Concerts :


Banjos & Bagels Band

Every Sun, 11-1, Kaufman’s Deli Skokie


Brashler’s Barn, Lockport

9/8   Special Consensus

10/6 Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers


Bluegrass Escape

9/2 Chet Kingrey Memorial Bluegrass Festival, Arthur

9/16 Winnebago Evangelical Fellowship, Winnebago 


Daily & Vincent

10/14 7pm Christian Church OF Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave. Clarendon Hills


Evanston Space

8/10 7pm The Travelin' McCourys


Fox Valley Grass

8/4  6-8   StewardFest, Steward, Il

8/12  7-10  Calamity Jane's, Sugar Grove



Georgia Rae Family Band

8/3   6pm Chicago Botanical Garden

8/4 11-2 McHenry County Fair, Woodstock, IL

8/12 Avant Bicycle & Café, 234 Broad Street,

         Lake Geneva, WI

9/30 11am, Von Bergens Country Market

Rt 173, Hebron


The Henhouse Prowlers

9/3 10pm Shoe Fest, Manteno

9/16 9pm Hangar 9, Carbondale


Rain City Ramblers

8/9 Uncommon Ground, Chicago



8/4 9-11am The Crowd Around Me 103 E Jefferson  Shorewood

8/6 12-3pm On The Rocks, Joliet

8/11 8pm-12 Joneseez Barbeque, Braidwood

8/18 8-11 12 Handles Ale House, Crest Hill

8/19 9pm -12 Stellas Bar and Grill, Romeoville

9/9 12-3 Starved Rock Lodge, Utica


String Beans & The Pickin Pear

9/8  Two Brothers Roundhouse Aurora


Sweet Country

8/24 4:30-5:30 Bureau County Fair, Princeton

8/26  1-1:30 Two Rivers Jam & Bluegrass Festival, Harrison

9/16 12-1 Hornbacker Gardens, Princeton


The General Logan Square

Bluegrass Brunch Every Sat, 11-3


Events :


7/29 Dixon-Murst Farm 2-8pm

         2550 Dickson Road, Montgomery, IL

        Musicians Welcome!


8/10 Sycamore Steam Show

         Musicians Welcome!


8/20 Plano Superfest , 10:30-12:30

         Musicians Welcome!


9/17 NIBA Picnic, Illini State Park


9/30  6pm NIBA Scholarship Jam, Earlville


Wisconsin State Fair Fiddle and Banjo Contest

August 5th, Expo Center, Special Events Stage


Radio :


"Strictly Bluegrass" & "When Country Wasn't Cool" broadcast Sunday & Monday; Both air from Noon - 2 pm. CT. Sunday, WCSF 88.7 FM from the Univ. of St. Francis in Joliet, Il. ; Monday on WRRG 88.9 FM from Triton College, River Grove, Il Available at Type in the call letters not the frequency


Festivals :


8/17-20 Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival

Russiaville, In


8/13 Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival on August 10-13 at El Rancho Manana, Richmond, MN.


8/18-19  Prairie Sky Music Festival, Monticello, Il.



8/24-8/26 Two Rivers Bluegrass, Harrison, Il


8/24-27 The Lakes Festival, Pine River, MN 


9/1 Shoe Fest, Manteno, Il


9/2  Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival @ The Great Pumpkin Patch, Arthur, IL. Noon-10:00 pm or: 217-578-3868 


9/2-34 41th Annual Fox Valley Folk Festival 11-6 both days At Island Park, Geneva


9/22-23 Threshermans Bluegrass Festival Ponitac, Il.


10/6-8 Grapevine Bluegrass Festival Effingham, Il.


10/13-14 36th Old Time and Bluegrass Gathering Eden Valley Refuge 2 mi South of Baldwin, IA.


3/1-4 2018 Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival , East Peoria



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