June


Karaoke4Kids Benefit

Thu, Jun 22 2017, 7:00pm - $40 in advance, $45 at the door - Tickets
To benefit the Collaboration for Early Childhood. This is a 21+ event.

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Bono Bros Band with guests Fran Banish and Hambone

Fri, Jun 23 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Local favorite the Bono Bros and their special guest blues-rock guitar legend Fran Banish. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Found Hounds, Coyote Riot plus Anderlik, Otto & Church (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Jun 23 2017, 9:00pm - $8 - Tickets
An evening of bluegrass music Chicago style! Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Vince Mammoser & Tammy Worl (SideBar)

Fri, Jun 23 2017, 9:00pm - Free - Just hit the tip jar!

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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks

Sat, Jun 24 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago

Sun, Jun 25 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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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Jun 27 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Jun 28 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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Country Night in Berwyn with The Country Doctors, Peter Joly

Thu, Jun 29 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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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Fri, Jun 30 2017, 4:00pm - $30, $120 (4-day pass) - Tickets
IN THE TENT: Terry Hanck Band (5 pm), Western Centuries (6:30 pm), The Zimmermen (8:15 pm), Southern Culture on the Skids (10:15 pm). IN THE CLUB: David Luning (6 pm), The Waco Brothers (7:45 pm), Robbie Fulks & Redd Volkaert (9:30 pm), Expo ’76 (11:30 pm). IN THE SIDEBAR: Jenny Bienemann (6 pm), Northsiders Barbershop Quartet (7:30 pm), Charlie Parr (9 pm), The Shams Band (10:30 pm). Doors open at 4:30 pm.

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July


FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 01 2017, 1:00pm - $40, $120 (4-day pass) - Tickets
IN THE TENT: Chicago Salty Dogs (1:30 pm), Semi-Twang (2:45 pm), Chicago Salty Dogs (4 pm), The Tillers (4:45 pm), Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience (6:30 pm), Marshall Crenshaw with Los Straitjackets (8:30 pm), Shemekia Copeland (10:15 pm). IN THE CLUB: Charlie Parr (1:30 pm), Liz Vice (3 pm), Kevin Gordon Band (4:30 pm), Los Straitjackets, The Pines (7:45 pm), Sarah Shook & the Disclaimers (9:30 pm), Shiny Ribs (11:15 pm). IN THE SIDEBAR: Kim Kaler (2:30 pm), Gerald Dowd (4 pm), Babe-alon 5 (5:45 pm), Curtis McMurtry (7 pm), Blue Eyed Bettys (8:45 pm), The Belvederes (10:30 pm). Doors open at 1 pm.

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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Sun, Jul 02 2017, 1:00pm - $40, $120 (4-day pass) - Tickets
IN THE TENT: British Buddy Alumni Big Band (1:30 pm), Switchback (3 pm), Funkadesi (4:30 pm), Tributosaurus becomes The Monkees (6:30 pm), Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band (8:30 pm), Shiny Ribs (10:30 pm). IN THE CLUB: Ryan Joseph Anderson (2:15 pm), Wesley Bright & the Honeytones (4 pm), The Deslondes (5:45 pm), Jon Dee Graham (7:30 pm), Sarah Borges with Eric Ambel (9:15 pm), Ike Reilly (11 pm). IN THE SIDEBAR: Jack Klatt (4 pm), Ron Lazzeretti (5:15 pm), Girls of the Golden West (6:30 pm), Liv Mueller (7:45 pm), Brett Newski (9:30 pm), Wild Earp (11 pm). Doors open at 1 pm.

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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Mon, Jul 03 2017, 4:00pm - $40, $120 (4-day pass) - Tickets
IN THE TENT: The Commonheart (4:30 pm), C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (6 pm), Marcia Ball Band (8 pm), Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones (10 pm). IN THE CLUB: The Blisters (5:45 pm), Miles Nielsen (7:30 pm), Red Elvises (9:30 pm), Eric Lindell (11:30 pm). IN THE SIDEBAR: Lonesome Still (5:15 pm), Ray Bonneville (6:45 pm), Cannonball (8:15 pm), Bunkertown (9:30 pm), Wes Chicosz Band (11 pm). Doors open at 4 pm.

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Closed - Bluesday Tuesday Moves to July 11

Tue, Jul 04 2017, 12:00am
Bluesday Tuesday will move to July 11 in honor of the July 4 holiday!

