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April


POSTPONED - Bluesday Tuesday with Dave Specter and Jimmy Johnson

Tue, Apr 07 2020, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
Bluesday Tuesday is the best blues bargain in town. Doors open at 6 pm.

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CANCELLED - Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Apr 07 2020, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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POSTPONED - Dennis J. Leise

Thu, Apr 09 2020, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Leise's new record, "State of Fairs," draws influence from and pokes fun at a broad range of music genres and the industry itself. Doors open at 7 pm.

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CANCELLED - Bunkertown (SideBar)

Fri, Apr 10 2020, 8:00pm - $8 suggested donation
A mix of folk, rock, blues and country.

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CANCELLED - Expo '76

Fri, Apr 10 2020, 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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FitzGerald's Presents: Stay-At-Home Concert Series

Sat, Apr 11 2020, 4:00pm - FREE
Our mission is to provide our community with the essential experience of Live Music. We ask our friends to put down their screens and raise a glass as they step out on their porch or front steps to enjoy a live concert as we safely cruise down their block.

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Clem Snide - POSTPONED - July 17, 2020

Sat, Apr 11 2020, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
Clem Snide, aka Eef Barzelay, performs songs from his stunning new album, produced by Scott Avett. Doors open at 7 pm.

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POSTPONED - July 25th, 2020 - Heartsfield

Sat, Apr 11 2020, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Up-tempo, foot-stompin’ country music! Doors open at 7 pm.

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Club Closed for Easter

Sun, Apr 12 2020, 6:00pm

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CANCELLED - Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Apr 14 2020, 8:00pm
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, Apr 14 2020, 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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POSTPONED - WDCB Blues & Brass Party

Thu, Apr 16 2020, 7:00pm - $20 - Tickets
FitzGerald's & WDCB Presents: BLUES & BRASS PARTY

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POSTPONED - September 4th - Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, The Western Elstons

Fri, Apr 17 2020, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
A funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate. Plus country, honky tonk, and rock & roll.

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CANCELLED - Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Apr 18 2020, 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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POSTPONED - Red Elvises

Sat, Apr 18 2020, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
Crazy fun with this Russian band's take on American rock and roll! Doors open at 7 pm.

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CANCELLED - Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band

Sun, Apr 19 2020, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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CANCELLED - Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

Tue, Apr 21 2020, 7:00pm - $25 - Tickets
A rare night club performance by a big band devoted to the legacy of a master. Doors open at 6 pm, showtime 7 -- two sets.

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CANCELLED - Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Apr 21 2020, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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POSTPONED - Joanne Shaw Taylor, JD Simo

Wed, Apr 22 2020, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
Guitarist Joe Bonamassa has described Joanne Shaw Taylor as a "superstar in waiting” in the blues/rock world. Her fiery guitar chops, powerful voice and a natural gift for songwriting has helped propel her. Doors open at 7 pm.

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CANCELLED - My Record Player (SideBar)

Thu, Apr 23 2020, 8:00pm - Free, just hit the tip jar
My Record Player is Mark Balletto who also performs and records with Dolly Varden.

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POSTPONED - Phil Angotti (Record Release), Mark Watson Band

Fri, Apr 24 2020, 8:30pm - $10
Phil Angotti celebrates the release of "Top Tunes and Real Grooves," a compilation of new and old songs. He and his band perform the new album as well as other favorites. Doors open at 7 pm.

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CANCELLED - Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Apr 24 2020, 9:00pm - $5 donation
Good time rock and roll!

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POSTPONED - AUGUST 29th - The Steepwater Band (Record Release), Angela Perley

Sat, Apr 25 2020, 8:30pm - $12 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
A special two set evening of music, featuring the new album “Turn of the Wheel” performed in its entirety, along with a second set of music from the band’s vast live repertoire of songs. Doors open at 7 pm.

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CANCELLED - British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee

Sun, Apr 26 2020, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9). Doors open at 5 pm.

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CANCELLED - Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Apr 28 2020, 8:00pm - Free
Come on out and sing on the big stage! Doors open at 7 pm.

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May


POSTPONED - Carsie Blanton, Milton

Fri, May 01 2020, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and Randy Newman, Blanton's songs encompass a wide range of genres, from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Donnie Biggins & the Shortcuts

Sat, May 02 2020, 8:30pm - $12 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
An ethereal mix of pop and folk-rock that travels well” (Chicago Sun-Times). Doors open at 7 pm.

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Bluesday Tuesday with Dave Specter and Jimmy Johnson

Tue, May 05 2020, 7:00pm - $10 - Tickets
Bluesday Tuesday is the best blues bargain in town. Doors open at 6 pm.

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New Orleans Suspects

Fri, May 08 2020, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
Original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as favorites from The Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire.

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson

Tue, May 12 2020, 8:00pm - $10
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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POSTPONED - Stu Larsen

Wed, May 13 2020, 8:00pm - $10 in advance, $12 at door; reserved table seat $25 - Tickets
The Queensland, Australia-born singer, songwriter, and narrator packed up his life in a suitcase and circled the globe on a near twelve-year and five-continent international trip, as chronicled in photography and music and most significantly, his latest full-length" Marigold." Doors open at 7 pm.

