Friday February 12 (8:15pm, $7) – JOE JENCKS — Award-winning songwriter and modern troubadour with a warm, powerful voice & compelling guitar. Songs of working people and social consciousness, Irish ballads, humor, & contagious singalongs!
*This is the weekend of Downers Grove's annual Ice Sculpture Festival!
Friday February 19 (8:15pm, $7) – WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY — Very talented mice (performers) on our volunteer staff perform while Dave is out of town: Thirsty Night Pluckers, Lonesome Eagle, George Mattson, John Risinger, Woodshop Boys, and Kilty Pleasure!
Friday February 26 (8:15pm, $7) – MARK CROFT with Jon Vriesacker, violin — A Madison WI based triple threat: a skilled guitar player, powerful & dynamic vocalist, and talented award-winning singer-songwriter & entertainer with roots, pop & Americana styling.
Friday March 4 (8:15pm, $7) – MOORS & McCUMBER — Rare chemistry happens when two gifted singer- songwriters & multi-instrumentalists perfectly complement each other's strengths. A modern-day Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, or Simon & Garfunkle.
*Will be featured the next night on WFMT 98.7 "Folkstage" with Rich Warren.
Friday March 11 (8:15pm, $7) – COMFORT FOOD – CD Release Show — Joined by Joe Wadz on fiddle/mandolin, and guest artists Jamie O’Reilly, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Dean Milano, and Jim Polaski. A special show featuring their new double CD on Wind River Records: Double Helpings, singer-songwriters Rich & Vicki Ingle present entertaining original songs plus country, blues and bluegrass covers; some serious, some comic!
Friday March 18 (8:15pm, $7) – JOSH HARTY — From North Dakota, he toured as a child performing with his musician & police chief father! He now tours continuously across Europe & North America as an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a warm, woeful voice & charismatic guitar. 3 great albums!
Friday March 25 (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.
Friday April 1 (8:15pm, $7)—TRET FURE — Legendary and award-winning songwriter in today’s folk world, she earlier opened for the iconic Yes, Poco, and J. Geils bands! Her 15 albums routinely top the charts, and her latest, Rembrandt Afternoons is her best!
Early Warnings! A preliminary list of upcoming shows. More info to come!
Apr 15 Hounds of Finn
Apr 22 Heather Pierson Trio
Apr 29 Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
May 6 Connor Garvey
May 13 Beth Wood
Jun 3 Mustard's Retreat
Jul 1 David Massengill
Jul 8 Ryanhood
Aug 5 Otter Creek