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You can rest up until Thursday, then fire up the Packard and head out to the venue(s) of your choice.

Tuesday, September 10.

Lilli Kuzma comes off the disabled list and hosts Jenny and Robin Bienemann, Robinlee Garber, L. J. Slavin, and David Hawkins on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or wdcb.org. 7 PM.

Thursday, September 12.

Merv Collins at the Elgin Harvest Market, 200 N. Grove St, Elgin. 11 AM.

Merv Collins, or his clone, magically materializes at the Western Springs French Market, Hillgrove and Wolf Roads, Western Springs. 2:30 PM.

The Jazz Brothers at Global Pub, 1134 Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 9 PM.

Friday, September 13.

Jonathan Byrd performs a house concert in LaGrange. Where and what time? Beats me, his web page didn't go into that kind of detail.

John Prine, plus Peter Cae, at the Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria. 8 PM. $49.50 - $59.50.

Jacqueline Sylvie and Victor Sanders at Molly's Cafe, 941 Lawrence Ave, Chicago. 7:15 PM, or thereabouts.

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

Trillium at Wicked Good Cafe, 790 Royal St. George St, Naperville. 7 PM.

Saturday, September 14.

Merv Collins continues his High Holidays tour at the Vernon Hills French Market, Rtes 75 and 45, Vernon Hills. 9 AM.

Merv Collins, who does more 2-a-days than a football team in training camp, at Studio B Listening Room, in the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake. 7:30 PM.

David Hawkins and Friends, and Birdy, at McKenna's, 254 Green Bay Rd, Highwood. 8 PM.,

Jeni and Billy at Windy City House Concerts. (773)334-5776, or windycityhouseconcerts@gmail.com for information. $20.

Sue Fink, and, presumably 999 others, at "Night of a Thousand Stars" at the Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 9 PM.

Andrew and Casey Calhoun at Sandwich Me In, 3037 N. Clark St, Chicago. 7 PM.

Dean Milano at the Lisle French Market, 925 Burlington, Lisle. 9 AM.

Sunday, September 15.

Jack Williams and Sammy (not really) from Miami at Lake County Folk Club in In-Law's Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee. 7 PM. $12.

The Limitations at the Wauconda Public Library, 801 N. Main St, Wauconda. 2 PM.

Harvest Fest instrument competition on the Square in Woodstock, runs from 10:30 AM - 5 PM. Acoustic Music Jam, normally in Grays Lake, at noon.

Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Bob Weber, Peter Swensen, and Paul Henning at Ravenswood Presyterian Church, 4300 N. Hermitage, Chicago. 3 PM. $15.

The ubiquitous Merv Collins at Beans and Leaves, 320 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove. 2 PM.

Now, if everyone "shares" this of Facebook, it should result in so many hits, that the suits at Examiner.com will probably give us a parade. More important, it will get people out to patronize our great Chicago performers.

Watch for an article about last weekend's Fox Valley Folk Festival, with lots of pictures, coming soon. If you are a subscriber, you'll get an email announcement when it is published.

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