Friday  August 1 (8:15pm, $7) — DONNA ADLER From Chicago's Lincoln Ave to Nashville's Bluebird Café, a modern folk sound with an undercurrent of tradition, and a voice often compared to Judy Collins or Joni Mitchell. Latest CD: Stories to Keep

Friday  August 8 (8:15pm, $7) — VILLAGE JAMMERS New England quartet of talented musicians plays a unique blend of “bluegrass/country/jazz/rock/blues/folk/rockabilly.” Part bluegrass band, part comedy troupe, part working-class Joes. Fun!

Friday  August 15 (8:15pm, $7) —ANNIE & ROD CAPPS with Jason Dennie Award-winning Michigan duo sings indie/folk/rock with guitars, banjo, fiddle. Rootsy vibe, touch of twang, and soulful groove. Playful and endearing. Jason adds virtuoso mandolin! Great!
Will be featured the next night on WFMT 98.7fm Folkstage with Rich Warren.

Friday  August 22 (8:15pm, $7) — CHRIS FARRELL Renowned singer-songwriter performed with Steve Goodman and John Prine 35 years ago, and he’s even more relevant today! Touching ballads, comic songs, social satire. Teaches guitar at Old Town School!
Will be featured Tuesday August 19 on WDCB 90.9fm Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma

Friday August 29 (8:15pm, $7) – JACK WILLIAMS From South Carolina, this outstanding and joyously reckless guitarist and singer-songwriter masterfully blends the contemporary with the traditional. "Best guitar player I ever heard!" (Peter Yarrow)
Will be featured the next night on WFMT 98.7fm Folkstage with Rich Warren.

Sunday & Monday, Aug 31 & Sep 1 (Labor Day Weekend) — Fox Valley Folk Festival (see Scheduled Events)

Friday September 5 (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 September 12 (8:15pm, $7) — TRACY GRAMMER One of folk music's most beloved artists, she keeps the music of her late musical partner Dave Carter alive, while proving herself a fine performer on her own. Violin, guitar, mandolin, great vocals, riotous humor!

Friday December 9 (8:15pm, $7) — HEATHER STYKA Chicago-bred, Maine-based songwriter, her tunes have a vintage familiarity, with lyrics as smart as they are hummable. Numerous songwriting awards; her latest album hit #3 on National Folk-DJ Chart!

Friday May 18 (8:15pm, $7) — DAVID HAWKINS — CD Release, with Clark Sommers — A singer-songwriter who found Chicago by way of Tulsa, Detroit & New Orleans, and picked up flavors wherever he lived. Songs tough and gentle, where flesh and spirit meet and where one's soul is on the line.

Here is a printable PDF version of the Entertainment Schedule.

Here is a preliminary list of some upcoming shows. More info to come!


Fall 2014


Oct    3   February Sky


Nov   7   Greg Klyma
Nov  28   Greg Trafidlo

Dec. 12   Bittersweet Christmas Band
Dec  19   Christmas Show w/ McIntosh & McGovern
Dec  26   Pete Norman (Post-Christmas Bluesfest)