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Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Ken Johnson join forces again this summer for another wonderful musical collaboration. Cassandra Vohs-Demann Cassandra is an inspiring performer, coach, composer, and producer. She is a strong believer in the power of community and finds her greatest joy in bringing people together to make music that inspires and provides a sense of belonging for all. Her creative spirit, diverse musical background and classical training make her an incredibly versatile vocalist performing music from many…Find out more »
Stage Left Open Mics are held on the 2nd Friday of every month from 7 – 11 p.m. at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St. on the historic Woodstock Square. Our next open mic at Stage Left is on August 13. Read all about it here and on Facebook, and sign up to play, or mark your calendar to attend and enjoy the music. Off Square Music invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to participate in the Open Mic…Find out more »
Don Stiernberg recently began his fifth decade as a working musician. Along the way he has been involved in many musical activities: performing, writing, recording, producing, and teaching, but is best known for his mandolin playing. Born and still based in Chicago, the mandolin found Don as he grew up “out in the woods” in the nearly-rural suburb of Wauconda, IL. https://donstiernberg.com/Find out more »
5-6 PM - Dave Ramont was born one muggy August day with a song stuck in his head. The doctors couldn’t get it out. 20 years later he was playing clubs around the Chicago area, where he also taught at a music school, played in foul theatre pits and dug way more than his share of ditches. After recording his first record, Toaster Reflection, he knocked around the Austin, TX music scene for a spell, driving a bakery truck and…Find out more »
Big Fish is the featured group for the August 13 Stage Left Open Mic (L to R, Marty Brunkalla, Kent Fishburn, Deb Firak, Al Fyfe)Find out more »
NORTHWEST HIGHWAY 5-6 pm The acoustic trio, Northwest Hwy has been together since 2013. Their repertoire includes Folk, Country, and Classic Pop music. They are: Gloria Burchfield - Vocals and Guitar. Andy Andrick - Vocals and Guitar. Les Urban, Vocals, Guitar, Steel Guitar. BAD PENNY 6-7 pm Bad Penny is an acoustic trio based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. They have fast become one of the most popular performing groups…Find out more »
Trillium performing an energetic array of Celtic, folk, ragtime, bluegrass & Dixieland music, guaranteed to make you smile!
featuring: Mim Eichmann (hammered dulcimer, vocals, percussion); Jon Ball (guitar, banjo, vocals); James Sanders (violin)'
Doug Lofstrom (bass, vocals)
Hailing from McHenry, IL Miles Over Mountains plays a modernized style of progressive bluegrass covering a wide spectrum of genres, dynamics, and feeling. Their live catalogue draws from their studio albums “Five Star Heart Breaker” (2015), “Ballads & Burners” (2017), and “Work Harder Not Smarter" (2020). The band has been performing, touring, and making records since early 2014 playing an average of 150+ shows per year throughout the Midwest region and beyond. The band looks with excitement and hungry ambition…Find out more »
Stephen Schuch - the feature at our Sept. 10 Stage Left Open Mic. 2nd Friday of every month, 7–11pm, Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St.Find out more »