February


The Legacy Guild Spring Fundraiser featuring Mike Dangeroux Band

Sat, Feb 25 2017, 7:00pm - $150 - 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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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Feb 25 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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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. NEW - BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, CAPRI RISTORANTE WILL BE SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 5 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving.

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Jambalaya Cook-Off with Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Mon, Feb 27 2017, 7:30pm - $15 - Tickets
WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR A FEW GOOD COOKS! $100 first prize plus a trophy and apron, cash prizes for second and third place too! To be a contestant, email us at info@fitzgeraldsnightclub.com or call 708-788-2118, ext. 0. Free tastings! Beads and hurricanes! The crowning of our Jambalaya winner plus two sets by Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. Plus Tom "Festival" Cimms will cook up his own jambalaya for purchase.

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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 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Feb 28 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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March


Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 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 New Standard Quintet

Wed, Mar 01 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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Brooks/Julian Trivia Night

Thu, Mar 02 2017, 7:00pm - $30 until 2/24; $35 after 2/24 or at the door - Tickets
Proceeds benefit the Brooks and Julian Middle School PTOs.

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-7

Fri, Mar 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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The Giving Trio (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 03 2017, 8:30pm - 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 - Tickets
Chicago's #1 Beatles Tribute Band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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JamBon with guests Kraig McCreary and Chris Siebold

Sat, Mar 04 2017, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Jambon is the brainchild of long time Sonia Dada keyboardist Chris “Hambone” Cameron. The group unites former members of Sonia Dada, Liquid Soul and Weather Report. Doors opens at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band; Woodridge Friends of Jazz

Sun, Mar 05 2017, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, CAPRI RISTORANTE WILL BE SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 4:30 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving at 5 pm.

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Bluesday Tuesday with Billy Branch and Sons of Blues

Tue, Mar 07 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. Capri Ristorante will be serving up their Italian specialites for purchase. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

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

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 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/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Coalition

Wed, Mar 08 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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Catholic Charities St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Thu, Mar 09 2017, 6:30pm - $60 by March 6; $65 after March 6 - Tickets
Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities services for the homeless in the West Region of Cook County.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Blue Lincolns and Gills (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Mar 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, Mar 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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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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Cast Iron Skillet

Fri, Mar 10 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - At the door only
Performing the music of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings as well as a set of classic rock gems.

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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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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Mar 12 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). CAPRI RISTORANTE IS NOW SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 5 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

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

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Mar 14 2017, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
Celebrate the 4th anniversary of VoiceBox! An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with featured storytellers and musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. This month's theme song is "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 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 Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Mar 15 2017, 7:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Break out those dancin' shoes and join the big band dance swells and glide to the music of the APOL Orchestra as they perform swing, Latin, jitterbug and love songs. Tonight's feature is Count Basie. Doors open at 6 pm., show starts at 7.

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No SideBar Sessions tonight

Wed, Mar 15 2017, 8:00pm

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Roxy Swain

Thu, Mar 16 2017, 8:00pm - $7
A unique melding of soul, classic rock, power pop, dream pop, mod, and indie rock, featuring their 2016 release Beneath Full Moonlight.

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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-7

Fri, Mar 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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Green Mile Pub Crawl

Fri, Mar 17 2017, 7:00pm
The annual St. Patrick's Day pub crawl along Roosevelt Road. Free entertainment at FitzGerald's includes Ian Leith in the SideBar and the School of Rock in the heated tent. Plus $5 Guinness pints. Doors to the club open at 7 pm; SideBar at 5 pm.

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School of Rock - Oak Park Show Team (Tent)

Fri, Mar 17 2017, 7:30pm - Free
From 7:30-9:30 pm, The School of Rock students perform in the heated tent.

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Ian Leith (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 17 2017, 8:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Born in West Texas, raised in Southern Illinois, seasoned in California and currently calling Chicago home, Ian Leith is on a "quest of endless possibilities with these here fingers."

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Nelson Street Revival with Cathy Richardson (Club)

Fri, Mar 17 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The roots-blues-soul supergroup is a high energy, booty shaking, earth rattling, soul moving experience. Doors open at 7 pm.

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36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival

Sat, Mar 18 2017, 1:00pm - $15, $5 for 12 and under
Annual St. Patrick's Day Hooley! Irish dance and music in the heated tent with the Mayer School Stepdancers with Paul McHugh and Mary Mayer McHugh (2-6 pm) and The Dooley Brothers (7-11 pm). In the club, Fitz & the Celts (6 & 7:30 pm) and The What 4 with Phil Angotti, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Matt Warren (9 & 11 pm). Plus The Shannon Rovers (around 7 pm) and traditional Irish fare bring the family! March Madness on the big screen in the SideBar.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners, Andrew High School Jazz Band

Sun, Mar 19 2017, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). CAPRI RISTORANTE IS NOW SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Tonight, doors open at 4:30 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving at 5 pm.

