August is right around the corner- can you believe it? We sure can’t. Autumn might be approaching- but that doesn’t mean there’s not still time to get out and enjoy summer! Among the Festival After Parties, the impressive lineup of folk shows, and an evening with Country music royalty coming up next month, this August truly has something to offer everyone!
Summertime in Chicago means lots of music festivals-but the fun doesn’t stop there! We have not one, but TWO Festival after shows! Lollapalooza is August 1-3, and we’re excited to kick off the month with UK artist Kate Nash here for an Official Lolla After Show on 8/1! We’re expecting a sold out show- so get your tickets before they’re gone! We’re also excited to have contemporary soul group The Nth Power & Chicago’s own Van Ghost on 8/31 for an official North Coast Music Festival after party! We’re starting off the month with an after party, so it only seems fitting to go out with one as well!
August also brings exciting news for all the folkies in Chicago! We’ve got several great folk acts throughout August, including songster Dom Flemons on 8/3, string bands Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters & The Appleseed Collective on 8/7, and “Folk’s Renaissance Man” John McCutcheon on 8/8. Each has their own unique take on folk music- and all worth checking out!
We’re especially excited to have country music royalty & Carter Family member Carlene Carter perform on 8/9 with special guest Jodee Lewis, who performed here earlier this year. She recently released her new album Carter Girl, which includes her own interpretations of several Carter Family songs. Don’t miss an intimate night with this very special country artist.
Be sure to check out our full August lineup below:
8/1- Kate Nash w/ Meg Meyers
8/3- Dom Flemons
8/4- The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke with Darrian Ford
8/6- Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution & Stooges Brass Band
8/7- Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters & The Appleseed Collective
8/8- John McCutcheon
8/9- Carlene Carter w/ Jodee Lewis
8/9 – Michelle L’amour’s Variety Show
8/10- Bruce Cockburn w/ Jenny Scheinman – SOLD OUT
8/11- Bruce Cockburn w/ Jenny Scheinman (2nd Show)
8/12- Sharon Shannon
8/13- Eric Roberson – SOLD OUT
8/14- Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and The Barefoot Movement
8/15- Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound & Peter Mulvey
8/17 & 18- An Evening with Leo Kottke
8/19- Music of John Lennon Wine Pairing
8/20- Toby Lightman & Emerson Hart
8/21- Butch Hancock and Jimmy Dale Gilmore & Fred Eaglesmith
8/22- Paul Thorn – CD Release show
8/24- Corky Siegel Chamber Blues with Sons of the Never Wrong
8/28 & 29- An Evening with Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely
8/31- The Nth Power & Van Ghost w/ DJ Otto
All tickets can be purchased at the City Winery Chicago Website