August


Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 24 2016, 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, Aug 24 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Country Night in Berwyn with Hope Rose, Clark Paterson

Thu, Aug 25 2016, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo!

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JW Jones (SideBar)

Thu, Aug 25 2016, 8:30pm - $5 minimum donation
JUNO Award Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW Jones is known for his high-energy show that keeps getting hotter!

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Ian Leith and the Dozen Buzzin' Cousins (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 26 2016, 9:00pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Born in West Texas, raised in Southern Illinois, seasoned in California and currently calling Chicago home, Ian Leith is on a "quest of endless possibilities with these here fingers."

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The Hoyle Brothers, Lonesome Still

Fri, Aug 26 2016, 9:00pm - $10
Come on out for an evening of great country music. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ronnie Baker Brooks

Sat, Aug 27 2016, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The blues guitar hero with his band. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, Aug 28 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 30 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Aug 31 2016, 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 Alyssa Algood Quartet

Wed, Aug 31 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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September


LABOR DAY STAYCATION FEST — Paul Cebar (Under the Stars) plus Beatles Night playing "Revolver" and more (In the Club)

Fri, Sep 02 2016, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
END OF SUMMER BUDGET SHOW ($10)! With Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound (8:30 under the stars) and Beatles Night (9 pm in the club) with Phil Angotti, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough and Joe Camarillo playing "Revolver" in its entirety. Sponsored by Around The Bend Brewing.

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Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Jay O'Rourke & Friends

Sat, Sep 03 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening with two artists who have left their mark on the Chicago music scene. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Sep 03 2016, 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!

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Sep 04 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Dave Specter Blues Bands with guests Jimmy Johnson and Brother John Kattke

Tue, Sep 06 2016, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
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 BBQ by Tom Cimms' (Festival Tom!) Louisiana Cookin', available when doors open at 6 pm and throughout the evening.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 06 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Jeannie Lambert & Judy Roberts

Wed, Sep 07 2016, 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!

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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Dig Engine, Nineteen Birds, Bluefront

Thu, Sep 08 2016, 8:00pm - $5 - At the door only
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists. Doors open at 7 pm. PBR's $2!!

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School of Rock Oak Park presents On the Record

Sat, Sep 10 2016, 12:00pm - $18 in advance, $20 at door per day; $30 two-day pass
From noon-8 pm today and noon-6 pm Sunday, a festival of album-themed performances. Doors open at 11:30 am.

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School of Rock Oak Park presents On the Record

Sun, Sep 11 2016, 12:00pm - $18 in advance, $20 at door per day; $30 two-day pass
From noon-8 pm today and noon-6 pm Sunday, a festival of album-themed performances. Doors open at 11:30 am.

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School of Rock Oak Park presents In Ur Face & The British Occupation

Sun, Sep 11 2016, 6:30pm - $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Performances by adult grad students.

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Sep 13 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Sep 13 2016, 8:00pm - $10 - At the door only
An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon with musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson. Doors open at 7 pm.

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SideBar Sessions with Bill Overton Quartet

Wed, Sep 14 2016, 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!

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Sondorgo

Thu, Sep 15 2016, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Söndörgő is one of the most active and interesting world music groups in Hungary. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Nikki Lane

Fri, Sep 16 2016, 8:30pm - $15 in advance; $20 at the door - At TicketFly only - Tickets
A modern-day Wanda Jackson presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Band of Heathens, Strangetowne

Sat, Sep 17 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - At Ticketfly only - Tickets
The Austin, Texas-based Band of Heathens plus an opening set by Strangetowne presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Sep 18 2016, 6:00pm - $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, Sep 18 2016, 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, Sep 20 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Sep 21 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Nikki Hill

Fri, Sep 23 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Sizzling live show by the soul sensation! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Deacon Blues Anniversary Show

Sat, Sep 24 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
“If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues." —Bob Stroud (WDRV-FM “The Drive”) Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jazz Consortium Big Band

Sun, Sep 25 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Presidential Debate 2016

Mon, Sep 26 2016, 8:00pm - No cover
It's gonna be huuuge! The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live from Hofstra University. We'll have it on three screens in the club, SideBar and tent.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Sep 27 2016, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and perform on the big stage!

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Chicago Jazz with Brienn Perry

Wed, Sep 28 2016, 8:00pm - $10
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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Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles

Wed, Sep 28 2016, 8:00pm - $10 - On sale Aug 26 - Tickets
Sarah recently released a new EP, "Good and Dirty," produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel and featuring cover art by Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick.

