September


Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 02 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Steve Duke Trio

Wed, Sep 03 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9).

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Chicago Red Hots Roller Derby Benefit Concert

Wed, Sep 03 2014, 8:00pm - $5
Support the team on their way to the USARS Roller Derby Nationals. Raffle, live music and lots of fun!

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Petra's Recession Seven

Thu, Sep 04 2014, 8:00pm - $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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Tom Russell

Fri, Sep 05 2014, 8:00pm - $25 in advance, $30 at the door - Tickets
"Tom Russell is an original, a brillant songwriter with a restless curiosity and an almost violent imagination." —Annie Proulx (This is a seated show in the club.)

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Eric Lindell & Co. (In the Tent)

Fri, Sep 05 2014, 9:00pm - $15 in advance; $20 at the door - Tickets
Summertime outdoor dance party and BBQ! Capri Restaurante will be grillin' some tasty treats.

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Oak Park Firefighters Local 95 Benefit

Sat, Sep 06 2014, 7:30pm - $60 - At the door only
Oak Park Firefighters Local 95 benefit to support the Patrick Luby Foundation and the Ride Janie Ride Foundation.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Sep 07 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, Sep 09 2014, 7:30pm - $8 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: "Don't Stand So Close to Me."

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 09 2014, 8:00pm - Free
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Chicago Singer Spotlight

Wed, Sep 10 2014, 8:00pm - $8
Chicagoland's premier showcase for amateur vocal talent - see them before they become stars!

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SideBar Sessions with NIA Quintet

Wed, Sep 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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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Mic Control, AZP and Ian Leith

Thu, Sep 11 2014, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists.

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Wishbone Ash (Varied Set; 7:30 pm)

Fri, Sep 12 2014, 7:30pm - $25 per show; $40 for both - Tickets
Rock and blues icons in two separate shows at 7:30 (a varied set) and 10 pm (the "Live Dates" album in its entirety).

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Ladies of the Canyon (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Sep 12 2014, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
The Ladies sing the music of Eva Cassidy.

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Wishbone Ash ("Live Dates" Album; 10 pm)

Fri, Sep 12 2014, 10:00pm - $25 per show; $40 for both - Tickets
Rock and blues icons in two separate shows at 7:30 (a varied set) and 10 pm (the "Live Dates" album in its entirety).

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Janiva Magness

Sat, Sep 13 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
"One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul…Thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money." —MOJO

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24th Street Wailers (SideBar)

Sat, Sep 13 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Discover the roots of blues, gospel and R&B in the music of this Canadian band.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, Sep 14 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 16 2014, 8:00pm - Free
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Anne Hills (CD release)

Wed, Sep 17 2014, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Anne Hills celebrates the release of her new CD, "Tracks," a collection of train-inspired songs including originals and covers of songs by Steve Goodman and Michael Smith.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Sep 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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Axes of Evil featuring Chris Neville, David Blamires and Jon Paul in the SideBar

Thu, Sep 18 2014, 9:00pm - Free
A hit parade of songs from the '70s-today.

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Oak Park School of Rock presents Woodstock

Fri, Sep 19 2014, 7:00pm - $10 in advance; $12 at the door - Tickets
Students perform music from Woodstock. (Come for the School of Rock show and stay for Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts at no extra charge.)

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Sep 19 2014, 9:00pm - $10
An army of guitar players — bring your instrument and join in!

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Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Fri, Sep 19 2014, 9:45pm - $10 - On sale Aug. 29 - Tickets
Beatles-esque Cosmic Americana from Milwaukee! (Come for the School of Rock show at 7 pm and stay for this show at no extra charge.)

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Jesse Dee; The Velvet Jimis

Sat, Sep 20 2014, 9:00pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
Blue-eyed soul explored and updated. Plus a mix of soul, funk and hip-hop. On sale Aug. 29 at the club and TicketWeb.

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Oak Park School of Rock presents Woodstock

Sun, Sep 21 2014, 1:00pm - $10 in advance; $12 at the door - Tickets
Students perform the greatest hits from Woodstock Music Festival.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Sep 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, Sep 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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Open Mic in the Club (New Night)

Tue, Sep 23 2014, 8:00pm - Free
New night for performances in the club. Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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SideBar Sessions with Chris Madsen Quartet

Wed, Sep 24 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic/Electric Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Expo '76 (Club)

Wed, Sep 24 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Sponsored by Argus Brewery.

