago's All-Star Beatles Jam Band) featuring some very special guests. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Heavy Sounds Stax Holiday Revue

Sat, Dec 21 2019, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Soul and funk with guests Renaldo Domino, Gina Bloom and Theo Huff. New Belgium will be here sampling its new Accumulation White IPA. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Lovehouse Rockin' Holiday Show (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Dec 21 2019, 9:00pm - $5
It's the annual Rockin' Holiday Show featuring a set list of classics from the '60s to today.

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"It's A Wonderful Life" Viewing Party (Club)

Sun, Dec 22 2019, 1:00pm - SOLD OUT - No cover charge - Reservations are required via TicketWeb beginning Oct. 18, 11 am - Tickets
SOLD OUT. Due to popular demand, we'll be bringing back our screenings of the with themed drinks including ZuZu's Petals (Bluecoat Gin, crème de violette, lemon, ginger beer), Flaming Rum Punch and Mulled Wine. Fans are encouraged to dress in period costume! Doors open at noon.

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Shout Section Big Band with vocalist Wayne Powers

Sun, Dec 22 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Anderson Family Holiday Jamboree (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Dec 22 2019, 7:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Third Annual Anderson Holiday Jamboree: In Support of Ascend Together. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. Doors open at 6 pm.

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"It's A Wonderful Life" Viewing Party (Club)

Mon, Dec 23 2019, 7:00pm - SOLD OUT - No cover charge - Reservations are required via TicketWeb beginning Oct. 18, 11 am - Tickets
SOLD OUT. Due to popular demand, we'll be bringing back our screenings of the classic Christmas film. The club will be home to all things Pottersville with themed drinks including ZuZu's Petals (Bluecoat Gin, crème de violette, lemon, ginger beer), Flaming Rum Punch and Mulled Wine. Fans are encouraged to dress in period costume! Doors open at noon.

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Club and SideBar Closed for Christmas Eve

Tue, Dec 24 2019, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays from everyone at FitzGerald's!

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Club and SideBar Closed for Christmas Day

Wed, Dec 25 2019, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays from everyone at FitzGerald's!

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Club and SideBar Closed

Thu, Dec 26 2019, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays from everyone at FitzGerald's!

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Dec 27 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Ronnie Baker Brooks

Fri, Dec 27 2019, 9:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
A rockin' celebration of the Chicago blues. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ian Leith (SideBar)

Sat, Dec 28 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Ian Leith is on a "quest of endless possibilities with these here fingers."

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Fin Del Año Fiesta - A Night Of Latin Dance Featuring ÉSSO

Sat, Dec 28 2019, 9:00pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
The dynamic musical ensemble performs a variety of roots rock inspired dance music from North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands. Doors open at 7 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Dec 29 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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NEW YEAR'S EVE with Expo '76 & the Total Pro Horns plus Robert Cornelius (Club)

Tue, Dec 31 2019, 9:00pm - $40 - Tickets
Expo '76 brings in the New Year with special guest Robert Cornelius. Plus party hats, favors and champagne toast. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. Doors open at 8 pm.

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January


Club and SideBar Closed for New Year's Day

Wed, Jan 01 2020, 5:00pm
Happy New Year!

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Bitters (SideBar)

Thu, Jan 02 2020, 8:00pm - $5 donation
A power quintet of music improvisation and live music mixology.

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Acoustic Friday with Jenny Bienemann & Friends (SideBar)

Fri, Jan 03 2020, 7:00pm - $5 donation
These sessions will feature family and friends including Jenny's husband Robin Bienemann, and a rotating cast of local and national singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists.