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Senator Don Harmon: The Special Session

Thu, Sep 29 2016, 7:30pm - $100 - Tickets
A fundraiser featuring Senator Don Harmon and his band.

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An Evening With Jon Dee Graham (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Sep 30 2016, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening of acoustic music with 3-time Austin Hall Of Fame songwriter and musician in the SideBar Music Room. This show will precede the Cannonball show in the SideBar bar room. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Expo '76 with guests Robert Cornelius, Kelly Hogan and Susan Voelz

Fri, Sep 30 2016, 9:00pm - FREE - just hit the tip jar!
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Sponsored by Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais IL. $5 Brickstone APA pints!

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Cannonball, 24th Street Wailers (SideBar)

Fri, Sep 30 2016, 9:15pm - Free - just hit the tip jar!
Good time rock and roll with two of our favorite bands!

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October


Club Closed for a Wedding

Sat, Oct 01 2016, 5:00pm

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Red Elvises (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 01 2016, 9:00pm - $20 - On sale Aug. 19 - Tickets
Rock From Russia With Love! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Oct 02 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Peter Case

Wed, Oct 05 2016, 8:00pm - $15 in advance, $18 at the door -On sale Aug. 19
Touring in support of his seminal self-titled album, Peter Case hits the road supporting an expanded 30th anniversary reissue edition with bonus tracks of this legendary release.

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SideBar Sessions with New Standard Quintet

Wed, Oct 05 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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StorySlam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Oct 06 2016, 7:00pm - $60 - Tickets
Stories of adventure, mishap and discovery told by consummate storytellers.

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Slaid Cleaves (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Oct 08 2016, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
The Texas singer-songwriter digs into his impressive songbook. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Paul Thorn

Sun, Oct 09 2016, 6:00pm - $25 - Tickets
DATE NIGHT/DEBATE NIGHT! Join us for an early 6 pm show ($25) with Paul Thorn in the club. Followed at 8 pm (no cover for debate) by the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live in a town hall format from Washington University in St. Louis. We'll have it on big screens in the tent and SideBar. Doors open at 5 pm.

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Presidential Debate 2016

Sun, Oct 09 2016, 8:00pm - No cover
DATE NIGHT/DEBATE NIGHT! Join us for an early 6 pm show ($25) with Paul Thorn in the club. Followed at 8 pm (no cover for debate) by the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live in a town hall format from Washington University in St. Louis. We'll have it on big screens in the tent and SideBar.

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SideBar Sessions with Chris Lega Octet

Wed, Oct 12 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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WiFEE and the HUZz BAND

Fri, Oct 14 2016, 10:00pm - $12 - Tickets
Vocalists Ruby James and Stephen Cooper front this ten piece powerhouse with a full horn section and a smokin' rhythm section that will take you back to the glory days of Motown while being on the forefront of today's cutting edge. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Oct 16 2016, 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, Oct 19 2016, 8:00pm - $10 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Shinyribs

Fri, Oct 21 2016, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, Oct 23 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big band music in the club. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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Chicago Jazz with Brienn Perry Quartet

Wed, Oct 26 2016, 8:00pm - $10
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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New Orleans Suspects

Fri, Oct 28 2016, 9:00pm - $15 in advance, $18 at the door - Tickets
All-star band featuring members of the Neville Brothers, The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and James Brown Band.

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Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Sat, Oct 29 2016, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Since forming in 1988, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have emerged as one of the world's most respected practitioners of American roots music.

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Vern Spevak Big Band

Sun, Oct 30 2016, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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November


Tim Rack and Moral Hazzard (SideBar)

Fri, Nov 04 2016, 8:00pm - FREE - just hit the tip jar!
Settle in for a night of everything from Cake to Elvis Costello! SideBar opens at 5 pm; show at 8 pm.

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Bill Kirchen with Austin de Lone

Sat, Nov 05 2016, 9:00pm - $18 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
A CD release party for Bill Kirchen's "Transatlanticana" on which he teams up with producer Austin de Lone in the studio and on tour. Doors open at 7 pm.

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SOLD OUT — OPRF Food Pantry Benefit featuring an acoustic performance by JASON ISBELL, plus an opening set by Robbie Fulks and an after party with The Black Lillies

Sat, Nov 19 2016, 7:00pm - $175 - includes appetizer, beer, wine, and select cocktail options - At Brown Paper Tickets only - Tickets
SHOW IS SOLD OUT. Contact marcus@oprffoodpantry.org to be added to the wait list. At 8:05 pm, JASON ISBELL in an acoustic performance to benefit the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry with an opening set by Robbie Fulks (7 pm) and an after party with The Black Lillies (10 pm). Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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