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September


The Menards

Sat, Sep 21 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Country, blues and folk rock.

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Reckless Kelly, David Quinn

Sat, Sep 21 2019, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following. " - A Taste of Country. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Shout Section Big Band

Sun, Sep 22 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Nobody's Girl, Colin Gilmore Band (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Sep 22 2019, 7:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening of folk and Americana. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Sep 24 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Greyhounds

Wed, Sep 25 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
From Austin, a band with a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, funk, and the Bakersfield country of Buck Owens into a style that has been described as "Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top." Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Sep 25 2019, 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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Jazz Couples (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Sep 26 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of jazz with Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips. The 4th Thursday of the month through October. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Country Night in Berwyn with New Heartaches and Los Gallos

Thu, Sep 26 2019, 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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Concerts in the Yard: The Bottle Rockets, Working Mother

Fri, Sep 27 2019, 7:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
Don't miss FitzGerald's final outdoor concert. (In case of rain, the show will move into the club.) Sponsored by 805 California Blonde Ale. Plus food by Sergio’s Taquerounchingo.com. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Red Elvises

Fri, Sep 27 2019, 10:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Crazy fun with this Russian band's take on American rock and roll! Doors open at 9 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 27 2019, 10:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Chicago Honky Tonk presents A Saturday Special

Sat, Sep 28 2019, 4:00pm - $15 in advance, $20 day of show - Tickets
Featuring music on two stages — Club and SideBar — plus food by Big Star and a vintage pop-up market. Music by The Cowpokes, Ryan Koenig, J.P. Cyr and the Midnightmen, The Golden Roses, Todd Day Wait's Pigpen, David Quinn, Joe Wortell and the Natural Law, Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders, Wild Earp and the Free For Alls. Doors open at 3 pm; music starts at 4 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Sep 29 2019, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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October


Bluesday Tuesday with Toronzo Cannon & the Chicago Way (CD Release)

Tue, Oct 01 2019, 7:00pm - $10 - Tickets
The Chicago bluesman celebrates his new album, "The Preacher, the Politician or the Pimp." Bluesday Tuesday is the best blues bargain in town. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Oct 01 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Senator Don Harmon: The Special Session

Wed, Oct 02 2019, 7:30pm - $100 includes food - Tickets
A fundraiser featuring the Don Harmon Band. We promise good music and a good time! Come out to support our progressive voice in Springfield!

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SideBar Sessions wit Greg Dudzienski Quartet

Wed, Oct 02 2019, 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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John Prine Birthday Party Tribute featuring Tim Gleason & Aaron Kelly with The Illegal Smiles

Thu, Oct 03 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Two sets featuring the songs of one of America's great singer-songwriters. (NOTE: John Prine will not be here.) Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bitters (SideBar)

Thu, Oct 03 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
A power quintet of music improvisation and live music mixology.

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Acoustic Friday with Jenny Bienemann & Friends (SideBar)

Fri, Oct 04 2019, 6:00pm - $5 donation
These sessions will feature family and friends including Jenny's husband Robin Bienemann, and a rotating cast of local and national singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists.

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The Bama Lamas, Miss Barbara Clifford & the Shakin' Tailfeathers, Gina Marie & the Golden Bucks

Fri, Oct 04 2019, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
An evening of rock, rockabilly and soul! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Friends for Judge Cara Smith Fall Reception

Sun, Oct 06 2019, 1:00pm
From 1-3 pm, a fundraiser with donations to Friends for Judge Cara Smith greatly appreciated.

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Music & Potlucks present FolktoberFest (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Oct 06 2019, 4:00pm - $35 in advance, $40 at door - Tickets
Featuring Songwriters in the Round: Mark Dvorak, Michael Peter Smith and Heather Styka, plus a vocal workshop, acoustic jam and food. Doors open at 3 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Oct 06 2019, 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, Oct 08 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Oct 08 2019, 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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SideBar Sessions with Chicago Latin Jazz Collective

Wed, Oct 09 2019, 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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StorySlam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Oct 10 2019, 7:00pm - $60 includes admission, food and entertainment - 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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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Joe Rian, Deep Cricket Night, Forty Foot Flames (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Oct 10 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists. Doors open at 7 pm. PBR's $2!!

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Bunkertown (SideBar)

Fri, Oct 11 2019, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
A mix of folk, rock, blues and country.

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Nora Jane Struthers

Fri, Oct 11 2019, 8:30pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door - Tickets
A performance by Nora Jane and her band is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Animal Care League presents Barktoberfest (SideBar)

Sat, Oct 12 2019, 7:00pm - $65 in advance, $75 at door - Tickets
From 7-11 pm, the 7th annual benefit to raise money for homeless animals.