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Club & SideBar Closed

Wed, Jul 05 2017, 12:00am

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Club & SideBar Closed

Thu, Jul 06 2017, 5:00pm

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"This Is Our Life": Dave and Jodi Walker

Fri, Jul 07 2017, 8:00pm - $5
Dave and Jodi Walker with some of our top local singers, songwriters and musicians who make up their musical world. Low cover, drink specials.

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Exotica: 10 Years After

Sat, Jul 08 2017, 1:00pm - $25 in advance, $30 at the door; children under 12 free - Tickets
Featuring vintage vendors with Hawaiian and Tiki items, Lake Tiki carvings, along with a charity raffle with great items, all proceeds to benefit CatNap from the Heart. Plus over a dozen bands performing throughout the day inside and outside. Plus appearances by Eddie Angel and Deke Dickerson!

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B.A.S.H.: 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Benefit

Sun, Jul 09 2017, 1:00pm - $45, $85/couple - Tickets
Food, drinks and performances by Elizabeth Berg, Tony Fitzpatrick, Minita Gandhi, Rohina Malik, Arlene Malinowski.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Jul 09 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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Bluesday Tuesday with Toronzo Cannon

Tue, Jul 11 2017, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
This is the best blues bargain in town — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show dedicated to the blues. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing. To find out this month's artist, listen to WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker. (NOTE: This month only, because of July 4 holiday, Bluesday is on the second Tuesday of the month.)

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson (SideBar Music Room)

Tue, Jul 11 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. (NOTE: For the months of June and July, VoiceBox moves into the SideBar Music Room.)

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 11 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Coalition

Wed, Jul 12 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Professor Louie & the Crowmatix

Wed, Jul 12 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
“All the best parts of great music are on display with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. It’s clear these folks are driven to match the all time greats.” - Cash Box Doors open at 7 pm.

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Housing Forward Trivia Night

Thu, Jul 13 2017, 7:00pm - $35 - Tickets
A fundraiser for the social service agency that helps to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase

Thu, Jul 13 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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The Giving Trio (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 14 2017, 8:30pm - $5 donation
Chicago-based jazz group with a style and sound reminiscent of late '50s and '60s cool-jazz and pop music.

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Terrapin Flyer

Fri, Jul 14 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - At Ticketfly only or just pay at the door - Tickets
A Chicago-based Grateful Dead band whose revolving cast features top performers in the jamband scene. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 8 pm.

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Roddy Romero & the Hub City All-Stars

Sat, Jul 15 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Celebrated not only for their authenticity when performing or recording traditional Cajun and zydeco music indigenous to South Louisiana, but also for their original songwriting which stays true to “Louisiana Roots” inspirations. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Jul 16 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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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Jul 16 2017, 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, Jul 18 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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SideBar Sessions with Chris Greene Quartet

Wed, Jul 19 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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MilkMoney, The What (SideBar)

Thu, Jul 20 2017, 8:00pm - $5 donation
A pass the hat show with two great local bands. Beer speical too, come on out!

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Second Hand News (A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac), Dear John

Thu, Jul 20 2017, 8:30pm - $8 - Tickets
An evening of classic rock 'n' roll. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jenny & Robin Bienemann, Carley Baer, Andrea Wittgens (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Jul 21 2017, 7:30pm - $10 - At the door only
A Steel Bridge Songest in Chicago! One night only. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Strange Americans, Bluefish Fellows

Fri, Jul 21 2017, 9:00pm - $10 at TicketFly or just pay at the door - Tickets
Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no-frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Heavy Sounds (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 21 2017, 10:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Free show in the SideBar bar room! Think Booker T and the MG's, soul and funk.

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Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Sat, Jul 22 2017, 9:00pm - $25 - Tickets
New Orleans' favorite son Kermit Ruffins returns with a show that promises to be a lively evening of distinct jazz. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Mike Maimone (SideBar)

Sat, Jul 22 2017, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
"The man has the keyboard style of Fats Waller and Jerry Lee Lewis combined, and a vocal style that clearly recalls Tom Waits and Warren Zevon. — Vern Hester, Windy City Times

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Jul 23 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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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Jul 25 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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SideBar Sessions with Marshall Vente Octet

Wed, Jul 26 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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Country Night in Berwyn with Cropduster, Hey Chere!

