IT’S STILL ON! Sundays on the Square | Honey Cellar | August 7, 2022 – bring your chair…

Sundays on the Square August 7, 2022 - Honey Cellar, Chicago Folk Rock Band.

Honey Cellar is a folk rock band born out of a border town, where fiddle tunes, folk punk, and Midsummer brought them together. They are based in Chicago and have played at venues all around the Midwest. Their rich vocal harmony, vibrant instrumentals, and earnest lyrics make each show an intimate yet electrifying experience. 

​Their debut album, In Our Time, plays like an oasis of gentle melodies and nostalgic lyrics in a tumultuous year. Nine original songs showcase the band’s folk roots built on a backbone of rock rhythm and introspective lyrics. The lead singers’ dynamic vocal harmonies rise to the powerhouse wail of the Civil Wars and soften to the haunting duet of Better Oblivion Community Center. Alongside these voices the Irish-inspired mandolin and violin soar, weaving in and out of center stage like a third voice. 

Honey Cellar Band Members

Honey Cellar includes these band members:

  • Catherine Krol: vocals, bass
  • Danny Connolly: vocals, guitar
  • Lucy Holden: vocals, violin, mandolin
  • Tariq Shihadah: vocals, guitar, flute
  • Joey Buttlar: drums, percussion

Here’s a sample performance from Honey Cellar for you to enjoy:

Honey Cellar - Celebration Song (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

What Others Say About Honey Cellar

Honey Cellar Incites Activism with Evocative New Track “Dorma” – V13

Honey Cellar share an optimistic outlook on rich single, “Dorma”  We Write About Music

Interview: Folk N’ Roots Quintet Honey Cellar Discuss Climate-Conscious New Single “Dorma” – Music Mecca

Interview: “Dorma” – Honey Cellar – Pop Passion

“Students bring back Honey Cellar to perform on campus” – Beloit College Magazine

Interview on Community Voices – NPR Illinois

Video Sessions and Interview from Studio A – Northern Public Radio

“Gibson Moon” Review – Ear to the Ground Music

“In Our Time” Album Release – Deli Magazine

Find out more about Honey Cellar here:


Sundays on the Square – celebrate music & summer outdoors

Sundays on the Square in 2022 run every Sunday, June 26 – Sept 4, except for July 17 (the Woodstock Folk Festival is always scheduled the third Sunday in July).

Enjoy some great bands from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (noon – 7:00 pm on the opening Sunday, June 26). We gather on the historic Woodstock Square, Cass & Van Buren Streets, Woodstock IL 60098. Shows vary, some with one and some with two acts, featuring local, regional, and national talent. 

Restaurants on the Square are usually open on these evenings with carry-out items, but please confirm with specific places. Of course you can bring your own food items and picnic on the Square. Also, be sure to bring chairs!

Sunday evenings on the Square are always a memorable part of summer in the Woodstock area. Watch this website for updates and specifics on the bands. Better yet, subscribe to our email list if you aren’t already on it!

Watch our website for details about remaining Sundays on the Square August schedule

Upcoming August performances (and one in September)

Donations cheerfully accepted here (left column)

Brought to you by Off Square Music, the Woodstock Opera House, and the City of Woodstock with support from the Illinois Arts Council and the Woodstock Hotel/Motel Tax Grants to the Arts — as well as your generous donations. It truly takes a village (and a state, and a few cities, a couple of guys with wagons and an ice cream vendor).

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