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The Bros. Landreth

Sat, Oct 12 2019, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
Slide guitar, blood harmony, and heart-on-your sleeve songwriting. The Brothers Landreth specialize in love gone bad and cowboy lullabies. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sun, Oct 13 2019, 5:00pm
There will be no big band jazz tonight.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Oct 15 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Oct 16 2019, 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. Free dance lesson during the break. Doors open at 6 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Oct 16 2019, 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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Slaid Cleaves

Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
The Texas singer-songwriter digs into his impressive songbook. Two sets. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

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Phil Angotti and Friends (SideBar)

Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Phil’s original music plus some choice rock/pop - guaranteed to raise a smile!

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Ian Leith with special guest Chris Neville plus Jon Carpender (SideBar)

Fri, Oct 18 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Ian Leith is on a "quest of endless possibilities with these here fingers."

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Smooth Hound Smith, Kyshonna

Fri, Oct 18 2019, 8:30pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
A foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “one-man-band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 19 2019, 8:00pm - $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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Expo '76 (Club)

Sat, Oct 19 2019, 9:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $4 Brickstone APA pints! Doors open at 7 pm.

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

Sun, Oct 20 2019, 5:30pm - $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, Oct 20 2019, 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 Club

Tue, Oct 22 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Juliet Simmons Dinallo & Michael Dinallo

Wed, Oct 23 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - On sale Aug. 30 - Tickets
The Nashville husband-wife musical duo perform. Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Harry Tonchev Trio

Wed, Oct 23 2019, 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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Jazz Couples (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Oct 24 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of jazz with Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips. The 4th Thursday of the month through October. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The What 4 perform 'Abbey Road'

Fri, Oct 25 2019, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
The What Four (featuring Phil Angotti, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, John Perrin w special guests TBA) perform Beatles "Abbey Road" as the album celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Oct 25 2019, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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OPRF High School Class of 1979 Reunion

Sat, Oct 26 2019, 7:30pm - $50 before Sept. 30, $60 after
Class of 1979 40th year reunion.

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Peter Case (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 26 2019, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The three time Grammy nominee, Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Doors open at 7 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Oct 27 2019, 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, Oct 29 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Andy Baker's House Quintet

Wed, Oct 30 2019, 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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November


American English

Fri, Nov 01 2019, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Chicago's #1 Beatles Tribute Band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Switchback

Sat, Nov 02 2019, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack who draw on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chris Ligon CD Release Party and Variety Show with special guests The Flat Five

Fri, Nov 08 2019, 8:00pm - $25 - On sale Sept. 20 - Tickets
Also on hand for the evening is Sharon Rutledge of the North Berwyn Rhythm and Soul Organization and artist Heather McAdams will project amazing 16mm films throughout the evening. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Wild Ponies

Wed, Nov 13 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - On sale Aug. 30 - Tickets
Doug and Telisha Williams and band showcase their bold approach to Appalachian music. Doors open at 7 pm.

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SisterHouse Benefit (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Nov 14 2019, 6:00pm - $50 in advance; $60 at the door - Tickets
From 6-9 pm, Join SisterHouse for the 6th Annual Fall Fundraiser with dinner, cash bar, raffles, a silent auction and magic by John Measner! Please come out to support more than 35 years of helping to transform the lives of women in recovery!

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Jerry Douglas (solo)

Thu, Nov 14 2019, 8:00pm - $30 in advance, $35 at door - Tickets
Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Donna the Buffalo

Fri, Nov 15 2019, 8:30pm - $25 in advance, $30 at door - On sale Aug. 30 - Tickets
One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Zimmermen: Tribute to 'The Last Waltz'

Sat, Nov 16 2019, 8:30pm - $20 - On sale Aug. 30 - Tickets
The Zimmermen salute "The Last Waltz," featuring two sets of the music from the classic concert by Terry White, Pat Brennan, Andon Davis, John Carpender, Klem Hayes, Chris Neville and special guests Grant Tye, Ryan Anderson, Loren Middleton and more. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Beyond Hunger Benefit with Indigo Girls plus Chastity Brown

Sat, Nov 23 2019, 7:00pm - $200 - Tickets
This Show Is Sold Out. Beyond Hunger has a wait list. If you are interested, email Lauren at lauren@gobeyondhunger.org. Any questions call Beyond Hunger at (708) 386-1324.

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Terrapin Flyer

Wed, Nov 27 2019, 9:00pm - $10 - On sale Aug. 30 - Tickets
Grateful Dead music from some of the top performers on the Chicago jam scene. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Closed for Thanksgiving

Thu, Nov 28 2019, 5:00pm

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Ha Ha Tonka, The Spring Standards

Sat, Nov 30 2019, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Indie-meets-Southern rock. Doors open at 7 pm.

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