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

Here is a printable PDF version of the Entertainment Schedule.

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

 

2015

 

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)

 

2016

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

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