June


Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jun 20 2018, 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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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Jun 20 2018, 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 (the waltz) during the break. Doors open at 6 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Suenos

Wed, Jun 20 2018, 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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Karaoke4Kids Benefit

Thu, Jun 21 2018, 7:00pm - $50 in advance, $55 at the door - Tickets
To benefit the Collaboration for Early Childhood. This is a 21+ event.

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Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Jun 21 2018, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of jazz. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Tripwirz (SideBar)

Fri, Jun 22 2018, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Tripwirz is a local band combining members of the former C.O. Jones band & the duo Heidi & Dave.

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Girls Guns & Glory, Kent Rose

Fri, Jun 22 2018, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
"Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks" - Rolling Stone. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Professor Moptop: The Dawn of The Beatles

Sat, Jun 23 2018, 7:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Professor Moptop begins his 4-part series on the Beatles with an educational course for all Beatle maniacs AND fanatics! Doors open at 7 pm (this is a seated show).

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Jun 24 2018, 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, Jun 26 2018, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jun 27 2018, 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 Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Jun 27 2018, 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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Scott Ligon's All-Star Freakout!, Paul Sanchez

Wed, Jun 27 2018, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A heady mix of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, country & soul with Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough, Joel Patterson, John Perrin, Doug Corcoran, Bongo Randy Rogers. The band will be in residency throughout the summer at FitzGerald's. Plus tonight New Orleans singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez opens the show. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Victory 2018 — Democratic Party of Oak Park Fundraiser

Thu, Jun 28 2018, 6:00pm - $75 - Tickets
From 6-8 pm, DPOP's annual fundraiser. This year they celebrate women and anti-gun violence volunteers in our community. Special guest will be Juliana Stratton, Democratic nominee fo Illinois Lt. Governor.

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Far Too Close, The Hogmires (SideBar)

Thu, Jun 28 2018, 8:00pm - $8 donation
Fast driving traditional Irish and old-time string group from the southside of Chicago. Plus bluegrass by Dan Spielman and Alex Greenberg.

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FitzGerald's 37th American Music Festival

Fri, Jun 29 2018, 4:30pm - $40 - Tickets
James McMurtry, Eric Lindell, The Band of Heathens, Bob Schneider, Alice Drinks the Kool Aid, Sam Lewis, Marcella & Her Lovers, Brian Johannesen, The Salty Dogs, Curtis McMurtry, Brett Newski, Jenny Bienemann & Friends, Bitters. Sponsored by Miller Lite.

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FitzGerald's 37th American Music Festival

Sat, Jun 30 2018, 1:00pm - $40 - Tickets
Joe Ely Band, Kelly Willis, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Michelle Malone, Flirting with Time: A Tribute to Tom Petty, Jon Dee Graham & the Fighting Cocks, Ruby Boots, Vanessa Davis, Kevin Gordon Band, Devil in a Woodpile, Katy Guillen & the Girls, Wild Skies, Northside Barbershop Quartet, JP Cyr & the Midnight Men, Blue Ribbon Glee Club

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July


FitzGerald's 37th American Music Festival

Sun, Jul 01 2018, 1:00pm - $50 - Tickets
Marcia Ball Band, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Banditos, John Moreland, Geno Delafose, Archie Bell, Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, Expo ’76, Zephaniah Ohora, Josefina, Al Scorch, The Belvederes, Kevin A. Prchal, Ron Lazzeretti, Cannonball, Bunkertown, The Menards. Sponsored by Miller Lite.

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Club and SideBar Closed

Mon, Jul 02 2018, 5:00pm
Club and SideBar closed today. American Music Festival resumes tomorrow July 3.

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FitzGerald's 37th American Music Festival

Tue, Jul 03 2018, 4:30pm - $50 - Tickets
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, Blackfoot Gypsies, Robbie Fulks with Linda Gail Lewis and Scott Ligon, Nikki Hill, Tributosaurus becomes The Band, Charlie Parr, Luke Winslow King, Jaime Wyatt, Dave Herrero, Fox Crossing Stringband, Dowd/Drew, The Heavy Sounds, The Sunshine Boys. Sponsored by Miller Lite.

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Club and SideBar Closed

Wed, Jul 04 2018, 5:00pm
We're taking a few days of R&R to recover from the American Music Festival!

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Club and SideBar Closed

Thu, Jul 05 2018, 5:00pm
We're taking another day of R&R to recover from the American Music Festival!

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Acoustic Fridays with Jenny Bienemann & Friends (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 06 2018, 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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Terrapin Flyer

Fri, Jul 06 2018, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A Chicago-based Grateful Dead band whose revolving cast features top performers in the jamband scene. Doors open at 7 pm.

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16th Street Theater BASH: Letters From Our Heroes

Sat, Jul 07 2018, 1:00pm - $50 ($95/couple) in advance, $55 ($100/couple) at door, childen under 12 free - Tickets
Listen to live music under the tent. Enjoy delicious food, silent auction, and many raffles for great prizes! Then go inside FitzGerald’s to enjoy a performance featuring 16th Street actors reading letters from our heroes submitted by members of our community.

