Music at the Market on the historic Woodstock Square with the Woodstock Farmers Market.
MUSIC AT THE MARKET
Music at the Market, brought to you by Off Square Music, is a parade of wonderful performers at the Woodstock Farmers Market.
Music at the Market (June 2022), brought to you by Off Square Music, is a parade of wonderful performers at the Woodstock Farmers Market. What a great way to shop for local seasonal produce and locally crafted items, enjoying the music while you greet friends.
Every week we feature musical performances from local artists. The music styles range from country to pop to jazz. Many are solo performances but we also have several full bands. We’ve had performers from as far away as Germany play for us at the Square.
For all upcoming Music at the Market dates, see our Off Square Music calendar
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Music at the Market Performance Schedule in June
Bummed because you missed a favorite performer due to a rain cancellation? Don’t worry! We reschedule whenever possible. Watch this section of our website for updates- https://offsquaremusic.org/category/music-at-the-market/.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
9 am | Guyz with Bad Eyez 10:45 am | Rachel & Jori
9 am | Guyz with Bad Eyez Guyz With Bad Eyez – Merv Collins has dazzled audiences with his masterful fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Don Humbertson adds soaring vocals and great guitar playing. Together they are Guyz With Bad Eyez.
10:45 am | Rachel & Jori Rachel (R) plays the guitar, and Jori (L) plays the piano. They entertain with a variety of songs from as early as the 1960s through the present. TUESDAY, JUNE 7
9 am – 1:00 pm | Courtney & Chris
9:00 am | Courtney & Chris Acoustic guitar duo features Courtney Sullivan on vocals and rhythm guitar and Chris Kalkbrenner on lead guitar. SATURDAY, JUNE 11
9:00 am | Big Fish 10:45 am | Northwest Highway
9:00 am | Big Fish Big Fish includes Marty Brunkalla, Deb Firak, Kent Fishburn, and Al Fyfe. They play Swing to Blues with a little Bluegrass in between.
10:45 am | Northwest Highway Northwest Highway includes Andy Andrick, Gloria Burchfield, and Les Urban. Music from the 60s, acoustic country, folk and Americana, featuring pedal steel guitar and three-part harmonies. Music from the 60s, acoustic country, folk and Americana, featuring pedal steel guitar and three-part harmonies. TUESDAY, JUNE 14
9:00 am | ThingamaJig 11:00 am | Tricia Alexander
9:00 am | ThingamaJig Group includes Neal Brown with acoustic guitars, vocals; Gary Lee Phillips on concert flute, alto flute, Irish bouzouki, tenor banjo, ukuleles, vocals; and Gary Plazyk on hammered dulcimer, Anglo concertinas, hurdy gurdy, didgeridoo, jaw harp, exotic percussion, vocals. Play a variety of music, including American and Celtic, traditional Folk, and classic Jazz.
11:00 am | Tricia Alexander Joy-filled, uplifting, and inspiring are just some of the words used to describe Tricia’s music and performance. Vocalist, guitarist, percussionist and harmonica player, songwriter, and performance poet, Tricia moves between jazz, blues, and folk, spoken word and music, original compositions, and re-interpreted cover tunes. She has two new CDs in process, due for a December 2022 release. SATURDAY, JUNE 18
9:00 am | Kishwaukee Ramblers 11:30 am | Michael Steven Cohen
9:00 am | The Kishwaukee Ramblers The Kishwaukee Ramblers include Neal Brown, Gary Plazyk, and Amy Beth (L to R). They play traditional American and Celtic folk music and children’s songs using guitar, fiddle, cello, banjo, autoharp, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, Anglo concertinas, hurdy gurdy, didgeridoo, jaw harp, and other musical toys.
11:30 am | Michael Steven Cohen Michael Steven Cohen sings vintage love songs. A reimagining of the Great American Songbook and more…with voice and a little guitar. TUESDAY, JUNE 21
9:00 am | Sharon Arnold 11:00 am | Jim Fine
9:00 am | Sharon Arnold Sharon’s beautiful voice and guitar playing (sometimes ukulele) bring grace to the Folk, Americana, and Pop music she performs.
11:00 am | Jim Fine Cut from similar cloth as great Texas singers like Guy Clark and Robert Earl Keen, Jim is an acoustic troubadour. He mixes folk wit with a little dusty twang in his authentic interpretations of alt-country laments and rootsy ballads. SATURDAY, JUNE 25
9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Bad Penny Acoustic trio in the Chicagoland area. Members Wayne Destree, Kevin Kelly and Jim Zale honed their chops in local bands such as Goin’ South, Axe Grinder and Last Gasp, to name a few. TUESDAY, JUNE 28
9:00 am | Mike Breen 11:00 am | Rich Prezioso
9:00 am | Mike Breen As a well-traveled military child, Mike Breen has been singing songs from the radio from Biloxi to Chicago. He started playing guitar at ten…gospel, folk, jazz, blues, rock, covers, and parody.
11:00 am | Rich Prezioso Rich Prezioso grew up in Fort Lee, N.J. He believes he may be the only person in his home town who can yodel. He says he wore out a lot of records and a few turntables listening and learning anything from Bill Monroe to the Allman Brothers. He has played blues, country, folk, and rock in no particular order as a solo and in both acoustic and electric bands. He studied classical guitar and composition, and worked for five years as a jingle writer in Chicago, writing music for Cap’n Crunch Cereal, Gatorade, and Domino’s Pizza, among others. He has gained a reputation as a songwriter and as a “guitar whiz” for his multi-styled approach to the instrument (a label he says he’ll only accept when the endorsements start rolling in) and has participated in workshops with players like Steve Kaufmann and Pat Kirtley, and Stephen Bennett. Woodstock Farmers Market summer season
The Woodstock Farmers Market has vendors surrounding the Historic Woodstock Square on all four sides as well as throughout the park in the center of the Square. Saturday market runs from April-October, and Tuesday market runs from June-September. Market hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. We are a Producers Only Market, meaning everything you purchase is grown or produced directly by the vendor you are purchasing from.
Woodstock Farmers Market winter season
The Woodstock Farmers Market winter market 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. The market runs mid-October through April on select Saturdays. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The winter market gathers on select Saturdays in Building “D” at the McHenry County Fairgrounds.
There was not live music at the indoor market during the 2021-22 winter season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Hope to see you at the Market!