Our Own Folkapalooza This Week

And you won’t even have to deal with 100,000 kids and the fence-jumpers. It doesn’t get any better than that. Monday, August 5.   Dean Milano begins his library tour at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield. 7 PM. Tuesday, August 6. Dean Milano at the Arlington Heights Public Library, 500 N. Dunton,... Read more »

Lots to Pick From This Week

No holidays this week to complicate things. Just music choices. Tuesday, July 30. Festival mixer with multiple themes, and prizes, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM.   Dean Milano at the Mt. Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson, Mt. Prospect. 7:30 PM. Wednesday, July 31. Naomi Ashley Band at... Read more »

As the Weather Cools Down, the Music Doesn't

Next week promises to be a great time to venture out of our climate-controlled homes. Be daring. Get out of your comfort zone. Tuesday, July 23. “Geometric Folk” on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. Don’t be square, come and hang ’round. Wednesday, July 24.   Dean Milano presents his program on Woodstock... Read more »
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Some Real Biggies This Week

But first, an announcement: Fox Valley Folk Festival, the big one on Island Park in Geneva during  Labor Day weekend, needs volunteers. It take over 100 volunteers every day to properly manage this Chicago area icon of live music. You can be a part of this amazing event Contact Cheryl Joyal, cheryl@fvfs.org for information, and/or... Read more »

A Midsummer Week's Full House

There is something going on every day this week – and that doesn’t include the baseball all-star game. Announcement: the upcoming  inaugural edition of the Southland Acoustic Festival, will be August 10 in Park Forest. They are calling for volunteers and vendors. Contact Valerie Birk at valeriebirk@gmail.com for Dave Rudolf at daverudolf50@gmail.com. Monday, July 8.... Read more »

Fine Folk Fireworks Festivities

Another headline from alliteration alley. Tuesday, July 2. Red, white, and blue special on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Wednesday, July 3.   Robbie Fulks, et. al, at Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 7 PM. Stage LeftOvers at Stage Left, by the opera house, there on the square,... Read more »
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Suns Out, Music Starts

We heard it rained a lot here last week. We had almost total sun in the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Little Big Horn, Deadwood,, and Mt. Rushmore. We brought the sunshine back with us. You’re welcome. Monday, June 24. In honor of St. Jean Baptiste Day in Quebec, there is nothing scheduled – that we know... Read more »

The Summer Music Scene Officially Starts

June 21 is the first day of Summer. Never mind that we are freezing our faduzzels. Tuesday, June 18. Festival mixer on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Roseanne Cash and Ry Cooder at the Chicago Theater, 175 N. State St, Chicsgo. 8 PM. $35 – $125. Wednesday, June 19.... Read more »

Indoors and Outdoors, There's Music Everywhere

Not everything is outdoors these days. You need a roof once in a while in case it rains. Tuesday, June 11. Fathers’ Day special on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Wednesday, June 12. Jazzman Jeff Justman at Ravinia Farmers’ Market, Dean Ave, Highland Park. 9 AM. Thursday, June 13.... Read more »
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Music on D-Day and W-Week

And all this happening during M-Month. Monday, June 3.   Robinlee Garber’s CD release concert at Davenport’s Piano Bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. 8 PM. Tuesday, June 4. Preview of this weekend’s Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org.  8 PM. Wednesday, June 5.   Jazzman Jeff... Read more »