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Cruising into the Fox Valley Folk Festival

Bryan Bowers brings his autoharop and stories to Wauconda on Friday, and the Fox Valley Folk Festival Sunday and Monday.
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...and other good stuff, of course.

Tuesday, August 26.

Emily Hurd live in-studio, plus a preview of the Fox Valley Folk Festival, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. 90.9 FM, or 8 PM.

Wednesday, August 27.

Eric Noden at Lagunita's Tap Room, 1843 S. Washtenaw, Chicago. 4:20 PM.

Grace and Pierce Pettis, plus David Hawkins at Back Porch Concerts at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. 7 PM.

Friday, August 29.

Bryan Bowers performs a house concert at Casa del Tuber in Wauconda. Contact for specifics. 7 PM.

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

Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas at the Schaumburg Farmers' Market, Roselle Road just south of Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. 9 AM.

Saturday, August 30.

Joe Jencks at the United Chruch of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford. 7 PM.

Eddie Holstein at Twisted Q Bar B Q, 2053 Ridsge Rd, Homewood. 8 PM. $15.

Merv Collins at Vernon Hills French Market, 75 E. Rte 45, Vernon Hills. 9 AM.

A Special Folkstage/Fox Valley Folk Festival preview, and you can go! 102 S. 2nd St, Geneval. Featuring lots (and lots) of the Fox Valley Performers. 7 PM. $30 at the door. 98.7 FM, or

Sunday, August 31.

Monseurs et Madams, Merv Collins at the Glen Ellyn French Market, Sacre Bleu! Glen Ellyn. 9 AM.

Guyz with Bad Eyez at Beans and Leaves, 320 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove. 2 PM.

Dirt Tornado at Diamond Jim's, 325 Meier St, East Dundee. 2 PM.

Oh yes, before we forget, this is the first day of the Fox Valley Folk Festival, 11 AM - 6 PM on Island Park, Geneva. Rather than try to include all the performers and goings-on here, just go to for all the info. (great lineup this year).

Monday, September 1.

This is next week, so we can't include it here - but here's a hint.

Speaking of the annual Fox Valley Folk Festival held in Island Park in Geneva, on Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend, they can always use more volunteers. Go here to step up and help:

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