Music at the Market | May 2022

Music at the Market May 2022, on the historic Woodstock Square with the Woodstock Farmers Market.
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, brought to you by Off Square Music, is a parade of wonderful performers at the Woodstock Farmers Market.

Music at the Market (May 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 on this site.


Music at the Market Performance Schedule in May

Did you miss Bad Penny on April 30 because of the rain cancellation? They will be rescheduled! Watch our site for their next date.

TUESDAY, MAY 3 – Music canceled due to rain

  • 9 am-1 pm | Courtney & Chris
Acoustic guitar duo features Courtney Sullivan on vocals and rhythm guitar and Chris Kalkbrenner on lead guitar.
Acoustic guitar duo features Courtney Sullivan on vocals and rhythm guitar and Chris Kalkbrenner on lead guitar.

SATURDAY, MAY 7 – Music canceled due to rain

  • 9 am – 10:30 am | Guyz with Bad Eyez
  • 10:45 am – 1 pm | Rachel & Jori
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.
9 am – 10:30 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.
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.
10:45 am – 1 pm | 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, MAY 10

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am | ThingamaJig
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Tricia Alexander
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.
9:00 am – 11:00 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.
Tricia Alexander has two new CDs in process, due for a December 2022 release.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm | 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, MAY 14

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Big Fish
  • 10:45 am – 1:00 pm | Northwest Highway
Big Fish includes Marty Brunkalla, Deb Firak, Kent Fishburn, and Al Fyfe. They play Swing to Blues with a little Bluegrass in between.
9:00 am – 10:30 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.
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.
10:45 am – 1:00 pm | 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, MAY 17

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Moriyah & McCoo
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Sue Fink
Keryn Moriyah & Lia McCoo have been performing music from around the world for 33 years! Moriyah & McCoo share their exotic, haunting and often whimsical brand of world, folk, jazz & island music, moving seamlessly from Calypso to Klezmer.
9:00 am – 11:00 am | Moriyah & McCoo
Keryn Moriyah & Lia McCoo have been performing music from around the world for 33 years! Moriyah & McCoo share their exotic, haunting and often whimsical brand of world, folk, jazz & island music, moving seamlessly from Calypso to Klezmer.
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sue Fink has been enchanting audiences since 2001 with her whimsical perspective on the world. She is a witty social commentator and perceptive observer of the human condition. Her genre, which she calls “urban campfire cabaret,” is folk with a hint of jazz, a large dollop of humor, and a drop of sadness for good measure.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Sue Fink
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sue Fink has been enchanting audiences since 2001 with her whimsical perspective on the world. She is a witty social commentator and perceptive observer of the human condition. Her genre, which she calls “urban campfire cabaret,” is folk with a hint of jazz, a large dollop of humor, and a drop of sadness for good measure.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Wildered
  • 10:45 am – 1:00 pm | Cheryl & the Downhome Boys
Wildered music is available on Merch, Spotify, Apple Music, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon Music, and Google Play. https://linktr.ee/wilderedmusic
Wildered music is available on Merch, Spotify, Apple Music, https://linktr.ee/wilderedmusicFacebook, Instagram, Amazon Music, and Google Play. https://linktr.ee/wilderedmusic
Cheryl and the Down Home Boys include Cheryl Niemo, Pete Jonsson, and Marty Brunkalla. They perform Americana, a blend of Roots music including: Old Time County, Folk, Standards, Blue Grass and Blues.
10:45 am – 1:00 pm | Cheryl & the Downhome Boys
Cheryl and the Down Home Boys include Cheryl Niemo, Pete Jonsson, and Marty Brunkalla. They perform Americana, a blend of Roots music including: Old Time County, Folk, Standards, Blue Grass and Blues.

TUESDAY, MAY 24

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Mike Breen
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lara Bell
9:00 am – 11:00 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.
Country artist Lara Bell is a singer/songwriter from the northern Illinois area. She was born and raised with southern inspired roots, and since she was 16 years old, has performed hundreds of live shows between Chicagoland and Southern WI at various well known venues.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lara Bell
Country artist Lara Bell is a singer/songwriter from the northern Illinois area. She was born and raised with southern inspired roots, and since she was 16 years old, has performed hundreds of live shows between Chicagoland and Southern WI at various well known venues.

SATURDAY, MAY 28

  • 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.
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, MAY 31

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Pete Jonsson
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Rich Prezioso
Pete Jonsson has performed in bands and as a solo artist since the ice age. Pete grew up in a house where relatives gathered and played music. It was then that he began learning some old standards, popular music of the early 1900s. Pete is also fond of folk, blues, country, and pop. He plays guitar in various styles, fingerpicking, flatpicking, and slide. He also has a wide range of wonderful original tunes.
9:00 am – 11:00 am | Pete Jonsson
Pete Jonsson has performed in bands and as a solo artist since the ice age. Pete grew up in a house where relatives gathered and played music. It was then that he began learning some old standards, popular music of the early 1900s. Pete is also fond of folk, blues, country, and pop. He plays guitar in various styles, fingerpicking, flatpicking, and slide. He also has a wide range of wonderful original tunes.
Rich 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.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm | 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!

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