Summer is the time for outdoor music, but there are plenty of active in door venues for those of you who burn easily.
Tuesday, July 15.
Preview of the Woodstock Folk Festival on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. 9i0.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM.
Thursday, July 17.
Amy Dixon-Kolar and Davey O. at Uncommon Ground, 1401 Devon Ave, Chicago. 8 PM. $10.
Merv Collins at the Dannon Gallery, 1810 Central St, Evanston. 6 PM.
Friday, July 18.
Larry O. Dean leads a group, including Luke Heiden, Brian McGrath, and Rachel Drew at The Horseshoe, 4115 Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.
Claudia Nygard at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
A celebration of Robinlee Garber’s Birthday, featuring Robinlee her very own self, Dean Milano, and a passell of others, at Friendly Pub, 3202 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 9 PM.
Dave Rudolf’s Beach Party, with Dave and friends, at Twisted Q Bar B Q, 2053 Ridge Rd, Homewood. 8 PM.
Saturday, July 19.
Kristin Lems at Starbuck’s, 4116 Dempster, Skokie. 7 PM.
Bounding Main at the Wild Party Variety Hour, 1914 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. 10:30 PM, $10.
Claudia Schmidt and Dean Magraw at Studio of Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7 PM. $25.
Small Potatoes perform a House concert at the Everwine’s in Barrington. firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp and for details. 7 PM.
Jazzman Jeff Justman at the Palatine Farmers’ Market, near the train station in downtown (sorta) Palatine. 9 AM
Merv Collins at the Vernon Hills Farmers’ Market, at the METRA Station on Route 45, Vernon Hills. 9 AM.
Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello at Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash, Chicago. 6 PM.
Sunday, July 20.
The Woodstock Folk Festival on the Square in Woodstock. Amy Block, Harpeth Rising, The Honey Dewdrops, Christine Lavin, Don White, Old Man Luedecke perform. Old Man Andrew Calhoun gets a (well-deserved) lifetime achievement award. Other good stuff going an around the square all day, 12:30 PM – 6 PM. $15.
Creole Stomp on the green in Long Grove. 4 PM.
June’s Got the Cash at the Des Plaines Public Library, 15012 Elinwood St, Des Plaines. 2 PM.
Dean Milano at the Villa Park French Market, (Sacre bleu, Monsieur). 9 AM
Whew! That’s enough fun for one week. As usual, be sure to “share” this article on Fascebook, so we will know you are one of the good people.