Acoustic Music has no Slow Season in Chicago

It may be the pre-back-to-school vacation time in Chicagoland, but the music continues in full force. Tuesday, August 14. Otter Creek in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lilli Kusma. Concert in the performance living room at 7 PM, on the air at 8. Contact Lilli to attend, at $15. 90.9 FM, or... Read more »

A Week of Folkapalooza

OK, there’s not all that extensive of a calendar this week, but who could resist making a lame pun on the big festival in Chicago this weekend. Monday, August 6. Nothing on the schedule. It’s “Civic Holiday” in Canada. Happy 101st birthday, Dad. Tuesday, August 7. “Scavenger Hunt” on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9... Read more »

No "Dog Days" for Music This Summer

OK, Tuesday’s Folk Festival notwithstanding. Tuesday, July 31. “Dog Days of Summer” on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or 8 PM. Woodstock Farmers’ Market features Jim Fine at 9 AM and Pete Johnson and Rich Ptrezioso at 10 AM.  Donna Herula, Harlen Terson, and Kenny Smith at Shaw’s Crab House, 21 E.... Read more »
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A Midsummer Night's Full House

It means that there is something going on every day this week  With apologies to Willie Shakespeare for paraphrasing his title.  I only steal from the best. Monday, July 23. Blind Squirrel at the Chicago Barn Dance at the Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave, Chicago. 7 PM. Tuesday, July 24. In an extravaganza... Read more »

Full Summer Schedule of Music in July

It includes lots of outdoor stuff. Bring sun screen. Monday, July 16. I got nuttin.’ Go bike riding. Tuesday, July 17. Woodstock Farmers’ market features Gloria Burchfield at 9 AM, Lara Bell at 10, and Mark Hobbs at 11. On the square, downtown Woodstock.    Jazzman Jeff Justman at the Mundelein Farmers’ Market, Courtland and... Read more »

Music is Indoors and Outdoors, and Everyplace in Between

I know,”everyplace in between” makes no sense, but it got your attention. Tuesday, July 10.    Michael Johnathon in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. Live concert at 7 PM, on-air program at 8. Email Lilli at to attend. $15 suggested donation for the performer. 90.9 FM, or Woodstock Farmers’... Read more »

Have a Fabulous Folky Fourth

OK, I see nothing actually scheduled for the 4th, but you get the idea. Tuesday, July 3.   Robbie Fulks, Gail Lewis, and Redd Volkaert at Fitzgerald’s,  6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 7 PM. The Woodstock Farmers’ Market features Courtney Sullivan-Reinhard at 9 AM, and Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti at 11 AM. In the... Read more »

A Full Moon and a Full Calendar of Music

The full moon is Thursday, in case I forget to mention it. The music is every day (except Monday). Tuesday, June 26. Linda Marie Smith in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lillli Kuzma. The attendable concert is at 7, and the Folk Festival starts at 8. Contact Lilli at to attend. 90.9... Read more »

Summer Finally Arrives - Bring it in Musically

Even though it is in the 90’s this weekend, Summer does not officially arrive until Thursday. If we were into cliches, we would say that the music has been hot all along. We’re not, but is has been. Tuesday, June 19. The Woodstock Farmers’ market features   Norm “Mad Dog”Seigel at 9 AM,  Amy Dixon-Kolar at... Read more »

June Full House of Music

“Full house” meaning something going on every day. My loyal readers already know that. Monday, June 11. New Zeitgeist is among the many performers at Acoustic Explosion (watch out for flying pics) at Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 8 PM. Tuesday, June 12.   Eddie Holstein, in an attendable event, on Folk... Read more »