Concerts :


Banjos & Bagels Band

Every Sun, 11-1, Kaufmanís Deli Skokie


Down Home Guitars

11/3 Steve Kaufman & Don Sternberg

In Concert at Down Honmew Guitars, Frankfort

7:30pm $25

11/17 The Special Consensus 7:30 pm $30


Foggy Memíry Boys

10/27 Calamity Janes Halloween Costume Party 7-10pm

11/21 Calamity Janes 7-10pm

This will be Jim Covalsky's last gig with FMB as he is retiring from the band.† We will also be celebrating his 85th birthday!!


Fox Crossing Stringband
11/17 Martyrsí Chicago w/Last Revel 9pm $10 advance


Georgia Rae Family Band

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Illinois Rail

11/3 Legacy Theater, Carthage, Il



Nov 10  Wilmington Masonic Lodge  6:30-8 pm
Nov 24  Bradley American Legion 8-11 pm
Dec 1  Backroads Pub in Plainfield  8:30-11:30 pm
Dec 8  Bradley American Legion  8-1 pm
Dec 15  Joliet Moose Club 8-12 pm

Dec 28 Croatian Club in Crest Hill 7:30- 10:30 pm
Jan 5  9th Street Pub in LaSalle  9-12

Jan 15 Presence Villa in Joliet  2:3--3:30 pm
Jan 26  Backroads Pub in Plainfield  8:30-11:30 pm
Jan 30  Willow Falls in Crest Hill   2:30-3:30 pm
Feb 23  Tuffy's Lounge in Wilmington  8-11 pm


Special Consensus

11/17 Down Home Guitars, Frankfort 7:30pm

1/5 Front Street Music, Valparaiso, In

1/6 Maple Street Chapel, Lombard



Tiny Country

11/3 Bluegrass Sampler, Route 20 Outhouse. Stuartvant WI 5pm $10advance w/ Cox Army, KR Bluegrass, Wood Street Bloodhounds, Tiny Country at 5pm

11/9 Main Street Outfitter, Wauconda 8pm

11/10 Dry City Brew Works, Wheaton 8pm

11/17 Bluegrass Brunch at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights 12noon

12/1 Vintage 53, St. Charles 8pm



Trumanís Ridge

11/9 7pm Friday Night Music Series, Just Goods, Rockford


The General Logan Square

†††† Bluegrass Brunch Every Sat, 11-3



12/1 NIBA Members Christmas Party and Jam, Harding Community Center noon-5pm



11/2-11/4 Steve Kaufman returns with his Gold Award Winning Flatpick Guitar Workshop, Mandolin Workshops.


2-Day All Level Flatpicking Guitar Workshop

Fri. Nov 2nd 7-9pm, Sat. Nov 3rd 9:30am-3:30pm- $100†

Steve Kaufman & Don Stiernberg In Concert

Sat. Nov 3rd 7:30pm $25

Intermediate/ Advanced Guitar Workshop

Sun. Nov 4th 9:30am - Noon - $50

All Level Mandolin Workshop

Sun. Nov 4th 1pm-3:30pm - $50

For more information call (815)469-6321 or go to:


Festivals :

Text Box: 3/2-3/5 2019 Shorties Strickly Bluegrass Festival, Outstanding entertainment and wonderful jamming!

6/1/2019 Northern Illinois Bluegrass Festival (sponsored by the NIBA). Special C, Mackville, workshops, jamming, and other great member bands! Camping (no Electric) 5/31-6/2. For more info: or 815 383 9329

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