Small but Mighty Schedule this Week

Those outdoor venues are waning as the cold weather takes over. Time to get out the coats and scarves. Tuesday, October 23. Preview of FARM, with many guests, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or  8 PM.    Robin and Jenny Bienemann at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail St, Arlington Heioghts. 7:30 PM.... Read more »

Holy <bleep> It's Folktober

It must be the post-Columbus Day folk concert season.You’ll never be able to get to all of them. Tuesday, October 16. Festival mixer and pledge night on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or 8 PM. Wednesday, October 17.   Jazzman Jeff Justman at the Ravinia Farmers’ Market, Dean Ave, Highland Park. 9... Read more »

This Week, Columbus Discovered Folk Music.

Actually, he never landed on folk music. He only made it as far as delta blues, then returned to Spain. (c’mon, you all get the siimbolism there). Tuesday, October 9.    Mark Dvorak at the Grafton Pub, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, in a tribute to Pete Seeger. 9 PM. “Fiery Folk” on Folk Festival... Read more »
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October Brings in a Full Week of Music

Something every day, including some outdoor venues hanging on in the Fall. Sunday, September 30. Last minute note: Kat Eggleston at Lake County Folk Club has been moved from the Grayslake Heritage Center to the Village Hall down the block at 10 Seymour Ave, Grayslake. Monday, October 1 (October! Yikes!) The Squirrel Hillbillies at the... Read more »

Look Who's in Town This Week

There are a few good answers to that question – plus the locals who will be performing this week. Monday, September 24. Ryanhood at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park. 7 PM. Tuesday, September 25. Shadowfield in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. Contact Lilli at for reservations.... Read more »

The Week of High Holy Happenings

Just so you know, “high” holidays does not mean illicit drugs are involved. Monday, September 17.  Dean Milano presents  his book of the Chicago music scene of the 60’s and 70’s, at Northfield Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. 6:30 PM. Tuesday, September 18.  Hrather Styka is live in-studio on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9... Read more »

A Mid-September's Full House

There’s something for you every night this week, between Cub games, college football, Bears football, etc. You’ll be busy. Monday, September 10. New Zeitgeist, Steve Lundstrom et. al, at Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 8 PM. Tuesday, September 11. Eclectic mix, with a special song segment, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma,... Read more »

It's September, and the Music Moves Indoors

Ok, it’s not all indoors. After all, it’s just September, not January. Monday, September 3. Fox Valley Folk Festival continues on Island Park, in the Fox River in Geneva. 11 AM to 6 PM, or so. Of course, if you are reading this, live in Chicago, and do not know about the Fox Valley Folk... Read more »

Festivals and More, Much More

There’s still a plethora of outdoor events this week (maybe a plethora and a half), as well as some great indoor stuff. Tuesday, August 28. Woodstock Farmers’ Market presents Judson and Judy Brown at 9 AM, and    Sue Fink at 11. Festival mixer on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or  8... Read more »

Musical Flurry as we race toward Labor Day

Who said August is a slow time in Chicago? Who, I say! Not me, to wit: Tuesday, August 21. At the Woodstock Farmers’ Market:   Mad Dog Norm Siegel at 9 AM, Pete Jonsonn  and Rich Prezioso at 10. Donna Herula plus Harlan and David Sims at Smoke Daddy, 3636 N. Clark St, across from Wrigley... Read more »