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Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

Sat, Jul 07 2018, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Keepers of the Zydeco Flame! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band: Beatles' Songs

Sun, Jul 08 2018, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the movie "Yellow Submarine" (being re-released in theaters in July), Chicago Grandstand Big Band will celebrate The Beatles by playing some of the arrangements that were arranged for big bands, including Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Chicago Grandstand and others. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Red Elvises (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Jul 08 2018, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Crazy fun with this Russian band's take on American rock and roll! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bluesday Tuesday with Joanna Connor

Tue, Jul 10 2018, 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. Doors open at 6 pm.

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson (Workshop in SideBar Music Room)

Tue, Jul 10 2018, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
This unplugped story share will help to get your feet wet and build your confidence with storytelling. We will specifically work on developing 2-minute stories. All levels are welcome. Doors open at 7 pm. NOTE: The usual VoiceBox storytelling event this month will be on July 17 in the club.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 10 2018, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jul 11 2018, 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 Chicago Latin Jazz Connection featuring Peter Lerner

Wed, Jul 11 2018, 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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Scott Ligon's All-Star Freakout!

Wed, Jul 11 2018, 8:30pm - $10 - At the door only
A heady mix of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, country & soul with Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough, Joel Patterson, John Perrin, Doug Corcoran, Bongo Randy Rogers. The band will be in residency throughout the summer at FitzGerald's. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Housing Forward Trivia Night

Thu, Jul 12 2018, 7:00pm - $45 - Tickets
A fundraiser for the social service agency that helps to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase (SideBar)

Thu, Jul 12 2018, 8:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists. Doors open at 7 pm. PBR's $2!!

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Nigel Mack (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 13 2018, 8:00pm - $10 donation
Chicago blues ‘triple threat’ Nigel Mack delivers a high-energy show that fuses blues classics with the punch of contemporary original blues.

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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks, Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders

Sat, Jul 14 2018, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly. Plus some urban honky-tonk. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Teen Artist Open Mic (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Jul 15 2018, 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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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Jul 17 2018, 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, Jul 17 2018, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jul 18 2018, 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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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra

Wed, Jul 18 2018, 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 (the waltz) during the break. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Sidebar Sessions with Rob Clearfield Quartet

Wed, Jul 18 2018, 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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Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Jul 19 2018, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of jazz. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Scott Ligon's All-Star Freakout!

Thu, Jul 19 2018, 8:30pm - $10 - At the door only
A heady mix of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, country & soul with Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough, Joel Patterson, John Perrin, Doug Corcoran, Bongo Randy Rogers. The band will be in residency throughout the summer at FitzGerald's. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cliff Johnson & The Raine

Sat, Jul 21 2018, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
The power pop icon performs his signature songs. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Jul 21 2018, 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

Sun, Jul 22 2018, 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 24 2018, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jul 25 2018, 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 Mitch Paliga Quartet

Wed, Jul 25 2018, 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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Country Night in Berwyn

Thu, Jul 26 2018, 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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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 27 2018, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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LOTUS

Fri, Jul 27 2018, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An All-Star Tribute to Santana.

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Club Closed for a Private Party

Sat, Jul 28 2018, 5:00pm

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SideBar Closed for a Privae Party

Sat, Jul 28 2018, 5:00pm

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Jul 29 2018, 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, Jul 31 2018, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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August


SideBar Sessions with New Standard Quintet

Wed, Aug 01 2018, 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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Scott Ligon's All-Star Freakout!

Thu, Aug 02 2018, 8:30pm - $10 - At the door only
A heady mix of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, country & soul with Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough, Joel Patterson, John Perrin, Doug Corcoran, Bongo Randy Rogers. The band will be in residency throughout the summer at FitzGerald's. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Terry White & the Loaded Dice, Ron Lazzeretti Band

Sat, Aug 04 2018, 8:30pm - $12 - Tickets
The local singer-songwriters perform their original tunes. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band, After School Matters Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 05 2018, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Martin Van Ruin (Album Release), The Shams Band

Fri, Aug 17 2018, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Matin Van Ruin celebrates the release of it's new album. Plus soul from The Shams Band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 19 2018, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Aug 22 2018, 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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Bossa Blue Presents: A Tribute to the James Taylor Songbook

Thu, Aug 23 2018, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
James Taylor songs re-imagined and re-energized! Singer-songwriter Brad Cole's project Bossa Blue combines Latin rhythms, jazz, dub, rock and soulful blues along with intriguing vocal interplay to create their unique and intoxicating grooves. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Switchback

Fri, Aug 24 2018, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack who draw from traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Waco Brothers

Sat, Aug 25 2018, 9:00pm - $15 - On sale May 18 - Tickets
Meet up at the crossroads of punk and country! Doors open at 7 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Aug 26 2018, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Scott Ligon's All-Star Freakout!

Thu, Aug 30 2018, 8:30pm - $10 - At the door only
A heady mix of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, country & soul with Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough, Joel Patterson, John Perrin, Doug Corcoran, Bongo Randy Rogers. The band will be in residency throughout the summer at FitzGerald's. Doors open at 7 pm.

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September


The Flat Five

Sat, Sep 01 2018, 8:30pm - $18 in advance, $20 at the door - On sale May 18 - Tickets
Pop vocal super-group featuring Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Shinyribs

Fri, Sep 07 2018, 9:00pm - $20 - On sale June 22 - Tickets
An evening with Shinyribs is a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Deacon Blues Anniversary Show

Fri, Sep 21 2018, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
A tribute to Steely Dan. Doors open at 7 pm.

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October


StorySlam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Oct 11 2018, 7:00pm - Tickets start at $50 and include 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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