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Drummer Yoron Israel with ''High Standards''

Yoron Israel, a native Chicagoan, is one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. Yoron's exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional talents are spotlighted throughout his recordings: "Basic Traneing", "Chicago", "Live at the Blue Note" and "A Gift for You" These fine works have received enthusiastic praise from journalists, musical peers and fans alike. They represent the extensive depth of his musicianship as he continues to evolve as a leader.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/05/2013 - 20:00

Grayson Hugh with Polly Messer (Country Blues)

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and pianist Grayson Hugh will be appearing here tonight. Performing with Hugh is his wife and harmony singer Polly Messer.

Known for his global mega-hits ("Talk It Over", "Bring It All Back", "How Bout Us") and his songs in blockbuster movies "Thelma & Louise" and "Fried Green Tomatoes", Hugh has been wowing audiences and gathering fans around the world for more than two decades with his soulful singing, poetic lyrics and masterful piano playing.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:00

THE NUTOPIANS (formerly the JOHN LENNON SONG PROJECT)

The Nutopians is a unique and compelling 8-piece ensemble that celebrates the genius and artistry of John Lennon, one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the ensemble gives remarkably fresh treatments to Lennon’s best and least known Beatles and solo songs that often inspire a whole new appreciation for John’s music.  TheNutopians.com

$26 Advance |$29 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/02/2013 - 20:00

*JUST ADDED* JOHN MAYALL

The Godfather of the British Blues scene. John had a key eye for talent, wooing Clapton from the Yardbirds and discovering Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Literally hundreds of great bluesman have been a part of the Bluesbreakers and learned from the master himself.

Nearly fifty years later, he still has one of the finest blues bands on the planet. He brings a big sack of blues classics and is bound to get the “ Room to Move.” johnmayall.com

$45 Advance | $50 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:00

CHERYL WHEELER

She's a Narrows fave who easily moves from outrageously funny to achingly beautiful. cherylwheeler.com

$35 ADVANCE | $35 DAY OF SHOW

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 20:00

JOHN WAITE, Opener: Shaun Hague

Considered one of the most uniquely identifiable voices in rock-n-roll, John Waite found success three times in his career as lead vocalist for The Babys (“Isn’t It Time”) and Bad English (“When I See You Smile”), as well as a solo career that has produced numerous Billboard Top 40 hits including the #1 smash “Missing You.”

Known for his stellar live shows, Waite will be performing all his classic hits and fan favorites with a full electric band. JohnWaite.com

$42 Advance | $45 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 20:00

FREAKWATER

Freakwater was formed by Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin in 1989 and has been innovating and reinvigorating alt-country ever since.

Freakwater will be embarking on a tour January 2013, their first in four years. Freakwater.net

$20 Advance | $23 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 20:00

JOHNNY A

Only the finest musicians have the ability to capture the nuances of life in sound, which puts Johnny in a very exclusive group of six-stringers that includes Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, and Jimi Hendrix.

The secret is his blend of melody, sonic definition, technique and that indefinable-yet-tangible quality called “soul.”   JohnnyA.com

$25 Advance | $28 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/12/2013 - 20:00

COMMANDER CODY and PROFESSOR LOUIE and the CROMATIX

As always, the old Commander Cody himself is behind the piano, leading the musical mayhem and controlled chaos, and sporting his legendary antics and ability to spark up even the toughest crowds.

Their 1974 album “Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas” was named as one of Rolling Stones 100 Greatest of all times! They are the legends behind Hot Rod Lincoln. CommanderCody.com

$20 Advance | $23 Day of Show

 

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 20:00

LAKE STREET DIVE

They blew everyone away at this year’s Arts Festival. So we are bringing them back for more fun and great tunes. If you haven’t heard them you should do so immediately. lakestreetdive.com

$18 Advance | $20 Day of Show
 

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:00

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