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November


Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Nov 20 2019, 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, Nov 20 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, Nov 20 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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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Rich Klevgard and the Divine Cohorts, The Tonellis, Filip Herbst

Thu, Nov 21 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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Phil Angotti and Friends (SideBar)

Thu, Nov 21 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Phil’s original music plus some choice rock/pop - guaranteed to raise a smile!

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Fletcher Rockwell, Kevin Prchal and the Wheeling Birds

Fri, Nov 22 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
A mix of Americana and classic rock & roll of '70s. 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 - SOLD OUT - Tickets
This Show Is Sold Out. For those with tickets, doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm.

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James McCandless Tribute Show

Sun, Nov 24 2019, 4:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Join us for the 6th annual tribute show where local singer/songwriters celebrate the songs of the late great Chicago folk legend. Doors open at 3 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Nov 24 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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Curt Morrison's Student Guitar Recital

Mon, Nov 25 2019, 7:00pm - No cover
Curt Morrison's guitar students perform on the big stage. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Nov 26 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Nov 27 2019, 5:00pm
Classic cocktails with a modern twist every Wednesday in the SideBar.

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Terrapin Flyer

Wed, Nov 27 2019, 9:00pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
Grateful Dead music from some of the top performers on the Chicago jam scene. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Expo '76 (SideBar Music Room)

Wed, Nov 27 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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Closed for Thanksgiving

Thu, Nov 28 2019, 5:00pm

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Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Holiday (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Nov 29 2019, 7:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
Honky Tonk the holidays away with The Master Of The Telecaster! Early 7pm show, doors open at 6pm.

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Off Broadway, The Imperial Sound

Fri, Nov 29 2019, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
The power pop band performs one long set plus an opening set of swinging pop/soul. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Nov 29 2019, 10:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Alewife (SideBar)

Sat, Nov 30 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Five member combo rocking the roots of surf/sci-fi from around this vast global multicultural milieu. Equatorial. Extraterrestrial. Extemporaneous. Exquisite.

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Ha Ha Tonka, The Spring Standards, The Inventors

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

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December


Chicago Grandstand Big Band, Lakes County High School Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 01 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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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 03 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Dec 04 2019, 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, Dec 04 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 Jazz from Planet Flippo Trio

Wed, Dec 04 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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Exposure Local Music Showcase

Thu, Dec 05 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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Bitters (SideBar)

Thu, Dec 05 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
A power quintet of music improvisation and live music mixology.

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Club Closed for a Private Event

Fri, Dec 06 2019, 5:00pm

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Acoustic Friday with Jenny Bienemann & Friends (SideBar)

Fri, Dec 06 2019, 7:00pm - $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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Chris & Heather's Country Calendar Show

Sat, Dec 07 2019, 8:00pm - $25 - Tickets
This annual event has evolved from a strictly "country" show to a multi dimensional event featuring 12 live acts and vintage 16mm films. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jazz Community Big Band Holiday Show with vocalist Ava Logan

Sun, Dec 08 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, Dec 10 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Dec 10 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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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Dec 11 2019, 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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Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles

Wed, Dec 11 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Guitar slinger Borges fronts a power rock foursome that walks that fine line between punk and country like a boss. Come rock out! Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Greg Dudzienski Quartet

Wed, Dec 11 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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Ron and Naomi's Christmas Special

Thu, Dec 12 2019, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Join us for the 10th annual presentation of the best Holiday Season Kickoff south of the North Pole! Two nights...Dec. 12-13. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Ron and Naomi's Christmas Special

Fri, Dec 13 2019, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Join us for the 10th annual presentation of the best Holiday Season Kickoff south of the North Pole! Two nights...Dec. 12-13. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Bunkertown (SideBar)

Fri, Dec 13 2019, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
A mix of folk, rock, blues and country.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Dec 14 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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Brave Combo Holiday Spectacular

Sat, Dec 14 2019, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
This annual holiday party is a FitzGerald favorite. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners, Hinsdale Central High School Jazz Band

Sun, Dec 15 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, Dec 15 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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Jon Dee Graham, Bonnie Whitmore

Tue, Dec 17 2019, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
"Jon Dee Graham is the Titan of American songwriters." - Jason Isbell Doors open at 7 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Dec 17 2019, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Dec 18 2019, 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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Rob Parton's Big Band Christmas Reunion with vocalist Leslie Beukelman and Riverside-Brookfield High School Jazz Band

Wed, Dec 18 2019, 7:00pm - $15, $5 (17 & under) - Tickets
Performing the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Chicago composer/arrangers and various seasonal favorites. Doors open at 6 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Dec 18 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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Country Night in Berwyn Holiday Show

