Concerts :


Banjos & Bagels Band

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


Brashler’s Barn, Lockport

10/6 Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers


Bluegrass Express

10/14 Bluegrass Sampler V - Rt. 20 Outhouse 

11/24 BMAI Thanksgiving Weekend Bluegrass Festival


Chicago Bluegrass American Legion, Evanston

10/14 Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper + Danny Barnes

11/4 David Parmley & The Cardinal Tradition

12/9 Sideline Bluegrass - Holiday Show

2/24 Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers


Daily & Vincent  CANCELLED

10/14 7pm Christian Church OF Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave. Clarendon Hills


Fox Valley Grass

10/14 Freier Barn Stomp, Lake Barrington

10/28 Calamity Janes (Halloween Costume Party), Sugar Grove


Fox Crossing Stringband

9/28 7pm Tighthead Brewing Co, Mundelein

10/7 9pm Ninth Street Pub, LaSalle 


Georgia Rae Family Band

9/30 11am, Von Bergens Country Market

Rt 173, Hebron

10/21 1-7pm Bluegrass & Fish Boil, Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center



10/1 12-4pm Curtis Orchard, Champaign
12-4pm The Great Pumpkin Patch, Arthur

10/14 Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Contest, Effingham

10/28 Old State Road Christian Church, Charleston



9/29 5-6:30 Grundy County Corn Fest, South Stage, Morris

10/1 12-3pm On The Rocks, Joliet

10/6 8-11pm Cabery Bar & Grill, Cabery

10/13 8-12pm Strike N Spare Lounge, Lockport

10/15 2-3pm Wilmington Public Library



Special Consensus

11/18 7:30pm Down Home Guitars, Frankfort

12/9 8pm Seman Violins, Skokie

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

1/7 3pm Maple Street Chapel, Lombard


Truman’s Ridge

10/24 7-9pm Chapel on the Pines, Sycamore

12/1 8pm Rockford Nativity and Christmas Show at 324 University Dr. Rockford


The General Logan Square

Bluegrass Brunch Every Sat, 11-3




10/21 1-7pm Bluegrass & Fish Boil, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach The music lineup opens at 1:30 p.m. with the Georgia Rae Family Band, featuring champion fiddler Georgia Rae and her sisters on ukulele, mandolin, banjo and vocals. Jazzman Jeff Justman follows with an acoustical guitar set before nationally touring bluegrass and Americana band WheelHouse takes the stage at 4:00 p.m.


10/28 10am-6pm Memorial service/celebration of Ed Cornell’s Life at the Community Center at 23 South Street in Fox Lake. Please email Lee Cornell at or call her at 224-406-3256 so she get a count for food. Please bring your instruments and your memories to share. 


12/3 1:30-5pm 48th Annual Country Music Show and Toy Drive, 507 e. Taylor St. DeKalb.

Admission: 1 New Unwrapped Children’s Toy



Festivals :


10/6-8 Grapevine Bluegrass Festival Effingham, Il.


10/13-14 36th Old Time and Bluegrass Gathering Eden Valley Refuge 2 mi South of Baldwin, IA.


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





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