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Benefits, and Pledge Nights, and Festivals, oh my.

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There are even a few freebies this week, for those of you facing hefty tax bills in a few weeks.

Monday, March 24.

Steve Justman at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave, Lansing. 6 PM.

Tuesday, March 25.

Songs for Women's History Month, with Amy Dixon-Kolar live in-studio, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM.

Thursday, March 27.

Bruce Foster at Cab's Bar and Bistro, 430 N. Main St, Glen Ellyn.

Steve Justman at the Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge. 7 PM.

Friday, March 28.

Andrew and Casey Calhoun at Just Goods, 201 7th St, Rockford. 7 PM.

Birdy at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.

Tribute to Pete Seeger, a benefit for the Sloop Clearwater Foundation, with Mark Dvorak, Megan McDonough, Chris Walz, Eddie Holstein, Jamie O'Reilly, Corky Siegel, Sons of the Never Wrong, and perhaps others I have missed. Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7 PM. $30 - $50.

The first night of the 20th annual Great Northern Bluegrass Festival. The event continues through Saturday and Sunday. At trhe Marriott Hotel, 1807 Naper Blvd, Naperville. www.bluegrassmidwest.com for all the details.

Saturday, March 29.

Pledge night on the Midnight Special. 98.7 FM or www.midnightspecial.org. If you call in a pledge, you might get Ethel and I personing the phone. 7 PM - midnight.

Andrew Calhoun at Potbelly, 552 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn. Noon.

David Hawkins and Friends (David has friends? Who knew?). The Tap House Grill, 260 Green Bay Rd, Highwood. 9:30 PM.

Blue Grass Festival continues at the Marriott in Naperville.

Sunday, March 30.

Haven't had enough bluegrass? The festival continues in Naperville.

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