May


Country Night in Berwyn with Gerald Dowd and Dennis Leise

Thu, May 25 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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"This Is Our Life": Dave and Jodi Walker

Fri, May 26 2017, 8:00pm - $5
Perfect holiday weekend kickoff! Dave and Jodi Walker with some of our top local singers, songwriters and musicians who make up their musical world. Low cover, drink specials.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, May 26 2017, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Good time rock and roll!

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An Evening with Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Bill Kirchen (Seated Show)

Sat, May 27 2017, 8:00pm - $25 - Tickets
Two roots music greats — Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Bill Kirchen — perform 2 sets on stage together. They'll perform their own songs and back each other up. Plus stories and conversation. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Giving Trio (SideBar)

Sat, May 27 2017, 8:30pm - $5 donation
Chicago-based jazz group with a style and sound reminiscent of late '50s and '60s cool-jazz and pop music.

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British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, May 28 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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Gurf Morlix, Matthew Francis Andersen (SideBar Music Room)

Sun, May 28 2017, 7:30pm - $15 - Tickets
The veteran Austin-based musician creates songs with his trademark grit and muddy groove resulting in quality that's so real, listeners will feel it in their bones. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, May 30 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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SideBar Sessions with Mitch Paliga Quartet & Chris White Duo

Wed, May 31 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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June


Springfield Jamboree

Thu, Jun 01 2017, 8:00pm - $10
Live music from Springfield, Mo., featuring Ruell Chappell, Nick Sibley, D. Clinton Thompson and singing sensation Abbey Waterworth. Plus a sneak preview of Dave Hoekstra and Jamie Ceaser's Springfield music documentary that features The Skeletons, Dave Alvin, Beatle Bob, The Del Lords, Robbie Fulks, Merle Haggard, Brenda Lee, Dan Penn, animation from the fantastic Sharon Rutledge and more. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Beatle Brothers

Fri, Jun 02 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - Tickets
To celebrate the June 2 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts CLub Band," the Beatle Brothers — Phil Angotti, Jay Goeppner, Casey McDonough, Rich Geist and Mike Chard — perform the album in its entirity. Plus more Beatle songs and classic Beatle Brothers tunes. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Rachel Baiman Band, George Jackson & Patrik Ahlberg

Sat, Jun 03 2017, 8:30am - $15 - At Ticketfly or at the door - Tickets
The singer-songwriter celebrates the release of her new album, "Shame." Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Jun 04 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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Bluesday Tuesday with Lurrie Bell

Tue, Jun 06 2017, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
This is the best blues bargain in town — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show dedicated to the blues. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing. Plus Capri will be serving its Bluesday Blue Plate Special: Rigatoni Romano, Sausages & Peppers and Chicken Vesuvio.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jun 06 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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SideBar Sessions with Jeannie Lambert & Judy Roberts

Wed, Jun 07 2017, 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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Los Texmaniacs

Fri, Jun 09 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Sharing a little taste of Texas & Tex-Mex music and culture with the world. Doors open at 7 pm.

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BLUES FEST SPECIAL: Nikki Hill, Nick Moss Band, The Jimmys

Sat, Jun 10 2017, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
An fabulous evening of blues and soul with the Nikki Hill (11 pm), Nick Moss Band (9:30 pm) & The Jimmys (8 pm). Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Jun 10 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

Sun, Jun 11 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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Club Closed for a Private Party

Tue, Jun 13 2017, 7:00pm
VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson moves to the SideBar Music Room.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jun 13 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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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson (SideBar Music Room)

Tue, Jun 13 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. (NOTE: For the months of June and July, VoiceBox moves into the SideBar Music Room.)

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner/Joe Rendon Latin Jazz Coalition

Wed, Jun 14 2017, 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 with Filip Herbst, Lindee Cavalier, Deep Cricket Night (SideBar Music Room)

Thu, Jun 15 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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Honey Island Swamp Band

Fri, Jun 16 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Bayou Americana! Think The Band’s Big Pink album and add a splash of hot sauce with "Willin’" by Little Feat – this group of New Orleans vagabonds nails it on the 2016 release "Demoliton Day."

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Ian Leith (SideBar)

Fri, Jun 16 2017, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Ian Leith is on a "quest of endless possibilities with these here fingers."

