Concerts :

Banjos & Bagels Band

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


Beat Kitchen – Bluegrass Brunch

Every Saturday from 11-3 Check Calendar


Bluegrass Brunch, Hey Nonny 10 S. Vail Ave.

Arlington Heights 10:30-1:30


Henhouse Prowlers


Evanston Post 42


12/14 7pm David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition


Foggy Mem’ry Boys

12/14 Calamity Jane’s 7-10

12/31 Calamity Jane’s New Year’s Eve Party 7-11


Fox Crossing Stringband

12/6 Pollyana Breqwing Company, 106 S Riverside Ave. Saint Charles,7-10pm

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Georgia Rae Family Band

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Greensky Bluegrass


Werk Force Brewing

11/29 6:30-9:30 Black Friday Bluegrass featuring members of the Henhouse Prowlers, Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S Center St. Plainfield




Mackey’s Hideout

12/6 Barbaro (Newgrass) 9am-1pm


Old Town School of Folk Music

11/16  8pm Del McCoury Band



11/30  Bradley American Legion  8-11

12/7    Private Christmas Party    7-10 pm

12/8    On The Rocks in Joliet  12-3 pm

12/10  Provena Villa  Joliet  2:30-3:30 pm

12/14   Bradley American Legion 8-11 pm

12/22  Cabery Bar and Grill  2-5 pm

01/01  Reco's  New Year's Day  2-6 pm




Special Consensus

11/16  7;30pm Down Home Guitars, Frankfort, Il

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12/6  7pm Seman Violins, Skokie, Il

1/5 3pm Maple Street Pub, Lombard, Il


Tiny Country

10/25 Tiny Country Duo at Two Brothers Barrelhouse, Naperville IL

10/26 TC Duo at Scorched Earth Brewing, Algonquin IL 7:30-9:30

11/1 Main Street Outfitters, Wauconda IL 8-11pm

11/8 Bliss Wine, Wauconda 6:30-9:30

11/9 Buffalo Creek Brewing, Buffalo Grove. 7-10pm


The Celtic Knot, 626 Church St Evanston

11/30 9:30 pm The Bluegrass Advocates

12/1   12:30am he Bluegrass Advocates

12/28 12:30am he Bluegrass Advocates



Truman’s Ridge

12/7 Rockford Nativity Display and Concert, 324 University Dr, Rockford, 4:00pm

12/7 Spring Creek UUC Christmas Show, 4500 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford 7:30pm 

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11/30 2:00-4:00 Bluegrass Jam Revival! featuring Eric Lambert at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtis St. Downers Grove, Il


12/1 1:00-5:00, Country Music Show, Toys for Tots, DeKalb, Il


12/8 NIBA Christmas Party, Harding, Il


1/10 Brother Sammy and Sister Laura Rae, Two Way Street Coffee House, Downers Grove


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