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The Venues are Alive with the Sound of Folkies

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There are so many concerts going on in the next seven days, that you'd think it were a holiday season or something.

Sunday, December 8.

Reminder: Lilli Kuzma, host of WDCB's Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, presents her Holiday Hoot. Six hours of continuous entertainment on the Campus of the College of DuPage, in the Student Services Building, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Noon - 6 PM. $15, including snacks.

Tuesday, December 10.

Mark Dvorak and Waiting for Nelli at The Grafton, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 9:30 PM. No cover.

Robbie Fulks, Nora O'Connor, Liam Davis, and Steve Frisbie at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7 PM. $20 - $45.

Heather Styka, Kate Early, and Margaret Nelson live in-studio on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or wdcb.org. 7 PM.

Wednesday, December 11.

Bill and Kate Isles at the Oak Park/River Forest Food Pantry, Oak Park. They will be playing during client pickup, 3:30 PM.

John Ballantry and Crazeeheart perform a tribute to John Prine at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St, Chicago. 7 PM. $6.

The Christmas show at Stage Left features Patti Ecker, Small Potatoes, Tricia Alexander, Joe Pesz, and Merv Collins. Stage Left Coffee House, 125 Van Buren, Woodstock. 7 PM. No cover. Bring a canned good.

Bill and Kate Isles at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Rd, Mundelein. 7 PM.

Thursday, December 12.

Songs of good cheer, featuring, well, lots of your Old Town School favorites, to benefit Tribune Charities. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM.

Friday, December 13.

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

Bittersweet Christmas Band perform a house concert in Aurora. coop2nel@yahoo.com for information. 7:30.

Sweethearts of the Yellow Room (Kitty Donaho, Annie Capps, and Jan Krist) at Windy City House Concerts. windycityhouseconcerts@gmail.com. 7:30 PM.

Patti Ecker and L. J. Slavin will provide strolling music in downtown Highland Park, throughout the evening.

Acoustic Music Jam in Grayslake. Jazzmanjeffjustman@yahoo.com or 847-989-9634 for particulars.

Saturday, December 14.

Small Potatoes at Stained Glass Coffee House, 225 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield. 7 PM. $15.

Anne Hills and Jamie O'Reilly at Roots Salon, on the north siode, in Chicago. Roots@janieoreilly.com, or 773-203-7661. 8 PM.

Jennie Bienemann and 999 others at Night of 1,000 Stars at the Friendly Tap. 6733 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. 9 PM.

David Hawkins and Christina Trulio, plus Bob Hasty and Phil Goldman at Bridie McKenna's, 254 Green Bay Rd, Highwood.

Greg Cahill and Don Stiernberg at Kitchen Girl Coffee House, 545 S. East Ave, Oak Park. 7:30 PM. $15.

Patti Ecker and L. J. Slavin continue their strolling in downtown Highland Park during the day.

Bittersweet Christmas Band at Theitcal Humanist Society, 7574 N. Lincoln, Skokie. 8 PM.

Michael Johnson presents a Down-Home Holiday at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.7:30 PM. $25.

Sunday, December 15.

Tricia Alexander and Pete Jonsson at the Lake County Folk Club, in In-Law's restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee. 7 PM. $12.

Tim Grimm, Krista Detor, Joe Crookston and the Good Bad Luckies at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave (the newer building). 8 PM. $22.

Small Potatoes at One Mic Stand at The House Pub, 1600 S. Riverside Dr, St. Charles. 7 PM.

Now, datsalottafolkmusic. Pass it on by "sharing" on Facebook. Your friends (you have friends, right?) will appreciate it.

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