November


Happy Hour in the SideBar 5-8

Fri, Nov 24 2017, 5:00pm
Come on by the SideBar from 5-8 on Fridays for $2 Miller and Coors bottles, $4 craft beer pints, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine.

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Speed4Sarah Fall Fundraiser and Concert

Fri, Nov 24 2017, 8:00pm - $25 - Tickets at the door only
Our annual ALS fundraiser with live music (The Metermen, Nasty Snacks), a silent auction and raffle. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Nov 24 2017, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Nov 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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The Zimmermen Do The Last Waltz

Sat, Nov 25 2017, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Come relive one of the greatest rock films ever made as The Zimmermen cut loose with some special guests!

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Nov 26 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, Nov 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, Nov 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 Jazz from Planet Flippo

Wed, Nov 29 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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Country Night in Berwyn with Slim Pickins Band and Pie Eyed Pete and the New Dealers

Thu, Nov 30 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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December


Club Closed for a Private Party

Fri, Dec 01 2017, 5:00pm

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Acoustic Friday with Jenny Bienemann & Friends (SideBar)

Fri, Dec 01 2017, 6:00pm - $5 donation
These sessions will feature many who played on Jenny's recent album, including her husband Robin Bienemann, and a rotating cast of local and national singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists.

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Heartsfield

Sat, Dec 02 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Up-tempo, foot-stompin’ country music! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band Christmas Show, The West Loop Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 03 2017, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Chicago Grandstand Big Band's annual Christmas Show with Singing Saucy Santa. Santa will be arriving towards the end of the 1st set, sing a tune or 2 with the band and then visit with the kids. Santa then joins the band to sing some more during the 2nd set. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Bluesday Tuesday with Mike Wheeler Band

Tue, Dec 05 2017, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
The best blues bargain in town — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show showcasing Chicago's best blues artists. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 05 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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'It's a Wonderful Life' Pop-Up Bar (SideBar)

Wed, Dec 06 2017, 6:00pm - Free - Just hit the tip jar!
The Roosevelt Room transforms FitzGerald's SideBar into Nick’s, an “It’s a Wonderful Life” themed pop-up bar, every Wednesday in December. The Nick’s pop-up is the go to place for those who want to revel in holiday cheer, have a nostalgic experience, enjoy a craft cocktail and listen to top-notch jazz.

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FitzGerald's New Faces Night with Christian Lopez

Wed, Dec 06 2017, 8:00pm - $8 in advance, $10 at door - Tickets
A Rolling Stone "country artist you should know," Christian Lopex mixes joyful country and folk-rock with an upbeat pop sensibility on his recent album, "Red Arrow." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ron and Naomi's Christmas Special

Thu, Dec 07 2017, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
One part Andy Williams, one part Garrison Keillor, one part Pee Wee's Playhouse. Hosted by Ron Lazzeretti and Naomi Ashley. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Bitters (SideBar)

Thu, Dec 07 2017, 9:00pm - $5 donation
A power quintet of music improvisation and live music mixology.

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Fox Crossing Stringband (SideBar)

Fri, Dec 08 2017, 8:00pm - $5 donation
A new all-female bluegrass band from Chicago.

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Toronzo Cannon

Fri, Dec 08 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The Chicago bluesman with his blistering guitar work and soul-baring vocals. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chris and Heather's 20th Anniversary Country Calendar Show

Sat, Dec 09 2017, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
CHRIS LIGON AND HEATHER McADAMS are back this year to celebrate Heather's 2018 calendar (featuring her art work) with a live show featuring a variety of different music acts. As in past years, 16mm films will be projected on the big screen and Heather's Lil' Country Calendar will be for sale at the show.

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Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders (SideBar)

Sat, Dec 09 2017, 9:00pm - $5 donation
A honkytonk excursion through the past, present and future.

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Jazz Community Big Band Holiday Show with vocalist Ava Logan

Sun, Dec 10 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, Dec 10 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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Jon Dee Graham (SideBar Music Room)

Tue, Dec 12 2017, 7:00pm - $15
"Jon Dee Graham is the Titan of American songwriters." - Jason Isbell Doors open at 6 pm.

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Dec 12 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. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 12 2017, 9:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight. NOTE: open mic will start around 9 pm tonight due to a show in the music room.

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'It's a Wonderful Life' Pop-Up Bar (SideBar)

Wed, Dec 13 2017, 6:00pm - Free - Just hit the tip jar!
The Roosevelt Room transforms FitzGerald's SideBar into Nick’s, an “It’s a Wonderful Life” themed pop-up bar, every Wednesday in December. The Nick’s pop-up is the go to place for those who want to revel in holiday cheer, have a nostalgic experience, enjoy a craft cocktail and listen to top-notch jazz.

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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra and vocalist Leslie Buekelman.

Wed, Dec 13 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. There will be a free tango dance lesson during the break. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase

Thu, Dec 14 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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Brave Combo Holiday Spectacular

Fri, Dec 15 2017, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
TWO NIGHTS! This annual holiday party is a FitzGerald favorite. You won't want to miss this great band. Will Frosty make an appearance? Doors open at 7 pm.

