Friday October 20 (8:15pm, $10) — JOAN & JONI A powerful tribute to the songs of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell performed by award-winning Washington, DC singer-songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin, in a musical journey from the 60s to today.
  *Will be featured the next night on WFMT 98.7 "Folkstage" with Rich Warren.

Friday October 27 (8:00pm, $10) — OPEN MIKE — All welcome! Great variety of acoustic artists! So popular we may limit number of acts. 2 – 3 songs, 10 -15 minutes. Open 7:30 for signups – first come, first served. Show starts 8:00. Info: 630-968-5526.

Friday November 3 (8:15pm, $10) — TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS Two all-pro Nashville musicians team up to present "Sophisticated Americana," a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin scenes with high-ranking songs on the Country Roots and FolkDJ charts.

Friday November 10 (8:15pm, $10) —TRIFOLKAL (Greg Trafidlo, Laura Pole & Neal Phillips) — Three acclaimed singer-songwriters team up for terrific originals and traditionals, plus songs from other great artists. Warmth, beautiful harmonies, and side-splitting comedy!

Friday November 17 (8:15pm, $10) — LORDS OF LIECHTENSTEIN Quirky young New York brothers with great harmonies of the Everly Brothers and mischievous animosity of the Smothers Brothers. Purposeful lyrics move from heart-wrenchingly sad to outlandishly ridiculous!

Friday November 24 (8:00pm, $10) — OPEN MIKE — All welcome! Great variety of acoustic artists! So popular we may limit number of acts. 2 – 3 songs, 10 -15 minutes. Open 7:30 for signups – first come, first served. Show starts 8:00. Info: 630-968-5526.

Friday December 1 (8:15pm, $10) — CURTIS & LORETTA They're known all across the country for exquisite harmonies, incisive songwriting, and skill on numerous instruments including Celtic harp, mandocello, guitar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele.



Friday December 8 (8:15pm, $10) — ANNIE & ROD CAPPS Award-winning indie/folk/rock. Songwriting is relevant, wry, exuberant! Michigan duo sings with guitars, banjo, mandolin and fiddle with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang, and a soulful groove. 7 great CDs!
 *Will be featured the next night on WFMT 98.7fm Folkstage with Rich Warren.

Friday December 15 (8:15pm, $10) — GEORGE MATTSON TRIO — CD Release — Old time and classic country, plus swing, jazz, blues, honky-tonk and maybe a Child ballad, with guitar and banjo, big, rich voice and off-beat humor! With Tommy Re on fiddle, Mike Hazdra on bass.

Friday December 22 (8:15pm, $10) — TWO WAY STREET CHRISTMAS SHOW Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern and their special guests will enrich your Christmas season with traditional and contemporary holiday music. You'll want to sing along

Friday December 29 (8:15pm, $10) — PETE NORMAN'S Post-Christmas Blues Fest! — 33nd annual show (!) sure to banish your post-Christmas blues! Great songwriter Pete and his guests present folk, blues, ragtime & fun songs. Guitar, Dobro, fiddle, banjo, more!

Friday January 5 (7:30pm, $10) — WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY — Talented mice on our volunteer staff perform while Tim is away: (Several performing groups to be announced!)

Here is a printable PDF version of the Entertainment Schedule.

Early Warnings! A preliminary list of upcoming shows. More info to come!

                              (Changes occasionally are necessary. Check back often.)

 

2017

 

Nov  3  Twangtown Paramours

Nov 10 Trifolkal (Greg Trafidlo, Laura Pole & Neal Phillips)

Nov 17 Lords of Liechtenstein

Nov 24 OPEN MIKE

Nov 26 Guitar Workshop with Muriel Anderson & Michael Kelsey

Dec  1  Curtis & Loretta

Dec  8  Annie & Rod Capps

Dec 15 George Mattson Trio CD Release

Dec 22 Christmas Show with Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern

Dec 29 Pete Norman's Post Christmas Blues Fest

Jan   5 When the Cat's Away (Annual Staff Show!)

Mar  9  Cosy Sheridan with Charlie Koch

Mar 23 Alice Howe

Jul    6 Still on the Hill

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