Thu, Dec 19 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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The Redmonds Holiday Show

Fri, Dec 20 2019, 8:00pm - $12 in advance at TicketWeb and at club or $10 with a non-perishable food item at door only - Tickets
With The Redmonds, Petty Union (Tom Petty tribute band), 24/7 (kid rock band) and Second to Rome. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Christmas with the Beatles (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Dec 20 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Music by SGT. SAUERKRAUT'S POLKA BAND (high-energy Beatles polkas), DANNY DONUTS (Beatles parodies with a Christmas twist) BEATLEJAM (Chicago's All-Star Beatles Jam Band) featuring some very special guests. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Heavy Sounds Stax Holiday Revue

Sat, Dec 21 2019, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Soul and funk with guests Renaldo Domino, Gina Bloom and Theo Huff. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Lovehouse Rockin' Holiday Show (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Dec 21 2019, 9:00pm - $5
It's the annual Rockin' Holiday Show featuring a set list of classics from the '60s to today.

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

Sun, Dec 22 2019, 1:00pm - SOLD OUT - No cover charge - Reservations are required via TicketWeb beginning Oct. 18, 11 am - Tickets
SOLD OUT. Due to popular demand, we'll be bringing back our screenings of the with themed drinks including ZuZu's Petals (Bluecoat Gin, crème de violette, lemon, ginger beer), Flaming Rum Punch and Mulled Wine. Fans are encouraged to dress in period costume! Doors open at noon.

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Shout Section Big Band with vocalist Wayne Powers

Sun, Dec 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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Anderson Family Holiday Jamboree (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, Dec 22 2019, 7:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Third Annual Anderson Holiday Jamboree: In Support of Ascend Together. Doors open at 6 pm.

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

Mon, Dec 23 2019, 7:00pm - SOLD OUT - No cover charge - Reservations are required via TicketWeb beginning Oct. 18, 11 am - Tickets
SOLD OUT. Due to popular demand, we'll be bringing back our screenings of the classic Christmas film. The club will be home to all things Pottersville with themed drinks including ZuZu's Petals (Bluecoat Gin, crème de violette, lemon, ginger beer), Flaming Rum Punch and Mulled Wine. Fans are encouraged to dress in period costume! Doors open at noon.

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Club and SideBar Closed for Christmas Eve

Tue, Dec 24 2019, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays from everyone at FitzGerald's!

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Club and SideBar Closed for Christmas Day

Wed, Dec 25 2019, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays from everyone at FitzGerald's!

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Club an SideBar Closed

Thu, Dec 26 2019, 5:00pm
Happy Holidays from everyone at FitzGerald's!

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Dec 27 2019, 8:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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Ronnie Baker Brooks

Fri, Dec 27 2019, 9:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
A rockin' celebration of the Chicago blues. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Fin Del Año Fiesta - A Night Of Latin Dance Featuring ÉSSO

Sat, Dec 28 2019, 9:00pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
The dynamic musical ensemble performs a variety of roots rock inspired dance music from North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands. Doors open at 7 pm.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Dec 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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NEW YEAR'S EVE with Expo '76 & the Total Pro Horns plus Robert Cornelius (Club)

Tue, Dec 31 2019, 9:00pm - $40 - Tickets
Expo '76 brings in the New Year with special guest Robert Cornelius. Plus party hats, favors and champagne toast. Doors open at 8 pm.

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January


Club and SideBar Closed for New Year's Day

Wed, Jan 01 2020, 5:00pm
Happy New Year!

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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks

Sat, Jan 11 2020, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Waco Brothers

Fri, Jan 24 2020, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
A band that never fails to entertain with its raucous brand of punk country. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Rico Birthday Bash

Fri, Jan 31 2020, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Ricky's annual birthday celebration is an evening of classic rock, soul, funk and a great time! Doors open at 7 pm.

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February


Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes, Joseph Huber

Sat, Feb 15 2020, 8:30pm - $12 in advance, $15 at the door - Tickets
“Chicago Farmer has one of the most haunting voices of our generation. And with that indelible voice he paints musical still-life’s of modern America that alternately frighten and inspire.” - Joe Pug (Doors open at 7 pm.)

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Church of Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute)

Fri, Feb 21 2020, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
What the Church of Church has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. Doors open at 7 pm.

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April


The Fred Eaglesmith Show starring Tif Ginn

Thu, Apr 02 2020, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
Keeping the heart of rock 'n' roll alive. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Switchback

Sat, Apr 04 2020, 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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