Friday June 5 (8:15pm, $7) — SMALL POTATOES — Superb musicianship, showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them “one of the most polished, inventive, & entertaining shows on the circuit.” (Dirty Linen Magazine)
Friday June 12 (8:15pm, $7) — MARE WAKEFIELD & NOMAD — Nashville duo shares their wanderlust: Arizona deserts to Dakota plains, ancient Babylon to Amsterdam. Mare’s vocals and guitar, Nomad’s Turkish and German trained piano are exquisite and fun! And 2015 Kerrville New-Folk finalists!!
Friday June 19 (8:15pm, $7) — RUTH & MAX BLOOMQUIST — Winner of MerleFest's coveted songwriting contest (and many others!), this Michigan duo brings rootsy acoustic Americana folk. Original, traditional, passionate, fun! Live 5th CD: Without the Smoke & Flash
Friday June 26 (8:00pm, $7) — OPEN MIKE — All welcome! Great variety of acoustic artists! So popular we must limit number of acts. 1–2 songs, 10 minutes max. Open 7:30 for signups – first come, first served. Show starts 8:00. Info: 630-968-5526.
Rotary GroveFest Folk Stage Saturday June 27 (9:00am-4:30pm, Free) — Join us at the Veterans Memorial Pavilion under the trees of Fishel Park (just behind the coffee house). Wander the Craft Fair while enjoying the music of Plank Road String Band, Ben Bedford, Anderlik, Otto & Church, Anna Vogelzang, Small Potatoes, and the George Mattson Trio. See www.RotaryGroveFest.com for more info and full schedule!
Friday July 3 (8:15pm, $7) — KRISTIN COTTS with Anne Patterson, cello — Chicago singer/songwriter and film composer with incisive lyrics of joy, angst and irony, plus edgy alt-rock tunes. Folk, jazz, 80's pop and classical influences create an eclectic style. Guitar.
Appears June 9 on WDCB 90.9 Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma
Friday July 10 (8:15pm, $7) — NEW SERENDIPITY SINGERS: Anna Stange, Candy Heitner, Sussan Navabi — Three alto voices blend and weave to produce a sound more joyous than any one alone. They love singing and playing music together. Truly serendipitous!
Friday July 17 (8:15pm, $7) — LOUISE MOSRIE — Nashville songwriter influenced by Nanci Griffith, Allison Kraus and Lucinda Williams, her songs tell of joy, love, struggle and southern life. Winner at Kerrville, Telluride, Falcon Ridge and more. New CD!
Appears July 11 on WFMT 98.7 Folkstage with Rich Warren
Early Warnings! A preliminary list of upcoming shows. More info to come!
Jun 27 Rotary GroveFest Folk Stage
Aug 14 Lee Murdock
Aug 21 Matt Nakoa
Aug 28 Mt. Thelonious
Sep 4 Open Mike
Sep 6&7 Fox Valley Folk Festival, Two Way Street Stage
Sep 11 Lauren Nicole Heintz
Sep 18 Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band
Sep 25 Four Shillings Short
Oct 2 Bill & Kate Isles
Oct 9 Lara Herscovitch
Oct 16 Trillium
Oct 23 Jim Photoglo
Nov 7 Two Way Street 45th Anniversary Celebration (all day)!
Nov 13 David Francey
Dec 4 Dennis Warner
Dec 18 Two Way Street Christmas Show
Dec 25 Closed (Christmas Day)
Jan 1 Closed (New Year's Day)
Jan 29 Claudia Schmidt
Feb 19 When the Cat's Away (Staff Show)
Mar 4 Moors & McCumber
Mar 11 Comfort Food
Apr 1 Tret Fure
Apr 22 Heather Pierson Trio
Apr 29 Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
May 13 Beth Wood
Jun 3 Mustard's Retreat