Friday  December 9 (8:15pm, $10) — BITTERSWEET CHRISTMAS BAND Traditionalists  Cooper, Nelson and Early join songwriter Susan Urban to present holiday perspectives from reverent to ridiculous! Great 2-4 part harmonies, guitars, dulcimer, more.

Friday  December 16 (8:15pm, $10) — BUCKY HALKER and DON STIERNBERG Their 2016 reunion gig! Original songs they’ve recorded over the last 25 years, and a selection of Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, and other labor protest songs from Bucky’s labor CD projects.

Friday  December 23 (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 30  (8:15pm, $10) — PETE NORMAN'S Post-Christmas Blues Fest! — 32nd 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   6 (7:30pm, $10) — WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY — Talented mice on our volunteer staff perform while Dave is away:  Thirsty Night Pluckers, Lonesome Eagle, John Risinger, Woodshop Boys, Kilty Pleasure, Amelia Sweet Bluebird, Stephen Davis, PJ&B, & Karen Jenson!

Friday  January 13 (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.

Here is a printable PDF version of the Entertainment Schedule.

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




Feb  3   Earnest & Troubled

Mar  3   Special guest artist "to be named later"

Mar 31  Putnam Smith

Apr   7  Eric Lambert

Jul    7  C. Daniel Boling