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Working Mother, Josefina

Fri, Jan 03 2020, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Indie rock from Berwyn plus a singer-songwriter, originally from Buenos Aires, now from Chicago. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Donnie Vie (album release), Phil Angotti plus special guest Jay Goepner

Sat, Jan 04 2020, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
The Grammy-nominated artist performs his new album, "Beautiful Things" as well as the classic songs of his former band Enuff Z'Nuff. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Jan 05 2020, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Bluesday Tuesday with The Kinsey Report

Tue, Jan 07 2020, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
Bluesday Tuesday is the best blues bargain in town. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jan 07 2020, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jan 08 2020, 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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The Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra, Batavia Jazz Ensemble

Wed, Jan 08 2020, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A new Chicago-based ensemble plus an opening set by a traditional big band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase

Thu, Jan 09 2020, 8:00pm - $5 donation
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists. Doors open at 7 pm. PBR's $2!!

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The Menards (SideBar)

Thu, Jan 09 2020, 8:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
Country, blues and folk rock.

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Bunkertown (SideBar)

Fri, Jan 10 2020, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
A mix of folk, rock, blues and country.

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Joel Paterson & the Modern Sounds

Fri, Jan 10 2020, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Joel Paterson & the Modern Sounds perform turns from his latest instrumental guitar extravaganza, "Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles" and much, much more. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks

Sat, Jan 11 2020, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Jan 11 2020, 8:00pm - $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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Opportunity Knocks Chili Cook-Off

Sun, Jan 12 2020, 12:00pm - $25 in advance; $30 at the door - Tickets
From noon-5 pm, sample chili, enjoy appetizer, desert and live music. Individual and team competitors will vie for the title of best chili while we share a Sunday Funday and revel together for a great cause.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jan 14 2020, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Jan 14 2020, 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, Jan 15 2020, 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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Phil Angotti and Friends (SideBar)

Thu, Jan 16 2020, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Phil’s original music plus some choice rock/pop - guaranteed to raise a smile!

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8th Annual Funding Futures Chicago Fundraiser

Sat, Jan 18 2020, 7:00pm - $100 to Jan. 1; $125 after - Tickets
Funding Futures lights up the night in its continued support of cognition research dedicated to improving learning, providing greater independence and preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease for people with Down syndrome.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Jan 19 2020, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Jan 19 2020, 7:00pm - $5; children under 8 free
The spotlight is on teens in this open mic. Doors open at 6 pm; sign up begins at 6:30 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jan 21 2020, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jan 22 2020, 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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Waco Brothers

Fri, Jan 24 2020, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
A band that never fails to entertain with its raucous brand of punk country. Doors open at 7 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Jan 26 2020, 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, Jan 28 2020, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jan 29 2020, 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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Country Night in Berwyn

Thu, Jan 30 2020, 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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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Jan 31 2020, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Rico Birthday Bash

Fri, Jan 31 2020, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Ricky's annual birthday celebration is an evening of classic rock, soul, funk and a great time! Doors open at 7 pm.

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February


Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes, Joseph Huber

Sat, Feb 15 2020, 8:30pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
“Chicago Farmer has one of the most haunting voices of our generation. And with that indelible voice he paints musical still-life’s of modern America that alternately frighten and inspire.” - Joe Pug (Doors open at 7 pm.)

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Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth

Sun, Feb 16 2020, 7:00pm - $40 - Tickets
FitzGerald's presents a double dose of roots music with Marcia Ball and Sonny Landreth who is celebrating the release of his new album "Blacktop Run." Doors open at 6 pm.

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Church of Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute)

Fri, Feb 21 2020, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
What the Church of Church has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Sunny Sweeney

Sat, Feb 22 2020, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - On sale Dec. 13
The wit and honesty that have always defined Sweeney's stone-cold country have blossomed into confessional, complex songwriting for grown-ups, still whiskey-drenched and honk-tonk-ready. Doors open at 7 pm.

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March


13th Annual After Brunch Bash

Sun, Mar 01 2020, 1:00pm - $15, $5 for kids - Tickets
Country swing, old-time, cowboy and early jazz chestnuts. Plus a swing dance/barn dance portion, and new this year, a rousing raffle of rare prizes that comes with your ticket. Doors open at 12:15 pm.

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April


The Fred Eaglesmith Show starring Tif Ginn

Thu, Apr 02 2020, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Keeping the heart of rock 'n' roll alive. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Switchback

Sat, Apr 04 2020, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack who draw on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Doors open at 7 pm.

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