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Slaid Cleaves

Thu, Sep 25 2014, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The Texas singer-songwriter digs into his impressive songbook, including tunes from his recent album "Still Fighting the War." (This is a seated show in the club.)

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Country Night in Berwyn with John Ballentyne's Crazy Heart, Blue Lorraine and Jacque Judy (SideBar)

Thu, Sep 25 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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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 26 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll, last Friday of every month.

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The Waco Brothers

Fri, Sep 26 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale Sept. 5 - Tickets
The Wacos return with their loud, energizing collision of punk and country. On sale Sept. 5 at the club and TicketWeb.

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CLUB CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

Sat, Sep 27 2014, 5:00pm

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Dream of Life: A Springsteen 65th Birthday Bash Tribute with Bucky Halker and Friends (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Sep 27 2014, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An acoustic celebration of the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Sep 28 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 30 2014, 8:00pm - Free
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October


SideBar Sessions with Alyssa Algood Quartet

Wed, Oct 01 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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Petra's Recession Seven (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Oct 02 2014, 8:00pm - $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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Oktoberfest with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys and The Red Elvises

Fri, Oct 03 2014, 8:00pm - $15 - On sale Aug. 22 - Tickets
Celebrate Oktoberfest the FitzGerald's way with an evening of western swing, rockabilly, traditional country and good ole rock 'n' roll. On sale August 22 at the club and TicketWeb.

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CLUB CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

Sat, Oct 04 2014, 5:00pm

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Animal Care League presents Barktoberfest (SideBar)

Sat, Oct 04 2014, 7:00pm - $65 in advance to Sept. 27; $75 at the door - Tickets
Celebrate fall at this benefit to raise money for homeless animals.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Oct 05 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with NIA Quintet

Wed, Oct 08 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Steve Wynn (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Oct 10 2014, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
"The ex-Dream Syndicate frontman's a veritable Ph.D. of timeless rock songcraft" - Chicago Tribune

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Pat McLaughlin Band with Jamie McLaughlin

Sat, Oct 11 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale Aug. 22 - Tickets
Two McLaughlins for the price of one! A FitzGerald favorite returns with a band featuring his son, 15-year-old son on guitar, as well as two veteran Nashville players — Greg Morrow (drums) and Dave Roe (upright bass).

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Oct 12 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Music in the Club! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with New Standard Quintet

Wed, Oct 15 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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Story Slam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Oct 16 2014, 7:00pm - $50 - Tickets
Stories of travel, adventure, mishap and discovery!

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Curtis McMurtry (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Oct 17 2014, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
The son of James McMurtry makes his FitzGerald's debut! One day you'll boast you saw him in this intimate setting.

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Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson

Sat, Oct 18 2014, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
The World's #1 Instrumental Combo team up with the roots-music legend playing material from their new album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits."

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Kids Rockin' Costume Party featuring Los Straitjackets with Deke Dickerson

Sun, Oct 19 2014, 11:00am - $25 for adults; $5 for 12 and under - Tickets
All proceeds to benefit Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Oct 19 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, Oct 19 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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Shout Section Big Band

Wed, Oct 22 2014, 7:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club.

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SideBar Sessions with Marshall Vente Octet

Wed, Oct 22 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Charlie Parr (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 25 2014, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
A rising singer-songwriter from Austin -- Minnesota!! Advance tickets on sale at Ticketfly only.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Oct 26 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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SideBar Sessions with Tim McNamara/Ellen Germaine Group

Wed, Oct 29 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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November


Heartsfield

Sat, Nov 01 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Up-tempo, foot-stompin’ country music!

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Savoy Family Cajun Band

Sun, Nov 02 2014, 7:00pm - $20 - On sale Aug. 22 - Tickets
Classic Cajun music from Louisiana. On sale August 22 at the club and TicketWeb.

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Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

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

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Deacon Blues featuring Howard Levy with special guest Chuck Webb

Sat, Nov 15 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale Aug. 29 - Tickets
The premier STEELY DAN tribute experience. Tonight featuring some special guests. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29 at the club and TicketWeb.

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