Money a little tight? Check out all the freebies and near freebies this week.
Tuesday, July 31.
Folk music mixer, with Jim Gary live in-studio, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM or wdcb.org. 7 PM.
Henhouse Prowlers at Independence Grove, Buckley Road east of Route 21, Libertyville. 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, August 1 (yikes, already?)
Mick Scott at Potbelly, 2264 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. Noon – 2 PM.
Thursday, August 2.
Dean Milano makes a rare public appearance, at the Western Springs Market, downtown by the METRA station. 3 PM.
Friday, August 3.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Ravinia in Highland Park. 7:30 PM.
Sanctified Grumblers at the Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W. 18th Street, Chicago. 10 PM.
Small Potatoes at Trio Grill, 101 Franks Rd, Marengo. 7 PM.
Comfort Food at Wicked Good Cafe, 790 Royal St, Naperville. 7 PM.
Jim Gary at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.
Saturday, August 4.
Jazzman Jeff Justman at Sav-a-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Rd, Grayslake. 11 AM.
Joe Carlson at a house concert in Barrington. Contact email@example.com 7 PM.
Robin and Jenny Bienemann at Decatur Celebration, somewhere in Decatur at 2, 4, and 6 PM. $6.
Robbie Fulks and his Bluegrass Band, plus Jason Adasiewicz at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM. $20.
Sanctified Grumblers at Wrigleyville Summerfest, 3300 N. Seminary, Chicago. 1 PM.
Patchouli at the World of Faeries Festival, Vasa Park on Route 31, South Elgin. 5 and 6 PM.
Sunday, August 5.
Patchouli returns, by popular demand, to the World of Faeries Festival in South Elgin. 3 PM.
Tangleweed at the Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Tinley Park. 1 PM.
Donna Adler’s CD release concert, with Mark Dvorak, Mark Edelstein, Janet Lettrich, Sandy Byckowski, and Mick Scott, at the Heartland Cafe. 7000 Glenwood St, Chicago. 7 PM.
Dean Milano at the Villa Park French Market (Salut, Dean. Comment ca va?) 9 AM.
Bitter Melon (Al Day, Randy Lee, Charlie Madigan, and Sally Craig Christianson) present “Cracks in the Foundation – a Hard Lesson in Economics over Time” at the Celtic Knot, 626 Church St, Evanston. 2 PM.
The Andina and Rich Comedy Hour, online at reddragontv.tv 7 PM.
Get out and hear some live music this week.