Enjoy the nice weather while we have it. Outdoor concerts aren't nearly as much fun in December.
Tuesday, August 6.
August Folk on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM or wdcb.org. 7 PM.
Wednesday, August 7.
First Day of the Tall Ships festival at Navy Pier. Hosted by Tom Kastle, with Rich Baumann. Noonish. The Tall Ships celebration runs Wednesday -Sunday, with entertainment on the north stage noon - 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday.
Thursday, August 8.
Lee Murdock performs at the Tall Ships Festival at 1, 3, and 5 PM.
Special Consensus at the Zion Leisure Center Bandshell, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive,, Zion. 7 PM.
Sue Demel gives an Improv Workshop at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM.
Friday, August 9.
David Hawkins, Christina Trullio, and Urban Twang at The Alley, 210 Green Bay Rd, Highwood. 8 PM.
Tom Rush at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 8 PM. $22 - $42.
The Ransom Notes, with Sammy From Miami, at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtis St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM, $7.
Dean Milano continues his songwriters class at Mather's Lifeways Cafe, 7134 W. Higgins, Chicago. 10:30 AM.
Megan McDonough atTwisted Q Bar B Q, 2053 Ridge Rd, Homewood. 8 PM.
Saturday, August 10.
Michael Smith at Off-Square Music, 225 Calhoun, Woodstock. 8 PM.
Mad Bread (the P-Oed Pumpernickels) at Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 9 PM.
Lee Murdock performs at the Tall Ships Festival on the north stage, Navy Pier, at 1, 3, and 5 PM. It's a Lee Murdock trifecta!
Jazzman Jeff Justman at the Palatine Farmers' Market, Wood and Smith Streets, Palatine. 9 AM.
Andrew Calhoun at the Evanston Farmers' Market, University Place, Evanston. 9 AM.
Dean Milano, at the Lisle French Market, near the METRA station, Lisle. 9 AM.
Dean Milano with the Jazz Brothers, at the Geneva Wine Cellar, somewhere in Geneva. 6:30 PM.
Sunday, August 11.
Sue Fink, Jordi Kleiner, and Birdy at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St, Chicago. 8 PM. $10.
Don't forget your sun screen and insect repellent - although not so important at the indoor venues.