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Lovehouse (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Dec 15 2017, 9:00pm - $5
Formed decades ago in Chicago, Lovehouse remains one of the region’s most versatile and enduring purveyors of cover tunes by rock, blues and pop artists spanning the 1960s to today.

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Brave Combo Holiday Spectacular

Sat, Dec 16 2017, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
TWO NIGHTS! This annual holiday party is a FitzGerald favorite. You won't want to miss this great band. Will Frosty make an appearance? Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Dec 16 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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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners, Neuqua Valley High School Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 17 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 Christmas Party in the Club

Tue, Dec 19 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage! Christmas Party tonight!

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'It's a Wonderful Life' Pop-Up Bar (SideBar)

Wed, Dec 20 2017, 6:00pm - Free - Just hit the tip jar!
The Roosevelt Room transforms FitzGerald's SideBar into Nick’s, an “It’s a Wonderful Life” themed pop-up bar, every Wednesday in December. The Nick’s pop-up is the go to place for those who want to revel in holiday cheer, have a nostalgic experience, enjoy a craft cocktail and listen to top-notch jazz.

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Rob Parton Big Band Christmas Show with vocalist Leslie Beukelman, Riverside-Brookfield High School Jazz Band

Wed, Dec 20 2017, 7:30pm - $15, $5 (17 & under) - Tickets
Performing the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Chicago composer/arrangers and various seasonal favorites. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Country Night in Berwyn Holiday Show

Thu, Dec 21 2017, 7:30pm - $10 - At the door only
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city for a big holiday show! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Lauren Anderson, Erik Anderson, Anthony Caulkins (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Dec 22 2017, 7:30pm - $8 - Tickets
"Anderson is a great package deal, great vocalist, superb songwriter, deeply rooted in blues and roots music and so much more." Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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The Redmonds Christmas Show

Fri, Dec 22 2017, 8:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Celebrate the holidays with a blend of country, pop and blues. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Flirting with Time: A Tribute to Tom Petty

Sat, Dec 23 2017, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Join us as we celebrate the life and music of Tom Petty. Featuring a rotating cast of Chicago musicians with backing band, The Honeybees. Proceeds to benefit One America Appeal. The hurricane relief effort spearheaded by former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Christmas Eve (Club and SideBar Closed)

Sun, Dec 24 2017, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays!

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Christmas Day (Club & SideBar Closed)

Mon, Dec 25 2017, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays!

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 26 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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'It's A Wonderful Life' Pop-Up Bar (SideBar)

Wed, Dec 27 2017, 6:00pm - Free - Just hit the tip jar!
The Roosevelt Room transforms FitzGerald's SideBar into Nick’s, an “It’s a Wonderful Life” themed pop-up bar, every Wednesday in December. The Nick’s pop-up is the go to place for those who want to revel in holiday cheer, have a nostalgic experience, enjoy a craft cocktail and listen to top-notch jazz.

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

Wed, Dec 27 2017, 7:30pm - Free but RSVP required - limited capacity - Tickets
FitzGerald’s is very grateful for the overwhelming interest and requests to expand the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Pop-Up bar from the SideBar to the club. Therefore, we have decided to keep the spirit of the season alive and do one big viewing party inside of the holiday-themed club with live music to follow. There will be Schlitz beer on special with a limited vintage cocktail menu done by The Roosevelt Room. RSVP is limited to 4 spots per person and will only be available via TicketWeb starting Friday, November 17 at 11 am. PLEASE NOTE: NOT TRANSFERABLE- ALL GUESTS MUST SHOW ID WHICH MATCHES THE RESERVATION NAME - NO EXCEPTIONS. RSVP IS FOR FITZGERALD'S NIGHTCLUB ONLY. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY INTO FITZGERALD'S SIDEBAR.

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Cash Box Kings, The Jimmys

Thu, Dec 28 2017, 7:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Tough, real deal classic Chicago blues. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Dec 29 2017, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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The Worst Year Ever

Sat, Dec 30 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
With music by The Shams Band and more! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ronnie Baker Brooks

Sun, Dec 31 2017, 9:00pm - $40 - Tickets
A rockin', soulful NYEve celebration with the Chicago blues artist. Plus we'll have party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 pm. Sponsored by Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

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Expo '76 & the Total Pro Horns plus guests (Sidebar Music Room)

Sun, Dec 31 2017, 9:00pm - $30 - Tickets
Rock in the New Year with Expo's stunning list of hits and obscure cover tunes! Plus party hats, favors and champagne toast. Doors open at 8 pm. Sponsored by Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

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January


New Year's Day (Club and SideBar Closed)

Mon, Jan 01 2018, 5:00pm
Happy New Year 2018!

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Ian Leith (SideBar)

Fri, Jan 12 2018, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Ian Leith is on a "quest of endless possibilities with these here fingers."

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Coyote Riot

Fri, Jan 12 2018, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An evening of bluegrass music Chicago style! Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Belvederes

Fri, Jan 19 2018, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale Dec. 1 - Tickets
One of our favorite local roots-rock bands. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Rico Birthday Bash

Fri, Jan 26 2018, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale Dec. 1 - Tickets
Come dance the night away at Ricky's (Rico's) Birthday Bash -- Classic Rock, Soul & Funk. Doors open at 7 pm.

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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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