July


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, Mooner

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. Plus Tom Cimms will be serving gumbo and cochon de lait for purchase. 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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ALIVE Rescue Fundraiser

Sun, Jul 23 2017, 1:00pm - No cover
From 1-4 pm, a fundraiser for ALIVE Rescue with artist Tony Fitzpatrick signing his fundraising poster for the organization. Music by the Anna Fermin Trio.

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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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Rico

Fri, Jul 28 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An evening of classic rock, soul, funk and a great time! 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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Chicago Songwriter Alliance Showcase with Brian Johannesen, Althea Grace, Dan Price, Tom Shraeder

Sat, Jul 29 2017, 7:30pm - $8 - Tickets
A showcase featuring songwriters in-the-round. Host Donnie Biggins. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Jul 29 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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Them Guilty Aces, Zack Pietrini Band

Sat, Jul 29 2017, 10:00pm - $8
Late night rock 'n' roll. Doors open at 9:30 pm.

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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


Bluesday Tuesday with Cash Box Kings

Tue, Aug 01 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.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 01 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 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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FitzGerald's New Faces Night with The Great Crusades

Thu, Aug 03 2017, 8:00pm - $8
A new monthly event. Doors open at 8 pm.

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Expo '76 (SideBar)

Thu, Aug 03 2017, 8:30pm - Free - Just hit the tip jar!
Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $5 Brickstone APA pints!

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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), The Long Lost, 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 08 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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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Aug 08 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.

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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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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Elston Gunn, Rich Krueger, Les Roues

Thu, Aug 10 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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SideBar Closed for a Private Party

Fri, Aug 11 2017, 5:00pm

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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, Two Cubed

Sun, Aug 13 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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The Kernal, Erin Rae, Coco Reilly (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Aug 13 2017, 8:00pm - $8 - Tickets available online only or just pay at the door - Tickets
Three up-and-coming Nashville artists. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 15 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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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra and vocalist Leslie Beukelman

Wed, Aug 16 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. Plus a free swing dance lesson during the first break around 7:45 pm courtesy of Donna and Ed Borowiak. Doors open at 6 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 Yayhoos (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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School of Rock Oak Park presents Mixtape Madness Music Fest

Sat, Aug 19 2017, 12:00pm - $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Two stages! From noon-8 pm Aug. 19-20, School of Rock's Mixtape Madness Summer Music Fest features performances by students. Doors open at 11:30 am.

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Woodstock: Three Days Of Peace, Music And Love

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

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School of Rock Oak Park presents Mixtape Madness Music Fest

Sun, Aug 20 2017, 12:00pm - $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Two stages! From noon-8 pm Aug. 19-20, School of Rock's Mixtape Madness Summer Music Fest features performances by students. Doors open at 11:30 am.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 20 2017, 7:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Aug 22 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, 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 Shake 'Em On Downs

Wed, Aug 23 2017, 8:00pm - $8 - Tickets
Harmonica Dunn Presents a Classic Rock & Roll Night with a band that pays tribute to the girl groups of the past and the divas of today. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Eric Gales, The Velvet Jimis

Fri, Aug 25 2017, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
“Eric Gales is one of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” — Joe Bonamassa. The Velvet Jimis are a traveling party, mixing soul, funk, and hip-hop. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Heard, The Nightowls

Sat, Aug 26 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 29 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 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


FitzGerald's New Faces Night with Cordovas

Thu, Sep 07 2017, 8:00pm - $10 - On sale July 7 - Tickets
According to Rolling Stone magazine "a country artist you need to know." Doors open at 7 pm.

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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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Fletcher Rockwell (CD Release), Little Boy Jr.

Fri, Sep 08 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Fletcher Rockwell’s latest release, "Urban Heartland," finds the band conjuring the spirit of a bygone era. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Journeyman (A Tribute to Eric Clapton)

Sat, Sep 09 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - 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 - 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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The Bros. Landreth

Tue, Sep 19 2017, 8:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door - On sale July 7 - Tickets
The Canadian roots-rockers are anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Tillers

Wed, Sep 20 2017, 8:00pm - $10 - On sale July 7 - Tickets
Cincinnati's traveling minstrels with their signature treatment of classic folk songs. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Amy Speace (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Sep 21 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - 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 - Tickets
The country folk quintet creates a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, plaintive Americana. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Cactus Blossoms

Sun, Sep 24 2017, 8:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - On sale July 7 - Tickets
The Minneapolis brothers put their own spin on classic two-part harmonies. 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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Country Night in Berwyn with Wild Ponies

Thu, Sep 28 2017, 12:00am - $5 - Tickets
The new album "Galax" salutes Wild Ponies' traditional roots while exploring new, progressive territory. 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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October


The Band of Heathens

Fri, Oct 20 2017, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
The band's recent disc, "Duende," is a stylistically diverse effort that takes a leap beyond their last, more acoustic, introspective effort with an eclectic batch of material that shows where The Band of Heathens has been, but more importantly, where they are going. Doors open at 7 pm.

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November


James McMurtry, Max Gomez

Sat, Nov 11 2017, 8:30pm - $25 - On sale July 21 - Tickets
“James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation” —Stephen King Doors open at 7 pm.

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December


Naomi and Ron's Christmas Special

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


4th Annual Washington Island Fish Boil Festival

Sat, Feb 03 2018, 3:30pm - TBA
An authentic Door County fresh whitefish boil. Music with Fiddlers Green Jam Session in the SideBar Music Room and the Island All-Stars in the club. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

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