Stained Glass Coffee House in Deerfield marks the end of a great 8 year run, with a celebration on Saturday (don't jump ahead, read all the other days first).
Tuesday, August 12.
Lee Murdoch at the Grande Caribe, docked at Navy Pier. 8:30 PM.
Steve Justman at the Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd, Palos Park. 7 PM.
Jenny Bienneman and 999 others at Night of 1K Stars, at the Friendly Tap, 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 9 PM.
A Triple-Themed show on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, including a preview of the final Stained Glass Coffee House Concert (see Saturday, below), plus trivia and prizes, and Lainie Marsh live in-studio. 8 PM.
Wednesday, August 13.
Lee Murdoch at the Grand Mariner, at Navy Pier. 8:30 PM.
Birdy at Andersonville Farmers' Market, on Berwyn, west of Ashland Ave, Chiocago. 6 PM.
Thursday, August 14.
Sanctified Grumblers at Lagunita's Tap Room, 1843 S. Washtenaw, Chicago. 4:20 PM.
Dean Milano at Western Springs French Market. 3 PM.
Dean Milano, completes a day-night double header, with John Benischek, at Mac's on Slade, 177 W. Slade St, Palatine. 8 PM.
Friday, August 15.
Patchouli at Peaceful Parlour (a couple blocks west of the river) in Geneva. 6 PM.
Larry O. Dean, John Huston, and Patrick Potts at Horseshoe Pub, 4125 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.
Merv Collins at Salvaged by Sonya in Rockford.
Cassandra Vos-Demann hosts a songwriter showcase, including Amy Dixon-Kolar, at Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St, Woodstock. $7.
Ryan Rudolf at Twisted Q Bar B Q, 2053 Ridge Rd, Homewood. 8 PM. $5.
Annie and Rod Capps, plus Jason Dennie, at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
Eric Noden at House of Blues, 329 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago. 6:30 PM.
Saturday, August 16.
A free farewell concert, including Andrew Calhoun, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Small Potatoes, David Hawkins, Sue Fink, Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemson, and maybe more. 225 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield. 6 PM. Free. You can bring refreshments to share, just like a house concert.
Michael Smith at Jamie O-Reilly's. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 6 PM.
Merv Collins at Vernon Hills French Market, on Route 45 (actually, next to route 45. Too many cars on route 45). 9 AM.
February Sky at the Huntley Artfest, Church and Main Streets, Huntley. 3 PM.
Dean Milano at Perry's Pizza and Pub, 711 E. Devon, Park Ridge. 7 PM.
Andrew Calhoun warms up for his Stained Glass performance, at Potbelly, 552 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn. Noon.
Sunday, August 17.
Shari Kane and Dave Steele at Lake County Folk Club, at In-Law's Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee. 7 PM. $12.
Sue Fink and Chuck Cheeseman at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St, Chicago. 7 PM. $10.
Dean Milano at Carole's Pub, 4659 N.Clark St, Chicago. 9:30 PM. (see Sue and Chuck, then walk over to see Dean).
Henhouse Prowlers are among the gazillion performers at the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival. On the North Stage, at Lunt. 7:30 PM..
There ya go - a full week of music. If everyone who has a gig this week, and all their friends and fans, and everyone who has ever heard of folk music, were to share this on Facebook, Facebook would explode, there would be big crowds at all the venues, and Folk Music will rise again! It's all in your hands.