Concerts :


Banjos & Bagels Band

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


Down Home Guitars


Foggy Mem’ry Boys at Calamity Janes

12/31 7-11 pm New Year's Eve Party, Calamity Janes, Yorkville


Fox Crossing Stringband
12/20 Tighthead Brewing Co in Mundeline,IL 7-9pm w/Tiny Country 

12/30 Martyer’s Chicago as support for Henhouse Prowlers 


Georgia Rae Family Band

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12/1  Backroads Pub in Plainfield  8:30-11:30 pm
12/8  Bradley American Legion  8-1 pm
12/15  Joliet Moose Club 8-12 pm

12/28 Croatian Club in Crest Hill 7:30- 10:30 pm
1/5  9th Street Pub in LaSalle  9-12

1/13 Joneseez BBQ  Braidwood 12-3

1/15 Presence Villa in Joliet  2:3--3:30 pm
1/26 Backroads Pub in Plainfield  8:30-11:30 pm
1/30 Willow Falls in Crest Hill   2:30-3:30 pm
2/23 Tuffy's Lounge in Wilmington  8-11 pm


Special Consensus

1/5 Front Street Music, Valparaiso, In

1/6 Maple Street Chapel, Lombard

6/1 NIBA Festival, Yorkville

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Tiny Country

12/1 Vintage 53, St. Charles 8pm

12/21 Tiny Country Duo at Broken Earth Winery Long Grove, 7-10pm

12/22 Scorched Earth Brewing 7-9pm

12/7 Only Child Brewing in Gurnee IL 7-


12/28 Main Street Outfitter, Wauconda 8-11pm

1/18 Wild Onion Tied House, Oak Park 7-9pm


Truman’s Ridge

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The General Logan Square

     Bluegrass Brunch Every Sat, 11-3



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


12/2 Country Music Show & Toys for Tots, Taylor Street High Rise Community Room

507 E. Taylor Street, DeKalb

Info: Gary Mullis 815-762-5589


Festivals :


2/28-3/3 2019 Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival, Stony Creek Inn, East Peoria

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


8/22-8/24 Two Rivers Jam, Harrison Il.


8/31 Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival, The Northern Illinois Coon and Fox Club, Arthur, Il


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