Thu, Jul 27 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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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 28 2017, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Good time rock and roll!

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Jazz Consortium Big Band

Sun, Jul 30 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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August


SideBar Sessions with Judy Roberts & Jeannie Lambert

Wed, Aug 02 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

Fri, Aug 04 2017, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
A FitzGerald's favorite - incredible live show! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Kevin Andrew Prchal (CD release), Gia Margaret

Sat, Aug 05 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
A CD release show for Prchal's "Love and Summer." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band, After School Matters Jazz Ensemble

Sun, Aug 06 2017, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Coalition

Wed, Aug 09 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Aug 12 2017, 5:00pm

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Jazz Community Big Band with Ava Logan

Sun, Aug 13 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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SideBar Sessions with Alex Beltran's Merge Quartet

Wed, Aug 16 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! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Wayne Hancock, The Family Gold

Thu, Aug 17 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
"Hancock, who tosses out a roots mix of old country, roadhouse blues, western dance swing, boogie bop, and straight-up rockabilly, takes what was once old and makes it seem like it's always been and always will be." — allmusic.com

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The Yahoos (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Aug 17 2017, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
The return of The Yayhoos who haven’t performed as The Yayhoos for almost 10 years. Catch their brand of old school rock n roll. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Sonny Landreth

Fri, Aug 18 2017, 9:00pm - $25 - Tickets
The great Louisiana guitarist returns with a new album "Recorded Live in Lafayette." Vince Gill says, "Sonny has reinvented a new way to play guitar. And he doesn't just play slide. He's doing stuff behind the slide and ahead of the slide. It's like algebra to me. I couldn't figure it out in a million years, but it completely kills me to hear him play. His intonation is frighteningly good." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Woodstock: Three Days Of Peace, Music And Love

Sat, Aug 19 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale June 23 - Tickets
Musicians: Brother John Kattke, Wavy Dave Burlingame, Chris Bernhardt, Loz, Donnie Biggins and Northwest Corner. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 20 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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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Aug 23 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 Velvet Jimis, Toy Robots

Fri, Aug 25 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
The Velvet Jimis are a traveling party, mixing soul, funk, and hip-hop. Plus the Chicago power trio Toy Robots. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Heard, The Nightowls

Sat, Aug 26 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale June 23 - Tickets
The Heard is a funk machine venerated for its deep pocket, authentic groove, and reverence for legendary funk. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Aug 27 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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SideBar Sessions with Chris White Duo

Wed, Aug 30 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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September


The Appleseed Collective plus guests (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Sep 08 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - On sale at Ticketfly or pay at the door - Tickets
Poised to become the new sound of string music...they explore the full range of dark and light, old and new, composition and improvisation in a deeply theatrical stage show that transports audiences through time. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Journeyman (A Tribute to Eric Clapton)

Sat, Sep 09 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale June 23 - Tickets
In honor of his biggest musical influence, guitarist Shaun Hague and his band perform songs from throughout Clapton's career.

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Tom Russell

Thu, Sep 14 2017, 8:00pm - $35 - Tickets
FitzGerald's welcomes back Tom Rusell for a two-set show for a celebration of his new album "Folk Hotel." Doors open at 7 pm. THIS IS A SITDOWN SHOW. EVERYONE WITH A TICKET WILL GET A SEAT.

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Uncle Lucius

Fri, Sep 15 2017, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - On sale June 9 - Tickets
The Austin band returns with its rootsy blend of classic rock, blues, soul and country. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Monophonics, The Right Now

Sat, Sep 16 2017, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records) Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Amy Speace (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Sep 21 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - On sale June 23 - Tickets
"Amy Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicaments…it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it’s wide open." —Dave Marsh Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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The Novel Ideas with guests (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Sep 22 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - On sale June 23 - Tickets
The country folk quintet creates a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, plaintive Americana. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Wed, Sep 27 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
You know you need a dose of rockabilly — Big Sandy style! Doors open at 7 pm.

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StorySlam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Sep 28 2017, 7:00pm - Tickets start at $60 - Tickets
From 7-10 pm, enjoy food, drink and the company of friends while hearing stories of adventure, mishap and discovery told by consummate storytellers.

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December


Naomi and Ron's Christmas Special

Thu, Dec 07 2017, 8:00pm - TBA
TBA

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