Off Square Music is the heart and soul of the Woodstock music scene and the center of musical energy in McHenry County, Illinois. From all of its year-round indoor live music venues to outdoor special events and the award winning Woodstock Farmers Market, musicians and non-musicians alike travel to Woodstock to learn, hear and play music of many genres. Read more about our history in "About."
This year has presented challenges to many musicians to stay connected in virtual ways. Off Square’s New Year’s Eve parties have historically been held at Stage Left Cafe for a number of years. But this year……Small Potatoes and Off Square Music want to welcome a brand new year and would love for you to join in and help us do just that!
A Zoom New Year’s Eve party will be set up for Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 8-10:00 pm.
There will be spots for 12 performers @ 10 minutes each. For the last 10 minutes the Spuds will welcome the new year. If you would like a slot, sign up:
use the “Contact” button on the menu above by selecting “Other” and inserting your name in the form that follows;
This is a free event. We would like to thank all those of you who support our venue, both live and virtual, throughout the year. We happily welcome any donation you would like to give. Use the Donate button on our site.
This Sunday, September 27th, we will have the final outdoor Sundays on the Square concert of the 2020 summer season from 5 to 7 pm. We will be presenting “The Last Word” Concert with Tricia Alexander, Diana Laffey, Al Day and a fine support band from Chicago. Please bring your lawn chair. All donations go to the performers. Please stay tuned for future events. We have some tentative plans for the fall and winter.
Show runs 5-7 pm, it’s FREE, and the weather looks to be superb. Bring a lawn chair and your masks, and we’ll see you there! Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, Brian Murphy, Jim Seidel, Pete Jonsson, Laurel Palma and Les Urban.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Corner Boys will not be appearing on 9/13. In their place we are pleased to present Dobro and guitarist Rob Anderlik and mandolinist Josh McPartland. Weather looks great! See you there.
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.