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           June          

Heywood Banks
Friday June 30, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  
Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother!
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           July          

Heywood Banks
Saturday July 1, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  
Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother!
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Joan Soriano
Saturday July 8, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $24.00  
Joan Soriano infuses steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. Bachata is essential to the Dominican culture and draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. 
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The Second City
Saturday July 15, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $28.00  
America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town with The Best of The Second City. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation. Doors and bar open at 6:45 p.m.

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The Paul Dietrich Quintet
Friday July 28, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
Paul Dietrich is a Midwest-based trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator. Constantly absorbing music from a wide range of influences, Paul creates music that synthesizes the sounds of classic and modern jazz, Western classical music, folk, progressive rock and other diverse genres. This concert will serve as a release party for the quintet’s second CD, Focus, due out this summer.
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           August          

Carrie Rodriguez
Saturday August 12, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  
Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an "Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album "Lola,” is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world.


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An intimate evening with Rickie Lee Jones
Friday August 18, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $65.00  

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.  A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance.  Note: This event is on Friday, August 18. A few of our tri-fold calendars were printed with the 19th. Sorry for the inconvenience. 


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Monroe Crossing
Saturday August 26, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass Music," Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada and Europe.

 


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           September          

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Thursday September 7, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams offer an infectious blend of Americana style and timeless soul offered with a relaxed generosity that can only come from rich experience. An invaluable asset to world-class icons such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, and, for one miraculous seven-year stretch, Levon Helm. 
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Stephen Cooper and Nobody Famous
Saturday September 30, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
After two decades as a sideman and co-leader, Stephen Cooper is finally putting his name on the marquee with Stephen Cooper and Nobody Famous. After his most recent group, WiFEE and the HUZzBAND, dissolved at the end of 2016 with the departure of lead singer/writing partner Ruby James, Coop drew on an array of musicians he'd known for years and assembled a 13-piece rock and roll big band like no other. 


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           October          

Anais Mitchell
Saturday October 14, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $24.00  
Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010's sensationally-reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012's Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming’; and 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. 
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Todd Mosby and The New Horizons
Saturday October 21, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
Todd Mosby is a two time 2016 Global Music Award recipient, was on the 2016 Grammy ballot in 3 categories and has a new Cd titled On Eagle Mountain, which entered at no. 3 on the world wide ZMR charts. He is an innovative guitarist, composer & improvisor who creates an intriguing combination of new age, jazz, folk and world music.
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           November          

Women of the World Unite featuring Yael Deckelbaum
Saturday November 4, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $28.00  
Yael Deckelbaum is an award-winning Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist. She is a founding member of the legendary trio Habanot Nechama, who had a #1 hit in Israel, with their single "So Far” and sold over 50,000 copies of their album.

She has written and composed the song "Prayer of The Mothers”, that turned into the anthem of the march of hope, lead by the movement "Women Wage Peace”.

Yael has performed on the same stage with Sir George Martin, Suzanne Vega, Chris Kornell, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin (3 x Grammy winner), Bobby McFerrin and Matisyahu. Three of her songs have been featured on the internationally acclaimed "The L Word” TV series on Showtime.

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Tom Rush
Saturday November 11, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $32.00  

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration...a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.


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Tom Washatka Quorum
Friday November 24, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
Saxophonist, composer, arranger Tom Washatka has been performing, producing and recording music for almost 4 decades.  Tom was considered for a Grammy in 2016 for his arrangement of Bob Dylan’s Boots Of Spanish Leather off of the recording Janet Planet "Just Like A Woman.” Currently recording his next CD of original compositions.  
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           December          

The Alley Cats'
Jingle Bell Rock

Friday December 8, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
The Alley Cats, America's premier Doo-Wop group, performs Jingle Bell Rock - A Harmoniously Hysterical Holiday Hit featuring holiday songs such as Let It Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas, Blue Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride, Feliz Navidad, Rudolph and Silent Night.

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The Alley Cats'
Jingle Bell Rock

Saturday December 9, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
The Alley Cats, America's premier Doo-Wop group, performs Jingle Bell Rock - A Harmoniously Hysterical Holiday Hit featuring holiday songs such as Let It Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas, Blue Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride, Feliz Navidad, Rudolph and Silent Night.

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The Empty Pockets
Saturday December 16, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
Their journey began with the late, great Buddy Holly. Childhood friends, Solomon (guitar) and Rosenthal (drums), started a band by joining forces with Bellon (bass). Soon after recording an original demo as "Josh & The Empty Pockets,” the new group was featured in a Chicago theatrical production of The Buddy Holly Story, performing as Buddy Holly & The Crickets six nights a week. There they met singer Brett (keys), who enlisted as the final band member. With more than one distinct vocalist now delighting their audiences, the band officially became, simply, "The Empty Pockets.” 
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