Concerts :


Banjos & Bagels Band

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


Bluegrass Express

1/7  Pat Strawhun Memorial Bluegrass Festival


Chicago Bluegrass American Legion, Evanston

2/24 Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers


Fox Valley Grass

1/27 Calamity Janes, Sugar Grove

2/17 7pm Calamity Janes, Sugar Grove


Fox Crosssing Stringband
1/4 Schubas Tavern, Chicago 8pm
1/6 Main Street Outfitter in Wauconda IL 8-11pm
2/16 Dun Dun Fest at Fitzgeralds Berwyn 6:30pm
4/22 Bluegrass Brunch at The Source Public House in Menasha, WI 12-3pm
5/19 Tangled Roots Brewing Company, Ottawa 6-10pm


Georgia Rae Family Band

12/29 Olive Black Lounge, Richmond, Il



New Year's Eve:  Herscher Restaurant & Pub 9:30 to 1

1/6   Jamie's Outpost in Utica  8-12

1/14 The Rocks Joliet  12-3

1/16 Presence Villa Nursing Home  2:30-3:30

1/19 Jones-eez BBQ   7-11


Special Consensus

1/6 8pm Front Porch Music, Valparaiso, In

1/7 3pm Maple Street Chapel, Lombard


Tiny Country 

12/30 9:30 Middletons On Main, Wauconda IL
1/13 3pm Christy’s Coffee, Palatine IL
2/21 6pm Lamplighter Inn, Palatine IL
2/23 5:30 Starline Gallery Art Event, Harvard IL
2/25 3pm Mackey’s hideout,Mchenry 
3/2  8pm Main Street Outfitter, Wauconda 
3/17 7pm Scorched Earth Brewing, Algonquin IL
5/20 3pm Poplar Creek Library, Streamwood IL


The Bluegrass Basement Band

12/29 5:30–8pm Fish Fry, Benton Street Diner Winnebago

1/31 9pm Bluegrass & BBQ, Sunday Friendly Tap Berwyn


Truman’s Ridge

12/31   Live on the Chicago radio station WGN -720AM on the dial - for the “Outside the Loop” program - broadcast from 6 - 7am on Saturday, December 30, 2017!


The General Logan Square

Bluegrass Brunch Every Sat, 11-3


Festivals :


3/1-3/3 2018 13th Annual Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival, East Peoria (See Flyer)


6/2 2018 NIBA Festival, Yorkville, Il, Great Bands, Jamming, Workshop(s) and Camping

6/1-6/3 (See Flyer)


6/23 Eleventh Annual Crazy Horse Campground Bluegrass Music Festival. Featuring: The Harmans, Burie Family, Fire Box, Williamson Branch, Branded Bluegrass, River Bend, Illinois Rail, Bluegrass Express. Located 7 miles north Jacksonville, (Hwy 78) then 2 miles east and 1 mile south to campground. Information: 217-886-2089


9/1 The Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival at The Great Pumpkin Patch in rural Arthur, Illinois. Featuring Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Danny Paisley and Southern Grass, The Harmans, Cornfields and Crossroads and your host band, Mackville!




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