Don't Look Now, but Summer is Coming

The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of Summer – if it doesn’t snow. Monday, May 20. Rod Abernathy at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park. 7 PM. Tuesday, May 21.   Heather Styka live in-studio in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. 7 PM for... Read more »

Music to Wait for Spring By

While we are waiting for the swimming and boating season, it’s always the music season. Monday, May 13. David Crosby at the Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main St, St. Charles. 7:30 PM. $59 – $99. Tuesday, May 14. “Gardening Folk” on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. 8 PM. 90.9 FM, or Thursday, May 15.... Read more »

Melee of May Musical Merriment

Aren’t alliterations fun? Making sense is optional. Tuesday, May 7. Shadowfields live in-studio, plus songs of Mothers’ Day on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or 8 PM.    Jazzman Jeff Justmanat the Woodstock Farmers’ Market, on the square in Woodstock. 11 AM. Friday, May 10. Mark Dvorak at the Martin Recital Hall... Read more »

And You Thought Last Week was Busy...

This week will have you putting miles on the car to go from venue to venue. Monday, April 29.   Dean Milano and Mike Densing at Mac’s on Slade, 117 Slade St, Palatine. 6:30 PM. Tuesday, April 30.   Laura Joy opens for Dan Hubbard at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7:30 PM. $15... Read more »

Hoo, Boy, a Full Week of Music

It’s a folk music full house. Something every day. Monday, April 22.   Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello present “Roots of Americana” at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave, Clarendon Hills. 7 PM.   Mark Dvorak at Just Goods, 201 7th St, Rockford. 7 PM. Kristin Lems hosts a plethora of musicians... Read more »

Good Friday? Good Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, too.

The Summer farmers/French market season is also getting started. Hope it doesn’t snow. Tuesday, April 16. A segment on “stormy folk” on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or 8 PM. Thursday, April 18. The 244th anniversary of Paul Revere’s overstated ride.   Chris Vallillo at Dunn Museum, 1899 W. Winchester, Libertyville. 6... Read more »

Music for the Seasonal Transition

Not the transition from Winter to Spring. The transition from college basketball to baseball. With the Cubs’ start this year, we need all the help we can get. Tuesday, April 9. Tragic Folk (as in, the sinking of the Titanic, not the sinking of the Cubs pitching staff), on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9... Read more »

April, Come She Will

That would make a good song lyric, don’t you think? We’ll get Paul Simon working on that. Monday, April 1. Arlo Guthry, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Kinky Friedman perform a house concert in Berwyn. April Fool, there’s nothing today. Tuesday, April 2. “Last Acre” live in-studio, plus April topics on Folk Festival with Lilli... Read more »

March Concerts Bring April Showers

And April showers bring May flowers, which bring June bugs, and on it goes. Monday, March 25. Connie Kaldor and Family at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park. Probably at 7 PM. Tuesday, March 26.   Dave Rudolf and Diane Laffey in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma.... Read more »

The Spring Music Explosion Starts - and a Holiday or Two

No, St. Patrick’s Day does not start the beer-drinking season. That never ended. Monday, March 18. Everything is closed in honor of Benito Juarez’s birthday. Tuesday, March 19. Pledge drive on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. Studio guest TBD at the time we go to e-press. Call in to 630-942-4300 to make your pledge. 90.9... Read more »