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Cash Box Kings

Fri, May 15 2020, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
With deep feeling and top shelf talent, houserocking blues masters The Cash Box Kings play tough, real deal classic Chicago blues with boundless energy. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Donnie Vie

Sat, May 23 2020, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
The Grammy-nominated artist performs his original songs as well as the classic songs of his former band Enuff Z'Nuff. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Bad Examples

Fri, May 29 2020, 9:00pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
Rock 'n' roll Chicago style. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Zimmermen

Sat, May 30 2020, 9:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The Zimmermen celebrate Bob Dylan's 79th birthday with a deep dive into the iconic writer's songbook. Doors open at 7 pm.

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June


Bluesday Tuesday

Tue, Jun 02 2020, 7:00pm - $10
Bluesday Tuesday is the best blues bargain in town. Doors open at 6 pm.

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Steve Forbert

Fri, Jun 05 2020, 8:30pm - $20 - $45 - Tickets
Steve Forbert is best known for his hit "Romeo's Tune" from his 1979 album Jackrabbit Slim. He has been a font of music ever since, releasing more than a dozen studio albums, including a Grammy nominated tribute to Jimmie Rodgers in 2003.

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Club Closed for a Private Event

Sat, Jun 06 2020, 5:00pm

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The Bad Sneakers Orchestra

Fri, Jun 12 2020, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Dedicated musicians bring their love of Steely Dan to the stage. Doors open at 7 pm.

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The Iguanas

Fri, Jun 19 2020, 8:30pm - $17 - Tickets
FitzGerald's presents a 40th anniversary concert series. Take the Franco Acadian inflections of Canada, as best exemplified by the accordion, blues and jazz and the lilting grace and fiery passion of the music of Mexico and you have The Iguanas, New Orleans' premiere distillers of this continental musical melange. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks Album Release Show

Sat, Jun 20 2020, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Webb Wilder Albums Release Concert. Southern-fried roots and rockabilly. Doors open at 7 pm.

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John Fullbright Band

Mon, Jun 22 2020, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
A Grammy-nominated FitzGerald favorite returns with a full band for an evening of Americana, folk and blues. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Jason Hawk Harris

Thu, Jun 25 2020, 8:00pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets
Harris is a singer/guitarist/songwriter who walks his own line, one that touches on Lyle Lovett’s lyrical frankness, John Moreland’s punk cerebralism and Judee Sill’s mysticism and orchestral sensibility. There’s even the literary and sonic audacity of an early Steve Earle, an outlaw unafraid to embrace harmony. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Off Broadway

Fri, Jun 26 2020, 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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Reckless Kelly

Sat, Jun 27 2020, 8:30pm - $30 in advance, $35 at the door. - Tickets
The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following. " - A Taste of Country. Doors open at 7 pm.

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July


FitzGerald's 39th American Music Festival

Thu, Jul 02 2020, 4:00pm
We’re busy working on another great lineup, which will be announced in March. So mark your calendars.

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FitzGerald's 39th American Music Festival

Fri, Jul 03 2020, 1:00pm
We’re busy working on another great lineup, which will be announced in March. So mark your calendars.

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FitzGerald's 39th American Music Festival

Sat, Jul 04 2020, 1:00pm
We’re busy working on another great lineup, which will be announced in March. So mark your calendars.

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FitzGerald's 39th American Music Festival

Sun, Jul 05 2020, 1:00pm
We’re busy working on another great lineup, which will be announced in March. So mark your calendars.

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Clem Snide

Fri, Jul 17 2020, 9:00pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - Tickets
Clem Snide, aka Eef Barzelay, performs songs from his stunning new album, produced by Scott Avett. Doors open at 7 pm.

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August


Switchback - Rescheduled From April 4th, 2020

Sat, Aug 15 2020, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
FitzGerald's presents a 40th year concert series. 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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Nobody's Girl

Thu, Aug 20 2020, 8:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Delving into pop-rock and soul territory fully and deliciously, their pristine voices blend so well, it’s sometimes hard to tell who’s singing what. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Carsie Blanton, Milton - Rescheduled From May 1, 2020

Sat, Aug 22 2020, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and Randy Newman, Blanton's songs encompass a wide range of genres, from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Fri, Aug 28 2020, 8:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at door - 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. Doors open at 7 pm.

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September


Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, The Western Elstons

Fri, Sep 04 2020, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
A funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate. Plus country, honky tonk, and rock & roll.

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Ike Reilly Assassination, Peter Joly Group

Sat, Sep 19 2020, 8:30pm - $20 in advance, $25 at door - Tickets
FitzGerald's presents a 40th anniversary concert series. “Ike Reilly is a kind of natural resource, mined from the bedrock of music. All the values that make rock important to people—storytelling, melody, rage, laughter—are part and parcel of every Ike Reilly show" (David Carr, New York Times). Doors open at 7 pm.

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October


Southern Culture On The Skids

Wed, Oct 14 2020, 8:00pm - $20 in advance, $25 at the door - Tickets
Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since since they formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983

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