Music at the Market-September & October 2020

It’s always a beautiful day at the market!

  • Tuesday, September 1st
    • Courtney & Chris 9-12:30
  • Saturday, September 5th
    • Stage LeftOvers 9-12:30
  • Tuesday, September 8th
    • ThingamaJig 9-11:00
    • Mark Hobbs 11-12:30
  • Saturday, September 12th
    • Big Fish 9-11:00
    • Mary Lai 11-12:30
  • Tuesday, September 15th
    • Steve Firak 9-10:00
    • Mike Breen 10-11:00
    • Tricia Alexander 11-12:3
  • Saturday, September 19th
    • Rachel and Jori 9-11:00
    • Mark Hobbs 11-12:30
  • Tuesday, September 22nd
    • Sharon Arnold 9:00
    • Rich Prezioso 10:00
    • Lara Bell 11:00
  • Saturday, September 26th
    • Kishwaukee Ramblers 9-10:30
    • Mark and Jean 10:30-12:30
  • Tuesday, September 29th
    • ThingamaJig 9-11:00
    • Pete Jonsson 11:00-12:30
  • Saturday, October 3, 2020
    • Guyz with Bad Eyez 9-11:00
    • Moriyah and McCoo 11-12:30
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    • Courtney and Chris 9-11:00
    • Tricia Alexander 11-12:30
  • Saturday, October 10 – No music due to train show
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    • ThingamaJig 9-11:00
    • Lara Bell 11-12:30
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • Bad Penny – 9-12:30

Sundays on the Square Info

Off Square Music is committed to bringing live music to the community. These free concerts are being held from 5-7 p.m. every Sunday through September. Check our website and our Facebook page to see who’s performing each week.

Sunday, September 27th will be our final outdoor concert in the series. Stay tuned for future events. We have some tentative plans for the fall and winter.

Tips are cheerfully accepted for the performers. There are two ways to tip them – by depositing cash into the tip bucket located on the ground in front of the bandstand; or by swiping the QR code with your phone. These are posted on several lamp posts around the park and also by the tip bucket. All tips go directly to the musicians.

Off Square Music thanks you for supporting live music.

Music at the Market – July

  • Saturday, July 4
    • Kishwaukee Ramblers – 9-10:00
    • Guyz with Bad Eyez – 10-12:30
  • Tuesday, July 7
    • Courtney & Chris – 9-12:30
  • Saturday, July 11
    • Big Fish – 9-12:30
  • Tuesday, July 14
    • Thingamajig – 9-11:00
    • Lara Bell – 11-12:30
  • Saturday, July 18
    • Stage Leftovers – 9-12:30
  • Tuesday, July 21
    • Cheryl and the Down Home Boys – 9-12:30
  • Saturday, July 25
    • Rachel and Jori 9-12:30
  • Tuesday, July 28
    • Mike Breen – 9-10:00
    • Sharon Arnold – 10-11:00
    • Mark Lyons – 11-12:30

COVID-19 and Live Music

It’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. All of Off Square Music’s events are postponed indefinitely. Stay up-to-date with public health guidelines from

On a much more positive note, because Off Square Music is dedicated to promoting and providing live music in our community, we want you to know that we are in the throes of brainstorming to ensure live music is brought to you by virtual means. Please stay tuned here and on our Facebook page. Thank you.

First Saturday Singalong and Open Mic – March 7, 2020

Sign yourself up to play on March 7th at 7 PM at Unity Spiritual Center, 225 W. Calhoun, Woodstock. Each performer or group gets 2 songs or 10 minutes.

As always, we not only enjoy lots of great music from the talented musicians in our area, including Laurel Palma greeting us on the piano and Gloria Burchfield preparing our fun sing-a-long halfway through the evening, but we also enjoy delicious food contributions from the sharing table. Thanks in advance to everyone who contributes. 

If you love listening to live music, this is the best thing you can do on a Saturday evening! So sign up to play by emailing Andy Andrick ( If you forget to sign up early, you can also sign up that evening when you arrive.

Not performing? Bring your instrument anyway and join in on the sing-a-long. No instrument? No problem! You can still sing along with the words flashed up on the big screen β€” we promise you a fun evening!

With great music, good friends, food and fun, there’s not a better way to spend a Saturday evening. Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring yourselves. See you Saturday evening.

The Steve & Sylvia GoFundMe Account

First Saturday for October happened this week, and it was a special one.  Steve and Sylvia Francois attended and we were able to make a down payment on our go-fund me campaign to help them with medical expenses associated with Steve’s health.  I just want to let everyone know that the go-Fund me campaign is ongoing.  Our goal is $20,000 and we are about 70% of the way there.   If you are just hearing of this or have the means to give more, please consider helping in this worthwhile cause.  It is a gift to have the means to give.  Please share this message with others who know Steve and Sylvia or have fond memories of those Mast House days.

In other news:

Off Square Music will be resuming our 4th Friday Concert series in October in place of the second open mic night at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St. on the historic Woodstock Square. See Events Calendar.

On Friday, Oct. 25, Sammy from Miami and the Roadkill Rangers will perform at 7:30 p.m.  The group features the wonderful bluegrass-style guitar picking of Sam Byerly.  Suggested donation is $10.

On Friday, Nov. 23, Small Potatoes will perform at 7:30 p.m.The Spuds (as they are known) are Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning; they’ve traveled the world making music in styles ranging from cowboy to Celtic.  $15 suggested donation.

In December, Off Square will have one open mic on December 13th. There will not be an event on December 27th.  New Year’s Eve Open Mic Night will return on Tuesday, December 31st.  Suggested donation $5.

Music at the Market – October 2019

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    • 9:00 – Dave Dalton
    • 10:00 – Chris Kalkbrenner
    • 11:00 – Courtney Sullivan
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
    • 9:00 – Eye and Queue
    • 11:00 – Mark and Jean
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    • 9:00 – ThingamaJig
    • 11:00 – “Jazzman” Jeff Justman
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 9:00 – Northwest Highway
    • 11:00 Big Fish
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 9:00 – Moriyah and McCoo
    • 11:00 – Tricia Alexander
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019
    • TBA – depends on weather
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • TBA – depends on weather
  • Indoor Market begins Saturday, October 26, 2019