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Mar 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 SideBar

Tue, Mar 21 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 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 Ellen Germaine/Tim McNamara Group

Wed, Mar 22 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

Thu, Mar 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, Mar 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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Terrapin Flyer

Fri, Mar 24 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - At Ticketfly only - Tickets
A Chicago-based Grateful Dead band whose revolving cast features top performers in the jamband scene. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Expo '76 & the Total Pro Horns (Club)

Sat, Mar 25 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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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Mar 26 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). CAPRI RISTORANTE IS NOW SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 5 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Mar 28 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Mar 29 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 Suenos

Wed, Mar 29 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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Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-7

Fri, Mar 31 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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Red Elvises

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

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Mar 31 2017, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll!

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April


SideBar Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Apr 01 2017, 5:00pm

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Special Consensus, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

Sat, Apr 01 2017, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
Classic bluegrass with two superb bands. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Apr 02 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! CAPRI RISTORANTE IS NOW SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 5 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton (SideBar)

Wed, Apr 05 2017, 6:30pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
A one-man squeeze-box festival of world music.

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SideBar Sessions with New Standard Quintet

Wed, Apr 05 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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Curtis McMurtry (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Apr 06 2017, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
One of our favorite singer-songwriters who made Rolling Stone's 2017 list of "10 New Country Artist You Need to Know" performs songs from his new album "The Hornet's Nest." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, The Belvederes

Thu, Apr 06 2017, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Dan Baird is the founder, primary songwriter and former lead vocalist for Georgia Satellites. This is a rock 'n' roll show full of hit songs and killer performances featuring Warner Hodges of Jason & The Scorchers on lead guitar. Last year, the band released "Get Loud," an album Spin says “contains all elements of the classic Georgia Satellites sound." Doors open at 7 pm.

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New Standard Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Apr 09 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! CAPRI RISTORANTE IS NOW SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 5 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Coalition

Wed, Apr 12 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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Matt Urmy, Ryan Joseph Anderson

Thu, Apr 13 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - At Ticketfly only - Tickets
“Matt Urmy has one of those old souls that you read about, and a big ol’ humanist heart a la John Prine...” Country Standard Time. Presented by Harmonica Dunn.

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FitzGerald's 36th Anniversary Show with Brave Combo

Fri, Apr 14 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Come on out and help us celebrate FitzGerald's 36th anniversary! It's a redo from last December when the annual holiday Brave Combo show was canceled due to weather. Polka, Cha-Cha, Hokey Pokey and more -- Brave Combo wants to make it up to you now! Will Frosty make an appearance? Doors open at 7 pm.

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MilkMoney/Peter Joly Group (SideBar)

Sat, Apr 15 2017, 8:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Support local music! Throw a couple duckets in the tip jar for these fine local music makers.

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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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Club & SideBar Closed for Easter

Sun, Apr 16 2017, 5:00pm
Happy Easter.

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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Apr 19 2017, 7:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Break out those dancin' shoes and join the big band dance swells and glide to the music of the APOL Orchestra as they perform swing, Latin, jitterbug and love songs.Doors open at 6 pm., show starts at 7.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Apr 19 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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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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Club and SideBar Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Apr 22 2017, 12:00pm

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Apr 23 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! CAPRI RISTORANTE IS NOW SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 5 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Jazz from Planet Flippo

Wed, Apr 26 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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Henhouse Prowlers

Fri, Apr 28 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale Feb. 24 - Tickets
From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Mike Tangora's All-Star Jam with special guests

Sat, Apr 29 2017, 8:30pm - $12 - On sale Feb. 24 - Tickets
Come on out for a night full of great tunes and don't forget to wear your dancing shoes! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Apr 30 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! CAPRI RISTORANTE IS NOW SERVING FRESH, HOT (AND VERY TASTY) DINNER IN THE CLUB. No more running next door to place an order. The Taste of Capri plated dinner ($10) features Rigatoni Romano, Saussage & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio. Their full menu is still available but we think you'll love this meal - and this $10 deal! Doors open at 5 pm and Capri will be ready to start serving. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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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


Nick Moss Band, The Jimmys plus special guests

Sat, Jun 10 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening of the blues with the Nick Moss Band & The Jimmys plus special guests. Doors open at 7 pm.

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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
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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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