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Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Jun 17 2017, 5:00pm

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SideBar Closed for a Private Event

Sat, Jun 17 2017, 5:00pm

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Jazz Community Big Band with Ava Logan

Sun, Jun 18 2017, 7:00pm - $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, Jun 18 2017, 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 SideBar

Tue, Jun 20 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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Big Band Dance Party with APOL Orchestra with vocalist Bob Duda

Wed, Jun 21 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. Doors open at 6 pm; show starts at 7.

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SideBar Sessions with Mike Benning Trio

Wed, Jun 21 2017, 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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Terrapin Flyer

Fri, Jun 23 2017, 9:00pm - $10 - At Ticketfly only or just pay at the door - Tickets
A Chicago-based Grateful Dead band whose revolving cast features top performers in the jamband scene. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 8 pm.

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SideBar Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Jun 24 2017, 5:00pm

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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks

Sat, Jun 24 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly. Doors open at 7 pm.

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To Be Announced

Sun, Jun 25 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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Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago

Sun, Jun 25 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, Jun 27 2017, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage! Sponsored by Two Brothers beer; $4 Two Brothers pints tonight.

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Jun 28 2017, 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

Thu, Jun 29 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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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Fri, Jun 30 2017, 4:00pm - $30, $120 (4-day pass) - On sale May 19 - Tickets
Southern Culture on the Skids, Robbie Fulks & Redd Volkaert, Western Centuries, David Luning, Terry Hanck Band, The Waco Brothers, The Zimmermen, The Shams Band, Charlie Parr, Northside Barbershop Quartet, Jenny Bieneman, Expo ‘76

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July


FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 01 2017, 1:00pm - $40, $120 (4-day pass) - On sale May 19 - Tickets
Los Straitjackets with Marshall Crenshaw, Shinyribs, Shemekia Copeland, Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience, Liz Vice, Kevin Gordon Band, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Switchback, The Salty Dogs, Charlie Parr, The Pines, The Tillers, The Belvederes, Kim Kaler, Curtis McMurtry, Blue Eyed Betty, Babe-alon 5

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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Sun, Jul 02 2017, 1:00pm - $40, $120 (4-day pass) - On sale May 19 - Tickets
Shinyribs, Ike Reilly, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Wesley Bright & the Honeytones, Jon Dee Graham, Tributosaurus becomes The Monkees, Funkadesi, The Deslondes, Switchback, British Buddy Alumni Big Band, Ryan Joseph Anderson, Brett Newski, Jack Klatt, Liv Mueller, Wild Earp, The Federers

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FitzGerald's 36th American Music Festival

Mon, Jul 03 2017, 4:00pm - $40, $120 (4-day pass) - On sale May 19 - Tickets
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Marcia Ball Band, Eric Lindell, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Commonheart, The Red Elvises, The Blisters, Ray Bonneville, Lonesome Still, Bunkertown, Cannonball, Wes Chichosz

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Closed - Bluesday Tuesday Moves to July 11

Tue, Jul 04 2017, 12:00am
Bluesday Tuesday will move to July 11 in honor of the July 4 holiday!

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Bluesday Tuesday

Tue, Jul 11 2017, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
This is the best blues bargain in town — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker presents a monthly show dedicated to the blues. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing. To find out this month's artist, listen to WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker. (NOTE: This month only, because of July 4 holiday, Bluesday is on the second Tuesday of the month.)

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Housing Forward Trivia Night

Thu, Jul 13 2017, 7:00pm - $35 - Tickets
A fundraiser for the social service agency that helps to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.

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Roddy Romero & the Hub City All-Stars

Sat, Jul 15 2017, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Celebrated not only for their authenticity when performing or recording traditional Cajun and zydeco music indigenous to South Louisiana, but also for their original songwriting which stays true to “Louisiana Roots” inspirations. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Strange Americans plus guests

Fri, Jul 21 2017, 9:00pm - $10 at TicketFly or just pay at the door - Tickets
Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no-frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Sat, Jul 22 2017, 9:00pm - $25 - Tickets
New Orleans' favorite son Kermit Ruffins returns with a show that promises to be a lively evening of distinct jazz. Doors open at 7 pm.

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August


Sonny Landreth

Fri, Aug 18 2017, 9:00pm - $25 - On sale May 26 - Tickets
The great Louisiana guitarist returns with a new album "Recorded Live in Lafayette." Vince Gill says, "Sonny has reinvented a new way to play guitar. And he doesn't just play slide. He's doing stuff behind the slide and ahead of the slide. It's like algebra to me. I couldn't figure it out in a million years, but it completely kills me to hear him play. His intonation is frighteningly good." Doors open at 7 pm.

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