October


Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Oct 31 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll, last Friday of every month.

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New Orleans Suspects (CD Release Party)

Fri, Oct 31 2014, 9:00pm - $15 advance, $20 at the door - Tickets
All-star band featuring members of the Neville Brothers, The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and James Brown Band. First 30 to buy an advance ticket receive a free copy of the new CD "Ouroboros." (One CD per order.) Tom "Rasta" Cimms will be her cookn' up jerk chicken and jambalaya for purchase. Doors open at 7 pm.

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November


Huskaroo: Benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Sat, Nov 01 2014, 1:30pm - $8, $5 for students
Features music and food by students.

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Heartsfield, Billy Prine Band

Sat, Nov 01 2014, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Up-tempo, foot-stompin’ country music!

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Savoy Family Cajun Band

Sun, Nov 02 2014, 7:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Classic Cajun music from Louisiana.

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Democratic Party of Oak Park Election Watch Party

Tue, Nov 04 2014, 6:30pm
Join FitzGerald's and the Democratic Party of Oak Park to watch the election results on the Big Screen!

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Nov 04 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Nov 05 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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Limited Edition Big Band

Wed, Nov 05 2014, 7:30pm - $10 adults; $5 17 & under
The best of Chicago's big bands, sponsored by WDCB (90.9) —Chicago's Jazz Station!

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SideBar Sessons with Garrison/Paligia Octet

Wed, Nov 05 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Petra's Recession Seven with special guest Doug Finke

Thu, Nov 06 2014, 7:30pm - $10
Chicago style swing and trad jazz with a group of veteran players. Now on the first Thursday of the month.

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Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, John Murry

Fri, Nov 07 2014, 9:00pm - $15 in advance; $18 at the door - Tickets
A FitzGerald's favorite - incredible live show! Chuck celebrates the release of his fine new disc, "Night Surfer." Advance tickets strongly recommended.

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Day of the Dowd: 13-Hour CD Release Party for Gerald Dowd's "Home Now"

Sat, Nov 08 2014, 11:00am - $30; $15 ages 12 and under - Tickets
An all-day record release party in the club and SideBar for GERALD DOWD'S first full-length solo album, "Home Now." Gerald will play drums for all 16 bands, ending with a solo set of his own. Performers include Robbie Fulks, Kelly Hogan and Chris Mills. All ticket proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Nov 09 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson (Now in the Club)

Tue, Nov 11 2014, 7:30pm - $10 suggested donation
The storytellers move to the big stage! Join them for an evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with featured storytellers, open stage to the public and musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. This month's theme song: "Moondance."

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Nov 11 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Nov 12 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 VANDOJAM featuring Antonio Hart

Wed, Nov 12 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Bring your horn and sit in! Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station and Vandoren reeds.

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Chicago Singer Spotlight

Wed, Nov 12 2014, 8:00pm - $8
Chicagoland's premier showcase for amateur vocal talent - see them before they become stars!

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Sisterhouse Benefit (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Nov 13 2014, 6:00pm - $50 in advance; $60 at the door

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Exposure with Despotic Hall of Fame, Phil Ajjarapu, Todd from Hop on Pop

Thu, Nov 13 2014, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists.

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American English

Fri, Nov 14 2014, 9:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Chicago's #1 Beatles Tribute Band. Plus the Windy City Patty Wagon food truck will be selling their tasty gourmet burgers tonight.

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Expo '76 (SideBar)

Fri, Nov 14 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Sponsored by Argus Brewery.

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Eddie Holstein; Pickin' Bubs (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Nov 15 2014, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening of traditional folk with a Chicago legend and a few friends.

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Deacon Blues Anniversary Show featuring Howard Levy with special guest Chuck Webb

Sat, Nov 15 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The premier STEELY DAN tribute experience. Tonight featuring some special guests.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Nov 16 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, Nov 16 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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Curt Morrison's Student Guitar Recital

Tue, Nov 18 2014, 6:30pm - Free
A student performance on the big stage. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Nov 18 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Nov 19 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 wit Luke Malewicz Quartet

Wed, Nov 19 2014, 6:00pm - $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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Tish Hinojosa

Wed, Nov 19 2014, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The Chicago Tribune says, "Simply put, Hinojosa is a first class songwriter."

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Country Night in Berwyn (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Nov 20 2014, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo!

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Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys; Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers

Thu, Nov 20 2014, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
From BR549 to the Grassy Knoll Boys to "Million Dollar Quartet," Chuck Mead has built a rep as one of Nashville's best.

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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. sresented 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 - On sale Nov. 7 - Tickets
Beatles-esque Cosmic Americana from Milwaukee! Ron and his 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


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 Spectacular

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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The Beatle Brothers

Fri, Dec 05 2014, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale Nov. 7 - Tickets
An evening of songs made famous by the Fab Four. Tickets on sale Nov. 7 at the club and TicketWeb.

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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! Sponsored by Argus Brewery.

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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; Oak Park/River Forest High School Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 07 2014, 5:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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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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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!

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

Fri, Dec 19 2014, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale Nov. 7 - Tickets
A celebration of the album's 50th anniversary, followed by a set of holiday music. Tickets on sale Nov. 7 at the club and TicketWeb.

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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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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Dec 21 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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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 - On sale Nov. 7 - Tickets
Robbie's witty and humorous look back at 2014. Two performances of one of our most popular shows — Dec. 26 and 27. Tickets on sale Nov. 7 at the club and TicketWeb. Get them now!

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Robbie Fulks Raps Up 2014

Sat, Dec 27 2014, 9:00pm - $20 - On sale Nov. 7 - Tickets
Robbie's witty and humorous look back at 2014. Two performances of one of our most popular shows — Dec. 26 and 27. Tickets on sale Nov. 7 at the club and TicketWeb. Get them 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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January


New Year's Day (Club and SideBar Closed)

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

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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 - On sale Nov. 7 - Tickets
Sizzling zydeco to warm up a winter night. Tickets on sale Nov. 7 at the club and TicketWeb.

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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 - On sale Nov. 7 - Tickets
Sizzling zydeco to warm up a winter night. Tickets on sale Nov. 7 at the club and TicketWeb.

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