From as near as Carol Stream, to as far as Australia, and all point in between – peeps are here to entertain us.
Tuesday, September 17.
Jon Brooks live in-studio on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or WDCB.org. 7 PM.
Wednesday, September 18.
Tommy Emmanuel at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. 7:30 PM. $36.
Thursday, September 19.
As long as he’s in town anyway, Tommy Emmanuel mosies over to Park West, 225 W. Armitage, Chicago. 8 PM. $35.
Dean Milano, as long as he’s in town anyway, is at the Western Springs French Market, Hillgrove and Wolf Roads, Western Springs. 3 PM.
Bruce Foster at Cab’s Bar and Bistro, 430 N. Main St, Elgin.
Friday, September 20.
Jon Brooks, star of Folk Festival, at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
Dean Milano, with the Jazz Brothers, at Geneva Wine Cellar, 227 S. 3rd St, Geneva. 7 PM.
Robinlee Garber and Greg Klyma at Wicked Good Cafe, 790 Royal St. George St, Naperville. 7 PM.
Mad Bread, Sunnyside Up, et al, at Fizz Bar and Grill, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 9 PM.
Sanctified Grumblers at Wise, 6815 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 8:30 PM.
Saturday, September 21.
Sonia and Disappearing Fear, plus Robinlee Garber at Stained Glass Coffee House, 225 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield. 7 PM. $15.
Merv Collins at Lisle French Market, Main and Burlington Streets, Lisle. 9 AM.
Rachel Ries and Ami Saraiya and the Outcome, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave (the newer building), 8 PM. $15.
Greg Klyma and Laura Joy at Maple Street Chapel, 220 Main St, Lombard. 7:30 PM. $15.
Livingston Taylor at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7 PM. $22 – $42.
Dean Milano at Books on First, 202 1st St, Dixon. 7 PM.
Robinlee Garber MCs Veganmania in the Armory at 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago. 10 AM.
Sunday, September 22.
Dar Williams at City Winery, 1200 Randolph St, Chicago. 8 PM. $32 – $40.
Birdy at Schuba’s Acoustic Brunch, 3159 Southport, Chicago. Noon.
Tom Kastle at the Niles Historical Society in the Ward Thomas House, 503 Brown St, Niles. 7 PM.
Lee Murdock at Primrose Farm Park, 5N276 Crane St, St. Charles. 11 AM – 4 PM.
Pitchouli performs throughout the Tall Grass Art Festival, Indianapolis Boulevarsd, Park Fiorest. 11 AM – 5 PM.
Check out the link below to the article with photos from the Fox Valley Folk Festival Labor Day weekend. More to come.