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CHICAGO AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC SCENE


VENUES | HOUSE CONCERTS | RADIO | PRINT MEDIA | TV | RESOURCES


VENUES


Uncommon Ground
Chicago, Illinois
2 venues in Chicago with live music nightly
uncommonground.com

S.P.A.C.E.
Evanston, Illinois
evanstonspace.com

The Hideout
Chicago, Illinois
hideoutchicago.com

Old Town School of Folk Music
Chicago, Illinois
oldtownschool.org/concerts

Schubas Tavern
Chicago, Illinois
schubas.com

The Yardarm
Racine, Wisconsin
Live acoustic music Wednesdays and most Saturdays
yardarmbargrill.com

Two Way Street Coffeehouse
1047 Curtiss
Downers Grove, Illinois
630-969-9720
twowaystreet.org

Fitzgerald's
6615 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, Illinois
708-788-2118
fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

City Winery
Chicago, Illinois
citywinery.com/chicago


HOUSE CONCERTS & CONCERT SERIES


Windy City House Concerts
Chicago, Illinois
Host: Lee Herman
Facebook.com/WindyCityHouseConcerts

Clark House Concerts Concerts
Oak Park, Illinois
Phone 708-848-2205 for information and reservations.

Lake County Folk Club
Gurnee, Illinois
thelakecountyfolkclub.org

David Adler Cultural Center
Libertyville, Illinois
adlercenter.org


RADIO


The Midnight Special
Rich Warren is host of Chicago's long-running folk radio show "The Midnight Special" on WFMT 98.7FM and is involved with the production of FolkStage broadcasts.
midnightspecial.org
midnightspecial.org/folkstage.htm

Midnight Special's list of Upcoming Concerts lists additional venues where acoustic music is presented: https://secure.mrserver.net/MS/UpcomingConcerts.php

WDCB 90.9 FM
WDCB in Glen Ellyn, Illinois hosts several folk radio programs: http://wdcb.org/programming/folk-roots-programming.php

WHPK 88.5 FM folk radio shows: http://whpk.org/shows/folk/

WNUR 89.3 FM Evanston IL http://www.wnurfolk.org/about/

WZRD 88.3 FM in Chicago also broadcasts live performances from their studios, though they don't have a "folk" show, per se: http://wzrdchicago.org

WLUW 88.7 FM
Loyola University's radio station in Chicago
Get your music on WLUW-FM! Submit Music - Mail us your album:
WLUW-FM c/o Music Department
820 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611


PRINT MEDIA


Illinois Entertainer
Monthly magazine focussed on the music scene in Chicago and the surrounding area.
illinoisentertainer.com

Chicago Reader
Chicago's arts and entertainment weekly
chicagoreader.com

Chicago Tribune
Chicago daily newspaper, includes regular entertainment coverage and music reviews.
chicagotribune.com

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago daily newspaper, includes regular entertainment coverage and music reviews.
suntimes.com

The Daily Herald
Chicago's suburban daily newspaper, includes regular entertainment coverage and music reviews.
dailyherald.com


TV


WGN TV Channel 9
Broadcasts live in-studio musical performances on their morning news program
wgntv.com

JBTV
JBTV is America's longest running television program dedicated to live music and breaking bands for 30 years. Host Jerry Bryant is legendary and his iconic live music showcase has unveiled many seminal musicians.
jbtvonline.com


ADDITIONAL ACOUSTIC MUSIC RESOURCES


Additional links to the "folk" scene and additional folk venues in Chicago:

http://www.hogeyefolkarts.org/folkmusiclinks.html


 

 

 

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