New Year’s Eve Party and Annual Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 31, 2019Off Square Music will host its New Year’s Eve Party and host its annual fundraising event! 

Read all about Off Square Music’s activities throughout the year. We rely on community support for not only bringing live music and concerts, but also provide opportunities for anyone interested to express their own talents in songwriting, poetry and musical prowess to our very creative community!

Join in the fun as we welcome 2020 (wow!) in typical Off Square Music style with Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning of Small Potatoes and lots of great live entertainment, delicious pizza, champagne.

The open mic will begin at 8:00, delicious pizza will be served at 8:15 and champagne at midnight. Tricia Alexander is bringing non-alcoholic champagne.

There is a $15 per person suggested donation. 

4th Friday Concert Series presents Courtney and Chris

at Stage Left Cafe on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Courtney Sullivan was born and raised in Woodstock, Illinois. She is a local musician who performs in the Chicagoland area. Her acoustic style of music covers a wide range of hits from the 1960’s to today, with a few original songs sprinkled in. You can find Courtney singing solo, with her duo partner, Chris Kalkbrenner or with her band Sullivan Street Band at many locations in McHenry County. 

Find out more about Courtney Sullivan:

Sullivan Street Band music page link:

Chris Kalkbrenner is from Lake Zurich, Illinois and has been playing the guitar for 25 years. He has been teaching professionally for over 20 years and many of his students have gone on to have successful careers themselves teaching and performing locally. Chris studied privately with Tom Hess of the Tom Hess Music Corporation local virtuoso George Bellas and also attended Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Chris currently lives and teaches in Cary, IL and performs regularly with Woodstock, IL singer/songwriter Courtney Sullivan.

Find out more about Chris Kalkbrenner:

Music at the Market – January 2020

The Winter Market runs from Mid October until the end of April on select Saturdays each year, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is held in Building “D” at the McHenry County Fairgrounds. Along with our usual farm market offerings, we will have several Artisans at each market. Read on for December Market performers.

In December, we will enjoy these performers:

  • Saturday, January 4
    • 9 am – Kishwaukee Ramblers
    • 11 am – Lara Bell
  • Saturday, January
    • 9 am – The Siblings
    • 10-12:30 – Briar Road

For more information about the Winter Market, please see the Woodstock Farmers Market website.

Off Square Music and The Stage Leftovers present:

“The Ones That Got Away In 2019”

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Unity Spiritual Center, the Stage Leftovers will present a special show with special guests. “The Ones That Got Away,” a Musical and Theatrical Tribute to the Artists, Performers and those who influenced our lives and passed from this place in 2019.

Part “In Memorium,” Part “Rock Concert,” with a little Broadway thrown in. A multi-media event you will not want to miss.

$15 General admission Get your tickets here:

December 2019 Stage Left Open Mic

On Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:30 pm, our featured performer will be Mary Lai. Mary has a beautiful voice and we are looking forward to hearing her again.

Open Mics are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month from 7 – 11 p.m. at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St. on the historic Woodstock Square.

To sign up to perform, email Keith Johnson at If you stop by the Open Mic Night early in the evening, there might even be an available slot that same night.

When the 4th Friday Concert Series dates are booked, then Open Mics are only held on the 2nd Friday of each month.

34th Annual Trishmas Carols Concert

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019

Where: Unity Spiritual Center 225 W. Calhoun Street Woodstock, Illinois

Time: 2:00 pm

The holidays just aren’t complete until we hear Alpha play  “Little Drummer Boy”. Special guest Diana Laffey will join in bringing Holiday Cheer to all!

This family-friendly concert is filled with seasonal fun,  the irrepressible Trishmas Carols  & some traditional holiday favorites. A wonderFULL afternoon of great music, gentle humor & singing along!

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

$15 cover includes lite refreshments